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donald trump arrives this lunchtime on a four—day visit to the uk — his first since becoming president. the president's plane is travelling to the uk from brussels and will arrive within the hour — he'll be meeting the queen and theresa may. tens of millions are being spent on security, as large—scale protests are expected against the controversial president. ahead of his visit — this morning president trump appeared to question whether theresa may's plans for brexit were what the people had voted for. the people voted to break it up so i would imagine that's what they'll do, but maybe they will take it a little bit of a different route, so i don't know if that's what they voted for. we'll be looking ahead to a visit full of potential flashpoints and we'll be asking what's happening to the special relationship. also this lunchtime... detailed plans are published for the uk's post—brexit relationship with the eu. the new foreign secretary says brussels needs to accept the entire package. we are not the only ones who can't do the cherry picking. if they want a deep and special partnership with britain going forward, then we have to look
at our relationship as a whole. more than 26 million people saw england's heartbreak, as their dream of a place in the world cup final came to an end. devastated fans will have to wait another four years for another attempt but they praised their team them new confidence. and coming up on bbc news, can serena williams keep her bid for an eighth wimbledon title alive? she's in semifinal action today against germany's julia gorges. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. donald trump is arriving in britain this lunchtime for his first visit as president of the united states.
his plane is in the air from brussels and should be touching down in the uk within the hour. his visit comes straight off the back of a fractious nato summit at which the president has been pushing european allies to increase defence spending. in the last hour president trump claimed tremendous progress has been made on that, and he also questioned whether theresa may's proposal on brexit was what the people had voted for. tonight, the prime minister will host a dinnerfor mr trump and his wife melania — tomorrow he will meet the queen. our correspondent richard galpin reports. more than 18 months after becoming president, donald trump is finally heading to britain for what's being described as a working, not a state visit. the preparations have included massive security measures costing millions of pounds. this is regents park where he will spend the night in the us ambassador‘s residents. an opinion poll on the eve of this visit showed 50%
disagreed with him coming here. and already, following a fractious nato meeting in brussels this morning, the us president has stirred up controversy here, wading into the vexed exit debate, and whether the government's new approach was what people had voted for.” government's new approach was what people had voted for. i would say brexit is exit, it's not like i guess when you use brexit is exit, it's not like i guess when you use the term hard exit i assume that's what you mean. the people voted to break it up so i would imagine that is what they will do but maybe they will take it a different route so i don't know, that's what they voted for. i just wa nt that's what they voted for. i just want the people to be happy. also claiming his tough line with other nato members about meeting military spending commitments has worked. for yea rs, spending commitments has worked. for years, presidents have been coming to these meetings and talks about the tremendous expense with the united states, and tremendous progress has been made. everybody has agreed to substantially up their
commitment, they will increase it to levels they never thought of before. but here, activists opposed to his policies are getting ready to stage demonstrations in different parts of the country. in london there will also be this blimp floating over westminster. protest leaders accuse him of immaturity as well as racism and bigotry. when racist and extreme right wing is on the march, you don't sit back hoping it will go away, you take to the streets and mobilise and you fight back. we hope it will put pressure on the government that they will see the moral leadership they are failing to provide is out there on the streets instead. but his itinerary, including a dinner with senior ministers and business leaders, ensures he will be kept away from protesters. the government is hoping the talks here and at chequers
ensures relations remain strong. mr trump ‘s supporters are confident. ensures relations remain strong. mr trump 's supporters are confident.” think donald trump will have wonderful and fruitful conversations with the prime minister because at the end of the day it doesn't matter who is president or prime minister, the long—standing relationship between our countries will endure, it has done for centuries and will do for time to come. but frustration with mr trump is notjust limited to protesters. there's also irritation at government level after the president described the country as being in turmoil over brexit. this is going to be a challenging visit. our washington correspondent gary o'donoghue is covering president trump's visit and is at stansted airport. and gary, a potentially very challenging visit? yes, and a visit
made more challenging i think by the comments in brussels before the president left, effectively wading into the whole brexit debate here. before he left the united states he talked about turmoil in the united kingdom, resignations, and now he's effectively aligning himself with the hard brexit camp. that is something theresa may could well have done without at this point in time. she wants to talk to him about trade deals, post brexit trade deals, getting a decent dealfor the uk with the us to try to bolster her position. so she won't take kindly to that. we are told the president will arrive here in short order. you can see behind me the two helicopters that will take him and his closest entourage into central london. there are a spray planes that will take the rest of the contents that will take the rest of the co nte nts of
that will take the rest of the contents of air force one into the ambassador‘s residence in regents park for what it is to be a highly controversial visit but one that theresa may really needs to make a success theresa may really needs to make a success of given what's happening in the domestic situation here. 0k, gary, thank you. well, the transatlantic relationship has been tested several times since donald trump became president. our diplomatic correspondent james robbins looks now on how that relationship has worked in the past, and how it's changed now. it all looked so different 18 months ago. president trump took the prime minister's hand, she was the first leader in to see him. but ever since, relations have been increasingly strained. the planned state visit is now a mere working visit. so, is the transatlantic special relationship a thing of the past? that intense closeness was largely born on the battlefields of europe. american and british soldiers fighting and dying side by side to defend shared values. the vast american military cemetery in cambridgeshire is an emotional reminder of the enduring defense
and intelligence cooperation. perhaps the most important special relationship of all was this one, forged between the two wartime leaders, president franklin roosevelt and prime minister winston churchill. but more than 70 years on, present relations between president and prime minister have never been more fractured and less special. mr trump's reaction to theresa may, as it has developed over the period, is he thinks she's a schoolmistress, and he does not like being reprimanded. i don't think even personally or politically, mr trump is very fond of theresa may. on the other hand, i don't suppose she's very fond of him, either. two examples of that growing tension. last november, theresa may rebuked donald trump for sharing far right videos from britain first. the fact that we work together does not mean that we are afraid to say when we think the united states have got it wrong, and to be very clear with them, and i am very clear that retweeting
from britain first was the wrong thing to do. then last month, at the g7 summit in canada, smiles couldn't conceal a looming transatlantic trade war or sharp divisions over russia. when donald trump singled out other g7 leaders by name for praise, he simply failed to mention theresa may at all. we have a great relationship, angela and emmanuel and justin — i would say the relationship is a ten. but britain's former national security adviser insists long—term transatlantic relations are not at risk. it may go up and down at the personal level, but it's like an iceberg — the vast majority of this relationship happens underneath the water. it's underpinned by nuclear cooperation, by intelligence, by defence and security, by the inward investment generating millions ofjobs in each country. so, from the two leaders, expect set smiles.
but for theresa may and donald trump, this feels like a visit to be endured rather than enjoyed. james robbins, bbc news. and we will have much more on the visit on the bbc news channel. the government has published more detailed plans for how it proposes trading with the eu after brexit. they involve what's being called a "common rule book" with the eu on goods and have already led to two cabinet resignations. but the new brexit secretary dominic raab has called the plan "credible" and "innovative". our political correspondent jonathan blake reports. only a few days into the job, the new brexit secretary has his first big moment — setting out the government's plan for life outside the eu, in black and white, and in the most detail we've seen so far. finally, once put forward on trade, security and more. the government is
determined to build a new relationship that works for both the uk and the eu. one grounded in our shared history but which also looks toa shared history but which also looks to a bright and ambitious future, a relationship that delivers real and lasting benefits to both sides. the white paper will propose a free—trade area for goods, a joint institutional framework involving uk courts and the eu's european court of justice, and a combined customs territory where britain will collect tariffs for goods bound for the eu as well as those staying in the uk. since ministers met to agree the plan last week, two senior members of the cabinet have resigned and many more conservative mps remain unconvinced. it seems the approach of the government is we don't want to leave the european union, how close can we remain to it and how little can we deviate from the european union? the prime minister has described this as a principled
and practical set of proposals, it's been a long slog to get here but even now theresa may knows she cannot please everyone in her party when it comes to exit so there will be fights to come over the details of this plan with the conservative mps and the european union. we are not the only ones who cannot be cherry picking, if they want a special partnership going forward we have to look at our relationship as a whole and we are saying we will defend europe unconditionally, that is the big commitment theresa may has made and we are saying that we wa nt to has made and we are saying that we want to deepen our relationship with europe going forward but on a different legal basis. expect talk of breakdowns and breakthroughs in the months ahead, the white paper is the months ahead, the white paper is the starting point for negotiations with the eu and ministers will hope their plan won't be written off too soon. in a moment we'll hear from our europe reporter gavin lee who is in brussels, but first our assitant political editor norman smith is in westminster.
norman, what do you make of president trump's comments on the government's brexit proposals? in normal times a visit by a president is a win—win, but you sense this has the potential to become the visit from hell cost the thing which theresa may would want to avoid is the president getting sucked into the fraught debate about brexit and crashing around like a bull in the brexit china shop and the accusation that theresa may isn't delivering on the sort of brexit will voted for will almost inevitably prompt response from mrs may because it cuts to the core of her political credibility. whilst there will be a reluctance to challenge the prime minister, we wa nt challenge the prime minister, we want that trade deal with them, i think so serious is the charge she will have no option but to perhaps even give mrtrump will have no option but to perhaps even give mr trump her death stare.
the brexit secretary has been outlining the government's plans in the chamber behind you. and the plans contain vast amounts of detail but in essence they are a sort of compromise brexit package, what is viewed as a sort of pragmatic response where there is something for the eu, we stick to their rule book, collect tariffs, avoiding friction in trade, there is something for northern ireland, we avoid a border and crucially there is something for those who voted for brexit because we stick to those red lines. the difficulty with compromise packages is you often end up compromise packages is you often end up satisfying nobody and already there are clear signs that tory brexiteers are on the warpath because they view this package is keeping us too close to brussels. the remainer is in the labour party are not happy because they say it is are not happy because they say it is a hard brexit for services because
there is no deal there, and europe too will argue that we are simply trying to cherry pick the best parts of the eu. so the real risk is you have a compromise but no one is very happy with it. and gavin lee, in brussels... how do you think the uk's plans will go down there? the game is afoot for the eu. this is something michel barnier and his tea m is something michel barnier and his team say they have been waiting for, they wanted specific details of where the uk is going forward. they saw what happened in chequers last week, the resignations. michelle —— michel barnier has tweeted to say, "we will now analyse the white paper", he says, we will co—operate ona paper", he says, we will co—operate on a wide range of issues. he says what they have put forward is a very
good deal. he's saying he will look at negotiations next week because thatis at negotiations next week because that is when effectively dominic raab of the new brexit secretary, should be meeting with michel barnier. commonly the michel barnier tea m barnier. commonly the michel barnier team are in the us trying to promote the eu to the us so they will be working on this. with some of the relative complexity of this, all of the leaders who are currently leaving the nato summit, have got to read 104 pages to work out the details. if you look at the alignment on the customs union in some areas, looking at how customs officials will separate at the border british trade so all of that is very complicated. this morning the new foreign secretary saying he hopes there won't be cherry picking of this on the eu side. in the meantime donald tusk, the head of the european council, is saying october is still the date when they wa nt october is still the date when they want this paper agreed on by both
sides. thank you. england's hopes were dashed last night in russia, as they failed in their bid to reach a world cup final for the first time in more than half a century. gareth southgate's team were beaten 2—1 in extra time by croatia, who'll now play france in the final. but despite the defeat, england's young squad have been widely praised. our sports correspondent david ornstein is at the team's camp in repino. the squad are inside the hotel, coming to terms with lost my‘s defeat, but also a fine achievement. england have spent decades in the international football doldrums but perhaps things are starting to change for this young squad, the third youngest squad ever to go to a world cup with england. they've made history and what happiness to their country. in the end it was heartbreak. agony for a squad, a nation, who dared to dream, relished the ride, believed
the unthinkable could become a reality. ultimately it wasn't to be. this morning, england returned to base, their russian odyssey over, though perhaps the realjourney is just getting going. we'll reflect the chances we might have taken, the goals we conceded, but the distance we've come in such a short period of time really, and the effort they've given, i think the reaction of the supporters at the end shows what they think of the team and that's obviously a big change in a two year period. england were quick to make their mark in moscow. kieran trippier producing a moment of magic. in the tournament he emerges from as a global star. chances to extend the lead went begging and inevitably croatia capitalised. ivan perisic equalising to force extra time. england rallied but without reward and when they fell asleep at the back croatia delivered a rude
awakening. mario mandzukic in position to punish. their three lions tamed, though this time full of pride. the spirit of the team is unbelievable. i couldn't be prouder of my team—mates. i know they are all devastated but we'll look back and we've done proud, we've done well. few tipped england to go far. however, they navigated the group stage in style and as rivals fell, their stock rose. the penalty shot back room banished in the last 16, then through to the semifinals for then through to the semifinals for the first time in 28 years before the first time in 28 years before the adventure was brought to a halt. it just looks like the adventure was brought to a halt. itjust looks like the country has just been unified by football again and everybody had fallen out of love with the game, people weren't prepared to watchers, now they watch with a great deal of love and there's a feeling for our football tea m there's a feeling for our football team again and that's amazing. gareth southgate and his side have defied expectations, replaced horror with hope. they say all good things must come to an end but perhaps this
is only the beginning. england will need to recover quickly because on saturday they've played the third placed by off against belgium in st petersburg, win and that would secure england's highest finish at the world cup since 1966. they can move forward with optimism. there's been success at almost every youth age group so going into the next euros and the world cup, the future appears to be bright although no longer are england underdogs. david, thank you. millions of people watched the match here in the uk. england came to a virtual standstill as the 7pm kick—off approached, with roads deserted and shopping centres abandoned. our correspondent sima kotecha reports now on an evening of emotional highs, lows, and plenty of spilt beer. dreams shattered. hearts broken. and now, painful memories. it looked so easy to begin with. one goal in a
matter of minutes. scenes of jubilation across the country. but it wasn't meant to be. a 2—1 loss, a tea m it wasn't meant to be. a 2—1 loss, a team in shock and dismay. the best world cup, i think, of all time. it's got everybody involved, but what a disappointment at the end. yeah, a bit gutted for england. what a shame. i thought the last 20 minutes of the full—time, england we re minutes of the full—time, england were getting dominated and i saw extra time we were coming back, i thought we were going to score the goal but it didn't come. they've brought back our team spirit. they've been brilliant for the country. i'm so happy for them. even though we didn't win, they've done a brilliant thing. they've done more than anyone could have hoped for. i wished they'd got through to the final but, you know, they've done well and we are behind them fully. exactly a month ago the england team departed from here in birmingham to
russia. they had the weight of the nation behind them. they might not have been victorious but loyal fans say they'll be returning back to the uk as heroes. 26.6 million people tuned in to watch the showdown. for those who risked everything to see the game live, it was still worthwhile. we visited stephen earlier in the week as he packed for moscow. last night he sent this. absolutely devastated, gutted is an understatement. but we've had a great tournament. we've reached the semifinal. we have a great manager in such gareth southgate and hopefully we'll see a bit more of it in the future. but with time, wounds heal and other chances come up. southgate and his team have ensured that in the next tournament england fa ns
that in the next tournament england fans won't be looking back in anger. # don't look back in anger #. sima kotecha, bbc news # don't look in anger i heard you say #. our top story this lunchtime. donald trump arrives within the hour for a four day visit to the uk — his first since becoming president. he'll be meeting the queen and theresa may. i'm live at wimbledon on women's semifinal day. it should be plain sailing for serena williams but after federer fell yesterday, could there be another big upset? england's players have been thanking theirfans england's players have been thanking their fans after england's players have been thanking theirfans after their england's players have been thanking their fans after their world cup exit. kyle walker says their support united notjust the team in russia but also the country. vehicles were set alight, firefighters attacked, and petrol bombs were thrown at the police yesterday evening in northern ireland.
the trouble happened mainly in belfast and londonderry, ahead of loyalist marches to celebrate today s anniversary of the protestant victory at the battle of the boyne in 1690. our ireland correspondent chris page reports. it's a tradition in loyalist areas to light bonfires on the night of the 11th ofjuly but as the piles of wooden pallets blaze last night the police had to deal with violence. 13 vehicles were stolen and set on fire. in newton ards in county down a group of men wearing masks hijacked this bus when passengers were on board. one of the hijackers was reported to have had a gun. there were some bomb scares too. police stopped traffic on the road outside belfast city airport while they searched undergrowth near by. passengers had to temporarily stay in the terminal. the army bomb squad examined this stolen car in east belfast. it was feared a device was inside. tensions had been rising since a court ordered one bonfire should be reduced in size because it wasn't safe.
it was lit prematurely early yesterday morning. scores of riot police were deployed. officers also oversaw the dismantling of another bonfire nearby. in londonderry, there have been six nights of disturbances in the republican bogside area. this was one attack on police earlier in the week. the trouble last night wasn't as serious but youths still threw 16 petrol bombs at officers and two small crude explosive devices were left on the city's historic walls. there's nobody wanting this but for a very small minority. i know there are people working very hard right across the community to make this a better place, but it is disappointing. the disturbances happened in the run—up to the orange order's 12th ofjuly parades. the organisation's biggest event, but violence themselves has actually
become very rare. they used to be a major flash point here at ardoyne in north belfast pub at an agreement between marchers and nationalist residents has solved the problem. it's taken a long time to get to this point and we have to keep working at it. it's a beacon of what we can do when we work together. northern ireland has changed greatly but the police say they are ready if there is trouble tonight. chris page, bbc news, belfast. we're not heroes — the words of a british diver who helped rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in thailand, who has arrived back in the uk. john volanthen was called in by the thai authorities after the football team went missing — and his was the first voice the boys heard after their many days trapped underground. it was the result of an international team of military and civilian divers working alongside the thai navy. everybody pulled together and the results speak for themselves. so we're just very happy that the boys are out and safe. we're not heroes.
what we do is very calculating, very calm. it's quite the opposite. that's what we do. we take it one step at a time and hopefully, as we've managed to in this case, we've come up with a result. around 200 people have died and dozens more are missing after a week of severe flooding in western japan. rescue workers are still searching through the wreckage of flooded buildings. reports suggest more than 200,000 homes are still without water, a week after the severe weather hit. rupert wingfield—hayes has been to okayama, one of the towns worst affected by the flooding. so this here is the watanabes' house and i'm going to go inside here and show you just the incredible destruction that this sort of flooding, the water, does, to people's houses. so this is the first floor and everything
in here was destroyed, because the water went up to above this level. this was completely immersed in water. you can see everything has been destroyed. look here in the kitchen. everything is covered in a thick layer of stinking mud. you can't smell it, but it really stinks in here as well. the electrical system all the appliances, the refrigerator, the oven, the cooker, everything — nothing can be recovered, and it's the same upstairs. so mr and mrs watanabe took refuge up here. mr watanabe told me how he watched as minute by minute the water rose step—by—step up here, until eventually — you can see the tide mark here — this is where the water came to. as the waters rose here in their bedroom they were forced to make another escape, this time out of this window and into a little outside roof. it was there that they saw a rescue boat and that's why they survived, because they were able to cry for help and a boat came and rescued them from this roof here outside.
otherwise, they say, they would have drowned. of course the real tragedy here isn't the loss of property, it's the loss of life. more than 200 people are now either dead or missing, including three people in this house behind me here. we understand they were elderly. it's a single—storey house. they had nowhere to take refuge. everyone we've spoken to here has told us the same thing — that they've never seen rain like this before. it went on nonstop for three days and when the floods came it overtook this place at incredible speed, and this in a country that probably has the best flood defence warning system in the world. rupert wingfield—hayes. at wimbledon, it's women's singles semi—finals day, with serena williams going for her eighth title. katherine downes is at wimbledon for us. wimbledon is still reeling from the
defeat of the defending champion roger federer. he was supposed to be through to the final to keep people tuned into tennis, instead of sunday's world cup final. he was dreaming ofa sunday's world cup final. he was dreaming of a record equalling ninth wimbledon title, but as england fans know, sport doesn't care much for fairy tales. if federer fell at wimbledon it was supposed to be to nadal. fans wanted a rerun, kevin anderson spoiled the story. a defeat that will take awhile to get over, right? it may take me a while, in may take me half an hour, i've no idea what it's going