welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is nkem ifejika. our top stories: north korea warns that denuclearisation could be off if the us continues to insist on a one—sided process. the warning comesjust hours after us secretary of state mike pompeo flew out of pyongyang, having given a very different account of the meeting. it appears rescuers in thailand are planning to bring the trapped boys out of the flooded caves earlier than thought. some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded — we ask why. from canada to algeria, the northern hemisphere is wilting under a heatwave. at the world cup, england go through to the semi—finals — along with croatia. the hosts, russia, are out. hello and welcome to bbc world news.
north korea has issued strong criticism of the us, just hours after the secretary of state, mike pompeo, left pyongyang after two days of talks with the leadership there. the foreign ministry says america made too many demands, and that it had displayed a regrettable attitude. the north korean statement says the trust between the two countries is now facing a dangerous situation. and it accuses mr pompeo of insisting on unilateral denuclearisation, which it says is against the spirit of the summit. removing the nuclear threat from the korean peninsula had been a key part of donald trump's approach during his meeting with kimjong—un in singapore. the north korean statement is somewhat at odds with what mr pompeo had to say as he left pyongyang on saturday. many hours of productive conversations. these are complicated issues
but we made progress on almost all of the central issues. some areas a great deal of progress, other places there is still more work to be done. very productive conversations but the process by which we will deliver on the commitments made in the singapore summit, i think we made progress on every element of our discussion. we speak out tojohn delury who is based in china. thank you so much for joining based in china. thank you so much forjoining us based in china. thank you so much for joining us —— based in china. thank you so much forjoining us —— we speak now. there is a division released a difference between the accounts from north korea and from mike pompeo. is this difference a roadblock orjust a speed hump? i think we are in the category of speed bump. this was never going to be an easy process. the dialogue has been opened at the highest level. that is really the biggest hurdle. this will be on and off in fits and starts. both sides
came out spinning in a slightly different way. secretary pompeo emphasised when he thought there was progress and the north koreans, the north korean statements, that was not a pulling the plug statement, that was a sort ofjiggling with the park and pushing back and pushing their agenda. we willjust have to see where it moves in the next stage. much of these issues have been clarified beat for the meeting with president trump and kim jong—un. with president trump and kim jong-un. that is an interesting debate. there are two schools of thought. the traditional diplomatic approach will be all the preparation leading up to the summit —— would be. from a focus on north korea, i would say there is a good logic behind the trump administration approach, which is to start with opening bat channel to kim jong—un. their system is very different to ours, and kimjong—un, in
particular, has shown inclination to move ina particular, has shown inclination to move in a different direction. like south korea, when you open a channel to the top it gives you a window of opportunity. it looks like it is done upside down, but i actually think this is a good method, given the particularities of the north korean system. we know what the united states wants from this, the so—called denuclearisation of the green peninsula. what is north korea will want from this, just a lifting of sanctions, or do they want more, a full denuclearisation, which is the us leaving the peninsula as well? you know, i think it is important that we think of what the framework is. as you say, especially for americans, framework is. as you say, especially foramericans, demutualisation framework is. as you say, especially for americans, demutualisation is the be all and end all. i am in south korea, where a heavy —based for eight years. south koreans want the nuclear weapons given up as well. i would say they have a broaderframework. well. i would say they have a broader framework. they are seeing recent developments in terms of a peace process between the two
careers and between north korea and the united states. when you talk about the framework of peace, a north korea becoming a normal prosperous east asian country that is more integrated in the region, then you have a common framework. denuclearisation is part of that. obviously it is the key test for the americans as to whether the north koreans are serious or not. i think americans need to think about what is the basic framework, the paradyne, if you will, for what is happening. i would argue peace, normalisation, is a better overarching framework. denuclearisation comes as part of that. thank you very much. that is professorjohn delury in seoul. we appreciate you coming on. the 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave system in thailand have sent handwritten letters to their families to reassure them that they are well. their football coach, who is with them, also sent a note apologising to their parents. the team were cut off when exploring the cave two weeks ago. our correspondentjonathan head reports from northern thailand. they are getting ready now.
hundreds of divers and volunteers relaying air tanks along the route the boys will have to take to come out. one look at this, an easier part of it, is enough to tell you how difficult this rescue will be. the divers have taken letters from the boys and their coach to their parents. this is the goalkeeper in the team. "don't worry mum and dad," he writes, "i've been gone two weeks but i will hurry back to help you in the shop." nick who's 15 writes, "i love you mum and dad and my sister too. if i get out, can you take me to my favourite restaurant?" it was night's 16th birthday that they were celebrating that day. "i do love you my parents and my sister," he writes, "don't worry about me, i love everyone. " i've come down to a little village where night is from, 16—year—old member of the football team, whose birthday it was, and that is why they went into the cave, to celebrate it. so we have come to talk to some
of his relatives here. now we know that a rescue operation is likely soon. we want to see how they are feeling about it. his great aunt wants him brought out as soon as possible because she worries about the rising water. his aunt says she has been watching the darkening clouds with dread. they all just want this ordeal to be over. the weather is changing here. the organisers of this rescue say there won't be a better time to try. let's get some of the day's other news. thousands of demonstrators have blocked one of the main roads
in the american city of chicago in a protest over gun violence. the rally was led by a local priest who has long campaigned for stricter gun control laws. more than 250 people have been murdered in the city already this year. haiti's government has been forced to cancel fuel price rises of over 40% after violent protests broke out. crowds threw stones at police and set up burning road blocks. the leader of the country's lower house had threatened to take control of the government. reports say at least three people have died in the disturbances. a british police officer who went to hospital over concerns that he may have been exposed to the nerve agent, novichok, has been assessed and given the all clear. a spokesperson for a hospital in the city of salisbury confirmed that the officer had sought medical advice in connection with the exposure of a man and a woman to novichok a week ago. the couple remain in a critical condition. in spain, one person has been gored, and another four injured, on the first day of the annual bull—running festival
in the northern city of pamplona. all five were taken to hospital for treatment. around 2000 people attend the run, where bulls charge runners through narrow cobbled streets. football, and hosts russia have been knocked out of the world cup. they lost to croatia in the quarter—finals. the game finished 2—2, but the croats won on penalties. in the day's other match england beat sweden 2—0, and will now play croatia in the semi—finals. the bbc‘s tim allman watched all the action. chanting: football's coming home! for england fans, this is not how world cups usually pan out. unusual sensations. elation, joy and a growing confidence that something rather special may be happening. i have a dream, i have a dream. martin luther king once said that but this is a bigger dream!
most of the time, the england players have been more interested in their haircuts or their pop celebrity girlfriends or the new sports car than actually kicking the ball but this time it might be different and we dare to dream. that dream becoming ever more vivid once harry maguire put england ahead in the first half. just before the hour mark, it was 2—0. dele alli doing the honours. cheering and applause. football isn't exactly coming home just yet but it may well be packing its bags. in many ways, russia have been the surprise package of this tournament. could their amazing run continue? russia! things certainly looked good when denis cheryshev put them ahead. but croatia soon equalised. andrej kramaric making it 1—1. into extra time and domagoj vida put the croatians ahead. only for mario fernandez to keep russian dreams alive. but football can be cruel.
a few minutes later, he missed a decisive penalty. ivan rakitic taking advantage. croatia advancing to the semifinals for the first time in 20 years. russia have been the perfect hosts out for them, the party is over. tim allman, bbc news. but how did the russian fans react to their country's elimination from the tournament? steve rosenberg was with them. out of this world, a miracle, a fairytale. that is how russians have been describing their team's performance in this world cup. but that fairytale has now come to an end because croatia has beaten russia in the quarter—final, it got into the semi—final of the world cup. russia's dream is over, to the disappointment of tens of thousands of russian football fans here at at the moscow fan fest. they had been hoping, they had been dreaming, but it has it is not to be.
for the russian team it has been an incredible journey. at the start of this competition there were many people who thought russia would not get out of the group stages. russia came into the tournament the lowest ranked team. and yet they made it to the quarter—finals of the world cup — of their world cup. you shall growl again. steve rosenberg in sochi. for more on the world cup, go to the bbc sport website. you'll find all you need to know about the remaining teams as we build up to the semi—finals
and the final next sunday. go to bbc.com/worldcup. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: a backlash from brexiteers, but theresa may defends her proposed new deal with the european union. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the host of the 2006 football world cup. they pipped the favourites south africa by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated and celebration parties were cancelled. the man entered the palace through a downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private bedroom, then he asked her for a cigarette. and, on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, she summoned a footman on duty, who took the man away. one child, one teacher,
one book and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. applause this is bbc world news. the latest headlines: north korea has said it might abandon plans to give up its nuclear technology if the united states continues to demand unilateral denuclearisation by pyongyang. our correspondent in washington david willis has more details on america's denuclearisation policy. well, depending on whose version of events you can't believe these talks were either productive or deeply regrettable. at the summit in singapore last month, the two sides reached an agreement, a tentative agreement
on the denuclearisation of the north, but it was vague and this meeting was intended to put some flesh on the bone, if you like, america sending its top diplomat, the us secretary of state mike pompeo all the way to pyongyang, but he failed to meet with the north korean leader, kim jong—un, and it doesn't appear that the two sides have reached agreement on a timetable for north korea's denuclearisation. one major sticking point appears to be the us insistence on unilateral denuclearisation on the part of north korea. the north koreans have always said they favour a more step—by—step approach, one that involves concessions on the part of the us along the way. the us has said that is non—negotiable, but clearly this is going to be a protracted process and it is one that will require commitment and patience on the part
of the united states. and we do know that perhaps patience isn't president trump's strongest attribute. injapan, at least 50 people are reported to have been killed, and dozens are missing, after floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains. a8,000 police, firefighters and members of japan's self—defence forces are responding to appeals for help. more than 1.5 million residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes. andrew plant has the latest. from a helicopter, as far as the eye can see, parts of japan are underwater. mass evacuations are now under way. whole families are being floated to safety, others left stranded and forced to wait on roofs for rescue. most of the damage is here, a few hundred miles west of tokyo, in japan's hiroshima prefecture.
hit by high winds, rising river levels, and was japan's meteorological agency has called unprecedented rainfall. translation: heavy rain will continue in the area from western to eastern japan. and it will historic torrential rainfall which could be the heaviest rain ever recorded. with roads cut off, the floodwaters have caused escape routes to crumble. whole stretches of road have collapsed. and here a train has been derailed. with widespread landslides across the country, hundreds of homes and buildings have been destroyed. with more than 50 deaths now confirmed, often from people swept into this fast moving floodwater, and dozens more are reported missing. more than a million people have now been ordered to leave their homes, another 3 million have been advised to do so, with emergency services working non—stop. in places from friday into saturday, more than half a metre of rain fell injust21i hours.
and the misery is far from over, with more rain expected over the coming days authorities have warned that the death toll will continue to rise. andrew plant, bbc news. i wonder how connected that report is to the next story. a week—long heat wave in the southern part of the canadian province of quebec has been linked to sa deaths. most victims were elderly men in the montreal area. the city recorded its highest temperature in recorded history of 36.6 celsius onjuly 2. but it's notjust canada — los angeles set its own all—time high temperate of 44 degrees celsius onjuly 6. in ouargla in algeria, the country witnessed its hottest temperature ever reliably measured — of 51.3 celsius. and earlier this year the city of nawabshah in pakistan
posted the hottest temperature ever observed on earth during the month of april — 50.2 celsius. to talk more about the record—breaking heatwaves around the world, i'm joined by environmental scientist at imperial college london — and former vice president of un environment assembly bureau — kaveh madani, who is currently in san diego. thank you forjoining us. are these record—breaking heatwaves expected ? so with all the things we hear about climate change, these are not out of expectation, because we have been talking about seeing more extreme events and floods, droughts, and all sorts of climatic events are expected to be seen and observed more and more, to become more frequent and extreme and intense. hot weather can be benign, it can be one of those things which happens.
extreme weather events happen all the time. but this is having effects on ‘s livelihoods and lives. the time. but this is having effects on 's livelihoods and lives. that is the thing. —— on people's livelihoods and lies. we are seeing the frequency of extreme heat events and hot spell is increased. disadvantaged communities suffer from this. whether this is in the developed or developing world. 5a people being the victim of traumatic events that everyone has been talking about in north america needs serious attention. here in california, we have also seen power outages, fires, and all the sorts of things. this is not a problem of the developed or developing world, we are seeing extra records all over the world, and for that reason we believe the human footprint is huge and significant and we cannotjust
ignore it and say this is a usual climatic phenomenon. interestingly used the word dictum that because if you were talking about terrorism, for example, we would be talking about victims and policy changes to change it, wouldn't we? —— word victims. imagine this was a current accident or a shooting or terrorism, but climate change comes as severe. “ car but climate change comes as severe. —— car accident. if you want somebody responsible for it, it is us, and politicians are not interested in it. it is hard really to catch the murderer here. but we know this is a serious issue. in the developing world, you can imagine how hard life becomes for the disadvantaged communities and for poor communities who are not connected to the grid. or if they are connected to the electricity
grid, now they require more energy for calling. power outage means a lot. higher temperatures means more evaporation will stop more demand for water... unfortunately, we need to leave it there, kaveh madani. we appreciate it, but we are pressed for time. the british prime minister theresa may has been defending the brexit deal agreed by her cabinet at chequers yesterday. she spoke to laura kuenssberg. brexit is a marathon, not a sprint. mps rushing to downing street to get more on theresa may's plan. happy with what's been agreed? the cabinet agreed it. but who else knows what's going on? the only thing that is absolutely certain about today is free coffee at number 9. inside number 10, the prime minister relieved to have her cabinet on board. i think when people voted to leave the european union they wanted an end to free movement. free movement will end. they wanted us to end the jurisdiction of the european
court ofjustice in the uk. that will end. but for many brexiteers, a commitment to follow the eu's rules, a commitment to share so much still with them sounds like we are not really leaving in the way they believed. this is a deal that delivers on brexit, but it does so in a way that ensures we can build that bright future for britain. in the agreement you make a commitment to ending unlimited eu immigration. but are you ruling out giving some form of preferential treatment to eu citizens after we leave? free movement from the european union will end. but that wasn't my question. free movement from the european union will end. what i have said before and will continue to say is we recognise that people will still want to carry on travelling to europe and europeans travelling to the uk.
so it is possible they may still get some preferential treatment? we are going to decide. downing street's whole package would tie us more closely to the eu than brexiteers desired. we all have had a great spat. a threat from the leader of their faction is still a threat, even in comic language. an egg that is very softly boiled isn't boiled at all. a very soft brexit means we haven't left, we are simply a rule—taker. that is not something that this country voted for. i will certainly stick to the conservatives' manifesto commitments. and will not vote for something that doesn't deliver brexit. after months of strops, will the cabinet really pipe down? you believe yesterday drew a line and now anyone who speaks out against policy, they will have to walk away? yesterday, what i said was that collective responsibility has returned and what i felt, what i had from people sitting around that table was a real sense that we move forward together. so, do you hope that this
will be the end of the tory psychodrama over europe? this will be, i think, a point... what we're all doing is putting the national interest first. the eu have been clear throughout this very long process already. they don't like the idea of britain picking and mixing. your proposal does just that. up to now, what we have seen from europe, the proposals that they have effectively put to us, have been ones that we could not accept. we're just about to sit down and start those negotiations with them. i think, from the reaction we have seen so far, there is an understanding and an acceptance that this is something that we should be sitting down and talking about. looking serious to the eu is what she wants. but looking serious at home is still a challenge. a memo circulating amongst eurosceptics said the cabinet's even if senior ministers had enough sweeteners to be able to sign. labour has its own brexit headaches, but questions i've got a feeling the whole thing might start to unravel in a few days. that as an agreement with europe. number ten has had to take oh—so careful steps to move brexit forward. but the prime minister's foes still lurk only paces from herfront door. laura kuenssberg, bbc that is all we had time for an poor now. thank you forjoining us. ——
thatis now. thank you forjoining us. —— that is all we have time for for now. hello there. the seller he went goes on. so they look so similar day to saturday. this was taken on saturday afternoon by one of our weather watchers in cambridgeshire. you can see the cloud that has been bubbling up. some of our weather watchers in cambridgeshire. you can see the cloud that has been bubbling up. similar through sunday dry. strong sunshine around still. high pressure keeping things dry and settled. a weather front is sitting across the far north on sunday, bringing more cloud and if you spots of rain, particularly to the far north—west of scotland. a small chance of an isolated shower across southern scotla nd isolated shower across southern scotland and northern england, too. the mist majority, and other dry day ahead after the warm muggy start. sunny spells in the south with more cloud further north. temperatures quite —— not quite as hot to the
north. in the warmest spots, somebody saturday, up to around 30— 31 degrees in the south—east. north and north—west, 22 or 2a in northern ireland in scotland. the british grand prix is on sunday afternoon. similar conditions to this. lots of sunshine breaking through that cloud. it should stay dry at silverstone, too, with temperatures to about 28— 29 degrees. certainly feeling pretty hot for the drivers and the spectators alike at silverstone. into sunday afternoon and evening, then, and cloud in northern england and scotland for a time. a northerly breeze will come across northern and eastern coasts, giving temperatures down. but a warm, muggy, sticky feel to the weather as we move into the early hours of monday morning. monday, another dry day. spot the difference, really. itouch another dry day. spot the difference, really. i touch cooler in eastern parts of scotland and
england, with breeze coming from the north sea. best of the sunshine to the south and west, probably not quite as warm as it has been, but with temperatures up to around 29 degrees. a little cooler further north. high pressure holds on to monday into tuesday. a weak weather front—end stupas all—out. what it will do is introduce them slowly fresher air that comes in from the north sea as we head through into tuesday. this is bbc world news. the headlines — north korea has announced that it may abandon plans to give up its nuclear technology if the united states continues to demand unilateral denuclearisation by pyongyang. a government spokesman said the stance taken by us negotiators was gangster—like.
he said both sides should take steps at the same time. the 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave system in thailand have sent handwritten letters to their families, to reassure them that they are well. their football coach, who is with them, also sent a note apologising to their parents. the team were cut off when exploring the cave two weeks ago. at the football world cup, england and croatia have reached the semi—finals. england beat sweden 2—0. in the other game, the hosts, russia, went out to croatia 11—3 in a penalty shoot—out. england will play croatia on wednesday. the other semi—final will pit france against belgium.