Skip to main content

tv   BBC News  BBC News  June 10, 2018 5:00am-5:31am BST

5:00 am
this is bbc news. i'm nkem ifejika. our top stories — president trump abandons a joint statement issued at the end of the g7 summit and slams the canadian prime minister as weak and dishonest. the us president is now on his way to singapore for historic talks with north korea's kim jong—un. more than 65 dead after taliban fighters launch a series of attacks on afghan forces, hours after promising a rare ceasefire for the muslim holiday of eid. back in germany, a 20—year old iraqi suspect is extradited to face charges of raping and murdering a 14—year—old girl. celebrating the queen's 92nd birthday — harry and megan join the rest of the royal family as the duchess of sussex enjoys her first real taste of pomp and pageantry. hello.
5:01 am
president trump has changed his mind about endorsing the joint communique issued after the g7 summit in canada. in a tweet from on board air force one, mr trump said his decision was in response to comments made by the host, the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau at a news conference after the us president left canada for singapore. gary o'donoghue reports from the summit in quebec. scarcely 2a hours after the president arrived at a summit he had thought about skipping altogether, he was off, defiant in the face of a clutch of world leaders still furious with america's unilateral trade tariffs. the warning signs came early when he
5:02 am
had showed up late for a leadership brea kfast had showed up late for a leadership breakfast on gender equality. one of the few areas where there had been hoped for a meeting of minds. while officials worked towards a final agreement all the leaders could sign, the president was sticking to his position, blaming former american leaders for allowing the rest of the world to take advantage of america on trade. it's going to change, 100%. tariffs are going to come way down because we people can't continue to do that. we're like a piggy bank that everybody‘s robbing, and that ends. it was clear the president didn't like the way he was being portrayed. the german chancellor, angela merkel, clearly didn't hold back posting this photo on her own social media. when she faced the cameras, she said a common statement didn't mean the differences had been taken off the table. translation: for us, it was important that we had a commitment to a rule—based trade
5:03 am
order, that we continue to fight against protectionism, and that we want to reform the world trade organization. that it was the words of the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau, who announced he had got all seven countries to sign up to the final agreement, that seems to have tipped the president over the edge. i have made it clear that it is not something we relish doing but it is something we will do. canadians are polite, reasonable but we will not be pushed around. that led to a barrage of comments from the permanent —— president, from air force one. they worked hard to avoid this kind of meltdown as they thought they had donejust of meltdown as they thought they had done just that. of meltdown as they thought they had donejust that. in of meltdown as they thought they had done just that. in the space of two oi’ done just that. in the space of two or three tweets, the divisions between these supposed allies are now as deep as ever. and earlier gary gave me more reaction to president trump's mid—air tweets. surprise, i guess, yes, but we are used to these sort of surprises.
5:04 am
this was a pretty big one, i would say. this summit had racked up the organisers, the canadians thought they had pulled the frying pan from the fire and thought they had done the unimaginable, getting all seven countries to sign up to the same agreement. from tens of thousands feet up, and thousands of miles away, donald trump pulled the plug on america's concurrence in that agreement. the reason, the canadian prime minister during his final press conference, again criticised the us tariffs on aluminium and steel and said canadians were polite and reasonable but would not be pushed around, in his words. when the president saw those comments, he ordered his representatives down here at the g7 to take america's name off that agreement. we thought this was possible yesterday, we thought it could end in chaos and we thought the canadians had done enough to keep everyone on board but now the president has pulled the rug from underneath the g7 and these allies are divided as they ever were. what actually happens?
5:05 am
is the communique released but without the united states saying "we, the undersigned or whatever..." without the us' name on there? the european union and certainly the european countries that signed up, say they believe the communique is still valid, the uk government has said that as well. at the moment, as things stand, the americans' signature on that must have to be removed. the president has ordered that and to that extent this is an agreement among the g6, not the g7. we thought that might happen, but america is the fulcrum of this organisation, everything is circulated around america's memebrship, been led by america throughout the decades and to have america back out of this at this stage, is a huge shock, and i think it will have repercussions over the coming weeks because there were hopes there would be times for fresh talks on those tariffs, the eu was lining up to retaliate, the canadian tariffs come in on ist ofjuly and there was hope there was room to manoeuvre
5:06 am
on the g7 agreeing on brought principles, fighting protectionism and free—trade. the americans thought they got something, a level playing field, but it seems it was the tone around that news conference by the canadian prime minister, his criticisms of donald trump, words he had used before about donald trump, it seems those being reiterated once again, once the president was in the air, was too much for the us president and he ordered his officials to do what was necessary, to take america's name off that agreement. professorjohn kirton is director of the g7 research group at the university of toronto. he told me why president trump
5:07 am
reacted so badly to the final communique. a key thing was that the president, once he left the very unifying dynamics of the summit, and went back home and alone with only his closest advisers by his side, who couldn't say no to his emotional enragement, as the night goes on and he reaches for his phone to send out tweets, locked and loaded, fire and fury, we have seen a constant stream of that. this is very much in that tradition, perhaps just incited by looking at the television and seeing justin trudeau as the centre of global attention, the centre of global governance, a position that trump had had before he left at charlevoix. and without even thinking — why would kim jong—un sign an agreement with donald trump if he knows that donald trump could unilaterally repudiate it on the plane home from singapore? clearly it was an instant reaction to really a very small onset of things, if you take seriously any of the words in trump's tweets, 270% tariffs on dairy products? professor kirton, that is an interesting point, considering he is going on a diplomatic mission at the moment. this is what i'm curious about. this tweet went out
5:08 am
about an hour ago. i am looking at what we had written down before we came on air, we were talking about this being — perhaps there were some disagreements at the summit — but by and large, everybody signed up to the communique at the end, so you could consider it a success. all of a sudden everything has changed. well, it was a summit of very significant success in substance and in public appearance, becausejustin trudeau's opening line in his news conference was, i announce that there is a consensus communique, and of course that is the one thing that trump immediately destroyed. so it if it's all about the tv presentation and the image, and in trump's mind, it often is, then yeah, it is a failure as a summit in terms of its public presentation, the message it sends to the rest of the world. president trump is flying to singapore and his much
5:09 am
anticipated meeting with north korea's leader kim jong—un. reports say mr kim is also on his way. the south korean news agency, yonhap, said mr kim's privatejet had left pyongyang en route to singapore. before leaving mr trump was asked how long it would take to figure out if kim jong—un is serious about the talks. how long will it take to figure out whether or not they are serious? i said, "maybe in the first minute." you know they say how you know if you're going to like somebody in the first five seconds, you ever hear that one? well, i think that i'll very quickly know whether or not something is going to happen. i also think i will know whether or not it will happen fast. it may not. but i think i will know pretty quickly whether or not, in my opinion, something positive will happen. and if i think it won't happen, i'm not going to waste my time, i don't want to waste his time. president bashar al—aassd of syria
5:10 am
has again alleged that western nations have stoked the conflict in his country. in an interview with the mail on sunday, he also defended russia's involvement in syria. russia is fighting for the international rule, part of this is the sovereignty of different countries. syria is one of them. their politics, their behaviour, their values, is not about interference or dictating. they don't. we have had good relations with russia for more than six nearly seven decades now. they have never, during our relationship, tried to dictate, even when there are differences. and because there is a war and there is high tension in our region, it is natural to have differences between the different parties, within our government or with other governments. russia, syria, iran. within these governments,
5:11 am
that is very natural. at the end, the only decision about what is going on in syria and what is going to happen in syria is a syrian decision made by the syrian government. the taliban has announced a three—day ceasefire in afghanistan during the festival of eid, at the end of next week. it's the first such move by the group since it was overthrown in 2001. the afghan government, which has declared an 8—day truce, said it hoped it could lead to lasting peace. the taliban's decision comes after a wave of attacks in which more than 60 members of the afghan security forces were killed. shoaib sharifi reports from kabul. it is a country that has been torn apart by warfor many years, but the latest development could be a small step in the direction of peace, even if it is just a three—day ceasefire. a senior official in the afghan government told the bbc that he thinks it is very significant. translation: we welcome this decision taken by the taliban
5:12 am
about the ceasefire. we are hoping that we can use this opportunity for a longer ceasefire and then pave the way for long—term peace in afghanistan. here on the streets of afghanistan, there is an uneasy calm as the country wakes up to the news of co—ordinated attacks by the taliban. reacting to the offer, some young afghans are cautiously optimistic. translation: we were very happy that the fighting with the taliban could stop. we are very tired of war, and we don't want to see any more bloodshed in our country. translation: we shouldn't be happy about a ceasefire that lasts only three days. it is not sufficient, and our president shouldn't be happy about it, we should aim for sustainable peace throughout the country. in washington, the state department said the us forces and coalition
5:13 am
partners in afghanistan would honour the ceasefire put on the table by fighters like these. the peace offer doesn't apply to the 15,000 foreign forces still stationed in the country. stay with us on bbc news. still to come — how the newest member of the british royal family, the duchess of sussex, helped the queen celebrate her official birthday. the day the british liberated the falklands, and by tonight, british troops had begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the west german capital, this was gorby—mania at its height. the crowd packed to see the man who, for them, has raised great hopes for an end for the division of europe.
5:14 am
michaeljackson was not guilty on all charges, the screams of the crowd testament to his popularity and their faith in his innocence. as long as they'll pay to go see me, i'll get out there and kick 'em down the hill. what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel by your own power? it's pretty neat. feels marvellous, really. this is bbc news. the latest headlines — president trump abandons a joint statement issued at the end of the g7 summit and slams the canadian prime minister as "weak and dishonest." president trump is now travelling to singapore for a meeting with north korean leader kim jong—un, due on tuesday. staying with that story and both leaders are expected to bring large delegations with them
5:15 am
and singapore says it will foot the bill for the summit‘s security. karishma vaswani takes a look at the price of world peace. this is why most tourists come to singapore's resort island of sentosa. it is known as the island of peace and tranquillity. but next week it will host two of the most volatile world leaders on the planet. donald trump and kim jong—un. this is where the summit is going to be held. you can see why this hotel has been chosen as the venue. it's sealed off, isolated, and tucked away from the rest of the island. the perfect spot for the summit of the century. but at $500 a night it's not cheap, and this isjust for the summit venue. imagine the total bill. and then there is the media madness. 2,500 journalists descending on singapore for the event. american television networks are flying out dozens of staff to cover it. we will be filing for
5:16 am
all of our platforms, so our cbs digital platform, our morning show, and anything associated on the web, we will be filing for that. it will be quite busy for us. it's a logistical nightmare. many of singapore's busiest spots will be affected. think of this as the oxford street of singapore. the main shopping district, where tourists generally come. police have told us they will be securing some parts of this area for the summit, and they will have the power to conduct searches and spot checks on anyone, if they want to. the government is covering the bill for security and it is very high—level security. we are talking about planes in the sky, people on the street, in the water, everywhere. it's 24/7. for the south korean community in singapore, that's money well spent.
5:17 am
they are excited about the prospect of hope for their homeland. exciting! really, really! so, so happy news for us, actually. but nobody knows, we don't know. we have got to hope, we hope the best of the best. there is a sense of anxiety about this summit, concerned that maybe everything will not go to plan. which is why for many here, the high cost of hosting this event may well be worth a shot at peace. iraq has sent a 20—year—old asylum seeker back to germany, where he is suspected of having raped and killed a teenage girl. the case has further fuelled the debate around the country's immigration policy. caroline rigby has more. arriving back in germany amid high security, wearing hand and ankle cuffs, ali bashar was led away
5:18 am
by heavily armed police. the 20—year—old iraqi asylum seeker was deported back to germany after fleeing for his home country following the death of susanna maria feldman, a german schoolgirl found strangled in the city of wiesbaden, last month. her body was discovered in a field close to a centre for asylum seekers, where he had lived with his family. but on friday, the 20—year—old was arrested in iraqi kurdistan, where police say he confessed to raping and killing the teenager. speaking at the g7 summit in canada, german chancellor angela merkel said the case highlighted the importance of integration. translation: i want to say that this murder has deeply shaken all germany and me too. it is an invitation to all of us to take integration very seriously, to make our values clearagain and again. angela merkel has faced fierce criticism over her decision to open
5:19 am
germany's borders during the 2015 refugee crisis in europe and this case has further fuelled the debate around immigration policy. translation: i think that starting from 2015, some things got off track, there seems to have been a complete loss of control and the other parties are now following suit, even if they don't admit it. ali bashar is now due to face trial in germany, where local media say he had been living as a refugee since 2015. caroline rigby, bbc news. pope francis has told oil executives that climate change is a challenge of huge proportions. he said that while society had a "thirst" for energy, its use must not destroy civilisation, and urged the executives gathered at the vatican to help the world move to clean energy. danny aeberhard has more. today's huge need for energy must not be allowed to destroy civilisation itself — that was pope francis's message
5:20 am
to a group of oil executives and investors invited to a gathering at the vatican. companies including exxon mobil, bp and equinor of norway company all sent representatives. he has long spoken about the need for urgent action on climate change. in 2015, months ahead of the paris climate conference, he published an encyclical. in it, he said that global warming was largely due to human activity, exacerbated by what he called a collective selfishness. he seeks to use his moral authority to get people, particularly rich people, to alter their lifestyles. it doesn't always have the desired effect. some senior us republicans at the time distance themselves from his intervention, including the presidential candidate jeb bush, himself a roman catholic. but it has not stopped the pope. for him, it is about averting environmental catastrophe but also about tackling social injustice. translation: air quality,
5:21 am
sea levels, adequate freshwater reserves, climate and the balance of delicate ecosystems are all necessarily affected by the way is that human beings satisfy their thirst for energy. often, sad to say, with grave disparities. it is not right to sate that there is by adding two other people's physical thirst for water, their poverty or their social exclusion. at the closed—door session in the vatican, pope francis said oil and gas companies were developing more careful approaches to assessing climate risk. but he said he was particularly worried by the continued search for new fossil fuel reserves, when the paris agreement had pushed for most of them to be kept untapped, underground. the pope urged the investors and executives to speed up a switch to sustainable, clean energy. he exhorted them to deploy their skills as innovators to address the challenge.
5:22 am
let this be seen, he said, as the greatest leadership opportunity of all. queen elizabeth has marked her 92nd "official" birthday with the annual trooping the colour parade in london. she was joined by the newest member of the royal family, the duchess of sussex and her husband prince harry. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell was there. music plays: "god save the queen". three weeks to the day since their wedding and harry and meghan, the duke and duchess of sussex, were once again taking a carriage ride in bright sunshine, this time as part of the queen's birthday parade — trooping the colour, as it's better known. with the duke of edinburgh's retirement, the queen rode in a carriage alone to horse guards parade and the annual demonstration of parade—ground position by the five regiments of footguards.
5:23 am
no eye on the parade ground has more experience of this event than the queen's. she first attended it “11947, and notwithstanding the operation a month ago to remove a cataract, the queen's gaze appeared as sharp as ever as the colour of the 1st battalion the coldstream guards was trooped. the parade over, the carriages made their way back to buckingham palace, and it was as the queen's carriage approached the palace that one of the senior military officers riding on horseback about 50 yards behind her was in difficulty. police officers moved in to try to help him. field marshal lord guthrie, aged 79, former chief of the defence staff, fell heavily. he was given immediate medical assistance and taken to hospital. on the palace balcony, the queen led the family out to watch a fly—past by the royal air force. harry and meghan stayed in the background.
5:24 am
this was the moment for the younger members of the family, charlotte and george, and in their middle their cousin savannah. the fly—past finished with the national anthem. someone at the front giggled — not the done thing on the palace balcony. nicholas witchell, bbc news, at buckingham palace. the first bond girl, eunice gayson, has died at the age of 90. she played sylvia trench in the firstjames bond film, doctor no, in 1962 — and was the first person to whom sean connery said those famous words. i need another 1,000. i admire your courage, miss, uh...? trench. sylvia trench. i admire your luck, mr...? bond. james bond. mr bond, i, i suppose you wouldn't care to raise the limit? i have no objections.
5:25 am
don't forget, there's lots more on our website. you'll find all the background to the g7 summit and our other main stories. that's all at bbc.com/news. hello there. for the vast majority of the country, saturday was another fine, dry and sunny one. it was warm, too. but there were some big thunderstorms across parts of scotland and the far north of england. sunday is looking similar. most places dry and warm with the heavy showers and thunderstorms developing into the afternoon. we are starting sunday off on a warm note, particularly across southern areas. variable cloud around. it might be disappointingly cloudy to start the day but the strong sunshine will get going on burning the cloud away and we will see some widespread sunny spells developing. that will lift temperatures and thus will produce intense showers and thunderstorms. mainly central and eastern scotland, northern england and into wales and the south—west of england but most other areas staying dry altogether and warm.
5:26 am
23 - 25. a bit cooler nearer north—eastern coasts. into sunday evening and overnight, the showers and thunderstorms fizzle out and it becomes dry for most places. this is the pressure chart as we head into monday, high pressure still with us. subtle changes, we start to pick up northerly airflow around the high. it introduces more cloud to parts of scotland and parts of northern ireland through the day. for much of england and wales, dry with sunshine. the threat of a heavy shower or thunderstorm moving into the channel islands off the near continent. that is about it. most places will have another largely dry day. a few showers could develop across scotland. as we head into tuesday, it looks like it will be at bit cooler because we have northerly winds introducing more cloud to many eastern areas. it could feel cool in exposure to that northerly, for example, norfolk and northern scotland. temperatures a bit lower. 17- 20.
5:27 am
now we start to see some changes as we head into wednesday. we lose the northerly winds. a ridge of high pressure keeps things warm and settled, but look, something we haven't seen for a while, a deep area of low pressure moving in off the atlantic. for much of england, wales and south—east scotland, will be dry with variable cloud. good spells of sunshine. for northern ireland and western scotland, windier, cloudier, with more organised rain pushing in. something we haven't seen for quite a while. good news for gardeners and growers to see some significant rainfall and it could turn windy as we head into thursday with gales across parts of scotland. it will move south and east, tending to weaken as it moves, but it will bring rain to england and wales. for the week ahead, we are starting off dry and warm and it turns unsettled midweek onwards with some wind and rain in the forecast and it could feel fresher. finally, some changes to the weather. this is bbc news.
5:28 am
the headlines — president trump has changed his mind about endorsing the communique issued at the end of the g7 summit which highlights the importance of a rules—based trade system. in a tweet, he blamed what he called false statements by the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau. the us president is now on his way to singapore for talks with north korea's kimjong—un. mr trump says the meeting is a "one—time chance" for a peace deal. mr trump said the north korean leader could do "something very positive for his people, for himself, his family". at least 65 soldiers and police officers have been killed in four separate attacks carried out by the taliban in afghanistan. the violence comes on the same day the afghan taliban announced it will mark a three day ceasefire over the muslim festival of eid. coming up at 6 o clock breakfast with naga munchetty and rogerjohnson but first on bbc
5:29 am
news it's time to look back
5:30 am

18 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on