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he's met singapore's prime minister ahead of tomorrow's talks, as the united states says it wont accept flimsy promises from kim jong—un. he has made it clear that if kim de—nuclearises, there is a brighter future for north korea. tomorrow, we will get our clearest indication to date as to whether chairman kim jong—un truly shares this vision. we'll be asking how much could be achieved at this extraordinary summit tomorrow. also this lunchtime. a ship carrying 600 migrants is drifting in the mediterranean after italy and malta refused to take them — the un calls for a swift resolution. another blow to the high street — 5000 jobs at risk as the discount retailer poundworld goes into administration. the focus has to be on volume and if you are not achieving volume out of the store, that's really where there is an issue and that's the problem that poundworld had. a year after the grenfell tragedy, the prime minister apologises for the initial response to the blaze and says she regrets not meeting the survivors. and the brits triumph on broadway, as harry potter, glenda jackson
and andrew lloyd webber all pick up tony awards. for me to get this from the home of musicals, broadway, it's just extraordinary. i'm sort of pinching myself. and coming up on bbc news. after an historic first win over england, scotland's head coach says the aim for his side now is to secure test status. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. president trump says there is excitement in the air in singapore. the us secretary of state says tomorrow's summit with the north korean leader has enormous potential. there's intense diplomatic activity taking place in singapore — ahead of the highly—anticipated meeting with kim jong—un
tomorrow morning. but mike pompeo says president trump is determined to avoid what he called the "flimsy agreements" of the past. and america would be satisfied with nothing less than the complete, verifiable and irresversible denuclearisation of the korean peninsula. laura bicker is in singapore and sent this report. excitement is in the air, according to president trump. sharing a warm handshake with his singapore host, there was no sign of a last—minute scramble for a summit deal. there was even a premature celebration of another important date this week. mr trump's birthday is on thursday and he's starting things early. butjust a few miles away, 11th hour negotiations with pyongyang's foreign minister were still underway. these officials from the us and north korea are meeting here to try to finalise the details of a deal to hand to the two leaders tomorrow.
this is not how summits normally work. normally these kind of things are already down on paper. but this is shaping up to be an unconventional summit between two unconventional leaders. the us secretary of state said this was not a concern and the goal of completely disarming north korea remains. president trump is going into this meeting with a positive attitude and eagerness for real progress. he has made it clear that if kim jong—un denuclearises, there is a brighter future for north korea. tomorrow we will get our clearest indication to date of whether chairman kim jong—un truly shares this vision. i think we have a good chance of having some kind of good start, a basic agreement of sorts. of course it will not be on occasion be all problems on occasion where all problems get solved tomorrow, 12june, but i think i am cautiously optimistic that we will get some kind of baseline agreement tomorrow. in pyongyang, the north korean
people have finally been told the summit is happening. a special broadcast by the famous ri chun—hee informed them chairman kim was abroad. there was also a clear shift in tone. state—run media discussed developing a new relationship with united states, a hint of a new era of engagement. kim jong—un‘s only appearance was yesterday. he will feel he's come to singapore in a position of strength, as a nuclear power. but he may be willing to bargain, according to those who've met both men. both are supremely confident. both are hopeful. i think at an emotional level both of them want something significant out of this summit. the sweeping sands of sentosa now await the two leaders. 0nce associated with pirates, death and bloodshed, this resort has been rebranded as a tranquil haven.
how it's described in the future could depend on what happens here in the next 2a hours. and laura joins us now from singapore. can you give us a sense of the atmosphere in singapore now?l little bit of a excitement and tension and certainly the korean community i have been speaking to have been showing some optimism. but now we know that the us is still insisting upon complete denuclearisation. but if they are going into the meeting tomorrow expecting that from kim jong—un, they may be mistaken. this is a regime and a estate that has spent decades building up its weapons, for one reason, survival. the likelihood that he is willing to give that nuclear material away is very low. but there are some signs of optimism, some shifting in town in pyongyang. calling for a
normalisation of relations with the united states. that could pave the way to sell this deal to the north korean people. remember, america has been a complete enemy for decades. but whatever happens tomorrow, there isa sign but whatever happens tomorrow, there is a sign that kim jong—un may already have won. this summit has turned him from a dictator into a global statesman. it has taken him out of isolation. and that's one thing perhaps donald trump may have to ta ke thing perhaps donald trump may have to take into account when he meets him tomorrow. 0ur diplomatic correspondent paul adams is here. nothing conventional about this summit which is taking place tomorrow — what realistically can be expected to be achieved? potentially it is enormous, the end of the korean war after more than 60 years, solving one of the most intractable long—running conflicts in the world. but this is only the start. laura has hinted at it, that there is an
awful lot of necessary scepticism. it is going to be intoxicating to see these two men meeting but we mustn't get carried away. what will they actually be able to achieve? there is talk of a document that the two men could sign tomorrow. donald trump says he will know the moment he sees kim jong—un whether a breakthrough is actually possible. but what will that document actually consist of beyond some rather bland commitment to the denuclearisation of the korean peninsula? as laura has already indicated, that phrase means different things to the two sides. for the americans it is the complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation of the korean peninsula — and the north koreans have not yet committed to that concept. and then there is the question of what the americans are willing to offer. mike pompeo this morning, it was quite interesting, he talked about different, unique security guarantees. he would not be drawn on what that means. some people are speculators that the united states might be willing to withdraw its military forces from the korean peninsula at the end of
all of this. that would obviously be all of this. that would obviously be a very, very significant breakthrough for the north. and he certainly said that north korea will become a secure regime as a result of this. so, the spectacle will be amazing. but i think the best that we can expect is that there will be some form of document that omits to a road map which will be a very, very, the start of a very long process , very, the start of a very long process, which could result in months, maybe even in years, in the outcome that everybody is so excited about. thank you. a ship carrying more than 600 migrants is stuck at sea in the mediterranean after italy's new interior minister refused to allow them to dock in an italian port. matteo salvini — who has vowed to stop the mass influx of migrants from africa — says malta should accept them instead. but malta is refusing to take them. italy has accepted more than 600 thousand migrants in the past four years. the un and the eu have called on both countries to prioritise care for those on board.
richard lister reports. marooned in the mediterranean, these are some of the 629 rescued migrants now denied entry to the closest european ports. among them more than 120 unaccompanied european ports. among them more than i20 unaccompanied children. lifejackets now! pass me the lifejackets. . .! lifejackets now! pass me the lifejackets. . . ! they were lifejackets now! pass me the lifejackets. . .! they were skipped up ina lifejackets. . .! they were skipped up in a series of dramatic rescues off the libyan coast at the weekend. the conditions were difficult. at least 50 were said to be at immediate risk of drowning. get them off people. . .! after being transferred to the aquarius, run by a humanitarian group, they were allowed to leave the rescue zone and head north. but now the ship is stuck between two countries, both adamant that they are not obliged to take them in. we will oblige and work around the legal obligations that are expected
of us. but for the moment it is not the situation. italy's new government backs tougher immigration rules. the interior minister, matty russell the new, has closed all italian ports to the aquarius. he said today that malta takes in nobody, france pushes people back at the border, spain defends its frontier with weapons. from today, it illy watton so start to say no to human traffic in, note to the business of illegal immigration. it is not the first time he has linked vessels like the aquarius to the people smugglers bringing migrants from north africa. a deal between libya and italy has seen hey! drop in migrant numbers. but more than 13,000 have been registered in italy so 13,000 have been registered in italy so far this year. problem hasn't gone away. the bottom line is that there is a humanitarian imperative to rescue people and to bring them to rescue people and to bring them to the nearest port. notwithstanding
there are lots of arguments about which is the right port to bring them to but clearly people in distress need to be looked after. and recall also that the smugglers aren't part of this, they don't care, as and they will be sending more people, even today. the aquarius says it has supplies for a few more days. but there are many vulnerable people on this odour crowded vessel, people suffering hypothermia and burns, at least seven women who are pregnant. but for the moment they have nowhere to go and this stand—off doesn'tjust affect them, the next migrants rescued in the southern mediterranean may well face the same problem. richard lister, bbc news. the budget retailer poundworld has gone into administration putting more than 5000 jobs at risk. the company, which has 335 stores around the uk , made the move after last—ditch sales talks broke down. it's the latest high street casualty this year. so far more than 20,000 jobs are going or are on the line as big names struggle. our business correspondent emma simpson has more. stack it high and sell it for a
pound. it has been a winning formula. chains like this one soared in popularity since the recession. but even the discount end of retail is not immune from the problems gripping this industry. poundworld collapsed this morning. gripping this industry. poundworld collapsed this morningli gripping this industry. poundworld collapsed this morning. i am disappointed. i get a lot of little bits and bobs in their. and i love it. really sad to see it go because we have got nothing else town here. we've got no shops at all, have we? no. the problem is in the title. poundworld buys most of its goods in dollars. so, with the weaker pound it has been costing them a lot more to fill the shelves. and with its business model, those costs can't easily be passed onto shoppers. here is the man who started it all, chris edwards, who went from a market stall to more than 300 shops. but he sold poundworld to an investment
company three years ago. he was not the only one to check out. the co—founder of 99 peak stores sold his business that year as well.” think the writing was prejudge on the wall and that is what we saw coming which is why we sold out when we did. what went wrong with poundworld is i think systematics in a way of what is going on on the high street at the moment. there are rising costs on all fronts, whether thatis rising costs on all fronts, whether that is business rates, whether its utilities, minimum wage, rents... and the pound, the single price point model, cynthia wasn't sustainable. poundworld struggled in an increasingly competitive market. discount stores have a role to play, every consumer likes a bargain. but as with all retail it requires careful management. and you need to keep a close eye on the retail brand. it is not an easy route just because you're a discount retailer. you need to pay as much attention to the retail proposition as you would if you were at the higher end of the market. the administrators believe a
buyer can still be found for this chain orat buyer can still be found for this chain or at least part of it. it is business as usual for now but today's news leaves another 5000 shop workers with an uncertain future. emma simpson, bbc news. theresa may has apologised for her initial response after the grenfell tower fire saying she regrets not going to meet the survivors and residents in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. ahead of the 1st anniversary of the fire on thursday, the prime minister said she would "always regret" not meeting victims and she said it had given the impression that she did not care about them. 0ur assistant political editor, norman smith, is in westminster. this is something she has written in the london evening standard, it is not the first time she has said this but it is certainly the most heartfelt? i think it is the most candid acknowledgement and apology from mrs may that notjust a state, the government, got it wrong in its initial response to the tragedy but that she personally got it wrong by failing to meet with the survivors
and the relatives in the immediate aftermath of. yes, mrs may did go to the site, and she met with the police and the fire service but she didn't talk to those directly affected. now, politically, of course, that was a profound mistake, because it conveyed an impression that the government was somehow indifferent to the tragedy and to the plight facing those affected. but also personally, i think we get a sense that mrs may is aware that it just demonstrated a sense that mrs may is aware that itjust demonstrated a lack of compassion and empathy and she writes in this article that it is something she will always regret. interestingly, just a week or so later, we had the finsbury park mosque attack and mrs may did go to meet the local community very swiftly after that in recognition dangles even then that she had got it wrong. elsewhere in the article she promises to the local community that they will now lead in deciding what will happen with the burnt out remains of the tower. and she also
pledges that she will not allow the enquiry to become some sort of hillsborough mark i! with obfuscation and evasion and delay by the public bodies and the companies affected. but i guess, sophie, the truth probably is, such is the scale of the tragedy and the horror of g re nfell tower, of the tragedy and the horror of grenfell tower, pretty much whatever mrs may says or writes now will probably only have a very limited impact in changing people's views. norman smith, thank you. the health secretary, jeremy hunt, is promising more support for doctors and nurses who make "honest mistakes" while treating patients, so they can learn from their errors without fear of prosecution. mr hunt has accepted the findings of a review into gross negligence manslaughter charges in healthcare. it was prompted by the case of a trainee paediatrician who was struck off after the death of a six—year—old boy. our health correspondent james gallagher reports. the death of jack adcock in 2011 is the tragic backdrop to today's announcement. the 6 year—old boy had sepsis and suffered a cardiac arrest
at leicester royal infirmary. signs of his infection were missed and it was mistakenly thought he was under a do not resuscitate order. the doctor in charge when he died, doctor hadzia bawa—garba, admitted a catalogue of errors but her conviction for gross negligence manslaughter and subsequently being barred from practicing shocked many doctors and nurses. leading fears around how medical staff are expected to admit to and learn from mistakes. among the measures being announced are the investigation of every death by a medical examiner or coroner. data on doctors performance will allow them to see how they compare to help them improve. and the regulator, the general medical council, will no longer be able to appeal against the findings of disciplinary hearings as it did in the bawa—garba case. jack's mum nicola adcock says she's angered by the decision. unfortunately she didn't make one
two or three in mistakes that day on her own. she made 2! errors. to say to the general medical council going forward you are not allowed a right to appeal how could any doctor appeal? how can there be one rule for one and not for another? why do doctors automatically assume that they are untouchable that they're above the law. the general medical council said it was disappointed that the new measures would reduce its ability to protect patients. but the doctors union the bma said it was vital to learn from mistakes. what we really need is to have an nhs which is properly resourced with adequate numbers of doctors nurses hospital beds
and gp surgeries so that we have the clients to provide safe quality care and we also need to have an environment and a culture that is a learning rather than a blainey culture. there will always be errors on the frontline of medicine. the challenge is to find the best way of protecting patients and preventing tragedies like that of jack adcock. our top story this lunchtime. coming up on bbc news the burgess brothers are back togetherfor england. they're all named in the squad to face new zealand in denver later this month. a woman who was sexually abused as a child by her stepfather is challenging a law which means she cannot receive compensation because she lived with her attacker. her stepfather was convicted of eight offences including rape and sexual assault and jailed for 1h years. but under the so—called "same roof" rule, the woman — known for legal reasons as jt —
was not eligible for a payout. 0ur legal correspondent clive coleman has been to meet her. just to warn you — some viewers may find this story distressing. i didn't have friends, i didn't go out... from the age of four until she was 16, the childhood of this woman, known for legal reasons as jt, was one of almost unimaginable suffering at the hands of her stepfather. he raped me and he sexually abused me. sexual abuse happened on a daily basis. the rape happened every now and again. my mam used to work at a fish shop, and she did nights. so that's when it would happen. it was the absolute norm. it was every day, it was like getting up, and getting your teeth brushed.
the worst time was in the loft. i was about 11 or 12. there was a mattress on the loft boards, and he would put me in the loft on the mattress and he would have sex with me. he'd rape me there. that was when my mam wasn't in. finally, in herforties, jt found the courage to go to the police. in 2012, her stepfather was tried and convicted of eight offences, including rape and sexual assault, and jailed for 1h years. but whenjt claimed under the criminal injuries compensation scheme, she was refused because of something known as the "same roof" rule — it denies compensation if, prior to 1979, the victim and the attacker were living together as members of the same family. ijust couldn't believe it, i thought it was wrong. i was absolutely disgusted with the judicial system
in this day and age. it was like a kick in the teeth. and i felt as though i didn't count. it was all right for him to do what he'd done. yeah, he got put away for it but that was it. my life still has to go on and i don't have a life. i exist. but i don't have a life. the legal challenge that will take place here at the court of appeal argues that the same roof rule is discriminatory, because if you were a child before 1979, you couldn't leave the house where your abuser lived, so you can't get compensation. whereas any other victim who wasn't living in the house can. the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has recommended that the same roof rule be scrapped, and it's being challenged in the courts in scotland and northern ireland. although the outcome, forjt, the pain won't go.
i've carried it, and it's still in my head, as if i was a four—year—old. clive coleman reporting. a teenage boy has been critically wounded and two others injured in three unrelated stabbings within the space of a few hours across london last night. sunday's violence followed a fatal stabbing in north london on saturday. the home secretary sajid javid and the london mayor sadiq khan met this morning to discuss the recent rise in violent attacks in the capital. jon donnison is outside the home office where those talks took place — and another bad weekend on london's streets? the fatal stabbing on saturday night, a 30—year—old man, brings the total number of murder investigations open in london in 2018 to 74. 46 of those stabbings. this meeting today was of the new
task force on serious violence. it's the first time it has met since the appointment of sajid javid as home secretary. it includes politicians from all sides, the police, community groups, and one of those on the task force who has been speaking at the end of the meeting was the london mayor, sadiq khan. the problem is the lack of resources . the problem is the lack of resources. there is a link, clearly, in my view, between the cut in police resources, the cut in preventative sources, and the rise in crime. not the sole reason. i'm not excusing criminality. but we finally have a conservative home secretary that accept the challenges posed by the cut in police resources . posed by the cut in police resources. u nfortu nately posed by the cut in police resources. unfortunately no funding was announced. but at least he accepts that there is a link. sadiq khan saying that there is at least a degree of agreement among the political parties. they would all agree that this is very much a complex issue. it isn't something
that will be sorted out in a matter of weeks or months. one final point, although there is no acknowledgement that there has been a rise in the most serious violent crime in the last few years, important to remember that london, compared to other cities around the world, remains a relatively safe place. thank you. british theatre has had a successful night in new york at the tony theatre awards. glenda jackson won best actress in a play — for her performance in ‘three tall women' — her first appearance on a new york stage in three decades. harry potter and the cursed child picked up six awards while andrew lloyd webber was honoured with a special lifetime achievement award. tom brook sent this report from new york. new york's landmark radio city music hall was the venue for the tony awards, broadway's biggest night of the year. top names in theatre came out for the event. and the tony award goes to... harry potter and the cursed child. harry potter and the cursed child, a broadway import of the celebrated
british play which originated in london, picked up six tony awards. it won for best play, direction, costume, lighting, scenic and sound design. thank you so much, this is such an extraordinary honour. thank you to broadway for welcoming us so openly. glenda jackson. and it was a triumphant night for britain's glenda jackson, who won for best actress in a play for her role as an elderly matriarch in edward albee's three tall women. the production marked the former labour mp's first appearance on broadway in three decades. is it easier being an actress than a politician? they're so different, it's extremely hard to make any direct comparison, other than at their best, both the theatre and politics are trying to tell us the truth about ourselves and how we can actually create a working society for everybody. and how are you going to celebrate tonight? i think i'm going to have a drink, whenever there's any
drink within reach. the best revival of a play tony went to angels in america, a production from britain's national theatre. this two—part epic from playwright tony kushner set in new york during the onset of the aids epidemic also earned an award for andrew garfield for his leading role in the play. i want more life! andrew lloyd webber had a presence at the ceremony — his musicals have made a big impact on broadway, and he was honoured with a lifetime achievement award. for me to get this from the home of musicals, broadway, is just extraordinary. i'm sort of pinching myself, i don't really believe it. all in all it was a great night for britain, with plays, with uk theatre talent taking home many tony trophies. but when it came to musicals, it was a rather different picture, because american productions triumphed. the best revival of a musical tony went to a production of 0nce on this island, and the best musical trophy went
to the band's visit, the story of an egyptian police band stranded in a remote israeli town. it won ten tony trophies, more than any other production. tom brook, bbc news, new york. the duke and duchess of sussex will make an official visit to australia, fiji, tonga and new zealand in the autumn. it will be prince harry and meghan's first royal tour since they got married last month. the trip is scheduled to coincide with the fourth invictus games, which take place in sydney in october. 0ur royal correspondent daniela relph is here. this is following in the footsteps of charles and diana because that was their first royal tour abroad. that's right. this tour will bring back memories of people who remember the last ones. the first official tourfor the last ones. the first official tour for harry and
the last ones. the first official tourfor harry and meghan. but it was the first royal tour for harry's pa rents. was the first royal tour for harry's parents. it became something of a royal tradition because more than 30 yea rs later royal tradition because more than 30 years later that same picture taken again, this time in 2014, and the duke and duchess of cambridge this time, again visiting australia and new zealand. 0ne time, again visiting australia and new zealand. one of their first early tours after their marriage. in terms of what harry and meghan will do, we will not get the itinerary until much closer to the time. we can see them cover the areas they have already shown an interest in, particularly around opportunities for young people. thank you. and finally have a look at these pictures from new york... cctv has caught the moment that a bin lorry lost control in a new york borough of brooklyn wreaking havoc. it rammed cars and mounted the pavement, crushing the vehicles and a tree. in total 9 cars were hit by the rubbish truck. but incredibly no—one was injured. the driver of the truck was arrested at the scene. time for a look at the weather...
another fine early summer stay across many parts of the country. change is afoot. something different heading our way during the middle pa rt heading our way during the middle part of this week. this system has been almost nonexistent in the north of us, leaving us in warm air over the past few days, but in this week it'll charge over the atlantic. bringing a ripple of fresh air towards the uk later on. but also, for the first time in a while, a substantial area of low pressure. keep checking the forecast as we go wednesday night into thursday. the risk of heavy rain, especially in the northern half of the uk, but severe gale