tv World News Today BBC News June 15, 2018 9:00pm-9:30pm BST
this is bbc world news today. i'm kasia madera. our top stories. the us announces a new 25% tariff on billions of dollars worth of chinese imports, beijing says it'll hit back with similar action. they can't believe they got away with it for so long. i can't believe it. they got away with it for 25 yea rs. italy's prime minister giuseppe conte calls for changes to europe's asylum system, after meeting in paris with president macron. day of the world cup ends with a thriller, a hatful of goals for christiano ronaldo as portugal take on spain in the game of the tournament so far. and sending his voice to the stars, a final tribute to the physicist stephen hawking, his words, broadcast into space. lol welcome to the programme.
president trump has confirmed us tariffs targeting $50 billion worth of chinese imports. the 25% import duties make good on his pledge to punish china's alleged theft of us intellectual property. and to redress the large trade imbalance between the countries. the us will begin collecting 25% tariffs onjuly the 6th, on a list of 818 chinese product lines, worth $34 billion. washington says tariffs on a second tranche of 284 product lines, worth another $16 billion, will go into effect later, after a consultation period. the new us import duties come just days after mr trump infuriated europe and trading partners, including china, with tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. this is what donald trump had to say about the tariffs, and his relationship with president xi earlier
on the white house lawn. putting tariffs on $50 billion worth of technology. we have to. we have been treated fairly. china has been terrific and the president has been terrific. beijing has responded, saying it will impose equal tariffs on us products. in a statement on its website, the commerce ministry says "china is unwilling to have a trade war". this is what a foreign ministry spokesman had to say before the us announcement. translation: if the united states takes unilateral protectionist measures, harming china's interest, we will react quickly and take the necessary, resolute steps to protect our fair, legitimate rights. that reaction just before donald trump's announcement. the bbc‘s kim gittleson is in new york. i asked her how china will retaliate. china's already announced they plan to retaliate with a similar number of tariffs on a similar amount
of imported goods into china. so it does seem like this tit—for—tat trade war is heating up and is in fact going to be happening but the question is what impact this will have on everyone. so far we have seen at least from a us economy perspective the impact the tariffs will have in terms of higher prices passed onto consumers is quite neglible to be honest. some analysts say that maybe .01% might be shaved off of economic growth here in the coming years. so it will not have a huge economic impact but the question is if this escalation continues, what that will mean for the global economic community, will investors begin to get skittish about what is happening and will businesses begin to pull back on making investment say on factories here in the united states or in china if they are not quite sure they can sell their goods into either of these two markets without these tariffs being imposed. it remains to be seen what the response will be both in terms of whether or not the second trend of tariffs will go into effect afterjuly six, as well as if there is more to be
here had an behind—the—scenes in terms of a bilateral trade agreement that is being worked out, possibly in the future. so far what have people like the manufacturing councils and the us chambers of commerce, what have they been saying? they're not exactly happy with this reaction from the president. right. most of the business community here in the united states is not happy. we have seen that stocks in the us are lower, the dow is down over 200 points today. for the most part, all of these manufacturing associations and companies that engage in high tech sectors or might have been subject to the intellectual property theft that president trump has used as the justification for these tariffs have said this isn't the best way to fix what they agree is an unfairtrading relationship with china. president macron of france and prime minister giuseppe conte of italy have agreed to put aside their differences over immigration. their talks today in paris came close to being cancelled after president macron criticised italy's decision to turn away
the migrant rescue ship aquarius. 0ur paris correspondent, hugh schofield, has more. as you said, the background to this meeting was a really fierce war of words between the two countries with italy very annoyed by what they saw as macron‘s hypocrisy telling them to act with humanity and etc... there was a much... that was put behind them quite clearly in this meeting to show they were of a same mind on this issue. what they have in common is analysis that the current situation is untenable and that central to this situation is the so—called famous dublin agreement, which both said it really has to be changed. the dublin agreement is the agreement which asylum—seekers and migrants when they arrived in the european countries are dealt with by the bureaucracy
of the country and should have their asylum claims process there and therefore can be returned to that country if they move onto another country. that means in effect this and this huge back—up of migrants in italy. emmanuel macron was at pains to show that he understands the italian predicament and said that he's completely sympathetic to what is going on in the fact that there are so many asylum—seekers who are backed up in italy and he said that there has to be a change and there is a summit coming up in two weeks where proposals to change to double agreement will be put forward, but the problem is that while there is a shared analysis of the situation is not tenable, i don't think there is the same agreement on what proposition should go forward. as i understand it is heading on its way to valencia and have been very bad weather and should have arrived now or early tomorrow but i think it might have
been slowed down. it came quite close to french waters and there was talk that issue —— optician became difference. closer to france and was to spain but it is continuing to spain. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. afghan defence officials say the head of the pakistani taliban, mullah faz—lullah, has been killed in a us drone strike in kunar province. mullah faz—lullah, a fervent preacher and originally from swat, became the leader of the pakistani taliban five years ago. he was seen as a ruthless extremist who wanted to impose sharia law across pakistan. government officials and opposition activists in nicaragua are holding talks in managua after another night of violence in which at least seven people died. negotiators are set to discuss a church proposal to put an end to two months of protests
against the resignation of president daniel 0rtega. thousands of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a veteran journalist, shot dead by gunmen in indian—administered kashmir. shujaat bukhari, a frequent contributor to the bbc news website, was attacked in his car near the office of the ‘rising kashmir‘ newspaper, which he edited. the saudi—led forces involved in the fighting in yemen are reported to have reached the aiport which serves the port of hoday—dah, the entry point for many of the vital humanitarian supplies being brought into the war—torm country. the un security council has warned that a full blown offensive in the town could be disastrous for the whole nation. 0ur security correspondent frank gardner reports. advancing up the coastal plain, pro—government forces have reached the outskirts of hudaydah city. aiming to retake it from yemen's houthi rebels. both sides have taken casualties.
translation: god willing, we will celebrate the feast of eid in hudaydah. the prize is the port. the houthis have controlled it for the last three years. the coalition accuses them of plundering yemen's wealth and using incoming aid as a bargaining chip. the houthis say they are resisting international aggression and will not give it up. translation: the naval force was able to target a warship with two missiles. the warship has been destroyed and the rest of the warships fled due to the fear of the same fate. caught in the middle are yemen's malnourished and poverty stricken civilians. 0ver eight million people are dependent on food aid and this has been described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis. the operation is being run from here. the officials insist there is
no pause in the campaign to drive the rebels out of here simply that the rebels out of here simply that the first phase has been completed. they also say there is a major force waiting in reserve across the red sea at a base. one thing is certain, the saudis and the emiratis, who are backing the campaign to restore the yemeni government, say there's too much at stake to abandon it. frank gardner, bbc news, abu dhabi. bush won the website. —— much more on the website. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come... we'll have all the world cup action that's keeping the fans entertained in moscow. there was a bomb in the city centre. a code word known to be used by the ra was given. a bomb experts were
examining assessment fans when there was a huge explosion. the south african parliament has destroyed the foundation of apartheid by the policy and the population registration act was for a0 years of forcibly classified each citizen according to race. germany's parliament has voted by a never majority to move the seat of government from berlin. celebrating into the night for the decision was greeted with shock. just a day old and new world baby is tonight's sleeping in his cot at home. the new prince was taken up by his mother and father to the apartment in kensington palace. the realfocus and father to the apartment in kensington palace. the real focus of attention today was valentina. the world's first woman astronaut. and wonderful achievement and we might be able to persuade the wife. it will be a good idea if i could get her to will be a good idea if i could get herto go up will be a good idea if i could get her to go up there for a little bit. this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines. the us has announced a new 25%
tariff on billions of dollars worth of chinese imports, beijing has said it will hit back with similar action italy's prime minister giuseppe conte has called for changes to europe's asylum system, after meeting in paris with president macron. a federaljudge in the united states has jailed the former trump campaign chairman, paul manafort, ahead of his trial on charges of obstructing justice. thejudge revoked mr manafort‘s bail conditions. special counsel robert mueller has alleged mr manafort and an associate had tried to interfere with witnesses in his investigation into russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. president trump has tweeted on it. as you can see among other things he said it was "very unfair!" for more, here's anthony zurcher in washington. from march to august 2016, paul
ma nafort from march to august 2016, paul manafort had a very senior bowl in the presidential campaign. he ended up the presidential campaign. he ended up as the campaign chair running up to the republican national convention. before he was forced out because it was made public that he had financial ties to probe russian ukrainian officials and the ended up being what paul manafort was indicted on by robert mueller‘s team in october of last year, tax evasion charges money laundering charges also. and conspiracy charges, relating to 2012 and earlier activities support undisclosed in support of probe russian ukrainian officials. those indictments had nothing to do with his role in donald trump 0zma campaign. but i think there is a belief that by indicting him and now by having his bail revoked, robert mueller the social council team investigating ties between the russian government and possible ties with the time campaign, putting pressure on paul
ma nafort to campaign, putting pressure on paul manafort to co—operate with the investigation and provide any sort of useful information from this time at the campaign that could be used to further that probe. prosecutors, they were unhappy with what paul ma nafort they were unhappy with what paul manafort was getting at the wall he was under house arrest. he had ankle bracelet on and yet he was keeping himself somewhat busy. exactly right. under house arrest since last 0ctober right. under house arrest since last october when those first indictments came down as you mentioned he was charged with witness tampering and affection of justice just charged with witness tampering and affection ofjustice just last friday. in addition to one of his top deputies, a soviet born ukrainian, ever leave alleged two of them to have reached out to potential witnesses in the upcoming trial to attempt to co—ordinate testimony in addition paul manafort had help both write an op—ed column that was professing khamenei for‘s innocence that was being shopped around at the beginning. another example of them and his involvement
in things leading up to his trial that the prosecution thought was unfairand the that the prosecution thought was unfair and the judge ruled that the prosecution thought was unfair and thejudge ruled was a violation of his bail agreement. this trial is set to begin in late july, the first try he faces, two trials total. when are the one beginning in september. he will be imprisoned prison spending at least the start of that second trial. thank you anthony. day of the world cup in russia has ended, with three matches, culminating in a thriller between spain and portugal, which ended a few minutes ago. let's cross to 0lly foster in moscow. what a day. what a day we have three winners on day two. all goals obviously, still no jobs. winners on day two. all goals obviously, still nojobs. it's been a marvin lewis friday here at the fifa world cup. and cristiano ronaldo, the world player of the year, the portuguese captain has lit
up year, the portuguese captain has lit up the world cup. and patrick for him against spain and down in sochi in the most wonderful match. —— patrick. he had a penalty early on he gave portugal the lead against spain. this, a stateside still rocked you would have thought at the secondary rocked you would have thought at the secondary manager rocked you would have thought at the secondary manager just two rocked you would have thought at the secondary managerjust two days ago because they went off and joined real madrid without telling them. they spend resident said i have to get ready for that. —— the spanish president. we look to see how they would be affected by that but the annual cost of comedy sort of muscled his way into the box and equalised within ronaldo put them again. —— diego costa. a clanger, swing the ball into the net, portugal 2—1 up at half—time. thanks to ronaldo but then diego costa got an equaliser, nacho puts spin ahead with a winners strike and we thought that was it, but late on, ronaldo won a free kickjust on the edge of
the spanish rock. and he bamboozled everybody with one of those extra special free kicks with death and bed and david hale was absolutely routed to the spot, portugal getting an equaliser late on i get spent. cristiano ronaldo, who's now the first portuguese player to feature infour first portuguese player to feature in four world cup so but before today, he had only scored three world cup goals. he is double that with that amazing patrick, which is by far the best thing we have seen so far, it does today said to this world cup. but in their group because it was a draw there, top of the group is iran. a little bit earlier in group b, they beat morocco, a very late own goal there and the other game of the day, also suckled by a late goal as well. egypt, mo salah, we wonder how that he was with a soda, not at all. he
didn't feature at all in that game. —— he was with the shoulder. details of those two matches, here's alex. this is what a win at the world cup means. especially when no one is expecting it. a feeling i have only ever experience once before, one to savour. for the match with morocco look to be heading for a draw, the north african nation had the better chances early on with iran wholly gone. at the game isjust chances early on with iran wholly gone. at the game is just six minutes of time added on, the surprise victory for carlos's site was sealed with an own goal. as they do, the unfortunate man to give a rat with a famous win. earlier, the hopes of egypt had rested on mo salah, but he will start this world cup with a watching brief. uruguay‘s, men instead taking centre
stage. but not the game's opening goal. somehow. his partner, too, as was finding the going tough. it also why we in the egyptian goalkeeper in this country in the match. and when he was beaten, the woodwork came to his rescue. uruguay of strikers coming up short. mns setup when the matter with time running out, he found just enough to stash all three points for the south americans. late drama in russia, the world cup already showing a whole host of emotions. three very different matches on day two but the pic of them, cristiano ronaldo portugal side. getting that draw against spain. what can we look forward to on day three? four matches for the next two weeks. 0r on day three? four matches for the next two weeks. or go for matches every single day as we get through the groups. group c and d,
every single day as we get through the groups. group cand d, we every single day as we get through the groups. group c and d, we will see friends take on australia from argentina and iceland and group d. right here in moscow. a rule against denmark. and then croatia and nigeria. so much more to look forward to at this fifa world cup. the games coming thick and fast. they are indeed. the standard has been set. thank you. the leader of the islamist group, hamas, has joined thousands of other palestinians performing prayers near gaza's border with israel to celebrate the muslim eid holiday. ismail haniya said the mass protests, which have seen more than a hundred palestinians shot dead by israeli forces, would continue. israeli officials say they open fire to prevent palestinians breaking through into israel. yolande knell reports. in the skies above israel's border with gaza, there's a new kind of battle in the long—running conflict. it drones now taking on a
palestinian tight. a high—tech response to a homemade weapon. these kinds are one of the ways in which palestinians have been attacking israel. what they do is put a fire bombs and other devices on details of the kites and then they fly them across the border where they start fires and causing a lot of damage. during the muslim holiday, protesters a plan to release many more kites and helium filled balloons. they say it is a way to remember the dozens of palestinians shot dead by israeli soldiers in 12 weeks of demonstrations. translation: we decided to launch 5000 kites and five balloons in the direction of our territory occupied since 19a8. it is a day after before our martyrs and are wanted. israel has recently seen in over a00 fires near the gaza border. with fields
and nature reserves set ablaze. translation: in most cases, in which we find the kites and balloons in time, we succeed in intercepting him. the problem is we don't always catch them in time. in gaza, the holiday began with these prayers, also part of the ongoing protests. palestinians demanding the right to return to their ancestral lands, which now lie inside israel. and then into the crippling blockade. it was tightened by israel in egypt a decade ago after a militant group took over the ship. hamas leaders say demonstrations here will continue. and with no sign of a solution to dc situation and the gaza, fears remain a further flare—up in violence. a ceremony has taken place in london to remember professor stephen hawking who died in march. richard galpin reports.
westminster abbey was packed today with stars from many walks of life along with members of the public including students. this memorial service one of the most influential and revered scientists of recent times who was also an avowed atheist. his was a life all the more remarkable because he lived to the age of 76, despite being diagnosed with motor neuron disease in the 1960s. astronomers are used to big numbers but feel could be as big as the odds i would have given back in 196a before witnessing his crescendo of achievement spanning more than 50 years. we have entrusted our brother stephen to god's mercy and as we now commit his mortal remains to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes.
at the service, ashes were laid to rest inside the abbey, his family paying their last respects. his place here alongside some of the other most famous of british scientists. the tributes today included one from a family friend paralysed in a snowboarding accident. he helped us recognise and face the challenges and our lives with positive energy and enabled me to get to my graduation shortly after my accident. stephen showed that when time is precious, we must make space for what makes a surreal. he was exceptionally efficient in choosing his words and making them count. amongst the congregation were many who had been inspired by his work as a theoretical physicist unravelling the mysteries
of the universe and buy his books such as a brief history of time. i was 20 when it came out, i'd done physics a—level but i was a musician and i was in the process of going shall i do music or physics. the book came out, my parents bought it and it really did play a fundamental role in telling me, this is what i would like to spend my life doing. but while the memorial service was taking place in london, in spain a recording of his voice was being beamed into space towards the nearest black hole. it will reach their than 3500 years' time. remarkable attribute to a remarkable man. goodbye. —— remarkable tribute.
good evening. most of us should see some welcome rain for the gardens through this weekend. for signs of it arrive overnight into northern ireland and at the western fringes of scotla nd ireland and at the western fringes of scotland ahead of it, a few scattered showers and a fair amount of cloud. temperatures should hold up of cloud. temperatures should hold up is when a nine and 1a degrees. it looks like the cloud ever and, heaviest to northern ireland and into western scotland first thing in the morning. maybe with the odd rumble of thunder. in the south a week affair. that will push his way into the midlands as to how much rain we get across eastern and south east england still subject to debate. a cooler day, 13 to 19 degrees. that front moves out of the way and a brief ridge of high pressure builds. disadvantage cloud starting to push in on sunday. looks like saturday will be cooler and showering and by sunday a lot of cloud around but fingers crossed it'll be a dry storage. that is it.
have a great weekend. it's 50 years since sir robin knox—johnston sailed nonstop around the world. in force of nature, the bbc now looks back at that remarkable achievement. in 1968, robin knox—johnston set off to sail around the world in the sunday times golden globe race. this is his story. when a big wave is coming towards the boat, it's too late to be scared. that shark is stopping now, so he's got to go. i think it's not a bad way to spend your life actually. robin knox—johnston was an experienced merchant seamen, he'd spent eight years working for the british india company on the shipping routes
around india east, and south africa. but in 1967, something happened and that would change his life. he had completed his voyage around the world! he has a proud place in the history of maritime! he stopped once in australia but it was an incredible voyage and i think anyone vaguely interested realised that there's one thing to be done and that was go nonstop and the idea sort of fixed on me really. and i got some drawings made up of a much bigger boat because of bigger boat goes faster but i could not get any money so eventually i took the boat i got. and where did the name come from? well suhaili is a star, one of the navigation stars and its roughly sort of northwest and the wind in
the persian gulf where i have been working for four or five years they named this particular wind the suhaili and i thought well actually that's the direction of england. my wife's name is sue, so it seemed a tactful thing to do. so what came first? your desire to sail nonstop or the sunday times? i was writing a book about the voyage back from india which i neverfinished actually and my agent said i'm not going to finish that do something else. so what are you going to do? i said what are you going to do for money, rob a bank. then he put it to the sunday times. and they sent a journalist to start to talk to me and he said which was honest because that isn't what the gymnast wanted
he wanted me to say i'll beat that surf. that isn't where i work. so they decided i didn't stand a chance so they don't bother with me. then they realised other people keep doing it so they announced on the 17th of march 1968 that i was in a race they were organising. i never actually entered it. eventually the race was made up of nine competitors. they sailed down the atlantic 0cean, past the cape of good hope towards australia and new zealand through the roaring a0s. then around cape horn, up the south atlantic and that across the north atlantic. the voyage would take at least ten through 12 months. the biggest threat in theory at the beginning was the italian because they had a 60 foot boat. we had to put out into lisbon early on. after that, the most experienced sailor was the frenchman. he had a bigger boat than me.