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president donald trump and north korea's kimjong—un make history, with a handshake. thank you very much. it's fantastic. the leaders later signed a document which included a pledge from mr kim to work to rid the korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. people are going to be very impressed. people are going to be very happy. and we're going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world. both leaders have now left. we'll have the latest analysis from singapore and washington. also this lunchtime. ajunior minister has quit the government on the day of a crucial vote on parliament's final role in any brexit deal. an alleged member of a banned neo—nazi group has admitted plotting to murder an mp and threatening to kill a police officer. arron banks, the founder of the leave.eu campaign, says he did give russian embassy officials telephone numbers of president trump's inner circle, but only
after asking their permission. and, heading to russia for the world cup — england manager gareth southgate says he wants his team to give fans a reason to smile. and coming up on bbc news... david haye announced his retirement from professional boxing. the former heavyweight and unified cruiserweight champion says he's proud to leave the sport happy and healthy. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. donald trump and kimjong—un have held an historic meeting — the first between a sitting us president and north korean leader. the pair shook hands at a luxury hotel on singapore's sentosa island, and after their talks signed what was described as
a comprehensive document, promising a new relationship between the two nations. the agreement included a pledge from mr kim to work to rid the korean peninsula of nuclear weapons, and president trump later said the us would suspend its military exercises that have infuriated north korea. karishma vaswani's report contains flashing images from the start. making history with a handshake. many thought this moment would never come. but when it finally did, it was measured and choreographed. once inside, though, the two men appeared more relaxed, even smiling for the cameras. we had a great discussion and it was a success. tremendously successful. but from kim jong—un, a slightly more reserved tone. he said it hasn't been easy to get here, and that old prejudices have
been obstacles in his way, but that he overcome all of that, and that's why he's here today. later at lunch, a chance to size each other up. and for kim jong—un to get a glimpe of his adversary across the table. let's get a good picture, everybody, so we look nice and handsome. beautiful. perfect. then a short stroll in the gardens before, in typical trump style, an unexpected announcement. a lot of progress. really very positive. i think better than anybody could have expected. top of the line. really good. mr president... we're going right now for a signing? some confusion initially as to what they were going to sign, but when they put pen to paper, donald trump called it a comprehensive document that would see the process of denuclearisation begin very, very quickly. he's a worthy negotiator.
negotiating on behalf of his people. a very worthy, very smart negotiator. and then another handshake to seal the deal. but who was this a better deal for? no details, no mention of whether this denuclearisation process will be verifiable or irreversible. one might wonder what's actually been achieved at this summit. there's also no timetable for denuclearisation, although president trump has said that international observers will go into north korea at some point. president trump did clarify, though, that sanctions would remain in place on the north. well, thank you very much, everybody... but in another surprise, revealed during a media briefing that the us would stop war games with south korea and that us troops could one day be removed from the peninsula. i want to get our soldiers out, i want to bring our soldiers back home. we have right now 32,000 soldiers in south korea and i'd like to be able to bring them back home. but that's not part of the equation right now. at some point i hope it
will be, but not right now. we will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money. meanwhile, after meetings with the north korean delegation, president trump he is always the businessmen, evenin trump he is always the businessmen, even in this unusual context. they have great beaches come you see that when they explode the cannons into the ocean. i said, wouldn't that make a great condo behind? i said instead of doing that, you could have a great hotel. for kim jong—un, seen here leaving the summit, this has been a far more positive outcome for north korea than many had originally expected. this is what he's been working towards for so long, gaining international legitimacy whilst making very few concessions. and for president trump, ever the showman, this summit achieved what he was after too. this was always
about the optics, the chance to show american greatness in the region evenif american greatness in the region even if it means nothing substantial has been achieved as a result. karishma vaswani, bbc news, in singapore. so how significant is the agreement reached between president trump and kimjong—un, and what has the international reaction been? our diplomatic correspondent paul adams has more. a new dawn, or a false dawn? what have we just witnessed in singapore, and what happens next? a few months ago, a summit would have been inconceivable. north korea was racing towards a full nuclear capability. donald trump was issuing threats and insults. he is a sick puppy. little rocket man. but the dynamics have changed, thanks in part to the efforts of south korea's president, moonjae—in. his highly symbolic meeting with kim jong—un setting the stage for today's summit. there were gestures, too. north korea destroying tunnels once used to test nuclear warheads,
and allowing three american citizens held in the north to go home. but the prelude is over. the real talks have now begun. what are we to make of the first signed document? donald trump and kim jong—un have agreed to establish a new relationship. they say they will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace. and north korea agrees to work towards the company to work towards the complete denuclearisation of the korean peninsula. this is no treaty of versailles, and having only a few weeks to prepare it, it never was going to be. its headings under which they are going to have to and substance. on denuclearisation, on a peace agreement, on the remains of the prisoners of war. interestingly, it doesn't mention economics and sanctions, but the president said in his press conference that they were going to try and help north korea grow economically. and interestingly he also said they would end the military exercises, something north korea's been seeking for a very long time. president moon seems delighted by today's images,
but the south korean leader says this isjust the beginning. there may be many difficulties ahead. china, too, seems pleased. beijing will need to play a crucial role as this process unfolds. translation: today, that the two countries' highest leaders can sit together and have equal talks, has very important and positive meaning. donald trump giving his new—found friend a glimpse inside the presidential limousine. where are the two men heading now? almost certainly for a long and bumpy ride. paul adams, bbc news. in a moment we'll speak to rajini vaidya nathan in a moment we'll speak to rajini vaidyanathan in washington but first let's talk to our world affairs correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes is in singapore. despite the smiles and handshakes, the key question is, has much been achieved? that's right, jane.
president trump says he got a lot out of the meeting. he says he already has a nuclear freeze and a missile freeze, no more launches, and he has this firm commitment from north korea to the denuclearisation of the korean peninsula. but in return, it's clear kim jong—un of the korean peninsula. but in return, it's clear kimjong—un has also got a lot. he has the prestige of this meeting, holding the summit here, and the legitimisation of his regime by coming here on the international stage. andy has this crucial unilateral concession from president trump to give up military drills between the us and south korea, something north korea really wanted. if this agreement is anything, it's the beginning of a long and difficult process, for which president trump can take credit. but as he heads home tonight from here, it's hard not to see this asa from here, it's hard not to see this as a significant diplomatic victory for kim jong—un. as a significant diplomatic victory for kim jong-un. rupert, thank you. rajini vaidyanathan, as the east
coast wa kes rajini vaidyanathan, as the east coast wakes up, what are people saying? on conventional diplomacy got us here, but the question is, where will that unconventional diplomacy take the process going forward ? diplomacy take the process going forward? washington is waking up to headlines asking, has president trump given up too much too soon? if it was a high—stakes game of poker, has donald trump shown his hand way too early in the process? before that summit in singapore, politicians from both sides of the aisle were concerned that withdrawing troops could send the wrong signal, and would be a big mistake. so it's likely those same members of congress are concerned that president trump's willingness to withdraw those military exercises. and the other concern here in washington, the fact president trump extended an invite to kimjong—un to president trump extended an invite to kim jong—un to come here to washington, dc. many people in washington, dc. many people in washington, politicians and diplomats, are keen to stress any kind of meetings like these are part
ofa kind of meetings like these are part of a longer process. look at presidents before like ronald reagan and his dealings with mikhail gorbachev. does president trump know how to play by the rules? and is he really playing in the right way? rajini vaidya nathan really playing in the right way? rajini vaidyanathan and rupert, thank you very much. ajunior minister has resigned from the government hours before a key vote in the commons on the eu withdrawal bill. the brexit secretary david davis has warned potential tory rebels not to undo the result of the eu referendum — but a number of conservative mps are expected to rebel, possibly threatening theresa may's narrow working majority. alex forsyth reports. no brexit, no racist eu exit. on the streets of london last night, protesters made their feelings clear, and anti—brexit vigil. the question, whether some mps are
prepared to make a similar stand today. this morning, the brexit secretary was chipper, despite the possibility of a difficult day ahead. laughter he knows not all of his party agrees with the government's brexit plans, including this minister, who today quit hisjob so he including this minister, who today quit his job so he could speak out against brexit. i believe the evidence now shows that the brexit policy our government is currently pursuing, on the basis of the 20 16th referendum, is detrimental to the people we are elected to serve. his resignation could spark further rebellion as mps start voting on crucial legislation. this bill is about the process of leaving the eu. on some aspects, like the future customs arrangements, the government has compromised to try to get the support it needs. but on others, it's still under pressure, particularly on how much power
parliament should have if mps don't like the final brexit deal. a good result today is holding the government to account and making sure that we can keep doing so in the future. and that means winning the future. and that means winning the amendment on getting a meaningful vote. so the point at which we know what the full deal is on brexit, the house of commons can then have its say. some tories agree that denying it would tie the prime minister's hands. she's going to negotiate our future deal with the eu. this is about the process by which we try to ensure the maximum numberof which we try to ensure the maximum number of safeguards as we go through it. it doesn't affect her ability to negotiate a deal at all. but theresa may, heading to the commons, has warned her mps if they don't support this legislation it would undermine negotiations in brussels, and she's backed by some brexiteers. when we pass this bill, said it back to the house of lords again come and say, forget about it, let's have this through. when that is done, she goes to the council in
junein is done, she goes to the council in june ina is done, she goes to the council in june in a strong position. if this is defeated and these amendments succeed, it's as though you have literally sent her out to bat without handing had a bat or the pads as she goes out. opinion is sharply divided and today the brexit battle ground will be inside parliament. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. let's cross to westminster and our assistant political editor norman smith. theresa may's day began with a resignation. will it get any better? no doubt the alarm bells will be ringing loud and clear in downing street because nobody expected doctor phillip lee's resignation coming just hours after mrs may had appealed to tory mps not to rock the boat and behave themselves ahead of a crunch eu summit next month. so there is the shock impact of phillip lee's resignation coming from a clear blue sky. there is a second consequence, and that is whether it encourages other like—minded tory
ministers to also throw themselves off the brexit battlements. at the moment i don't think that is very likely. i sense this is more of a one—man howl of despair. over brexit. but there is another real risk, and that is doctor lee's resignation emboldens cory redding is in the commons this afternoon to rebel over this key issue of giving parliament a meaningful vote on the final brexit deal will stop whether his actions stiffens the sinews and spines of some remainers who have perhaps been a little bit cautious of wary about rebelling. and were mrs may to be defeated on this issue ofa mrs may to be defeated on this issue of a meaningful vote, that would be a significant setback because it would put parliament in the driving seat if they don't like the deal mrs may does on brexit. norman smith, thank you. so what exactly is the house of commons debating,
and what could the significance of today be? chris morris from our reality check team is here to explain more. the eu withdrawal bill is the domestic legislation that will formalise the uk exit from the european union, and it is back in the house of commons for further consideration after the government was defeated 15 times in the house of lords. now, it wants to reverse 14 of those votes on things such as specifying the time and date of exit, or the eu's charter of fundamental rights, either outright or through new amendments which have been proposed by the government or by backbench mps. and these are the three votes that will be most closely watched. on what's called a meaningful vote — that's today. on a customs union. and on the european economic area, tomorrow. so let's have a look at them one by one. first, the issue of a meaningful vote. this is about the withdrawal agreement the uk is negotiating with the eu. the government has suggested that a vote on the deal, later this year or early next, will be take it or leave it. either accept it, or see the uk leave the eu with no deal at all. the lords amendment would give
parliament the power to stop that and give the house of commons the right to decide what happens next if the withdrawal bill is rejected. now, compromised language has been suggested, but if the government loses this vote it will show that parliament is asserting more control over the brexit process. then there are two amendments about the uk's future economic relationship with the eu. now, the lords amendment on a customs union is a little woolly, requiring the government to show parliament, by october 31st this year, that it has tried to negotiate membership of a customs union. prospects of a government defeat appear to have receded, with the tabling of a compromised amendment, with even vaguer language about a customs arrangement. so the real test may come with amendments to the new trade and customs bills which are due back in the commons next month, and are much more explicit about staying in a customs union. then there's also an amendment on the european economic area, which would force the government
to make remaining in the eea, and therefore in the single market, a negotiating objective. it won't pass, partly because labour is telling its mps to abstain, but dozens of labour backbenchers could vote for it anyway, as will some tory rebels. that will give an indication of the strength of support for single market membership in further parliamentary battles to come. so, this isn't the last word by a long shot. but the eu withdrawal bill, which will probably receive royal assent next month, is a crucial part of the brexit process, and this is one of pa rliament‘s opportunities to have its say. chris morris. it is 18 minutes past one. our top story this lunchtime... president donald trump and north korea's kimjong—un make history with a handshake. people are going to be very impressed. people are going to be very happy. and we're going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world. coming up on bbc news...
british number one johanna konta says she's feeling positive ahead of the grasscourt season. she faces kurumi nara at he nottingham open this afternoon. more than 600 migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the mediterranean will be transferred to italian boats and taken to spain. the aquarius, which is carrying a number of pregnant women and scores of children, was stranded after the italian and maltese authorities refused to allow it to dock. our correspondentjames reynolds is in sicily. james? jane, the aquarius has said simply it is too overcrowded to make the long sea journey from the coast of sicily, where it is several dozen miles away, all the way to spain. it needs help. the italian authorities
are now providing that. they have sentin are now providing that. they have sent in two boasts, a coastguard and a navy ship, to transfer some of the migrants from the overcrowded aquarius. that transfer is happening now, we know in the last half—hour 01’ so now, we know in the last half—hour or so the migrants on board have been told of their new destination, spain. some, we hearfrom reporters on the ship, have welcomed back. others are perhaps confused, they'd thought they were heading to italy. we understand from the italian authorities that the journey will ta ke authorities that the journey will take about four days, the aquarius and the two italian boats will do it in convoy before they reach the spanish port of valencia. we are trying to piece together italy's new policy about arrivals, the policy created by the new populist anti—migration government. from what we can work out it seems to be this, if you are a rescue boat run by an ngo and you pick up
migrants, you may not be allowed to dock yet in sicily. but if you buy the italian coastguard and you pick up the italian coastguard and you pick up migrants, you will be allowed to dock as normal. that is important, italy continues to play a large role in search and rescue operations and we know there is one italian coastguard ship carrying several hundred migrants which is due here in the morning. thank you, james reynolds in sicily. an alleged member of a banned neo—nazi group has pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism in relation to a plot to kill a labour mp. jack renshaw, who's 23, admitted buying a machete with the intention of killing rosie cooper, and making threats to kill a police officer. he's one of six men who deny being members of the group national action. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports. jack renshaw, 23 years old, a man accused of being a neo—nazi, who today dramatically admitted planning to kill a labour mp and threatening to kill a police officer. the prosecution say he'd already bought a machete, a kind described
by its manufacturers as "19 inches of unprecedented piercing and slashing power. " and christopher lythgoe is the man accused of being the secret leader of the group, who encouraged him to carry out the murder. we let these people destroy us, and they are still destroying us now. along with four other men, they are charged with being members of national action, a group banned by the home secretary as a virulently racist terrorist organisation after it celebrated the killing of the mpjo cox. with all six defendants listening intently, the prosecutor, duncan atkinson qc, told the jury that the plan to kill another mp was discussed at a pub in warrington last summer. the group met at this table upstairs in the big window at the friar penketh pub on the 1st ofjuly. the prosecution say that jack renshaw told the group that his plan was to murder his local mp, rosie cooper, take some hostages and then kill a female detective who had been investigating him. the plan to kill rosie cooper
was uncovered because the antiracism organisation hope not hate had a mole in the group, robbie mullen, who was also there at the pub that night. according to robbie mullen, jack renshaw wanted to carry at the murder in the name of national action, and that night christopher lythgoe gave his approval. christopher lythgoe denies that and all six men deny being members of national action after it was banned. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the old bailey. the multi—millionaire businessman who founded the leave. eu campaign, arron banks, has told mps that there is "no evidence" he was involved in a conspiracy with russian officials. speaking to the digital, culture, media and sport committee he claimed to be the victim of a witchunt. john pienaar is in westminster. explained moore, john? well, did
britain's biggest in history political donor conspire with russia ahead of the vote for brexit? that was the big question in the air when aaron banks finally agreed to take questions before mps at the house of commons. as expected, his denials of any and all wrongdoing were notjust total, they were scornful, they were mocking. he admitted he had spoken to, seen and been in contact with the russian ambassador a number of times. previously he admitted to one such contact. he said the first contact happened before the referendum campaign had even properly taken off. a full—scale russian witchhunt going on. before that all occurred, there was no issue. a witchhunt, he called it. but had any information gone back and forward ? any information gone back and forward? had he given any inside information to the russian ambassador? you told the committee he had given the russian ambassador
the phone number of the donald trump transition team. he said that was about it as far as information went and there were no apologies for any of that. but look what happens when the committee pressed arron banks and andy wignall from the leave.eu campaign alongside him about mr banks‘ complex business affairs. they wanted to know where his money was from. and i‘m frankly sick and tired of this. the reason i went into the referendum is because i had a different version of what the future of this country is. i respect your right to disagree with that. i know you are all remainers, i think, all remainers? hands up. yeah, i think so. you have a vested interest in trying to discredit the brexit campaign. and i look at the fact that you haven‘t called any witnesses from the remain campaign to hammer them. arron banks clearly in the mindset that attack is the best form of defence. there will be more
questions later on, they have taken a break for voting. questions later on, they have taken a breakfor voting. these questions later on, they have taken a break for voting. these mps look like getting more denials and even more scorn. thank you, john pienaar. the number of people in work in the uk has reached a record high of 32.3 million. the latest figures from the office for national statistics show that unemployment fell by 38,000 between february and april, to 1.42 million. figures also show that average earnings have grown at a slightly faster rate than inflation. england‘s footballers are on their way to russia for the world cup — the team is due to arrive in a few hours at their base in the village of repino near st petersberg. speaking before ta ke—off, manager gareth southgate said he wants the men to play with flair, and entertain the nation. our sports correspondent richard conway reports. suited and booted. england are ready for the world cup. time this morning for harry kane and co to pose for an official photograph before departing for russia.
the team will be based here in the seaside town of repino ahead of their first game against tunisia next monday. and after promising recent performances, and a unity that england squads of the past have sometimes lacked, there are grounds for cautious optimism. the players have given the manager headaches, in terms of selection, which is a great problem for gareth southgate. so, yeah, i think they come into it in a positive mood. the world cup gets under way on thursday with russian fans stocking up on merchandise ahead of their team taking on saudi arabia — a clash of two of the world‘s oil rich nations. "el gasico", as some are calling it. and after his recent kremlin kickabout, the man at the head of world football is satisfied with the host‘s plans and ticket sales. in terms of preparations for this week, the big kick—off coming on thursday, how happy are you with what you‘ve seen from the russian organisers? fantastic.
really, really, really, really impressive. really fantastic. we are all looking forward. i‘m very excited to see what‘s going on. a lot is done, and the ticketing sales as well shows there is a big, big interest from all over the world. number one ticket sales outside of russia is the us. and number two is germany, so, very good. moscow is rapidly starting to fill with all the noise and colour of supporters as they arrive from around the globe. eight years on from controversially winning the right to host the competition, russia‘s time has arrived. and with 48 hours until the big kick—off, the country is ready for its moment in the sun. richard conway, bbc news, moscow. david ornstein is in repino now. not long to go. dare i ask how you
rate chances? i do not think it is really for me to judging them because my chances given recent tournament experience. in france two yea rs tournament experience. in france two years ago in the euro is losing to minnows iceland, two years previously at the world cup in brazil, exiting at the group stage with one point, england‘s worst ever performance at a world cup. optimism is higher around this young squad, who will touch down in st petersburg arejust over who will touch down in st petersburg are just over two hours and make their way 45 minutes to the club which you see behind us, their base for the next at least 16 days, which is until the end of the group stage. england‘s playing three matches, starting on monday against tunisia. this is a very quiet area on the gulf of finland, very relaxed and peaceful. you could say there is a risk of boredom, which we have heard about past tournaments, but there will be plenty of england to do inside the hotel behind me. games
rooms, fitness areas, they are bringing their own shots. a swimming pool has been upgraded. they played behind closed doors friendly against themselves that their base at st george‘s park yesterday and boarded the flight at around lunchtime today. tomorrow they will train in front of the media, local dignitaries and schoolchildren. really focused ahead of the tunisia game on monday. spirits high among the england camp, not a great deal expected of them going into this tournament but perhaps gareth southgate and his young players could cause a surprise. thanks, david ornstein in repino. time for a look at the weather. here‘s matt taylor. some sunshine to start the world cup on thursday, some at the moment and a bit more cloud than over the