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this is bbc news, i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 8pm: 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. france condemns president trump's description of the canadian prime minister as "dishonest and weak" in a tweet, following the g7 meeting in quebec. tory mps are urged to rally round theresa may, as the government prepares for a series of crucial parliamentary votes on brexit. processions take place across the uk to mark 100 years since women first won the right to vote. also in the next hour, a lightning bolt devastates a family's home in east dunbartonshire. the house is engulfed by flames after being struck. the occupants escaped unharmed. and at 8.30pm, the travel show team visit egypt and set sail onboard the world's largest cruise ship. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. president trump and the north korean leader, kim jong un, have arrived in singapore, ahead of their summit meeting on tuesday. 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. just five months ago, the two leaders were trading insults, but now mr kim says the whole world will be watching their historic meeting. 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. the us president left an extraordinary g7 meeting in quebec in disarray over trade, and now to solve decades
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of division with north korea, he is going with his gut instincts. i think within the first minute, i will know. just, my touch, my feel — that is what i do. the north korean leader does not look like he's 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. he is taking no chances with security. his hand—picked bodyguards have flown with them, along with his bullet—proof limousine. thousands took the chance to catch a rare glimpse of this usually reclusive leader. if mr kim is trying to transition from nuclear—armed dictator to global statesman, this summit is offering him the perfect platform. at this church in singapore,
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south koreans pray for the possibilities this may offer. and tears for the years of war both koreas have endured. some have criticised south koreans for being overly optimistic about this meeting. but after a year of brinkmanship, most see the summit itself as progress. there is a korean saying that the first spoonful of food want to make you fall. even if the results on significant i 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 a secluded spot for two minutes, two hours, or even two days.
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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. and laura, who's in singapore, has been explaining how high expectations are for this summit. well, expectations seem to lower the closer we get to the summit. a few weeks ago, donald trump was talking about complete denuclearisation. now he's talking about this meeting as a get—to—know—you session. but a summit of this magnitude usually comes at the end of a very long diplomatic process. this one is the start of that process. but this is unconventional politics.
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this is donald trump—style politics. but it's also kim jong un‘s style. he wants something his father and his grandfather never had. he wants political reforms, he wants economic reforms, and he wants an elusive peace treaty for his country. so there may be some bargaining to be done. let's talk to aidan foster—carter, an honorary senior research fellow in sociology and modern korea at leeds university. thank you forjoining us. how high should expectations be, given that if they agree on anything, we might be glad? i think expectations should now be reasonably high. it is so ha rd to now be reasonably high. it is so hard to know. the range of possible outcomes is very wide but the idea that, you know, one or the other stomping off, the extreme, i don't think we will have that. in a sense
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we have that in advance, when trump cancelled the whole thing, didn't we? riskily, ithought. but then cancelled the whole thing, didn't we? riskily, i thought. but then the north koreans said, hey, hey, we don't mean all those insults. that is both sides want to make it work they've had teams working on logistics with the visits to the white house, and us and north korean teams hammering out for at least six oi’ teams hammering out for at least six or seven days the text of some sort ofa or seven days the text of some sort of a statement. a lot is riding on it and they are going to have... if it's a damp squib and everybody says, what was that about? well, then they will all lose face, so i don't think that will happen. but how likely are they to be talking about the same thing when it comes to defining getting rid of nuclear weapons? that is an extremely good point. trump has definitely made the first accession, he has blinked first. we should have had something
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on the now, which was their position. we've had trump explicitly saying, this is the beginning of a process. but there will have to be some beef. i think the north koreans will have to do something a bit more, well, as dramatic but a bit more, well, as dramatic but a bit more impressive than blowing up their own test side. and giving some sort of therapeutic —— verification. otherwise, people may say, what was all that about? a peace treaty is much easier. in a sense it's a piece of paper but building actual trust. if it is the beginning of a process there are real possibilities but trump seems to be able to turn on a dime! look at the wreckage he is left at the g7 in quebec! what are they going to do tomorrow? the day after tomorrow? i'm not sure about the longer process. maybe his mind was already in singapore while he
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was already in singapore while he was in quebec. he said, i'm different from everyone else, i'm not like anyone you see before. not for positive reasons, some might think. but how useful is his style of unpredictability in a summer like this? it has some pluses. like many people i find it hard to give him credit that it must be given where it is due. he has broken the mould. he is getting some sort of a process going. but it is high risk. when you are as, forgive me, but as ignorant of korean history and other things, and he supposedly takes pleasure in not reading and doesn't need to prepare and so on, but he might give away the farm without even realising it. he's got the very expert advisors around him. so to have got to this point is a plus. it's not the usual bull in a china shop we saw at the g7. but to bring real peace to the peninsular will be a long and protracted process but let's see. how likely is it the
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north koreans will take advantage of that? they don't need and are not likely to agree a deal now. they can pushit likely to agree a deal now. they can push it down the road.” likely to agree a deal now. they can push it down the road. i entirely think that's the case. they've made it clear their concept of getting rid of weapons, they've always said it's a multistage process. the word is, and none of us know for sure, but they are playing a smart game, kimjong un but they are playing a smart game, kim jong un looking but they are playing a smart game, kimjong un looking relaxed, and so on, but they've decided this is a us president who is unpredictable and there are chances of things they might see us progress that the rest of us might not. thank you very much for talking to us. speculation still surrounds the forthcoming events in singapore, with plenty of secrecy around the five—star st regis hotel, where the north korean leader is staying. it's been reported that only north korean media workers, dressed in identical black suits,
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were able to move freely around the building. my colleague mariko oi sent this update. i'm outside st regis hotel, where kimjong un of north korea is staying. he arrived earlier on sunday afternoon, but as you can see, still a lot of media interest with many journalists camping outside. kimjong un, left here, went to meet with the prime minister of singapore, lee hsien loong, and their meeting was streamed live on prime minister lee's facebook page, which is very singapore in 2018, shall i say. but this hotel is a five—star hotel, bang in the centre of a very popular orchard shopping district here in singapore. the presidential suite here would cost thousands of dollars, so the question has been asked, who is footing that bill? i put that question to a singaporean minister earlier, but he remained rather tight—lipped, as you can imagine. of course, the meeting between president trump and kim jong un is not until tuesday.
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so the question remains what kim jong un is doing on monday. but also, it's interesting to note that opinions amongst singaporeans are somewhat split about being the host of this historic summit. some are, of course, excited. but others are slightly annoyed about all the traffic jam that it's causing. the opinion page of the national newspaper, straits times, urged singaporeans to smile for the world's cameras. behave, don't complain about the government, and if you have a table booked at a restaurant and a foreign journalist turns up, give up your seat, it urged. so singaporeans definitely trying to put on the best show in front of thousands of journalists who are here as well. we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10.30pm and ii.30pm this evening in the papers. our guestsjoining me tonight are tony grew, parliamentary journalist, and the broadcaster, and writer caroline frost. as singapore gears up for the trump—kim summit, the dust has yet to settle on the one donald trump just left — the g7 in canada.
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the american president pulled out of the agreed joint statement — on twitter — after the canadian prime minister said canada would not be pushed around. mr trump called justin trudeau "very dishonest and wea k". now canada's foreign minister has fired back. for me, what is insulting and what i object to very strongly is the illegal and unjustified imposition of tariffs on canadian steel and aluminium. the national security pretext is absurd and, frankly, insulting to canadians — the closest and strongest ally the united states has had. president trump's top economic advisor, larry kudlow, had this response to canada's reaction. the president is going to negotiate with kim of north korea, and singapore.
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it is a historic negotiation and there is no way this president is not going to stand strong. number one, he's not going to allow other people to suddenly take pot shots at him, hours before that summit. and number two, trudeau should have known better. let's speak tojohn kirton, who is the director of the g7 research group at toronto university. welcome, thank you forjoining us. it's been an eventful couple of days for sure. how much damage has donald trump done with his tweets and his early departure? well, certainly not very much to the g7 itself, to its accomplishments, which were significant, and not tojustin trudeau. it rains to be seen how much damage she has done to himself.
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-- it much damage she has done to himself. —— it remains to be seen how much damage donald trump has done to himself in the business community and in the united states. i think we have a good idea of that now, the day after, when all g7 leaders, including justin trudeau, have just stayed silent and refrained from responding, not verbally retaliating. never before has he accused justin trudeau of basically lying and spreading false hood, and all the g7 leaders knowjust intruder had said nothing before the event, intruder had said nothing before the eve nt, eve n intruder had said nothing before the event, even the use of the word "insulting". he didn't say the president, he said the rationale, the national security rationale, was
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insulting to canadians. so clearly the president had a bad moment on his plane for five the president had a bad moment on his plane forfive minutes, blasting out those two tweets after a very long day, when he was very tired indeed. but being tired those with the territory if you're the president of the united states! politics can't be driven by anger. the germans are saying mr trump has lost the trust of europeans. it sounds more serious than you are painting it, that he has actually alienated some of his closest allies. well, it was a long time ago when angela merkel and others said europeans basically had to stop counting on the united states and start counting on ourselves, so is that a sign of losing trust in the president of the united states, that happened some time ago. and they are
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all familiar, as all of us are, with president donald trump when the evening gets long in the middle of the night, reaching for his iphone and blasting out some angry tweets, locked and loaded, fire and fury to north korea, basically signalling he could initiate a nuclear war. so by that term of reference, this is pretty minor stuff. thank you for talking to us. pleasure. 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 when the commons votes on the eu withdrawal bill this week. our political correspondent iain watson reports. they used to call this a busman's holiday. theresa may has spent a weekend
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at a rancorous summit of world leaders, while back in britain she is facing another rebellion over brexit. the eu withdrawal bill is a key piece of legislation that takes the uk out of the european union. is she worried? well, leading leave campaigner iain duncan smith hasjoined with a former remainer, amber rudd, to issue a warning to fellow conservative mps. 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 discipline and unity of purpose. 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 manifesto. and if parliament rejects theresa may's deal with brussels,
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in 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 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. when the government suffered a defeat on brexit late last year, ii conservatives were willing to vote against the prime minister's wishes. now 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 at a later stage and a leading rebel is telling his colleagues, look, there really is no time like the present.
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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 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 break for the prime minister. iain watson, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: president trump is in singapore for a 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 prepares for a series of crucial parliamentary votes on brexit. sport now, and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's reshmin chowdhury.
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good evening. rafael nadal made history today, winning "la undecima", "la onzieme" or — to you and me — a record iith french open title. the spanish world number one beat dominic thiem in straights sets, overcoming cramp in his hand in the final set to win 6—4, 6—3, 6—2. nadal said it was a dream to win the title again, whilst thiem — playing in his first grand slam final — said what rafa had done was one of the greatest achievements in all sport. there's a reason why he won here i! times! is definitely one of the things, one of the best thing is somebody ever achieved in sports. forsure, me, i'm confident that this was not my last grand slam final. and that's my biggest goal, to get into the next one and then to do it better than today.
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scotland recorded their first ever victory over england today, outshining the visitors by six runs at the grange. callum macleod's brilliant century helped the scots to their highest one—day total on a record—breaking day in edinburgh. jim lumsden has more. pipes onto the pitch, the world's top—ranked side travel to edinburgh top—ranked side travel to edinburgh to beat that ranked 13th. owen morgan won the toss and put the scots into bat. england were unable to contain their hosts in a compact ground with 58 being thumped out. macleod the most damage. the scotla nd macleod the most damage. the scotland ended with their best score ina scotland ended with their best score in a one—day international. the reply made good use of the former, reaching a century. england lost skipper owen morgan and alex hales in consecutive deliveries. the wickets tumbled still further with rashid following his team—mates. and
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when mark would felt lbw it was all over. they richly deserved victory for scotland and probably the greatest in their history. —— they richly deserved victory. 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 to claim a maiden world series podium. i was pretty much no use. i felt like i was holding on all day and it took me a full lap on the run to find my legs, so ijust can't believe i've actually won it! every timei believe i've actually won it! every time i thought, vicky, you're going to win this, i thought, stop, think about what you're meant to be doing, keep your stride length along. but coming up that last hill, i thought,
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yeah, this is mine now. 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 100m 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. 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 to hold onto the leader's yellowjersey. thomas and yates with a british one—two in the overall stadings. it's the sixth success for team sky in the last eight years, with chris froome and bradley wiggins having won the race prior to winning the tour de france. just before we go, the canadian grand prix is ongoing. you can listen to it on 5 live. sebastian vettel leads. championship leader lewis hamilton is down in fifth. as it stands, vettel will take the lead in the drivers' standings.
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the race is now 5a laps of 70. that's all the sport for now. they could put the monitor in a better place for you! having to lean over! it is the same here! big companies will soon have to publish and justify the pay gap between high paid executives and their average worker. under new laws to be laid out in parliament tomorrow, uk listed companies with more than 250 employees will have to disclose the so—called "pay ratios" in their organisation every year. the tuc has welcomed the move but says workers should also be appointed to boards. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has 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
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to staff by customers. he claims any eventual changes could affect around 2 million people across the uk. 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. events have taken place in edinburgh, belfast, cardiff and london, from where chi chi izundu reports. music 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 hollyrood park. it's been a great opportunity to find out about our own history
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and name some of the women. there are so many, many women who have great stories. all of these women, it is amazing, but especially to represent those inmates who we worked with on our banners. there's one there that hasn't been done. we wanted to remember the kiwi women who were the first in the world to get the vote. and some of them came over and helped the british suffragettes. 100 female artists were commissioned to work on projects to sew banners and make placards, just as the women of the suffrage did. women like emily wilding davison, who famously threw herself under onto the king's horse, spotted here in the black robes for the first time recently in this archive footage of a march in 1910. what do we want? equal pay! a celebration for all those involved in a fight to secure some women the right to vote. for a lot of these women, it's about paying homage to the suffrage movement that marched this very park 100 years ago.
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but then again for a lot of other women, it's about the future and how they can achieve equality for all. chi chi izundu, bbc news. let's remind ourselves of some of the key milestones in the campaign for the right to vote. the start of the first world war in 1914 led to a suspension of all politics, including the suffragette campaigns. then, 100 years ago, the representation of the people act women over 30 to vote. a year later, nancy astor became the first woman to take her seat in parliament — she won a by—election in the constituency of plymouth sutton, replacing her husband as mp. in 1928, the equal franchise act allowed women over the age of 21 to vote. it increased the number of women eligible to cast their vote to 15 million, and finally gave women the same voting rights as men. diane atkinson is a historian and author who was at the march today. she said the atmosphere was "wonderful". it was a bit like time—travelling, back to the suffragette procession.
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it was full of colour, it was full of energy and joy. and determination. so it really felt as though one was was back with the suffragettes more than 100 years ago. it was fantastic. how diverse was the suffragette movement and how diverse was the crowd there today? well, they were very similar. today was all about diversity, and the suffragettes were all about diversity because they had members from all classes, all parts of the country and all different life stories, and life experiences, were brought together for the campaign. so they were an extremely and self—consciously diverse group of campaigners. what do you think the suffragettes of 1918 would make of the state of britain regarding equality for women today? they would be impressed with what women have achieved. women have achieved a great deal. but there aren't enough of women in high positions with real authority to make a difference. we need more mps for one thing. they would be thrilled
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about progress, but they will wonder why we still are battling the equal pay issue. because one of their platforms was equal pay. and they would have said to us i'm sure, look, in 1970 we had the equal pay act. it was supposed to be rolled out by 1975. and you still haven't got it. so this is disappointing. so what would they tell us to do about it? well, i think that would ask us to go back and use their own slogan, which is deeds not words and that you should be making this happen. because we stopped talking about asking for the vote and we demanded it. so i think women now need to have more of an expressive voice, band together more forcefully and more publicly, like today, which was such a celebration of the past, the present and the future. and actually demand equal pay, and to keep persisting with the demand, because that's where the suffragettes succeeded, it was their absolute persistence. a house in scotland which was struck by lightning
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is likely to have to be demolished after its roof was engulfed in flames. the owner of the newly built property in lenzie in east dunbartonshire, says he's been left numbed by the experience. luckily, no one was injured. graham stewart has the story. frank malcolm was downstairs with his wife and kids last night when suddenly the television went off. but it wasn't until his neighbours rang the doorbell that he realised that his roof was on fire. according to accounts on social media, a large lightning bolt hit the roof and very quickly it was engulfed by flames. thankfully, no—one was injured but you can see from the extensive damage left behind today how fierce that fire was. mr malcolm, who is an architect, did not want to speak on camera


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