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this is bbc news. president trump and kimjong—un this is bbc news. president trump and kim jong—un hailed this is bbc news. president trump and kimjong—un hailed as summit in singapore as a breakthrough in relations. we have developed a very special bond, so people are going to be very impressed, people are going to be very happy, and we are going to be very happy, and we are going to ta ke to be very happy, and we are going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world. translation: we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past kind. we are about to sign a historic document. the ayes to the right, 324, the noes to the left, 298. the government sees off a commons challenge to its brexit policy, but at what price? an alleged member of a far—right group admits in court his plan to murder a labour mp. england's world cup squad arrive in st petersburg ahead of their opening
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match against tunisia on monday. and on newsnight, it is a weird day that the us president seems more friendly with the brutal dictator of north korea that without lies in canada and europe, but that is how it looks this morning. we will hearfrom president trump's ambassador to nato. good evening. donald trump and kimjong—un have said they will work together towards new relations after an extraordinary summit in singapore. the two men, who last year traded very public insults, smiled and posed and shook hands in a string of photo opportunities unthinkable just a few months ago. the two signed a joint document, which included a pledge from mr kim to rid the korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. it was carefully choreographed,
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dramatically staged, and yet still, somehow, utterly unbelievable. both men walking stiffly with nervous smiles. the handshake lasted 12 seconds, the president saying it was an honour to meet kimjong—un, has north korea ever been given a platform like this? nine months ago, donald trump was calling him little rocket man, and little rocket man was calling him a mentally deranged dotard. now they are walking together and sharing a laugh. we are going to have a great discussion, i think tremendous success, it has been tremendous successful. we will have a terrific relationship, i have no doubt. from kim jong-un, a rather
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different rhetorical style. it hadn't been easy to get here, he said. the past had acted as fetters on ourlimbs and said. the past had acted as fetters on our limbs and old prejudices work as obstacles, but we overcame all of them. the pair met withjust as obstacles, but we overcame all of them. the pair met with just their translators, initially, and were thenjoined by officials. the translators, initially, and were then joined by officials. the talks lasted most of the morning. detra ctors lasted most of the morning. detractors have said this meeting would be nothing more than a glorified photo 0p. it's much more than that, what they were enough pictures to fill an album. there was the balcony scene, the walk in the gardens, and the boys at their toys moment, when chairman kim wanted to see inside the beast, the president's famous limo. but then came the important moment, the signing of a document apparently committing north korea to complete denuclearisation, even if it was rather longer on intent than concrete steps to get there. would you like to say something? translation: we had a historic
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meeting, and decided to leave the past time. the document contained four key points. agreeing to establish new relations, joining together to build a lasting and sta ble together to build a lasting and stable peace, working towards the com plete stable peace, working towards the complete denuclearisation of the korean peninsula, and recovering the remains of prisoners of war. korean peninsula, and recovering the remains of prisoners of wari billion people inhabit planet earth... before donald trump's news conference, thejournalist earth... before donald trump's news conference, the journalist which shown a propaganda style video produced by the americans, extolling the great denuclearised future ahead. two man, two leaders, one destiny. at missing from it and the agreement were two key us demands, that the process must be irreversible and verifiable, and that looked like a negotiating victory for the north koreans. and that was repeated question for donald trump. the north koreans had reneged on promises before, so why would this time be different? well,
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you have a different administration, you have a different administration, you have a different administration, you have a different president, you have a different secretary of state. you have people that are... you know, it is very important to them. and we get it done. the other groups, maybe it wasn't a priority. i don't think they could have done it if it was a priority. another victory for the north koreans seemed to be declaration from the north korean president, a pledge that took south korea by surprise. we will be stopping the war games, which will save us a stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money, and last and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like richard —— and dominic u nless along like richard —— and dominic unless and until. but we will be saving a tremendous amount of money, plus i think it is very provocative. the president lavished praise on kim jong—un, but that brought this question. the menu met today, kim jong—un, as you know, has killed family members, has starved his own people. why are you so comfortable calling him very talented? well, he
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is very talented. anybody that takes over a situation like he did at 26 yea rs of over a situation like he did at 26 years of age and is able to run it, and run it tough, i don't say he was nice, or i don't say anything about it, he ran it. very few people at that age, you can take one out of 10,000, properly, couldn't do it. and then, donald trump, the former property developer, set out the economic opportunities for north korea at peace with its neighbours. well, they have great beaches. you see that whenever they are exploding their cannons into the ocean, right? i say wouldn't that make a great condo. and i said, you know, instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world, right there. from this remarkable meeting ground where the flags fly side by side, donald trump now sees a future where the us and north korea are working together. the word historic is often overused. today it was justified. extraordinary strides have been taken to get to this point. but it is what happens next
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thatis point. but it is what happens next that is really crucial. how do you ensure that north korea keeps its word on denuclearisation? to that question, donald trump said, well, you are going to have to trust me. donald trump is now on his way back to washington, exhausted, but you also sense, exhilarated by what's happened. the government has avoided what would have been a major defeat in the commons over its brexit bill — by issuing a concession to potential rebels. mps were voting on whether to give parliament the power to stop the uk from leaving the eu without a deal, as the house of lords had done earlier. our political editor laura kuenssberg is at westminster. the ayes to the right, 324. the noes to the left, 298. they got there, but it wasn't pretty. should parliament get more power over brexit
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if the final deal is sunk? the ayes to the right, 324... only in the last ten minutes, the promise of a compromise on that seemed to keep both sides of the restive tory party on board. the government has realised that it must have an amendment, a further amendment to the bill, which deals with parliament's role in the event of there being no deal. getting some unity, and inevitably having some degree of give—and—take, is part of the process. remainers have been pushing and pushing to give mps more say if it all goes wrong. but the government for hours had been resisting giving parliament more power if the brexit deal is sunk. have you told the prime minister you're resigning, sir? i will be issuing a statement shortly. it started badly, with a government minister quitting so he could make the case for giving parliament more control over brexit, too. i urge my parliamentary colleagues to follow my lead and vote to give our great institution,
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this house of commons, our constituents, and our country, the powers it needs to leave our children a legacy of which we can all be proud. at that point, ministers thought they were safe, and wouldn't have to budge. they want to reverse the result of the referendum, and nothing we do will be organised to allow a reversal of the result of the referendum. none of their lordships' amendments, in any way, seek to frustrate the brexit process or allow... ..or allow this house to overturn the referendum result. and watch — a government defeat was close — very, very close. the man sidling up the steps on the left to sit down is the government's chief whip, the man in charge of making sure the government never loses,
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having a casual chat. a promise that the government would budge? the three behind the mp standing discuss what to do — stick or twist. then look — the chief whip in action again, creeping along the frontbench. was he delivering the news of how a deal could be done? but just what exactly has been agreed? remember, rebels did not vote against the government because they believed they had a personal promise from the prime minister that they would be a change to the draft laws. well, what we've agreed to is further discussions with dominic grieve and other concerned parties about the way in which we can potentially make a further step forward on the important amendment that we made today. in your mind, all the government has agreed is to have further discussions, to try to find a way through. and there's a purpose to those discussions, which is a potentialfurther amendment in the lords. the remainers who piled into the prime minister's office believed that they had an assurance from her, that they could trust,
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that this would just be a discussion, it would be a change. there's an expectation that the discussion will yield some fruit, and i'm not saying it won't, and it could very well and up with another amendment in the lords. those are not the same thing, and there is an issue of trust here. i'm not going to just blithely come forward with a set of ideas that have not had the merit of consultation or scrutiny with colleagues. it's got to be done properly. but if, inside the party, inside a building, there are different versions of events, what the rest of us meant to make of it? brexit was never going to be easy. but there are plenty who fear, by trying to run away from confrontation, the government is making it harder than it really needs to be. a man accused of being a member of the banned far—right group national action has admitted that he planned to kill a labourmp. the old bailey heard that jack renshaw bought a machete — and also planned to take hostages, and to kill a police officer. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford was in court.
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and that is a way to spit in the establishment's face, and the youth will want that... jack renshaw, 23 years old, who today suddenly admitted to a jury that he had planned to kill a labour mp and threatened to kill a police officer who was investigating him for grooming children for sex. the prosecution say he had already bought a machete for the murder, described by its manufacturers as 19 inches of unprecedented slashing power. christopher lythgoe is accused of being the secret leader of his group — a believer in race war, who encouraged him to carry out the murder. in world war ii, we took the wrong side. we should have been fighting the communists. this was renshaw before the group national action was banned for being virulently racist, and celebrating the murder ofjo cox mp. but he, christopher lythgoe, and four other men are on trial for remaining members after the ban. outlining the case against the six men, duncan atkinson qc explained that, last july, jack renshaw
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was planning to kill an mp himself. he laid out his idea to some of his group at this table, upstairs in a pub in warrington. 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, before himself being shot by armed police. the plan to kill rosie cooper was exposed because there was a disillusioned former national action member inside the group in the pub that night, called robbie mullen, who was working undercover for the anti—racism organisation hope not hate. according to him, jack renshaw wanted to kill rosie cooper 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 2018 world cup kicks off
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in russia in just two days' time. this afternoon, the england team flew into st petersburg before heading to their training camp — where they'll prepare for theirfirst game on monday against tunisia. now one bbc news, it is time for newsnight. donald trump's unconventional video pitch to kim jong—un. the donald trump's unconventional video pitch to kimjong—un. the president seems to think it worked rather well in an extraordinary conference, he was talking as though it was already piece in our time. they have great beaches, you see that every time they are exploding their cannons into the ocean. i think, wouldn't that make a great combo? instead of
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doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world. but many look at the text the two leaders sign and found nothing there. we will hear from america's ambassador to nato and ask the trump will be getting a nobel prize any time soon. also tonight... the eyes to the right, 324. the nose to the left, 298. tonight... the eyes to the right, 324. the nose to the left, 298m you know what that means for brexit, you're doing better than most. a complex the commons between mps and the government. we will ask the chief rebel to explain who won. and have mothers been stigmatised when they choose not to their baby? new advice from the royal college of midwives


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