mr trump and mr kim arrive in singapore for their historic summit, with both men suggesting real progress can be made. with both men suggesting real the president hopes the talks will lead to north korea giving up its nuclear weapons. will lead to north korea giving up while mr kim wants security guarantees, and an end to crippling sanctions. security guarantees, meanwhile there's recrimination after the g7 summit in canada, with president trump withdrawing his support for the leaders‘ finaljoint statement. withdrawing his support for we'll be live in singapore with the latest. also on the programme. with the latest. conservative mps are told to rally round the prime minister, ahead of a series of crucial commons votes over brexit. thousands march across the uk, marking a hundred years since the first british women won the right to vote. is won the right to vote. set and match, nadal! and rafael nadal won the right to vote. wins his eleventh french open title, with a comfortable victory,
over austria's dominic thiem. with a comfortable victory, good evening. president trump and the north korean leader, kim jong—un, have arrived in singapore, ahead of their summit meeting on tuesday. ahead of their summit mr trump says he's on a mission of peace, with the us hoping the talks will begin a process that will eventually see north korea give up its nuclear weapons. will eventually see north korea just five months ago, the two leaders were trading insults, but now mr kim says the whole world will be watching their historic meeting. will be watching their our korea correspondent, laura bicker, reports from singapore. the waiting is over, the hard work starts now. donald trump is here to try to broker peace with one of america's long—standing enemies
after falling out with some of his closest allies. after falling out with some the us president left an extraordinary g7 meeting in quebec in disarray over trade and now to solve decades of division with north korea, he is going with his gut instincts. i think within the first minute, i'll know. just, my touch, my feel, that is what i do. the north korean leader does not look like he is feeling his way. considering this is his debut on the world's diplomatic stage, he looked calm and relaxed as he discussed his hopes for peace with the singaporean prime minister. as he discussed his hopes for peace he is taking no chances with security. his hand—picked bodyguards have flown with them, along with his bullet—proof limousine. flown with them, along thousands took the chance to catch a rare glimpse of this usually reclusive leader. a rare glimpse of this if mr kim is trying to transition from nuclear armed dictator to global statesman,
this summit is offering him the perfect platform. this summit is offering him at this church in singapore, south koreans pray for the possibilities this may offer. south koreans pray for and tears for the years of war both koreas have endured. some have criticised south koreans for being overly optimistic about this meeting. south koreans for being overly but after a year of brinkmanship, most see the summit itself as progress. most see the summit there is a korean saying that the first spoonful of food will not make you fall so we have the summit will bea you fall so we have the summit will be a step towards further changes. so even if the results are not significant i'll will be thankful.
while every detail is being dealt with on the island where they will meet, no one is really sure whether they will be in this secluded spot for two minutes, two hours, or even two days. secluded spot for two minutes, the hopes of nearly 70 million korean people lie here. it is their best chance of peace in decades and it has fallen to an unpredictable us president and an untested north korean leader. perhaps the calm waters of this luxury resort will compel them to take tentative steps towards a deal, but rarely has there been a summit with higher stakes and greater uncertainty over its outcome. stakes and greater uncertainty laura, stakes and greater uncertainty there are hopes the will laura, there are hopes the summit will lead to tangible results, how high our expectations? expectations seem to get lower the nearer we get
to the summit, donald trump was talking weeks ago about complete denuclearisation, now he's talking about they get to know use it. a summit of this kind normally comes at the end of a long diplomatic process. this is the start of the process. this is the start of the process but this is an conventional politics. this is donald trump style politics. this is donald trump style politics but also kim jong—un style. he wants something his father and grandfather never had. he wants political reforms, economic reforms and he wants and elusive peace treaty for his country so there may be some bargaining to be done. meanwhile laura pretty strong language and recriminations after mr trump left the g7 summit in canada. total disarray as he left call—back, but this seems to be more personal rather than political. he hasn't taken any issue with the contents of the communique, of the deal they drafted. he seems to have taken more issue with the canadian power
minister, justin trudeau, saying they would not be pushed around by they would not be pushed around by the usa. that is why he isn't signing the deal, it appears. justin trudeau has hit back within the last few hours, saying donald trump is conducting foreign policy in fits of angen conducting foreign policy in fits of anger. when it comes to that unconventional style of politics i talked about, donald trump might have gotte n talked about, donald trump might have gotten a summit in singapore out of it but it might lose him his closest allies. laura, thank you. laura bigger reporting from singapore. conservative mps have been urged to support the prime minister, ahead of a series of crucial parliamentary votes on brexit. the former home secretary amber rudd, who backed remain, and iain duncan smith who backed leave, have called for "discipline," in party ranks, when the commons votes on the eu withdrawal bill this week. votes on the eu withdrawal our political correspondent iain watson reports. they used to call this a busman‘s holiday. theresa may has spent a weekend
at a rancorous summit of world leaders while back in britain she is facing another rebellion over brexit. she is facing another rebellion over the eu withdrawal bill is a key piece of legislation that takes the uk out of the european union. piece of legislation that takes is she worried? piece of legislation that takes well, leading leave campaigner iain duncan smith has joined with a former remainer, amber rudd, to issue a warning to fellow conservative mps. amber rudd, to issue a warning in the sunday telegraph, they said... jeremy corbyn would do everything he can to stop us, that includes trying to frustrate the brexit process. so it behoves us all to demonstrate to frustrate the brexit process. discipline and unity of purpose. to frustrate the brexit process. getting this legislation through will be a key turning point, i think, in the brexit process, because we will have the laws in place to make sure we can have that smooth transition. so what are the issues for the government? theresa may is keen to kill off some of the changes the house of lords has made to the withdrawal bill. the lords wants the government to negotiate a customs union with the eu, but this clashes with the conservative ma nifesto. clashes with the conservative and if parliament rejects theresa may's deal with brussels, a so—called meaningful vote,
the lords want to put mps not ministers in charge and to rule out the option of no deal. labour's shadow brexit secretary backs the lords in these issues and has this message for conservative rebels. if tory mps who do care about those amendments vote with us, there is a real chance for parliament to change the course of the brexit negotiation and to bring some order where there is real chaos. so just how much trouble is theresa may in? that would depend on how many of our own mps are willing to defy her. many of our own mps are when the government suffered a defeat on brexit late last year, 11 conservatives were willing to vote against the prime minister's wishes. conservatives were willing to vote though it is my understanding that not all of them are prepared to do so again, at least not yet. but even if they do decide to stay loyal this week, there will be further opportunities to vote against the government ata later stage and a leading rebel is telling his colleagues, look, there really is no time like the present. kicking the can down the road
for another month is hopeless. when we get to the customs and trade bill, exactly the same thing will happen again and when we get to the final negotiated again and when we get deal with the european union, then we will be in a crisis. given the challenges she faces at westminster, that rancorous g7 summit might soon seem like a relaxing mini breakfor the prime minister. seem like a relaxing mini breakfor ian watson, bbc news. seem like a relaxing mini breakfor iain watson, bbc news. seem like a relaxing mini breakfor the prominent brexit campaigner arron banks, has described as "total garbage" allegations he received russian money, or support during the eu referendum. the sunday times says mr banks had more meetings with russian officials than he'd previously admitted, raising questions about whether the kremlin sought to influence the outcome of the brexit vote. to influence the outcome he's agreed to answer question from a panel of mps next week. 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. collector, after finding tina cantello, who was a9, was last seen on friday evening as she went out to work.
was last seen on friday evening a man is being held on suspicion of murder. tens of thousands of people have been marching across the uk, to mark 100 years since the first british women won the right to vote. many taking part wore the colours of the suffragette movement, green, white and violet. of the suffragette movement, events have been taking place in edinburgh, belfast, cardiff and london, from where chi chi izundu has more. they followed in the footsteps of the suffragettes of a century ago. in belfast, they started at the titanic quarter. in cardiff, their procession passed through the city centre. and in edinburgh, they marched
towards holyrood park. it has been a great opportunity to find out more about our own history and name some of the women. there are so many more women who have got great stories. women who have got great when we look at these women, it is amazing. especially to represent the inmates that we worked with on our banners. the inmates that we worked there is a banner back there with their names that have been embroidered on. there with their names we wanted to remember the women who were the first women in the world to get the vote. who were the first women and some of them came over and helped the british suffragettes. and helped the british 100 female artists were commissioned to work on projects to sell banners and make projects, just as the women of the suffragettes did. as the women of the suffragettes women like emily wilding davison, who famously threw herself under the king's horse, spotted here in the black robes.
for the first time recently in this archive footage of a march in 1910. a commemoration, a celebration towards all those involved in the fight to secure some women the right to vote. for a lot of these women, it is about paying homage to the suffragette movement which walked this path 100 years ago. then again, for a lot of other women, it is about the future and how they can achieve equality for all. the football world cup gets under way in russia on thursday, with the hosts taking on saudi arabia in moscow. while thousands of fans will travel to the country, billions will be watching around the globe, giving russia a golden opportunity to boost its image, after several recent diplomatic controversies. to boost its image, after several 0ur moscow correspondent steve rosenberg has more. singing in russian. steve rosenberg has more. russia's singing grannies are on a mission. to give russia a friendlierface for the world cup. a friendlierface for the these bubbly babushkas have penned a world cup anthem. and produced a pop video to go with it. the message to foreign football
fans, you have nothing to fearfrom russia. fans, you have nothing to fearfrom i won't scare you, anna says, i'll hug you. i'll kiss you, i'll sing and dance for you. russians will even smile at you. sing and dance for you. ahead of the world cup, train conductors here have been taught to forget the frowns and give foreigners big shiny smiles. to match the big shiny new stadiums foreigners big shiny smiles. built for the tournament. foreigners big shiny smiles. russia's reputation on the world stage, though, isn't so impressive. on the world stage, a global sporting event of this scale is the perfect stage for a host nation to promote itself to the world, to boost its image. nation to promote itself to the and russia knows that right now it has an image problem. right now it has locked in a diplomatic war with the west, moscow has been accused of everything from meddling in elections to carrying out the nerve agent attack in salisbury. but can four weeks of football bring russia in from the cold? i believe when you've got things
for the world, reputation is not as good as the things we do, i believe, and the world cup should help us to get better, a much better reputation for russia. chanting in russian. a much better reputation for russia. it's already creating excitement, especially among these schoolchildren enjoying a pre—world cup treat, a visit by russian soccer stars. a pre—world cup treat, even if the world cup doesn't boost russia's image abroad, at home, russians are proud to be hosting the world's most famous festival of football. hosting the world's most famous steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. hosting the world's most famous with all the sport, here's karthi gna nasegaram, at the bbc sport centre. karthi gna nasegaram, hi, karthi gna nasegaram, thank hi, karthi gnanasegaram, thank you very much. rafael nadal‘s remarkable run on the red clay
of roland garros continues. run on the red clay the world no 1 has won an eleventh french open tennis title by beating the seventh seed, dominic thiem, in straight sets. patrick gearey reports. dominic thiem, in straight sets. for all the french ceremony on men's final day, this is spanish territory. on men's final day, this rafael nadal‘s red carpet, where he can look his best and lap up the adulation, his game perfectly moulded to roland—garros‘ clay, he has won all the finals has played on the surface. he has won all the finals has played dominic thiem is one of the few to have beaten him. he matched him until the tenth game and this mistake. the set was gone minutes later. game and this mistake. as a powerful austrian, thiem is known as the thiemenator, but the real machine was at the other end. no male tennis player has been as dominant at a grand slam as him. was there a weakness? as dominant at a grand slam as him. perhaps cramp could stop him. as dominant at a grand slam as him. it prompted nadal to get this done quicker, the champion to be raced through the pain.
quicker, the champion to be 0n clay against any opponent and his own body, rafael nadal conquers all. opponent and his own body, patrick gearey, bbc news. opponent and his own body, scotland's cricketers have put in a very strong performance against england in a one off one day international being played in edinburgh. one day international scotland made 371—5 off their 50 overs, the highest 0di total in their history. calum macleod with an impressive unbeaten 1110. in reply, england's jonny bairstow hit 105. but england now need 10 runs from 11 balls to win and only have one wicket remaining. balls to win and only have to rugby union. balls to win and only have after england, ireland and wales's balls to win and only have games, it was scotland who were in action overnight. they started their summer tour with a victory over canada in edmonton. tour with a victory over scotland scored seven tries, including a hat trick from george turner during a 48 points to 10 win. the former world heavyweight champion, tyson fury, returned to boxing last night with a victory in manchester. his comeback fight, after two and a half years away from the sport due to a uk anti doping investigation, was rather short—lived.
doping investigation, fury‘s albanian opponent. doping investigation, sefer seferi, retired after the fourth round. if after the fourth round. i'm brutally honest i could i knocked if i'm brutally honest i could have knocked him out after ten seconds, i could have done him in the first round, but is being honest. but what would that have done me? i got four i’u ns would that have done me? i got four runs andi would that have done me? i got four runs and i enjoyed it. i got a good four rounds in. double olympic champion geraint thomas has won cycling's criterium du dauphine, that's a sixth win in eight years for team sky. that's a sixth win in eight the welshman won the race ahead of england's adam yates who won today's final stage and finished in second overall. there's plenty more on the bbc sport website including breaking sport website including news that scotland have beaten breaking news that scotland have beaten england by six runs in the cricket in that one—day international. and there's also build—up to the canadian grand prix. that's all from the bbc sport centre for now. that's it.
sport centre for now. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel, and i'll be back with the late news at ten. now on bbc1 it's time for the news where you are. bye for now. for the news where you are. the persistence of the civil war in american culture is remarkable, but maybe not surprising. kevin powers is the latest writer to take a story of slavery from days of conflict in the 18605 and pick up its threads in virginia 90 years later, when an old man tries to chase his origins. a shout in the ruins is his second book. his first, the yellow birds, set against the background of the iraq war, having been a much admired novel from the pen of a former soldier. in this one, his theme is america's long struggle with race. welcome. you were born late in the 20th century, but any reader coming
to this book will be made aware again of how close the civil war is, even to americans of your age. absolutely, and particularly if you grew up where i did in richmond, virginia or points south. capital of the confederacy. indeed, yeah. its presence is still quite immediately felt. of course, the landmarks and battlefields are right around the area, and so you can really walk these grounds in a way that you can't if you're from other parts of the state. so for you to spin a story that stretches from the 19505 through the lens of an old man and his memories and the mystery of his, you know, his early years, back to the civil war is a perfectly natural thing. it's not a stretch. well, you know, it presented challenges, certainly,
but the idea was to demonstrate just how close it is in time. it's only passed out of living memory, as you say, in the 19505. this character, george seldom, represents that kind of passing out of living memory. and so for me, it felt perfectly natural to explore, you know, the way that the legacy of that period is still very present today. and in the form of racial attitudes, really, because what we're talking about here, the guts of the story — the civil war part of the story, because it moves back and forth — is based on a plantation. right. and the principal character is someone who has to live under that. absolutely. and, you know, the story is basically about how people who have been so fundamental to the character of virginia, who have contributed in essential ways to the culture of the place where i'm from, have been
not afforded the same kind of opportunities or recognition as full members of that society. a shout in the ruins is the title, of course. just describe the ruins. well, it's really... i guess in a larger sense, thematically, the title refers to the opportunity that wasn't fully realised after the american civil war. it was the moment in american history where we — and by we, i mean americans and also southerners — were going to determine whether we were going to be the kind of country we said we were. and that opportunity was there, and i think remains. but certainly, it wasn't fully realised at that time. for me, the tragedy in many ways is that the cleansing — if you want to call it that — was incomplete. and very soon after the end of the war, reconstruction, the period immediately afterwards, didn't do all of the work that i think it could have.
well, and that was the period in which the south, southerners, felt that they were being humiliated and that the seeds of resentment which would last for a century and more were planted. absolutely. and all the revisionism and the lost cause retelling of the story of the american south began in the ashes of the war, in reconstruction. so let's talk about the old man who goes back in his memory and tries to find out how he came to be who he was. right. it's a classic storyteller‘s trick. i don't mean that pejoratively. no, no, i understand, yeah. and it works because we want to know, too. and that's the idea. ifigure if i could create a character who was in some ways after the same thing as the reader would be, then that would allow
the reader to make these discoveries along with him. particularly this man, i think, is quintessentially virginian. what do you mean by that? well, the strands that he... i won't give it away, but who he comes from... yeah, we don't want to spoil that for readers. but the kind of different lineages that he has... so he represents all that's good about virginia and, you know, if you want to take it larger about america as well, but also all the pain and suffering has been involved in the evolution of the country too. yes, and the uncertainties about origin, which is such an american preoccupation. i guess that's true. i was talking to somebody not long ago. and ijust had to say we're all mutts. we don't really know where we come from. and i think one of the dangers of that, you know, you can fixate on certain kinds of identities,
whether it be an obsession with the south and — i'll put this in quotes — "the glories of the confederate past". and that's something that people are still trying to shake off today. as a writer, you had enormous success with the yellow birds. and this came from your own experience in the military. and you wrote with a kind of searing pen about the experience, what it does to people, and really what it's like, what it feels like, what it smells like. it's quite a shift to go to this. i mean, you really are saying, "right now, i believe i can tackle the kinds of big subjects that a novelist is obliged to tackle." but did you sense that this was quite a step? i knew it presented different challenges. 0bviously, the yellow birds is fundamentallyjust one person's story and this takes on several people's story and several time periods, so i had to try to accurately capture different, very different perspectives.
and use a different narrative technique. absolutely, and, you know, allow, in a way, the story to present the drama. not unadorned but with less intensity, in a way, because, you know, you don't want... particularly the scenes of certain kinds of violence, violence against enslaved people, i didn't want to get into something... you could see the danger of becoming too, you know, too crude about it. sure, and i didn't want to sensationalize it, but, you know,... in the same way that my service in the military was a pressing experience to explore, my upbringing in virginia and in the south was pressing and felt immediate in much the same way. do you enjoy the writing business?
you were a soldier for a period. i mean, you've always been interested in literature and so on. absolutely. but now, you've taken a very different path. i enjoy the writing very much. it feels satisfying and worthwhile, and ifeel like it allows me to make discoveries about my own way of thinking in the world and my own beliefs. you know, and onejust hopes that you can connect with readers who will have some of the same questions. that's very meaningful to me, and that feels like a useful way to spend one's time. and what of the old man in the ‘50s who finally discovers the truth about his real story? what do you want the reader to feel about him? i think he reaches a point of acceptance, where the past... you know, for him, it's slightly different because he's at the end of his life.
but in a way, i think it can represent that we don't always have to be defined by our past. by making new choices in the future, we can become new people. and notjust new people as individuals, but also a new people. and so, i hope people will come away from this story with at least a thread of hope, to recognise that despite all the pain and suffering that's characterised much of virginia's history — and really, let's be honest, the planet's history — that there's always the opportunity to do something different tomorrow. kevin powers, author of a shout in the ruins. thank you very much. thank you, i appreciate it. hello there. well i am a glass half full kind of girl, so the weather over the last few weeks has been pretty good, hasn't it? i know there have been a few sharp showers around and we still run the risk of a few,
but for most of us, we have got sunny spells to close out our weekend and it will feel quite warm in the sunshine as well. showers perhaps most widely across the east of scotland and north east england. highest values of 2a degrees, 75 fahrenheit. we run the risk of a few 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 between nine and 1a degrees. almost stuck in repeat, it is going to be a cloudy, grey and murky start to the day. the sunshine will burn through quite promptly out to the west and then nibble away at that cloud where it will tend to sit across north sea coasts. a few isolated short, possibly thundery showers around, but in the warmth we will see highs again of 2a degrees, 75 fahrenheit. this is bbc news.
touch down in singapore, donald trump prepares for an historic summit with north korea's leader, kim jong—un. mr kim arrived several hours earlier. the meeting between the two men 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. a family escape to safety after a large lightening bolt strikes their house in east dunbartonshire. also this hour: 100 years since the first british women won the right to vote. tens of thousands march across the uk to celebrate the achievement of the suffragette movement. and an eleventh french open title for world number one rafael nadal. we'll have more on that and a full sports round—up at 7.30 in sportsday.