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this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 8pm. donald trump and kim jong—un are in singapore ahead of their historic meeting tomorrow. american officials say preliminary talks with the north koreans have moved quickly, and they're focused on a key prize. a complete and verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the korea peninsular is the only outcome that the united states will accept. theresa may calls for unity from tory back bench rebels in a crunch meeting ahead of tomorrow's brexit bill debates. the dilemma for care home managers — balancing the books, or rejecting residents underfunded by the council? spain says it will take more than 600 migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the mediterranean, after italy and malta refused to accept them. in to administration. more than 5,000 jobs are at risk, but the stores will remain open for now while attempts are made to find a buyer.
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and the shipwreck off the cornish coast that's revealing more of its hoard of 17th century treasure. good evening and welcome to bbc news. "excitement in the air" — the words of president trump ahead of tomorrow's historic meeting with north korea's leader kim jong—un in singapore. the us secretary of state said today they will only accept the complete and irreversible dismantling of north korea's nuclear weapons programme. it's been a day of intense diplomatic activity in singapore. let's join my colleague christian fraser who's there. who would have thoughtjust months
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after the two of the more slinging insults at each other on twitter, one calling the other rocket man and dotard, here we would be in singapore ready for a summit and both men talking positively about what they think they can achieve. donald trump has said already it is a one—shot opportunity at bringing peace to the korean peninsula but mike on pay the secretary of state who has already been here in singapore says they will be sticking to what they've already talked about, which is a new nuclear f053 cea about, which is a new nuclear rosa cea a nd about, which is a new nuclear rosacea and of north korea, nothing short of that will be acceptable. they will keep maximum pressure on the north korean side but will that maximalist beat to the suiting of kimjong—un? maximalist beat to the suiting of kim jong—un? will he sit there and ta ke kim jong—un? will he sit there and take it from donald trump or wilkie walk away? we don't know but we are now five hours from events getting under way in singapore. already
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today we've had meetings between the north korean side and american side ata north korean side and american side at a lower level and john so pull oui’ at a lower level and john so pull our north america editor has been watching events unfold. ——john our north america editor has been watching events unfold. —— john so pull. the arrows may point in one direction, but donald trump, as always, is going his own way. singapore, indeed the world, is bracing itself for what may come out of these improbable talks with kim jong—un. meeting the singaporean prime minister, he said he thought things could work out very nicely. no, this isn't celebrating prematurely, it's donald trump's birthday later this week. though progress with kim jong—un would be the gift of all gifts. the american presidency sees this potentially as his moment in history, potentially a moment of history for the world. he is determined, energised and positive and so much happier to be in singapore than quebec. at a briefing the us secretary of state was upbeat. all the preparations were coming together nicely. there are only two people that can
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make decisions of this magnitude and those two people are going to be sitting in a room together tomorrow. we are hopeful this summit will have set the conditions for future productive talks. in light of how many flimsy agreements the united states has made in previous years, this president will ensure that no potential agreement will fail to adequately address the north korean threat. so what might denuclearisation mean? america wants any abandonment of nuclear weapons to be complete. it must be verifiable, north korea must submit to international nuclear monitoring. and it must be irreversible, north korea will not be allowed to maintain capacity to covertly rebuild its nuclear programme. kimjong—un has this evening been out to one of the city's famous tourist attractions and he did something normally the preserve of western politicians. he went on walkabout. in pyongyang, the country's most famous newsreader had breaking news.
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she was on air to confirm that the supreme leader was in singapore for these historic talks. historic because, 68 years ago, at the height of fears about the spread of communism, the korean war erupted, soviet—backed forces from the north attacked the south. america, britain and others were sucked in. the status quo was restored — but at a heavy cost. the korean war was brutal. over a three—year period nearly 37,000 americans lost their lives, commemorated here at this memorial in washington. 1,100 britons also perished. it may be 65 years ago since the fighting ended, but for some it is still living history. master sergeant howard griffin, now 91 years old, is a veteran of the war. it was cold and... to me it was useless, i think.
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i don't know. what, the conflict was useless? yes, yes. we lost the war. i don't know if it would have made any difference if we had won it or not. but anyway, we lost it. singapore is the most ordered, structured society in south east asia, but tomorrow two of the world's most unconventional leaders will try to win the peace, try to forge a new path for a peninsula that for seven decades has only known conflict and the fear of conflict. jon sopel, bbc news, singapore. and if you were an isolated leader, like kim jong—un and if you were an isolated leader, like kimjong—un and and if you were an isolated leader, like kim jong—un and you'd spent a cosseted life in pyongyang, you'd like to take advantage of being in singapore which is exactly what kim jong—un did tonight. 0n walkabout, around the downtown area of singapore. listen to the cheering, just worth bearing in mind that only
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six months ago this man was deemed the biggest threat to america's national—security and yet, here he is walking around downtown singapore, treated like a rock star and that will be offensive, clive, to some people because what a lot of people hope is going to be discussed tomorrow, alongside the nuclear threat, is the appalling human rights abuses in north korea. here he is staying in a $10,000 suite in a hotel in singapore, it is what people in north korea can only dream of and there are thousands of his countrymen who are in gulags, they say around 1% of the population. if that isn't brought up tomorrow, it is part of the overall package, there are going to be a lot of upset people. there's no question this man is a dictator. and he comes from a long line of dictators in that country who were try to be dealt with, bush, clinton, and they'd been lied to,
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essentially. what convinces do you believe the americans that this time is different? what do they believe is different? what do they believe is going to make this meeting, this attempt to denuclearise the north korean peninsula different? you have 92, 94, 99,2007, korean peninsula different? you have 92, 94, 99, 2007, 2012... at every point they've promised a moratorium on weapons testing, and every time they've broken that promise. mike pompeo said they had been taken for false because the one thing that has been missing is the verification so they won't play the same game anymore, maximum pressure will remain. what is bringing kimjong—un to the table now? some say the planning has been there for several yea rs, planning has been there for several years, that he wants a socialist economy. there is an imperative their economic and because his country is so poor. he is a 33—year—old leader. will he keep his
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people in poverty for another 30—40 yea rs ? people in poverty for another 30—40 years? that is the big question. 0r does he see he has much more leveraged to get something out of the americans? there is one thing we are all pretty certain. if you'd spent years trying to develop a nuclear weapons and then intercontinental ballistic missiles to carry that weapon, will you just give it up without any concessions? a lot of academics think that isn't likely so there's going to have to be at some point a phase give and ta ke be at some point a phase give and take from the american side, this maximalist approach isn't going to work all the way down the line for the north korean side. all right, let's hope everyone stays cool. 90 degrees humidity plus, so i hope you're keeping cool, thanks for that. christian fraser, live from singapore. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight
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are polly mackenzie, director of the think—tank demos and the former trade minister, lord digbyjones. this evening theresa may has been addressing conservative mps ahead of a series of crucial brexit votes in the commons this week. the prime minister called for unity from potential tory rebels as the government looks to overturn a series of defeats in the lords on key brexit legislation. addressing the backbench 1922 committee, mrs may said she was trying to negotiate the best deal to allow the uk to strike its own trade deals, and to have as frictionless a border with the eu as possible. earlier our political correspondent ben wright described the reaction to the meeting. just outside the room where the prime minister's addressing the 1922 committee of backbench mps, lots of applause coming from inside and i imagine she's sketching out the reasons why the government feels the 15 amendments handed down to the commons from the lords this week need to be defeated in the government's view, and, you're right, they've already tabled one amendment on the so—called meaningful vote.
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that's the vote that mps will get right at the end of the negotiating process. there had been an amendment passed in the lords that would have effectively given mps the right not only to reject the deal brought back by the government but also to instruct ministers to go back and carry on negotiating, perhaps, putting the ball firmly in pa rliament‘s court. now, the government have already put an amendment down on that. saying that, while mps can have the right to turn the bill down, the deal down, if they want, ministers promised to come back after 28 days and update parliament on what they would do instead. it's been a testing time for the prime minister in recent days. on thursday, she had to give in to the brexit secretary, david davis, by guaranteeing an end date for her brexit backstop proposalfor the irish border. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson caused another headache for mrs may on friday as he criticised the government's he reportedly suggested president trump could do a better
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job in the negotiations. theresa may then attended the g7 summit in canada, she described it in the commons today as "difficult" after a failed attempt to overturn donald trump's new trade tariffs. to look ahead to what we can expect in the commons over the next two days is the brexit editor of the daily telegraph, dia chakravarty. good to see you, thanks for coming in. we have a series of crucial votes tomorrow and wednesday. 0ne in. we have a series of crucial votes tomorrow and wednesday. one of those big focuses on the exit take for this so—called backstop. those big focuses on the exit take for this so-called backstop. over the next two days, we're looking at ourmps the next two days, we're looking at our mps debating and voting on the withdrawal bill, they are set to be working on it for 12 hours, six hours on tuesday, six hours on wednesday, so it is going to be a solid working time for our mps. the one you mentioned about the date and time of exits, and the moment we are
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hoping to leave the european union at 11pm on the 30th of march 2019. 0ne at 11pm on the 30th of march 2019. one of the lords amendments had suggested... 0ne one of the lords amendments had suggested... one of the amendments was to remove that date and time from the bill in order to give parliament more time, ministers more time, should they need that. this was going to be a symbolic defeat for theresa may, if it had gone through. not much would've changed because the article 15 notice has been served and it isn't up to us whether we can change the date or not, it is up to the eu as well, and the eu mechanism. so, if it had gone through, which it seems unlikely it will now, it would have been a symbolic defeat for the promised. all right, gay, so she has shored up her backbenchers on that. what about this idea of a meaningful vote? that was going to be one of the more contentious issues. the idea of a
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meaningful vote was... this reassurance that parliament or the lords was seeking from the government that parliament was going to have the opportunity to actually assess and vote on the final withdrawal bill before we leave the european union. so, this was going to bea european union. so, this was going to be a truly contentious issue. the government actually had suggested an amendment to say they were going to, if they had lost this vote, they we re if they had lost this vote, they were going to have 28 days in which a minister would have to come to parliament and explain what the situation was and what they were going to do in orderfor mps to have a look at this withdrawal bill. latest news is, after this meeting theresa may has just had with her mps, it seems like some sort of resolution has been reached on that as well. because, at the moment, it
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sounds like the government isn't expecting to lose that one, either but, again, nothing is confirmed, thatis but, again, nothing is confirmed, that is the sounding we are getting at this stage. finally, the all—important at this stage. finally, the all—importa nt customs at this stage. finally, the all—important customs union and the future of that. this was going to be a very important one. the government... the lords and some remain supporting mps within parliament were trying to seek reassurance from the government that we we re reassurance from the government that we were going to remain in some sort of customs union, even if we left. even after we left the european union. now it seems like 0liver left when has put forward an amendment on behalf of the government which is seeking to bring the brexit supporters and the remain supporting mps together, a customs union bill people can get behind. the brexiteers' concern around staying
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ina brexiteers' concern around staying in a customs union would be the idea that if we remain in the customs union, we might not be able to strike traders with other countries and also the eu would be negotiating on our behalf and deciding who gets access to our markets. the latest i'm hearing is this customs union might change into a customs arrangement. the wording matters. it sounds frivolous but it matters. if they can ensure this would mean we would have some sort of sovereignty in terms of being able to make our own trade deals with the outside world, outside the eu, i haven't seen world, outside the eu, i haven't seen the details of this yet but i'm hearing that something's lean foot forward that means that remain mps as well as brexit supporting mps, such as jacob rees mogg, can all get behind so we are waiting to hear the details of that. it sounds as if, very briefly, theresa may may have
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managed to ward off a backbench rebellion? this is another extraordinary thing. keep questioning her authority and there isa questioning her authority and there is a lot to question but it seems like she has this extraordinary ability to come up with some sort of fudge which keeps both sides happy. if she can pull this through, shall have some sort of authority to go to brussels on the 29th ofjune to present her side of the story. thank you very much for that. the headlines on bbc news. donald trump and kim jong—un are in singapore ahead of tomorrow's summit. us officials say preliminary talks with north korea have moved "more quickly than expected." theresa may calls for unity from tory back bench rebels — in a crunch meeting ahead of tomorrow's brexit bill debates. the dilemma for care home managers — balancing the books, or rejecting residents underfunded by the council? sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre,
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here's hugh ferris. good evening. billions will be watching on television over the course of the next few weeks. but some of the million that are expected in russia for the world cup are starting to arrive. they include fans, as well as footballers with joint favourites brazil one of the first teams to touch down in the country. neymar led his team as they were given a musical reception at their hotel in sochi. they begin their campaign against switzerland on sunday. england will head out tomorrow and i asked the bbc‘s lucy hockings, who's in moscow, what kind of welcome they and their supporters might get. from the moment i arrived, the person at customs, the people who serve you your coffee and food, walking around moscow, everybody has been incredibly friendly and one of the big changes people talk about in the big changes people talk about in the capital is the amount of english being spoken as well so if you're a fan coming here to russia from an
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english—speaking country, there are signs everywhere in english, you hit english on the metro, the tube system, and people in shops and restau ra nts system, and people in shops and restaurants big english as well so thatis restaurants big english as well so that is a real change. and, of course, people can't help themselves. they are getting excited! swansea have turned to swedish football to appoint their new manager, although he's english. the team, who were relegated from the premier league last season, have named graham potter their new boss. this is his firstjob in the uk after performing miracles in seven years with 0stersund. he inherited the club, who were in the fourth tier of swedish football, and took them into the europa league, where they won 2—1 at arsenal. his run includes successive promotions, top flight football for the first time in the club's history and the swedish cup. patrick vieira has been appointed as the new manager of french ligue 1 side nice. the former arsenal captain moves to his native france after three seasons in charge of mls side new york city. he had been linked with replacing arsene wenger at the emirates before the appointment of unai emery. nice finished eighth in ligue 1 last season.
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england internationaljoel tomkins says leaving wigan is "embarrassing" and "sad" but he's grateful for the opportunity to play for hull kr. tomkins was suspended by wigan, less than two weeks after a video appeared online of him abusing staff ina bar. today, he officially left the warriors, but was signed by his new club. matt dean has more. joel tomkins moved here to hull kingston rovers, no surprise he was heading out of wigan. he was fined and banned by them after the deal emerged on social media of him abusing bar staff in wigan following abusing bar staff in wigan following a night out with his brother, sam. neitherjolt tomkins and nor anyone from hull kingston rovers has been available for interview but tomkins is quoted on the hull kr website saying the move is best for all parties after having his resignation accepted parties after having his resignation a cce pted by parties after having his resignation
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accepted by the warriors. he added has been an embarrassing time for him and it is sad to leave wigan in this way. however he says after instructing his agent to find a new clu b instructing his agent to find a new club for him there were —— there we re club for him there were —— there were other clubs interested in him. he's very grateful to the former australia coach at craven park for helping him get the deal done here. following his move, tomkins is in contention for his hull kr debut. they are in action against castleford on saturday and he hopes to draw a line under a period in his career he is desperate to put behind him. after losing in the quarter finals of the french open last week, novak djokovic suggested he might skip the grass court season, but it's been confirmed he'll play at queens. it's the first time in eight years djokovic has been at the tournament, and it means 17 of the world's top 30 will compete there ahead of wimbledon. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. there's a warning tonight
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from the heads of local council care services in england, who fear they'll have to cut the number of older and disabled people they support even though there's a warning tonight from the heads of local council care the need for care is going up. a survey of directors of adult social care, to be published tomorrow, says the financial pressure on councils will mean increasingly difficult decisions. 0ur social affairs correspondent, alison holt, has been to a residential care home in dorset. right. top floor, then. if we don't address this now, we are absolutely at critical point. mary, i've got your tablet. well a lot of people are struggling. struggling. pulse is also spot on. just because you refuse to pay it, it doesn't mean that we can't charge you. how should we use the money we've got? should it be on social care, up untilyou're 90—odd, or 100 and something? good morning!
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at harbour house in bridgeport, the signs of a care system under stress play out quietly in the lives of staff and residents each day. there should be a cup here. the youngest resident is 82. many are in their 90s. this is the first day of the month's medication. none have severe dementia, but they have many other health conditions that come with increasing age. they're obviously coming in slightly older and frailer. so that side of it's changed. the home's manager is on her way to see bill. he's been feeling down. but a letter‘s arrived from his family. is that a good start to the morning, that letter? make me feel good all day. makes me want to cry. most people living in this not—for—profit home pay for themselves. they spend at least £36,000 a year. this is what people do on cruise ships. avoiding the rain outside, kay is getting her daily exercise.
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round and round. like many residents, she sold her home to meet the costs of being here. drawing on savings and family, i suppose. how much of a concern has that been? it's still in the back of your mind. when in five years' time i shall be really struggling. and nearly a third of the home's 33 residents are running out of money. she has not got all the funding she needs to be here. that means difficult conversations with the local authority. today it's about a council funded resident who's now in arrears. she's paying some top—up, but there's still a shortfall. with this resident alone, there is a £6,000 a year gap between what the council pays and what the home charges. and we are the cheapest in the area. so it's not like you can say, well, pick her up and put her somewhere else. there isn't anywhere else. it's distressing, it's upsetting. if i continue to take more fee—funded, local authority funded individuals,
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it's going to be very difficult for us to survive. the other side says, this person's lived here since 2014. how does that make me feel if i have to say to her, we can no longer provide you with care ? alex crone has been a care worker here for a decade. she worries about the impact of the increasing pressures on people in theirfinal years. i think i found your laundry. they should be able to go with dignity and not have to worry about paying for this, paying for that. it shouldn't actually have to happen. but it does, unfortunately. but i think they should be able to go with dignity and care. that's what's important to me, really. sorry... and until there are decisions on how we pay for care in the long term, many see no letup in the string. the government says it will outline its plans within weeks.
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i hope i don't live to be 100. by then i'll be broke. audrey, who is 93, has what she describes as a stern message for those who make the decisions. the country should act as a family, as a community. and when people need help, they should get it. i think it's entirely determined on whether you can pay or you can't. which is wrong. he remains on antibiotics... as ever, the challenge is balancing such arguments against cost. here, as residents settle for the night, they want solutions and notjust more talk. alison is with me now. 0ne resonance saying when people need help, they should get it. what are the government is saying about this? it is fair to save his care home shows the stresses and strains faced by any care homes. dorset cou nty faced by any care homes. dorset county council says anyone eligible for care is treated fairly. but like
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all local authorities it is coping with financial pressures and increasingly complex cases. and these survey of directors of adult social services reflects that, they are all feeling under pressure, all having to make tough decisions about who gets care and to dig—mac who doesn't get care. the government admits the system is under pressure and it says that words put an extra £2 billion into the system. it also points to its plans for a green paper on the future of adult social care. it says it wants to look at the quality of care, the way in which services are funded. the question is going to be is there going to be enough money in the short term but also what is the plan for the long—term sustainable funding of adult social care? the next question is when it is this green paper going to come out? we are told it'll be before the summer but there are murmurings it could
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slip. many thanks for that. the discount retailer, poundworld, has become the latest name on the high street to go into administration after talks with a potential buyer at the weekend failed to produce a deal. it means more than 5,000 jobs are at risk at the company's 335 stores. danny savage reports from leeds. poundworld started life as a market stall here in wakefield. the market is now a smart shopping centre, but people here are still fans of the brand. a lot of people use it, especially people on lower incomes. there's always queues in it, and i do go in occasionally, i must admit, and i think a lot of people will miss it. this is just one of the 335 stores threatened with closure. these customers in leeds are concerned. they sell loads of quality stuff in there, you know. i've just got some stuff for my nan, because she needs bandages and stuff like that. if you go to boots or something, you pay almost double the price.
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quite sad, because it's quite good value for money, and they have such a wide range of product as well. but retail experts are not surprised by today's announcement. one of the limitations of being a round—pound retailer is you can't sell things for £1.05 and £1.10, so what that means is that when inflation starts to bite, they have to suck up that price increase themselves, their margins become smaller, and these are businesses that run on very small margins anyway. also a fall in the value of the very denomination which defines this business has led to today's announcement — it cannot afford to buy as much as it used to with its own pounds. poundworld has been losing money for the past two years, a far cry from when founder chris edwards was at the helm. experts believe he might step in to take on some of the more profitable stores, so poundworld might not disappear from our high streets, but it is on the brink. danny savage, bbc news, leeds. catherine shuttleworth,
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who you saw in that report, is a retail analyst — and the chief executive of retail marketing agency savvy. poundland seems to have its own set of problems as, poundworld rather, seems to have its own set of problems distinct from those affecting other stores and chains on the high street, fall in the value of the pound, being squeezed for its margins, which are very tight indeed. is there a sense that the government and the authorities that maybe able to help all high street stores facing whatever kind of difficulties they may be facing, is there a sense that the government isn't doing as much as perhaps it could do to o help them? isn't doing as much as perhaps it could do to 0 help them?|j isn't doing as much as perhaps it could do to 0 help them? i think first of all the issues that poundworld have got as you explained, are slightly different, to some of the others on the high
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street. what is concerns is there are, you know thousands ofjobs at risk tonight in this one particular business, there is 500 —— 5100 jobs at risk and more over the last few weeks and the government do need to absolutely get involved now, and stand up and say what are they going to do to look at this huge cries is on the high streets that affects thousands of jobs. on the high streets that affects thousands ofjobs. but on the high streets that affects thousands of jobs. but what can the government do, what should it be doing? they should look at the way the high street is taxed, there is an inequality in taxation online retailers are not subject to the same tax a high street retailer does. how will we help councils to look at how they look after their own high street. what we don't need isa own high street. what we don't need is a long investigation, the reality is a long investigation, the reality is it is happening now, it is stark and obvious and we have to do something about it because many people's jobs are being something about it because many people'sjobs are being impacted. but there have been analyses of
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problems, going on on the high street, there have been attempts to look at the underlying issues that are affecting the way that we all shop, and how that is affecting jobs and so onnen the high street. you are saying none of that has borne anything fruitful. you can analyse until the cows come home, it is action we are looking for, we have to look the way retailers have to pay their taxation, so you know, we have looked at the way business rates are calculated, there were concerns about it, that is coming to pass, what we need is real action round what are high streets going to look like and how will they be supported to make sure in towns and cities up and down the uk there is a centre for people to go to and it is worthwhile. there is a north—south divide in this, i don't think if you looked in parts of the south—east it is very different than up in the north, so we have to have a look at it, the government need to take responsibility for it and act quickly before things get worse. ok,
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thank you very much indeed. 0k, thank you very much indeed. time for a look at the weather with tomasz schafernaker. well, for most of us, it's actually been a beautiful day, it looks like tuesday will be more cloudy in fact overcast for some of us, but the best of the sunshine will remain across many western areas of the uk. so let us look at the forecast then for the rest of the forecast then for the rest of the evening and overnight. the clouds already evident here across many eastern and northern areas, clear spells across central parts of england and wales and out to the south—west, then through the night gradually it will turn cloudier, and cloudier, not especially cold, round 8 degrees in aberdeen. 12 or 13 in the south. tomorrow starts off sunny but the clouds may increase through the morning into the afternoon, so the morning into the afternoon, so the thinking is eastern areas, maybe the thinking is eastern areas, maybe the midlands, the south—east, could end upa the midlands, the south—east, could end up a little on the cloudy side
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but the coasts of wales, all the way towards scotland it should be absolutely fine, with a lot of sunny weather. that is it. bye. donald trump and kim jong—un are in singapore ahead of their historic meeting tomorrow. american officials say preliminary talks with the north koreans have moved quickly, and they're focused on a key prize. theresa may calls for unity from the tory back benchers, in a crunch meeting ahead of tomorrow's brexit bill debates. mps are set to debate whether the uk should stay in a customs union with the eu. social care services for adults in england could be reduced, as financial pressure forces councils to make increasingly difficult decisions. three quarters of providers say they expect to have to reduce support. more than 5,000 jobs are at risk as the budget chain poundworld goes in to administration.
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stores will remain open for now while attempts are made to find a buyer. spain has said it will take in a rescue ship which has been stranded in the mediterranean with more than 600 migrants on board — after both malta and italy refused it permission to dock. the ship, the aquarius, which has hundreds of women and children on board, has been waiting in the sea between malta and sicily. james reynolds sent us this report from the sicilian port of catania. the aquarius sails into the mediterranean as normal on saturday, in order to save lives. italian naval initials directed it to migrants struggling to stay afloat off the coast of libya. this was not an easy rescue.
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but in the end everyone was saved. 0ne but in the end everyone was saved. one by one guys. you in the raft. let's go. the aquarius headed north expecting to dock at a port here in sicily. but italy's new government said no. it no longer wants to take in the people it helps to save. nearby malta also closed its ports. the rescue ship was suddenly stuck at sea, with hundreds of vulnerable passengers onboard. 0ver100 children onboard and small babies as well and multiple women including seven pregnant women, the situation will become more and more difficult onboard, our capacity is normally 500 people, we are at 629. the sights of endless waves of migrants angered many. the populists
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won power by promising to solve the problem. ten days after taking office, they won a first victory. the problem has been solved thanks to the generosity of the spanish government. clearly the eu can't go on this way, today is a new beginning. beginning. pain spain's intervention may solve the problem on the aquarius but what happens when the next set of people sets is off towards italy? joining me now is brad blitz, professor at middlesex university and director of the british academy programme on modern slavery. thank you for coming in. whose responsibility are these migrant, considering their ship, the one they we re considering their ship, the one they were onboard was sort of in international waters? well, the ship was. now the ship, this was a rescue ship first of all that had already been instructed to collect the
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migrants off dinghies and to start to transport them to italy. now, we know that the italian government refused to allow them to dock, so the controversy really arose as as a result of this, the fact they were between italy and malta, which country should take responsibility for them? and neither did. neither did. did one of those countries have more of a responsibility do you think? i think under international law, italy did have more responsibility, because italy is in control of the co—ordinating system that operates in the mediterranean and that part of the mediterranean, so the call for the search and rescue was organised from rome, which instructs the vesselings, and directs the search and rescue mission in effect. —— vessels. directs the search and rescue mission in effect. -- vessels. we know the spanish have stepped in which doesn't clear up the argument between the italians and the maltese as to who should have taken the migrants in, but the italians are
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saying, the eu needs a much more co—ordinated effort in dealing with migrants coming across the mediterranean from libya, what could the european union do, do you think? the european union has come out with a number of pronouncement, statements, it has a european agenda on migrantand statements, it has a european agenda on migrant and it hazard had a situation in place, there was a gentleman's agreement between italy and malta with regard to the search and malta with regard to the search and rescue operation, the new government of italy is suggesting that because spain has taken onboard, is allowing the migrants to dock, there is now progress, there is evidence of solidarity but other countries had ta ken is evidence of solidarity but other countries had taken in migrants and there was a relocation scheme and other programmes, for goodness' sake germany has taken in more than anyone else. so, it was a cynical move by the italian government, to deny the ship the right to dock. but
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they have taken in a lot of migrants. they have taken in a lot of migrants. and a lot of italians feel aggrieved by this, because they feel aggrieved by this, because they feel that not enough countries round the european union, around the continent are doing as much as they are. butjust to add to this argument, regarding the cynical gesture, that is coming from italy, just this evening, the italian coastguard has been given permission to bring another ship, carrying approximately 900 migrants, to dock in sicily. so the government rejected one ship, but now tonight they are taking in another. that is right. so the italian government is picking and choosing, and it had refused permission to a private, an ngo vessel which rescued the migrants in the waters of libya, but it equally has not refused other ships the right to dock. it made its point, it was able to say, ok, someone point, it was able to say, ok, someone else has to step up, we need
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to see greater responsibility from other european partners, other european countries, we have seen it now from spain, and the matter is technically put aside. so they are bargaining with these migrants? they are bargaining with the migrants, and fact what we see is that the spanish initiative to allow these migrants to dock, in effect has rescued the european agenda on migrants. thank you for that update. —— migration. —— migration. we are just hours away from tomorrow's historic meeting between president donald trump and north korea's leader kimjong un in singapore. the us secretary of state — mike pompeo — said they will only accept the complete and irreversible dismantling of north korea's nuclear weapons programme. it's been a day of intense diplomatic activity in singapore. there's been over 60 years of enmity leading up to this summit. using extensive bbc archive film david eades looks back on a hostile relationship that began with a bitter war. for a conflict pitching the us
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and the west against soviet forces and the chinese, never mind korean against korean, it's ironic this was labelled the forgotten war. initially the north flooded south, allied reports masking a dreadfulfirst month. the united nations command has halted the north korean advance and is holding it on a line around the perimeter of pusan. that triggered a us—led relentless air bombing to force the communist enemy back across the border. in three years of combat, more than two million deaths, many military, many more civilian. purges were carried out, massacres inflicted on and by both sides. more ordinance dropped on north korea in three years than was dropped on the entire east asian theatre of operations in world war ii.
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every urban centre flattened. the americans, in the eyes of the north koreans, are clearly the enemy. the north koreans themselves, they see the conflict and the way they represent it to their own citizens, it was a north korean victory. in fact it was a war neither won nor lost, nor officially finished, only an armistice. over the years, distrust has occasionally given way to hope. mr carter is supposedly here on a private visit. former president carter stepped in to build a deal in 1994. bill clinton visited 15 years later, seeking to improve relations. the result on both occasions false dawns. don't forget that north korea has a record of breaking agreements of concealment. to put it bluntly, of cheating. i would argue the desire to make north korea great again will mean that kim jong un will want to have that opportunity to find an opening, and that is why i think international leaders, including donald trump, would be wise to take that opportunity and develop it.
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since the korean war itself, of course, so much has changed and yet the problem there has just festered. time and again efforts to resolve it have come to nothing. one thing the archive does show us though, through its absence, is any picture of a serving us president meeting a servring leader of the democratic people's republic of korea. as this summit approaches, we are entering uncharted, unpredictable territory. david eades, bbc news. that is the historic view but what about the here and now and what we can expect over the next 24 hours. let's talk to bruce klinger who was the cia's deputy division chief for korea from 1996 to 2001 and now specializes in korean and japanese affairs at the heritage foundation in washington dc. good evening to you. thank you for being with us. do you have as much
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confidence as mike pompeo for insta nce confidence as mike pompeo for instance or indeed president trump, that the north koreans are serious about denuclearisation?” that the north koreans are serious about denuclearisation? i am far more sceptical maybe because i have been working with north korean issues much longer and i have been through the previous eight agreements that failed with north korea. north korea has a different concept and meaning of the word denuclearisation, what they mean is a global arms control, and that is a self professed member of the nuclear clu b self professed member of the nuclear club they will go down to zero one, the rest of the club goes down to zero, the us interpret instead when the north said they would will be to talk about it, they thought the north was willing to embrace the un required cbid come plead dismantlement. the public statement let the white house know there is is a broader chasm than originally thought. is there so is this summit a waste of time, do you think, if
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both sides cannot agree on the fundamentals which is what denuclearisation actually means? well, i think many of us would have been more comfortable with the traditional bottom up approach, rather than the top down, in 2000 when i was attending white house meetings north korea invited bill clinton to go to north korea, at the time the decision was we don't send a president to negotiate, we send him to sign it. so many would more co mforta ble him to sign it. so many would more comfortable with that concept. but supporters of president trump's strategy would say that you know, there is nothing wrong with sitting down and trying to talk, to try and bring peace to the peninsula, it is potentially the president's own rhetoric and tough stance in the past that has helped bring the two sides to this point, and add —— at the same time president kim, the
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chairman kim he has told his people there will be changing to their economic wellbeing, that things will improve. so he has a compliant partner in peace from that point of view. right, we could have a great unexpected success and that is something we hope for, and we hope for all the previous times, i'd say a couple of dangers is though, if you are not fully wear of north korean terminology and their concept of terms, you can agree to something that you think you know what the other side is agreeing to but it turns out has occurred many times in the past north korea has a very different view and they will hold you to their interpretation, the other thing by having this summit, that north korea has come out of its isolation, it seems to be the reasonable partner, and it is harder to maintain pressure if they don't fully comply with the un requirements of cbid 0ne requirements of cbid one final question for you, bruce.
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what can the americans get out of —— of this that would suggest to them, if if it isn't complete denuclearisation this whole thing is worthwhile. that is the the major ca ta lyst worthwhile. that is the the major catalyst for this summit. it was based on the idea that north korea was willing to denuclearise, that is what led president trump to agree to have the summit. right now, the white house has lowered expectations, is defining success more if we get to know each other and begina more if we get to know each other and begin a process, that was not the original intent of the white house. but if we can kind of resolve some of the different, maintain negotiation, but the trump administration has said repeatedly they are not going to allow a protracted negotiations, since north korea is seen as only a handful of months away from being able to threaten the american home land with the headlines on bbc news.
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donald trump and kim jong—un are in singapore ahead of tomorrow's summit — us officials say preliminary talks with north korea have moved "more quickly than expected". theresa may calls on conservative mps to unite behind her, ahead of tomorrow's crucial brexit bill debates — but labour accuses her of a "fudged attempt to heal divisions" in her party. the dilemma for care home managers — balancing the books, or rejecting residents underfunded by the council. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. jaguar land rover has said it's moving production of its discovery from birmingham to slovakia next year. the firm says the solihull factory will be used to build a new generation of range rover
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models , but warns there may be some job losses in the uk. amy cole has the latest from jaguar land rover in solihull. when any company announce it is making job losses it is bad news but what jaguar land rover is making job losses it is bad news but whatjaguar land rover is doing in the long—term is possibly not as dire as it sounds. jlr which is owned by the indian group tata says it is moving production so its factory in slovakia but says it remains committed to the uk and will be refitting the plant here in solihull so it can make a new generation of range rover models and it will be pumping in a lot of investment. we are not sure of the figure exactly, but we know it will run-in figure exactly, but we know it will run—in to hundreds of millions of pounds. so when the factory is up to speed it will be able to make new range rover and range rover sport ca rs range rover and range rover sport cars that are electric and hybrid, as well as the classic petrol and
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diesel version, and the company has previously said that all its cars would be available in either electric, hybrid, petrol or diesel from 2020. but what this means is there will be some job losses, and they will affect agency staff. they will lose theirjobs for the interim period, that is why production is being moved to slovakia, but once this factory is back up and running and can make the electric and hybrid ca rs and can make the electric and hybrid cars then they will be taking on staff again. what the company has said is that the potentialjob losses of some agency employed staff in the uk is a tough one, but forms pa rt in the uk is a tough one, but forms part of our long—term manufacturing strategy as we traps form our business globally. there are about 1800 agency staff that work at this plant in solihull, out of a workforce of 10,000. and previously jlr said that the manufacturer of the discovery will be split between solihull and slovakia so perhaps the
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announcement today is not that much ofa announcement today is not that much of a surprise but what this does show is that jaguar land rover has global reach, but it is still very much committed to passengers affected by delays and cancellations on northern rail services are to be offered cash compensation of up to a month's travel. an inquiry has been ordered by the government into what's been described as "unacceptable disruption" following the introduction of new timetables three weeks ago. 0utput in the uk's manufacturing sector fell by 1.4% in april compared to march — the biggest month—on—month fall since 2012. the figure is well below the expectations of some economists — who'd predicted slight growth. the office for national statistics said production of electrical machinery, and steel for infrastructure a man has been found guilty of kidnapping 20—year—old british model chloe ayling and holding her captive for six days in italy. polish national lucas herba —
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who lives in the uk — was sentenced at a court in milan to 16 years and nine months in prison. chloe ayling's agent said the model feels "vindicated" by the decision. chi chi izundu reports. this is the man italian courts have jailed for the kidnap of 20—year—old british glamour model chloe ayling. details about chloe's abduction emerged last year. she'd met british—based polish national lucasz herba on facebook, he posing as a photographer for a shoot in milan. this is her re—enacting her ordeal for italian police. but when she got to the italian address, she was attacked, drugged, and bundled into the boot of a car before being held captive. ransom letters had been received by her british agent, with lukasz originally telling chloe that he planned to sell her on the dark web. but instead he released her to the british consulate six days later. he'd told the court that he was in love with her and that she'd agreed to be kidnapped to boost her career.
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her agent, adrian sington, called herba a serial fantasist. i was with her at quarter to two when the verdict came down, and she was overjoyed, not least because of the length of the sentence. because actually this ordeal has really affected chloe, and one of the things that she was most scared of was that he could get out soon and try it again. so this has reassured her. lucasz was captured on cctv in milan with his brother michal, who faces similar charges for his alleged role in the kidnap. michal, currently on remand, is still challenging extradition from the uk to italy — he denies any involvement. chi chi izundu, bbc news. a 330—year—old shipwreck, said to be britain's richest, has started to yield new treasures, after a shifting of sands following winter storms.
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the president was sailing from india in 1684 loaded with a rumoured cargo of diamonds and pearls thought to be worth around eight million pounds in today's money. jon kay reports from the cornish town of porthleven. she was said to be loaded with spices, pearls and diamonds. this is how the president might have looked as she headed home to london in the 1680s. hard to imagine on a calm day like today, but back then storms caused her to sink off the cornish coast. now the storms of 2018 have shifted the sands and for the first time exposed an anchor and seven cannon, some of them two metres long. mark milburn was one of the divers who made the discovery. it was running through a sandy beach, not realising there was rocks in the way rightjust under the waves... he told me the wreck was only a few metres from the shore but had been covered by centuries of shingle in a dangerous stretch of water. we can't wait to get back in — it's that connection with history,
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but most people don't even get the chance to see. i mean, the site's protected, so the amount of people that are actually out to come here is minimal. so the chance of seeing it, you know, anybody seeing it is so small — i think i should do the lottery, really! finding the spot where the president was lost has long been a dream of historians. part of the wreck was found nearby 20 years ago, but this latest discovery might explain how the ship broke up and where its cargo may be hidden. what about the treasure, diamonds and pearls? are you going to get those next? they could be buried right here beneath our feet, or they could be miles off, they could be down the beach with the longshore drift, they could be anywhere. if there are jewels in the sea here, it will be specialist divers who uncover them, because the water is just as treacherous as it was 300 years ago. jon kay, bbc news, cornwall. time for a look at the weather with
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tomasz. the weather was beautiful across most of the uk today, lots of clear blue sky, some of us however caught a heavy shower, there was some thunderstorms around but not many, very localised. tomorrow, ithink thunderstorms around but not many, very localised. tomorrow, i think a bit more cloud in the sky but the best chance of getting clear blue skies in western coasts of the british isles, there is a picture today, the skies look similar tomorrow in northern wales, so, through the night this is what it looks like, clear skies across western area, cloud enroaching, down to the south—east, not particularly cold, eight degrees in aberdeen, 13 in cardiff, and then tomorrow starts off sunny and the clouds will come and go, come and go through the course of the morning, into the afternoon, and it may be the case that some areas, particularly in the
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midlands, east anglia, the south—east, could stay overcast through a large chunk of the day so the best of the sunshine out west here, and also, quite a bit cooler tomorrow, mostly the high teens, maybe the low 20, wednesday and thursday a big change going on, the jet stream is making a beeline, something we haven't seen in week and with that comes a nasty area of low pressure, initially it will bring rain which is good news for the gardens but the winds will not be welcome because they will be very strong for the time of the year. not only wednesday though, wednesday ahead of it it is almost like the calm before the storm if you like, a lot of fine weather, the odd shower here and there. this weather front past approaching wednesday evening, north—west parts of the uk, and within here, we also have gale force winds and those winds are expected to sweep across the country during the course of wednesday night, into thursday. so let us zoom in a bit and see well ahead of time what we
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expect. these are the gusts of wind. here is the rain moving through. the gusts of wind, 40, 50, maybe 60mph, thatis gusts of wind, 40, 50, maybe 60mph, that is not good news this time of the year, some time away, so we are not 100% how strong they will be but they are expected early on thursday, and then easing later on in the day. thenin and then easing later on in the day. then in the wake of those strong winds it looks as though for the rest of the week, it is going to cool off a bit, we are talking about the mid teens for example across northern parts of the country. that is it for me, have a very hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. straight to singapore. that is kim jong—un being cheered earlier, he's in town to meet donald trump. that'll happen in a few hours' time, both sides saying they are confident. but the americans have been clear, time and time again they have a number of red lines. the peat
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and verifiable and irreversible denuclearistion of the korea peninsula is the only outcome the us will accept. italy claims victory for its tough immigration policy after spain agrees to take 600 migrants who were refused to dock in sicily and malta. and if you want a breather from the summit, we will


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