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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 11: the g7 summit ends in disarray over trade tariffs — president trump lashes out at the canadian prime minister, calling him dishonest and weak. i have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do. as canadians we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around. mr trump is on his way to singapore later today ahead of an historic summit with north korean leader, kim jong—un. this is the scene at the hotel where the north korean delegation is staying. when president trump arrives the two men will hold talks on denuclearisation. companies are to be forced to justify the pay gap between their highest and lowest earners. also this hour — 100 years since some women won the right to vote,
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processions are taking place all over the uk. women will don the colours of the suffragette movement — green, white and purple. and in a moment... dateline takes a look at how the issues of the week are being tackled around the world. hello, a very good morning, and welcome to bbc news. the g7 summit has ended in disarray, with a war of words between president trump and the canadian prime ministerjustin trudeau. mr trudeau said canada would not be pushed around on trade tariffs. mr trump then accused him of being "dishonest and weak". the president has withdrawn his endorsement of a joint communique on the importance of free trade. from quebec, our correspondent gary o'donoghue reports. scarcely 2a hours after
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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 something was wrong came early when the president showed up late for a leader's breakfast on gender equality, one of the few areas where there had been hope of a meeting of minds. while officials worked towards a final agreement, which all the leaders could sign up to, the president was sticking to his position, blaming former us leaders for allowing the rest of the world to take advantage of america on trade. it's going to change, 100%. and 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. and it was clear the president didn't much like how he was being spoken to. a moment captured in this photograph, later
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posted on social media by the german chancellor herself. but when she faced the cameras, she said a common statement didn't mean the differences had been taken off the table. but 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 very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing but it is something that we absolutely will do because canadians are polite, reasonable but we also will not be pushed around. that led to a barrage of tweets from the president, on board air force one itself. in one he said, "based onjustin‘s false statements...| have instructed our us reps not to endorse the communique". "they worked hard to avoid this kind of meltdown — and they thought they had done just that." but in the space of two or three tweets, the divisions between these supposed allies are now as deep as ever. gary o'donoghue, bbc news, quebec. well, we can discuss what has
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happened at the summit. christophe bondy is an international trade and investment lawyer based in london and formerly a senior trade counsel to the canadian government. he joins us now from south—west england. thank you very much for being with us. thank you very much for being with us. thisjoint thank you very much for being with us. this joint communique, thank you very much for being with us. thisjoint communique, which we thought the leaders had agreed to, proclaiming the merits of free and fair trade, proclaiming the merits of free and fairtrade, and proclaiming the merits of free and fair trade, and now donald trump has effectively torn it up, or said that he is no longer endorsing it? well, i wouldn't say it has been drawn up. i think what you see is a very important agreement by canada, the eu, the uk, japan, italy, the world bank, to do things like invest more than $3.5 billion in education for women and girls, an agreement by five of the seven nations for a protection plan, on plastics, and just generally if you look at the declaration, it's a very important policy statement about ensuring that
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the benefits of world trade go to everyone, go to women, people who are in disadvantaged situations, and i think that's a very important policy statement for the main countries around the world. the united states has taken up position right now but it has also endorsed many of these positions, including in relation to, ironically, the elimination of terrorists, which is something canada is working towards. all those aims are very laudable, but at the same time we are effectively on the brink, or we are already in, a trade war, aren't we? at the moment. canada has said it would be pushed around. mr trump has said the canadian prime minister is dishonest and weak —— canada has said that it won't be destroyed. this is a mess, isn't it? well, most of them are united, and as far as what mr trudeau said, his own people said, he has said nothing in public he hasn't already said in private
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and he has been consistent. the point is in canada the proposals haven't yet been implemented and they will be lamented july one saw i think we will carry on the conversation. the great canadian tradition in terms of international trade is to keep talking, keep coming to the table, and keep standing upforyour coming to the table, and keep standing up for your values. in this particular context, our values are to ensure the benefits of trade go to ensure the benefits of trade go to everyone. but from canada's point of view on the point of view of the other g7 leaders, is donald trump in the end is just showing again with all of this how unpredictable years? one minute, signing up to thisjoint communique, then the next minute, when he didn't like what the canadian prime minister had said, saying, "actually i'm withdrawing my signature from it"? i think in the face of unpredictability the important thing is to remain predictable. the new york times said
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a long time ago that the most boring headline was worthy canadian initiative, and we will keep the push for our worthy initiatives, keeping borders open, keeping strong ties with all of our neighbours, continuing the discussion and ensuring those benefits go to everyone. that is what is in the communique and that is what i think most of the world's leaders will continue to work for, and i think in that sense this summit has been a success. that sense this summit has been a success. good to speak to you, christophe bondy there, former trade counsellor to the canadian government —— trade council to the canadian government. from that g7 summit, donald trump is now on his way to singapore, due to land there a little later on ahead of his planned meeting with the north korean leader kim jong planned meeting with the north korean leader kimjong on. —— kimjong—un. mr kim has arrived in singapore in the last hour. let's show you some of the live
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pictures there. that is the motorcade. we are not sure of the north korean leader will be setting off from that hotel there, where he arrived a little earlier on. but certain level stocks with donald trump scheduled for tuesday, talks on denuclearisation of the korean peninsula. donald trump of course has been saying he would know within a few seconds, really, whether kim jong—un means business, but donald trump also saying he is quite prepared, if he has two, to walk. . —— to walk out of those discussions. our correspondent in singapore, rupert wingfield—hayes, witnessed mr kim's arrival. this, we believe, is the motorcade carrying the north korean leader kim jong—un. it left changi international airport about half an hour ago, we think, with him in his armoured mercedes, which i haven't yet seen it. this appears to be the advanced guard. here comes his limousine now, at the back, flying the north korean flag.
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so we think this is the car carrying kim jong—un, arriving in the centre of singapore, going into the st regis hotel behind me here. that is where the north korean delegation is staying. this is really the beginning of the biggest diplomatic event for this small citystate in its history, and also the biggest diplomatic event for north korea in a very, very long time. since the korean war, maybe. kim jong—un arrived on a chinese aircraft. kim jong—un arrived on a chinese aircraft. we weren't sure which aircraft he would come on, and in the end it turned out he went on a chinese 747, that when to pyongyang this morning, picked him up and brought him here. after his arrival here, we are also waiting for the arrival of president donald trump, on his way from crete now on air force one, expected to land here this evening. then this extraordinary diplomatic event gets under way. first, both of these leaders first meeting with the singaporian prime minister, and then the main event, the really historic event, is the meeting between kimjong—un, the north korean leader,
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and president trump on tuesday morning. the first time a leader from north korea and a sitting us president has ever met. an enormous diplomatic event and a breakthrough. president trump has said it is a one—time shot at peace. so there is a lot riding on what happens here in singapore in the next few days. and we'll hear more from rupert in a few minutes' time. joining us from singapore is our correspondent barbara plett—usher. this will be an extraordinary summit, because normally with summits there are talks and negotiations beforehand paving the way for the meeting between the leaders, but this is really so unpredictable. we really have no
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idea how that will go? gallery—mac gas, as you said, it is very unusual for this kind of a meeting —— gas, as you said, it is very unusual for this kind of a meeting -- yes, and as you said it is very unusual. diplomats at a lower level for both sides normally get together, find out what each side can offer, what they are willing to give up, putting together a communique, writing it down, pretty scripted, so that when the most of the difficult decisions. this is the other way around. it is the two leaders, mr trump and mr kim, who will be deciding how to proceed. will there be a breakthrough at the beginning? it seems unlikely. more likely, they will establish a relationship, start a process. that is at least what mr trump has been talking about, and set the parameters for how diplomats can set the parameters for how diplomats ca n follow set the parameters for how diplomats can follow on afterwards in terms of the big issues, which are north korea giving up its nuclear weapons,
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what the us is demanding, and the lifting of sanctions for the north koreans, which is what pyongyang is demanding, and we don't really know how far demanding, and we don't really know howfar kim demanding, and we don't really know how far kim jong—un is willing to go in terms of denuclearisation. it is something that americans have been quite hard line about in their demands but it may be in the end that you get most of the sort of general declarations were the details are filled in later. but, yes, an extraordinary way to go about this kind of event, especially because the two have been such adversaries and now very leaders are getting together and we don't really know what they are going to come up with. for the moment, barbara, many thanks indeed. for the moment let's go back to rupert wingfield—hayes who witnessed the motorcade coming in. he is where the motorcade is. a bit of activity behind you, report. is that the motorcade about to move
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on? large limousines driving back into the saint regis hotel a few minutes ago. police motorbikes here. it looks like he's about to head up again at any moment and it looks he is going to the prime minister's office. he will have a bilateral meeting with the singaporean prime minister, so that is what kim jong—un is doing. let me see, no movement yet. we are expecting donald trump to touch down on your force one here at a military airport at about —— in about two hours. he will be staying at the shangri—la hotel, on the corner. huge security operation to get these two readers into singapore, and to move them around singapore. as you can see, the roads being shut down all the time as they move from one place to another. what are your thoughts about this extraordinary summit, which begins on tuesday? two hugely
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unpredictable leader. is barbara was saying earlier, this is doing it the sort of opposite way round to the way summits are normally done, and that could lead to an extraordinary breakthrough. if you have president trump and kimjong—un breakthrough. if you have president trump and kim jong—un in the room together, and they get along together, and they get along together and decide they want to do a deal, they are big characters, big egos, but they are the sort of characters who could form a really historic breakthrough, or the alternative is it could be a bit of alternative is it could be a bit of a disaster. there is no doubt when you talk to diplomats retired diplomats off the record, they say that the groundwork has simply not been done that you would normally do for summit like this to be a success. for summit like this to be a success. we willjust have a quick look at that motorcade parked there at the saint regis hotel, rupert, behind you. we can look a bit more closely, and as that prepares to move off, just give us an idea, as a long—term
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observer and reporter on the korean peninsula, rupert, do you genuinely think that the north korean leader wa nts think that the north korean leader wants and is prepared to go for this call of denuclearised asian? -- to go for this goal of denuclearisation? in my heart of hearts, i have to say it is very ha rd hearts, i have to say it is very hard to see how did north korea having spent tremendous cost in terms of isolation and also financial costs, to achieve that status of being a full nuclear power, how kim jong—un will turn around and just give that up. it is very, very hard to see the north korean leader doing so, but it appears that he does want to make his country economically better, and that he is committed to trying to end this isolation and to trying to lift sanctions. and he's going to have to give something up to do that. the question is what, how much and how fast. that is really the
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fundamental key to this. we're going to have to see in the next few days, what is he prepared to put on the line, what is he prepared to commit to down the road? and in what time frame? if he isn't, as you suggest, prepared to go for full denuclearisation, is the space, room for compromise? well, not if you see what the us government is currently saying. they are talking about full, verifiable denuclearisation, and not on a massive extended time frame. however, there are certainly people in south korea and in the us 's sake, look, ultimately we will acce pt sake, look, ultimately we will accept that north korea will have some sort of nuclear weapons, sort of pakistan deal where there are nuclear weapons, but they are sort of in the background, and is north korea would agree to some sort of intrusive inspections and sign up to the nonproliferation, the regime, it
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would have to do lots of things, but there is no sign at all that the trump administration would accept anything like that, and it would be hugely problematic for president trump to pull out of the iran nuclear deal then agreed to a deal with north korea that is worse than he said the deal was with iran. 0k, thank you, rupert wingfield—hayes, from singapore, outside the hotel where kim jong—un is staying. from singapore, outside the hotel where kimjong—un is staying. much more from rupert throughout the day as we continue coverage of that meeting. that is on tuesday, between kim jong—un meeting. that is on tuesday, between kimjong—un and meeting. that is on tuesday, between kim jong—un and donald trump. meeting. that is on tuesday, between kimjong—un and donald trump. you are watching bbc news. 17 minutes past 11. writing in the sunday telegraph, amber rudd, who backed remain, joins the former leader, iain duncan
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smith, the call for unity, arguing for changes to the eu withdrawal bill put forward by the house of lords. let's just take you back to singapore, then. we can show you some more alive pictures they are, from outside the st regis hotel in singapore, where the north korean delegation, including kim jong—un, is staying. correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes there was telling us the delegation are preparing to move off in the next few minutes for a meeting with singaporean officials. the actual summit was donald trump doesn't get under way until tuesday. he is still in the air, by the way. your force one expected to arrive a little later on in singapore. —— air force one is expected to arrive a little time. donald trump on his way from that meeting with the g7
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leaders in canada, which ended in disarray. we will be back in singapore alive for you in just a few more minutes. here, big companies will soon have to publish, and justify, the pay gap between high paid executives and their average worker. under new laws to be laid out in parliament tomorrow, uk listed companies with more than 250 employees will have to disclose the so—called "pay ratios" in their organisation every year. the tuc welcomed the move but says workers should also be appointed to boards. nobody is suggesting successful business leaders should not get remunerated well. but we do think there is an accountability, and we do think by having this kind of transparency and for the first time been able to see the ratio between the top pay in the boardroom and the average worker will mean that bosses will think twice about the decisions they make and it will deliver better decisions and fairer decisions for everybody concerned.
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the founder of the leave. eu campaign, arron banks, is facing new allegations about the extent of his contacts with senior russian officials. it's being reported that he held more meetings than previously disclosed, and that he was offered the chance to take part in a business deal involving six russian goldmines. the allegations have raised fresh questions about whether the kremlin sought to influence the outcome of the eu referendum in 2016. mr banks has confirmed he will appear before a committee of mps this week to answer questions about the brexit campaign. he says he is the victim of a "political witch—hunt. " sport now, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here's lizzie. good morning — we're starting with cricket and england are playing scotland in edinburgh in a one day international.
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england won the toss and chose to bowl first. and a short while ago, scotland were 28 without loss after four overs at the grange. scotland have never beaten england in an official international match. england are ranked number one in the world. there is the latest score now. meanwhile england's key test bowler james anderson is taking six weeks off to get over a long standing shoulder injury. he'll miss lancashire's forthcoming county matches but should be back to full fitness in time for england's test series against india in august. anderson, who's 35, is england's all time leading wicket taker in test cricket. tyson fury will next fight on august the 18th. the heavyweight won his comeback fight in manchester last night after two and a half years out of the sport. comfortably seeing off his unlikely albanian opponent sefer seferi who was totally outclassed in both technique and size. fury, who's the former unified world champion, looked farfrom his best
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and after two rounds of posturing including being warned for playing—up to the crowd — he eventually got down to fighting, an uppercut seemed to do the damage, and seferi retired just before the start of the fifth round. i enjoyed it, you know. it was about coming back, getting underthe lights again. like i said, getting used to being back in the ring. it has been a long time. if i'm being completely honest, could have knocked out in ten seconds really, could have done in the first round. that being honest. but what would that have done me? i got for mike burns instead of 30 seconds, basically, and i enjoyed it. got a good 4—macro and zen. tv exposure, baby! —— i got a good four rounds instead of 30 seconds. there's no word yet on who his opponent will be, but it'll certainly be a much tougher test than seferi — and boxing commentator steve bunce says fury is far from his best. can he get back to ship? i don't know. there was an interview he was doing on television last night, where he just turned serious, and
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doing on television last night, where hejust turned serious, and he said, i realise now, afterfour rounds of cloning and joking, just how hard it is going to be. i think he has come back, made a few pot—macs, a few wed, entertained 15,000 people, got people talking, but now he is going back to training camp —— made a few pounds. england's rugby union head coach eddie jones has played down his latest confrontation with fans. he was verbally abused by some south africa supporters, following england's narrow defeat to in the first test injohannesburg but he said he isn't worried because it was a great game of rugby. george turner became the first scotsman to score an international hat—trick for more than a decade, as scotland beat canada by 48 points to 10 in edmonton. this was a really encouraging win for a side full of fairly inexperienced players. rafael nadal will be looking to stretch his record of french open titles to 11 when he takes on dominic thiem in the final in paris this afternoon. and simona halep has a grand slam to her name at last, after coming from a set down to beat the us open winner sloane stephens.
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that's all the sport for now. more in an hour's time. fax, lizzie. back to singapore. —— back to singapore, thanks, lizzie. you can see the bodyguards running alongside kim jong—un, well, what we think is kim jong—un‘s limousine, there, running alongside it. we think he is going to go to meet singapore's prime minister, actually. donald trump is not there for a few more hours. you will be arriving about later on, and the summit itself takes place on tuesday, the summit between mr trump and kimjong—un, tuesday, the summit between mr trump and kim jong—un, this tuesday, the summit between mr trump
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and kimjong—un, this extraordinary summit really, which seemed unthinkable not very long ago, but is going to happen on tuesday. these are some of the support vehicles of the motorcade of the north korean leader, including what looks like a fire engine, actually, amongst other vehicles, heading off with the north korean leader. perhaps that's an ambulance. anyway... heading off to see the singaporean prime minister, and we gather this is the furthest from north korea that kimjong—un has ever been. he has been to china, but he hasn't been to singapore or anywhere like that. so that's the hotel, where he and the rest of the north koreans are staying, and for people in singapore, watching on the streets, and the waiting media, really quite an extraordinary sight. no one knows, frankly, what is going to be the result of the summit. as we have been discussing with our correspondents, in singapore, both
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kim jong—un correspondents, in singapore, both kimjong—un and correspondents, in singapore, both kim jong—un and donald trump, correspondents, in singapore, both kimjong—un and donald trump, in different ways, very unpredictable leaders. they have exchanged insults and called each other all sorts of names, but now are going to be meeting. donald trump said he will noa meeting. donald trump said he will no a few seconds potentially whether kim jong—un is no a few seconds potentially whether kimjong—un is a man he can do business with, but also saying he is perfectly prepared simply to walk away —— he will know in any few seconds. he will walk away very early on, if he has to. but at stake is really some hugely important issues. the denuclearisation of the korean peninsula, and whether or not kim jong—un will give up nuclear weapons. that is the latest from singapore. here, thousands of people are expected to take part in processions across the uk today to mark 100 years since some women won the right to vote. it's part of a uk—wide event that will see participants wearing colours of
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the suffrage movement. organisers hope the colours will create a mass artwork showing a striped banner. our correspondent frankie mccamley is at marble arch in central london. yes, as you can see preparations well under way for this march due to ta ke well under way for this march due to take place a little later. you can see one of these fantastic banners put up behind me. just tell me, what are we looking at? you are looking at shakti, the female principle of power in the universe, so she applies to all women everywhere, every creed, every race, everything. she is energy and she is capacity and ability and all those things. and six arms. she has six arms because, because she is female, she can do multitasking. she is able to do more than one thing at once. she
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also represent six asian achievers over the last hundred years, which include malala yousafzai. we have the astronaut, the suffragette, the indian suffragette. wonderful. thank you very much. that is just one of the hundred banners commissioned by 100 female artists across the country that are going to be making their way down to westminster. this is just their way down to westminster. this isjust one their way down to westminster. this is just one event of many taking place this year. joining the now is an organiser of the events across the year. how important is this one today? this is fantastic for every girland woman to today? this is fantastic for every girl and woman to be dissipated in. we have them in yorkshire, newcastle, across the country, really looking at what happened 100 years ago in 1914 to 18, how women's roles and responsibilities changed so roles and responsibilities changed so much during the first world war,
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and the massive achievement at the end for the suffragettes and suffragists of getting the vote for women. wonderful. and, finally, what are we expecting to see? you were involved heavily in the day's event? yes, organising the event in the four cities, london, belfast, cardiff and four cities, london, belfast, cardiffand edinburgh, four cities, london, belfast, cardiff and edinburgh, and the banners we have commissioned will be paraded through the streets as part of these huge processions in the colours of green, white and pilot of the suffragette flag, so all participants, tens of thousands of people, they will be dressed, to create a human banner, if you like, something that will take over the ceremonial streets of those cities, the seats of power, where for one afternoon in 100 years we will very definitely be centre stage. finally, what you want women to take away? it is an all—female event? what you want women to take away? it is an all-female event? yes, it is. each procession ends under a banner that says, my vote really makes a difference, and we would like all women to walk away thinking that
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really is true, that they need to step up, and take part in civic life, and actually follow directly in the footsteps of those ancestors who went before them. wonderful, thank you very much, helen, and jenny waldman. thank you forjoining us. jenny waldman. thank you forjoining us. the march starts at two o'clock and we will bring that to you live on the bbc news channel. back to you. all right, frankie, and a lovely day for it, thank you very much indeed. dateline london is coming up in a few minutes but first let's check out the weather for the rest of the country... we have thundery showers around mainly eastern england and southern scotland. some filtering into northern england. some for the channel islands, wales and northern ireland. mainly dry here but cloudy and somewhat cooler than elsewhere it is just

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