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this is bbc news. the headlines at four: president trump is in singapore for an historic summit on denuclearisation with north korean leader, king jong—un. mr kim arrived several hours earlier. the meeting with mr trump will take place on tuesday. france condemns president trump's description of the canadian prime minister as "dishonest and weak" in a tweet following the g7 meeting in quebec. companies are to be forced to justify the pay gap between their highest and lowest earners. also: 100 years since some women won the right to vote. processions are taking place all over the uk with women wearing the colours of the suffragette movement — green, white and violet. and newsbeat documentaries explores formula e racing and the shift towards electric cars. that's in half an hour here on bbc news. good afternoon
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and welcome to bbc news. president trump and the north korean leader kim jong—un have arrived in singapore. the two leaders will come face—to—face on tuesday morning, for the first—ever meeting between a sitting us president and the leader of north korea. their talks will be the first between the leaders of their countries and people in the region hope the encounter will promote peace and stability. christian fraser is in singapore. we are on the evil something quite unprecedented here in singapore, sitting us president about to meet kim jong—un. that meeting will not ta ke kim jong—un. that meeting will not take place until tuesday morning. president trump arrived a short time ago, touching down at the airbase on the eastern side of the island. you
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can see him coming out of the plane, and quite an entourage has come with him as well for what is a very important summit so his national security adviserjohn bolton is with him, so too mike pompeo who has been so him, so too mike pompeo who has been so instrumental to these negotiations over the last two months. also quite a big score because there is huge interest in singapore in what is going on over the next few days, some 3000 people have been accredited by the singapore authorities. security is at its tightest, over 5000 security personnel at a cost of $20 million to the singapore authorities. head of president trump, kim jong—un touched down in mid—afternoon. he's already met his post, the singapore prime minister. jane frances kelly has the latest
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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 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, but the prime minister of singapore says it is a price worth paying.
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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 l§§§i§f§l§l§§§f§§i igléjgégg’ifi’géfifiwwfl 7 ”w company. the meeting 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. he 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 sanctions have bitten in north korea, that the leader
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came here on a 7a7 lent to him by the chinese. there were two others that came, and one apparently was carrying his sister who was also part of the delegation. one of the interesting things is how many senior figures from the top echelons of the leadership in north korea are here in singapore. this is a state that is supremely 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. over here you will see the main financial district of singapore, these tall buildings, 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 american businessmen, he was the biggest donor in fact to president trump's campaign, quite influential
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in the early days in 2016. the hotel at the foot of it is the old colonial british post office, now a very posh hotel. to the left, it is not litjust as well but you can see the big baseball glove, that is the art and science museum, then off to the left this is the singapore flyer so it's quite a spectacular backdrop that we have with the 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 more that way, inside 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 400 metres down the road, with a presidential suite that gusts
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costs 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 that's 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. that's important to a lot of people
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because kimjong—un has been fated over the last few months by various world leaders including the south korean president and now the singapore prime minister and american president, but let's not forget this is a gangster state. i% of the north korean population are in gulags, 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. 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, it will want a reduction of the us military presence on the peninsula. 28,000 american troops currently in
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south korea. kim jong—un also wants to be a global player, that's what he wants, to be considered in the same circles. so president trump will have to be careful not to give him too much, but not to 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's late here 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 the pictures we were seeing are being beamed back to the united states. just some interesting things to
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bring you. senator 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 outrun presidents in their first term in office, that will not happen this time, he says, so some fairly strong language. bob menendez, 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 kimjong—un meeting the singaporean foreign minister earlier today.
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in fact the foreign minister paid a lightning visit to pyongyang. he's just back from pyongyang, he was instrumental in making the final arrangements for the north korean delegation and you can see them there behind kim jong—un. so the negotiations were on and off, now back on again, and we are go for a summit meeting on tuesday. thank you, and we'll have more from singapore with christian in the next hour. 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. 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,
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she said a common statement didn't 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 onjustin'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
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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 0'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.
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the "meaningful vote" refers to giving parliament the power 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 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
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of a political witch—hunt. the headlines on bbc news: president trump is in singapore for an historic summit on de—nuclearisation 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. france condemns president trump's description of the canadian prime minister as "dishonest and weak" in a tweet following the g7 meeting in quebec. sport now, and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre, here's karthi gna nasegaram. good afternoon. rafeal nadal is attempting to win an 11th french open title — he has taken the first two sets against dominic thiem, the seventh seed at roland garros, 6—4 6—3. going with this server at the start
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of the third set. rafael nadal is on track to extend his record to an 11 french open title. cricket and england are playing scotland in a one—off one day international. scotland made their highest one day internatioal total — 371—5. an impressive 140 from calum macleod. in reply england are 141—1. england's lead test wicket takerjames anderson isn't involved in today's game and he is now out for six weeks after being told to rest a long standing shoulder injury. anderson should be back to full fitness in time for england's test series against india in august. geraint thomas has won cycling's criterium de dauphine, the warm up race for the tour de france. the welshman finished just behind adam yates on the final stage today to hold onto the leader's yellowjersey. thomas and yates with a british one—two in the overall stadnings. it's the sixth success for team sky in the last eight
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years with chris froome and bradley wiggins having won the race prior to winning the tour de france. it was a british one—two at the leeds round of the world triathlon series with vicky holland leading home georgia taylor brown. holland, who is the olympic bronze medallist, managed to recover from a difficult changeover from swimming to the bike and went on to take the victory. it's holland's third world triathlon series win but her first on home soil. georgia taylor—brown finished 17 seconds behind for her first world series podium. i was pretty much no use, i felt like i was holding on all day. it took a full lap on the rom to find my legs. i can't believe i have won it! every time i thought, you are going to win this, i thought stop thinking about that, stay relaxed
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and keep your stride length long, but coming up on the last lap, i thought, this is mine now. live pictures from leeds as the men's race has been going for around half an hour. alastair brownlee isn't involved after the olympic champion had to pull out of the event through injury but his brother jonny is competing. you can follow it all right now on bbc two. just three days after breaking the british record with a new lifetime best, dina asher—smith ran just a hundredth of a second slower to win the women's 100 metres at the stockholm diamond league. at thursday's meeting in oslo, she ran a 10.92 but was narrowly denied victory by ivory coast's murielle ahoure. today, the 22—year—old ran a 10.93 but managed to go one better, and beat ahoure to first place. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you at around 5:30. thank you.
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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, ra kesh 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 ftse100 chief executive were £4.5 million last year, that is 120 times more than what the average employee earned. from january, publicly listed firms 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
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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. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, announced new proposals to ensure all hospitality workers receive 100% of their tips, if his party comes to power. he called on the owners of restaurants and bars to stop taking a cut from the money given to staff by customers. he claims any eventual changes could affect around two million people across the uk. mr corbyn told us from the conference centre in southport why these proposals are important.
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some employers take the tips away, or don't pay them fairly to the staff, or in some cases take out an administration fee, or even a credit card fee. what we're saying is we'll legislate to make sure every restaurant worker gets their fair share of the tips that we all give when we go into a restaurant. it seems to me just a basic piece of fairness and justice. joining me now is former waitress amy bjork. thank you for coming in. what is your experience of working... a bad experience, i take it, of working in a restaurant? i was working in a popular american restaurant chain for around two years, and when i first started i was reassured 100% of my tips would go to me and me alone, but in practice we would tip
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10% of the bartenders and 10% of the serving assistants and people who make our desert because they affect the service so they deserve a cut. i was under the impression i would be receiving at least 80% of the tips that came to me. however in recent times it has been put in practice that 40% of the tips we earn on card are being taken and given to the kitchen staff instead of a pay rise. in my opinion the company are trying to play this off as a fair move for the kitchen because they deserve a cut of the tips, however this is not afair cut of the tips, however this is not a fair move. it was an independent decision, there was no consultation with any of the staff, however they did say they spoke to us, which they did say they spoke to us, which they did not. and it is not a solid pay rise for the kitchen either because tips fluctuate so as national living wage has risen they are not getting
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the pay rise they deserve. jeremy corbyn has described it as stolen money. absolutely. apart from leaving, what other options do hospitality staff have to them?|j definitely hospitality staff have to them?” definitely think joining hospitality staff have to them?” definitely thinkjoining a union. i would not be here today if i did not join unite and i thanked them so much for the work they have been putting in and support from workers alike so i would definitely advise joining the union. where does the problem come? is it cash and card? because a lot of customers are very confused. before i make a tip, i a lwa ys confused. before i make a tip, i always ask, are you going to get this money? just clarify it. we have a lot more people tipping in cash as we have been spreading the word of what is going on but in a lot of places we were told by the company they have reviewed its competitors
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and that's what led to this decision to ta ke and that's what led to this decision to take card graduate it so it implies that because everyone else is doing it it's ok for us to do it as well so i think for most chains that card gratuity is not going to the servers. very quickly, do you get the sense that these trunk schemes i've heard about and also the tipping scheme is being used underhand by restaurants to top up a minimum wage orto underhand by restaurants to top up a minimum wage or to make up rather a minimum wage or to make up rather a minimum wage? i am on the absolute minimum wage? i am on the absolute minimum andi minimum wage? i am on the absolute minimum and i have been ever since i worked there but i have been 0k minimum and i have been ever since i worked there but i have been ok with that because the tips i get bumped up my that because the tips i get bumped up my income. they make a big difference? absolutely. we have run out of time, but thank you. thank you for having me. processions have been taking place all over the uk to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote. those taking part wore either green,
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white or violet — the colours of the suffrage movement. 0ur correspondent frankie mccamley has been speaking to some of the marchers in central london. hundreds of thousands of women, i can't tell you how many women i have seen — with banners, dressed in the suffragettes' uniform, making their way from hyde park, heading all the way down piccadilly, then on to trafalgar square, right now they're coming past downing street and they're going to make their way right here outside the houses of parliament. and this 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 right here outside the houses of parliament. they're going to make their way down here and head through an archway, butjust with me some is some of the ladies — ladies and young ladies who have been marching. sophia, you'rejust ten. and here we go, just behind us you can see all of them making their way past.
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sophia, why was it so important for you to come down today? because it's100 years of women's votes. yeah? and have you had a good time? is this your first march? yes. well, there you have it, and claire, mum, why was it so important to bring your sophia down? i think it's really important that the younger generation understand the important work that the suffragettes did and that they really use their vote in the future. and to come down together, what's the day been like for you? very warm, very sunny, but fantastic to see so many women together and you can can hear them very noisily celebrating the 100 years of women having the vote today. and speaking of different generations, barbara, thank you so much forjoining us. now, tell us why you're here today, why you have been marching? i met of group of activists from wokingham district, the women's organisation, helping women and girls in particular and we thought it was really important to come along and join in the march and we have been energised to see so many women of every generation here. ann, just seeing all of these women of all generations, all different
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backgrounds, what did you think? i think it's absolutely wonderful. i think it's marvellous and i think it's given a great lift for women, particularly equal pay, as they're all shouting. it's been a wonderful day. that is it, there are a lot of movements, there is me too, there is equal pay, what do you think of women's rights, how they‘ re changing? well i think they have changed a lot over the last year, haven't they? as the result of various problems in hollywood etc, so it's all to the good, isn't it. wonderful, well thank you very much, thank you all forjoining us and good luck with the rest of the march. not long to go — only a couple of hundred of metres until they make their way to the very end of this, just outside the houses of parliament, going through a big archway that says, "my vote really makes a difference." time for the weather forecast — here's louise lear. well i'm a glass half full kind of
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girl, so the weather for the last few weeks has been pretty good. i know there have been some showers around. but for most sunny spells to close out the weekend. and it will feel warm in the sunshine as well. showers perhaps most widely across eastern scotland and north—east england. highs of 2a degrees. we run the risk of a few showers in the south west and if they could happen they could linger through night. elsewhere, it is a quiet night with some mist forming and temperatures at around nine to 1a degrees. almost stuck in repeat a cloudy start, the sunshine will burn through promptly out to the west and nibble away at


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