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hello. and a very good morning from singapore. i'm babita sharma. it's sam on tuesday the 12th of june. just an hour away from a truly historic summit meeting. and i'm rico hizon. all eyes are on this tiny city—state, where president trump and kim jong—un are finally set to meet face to face. welcome to our special coverage here on newsday. here's the latest from the scene. the north korean leader is about to leave his hotel and head to the tourist island of sentosa to start the talks. president trump says that the world will know soon enough whether a real deal between the us and north korea can happen. an end to conflict. will the talks pave the way for the korean war to be finally consigned to the past? and a sharp focus on singapore, with the media frenzy that's now
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engulfing singapore's city—state. this is bbc world news. it's newsday. so, here we are, just an hour away from the moment when, on a small island just a few hundred metres from here, the leaders of the united states are north korea will finally meet face—to—face. who could have predicted thatjust months after the two men were exchanging insults on twitter, the pair of them would be sitting down together for a one—on—one, with just the translators present. so, what are the prospects for some sort of agreement? well, the us says talks are moving quickly, but there's a note of a caution from the secretary of state mike pompeo. he says the united states has been fooled before, and president trump will accept nothing less than the complete, and irreversible denuclearisation of the korean peninsula. here's our north america
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editor, jon sopel. cheering was there ever a more vivid symbol of the dramatic change that seems to be in the singapore air? the reclusive leader of a one—time pariah state on a night—time walkabout in a tourist destination, just ahead of his summit with donald trump. korea watchers even debating whether this is kim jong—un‘s first known selfie. the us president, the long—time master of grabbing all media attention, was having a much more low—key day. lunch with the singaporean prime minister. no, this isn't him celebrating prematurely —
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it's donald trump's birthday later this week, though progress with kim jong—un would be the gift of all gifts. the american president sees this potentially as his moment in history — potentially a moment of history for the world. he's 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 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.
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and it must be irreversible — north korea won't be allowed to maintain capacity to covertly rebuild its nuclear programme. in pyongyang, the country's most famous newsreader had breaking news. she was on air to confirm that the supreme leader was in singapore for these historic talks. 68 years ago, at the height of fears about the spread of communism, the korean war erupted. chinese and soviet—backed forces from the north attacked the south. america, britain and others were sucked in. the status quo was restored, but not before as many three million koreans died. 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.
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it was cold and... to me it was useless, i think. 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'd 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. we are waiting to see who arrives
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first. we understand donald trump has left the shangri—la hotel and is making his way to sentosa. we will bring you up—to—date is that when we see the cavalcade. sentosa gateway ta kes you see the cavalcade. sentosa gateway takes you from singapore to the island, 800 metres. we will probably see a glimpse of him as he makes his way to the centre of the island. kim jong—un is staying at the st regis hotel and it appears he is still there. a huge security presence outside, as you can imagine, at this hour. we will bring evo—stick is as well, of course. —— you pictures. 50 minutes to go. donald trump said the fa ct we minutes to go. donald trump said the fact we are having a meeting is a
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major win for the us. he says that we will all know whether or not a real deal unlike those in the past can happen. mike pompeo said we are ready for the day. the last we saw of them john r. allen was a surreal moment when the leader, in isolation for decades, took to the streets of singapore yesterday doing a sightseeing mission and waving to the crowds. —— kimjong—un. with me is professor robert kelly from pusan national university of south korea. the cheering was unnerving. he is the worst human rights abuser in the world. we have to go through the motions to keep north koreans on board, but we need to give the smiling in the backslapping to a minimum. let's be professional. we
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saw selfies being taken with the foreign minister yesterday. i was on a when kim jong foreign minister yesterday. i was on a when kimjong il died in 2011 and i remember the conversation at the time, a belief they could be a shift in the north korean regime. —— i was on air. it did not. the status quo was maintained by kimjong—un. fast forward to today, this historic meeting between himself and donald trump, this is a significant shift for north korea in terms of how it is playing the game on the world stage, is it not? they have been saying to their people some kind of denuclearisation deal and rapprochement with the us is under way. if they are telling their people they are laying the groundwork for a radical shift, it
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seems like they are, that means they area seems like they are, that means they are a little bit serious and not com pletely are a little bit serious and not completely flim—flamming us, the concern all along. we can show you the front page of the north korean state newspaper, unprecedented, showing kim jong—un in state newspaper, unprecedented, showing kimjong—un in singapore. moving forward. i know we have talked about whether or not they would be. clear substance in this in terms of denuclearisation, but surely this is showing change. —— there. in fairness to donald trump and his administration, they have stepped down to something more manageable, continuing talks. this indicates they want us to continue to go forward. that is not bad. a process is better than last year. forgive me for interrupting, i understand donald trump, we are seeing him now. 0ver understand donald trump, we are seeing him now. over to rico hizon. the latest from rupert, who is near
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the hotel. what are you seeing? we are now, i do not know if you can see the picture, we are on the causeway to the island of sentosa where the summit will be held. here comes donald trump. the presidential motorcade is behind me. the presidential limousine. two of them. heading to the capella hotel. we understand kim jong—un has heading to the capella hotel. we understand kimjong—un has not left his hotel. i can see pictures of his hotel, the st regis. huge security, closing down the roads while the convoy closing down the roads while the c0 nvoy goes closing down the roads while the convoy goes through. 50 minutes until the meeting. donald trump and kimjong—un, until the meeting. donald trump and
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kim jong—un, one—on—one, only until the meeting. donald trump and kimjong—un, one—on—one, only with translators for 45 minutes, starting at 9am local time, 50 minutes from 110w. at 9am local time, 50 minutes from now. then they will be joined for an expanded mission by officials until lunch and then they will hold lunch together at the same place as the meeting, the hotel. what is likely to happen before kimjong—un and donald trump sit down to begin negotiations? they will arrive at the location. as you have just seen, it is definitely president trump going in first. there is a meeting room that has been prepared for the two lea d e rs room that has been prepared for the two leaders to hold an official meeting in. president trump will go in. you can just meeting in. president trump will go in. you canjust see now... yeah, they are rising. just watching to see if kim jong—un's they are rising. just watching to see if kimjong—un's motorcade has left the hotel. —— are arriving. that would make it ten minutes
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behind donald trump. really, this is the main event starting at 9am when they get to sit down face—to—face. all observers have been saying this is something fairly unprecedented because this is not the way diplomacy normally works. normally you would have months and months of behind the scenes negotiations to draw up an agreement and then finally two leaders would come together basically just to finally two leaders would come together basicallyjust to sign off on it. what we have today is something fascinating. we have to very unusual leaders not really, with donald trump, not really a politician, a property mogul, who believes he is good at negotiating with people face—to—face and striking it. —— two. that is essentially what donald trump said he is going to do so big —— a deal. he said he would sit with donald trump and size him up in a few seconds and then decide whether this
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isa seconds and then decide whether this is a person he can do business with not. it is interesting. —— with all not. it is interesting. —— with all not. the whole world is watching to see what happens in the next couple of hours as to whether this is an historic change between the usa and nk, enemies for the last 70 years. these are pictures many singaporeans in the world have never seen before. we are currently seeing the convoy of us president donald trump arriving on sentosa island, with the summit taking place at the five—star capella hotel. kim jong—un summit taking place at the five—star capella hotel. kimjong—un has not left his hotel in central singapore. rupert, when they sit down for
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summit talks, who will be part of the talks besides them?” summit talks, who will be part of the talks besides them? i am just watching pictures of the live feed from the st regis hotel. kim jong—un's large convoy is moving out of the hotel right mouse. i believe thatis of the hotel right mouse. i believe that is ten minutes away from where we are, 50 minutes from the hotel. —— right now. if he leaves... yes, it is pulling out. we expected to pass by in ten minutes and arrive at 8:30. everything is going according to plan. the understanding is there will be an extraordinary meeting starting at 9am which willjust be kim jong—un starting at 9am which willjust be kimjong—un and starting at 9am which willjust be kim jong—un and president donald trump. no one else in the room except translators for the first 45-60 except translators for the first 45—60 minutes. and then both sides will expand the size of the meeting, bringing advisors, the former spy
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master in north korea, the north korean foreign minister, other advisors, then mike pompeo and john bolton for the us, which will go on for another 60—90 minutes before a working lunch until 2pm. and then kimjong—un, if it working lunch until 2pm. and then kim jong—un, if it goes according to plan, will go straight to the airport and go back to pyongyang. donald trump will stay here and hold a press c0 nfe re nce donald trump will stay here and hold a press conference after this summit. and then he will go to an airbase, go on air force one, and at 7pm, go back to the us. a very compressed timeframe for the summit, really just 3—4 hours compressed timeframe for the summit, reallyjust 3—4 hours and then they go home. we are seeing the convoy of kim
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jong—un passing through a major thoroughfare, tambling road, after which it will go through the main commercial establishment as they go through marina bay and onto sentosa island. rupert, briefly, what can be achieved in such a short time between the two leaders if kim jong—un is leaving earlier than donald trump? when this news came out a day or so ago that kim jong—un was leaving at 2pm this afternoon, everybody was taken by surprise because we thought this might be a one—day process, it might go into a second day, there we re might go into a second day, there were hints from donald trump that he was prepared to take it into a second day but it appears that's not going to happen. whatever they've agreed in the last few days is what they are going to have today, perhaps with a bit more from donald trump and kimjong—un perhaps with a bit more from donald trump and kim jong—un hashing perhaps with a bit more from donald trump and kimjong—un hashing the last details out face to face. now,
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what some people have said is this isa what some people have said is this is a unique relationship because north korea is the only... in north korea, the only person who can make really big decisions, really history changing decisions, is the supreme leader, kim jong—un, himself. changing decisions, is the supreme leader, kimjong—un, himself. and so this meeting this morning offers the opportunity with these two men together that donald trump can talk directly to kim jong—un and kim jong—un has the power, has the authority in north korea, the only one, to say, ok, i believe you, i trust you, we have a working relationship, i'm going to commit to, for example, giving up my nuclear weapons programme. this is the hope of the optimists who say this could lead to an historical breakthrough. 0thers, this could lead to an historical breakthrough. others, and there are many of them who are sceptical about this whole process, says there hasn't been enough time, north korea isa hasn't been enough time, north korea is a very difficult country to negotiate with and there is a worry on the part of the sceptics that kim
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jong—un has turned up here to get the international spotlight, to look like a statesman, to get a photo opportunity, but actually he's not intending on giving much away at all. we will have to leave it there for now. rupert wingfield—hayes near the hotel where the summit is taking place. babita. rico, thank you very much. rupert wingfield—hayes on sentosa watching the action as donald trump has made his way from the city onto the island. we are a few kilometres from where you are in the singapore news bureau overlooking the skyline in singapore, with a sense of anticipation. i should say 500 metres from me, almost the same distance that kim jong—un and donald trump were last night when they were in shangri—la and the saint regis hotel. i should add, no indication of activity at the moment at the saint regis hotel for the kim jong—un delegation to leave there and make their way to sentosa. as
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soon as we and make their way to sentosa. as soon as we get indication of movement from there we will bring that to do with our live correspondent, rico 0oi. let's continue our composition about what we are going to find out about the summit before the meeting gets under way. james cra btree is summit before the meeting gets under way. james crabtree is here. he is associate professor of practice, lee kuan yew school of public policy. let me ask you about the things you are looking out for in particular when the dialogue begins in less than an hour? three things, timing, they have set aside for hours but we can expect if it goes well they might extend that. that's a sign it's going well. expectations, they have been ramping down expectations over the last couple of days, so they could pull out a surprise. the third is how trump is feeling. my intrusion is he will like sentosa a lot, it's a familiar environment, clea n, lot, it's a familiar environment, clean, like his home in mar—a—lago so clean, like his home in mar—a—lago so he will be comfortable in his skin and that could be a good sign of how this goes —— intuition.
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skin and that could be a good sign of how this goes -- intuition. it's the home of the qosi know and the entertainment place here, it has high real estate prices —— the casino. when you hear that, i suppose, very much we're talking about the ease of the two men when they meet, which isjust about the ease of the two men when they meet, which is just as important to set the scene, aside from the details of the talks. that's right, this whole thing has been personalised, we know this about donald trump, he take things personally. looking at the flat with trudeau, he takes this very seriously so lots of the success of this will be did he build a rapport with this guy or not? that's a good point, will he get circumstances that makes him feel relaxed and make jokes. this hinges not on the institutions and the setup but the personal interaction between the two of them. four hours to hit it off and that will be the benchmark. you talk about timing, we heard from rupert wingfield—hayes, confirming that donald trump will be leaving here at 7pm. reports suggesting kim
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jong—un might leave as early as 2pm. how much can they do in the time they have between 9am and 2pm? it's a form of expectations management, if they extend it could looked like a success, they might go at that time and they don't have time to talk about much and they've been saying this is the beginning of a process. trump has been boastful but he's been quite moderate. there's a lot to do in sentosa, it is too hot to play golf, but they could take a buggy ride, there's plenty of things on the island that could make bromance photo opportunities and that's what they want, it's pretty clear, they want something high on good symbolism, relatively low on substance and they appear to get on and make it work next time. it's possible they could kick back for a couple of hours. aj la couple of hours. ajla view optimism, the idea they will be kicking back. thank you, james, and robert —— i love your optimism. you will be with us as we
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carry on our massive broadcasting session. we have the team camped outside kim jong—un's current residential address. outside kim jong—un's current residentialaddress. rico, you outside kim jong—un's current residential address. rico, you have more for us on that? donald trump already on sentosa island. then you have kim jong—un having already on sentosa island. then you have kimjong—un having left the saint regis hotel, where he is staying. mariko 0i, what is happening, kim jong—un has staying. mariko 0i, what is happening, kimjong—un has left the hotel? yes, he has left, about five minutes ago. slightly earlier than we expected. the cars were parked outside for 20 minutes and then we saw them coming out and getting in the carand saw them coming out and getting in the car and they left for the capella hotel, which is about 20 or
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30 minutes from here by car. as you can imagine, but i'm me, lots of media interest and flash photography as they left. kim jong—un is on his way to the capella hotel. isn't its uprising that president donald trump arrived on sentosa island much earlier than kim jong—un —— arrived on sentosa island much earlier than kimjong—un —— isn't its uprising? why the delay in... they seem to be slightly ahead of the official schedule that we were given and they have left slightly earlier. we thought he might be leaving around 8:30am local time. about half an hour from leaving around 8:30am local time. about half an hourfrom here. they have left slightly earlier. he shouldn't be too much longer to join donald trump for this very historic summit, which is scheduled to start at 9am. thanks for that update, ray
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mariko 0i, joining us from outside kim jong—un's hotel in central singapore —— mariko 0i. with me now is manoj vasudevan, who's an expert in human behaviour and body language. welcome to use. apologies for getting your name wrong. it's awful when it happens to my name so apologies —— welcome to you. you've been studying them in detail. we can look at the shots when kim jong—un arrived, meeting the prime minister of singapore, what did you make of the wide grins, genuine? kim jong—un is someone not used to the national stage and media savvy, but you'll notice he is unable to hold a gaze for too long. he is wavering and has fleeting eye contact. when he is meeting with donald trump, he will need to be aware of this because donald trump is going tojudge him to see if he
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is going tojudge him to see if he is trustworthy and loyal. can i trust you or are you going to stab me in my back? he follows his gut and his advisers. he will follow his gut. he will look for the eye contact. the length of the handshake. i think kimjong—un, his challenge would be, because he is not used to people looking him in the eyes for so long as supreme leader. donald trump, very quickly, we are running out of time? they willjudge how he we are running out of time? they will judge how he feels we are running out of time? they willjudge how he feels when he meets him in the first few minutes. the body language expert, manoj vasudevan, telling us what we need to look out for. the handshake, the gruff, firm handshake between the two, will donald trump do what he has done with other leaders? we will continue on bbc world news with half an hourto go. thank you so much for watching this special coverage. i'm rico hizon together with babita sharma. see you soon. hello there.
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for many days, even weeks now, our weather fronts been stuck our weather has been stuck in a rut. long spells of warm sunshine, and just the odd thunderstorm. but, at long last, things are changing. you may not like the change because firstly we're bringing some cooler air in from the north. and then, from the atlantic, through the middle part of the week, we're going to bring quite an active frontal system, an area of low pressure, that will bring some wet and very windy weather, particularly across the north. that will be a bit of a shock to the system. but the changes are already under way. some cooler conditions through the day ahead. quite a lot of cloud around as well. that cloud will break up through the day, so we will see some spells of sunshine. the best of these likely to be found across parts of wales and the south—west. equally, just the odd scattered showers, but those temperatures down on where they have been. highs of between 15 and 21 degrees. no more mid—20s. now, during tuesday night, we'll see a mixture of clear skies and patchy cloud.
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it should stay just about dry. it's going to turn into a relatively cool night. temperatures in quite a few places should get down into single digits. we go into wednesday and we start off on a fine note, but frontal systems approaching from the north—west. more on that in a moment. we start wednesday, though, with high pressure across the british isles. so actually not a bad start to the day. good spells of the shine to be had. perhaps just the odd shower breaking out as cloud builds up through the day. but, up to the north—west, you will already have spotted this. quite a significant change. rain into northern ireland, western scotland by the end of the day. strengthening winds as well. and as we go through wednesday night, a spell of very disturbed weather. very heavy rain pushing in from the west. really strong winds as well. wind gusts easily 40—50mph. but perhaps through the central belt, those wind gusts as strong as 60 mph. we will keep you posted on that forecast for wednesday night into thursday.
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it all comes courtesy of this, an unusually deep area of low pressure for the time of year. but it will drift away fairly quickly during thursday. so the winds will ease, much of the rain will clear away. and actually things should brighten up through the day. but it is again going to feel relatively cool. those temperatures at best between 15 and 21 degrees. then, as we head towards the end of the week, we stick with that cooler feel. yes, there will be some dry weather. there will be some spells of sunshine, but also spells of rain at times. that's all from me for now. this is bbc world news. the headlines: president trump has arrived at the tourist island of sentosa for his unprecedented one—on—one meeting with north korea's kimjong—un in less than an hour's time. the north korean leader has also just left, heading for the talks. president trump says that the world will know soon enough whether a real deal between the us and north korea can happen. spain has said it will take in a ship that has been stuck in the mediterranean with hundreds of migrants aboard.
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