tv Outside Source BBC News June 7, 2018 9:00pm-10:00pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. donald trump's hosting the japanese prime minister ahead of the summit with north korea, talking up the benefits of striking a deal. the denuclearization of the korean peninsula will usher in a new era of prosperity, security and peace for all koreans, north and south, and for people everywhere. between now and the north korea summit, mr trump will be at the g7 gathering in canada, where he'll meet some allies who are decidedly underwhelmed by his trade tariffs. we'll report from quebec. as the search for survivors ends in guatemala, the authorities are being asked why didn't they order an evacuation before the volcano erupted 7 and the bbc‘s clare marshall has been with scientists in antarctica as they investigate pollution. we'll play clare‘s report. five days until donald trump
and kimjong un meet in singapore, and japan's prime minister shinzo abe is in washington. he wants to "co—ordinate and agree" strategy with the president. many have tried and failed at that, but we'll see. here's what mr trump thinks about the upcoming summit. well—prepared. i don't think i have to prepare very much. it's about attitude. it's about willingness to get things done, but i think i've been preparing for this summit for a long time. as has the other side. i think they've been preparing for a long time, also. so this isn't a question of preparation, it's a question of whether or not people want it to happen. and we'll know that very quickly. japan well understands what is at stake here. last year, north korea tested one of its missiles across japanese territory.
there was a press conference a short time ago. mr abe said this. translation: "all weapons of mass destruction and all ballistic missiles," these are the words used in the resolution of the security council. in other words, the security council's resolution must be completely implemented. on this point, betweenjapan and the us and the international community, share the same view. next, this is our tokyo correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes. japan is rather worried about the kim—trump summit in singapore, and the reason is all about location. north korea has hundreds of short and medium—range missiles that can hit pretty much any city injapan. president trump is really only concerned about north korea's handful of long—range missiles that can maybe hit the united states. so the worry here is that in singapore, he might do a deal with kim jong—un to get rid of his long—range missiles and forget all about the ones that can hit japan. then there's the issue
of abductions, which is a really, really big issue here injapan. prime minister abe has promised to get back all the japanese citizens abducted by north korea in the 19705 and ‘80s. president trump has promised to help, but does he really care? is this really a big issue for the united states? well, most certainly not. there's diplomatic activity in north korea, too. singapore's foreign minister is in pyongyang to talk about summit logistics. recall, the summit is in singapore. here he is arriving at beijing airport earlier, bound for north korea. as you'd imagine, there's any amount of security and protocol to be thrashed out. 38 north — that's a website that offers analysis on north korea — has this article with evidence that a key missile test stand had been destroyed. this is the kind of evidence the americans and south koreans want to prove kimjong unis serious
about ending the development of nuclear weapons. there's far less discussion, though, of north korea's terrible human rights record. here's the un on that. for this new process to be successful, in my humble opinion as as a human rights lawyer, is that the human rights dialogue should be included. because it is part of the discussion. human rights and security and peace are interlinked definitely. now, both donald trump and kimjong un are inclined to react angrily to criticism or perceived disrespect, so one stray word here or there could derail the whole thing. rudy giuliani's recently become part of donald trump's legal team and has quickly shown himself to be expert at putting the cat among the pigeons. so it's proved again, here is in israel on wednesday. well, somehow north korea — after he cancelled the summit because they insulted the vice president, they insulted his national security adviser, and they also said
they were going to go to nuclear war against us, they were going to defeat us in a nuclear war — we said, "we're not going to have a summit under those circumstances. well, kimjong—un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in. despite that, the summit appears to be on at the moment. my pompeo saying he hopes kimjong—un makes a bold decision to the needs arise com pletely bold decision to the needs arise completely and irreversibly. we will see. i spoke to our correspondent chris buckler from washington a short time ago, and began by asking him whatjapan came to the us capital for, and how much of that did they get. essentially, japan are here to say do not forget about us when you have these conversations with kim jong—un. really, donald trump has
his own priorities. the japanese prime minister shinzo abe was saying clearly you have driven this is not just about long—range missiles, which worry america but also about mid and short—range missiles, which of course could worry japan. they also want to push this concern about japanese citizens who have been abducted, and really we listen to promised minister abe, he was trying to get that message across. these are people who have been kidnapped and taken by north korea and held prisoner. many talk for example about a 13—year—old girl who had been abducted 45 years ago. her pa rents a re been abducted 45 years ago. her parents are still waiting to find out exactly what has happened to her. he said those of the common issues that he did publish anything to have gotten through to president trump, who made very clear he will bring the issue up on abductions when he meets kimjong—un. anchor: but it is fabricated, there is a limited amount of time in the summons and both sides to begin to that level of detail, there could only wonder if they can reach an end point. we keep on hearing from
president trembley will be a great success , president trembley will be a great success, but he also keeps on saying that this is part of a process. what we're seeing here is an idea that potentially this could be the star of negotiations, the start of an attempt to try to work out exactly what the other side wants. from japan probably, they want to make sure they have on the table. the idea that being a process is amenable continue, it is worth saying the president trump was asked with a potentially do not invite kim jong—un back to washington at some stage potentially after the summit, isa stage potentially after the summit, is a does for degree of success, his a nswer is a does for degree of success, his answer was he not prepared to open the doors of the white house to him. that'll be quite something. we will have full coverage of the summit next week on bbc news. let's move on from washington. the death toll in the fuego volcano disaster in guatemala is 99. and this is focus is increasingly on why people weren't evacuated earlier. this is a tweet from the guatemalan
disaster agency at the time. as late as ”am on the sunday of the eruption — despite having been warned earlier by the country's institute for seismology. these are the latest pictures from the areas that have been affected. this is the volcano — smaller eruptions are continuing. smoke is still rising from the ground because the temperature below the surface is still very hot. smoke is being forced up to the surface of the earth. that's made it too dangerous for search teams closest to the volcano. the search is being temporally suspended while 200 people remain missing. this is recent footage, but new footage of the eruption is also still emerging. this was a father and son driving towards an ash cloud. they're picking they‘ re picking up they're picking up people and
picking and safety. they say they drove up and down this road 13 times to ferry people to safety in their car. and this is some of the international help that's arriving. the us air force transported six children from guatemala to texas to receive treatment for burns and other injuries. here's will grant in guatemala. let's bring him in life. that's a shame. just as i said that, his picture has just frozen which is a shame. not able to speak to will, but we will try to speak and again. however, he did do an earlier report and ina however, he did do an earlier report and in a moment, ithink however, he did do an earlier report and in a moment, i think i can play it for you. reminder, they have suspended the search for the sooner people who are missing in the death toll is now 99 and there are major questions about the warnings that we re questions about the warnings that were available to the authorities we re were available to the authorities were not passed on people who were living close to where the eruption happened. amid the crisis and global, the
figure pointing has begun. the disaster agency denies they are responsible because they say a domain issue of evacuation order, people say they ignore them. this is the political situation that could run and run because there are criminal charges brought to bear that possibly as well. but for ordinary guatemalans call in this crisis, these are not the matters that interest them. they are far more concerned with the issue of whether or not they will be able to stay in emergency shelters, whether oi’ stay in emergency shelters, whether or not they can return to their homes to salvage the few belongings that might have survived. they are of course still searching for their loved ones. they are angry. it is a very harrowing time in guatemala. on the volcano is self, the hills volcano, the village received
emergency workers are rescue workers looking for whatever they can salvage, but at the stage, they are unlikely to have survived this. it is simplya unlikely to have survived this. it is simply a question of the body retrieval. inafew in a few moments to look at a major controversy about police beating a man in the us. we also have a video about pollution in the arctic. —— antarctic. new data has been published showing how what graduates in england are earning is affected by what they studied and where. the universities minister sam gyimah says choosing a university is as big a financial decision as choosing a mortgage, and the government will make the statistics available to allow university comparison apps to be developed. he told the bbc how he thought the change would make a difference. at the moment, if you are choosing a
degree course, being able to identify which course you are going to earn after you graduate is almost impossible. being able to compare different courses is impossible. now what this data which we are making publicly available for the first time, and we are the first country in the world to be doing this, will allow students to do is compare the course outcomes one, three in five yea rs course outcomes one, three in five years down the line to help inform the decision of which course at which university would really make a difference in their lives. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: japan's prime minister has visited the white house to met with president trump ahead of next week's summit with north korea. let's turn to some main stories from
the bbc newsroom. burundi's president has said he will not seek another term in office after the end of his current mandate in 2020. last month, burundians voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to back constitutional reforms which include extending presidential terms from five to seven years. critics had claimed the president had actively sought the change so that he could stay in office until 203a. that is not his plan any more. bbc afrique had that story. a swedish court has sentenced an uzbek man to life in prison for killing five people with a truck in central stockholm. a further ten people were injured when he drove into them in april last year. the court said the attack was an act of terrorism. that was from bbc uzbek. a texan man has received 26 doses of anti—venom after he was bitten by the severed head of a rattlesnake which he'd decapitate din his garden. when he picked up the snake's remains, its bite reflex was triggered. the man had to be airlifted to hospital. another day of brexit shenanigans
in the uk government. it began with speculation over whether the brexit secretary would resign. he didn't. here's laura kuenssberg to tell us what did happen. are you about to lose your brexit secretary, prime minister? she has a lot on, but theresa may's firstjob today was to prevent disaster, to stop the man who's meant to be in charge of brexit from flouncing out. david davis was summoned to an early meeting behind the commons gates, behind closed doors. other ministers were trying to embrace the day. and one of the nice things about this beautiful summer's day is that it's an opportunity, of course, for me to have a chat with my colleagues about the important issues that we're dealing with. an hour of discussion, but back into the jag with no agreement. david davis was threatening to quit... stop brexit!
..if the prime minister didn't put a specific date for a time limit into a government document. the plan for customs after brexit, if new ways of managing can't be found. who would budge? are you going to resign, mr davis? downing street was sweating. at stake, not just this proposal, but the fortunes of the government itself. a nervous wait during nearly another hour of talks, but then david davis's team claimed victory — the document would, after all, include a date. with this crucial line — the uk expects the future arrangement to be in place by the end of december 2021. in other words, the brexit secretary had made the prime minister move. foreign secretary, isn't it rather a problem that the cabinet have been bullying the prime minister in public? no mistake, it's anotherfudge, not a concrete commitment to anything. the smile on borisjohnson's face as he left a long meeting suggests one thing, some senior brexiteers in government believe they have won. after today's very public power struggle, look who's sure he's won. at the heart of the current
crisis is the border between the republic of ireland — which is in the eu — and northern ireland which is leaving the eu along with the rest of the uk. the uk wants to leave the eu's customs union — but it doesn't want a hard border which would introduce customs checks. theresa may says no uk prime minister would ever agree to that. to buy some time on resolving this, the uk is proposing that after brexit, it will match eu trade tariffs while negotiations are ongoing. now, the disagreement between the prime minister and her brexit secretary was over whether the uk should name a date on which that arrangement must end. david davis was adamant that must happen. here's liam fox, another cabinet minister of a like mind. we wa nted we wanted to ensure that there would not be a mechanism by which the european union would be able to keep britain and a particular arrangement, and we would be leaving
the eu and a period of any subsequent arrangements by the end of the 2021 year. that was what we time ago and that is what we finally got agreed on paper today. europe has already begun reacting. the european parliament's brexit co—ordinator guy verhofstadt said it is "difficult to see" how this could be achieved. "a backstop that is temporary is not a backstop." chief negotiator michel barnier had more questions, will the uk proposal avoid a hard border, will it respect the integrity of the eu customs union? the bbc‘s adam fleming tracked barnier down in brussels, and asked him when the eu would respond officially. what do you think of the proposal? and we equivalent ijust received
this proposal two hours ago and we are working on it. is it realistic? we are working on it. when your answer? the next few days. let's try and get some clarity on this with the help of bbc political correspondent eleanor garnier. doing about the optimal outcome is the status of the border between northern ireland and the republic? what theresa may has said all along is she wants a frictionless border. she wants to get a really deep and special this boat deal that allows the uk to carry on trading with the eu without any friction, without any tarus and basically to have a really good situation for businesses on both sides of the border. and we have been discussing today is the insurance policy that if a deal is not done that with brussels, a trade
deal is not done, then this is the fallback option. so in a way, it is something that we have had such a crazy day in westminster all of her deliberations over the backstop agreement. so we, i think, deliberations over the backstop agreement. so we, ithink, have ended the day with david davis, the brexit cemetery, probably pretty pleased with his day's were. he has got what he wanted after threats that he would resign from the government, he is still in itsjob. on the other hand, theresa may i think at a pretty tough day. she had the hall in the three most prominent brexiteers in cabinet for face—to—face meetings. she thought she got also then had to haul david davis back in again. finally got what he wanted after threats that he would resign from the government, he is still in its job. would resign from the government, he is still in itsjob. on the would resign from the government, he is still in its job. on the other hand, theresa may i think you pretty tough day. she had the hall in the three most prominent brexiteers in
cabinet for face—to—face meetings. she thought she i also then had to haul david davis back in again. finally, they put the date in the document for that backstabber arrangement and she then left to get ona arrangement and she then left to get on a plane to go to that big meeting, the g7 in canada. i think she's probably pretty relieved to get in that plane and get to westminster. let mejust get in that plane and get to westminster. let me just be clear, laura used the word project. does that mean there is a possibility that mean there is a possibility that this issue could reappear despite the fact that we have settle m e nt despite the fact that we have settlement of sorts today?” despite the fact that we have settlement of sorts today? i think the word fudge is being west, downing street but there is no denying the language around this is incredibly loose. it's awesome of the uk should or expect, there is no definite words in there. but i think that language means this cannot be seen as a cast—iron that language means this cannot be seen as a cast—iron cutoff point. now theresa may has managed to negotiate this on this side of the channel. now she has got to go to brussels and negotiated and get it past them. and i think that is going to be crucial. though, yes, david davis got a day in there, but the language is incredibly loose. is that the try and went over brussels, do not want to see any conditions on this backstabber arrangement. i think having a day on there will be seen think having a day on there will be seen by brussels as a condition.
perhaps if the language is a loser, will theresa may be able to get that passed the negotiators in brussels. that is the next question. thank you for your help, elinor. appreciate it. back to the us. the us commerce secretary wilbur ross says the white house has reached an agreement with the chinese telecoms company zte. this was the firm that faced being forced out of business after the us government banned it from buying any us—made components because it had broken us export laws. paul blake in new york. why the change of tag? the details arejust coming out why the change of tag? the details are just coming out today. the comments are a kerry win on american television to confirm the deal. he said that they had reached a deal and the terms included a $1 billion fine. he said they would also have to put a $400 million fund into escrow, essentially a rainy day fund
for if they violated rules in the future, they'll have to pay upfront. he said that the company would have to replace its board and executive tea m to replace its board and executive team within 30 days in the us would get to choose a compliance team to install in the company to make sure it is following all the rules. he said these are some of the strictest terms that the us commerce department has ever imposed on a company. he said it should serve as a warning to other companies around the world not try to mess with the us trade laws going forward.“ the world not try to mess with the us trade laws going forward. is it normalfor us trade laws going forward. is it normal for politicians to get involved in what a company can or cannot do? and if it is, does that mean other politicians like congressmen and women were also not to seek to get involved? the president certainly has been tweeting about cde over the last couple of weeks, which has certainly drawn a bit of controversy here in the us, having a personal ties. i think it important to recall whether if it's this deal or terrorist with
europe and canada and mexico, these all come at the executive level in the us. these are all coming out of the us. these are all coming out of the drug administration. there are certainly checks somatic virus, but the chance of congress getting involved certainly with a z deal is very limited. even though they have been quite vocal in their criticism of it. thank you very much. amazon has won the rights to show premier league football matches for the first tim , members of its prime video service will have access to 20 matches per season, for three years from next year. bt and sky have the rest of the games. this is the bbc‘s media editor amol rajan. this year to up the likes of amazon
will grow and share by beauty is that i will go as well. tv has a lwa ys that i will go as well. tv has always been at one end, documentaries and drama which holes and then the other end, life stuff, like sports. this is a big and bold obliteration. it means an entry into the sporting arena. it is is is he wasn't hurt about sport. it arouses passions, it is global. football is a massively international fame. passions, it is global. football is a massively internationalfame. it comes with a very committed fan base. and you can sell stuff around, you can sell merchandising and advertising. for amazon, wall companies are trying to do, what apple is trying to do with your smartphone and what amazon prime is doing, to get a subscription and we will also give you some premier league matches. deloitte says european football clubs have moved into a new era of improved profitability and financial stability. europe's big five football leagues generated a record $17 billion in revenue in the 2016—17 season, that's up 9% on the previous year. the english premier league
was the clear market leader, with 86% more revenue than its nearest competitor, spain's la liga. let's hear some analysis. there are factors that go into it. the big one isgrove online. it's easier for people to shop around. on top of that, online means a broad range of products is no longer a unique selling point for retailers like department stores. that is where the main challenges, and alonso, we have had a big shift in locations in terms of shopping centres across the uk and think a lot of foot traffic has been drifted away from stores. they cannot move in the same way the smaller retailers do. apologies for that. that was a clip on something else. hello there.
i thought i'd start this bulleting by heading over to the asia—pacific region to discuss a couple of areas which are seeing some very heavy rain at the moment. now, the first one is this tropical depression which developed over the warm waters of the south china sea. the last 24 hours have brought some very heavy rain to hainan, and it's continuing to push inland into southern parts of china to bring some flooding downpours by friday into saturday. hong kong and macau could see some flooding, too. meanwhile, across the northeast of the philippines, there's it is in the will is the potential of a tropical storm developing here. and if it does develop, it's going to move perilously close to japan as we head on into next week, so we could be looking at some some pretty heavy rain for tokyo. for hong kong, though, those thundery downpours are continuing for the next 24—48 hours, so expect some flooding here perhaps. now, as we head into south asia, it's all about the southwest monsoon. a lot of cloud through central— southern parts of india. very heavy thundery rain continuing across the west and into myanmar as well. further north, a dry story here. here, we have the pre—monsoonal heat. and it is widespread across parts of northwest india,
pakistan through afghanistan and all the way into parts of iraq and kuwait, too. temperatures in kuwait not far off 50 celsius in the next couple of days. very hot in new delhi as well as hazy sunshine for mumbai. for colombo, though, it's all about the torrential rain. cross into australia, and we've had one very active weather system which moves southeastwards, eventually clearing the new south wales coast as we head on into the weekend. but we are looking at another pretty deep area of low pressure across the west, which will bring heavy rain to parts of the perth area. temperatures around 20 degrees and very strong winds, gale force winds accompanying the rain, it will feel pretty dire. so the next couple of days very wet, very windy for the perth area. now, a bit closer to home into europe, we've been bombarded with violent thunderstorms across much of central western europe. that is because we have got a lot of warm air trapped underneath an area of high pressure, but low pressure which has continued to move in from the southwest has been destabilising the atmosphere,
bringing in more humidity, so these thunderstorms hhave been popping off day after day for the last couple of weeks now and they have wreaked some havoc in places as you've probably heard on the news there. it does look like the forecast for frankfurt for the next few days will be thundery with intense downpours likely again. for oslo, though, parts of scandinavia, those temperatures are beginning to come down now. they will return closer to the seasonal average after the weekend. closer to home, though, we stil have this area of high pressure influencing much of the uk's weather as we head on into the weekend, with this area of low pressure bringing the thunderstorms to the near—continent, just flirting with the south coast. so for the few days into the weekend, it will be mainly dry with sunny spells, but there will be a few showers or thunderstorms across the south, but for most of us, it's going to remain warm. hello, i'm ros atkins. welcome back to outside source. these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom.
donald trump's hosting the japanese prime minister ahead of the summit with north korea, and he's been talking up the possibility of striking a deal. the denuclearization of the korean peninsula will usher in a new era of prosperity, security and peace for all koreans, north and south, and for people everywhere. before that summit, mr trump will be at the g7 gathering in canada, where he'll meet some allies who are decidedly underwhelmed by his trade tariffs. we will get to that in a couple of moments. as the search for survivors ends in guatemala, there are increasing questions about why tuition was not ordered. —— evacuation was. not. every day, outside source features bbc journalists working in over 30 languages.
your questions are always welcome. #bbcos is the hashtag. i was just i wasjust mentioning. we're on the eve of the g7 summit, happening at the mountain town of la malbaie, in quebec. you can see up there on the east of canada. this features the leaders of the some of the world's richest and most powerful countries. and the primary context to all of this is that a week ago, donald trump imposed tariffs on aluminium and steel imports for some of his g7 allies. that includes france and canada. their leaders held a press conference earlier. first of all, here's emmanuel macron. translation: the us is, of course, a strong economic power. but if they become more isolationist, they become far from their own history, their own values. as a leader, if it decides to withdraw, that will be bad for the united states. it will be bad for its image, for its country. in the medium, long—term, it will be bad for its citizens as well. and i think the president knows that.
one of donald trump's argument is that these tariffs are a national security issue for america. justin trudeau responded to that argument. translation: we see that there is a lot of pressure within the united states that perhaps revised this laughable statement that canada, france and nato countries could represent a threat to america's national security, when in reality, we are the best allies that the united states has had for a long time. this is an article in the atlantic, a dc—based publication. it's highlighting that even at last week's g7 finance ministers‘ gathering, there was tension because of trump's america first policies. we'll see if the same plays out when the leaders get together. one bizarre development. it's being reported that during a call between mr trudeau and mr trump in late may, donald trump said, "didn't you guys burn down the white house?" we think that's a reference
to the war of 1812. but — and it's quite a big but — canada didn't exist in 1812. two years later, the white house was set on fire — by the british. clearly the president's approach to diplomacy is perhaps an unusual one. that's why lots of people who voted for him like the way he does business. nada tawfik has speaking to his supporters. president trump has turned american foreign policy into something of a must watch sporting event. look way too long and risk missing an important play. pennsylvania was one of the key state that swung the election, and here, his loyal base approves of his strong—arm tactics. we asked his supporters at the fighting phils game to grade his diplomacy so far. susan likes president trump's unpredictability. the hard—core, rough face that he's had comes out. there's no question about that.
but i think it's somewhat refreshing, and no one is expecting it. # whose broad stripes and bright stars... critics of this administration believed the world is less safe now now that the united states has poured out of the iran the paris climate accord and has provoked a trade war. but they have been unable to discredit president trump in the eyes of his supporters. from iran... they probably already have nuclear weapons. we give them all that money, and what did we get out of it? nothing. to imposing tariffs on allies. i realise what they can do to us, we might have to pay for that but it has to be done to keep the country safe. i'm all for keeping the country safe. and they reject the notion that these actions will leave the us increasingly isolated. america will never be alone.
billions of dollars that people come to us for aid and help, we're never going to be alone. in fact, the upcoming us—north korea summit is further proof to them that america is winning. he's going to do what he thinks is right. you know, he's not going to kowtow to anybody. and do you think he's going to be able to make a deal on north korea? maybe, maybe not, but at least he's trying something. what we've done in the past hasn't worked. we also asked those who didn't vote for president trump to grade his foreign relations. they were less generous. his ego and everything gets in the way of his decisions. i don't like his policies. i think he's antagonistic. i don't know how anybody can take anything that comes out of his mouth seriously, because tomorrow it will be something different. in baseball, they say attitude is everything, and that's also president trump's guiding principle in foreign—policy — to project american strength. and while his unconventional approach is often criticised, with his base, it's a hit. nada tawfik, bbc news, in reading, pennsylvania. sinclair in antarctica. she joined
an expedition there and is the report she made. this is the most remote continent on earth. it looks pristine, but today, there is new evidence that microplastics are now reaching even these waters and perhaps more disturbingly, there's also pollution from airborne chemicals in freshly fallen snow. we'll put it over the side. we were with scientists on board a greenpeace ship injanuary as they began testing waters off the antarctic peninsula. very little data exists. it's a question of picking a tiny bit of the southern ocean and lowering in a manta — a trawling device. any microplastics should find their way into the net. the team searched some of the most isolated places on the planet. this is hope bay. it's off the cruise ship trial and not much fishing happens nearby.
you won't really see plastic washed ashore, but scientists are worried what may happen here in the future. we are going to take these three samples. they also hunted for pollution on land, gathering samples of freshly fallen snow. we didn't know it at the time, but even here, deposited either as a gas or dusk were molecules of man—made chemicals. the samples were taken to a laboratory. the majority were found to be contaminated. what we're finding is in almost all the samples of water we collected, we find tiny pieces of microplastics, maybe only a few fragments or fibres in every litre of water, but given that this is really the end of the earth, it's remarkable, once again, that we are finding microplastics almost wherever we look. jason roberts has worked in the polar regions for more than 30 years. what's the worst thing you've ever seen? i've seen some quite terrible things with plastics, but on the bigger scale.
what actually is probably more terrible is the smaller scale, the microplastics you can't see. but the things you can see, i've seen once on a subantartic island in south georgia, a fur seal with a fishing net around it, which had been caught in it for a long time because the net had grown into the skin and into the blubber. this will only add to the growing calls for something to be done about plastic, before more of it reaches the end of the earth. claire marshall, bbc news, antarctica. the next thing is i'm going to show you is a man being beaten by a number of police in arizona. i don't know if you've seen this. this is 33—year—old robertjohnson. officers were responding to an incident of suspected domestic violence at an apartment complex. and you can see the disturbing scene
that plays out. a woman called 911, saying her ex—boyfriend had tried to break in. robertjohnson was a friend of the ex—boyfriend. he wasn't the suspect. the chief of police said he was disappointed with what he saw in the video and put three of the officers on leave. but he then also tried to explain what his officers did to mrjohnson. the things that he said, and against the wall, made the officers feel like they had to make him sit down. and when he did not sit down, they applied force. the chief of police said they were making changes to stop it happening again. we will keep an eye on that story. a reminderfrom if you are online watching, you can get updates on the website. lots of news on the summit on the bbc news app. it's one week to go
until the world cup, and vladimir putin spent four hours today answering calls on a phone in. energy prices, ukraine and syria all came up, so did western economic sanctions against russia. translation: i believe this is a wrong approach, because restraining countries is not an option, and that includes russia. we must defend our political and economic interests. we've always done that and will keep doing that, but we're always looking for compromises. the pressure will come to an end when our western partners realise that the methods they employ are ineffective, counterproductive and harmful to everyone. just like every host country before it, russia sees the tournament as a chance to improve its reputation in the world. our correspondent sarah rainsford has been to one of the host cities, but she didn't get the warmest of welcomes. this was the welcome that awaited us.
the whole time we've been here in nizhny, it seems there's been somebody following us — at least one car, sometimes three — and i think there's one of them that's been with us on our tail the whole day, right behind now. we realised we had company wherever we went. even to interview players at the local football club, excited they'll be moving from this ground to the city's new stadium after the world cup. and minutes after we met local opposition activists, there was this. the pair at the door said they'd come from state television to interview us, but we hadn't told anyone we'd be here. this group support president putin's biggest critic, alexei navalny, and some here tell me a country that regularly detains political opponents doesn't deserve to host the world cup. i'm very upset about their position, the position of other countries
towards putin and towards the people with whom he's surrounded himself. you wish the world had stayed away? yes, definitely, yes. back to the putin phone in, and one caller asked what advice from his father would he pass on to his children? and as our correspondent steve rosenberg noted, the answer was "not to lie", which raised a few eyebrows with putin watchers. here's more on that from steve. this is always an extraordinary tv spectacle, a marathon live phone in designed to portray president putin as a cross between father of the nation and father christmas, with a bit of wizard of oz thrown in. to create the image in other words of a modern—day magical tsar who will solve your problems, caller. so what problems did russians ask him to solve? aleksei asked the president to do
something about rising fuel prices, and immediately, the kremlin leader got the energy minister on the line to discuss the issue. then residents of a little town complained that their local hospital was facing closure. putin ordered the local governor to get on the case. and then a family asked president putin to rewrite government rules and regulations about mortgages. the president agreed, just like that. the kremlin would say that this is democracy in action, but kremlin critics maintain that this show is the product of an inefficient political system, the system that vladimir putin built, a system with weak institutions and where so often, nothing gets done without the intervention of the man at the top. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. from russian politics to american
politics. let's turn to the controversy over the trump administration's zero—tolerance policy on immigration that is seeing children taken from their parents. earlier this week, the us attorney generaljeff sessions said... what is happening here is adults who try to cross from mexico into united states without the right papers and are being placed in custody and may face criminal prosecution for illegal entry. in the first two weeks of this new approach, we are told 658 minors — including babies and toddlers — had been separated from adults. and the un took a very clear position on this on tuesday. there is nothing normal about detaining children. as i said, detention is never in the best interests of the child and always constitutes a child rights violation. hugo bachega wrote an article for the bbc website. he says most of the people
are from central american countries. a little bit earlier, i spoke to him from washington. for many of those people, they say staying in their countries could meana staying in their countries could mean a death sentence even though the trump administration is using the trump administration is using the so—called 0—tolerance policy is an attempt to stop the flow of migrants crossing the border. they say many of those evil who are now at the border, they say they're willing to take the risk to cross the border and face persecution —— the border and face persecution —— the people who are now at the border. they say they must be aware if they travel with children they will be separated from them. the result of this policy is that what happens, the adults are taking to a detention facility that cannot
receive these children which is why the separations are happening. the children are be being taken to shelters. and they're running out of places in the shelters because of the large number of people coming in. that brings to a second issue. the long—term impact this policy could have on these miners. as you said to many of them are toddlers, babies, and experts are toddlers, babies, and experts are raising the point that this could have a long—term impact on these children. but to the people who are currently being held in detention still have the right to apply for asylum? detention still have the right to apply for asylum ? isn't detention still have the right to apply for asylum? isn't america obliged to give the application? that's the point many activists are saying, that these people are having the right to claim asylum denied, and hundreds of them are being now held in these detention facilities. and what is behind that is that the trump administration is trying to curb the number of people who are
crossing the us border illegally. and last month, may, more than 50,000 people were caught without documentation try to make this crossing. let me update you on the g re nfell crossing. let me update you on the grenfell inquiry. the fire brigade and firefighters' union say there was "no obvious and safe alternative strategy." but expert testimony heard earlier this week said the advice to people to stay in their flats "effectively failed" barely half an hour after the fire started, but that same stay put advice was left in place for almost 2 hours. here's what the fire brigade's counsel told the inquiry. it is a fundamental misunderstanding of the events of the fire
and fire service capabilities to assume that the building's ‘stay—put‘ policy can be changed to simultaneous evacuation, at the stroke of a fire incident commander, at whatever time. the inquiry was shown this footage to illustrate this tower had a single staircase, which firefighters themselves were using. on the night, conditions rapidly changed, in some cases second—by—second, with lobbies and stairwells filling with toxic and sometimes potentially lethal smoke. also, we were told there was no all—building fire alarm. the fire caused 72 deaths, and some of their families who lost loved ones blame the stay put advice.
lucy manning has more. the choucair family — three children, their parents and grandma — all died in the fire. they were, their relatives say, victims of the ‘stay—put‘ policy. it has cost lives from our family. i believe, erm, a lot of residents could have got out a lot quicker, erm... it is due to their lack of leadership. but the inquiry was asked, because firefighters weren't aware ofjust how dangerous the building was, were they placed in an impossible position, always chasing — their barrister said — a sinisterfire, they had no realistic chance of extinguishing? lucy manning, bbc news. almost 100 football officials across west africa and kenya have been caught on camera accepting cash in a sting operation. this is part of a two—year long undercover investigation by the controversial ghanaian journalist anas aremeyaw anas. bbc africa eye has had exclusive access to the footage for its latest documentary.
the bbc‘s peter okwoche reports. this man stuffing cash into a plastic bag is kwesi nyantakyi, the head of the ghana football association. and the second most powerful man in african football. he has just been given $65,000 shopping money by someone posing as a businessman claiming he wants to invest in ghanaian football. except the man is actually an undercover reporter working with anas, investigating corruption in african football. it's no doubt the continent's most popular sport, with millions of fans following their favourite teams with passion. but could these revelations be about to destroy their love for the game? dozens of hours of hidden camera footage, seen by the bbc, have captured scenes of over 100 referees and senior officials taking cash before multiple domestic
and international football matches, breaking fifa and gfa regulations. and it is widespread. in one shot, officials in the group stage match between ghana and mali at last you's western africa football union tournament are seen excepting money and hour before the game. we don't know whether these payments influenced the game, but donna went onto the match. —— donna went on to win the match. one official says this is usual in the african game. and it goes all the way to the top.
aden marwa, from kenya, one of ten... set to referee in the world cup when it starts next week in russia. here he is accepting $600 from someone posing as an official of a ghanaian premiership team. i had they had known each other forjust ten minutes. this investigation was carried out by anas aremeyaw anas, one of ghana's best—known investigative journalists. an undercover specialist, he never shows his face. but not everyone agrees with his methods. charles bentum is a lawyer and says it's entrapment. it is wrong to induce somebody, by the enticement of some lucrative, some big money or whatever,
and turn around and say the person is corrupt. and indeed, by law, the giver is as guilty as the receiver. anas rejects the idea, saying that those who took the money were not forced to do so. the bbc contacted all three men shown in the report. kwesi nyantakyi, who remains in his position as head of the gfc and still sits on the fifa council, has declined to comment. fifa says of the canyon has resigned from the world cup. he denied wrongdoing. while there may be questions about how this investigation was carried out, it has left fans all over the continent wondering just how much football in africa has been tainted. peter okwoche, bbc news. and this story is having major
ramifications. look at this newswire from the afp. ghana has now said it will dissolve its national football association, which featured in the story, "because of the widespread nature of the apparent rot". the information minister said "decided to take immediate steps to have the gfa ghana football dissolved" because of the "widespread nature of the apparent rot". thank you so much for watching. back next week at the usual time. hello there. thursday was another warm day right across the uk despite more clout in the south. the north fared better for sunshine. not
more clout in the south. the north fared betterfor sunshine. not too fared betterfor sunshine. not too far away, we saw 27 degrees, which makes it the warmest day of the year in wales. we saw a few isolated thunderstorms in the northwest. it's rather benign weather in the mormon. that's because our weather maker, the jet stream, is well to the north of the uk at the moment. that brings in low pressures. that pressure to the south is pushing more clout to us the south is pushing more clout to us to the southern half of the uk during the course of thursday. i will be there with us, threatening some showers for the next few days as well. the easterly breeze also allowing some of this low cloud and mist to lingerfor some allowing some of this low cloud and mist to linger for some eastern coast of england and scotland. if anything, more cloud and a greater risk of a shower for the north through friday. not as sunny. that sentiment probably fewer showers are likely across east anglia and the southeast. still, a lot of cloud.
here there could be the odd isolated sharp shower. a talking point this week has been the high level of pollen. very high level. and i will continue. we've got that still really stag na nt continue. we've got that still really stagnant air across us in the heating the air, and without the low— pressure heating the air, and without the low—pressure gist of the south of us threatening those downpours. again on saturday, we might start getting a bit misty murky. perhaps a few more showers for parts of scotland and northern ireland and again, some missed that he might miss england and wales. and of course, the heat. hopefully a bit more of that through sunday but again, you can see as the day wears on, the temperatures rise because of a greater chance of growing some of those big showers, thunderstorms, some lighting as well. and never too far away, sitting across northern parts of france. that is because we got that low pressure we have been showing you, sitting there to the next few
days. it is cooking northward, so was the end of the weekend, early next week, it does threaten. we can have some work torrential downpours, more rightly come to the south and east. for the moment, more rightly come to the south and east. forthe moment, on more rightly come to the south and east. for the moment, on balance, they are hauled off by the computer models. also, we have to keep eight eye on what is happening close by. a greater chance of showers tuesday and starting to seep down a little bit because beyond today, as we get onto the middle of the week, the chances are we going to see the temperatures falling away as we get back to him and yes, business as usual. we circuit city atlantic was returning. —— we circuit city... as we start to see the temperature gradient increasing across america with the cold air and the warm air. that is when you push it and push it further southwards. to the north and the west at this time of year, most
of the weather spells of whether, likely to be across the northern half of the uk with still a lot of dry, bright, warm weatherfor the south and east. but for the meantime, we've got showers to contend with and fairly sluggish weather but it is like if we're going to see a change midweek on. it will start to feel a little bit easier as well. as ever, there's more on the website. 11,000 jobs at risk on the high street, as two more big retailers run into trouble. house of fraser plans to close half its stores — 6000 jobs could go. the boss says it's brutal but necessary. this is as tough as it gets and we have not taken this decision lightly. it is very dramatic for people that we care about a great deal. with more than 5000 jobs also at risk at poundworld, we'll be assessing the future of the high street. also tonight... a showdown between the brexit secretary and the prime minister over britain's customs arrangements with the eu. the threatened resignation of the