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this is bbc news. i'm christian fraser in singapore. the world awaits the summit between president trump and north korean leader kim jong—un about denuclearisation. president trump touched down in singapore on airforce one ahead of the summit on tuesday. mr kim is welcomed by the singapore prime minister — it's only his third trip abroad since becoming north korea's leader. as preparations gather pace here in singapore for the summit we'll bring you the latest. the other main headlines on bbc news: 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. because canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around.
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companies are to be forced to justify the pay gap between their highest and lowest earners. very good evening. welcome to singapore, it is ten o'clock local time and we are on the eve of something quite unprecedented in singapore, sitting us president about meet kim jong—un. that will not take place until tuesday morning but both delegations are here. president trump arriving a short time ago from the g7 summit in quebec, he touched down at the
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airbase on the eastern side of the island. there you go, you can see him coming out of the plane and quite an entourage with him as well for what is a very important summit. his national security adviserjohn bolton is with him, so is michael pompeo, who has been so instrumentals to these negotiations over the last two months. also quite a big press corps because there is huge interest in what is going on over the next few days. security at its tightest, over 5000 security personnel, all of it at a cost of $20 million to the singapore authorities. ahead of president trump, kimjong—un authorities. ahead of president trump, kim jong—un touched down mid—afternoon. he's already met his host, the singapore prime minister. jane frances kelly has the latest developments of the summit. from the g7 in canada to the summit in singapore. commentators are hoping president trump's meeting with kimjong un will be a great deal smoother than relations with his allies, who have been
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deeply unsettled by the imposition of us tariffs. when asked about how he felt the summit would pan out, the president said he would know within the first minute of meeting mr kim whether the north korean leader was serious about the nuclear negotiations. you know the way they say you know if you're going to like somebody in the first five seconds? you ever hear that one? well, i think that very quickly i will know whether or not something good is going to happen. i also think i will know whether or not it will happen fast. the north korean leader has already arrived in singapore, amid tight security. both men have had an extraordinarily volatile relationship over the past 18 months, trading insults and threatening war before announcing a surprise face—to—face meeting. the summit is costing around $20 million to stage,
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but the prime minister of singapore says it is a price worth paying. i would say, plus or minus, it is around $20 million. we may be able to recoup a little bit of that, but i think it is a cost which we are willing to pay, and it is our contribution to an international endeavour which is in our profound interest. the prime minister and north korean leader appeared relaxed in each other‘s company before cameras but whatever happens with mr trump behind closed doors is anyone's guess. the summit will take place on the island of sentosa. mr kim can reflect on the glory of bringing the president of the united states to the negotiating table. kim jong un wants to rebuild the north korean economy, but whether he will give up his main bargaining chip is still hotly debated. no final deal is expected from the summit. jane frances kelly, bbc news. it's quite interesting how deep the
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sanctions have bitten in north korea, that the leader came here on a 747 korea, that the leader came here on a 7a7 lent to him by the chinese. their words two others that came, and one apparently was carrying his sister who was also part of the delegation. 0ne sister who was also part of the delegation. one of the interesting things is how many seniorfigures from the top echelons of the leadership in north korea are here in singapore. this is a state that is suspicious and paranoid so to bring so many high—ranking officials is an interesting thing. i thought i would give you a view of the backdrop because it is quite spectacular. 0ver backdrop because it is quite spectacular. over here you will see the main financial district of singapore, this is where the banks are. this ship on stilts you can see is the marina bay sands which is a huge resort. it dominates the singapore skyline. it is owned by sheldon adelson, a billionaire
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american businessmen, he was the biggest donor in fact to president trump's campaign, quite influential in the early days in 2016. the hotel at the thought of it is the old colonial british post office, now a very posh hotel. to the left, it is not lit just as well very posh hotel. to the left, it is not litjust as well but very posh hotel. to the left, it is not lit just as well but you very posh hotel. to the left, it is not litjust as well but you can see the big baseball glove, that is the artand the big baseball glove, that is the art and science museum, then off to the left this is the singapore flyer so the left this is the singapore flyer so it is quite a spectacular backdrop that we have with the singapore riverjust backdrop that we have with the singapore river just running backdrop that we have with the singapore riverjust running beneath us. singapore riverjust running beneath us. that is where of course president trump and kim jong—un are going to be driving through over the course of the next few days. they are somewhat course of the next few days. they are somewhat more course of the next few days. they are somewhat more that way, inside the diplomatic district of singapore so the diplomatic district of singapore so there's two hotels, one is the shangri—la where donald trump is staying, then another 5—star hotel
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with a presidential suite that gusts around $10,000 per night is where kim jong—un will be staying, and the summit will be on the little island to the south of the main island called sentosa and that will be cut off from the main island and barts where they will be on tuesday for their important meeting. what will they be discussing the meeting? let's remind ourselves what the us is likely to be wanting to get out of this summit. in short, for north korea to give up its nuclear weapons but mr trump acknowledged that it "will take longer" than one meeting to realise that goal. president trump has indicated he might accept a phasing out of the programme, in exchange for a review of sanctions. both men place great importance on personal connections — that could be enough to get the peace process moving. and the president says the north's human rights record will be brought up too.
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that's important to a lot of people because kim jong—un has that's important to a lot of people because kimjong—un has been fated over the last few months by various world leaders including the south korean president and now the singapore by minister and american president, but let's not forget this isa president, but let's not forget this is a gangster state. 1% of the north korean population are in who likes, it's a brutal regime, they have starved their people in the past so we should be very clear and measured about what we are dealing with and a lot of people say it is important human rights are discussed. —— 1% of the north korean population are in gulags. let's take a look at what the north korean side is hoping to achieve. well north korea has spent decades building up its nuclear programme for one reason, to guarantee the state's survival. so if it scales down its weapons programmes,
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it will want a reduction of the us military presence on the peninsula. kim jong—un also wants to be a global player, treated as an equal alongside china, russia, japan, and south korea. so president trump will have to be careful not to give him too much, but not insult him by calling him rocket man. and north korea needs money so they are desperate for all international sanctions to be lifted which will allow them to actively engage in international trade. it is late in singapore at the moment but in the united states they are waking up and it is the sunday political programmes so lots of reaction to president trump arriving here. the pictures are being beamed back to the united states. senator
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lindsey graham is in the republican party, quite close to donald trump, he says if diplomacy fails this week then they need to put force on the table. as an aside, we should say he has a bill ready to go in that case. north korea says we will try to run out the clock, north korea has to understand that there is a political calendar here. they always try to out run presidents in theirfirst term in office, that will not happen this time, so some fairly strong language. another one here from a democrat senator who says it's all right coming to singapore for discussion but what's important is getting the right deal, giving kim jong—un recognition with this meeting, he said, in exchange we need chemical and biological weapons on the table. there we go, that is kim jong—un meeting the singapore
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foreign minister earlier today. in fa ct foreign minister earlier today. in fact the foreign minister paid a lightning visit to pyongyang. he's just back from a young yang, who was instrumental in making the final arrangements for the north korean delegation and you can see them there behind kim jong—un. delegation and you can see them there behind kimjong—un. so the negotiations were on and off, now back on again, and we all go for a summit meeting on tuesday. —— we are go. the g7 summit in canada has ended in disarray after president trump rebuked the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau. mr trudeau told reporters that canada would not be pushed around on trade tariffs, prompting mr trump to accuse him of being "dishonest and weak". the president then withdrew his endorsement of a joint communique on the importance of free trade. from quebec, our correspondent gary 0'donoghue reports. scarcely 2a hours after the president arrived at a summit
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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 that something was wrong came early when the president showed up late for a leaders' 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 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%. tariffs are going to come way down because we... people cannot 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 posted on social media by the german chancellor herself. but when she faced the cameras, she said a common statement didn't
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mean the differences had been taken off the table. translation: for us, it was important that we have a commitment to a rule—based trade order, that we continue to fight against protectionism, and that we want to reform the world trade organization. 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 seem 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 on justin's false statements, i 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.
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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. labour has said it will seek to change the government's plans for brexit in the commons on tuesday. but labour's brexit spokesman, sir keir starmer, said the votes this week were not the last chance to alter the british approach — there would be other opportunities in the coming weeks. here's our political correspondent, susana mendonca. dark clouds are gathering ahead of a crucial vote for the government this week. backbench tories are threatening to rebel and labour says this will not be their only chance to do so. the idea that this tuesday or this wednesday is the last chance saloon on a single market deal is misconceived. there will be another chance with those bills. i hope we get significant victories this week on the things that matter, which is the meaningful vote, the customs union. the "meaningful vote" refers to giving parliament the power
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to force ministers back to the negotiating table and have a final say on what to do next if there is no deal between britain and the eu. the government wants ministers to keep hold of that decision—making power. people thinking about voting against the government this week need to think very seriously about it. the most important thing is we get the legislation through, because it avoids the legal cliff edge. it makes sure we have a smooth legal transition in relation to brexit and sends the prime minister into thejune council with the wind in her sails. from opposite ends of the brexit debate, brexiteer iain duncan smith and former home secretary amber rudd, a key remainer, have joined forces to urge potential tory rebels to vote with the government. but this veteran pro—european says this week's votes could help the prime minister to fend off cabinet brexiteers. when we get to a final negotiated deal with the european union then we will be in a crisis if they behave in exactly the same way and insist on vetoing it all.
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we need to rescue the prime minister from this terrible treatment she is getting. theresa may will hope that any showdown with her backbenchers now won't leave her in a weakened position ahead of talks with eu leaders later this month. susana mendonca, bbc news. the founder of the leave. eu campaign, arron banks, is facing new allegations about the extent of his contact 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 gold mines. the allegations have raised fresh questions about whether the kremlin sought to influence the outcome of the eu referendum in 2016. mr banks says he is the victim of a political witch—hunt. the headlines on bbc news: president trump has arrived in singapore for an historic
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summit on denuclearisation with north korean leader, king jong—un. mr kim has already been greeted by singapore's prime minister. the landmark meeting with mr trump will take place on tuesday. the g7 summit ends in disarray over trade tariffs — president trump lashes out at the canadian prime minister calling him dishonest and weak. and in sport... rafael nadal is playing in his 11th french open final. his opponent is dominci thiem who has beaten nadal on clay this year. first set 6—4. scotland's cricketers have made their highest one day internatioal total — 371—5 against england in a one off odi at the grange. egnland are three without loss. former world champion tyson fury‘s return to boxing
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was over afterjust four rounds. fury‘s albanian opponent, sefer seferi, retired just before the start of the fifth round. it was fury‘s first fight for two and a half years. i'll be back with more on those stories in around an hour. big companies will soon have to justify the gap in salary between their highest paid executives and the average worker. the business secretary, greg clark, wants publicly listed companies with more than 250 employees to publish their pay gap every year. labour says the policy won't change pay disparity and accused the government of being unwilling to take on bosses. our business correspondent, joe lynam, has more. three of the best paid executives in the uk last year — sir martin sorrell, rakesh kapoor and pascal soriot. between them they earn £70 million. the amount senior bosses get paid compared to their staff will be brought into sharp relief from january next year. the average earnings for a ftse 100 chief executive were £45 million last year, that is 120 times more than what the average employee earned. from january, publicly listed firms
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must publish their pay ratios. but there will be no official cap on them. nobody is suggesting that successful business leaders shouldn't get remunerated well, but we do think there is an accountability. we do think by having this transparency and for the first time being able to see that ratio between the top pay in the boardroom and the average worker, that will mean that bosses will think twice about the decisions that they make and that will lead to better decisions and fairer decisions for everybody concerned. the cbi said comparing pay ratios between different sectors was as meaningless as comparing apples with oranges. the tuc welcomes the new rules, but called for workers to sit on company boards. joe lynam, bbc news. processions are taking place all over the uk to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote. those taking part are wearing either green, white or violet — the colours of the suffrage
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movement. let's cross to belfast and our reporter michael fitzpatrick. ican i can see behind you there is young and old side by side, what was the atmosphere like? it's a brilliant atmosphere like? it's a brilliant atmosphere here in belfast this afternoon, around 5000 women have been taking part in the belfast procession which began at the titanic slipways around an hour ago, and made its way through this city streets to its finishing point here at belfast city hall. among those taking part was the newly elected lord mayor of belfast, only the fifth woman to have ever held the position. we also have a significant number of women carrying flags and banners today which have been specially produced for this event, 14 specially produced for this event, 1a different women's groups from
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across northern ireland creating those banners which reflect hopes and concerns of women in northern ireland today. a number of women also carrying flags and wearing t—shirts calling for a relaxation of the abortion laws in northern ireland which they feel are too restrictive, and that follows the recent referendum in the republic of ireland which saw the ban on abortion overturned. in terms of the turnout, organisers will be very pleased. over 5000 women taking part in the march and the weather has played a big part in that. as for the women involved in the parade, some of them said it was important they come down to commemorate an important moment in history when women were given the right to vote finally, but they also said it was important they continue to campaign for women's rights in the future. michael, i'm thinking there is a hint of violet in your tie as a nod
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to today, am i right? then maybe, yes, green and white and violet are the colours of the suffragette movement. we saw during the parade that the women were split into three groups, in those colours, and that has very much been the three colours of today's event. michael fitzpatrick in belfast, thank you. honorary woman of the day. as the procession in cardiff prepared to get under way earlier our reporter teleri glynjones spoke to some of those participating. joining me now is one woman who has afamily joining me now is one woman who has a family connection with the suffrage movement, louisa helen johnson, emmeline pankhurst was your great great great aunt so how does it feel to be here today? great great great aunt so how does it feelto be here today? i'm immensely proud, very moved. it is
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such a monumental occasion for history and i'm so proud. thank you, and alsojoining history and i'm so proud. thank you, and also joining me history and i'm so proud. thank you, and alsojoining me is that —— beth and alsojoining me is that —— beth and who's for making this quilt. what have you been doing until now to get this ready? i have been working in the craft centre with my friend who was the lead artist. we wanted to make a contemporary banner, it's actually a quilt reflecting the tradition of women making quilts to make a living and we have used a welsh slogan that says "use your voice, use your vote" because we have to keep raising our voices and it's important to remember that. what is it like for you to have been working on something here like thousands of other women across wales, bringing
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it here and seeing the banners that other women have been making and you are part of the procession?m other women have been making and you are part of the procession? it is the cooperation and commitment across the country as a whole that people still feel strongly that there is more to be done in order to achieve equality and ensure people are treated fairly throughout the world. i think it is a significant feeling. you start off in your isolated spaces working together, building commitment in the community, then seeing it multiply is fantastic. thank you to both of you. there are thousands of people here today hoping to really make that mark. our correspondent frankie mccamley is in central london. it's fabulous to see that you are pa rt it's fabulous to see that you are part of the living artwork today! absolutely and that has been one of the big things about today. everyone was given a different colour scarf, this is violet and we also have green and white, as they are
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flooding through london, thousands of women with banners dressed in the suffragette uniform making their way from hyde park, heading all the way down piccadilly on to trafalgar square. right now they are common past downing street and they will make their way here outside the houses of parliament. this is a very iconic area becausejust houses of parliament. this is a very iconic area because just a few metres away the statue of millicent fawcett that was revealed just a couple of months ago, the first female statue to make her way outside the houses of parliament. they will be heading through an archway book with me now is some of the ladies and young ladies who have been marching. sofia, you arejust ten. here we go, you can see all of them making their way past. why was it so important for you to come down today? because it is 100 years of women's votes. have you had a good time? yes. why was it so important
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to bring sofia down? it's important the younger generation understand the younger generation understand the work the suffragettes did and use their vote in the future. plan to come down together, what has today been like for you? very warm and sunny but fantastic to see the women coming together. speaking of different generations, barbara thank you forjoining us. why have you been marching today? we are a group of members from wokingham district, a women's organisation helping women and girls in particular and we thought it was important to come along and join in the march and we have been energised to see so many women of every generation here. and just seeing all of these women of all generations and different backgrounds walking alongside you, what does it feel like?” backgrounds walking alongside you, what does it feel like? i think it's
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absolutely wonderful, it is e— and it has given a great marvellous and it has given a great lift for winning, particularly equal pay as they are all shouting, and it's been a wonderful day. there are a lot of movements, there is the equal pay movement and me too, how do you think it is changing? tits has changed a lot as a result of various problems in hollywood so it is all for the good. thank you for joining us and good with the luck rest of the march, only a couple of hundred meters until they make their way outside the houses of parliament, going through a big archway that says "my vote really makes a difference". thank you. look at that sea of women behind you! thank you. a gorgeous day in london, let's find out how the rest of the country is looking with louise. iama country is looking with louise. i am a glass half full kind of woman so the weather over the last couple
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of weeks has been pretty good, hasn't it? most of us have sunny spells to close out our weekend and it will feel quite warm in the sunshine as well. showers perhaps most widely across eastern scotland and north east england, values of 2a degrees. we've run the risk of some sharp showers developing into the south—west, and if these happen they could linger through the night as well but elsewhere it will be a quiet night with some mist forming and temperatures at around 9—14d. it will be a cloudy and grey start of the date, the sunshine will burn through quite promptly out to the west and then nibble away at the cloud on the north sea coast. some possibly thundery showers around but in the warmth we will see highs again of 2a degrees, 75 fahrenheit. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. president trump is in singapore for an historic summit on denuclearisation with north korean leader king jong—un.
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mr trump described it as a "one—time shot" at peace and said both leaders were in "unknown territory". mr kim arrived several hours earlier and has been greeted by singapore's prime minister. the meeting with mr trump will take place on tuesday. france has condemned president trump's description of the canadian prime minister as "dishonest and weak" in a tweet following the g7 meeting in quebec. president macron said diplomacy cannot be dictated by "fits of anger". companies are to be forced to justify the pay gap between their highest and lowest earners. the tuc has welcomed the move, but says workers should also be
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