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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at six. president trump is in singapore for an historic summit on de—nuclearisation with north korean leader, king jong—un. mr kim arrived several hours earlier. the meeting with mr trump will take place on tuesday. tory mps are urged to rally round theresa may as the government prepares for a series of crucial parliamentary votes on brexit. also: 100 years since some women won the right to vote. processions have been taking place all over the uk, with women wearing the colours of the suffragette movement — green, white and violet. in sport, world number one rafael nadal wins his 11th french open title, by beating austria's dominic thiem in straight sets. and meet the author speaks to the american author kevin powers
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about his second novel a shout in the ruins. good evening and welcome to bbc news. president trump and the north korean leader, kim jong un, have arrived in singapore, the 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. from singapore, here's christian fraser. hello and welcome to singapore. we are on the eve of something quite unprecedented here in singapore. there is nothing routine about this summit at all. first time a sitting president has met a north korean eater. normally there will be weeks and months of preamble and meetings among lower—level aides before the leaders would even think of coming together, but of course this time it
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is the other way around. this time the us administration has had just three months to prepare. there is an awful lot that we don't know about the summit. one of the biggest questions is how serious kimjong—un really is about denuclearisation and whether he can meet the american timeline that is being sent out. very strong words today from senior republicans in washington. this time, they are not going to be messed around by the north koreans, this is not going to go on for years, said senator lindsey graham, they want something to happen during the first time of this administration. so those are fairly stiff demands for the north korean side. nonetheless, kim jong—un was here and plenty of time. he arrived first on sunday afternoon, and very quickly was into a meeting with the singaporean prime minister. bbc has been watching the developments. from the g7 in canada, to the summit in singapore, commentators are hoping president trump's meeting with kimjong—un
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will be a great deal smoother than relations with its 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 nuclear negotiations. you know the way they say that you know if you're going to like somebody in the first five seconds was not you ever hear that one? well, i think that very quickly i'll know whether or not something that is going to happen. i also think i'll 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's a price worth paying. i would say, plus or minus, it's around $20 million.
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we may be able to recoup a little bit of that, but i think it is a cost which we are willing and it's 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 the cameras. but what happens with mr trump behind closed doors is anyone‘s guess. the historic summit will take place on the island. mr kim has achieved the queued also sitting at the same table of the president of the united states will stop he wants to rebuild the north korean economy. but whether he will ultimately give up his main bargaining chip is still debated. no final deal is expected from this summit. jane frances kelly, bbc news. one of the most interesting things about the north korean delegation is the way they arrive. if you want to know how deep
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the sanctions are, you only need to look at what mr kim arrived on. he came on air china 747, it that had been loaned to him by the chinese side which tells you two things — first of all he doesn't have a blanket enough to get here to a summit in singapore and secondly just how involved the chinese side is that every step of this negotiation. and also what is interesting is the size of the delegation. really the top figures from the hierarchy in north korea, they are all here. so his his chief of staff, his head of foreign affairs, and his sister came on a separate plane here to singapore as well. so the top echelons if you will, of north korea, they are all here in singapore for the time being. there are three hotels that are at the centre of the world's attention at the moment. here in singapore for this historic summit. the white house confirmed last week that the two leaders will hold their talks at the 5—star hotel on sentosa, a resort island off singapore's southern coast.
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the fact it is separated by water makes it quite a secure venue. there isjust one road onto the island, and of course that can be cut off. however the two men are staying elsewhere. mr trump is at the shangri—la hotel where us presidents have stayed before. a 5—star hotel in the diplomatic district of the city. and mr kimjong—un, well, he is staying at the saint regis hotel, which is to stay nine minute walk or a five minute drive from where mr trump is staying. and there is a presidential suite in that hotel which would cost you a cool $10,000 a night. my colleague has been taking a close look at the two leaders choice of accommodation. so, this is the back entrance to the shangri—la hotel, and this is where we saw president trump's motorcade come in a short while ago. you can see the level of security there.
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we saw him in his big presidential limousine called the monster, waving to us as he went past. for me the key moment was a couple of moments later we saw from flash photography, the very distinctive pictures of the national security adviser john bolton with his distinctive walrus moustache in the back of that car. many people have speculated president trump would not bring him to this summit, well, he is here. and he is very, very much disliked by the north koreans. so that is an interesting aspect of this. we are now going to go off to work kim jong—un is staying, which is not far away. so that took all about five minutes. we are now outside the saint regis hotel. this is where we saw kimjong—un arrive in his big motorcade, in his maybach limousine earlier today. this is a huge event for singapore. it's probably the biggest diplomatic event that is taking place here, well, in this country's short 60—year history. when kim jong—un arrived
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here this afternoon, there were north korean cameramen standing in this street, filming his motorcade arrive. when he left to meet the singaporean prime minister, there were north korean cameramen in his motorcade coming it as he went through the streets of singapore. whatever happens during the next few days, whether there is a historic breakthrough are not coming kim jong—un has already achieved one of his goals, and that is to turn himself from a few months ago being a complete pariah, cut off from the rest of the world, to effectively entering the world stage as a statesman and as a leader of the nuclear power. so, the summit on tuesday. we will bring you all the preamble tomorrow. donald trump do to me tomorrow before his team get down to business to suggest what they would demand from kim jong—un. but to suggest what they would demand from kimjong—un. but i will hand it back to you in the studio. studio: that was christian fraser
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there in singapore. here, 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 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
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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. 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.
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susana mendonca, bbc news. the founder of the ‘leave—dot—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‘. police in essex have called off the search for a woman who worked as a door—to—door debt collector, after finding a body in a house. tina cantello, who was a9, was last seen on friday evening as she went out to work. a man is being held on suspicion of murder. 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
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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 pascsal 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 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
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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. well kate bell, who is head of economics and social affairs at the tuc, told me a little earlier about one of the ways that pay unfairness, at work, could be tackled. if we actually want to reduce those gaps which we think is really important, then we do need need more change. and we think a really important step forward would be to allow workers to speak in the committees went chief executive's pay is actually set. just the idea of giving the employee a voice in the boardroom — don't you think that will add a further obstruction to getting things done and moving forward?
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not at all. employees have a voice in the boardroom, a guaranteed place in most european countries, in 19 of 27 european countries, this is perfectly normal business. i'm often quite surprised at when executives think there'll be something strange about allowing the people who work for them to actually speak up on issues like chief executive pay. we have seen these disparities really widen pretty horrifically over time. i think your package was saying that the average ftse chief executive now earns 120 times the pay of the average worker. so i think most people agree that something does have to change. the idea is that fair economy works for everyone. if we go down this route — it hasn't been passed yet, it is january next year — how will that translate? you said about narrowing that gap — are we talking about pegging back executive pay? or increasing the pay of lower earners? well, we've seen workers
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in britain in the longest pay squeeze for 200 years. right now, i think most people watchign this will realise their pay hasn't been going up, while the pay of chief executives has been soaring. i think we very much want to see an increase in pay for the average worker. that's absolutely our priority. but i do think we should be looking at the pay of those top bosses and we should be calling for a restraint. many people running these businesses are saying, "we are going to risk losing our top—flight executives here". because it's a bit like the brain drain — they're going to go somewhere where they don't have to go, through this process. like i think the leader of the tuc, and a lot of these high—earners shrug and don't really care. is there a risk that that's going to happen and they'll leave? well, i think they have to think about why people are motivated to do theirjob. most of us go to to do ourjob of course partly for the pay, but also because we want to make a success of ourjob. we care about it, we're
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passionate about it. and i think most people would want to employ somebody who is motivated by those kind of reasons rather than whether their pay packet is, you know, slightly bigger than the next boss next door. labour think that the tories aren't doing enough. i think the tuc generally also say that it's a start. labour think that we should be taking on the bosses. how? taking on the bosses. do you agree with that? taking on the bosses. a really important step forward would be what we have called for — allowing workers to speak up in the boardroom and on the committees that actually set that pay. that's about workers having a voice, it is not about them having a veto over those decisions, but i think it is important we have allowed people who have got the everyday experience of work to actually have a say on these discussions when they take place. that was kate bell of the tuc. 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. tory mps are urged to rally round theresa may, as the government
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prepares for a series of crucial parliamentary votes on brexit. 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 2 million people across the uk. mr corbyn announced the new proposals on gratuities from a conference centre in southport, in the north west of england. he told us why he thinks these proposals are important. 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
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that we all give when we go into a restaurant. it seems to me just a basic piece of fairness and justice. amy bjork is a former waitress who told me about her situation. i've been working in a very popular american restaurant chain for about, almost two years now. and when i first started, i was reassured that 100% of my tips would go to me, and me alone. however it was in practise that we would tip about 10% to the bartenders and 10% to the serving assistants and the people who make our deserts, because they affect the service we provide just as much as we do, so they deserve a cut. so i was under the impression that i would be receiving at least 80% of the tips that came to me. however, in recent times it's now been put into practise that 40% of the tips we earn on card are being taken from us and given
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to the kitchen staff instead of a pay rise. in my opinion, i think the company are trying to play this off as a fair move for the kitchen, because they deserve a cut of our tips as well, which i agree with. however this is not a fair move in any way whatsoever. it was an independent decision, there was no consultation with any of the staff, however they did say that they did speak to us, which they did not. and it's not a solid pay rise for the kitchen either. because obviously tips fluctuate, and so as national living wage has gone up, they're not getting the decent pay rise they deserve. do you agree with what mr corbyn has said? he's described it as those tips, that money has been stolen? absolutely. i100% support his decision. apart from leaving, what other options do hospitality staff have to them? i definitely thinkjoining a union, absolutely unionizing. i would not be here today if i did notjoin unite, the union, and i thank them so much for the work they've been putting in for us and the support we've been getting from workers alike. i would definitely
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advise joining a union. where does the problem come, amy? is it with cash and card? a lot of customers are very confused. before i make a tip, i will always ask, "are you going to get this money?" just clarify it for us. so, we've had a lot more people tipping in cash now, as we have started to spread the word on what has been going on. but in a lot of places, we were told by the company that they had reviewed its competitors and that's what had led to this decision to take card gratuity, so it kind of implies that because everyone else is doing it, it is ok for us to do as well. so i think for most chains, that card gratuities aren't going to the service. quickly, we are running out of time. no problem. which i've heard about and also the tipping scheme,
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do you get the sense that these trunk schemes — which i've heard about — and also the tipping scheme, is being used underhand by restaurants to talk up on minimum wage, or to make up rather a minimum—wage? what's your impression our experience? so, i am on the absolute minimum, and i have been ever since i have worked there, but i've been ok with that because the tips i get bump up my income. they make a big difference. absolutely, absolutely. that was amy bjork there. 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, white or violet — the colours of the suffrage movement. our 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've seen with banners, dressed in the suffragettes uniform, making their way from hyde park, heading all the way down piccadilly, then onto 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,
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because just a few metres away the statute of millicent fawcett that was revealed just a couple months ago, the first female statute to make her way right here outside the houses of parliament. they're going to make their way down here and have through an archway. with me now are some of the ladies who have been — ladies and young ladies — who have been marching. you arejust ten. here we go, just behind us, you can see all of them making their way past. sophia, why was it so important for you to come down today? because it's the 100 years of women's votes. and have you had a good time? yes. is this your first march? yes. there you have it. mum, why was it so important to bring young sophia down? i think it's important the younger generation understand the importance of what the suffragettes did, and that they really use their vote in the future. and to come down together, what has the day been like for you? very warm, very sunny, but fantastic to see so many women coming together. and you can hear them very noisily celebrating the 100 years of women
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having the focus today. speaking of different generations, barbara, thank you so much forjoining us. tell us why you are here today, why you have been marching. we are a group of members from a 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 extremely energised to see so many women of every generation here. and just seeing all these women of all generations, all different backgrounds, walking alongside you, marching alongside you. what does that feel like? i think it's absolutely wonderful. i think it's marvellous. i think it has given a great lift for women, particularly equal pay, as they are all shouting. and it's been a wonderful day. that's it. there are a lot of movements, there's the #metoo movement, equal pay. exactly. what do you think of women's rights as they are changing? i think they've changed a lot over the last year, haven't they? as a result of various problems in hollywood, etc. it is all for the good.
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wonderful. 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 hundred 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". it certainly has. as the procession in cardiff prepared to get under way, earlier our reporter teleri glynjones spoke to some of those participating. thousands of women are here in cardiff today, to make this procession to mark 100 years since women got the vote. joining me now is one woman who has a family connection with the suffrage movement. louisa helen johnson, connection with the suffrage movement. louisa helenjohnson, in moline was her great, great dog. how does it feel to be here today? —— great on. i'm immensely proud. i can't tell you, i'm immensely moved as well. it's just such a
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monumental, monumental occasion for history. i'm so proud, yeah. thank you. alsojoining me here is beth and. she's been responsible for making this quilt here. tell us a little bit about what you have been doing, up until now, to get this quote ready? i've been working in the craft centre with my friend lisa here, the lead artist on the project. we wanted to make a contemporary runner. it is actually a quilt, again reflecting the quilt tradition of women in wales, making quilts was a way of earning a living. we felt it was quite an important message. we have used a welsh slogan that says "use your voice, use your vote". because the battle isn't over. we have to keep raising our voices. what is it like for both of you to have been working on something here, like hundreds of other people, thousands of other women across wales, and bringing it here and seeing all these other banners that other women have been making, and you're part of the
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procession? i think it's the fact it's the cooperation really, and that commitment across the country as a whole. people still feel very strongly that there is more to be done. in order to achieve equality and ensure women are treated fairly throughout the world. i think that is a really significant feeling. you start off in your isolated spaces, working together and building commitment in the community, and then seeing and multiply on the scale, it is fantastic. really interesting. thank you to the both of you. there are thousands of people here today. hoping to really make that mark. the defending champion, rafael nadal has won another french open, his 11th, and extended his own record at roland garros. the world number one, who's 32, beat the austrian dominic thiem in straights sets to win his 17th grand slam title. good for him. time for the weather forecast,here's louise lear. hello there. the weather in recent days has been
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stuck in repeat, hasn't it? well, we are doing it all again for the next couple of days, but there are signs of things to change later this week. but if you've got blue sky and sunshine, just like we have in this weather watch from telford, i hope you're out and enjoying the rest of the day, will stay dry for most of it. still the risk of a few sundre downpours. in the last few hours, the satellite picture has shown where the clouds break up quite nicely, most southern cloud over scotland and northern ireland, through this afternoon. one or two showers across eastern scotland in the northeast of england, but if you keep the sunshine you'll see highs of 23 or 2a degrees. we run the risk of a few sharp showers developing into the southwest by the end of the day. these may well linger through the night. elsewhere, the showers will fade away, it is going to another quite like, a little bit of nastiness forming and a fair amount of cloud against billing back in off the north sea coast. —— a little bit of missed the next. overnight lows of 9—14d. here we are, back in repeat for monday morning. a cloudy, grey start for many of us. best of the sunshine will be further west, and those temperatures are going to start to
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respond quite probably. and in the cloud will break up, the sunshine burn it back to the north sea coast for many. and we run the risk of a few sharp, possibly thundry downpours into the afternoon. if you keep the sunshine, you'll get the one with highs of 2a degrees, 75 fahrenheit. a little bit cooler on the north sea coast. if we keep the cloud. there will be a change to come on tuesday. as we start to see the winds getting around to a northerly. not particularly strong, but a fresher source, and there will be a fair amount of cloud around, hopefully there will be a little bit of brightness from time to time, but with that northerly breeze the temperatures will be down a good four or 5 degrees in some places. height values of 15—20. that is the maximum on tuesday. wednesday will start to see the cloud thickening and up into the northwest? why? there is a change to come in with wet and windy weather on its way overnight wednesday into thursday. we start to see mould of a mobile westerly from absent area of low pressure moving, it will bring
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some heavy rain and strong to gale force gusts and wind, 60 hour for scotland. as it pushes further southeast it will weaken considerably, but not that much rain for southern areas, but our week ahead is strong, soft, warm and dry. it will turn unsettled with a little bit of pressure.
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