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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. the aquarius stopped its engines for more than a day while italy and malta argued about where it should go. the german government has ordered car maker, daimler, to recall more than 200,000 vehicles in germany after they were found to be fitted with emissions—cheating software. across europe, nearly 800,000 vehicles are thought to be affected. welcome back to singapore.
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i'm babita sharma with our special coverage of the kim—trump summit. the us president says the world will "know soon" whether a deal can be struck with kim jong—un. half an hour away from the start of the summit. in 20 minutes the delegation will make their way across the gateway that takes them straight to the resort island where, of course, the hotel is. this was a short while ago. the hotel is playing host to the talks on an island cut—off from the rest of the busyness of singapore. singaporean authorities said the two men can engage in conversation together and
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alone and in the privacy of what has been billed as an historic moment. the bridge can see, the sentosa gateway, 800 metres, it takes you to the centre of the island. some people are saying perhaps donald trump will feel at home on sentosa, an island full of luxury hotels. the hotel they are staying at costs $1000 a night, it has a casino, a disney resort, and much more. the convoy representing the north korean delegation and kim jong—un left st regis hotel a short time ago. we think the one in the front with the north korean flags and the symbol of kim il—sung and kimjong il there,
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that might be his. can you tell us what you saw a short time ago? the ca i’s what you saw a short time ago? the ca rs have what you saw a short time ago? the cars have been parking outside for half an hour. ten minutes ago, as you mentioned, all of those cars left. it is starting to empty up a bit but earlier there was so much media i couldn't see the cars and my cameraman had to stand up like that. the delegation is on their way to the capella hotel, 20 minutes from here. kim jong-un has officially walked into the capella hotel to join donald trump. what is happening behind closed doors is quite something. 9am local time, behind closed doors is quite something. 9am localtime, less behind closed doors is quite something. 9am local time, less than
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27 minutes for the summit to get under way. we can now presume the two are perhaps meeting, shaking hands? who knows? we may see a photo released to the press in the coming minutes. unknown territory as we stand in us. —— here now. minutes. unknown territory as we stand in us. -- here now. history could be happening as we speak. the official bilateral meeting between the two leaders will start at 9am local time. we understand they will speakjust local time. we understand they will speak just with interpreters, local time. we understand they will speakjust with interpreters, with no other officials, just a one—on—one meeting. president trump has been saying, of course, this is a one—off chance and he would know pretty much straightaway whether he can get along, and whether he can achieve something concrete. the two sides have every interest in making this summita sides have every interest in making this summit a success. it seems they
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do understand how difficult that could be. the two sides don't agree on what denuclearisation on the peninsula means. america wants kim jong—un to give up all of his nuclear weapons and missiles. kim jong—un on the other hand has obviously blown up the nuclear test site we know of, but whether or not he will give up all of the weapons remains unclear. stay with us, mariko 0i. i want to bring the viewers up—to—date with conversations on twitter, the medium that seems to be the popular 1a politicians and presidents around the world. —— one for. donald trump tweeted at 5am meetings between representatives are going quickly, but that does not matter. we will all know soon whether a real deal can happen. mike pompeo also tweeted a few hours ago saying we are ready,
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the us secretary of state, we are ready for the day, #sinaporesummit. with a hands praying emoji. make what you will. a lot of expectation. mike pompeo briefed journalists yesterday saying this is a possibility of progress with a lot of potential but said they will not lift sanctions against north korea if denuclearisation is not a real prospect. that is what we will be looking at in terms of the details when we get more information. for now, st regis, where you are, rico, waving goodbye to kim jong—un. now, st regis, where you are, rico, waving goodbye to kimjong—un. a noted that singapore, playing host with dividing opinions about the role of singapore here and the fact it is footing the bill for the north korean delegation, $20 million, i
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think. yes, 20 million singapore dollars, 50 million us dollars. it is still quite a lot of money for the singaporean government to arrange for the summit. this hotel behind me, st regis hotel, were kim jong—un is staying with his delegation, it costs thousands of dollars. it is not cheap, but singapore is benefiting from the summit. last night when kimjong—un went on a night tour with some of the ministers, that was all over the news. as you mentioned, opinions are split about whether kim jong—un should be treated like a celebrity. he received a very warm welcome as he visited some of the iconic tourist spots behind you like marina bay sands. some people were even
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cheering and one person even screamed "i love you." this is a man who won for five years ago is accused of killing his own brother and his own uncle. if you like some of horrific stories you hear from north korean defectors, the records are very horrible. the question about this historic summit between president trump and kim jong—un is whether president trump would bring up whether president trump would bring up human rights abusestrump said he would, by it appears appears he may not. as we said, both sides have every desire to have something happen. as laura bicker was treating last night, whatever happens at summit, kimjong—un last night, whatever happens at summit, kim jong—un probably feels
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he has won this pr battle over changing his image from an isolated brutal dictator to a statesman, literally shaking hands with all of these foreign ministers, with foreign ministers tweeting selfies with kim jong—un, which we foreign ministers tweeting selfies with kimjong—un, which we believe to be the first he has ever taken. in that sense, kim jong—un has already achieved something. all those pictures from last night where on the front page of the national newspaper in north korea which are read by the general public as well. we have to wonder what people will make of it, whether they feel, great, the supreme leader is now seen as an great, the supreme leader is now seen as an equal statesman outside north korea, or will they look at singapore and say why do they have this in not asked? that remains to be seen. —— and not us. this in not asked? that remains to be seen. -- and not us. thank you very much, mariko 0i. that is were kim jong—un has just left from to
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make his way to sentosa. we understand he has entered the capella hotel on the island. you are watching bbc news with special coverage of the historic event the meeting of president trump with north korean leader kimjong—un. 0ur coverage will bring you all of the life developments here as we continue to look at the sentosa island. this scene will become very familiar to you island. this scene will become very familiarto you in island. this scene will become very familiar to you in the next few hours or so, 20 minutes away from the official start of the summit. the resort island, sentosa, chosen by the singaporean authorities as the location for the talks, unprecedented dialogue, between the two leaders. it was previously called "the island of death from behind" many moons ago. the sanskrit
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meaning today means "peace and tranquility." with me is professor robert kelly from pusan national university of south korea. i was iwas in i was in sentosa in april, i came as a tourist. i took the costly cable car, and the views were wonderful. when you got into the island, you got into another world, like a disney style attraction. got into another world, like a disney style attractionlj got into another world, like a disney style attraction. i went with my children on the weekend. it is a well chosen location, secure, away from downtown. there is a genius of choosing sentosa, as it has everything trump likes, golf, gambling, inoffensive meals raced on the palates of rich people. —— based. donald trump is an instinctive man. what happens today depends on how he is feeling, good
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mood, bad mood, good surroundings? if he hates the place he has been put in he will get grumpy and that will be a bad thing. it is very like mar—a—lago, lush vegetation and so on. and it is perfectly laid out. donald trump like to have things just so for him. robert, we have talked about this for a few days. the i contact you of body language, the first moments, it could set everything. —— eye contact, the body. donald trump has brought insistence that as soon as he will meet him he will understand. george w bush said he would look into putin's soul, in a similar exchange. we need to focus... 3—4 hours,
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that's a date. i am not being flippant. it that's a date. i am not being flippa nt. it is that's a date. i am not being flippant. it is not a long time. how many people do you know well in your life after a few hours? i am worried about over emphasis on the personal interaction. so much is going on. we are not talking about more things. that is a good analogy, the dating one. that is how trump sees it. he says he understands a person in a minute, whether he can negotiate. this might be the end of a carefully worked out bureaucratic process. but this is dinner with roses. can i see myself walking down the aisle with him in two years? that is how he is thinking of it. a lot to show you this remarkable scene. —— i want to.
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this is the stage that has been set. this is the stage that has been set. this is the stage that has been set. this is inside. it looks like the forecourt of the capella hotel. north korean flags and american flags. it is perhaps where the two men will meet initially for the public. can i point out something in that image? that is the american flag next to the dprk flag. the united states does not recognise north korea, right? they criticised every year for north korea, right? they criticised every yearfor gulags... north korea, right? they criticised every year for gulags... that north korea, right? they criticised every year for gulags.._ that is north korea, right? they criticised every year for gulags... that is a great shot for north korea. think about... we talked about the details of what might be discussed between the two. that, for kimjong—un, james, it is an unprecedented moment. both will come out of this
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fine. i think they are feeling good. confident men who have done preparation, though trump, not much, kim, more. the japanese preparation, though trump, not much, kim, more. thejapanese and preparation, though trump, not much, kim, more. the japanese and south koreans are feeling nervous, though. they are wondering if donald trump will throw them under the bus like did at the g7. he has a taste for it at the moment. while i think trump and kim are confident this morning, many have a lot to lose. we are going to stay with these pictures on sentosa island, you're watching special coverage of the kim jong—un and donald trump summit in singapore live on bbc news. this is the island of sentosa, the capella hotel, it spans a vast area, the foreground of the hotel and the foyer we saw a short time

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