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tonight at ten — google blocks the world's second biggest smartphone maker, huawei, affecting millions of people around the world. it follows president trump's decision to blacklist the chinese firm overfears beijing could spy on foreign data networks. they're citing this as being a security issue and it absolutely is not a security issue. this is all tied to the china—us trade negotiations. so, where does all this leave the increasingly bitter trade war between the world's two biggest economies? also tonight... the inquest into the london bridge attacks hears how one man who died tried to protect a woman using his skateboard. intense debate and more protests at a birmingham school over books on same sex relationships. the head teacher says she's received
threatening messages. he was hit with a milkshake, but nigel farage hits back at allegations over the funding of his brexit party. and george, charlotte and louis enjoy a woodland wilderness at the chelsea flower show designed by their mum. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news... the city of manchester turns blue, as pep guardiola's men celebrate their historic treble—winning season. good evening. google, one of the world's biggest tech companies, is blocking the chinese firm huawei from using some of its mobile software. google took the decision after the trump administration decided to put huawei
on a trade blacklist. it means new versions of smartphones made by the company will lose access to google apps and services like youtube and gmail. huawei is the world's second largest smartphone maker, producing more than 200 million a year, with three million being shipped to the uk in 2018. all this comes amid an increasingly bitter trade war between the us and china, though huawei insists it operates independently from the government in beijing. here's our business editor, simonjack. a global trade war is coming to a phone near you. google has barred the chinese smartphone maker huawei from some updates to the android operating system. the ban means that future huawei phones won't be able to access popular apps such as youtube and google maps. existing phones will have access but won't be able to update to new versions of android, which could leave users more vulnerable to future security threats. so, what do potential customers make of that?
so, if you were looking at phones and one of them came without youtube, you couldn't get youtube, you would rule that out? straightaway. straightaway i'm ruling that out. everything's at the tip of fingertips so if something like maps wasn't available, it would make... it would seem more difficult and less accessible. so if you were, you know, if you were mulling over whether to buy this phone or that phone, if one didn't come with maps or youtube, you'd say... 7 i would probably go for the other phone. how important do you think things like google maps, youtube, all those applications are? very important, to be able to have access to them on your phone on the move. so, if they didn't offer that, it would put me off using the phone completely. today, a huawei spokesman admitted future access to some popular apps couldn't be guaranteed. it's just a question of what's going to happen in the future with updates and we're at this stage not quite sure how that is going to pan out. but in the fullness of time, we'll be more sure. is this a security issue, or is this a trade war?
it absolutely is not a security issue, this is all tied to the china—us trade negotiations, and i've every hope and every expectation that this will come to a rapid conclusion. not everyone agrees. huawei is the world's biggest manufacturer of the network equipment that promises to connect hospitals, power stations, driverless cars, and having a chinese company at the centre of that is a concern for some. security concerns first raised in the us and echoed by spy chiefs at mi6 have arguably made huawei the most important company in the world, thrust onto the front—line of a new technological and economic cold war, a cold war that's coming out of the security shadows and into our everyday lives. is this another move in a game of chess between china and the us? huawei think so and hope that the tit—for—tat trade war will ultimately be resolved. but the red flag of national defence is a hard one to lower. once you start to raise
concerns about security, it's much easier to sow doubt than it is to rebuild trust. these are very complex devices, complex software, and it's almost impossible to know what they're doing in every possible scenario. the us, along with australia and new zealand, have already shut huawei out of their future network plans. the uk hasn't made up its mind yet. i share some of the concerns of our allies, and at this point i think it is important to take all of that into account, to remember that these are some of the closest intelligence relationships we have in the world, look at the evidence, and then come to a final decision. when the world's two biggest economies are at each other‘s throats, other governments and now consumers can get caught in the middle. simon jack, bbc news. our north america correspondent nick bryant is at the white house for us tonight. google didn't really have much choice, did it, given the views of
huawei of president trump? yeah, it really didn't and what the trump administration is trying to do is, by putting pressure on huawei, they are trying to put pressure on those chinese negotiators in those installed trade talks. they have also got a larger motivation, clive, reining in huawei is the same as reigning in china, part of a strategy of technological and economic containment, aimed at curbing the rise of beijing in what is increasingly looking like a commercial cold war. the problem for the us tech sector is they this could set boomerang, that this act of economic nationalism could end up inflicting self—harm and what we have seen on wall street today is a sell—off of us tech stocks, google and apple, ending down. some us tech giants sell 50% of what they manufacture to china and there is a political cost is well ahead of the presidential elections next year. many american workers are being hit
in the pocket by this trade war, but curiously and maybe counterintuitively, some of those hit are the strongest strongest advocates of this trade war because they believe donald trump is doing what previous presidents refused to do, taking the fight to china. the question is, will they continue to support him if the trade war intensifies? thank you, nick bryant, at the white house. the inquests into the london bridge attacks in 2017 have heard how one of the victims tried to stop the attackers by hitting them with his skateboard. ignacio echeverria, a spanish banker who was living in london, was killed after stepping in to try to protect a woman who was being repeatedly stabbed. the inquest also heard about a junior doctor who rushed to help the wounded. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford has more. a keen skateboarder, ignacio echeverria was 39, spanish and a financial crime analyst at hsbc. on the night of the attack,
he had been educating with two he had been out skating with two friends near the tate modern. they pulled over on their bikes when they noticed one of the injured and then, looking up the road, they saw the attack continuing outside a tapas restaurant. his friend, guillermo sanchez—montisi, told the coroner... when the manager of the lobos restaurant realised how serious the situation was, he got his staff back inside and locked these doors to keep his customers safe. but one of the customers, jonathan moses, was a junior doctor and insisted on being allowed out. he told the coroner...
i had to help, i couldn't stay there. the hardest thing is to stay when you know you can help and not be able to. he rushed over to marie bondeville, who had been stabbed 18 times. he told the coroner... ignacio echeverria was the last person to be fatally injured that night. marie bondeville and more than a dozen people stabbed after the attackers left the lobos restaurant all survived. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the old bailey. a head teacher at the centre of a row over how children are taught about relationships, including between same—sex couples, has told the bbc she's received
threatening messages. sarah hewitt—clarkson runs anderton park primary school in birmingham, which has seen protests over the use of story books which include homosexual families. it's claimed hundreds of children were kept at home or removed from lessons in further protests over the school's equality ethos. sima kotecha has the story. last night, lgbt activists putting up messages in support of staff on school gates. our children! our choice! this comes after seven weeks of protests. campaigners and parents have been calling on anderton park to suspend the teaching of lgbt relationships while they have talks. we are not against lgbt. we respect all the communities. we are living here, we are very many different cultures, people. you say you respect the community but then you are calling for teachers not to teach children about same—sex relationships.
can you understand why people may see you as being homophobic? you know, we are not homophobic. the head teacher says she won't change her stance on equality. i feel it's attacking a law that i'm really proud we have in this country, which protects all of us for whatever protected characteristics we belong to. and that was fought for by people over the decades and centuries. but now the debate has taken a sinister turn. the head teacher has received a series of threatening messages, some of which are causing her serious concern for her safety. today a protester and a birmingham mp had a feisty exchange after it was claimed hundreds of children were not sent to the school in protest. how come you have not supported the 300 parents who have been protesting here for the last four weeks? where have you been? i don't agree with the protest. but as a member... i don't agree that you get to pick and choose which equality you can and can't have.
i'm afraid our equality laws protect us all. you seem to want to push your view forward even though dfe guidelines state a head teacher can teach as much or as little of lgbt, depending on the requirements of the pupils and students. there is no point talking to you, mate. the bbc has seen a petition signed by the parents of at least 300 children who attend this school saying they no longer have confidence or trust in the leadership here. but the head teacher says some were pressurised into signing it and others are calling the protests destructive and damaging. with neither side backing down, there is no end in sight, with continued disruption to the children's education. sima kotecha, bbc news, birmingham. the leader of the brexit party, nigel farage, has hit back at calls for an investigation into its funding, saying he's the victim of "disgusting smears". but the electoral commission says it
will visit the party's headquarters to review its systems for taking donations. it comes as mr farage had a milkshake thrown at him during a campaign walkabout in newcastle ahead of thursday's european elections. chris mason has the story. right, 0k, good stuff. nigel farage, on the streets and setting the pace in this european parliament election campaign. but a man who's long provoked strong views became the latest political figure to end up looking like this. complete failure. could have spotted that a mile away. with a milkshake just where you don't want it. a man has been arrested. but as he looked for a newjacket, he faced questions too from political opponents about the flood of online donations, including from abroad, to his new party. his response? characteristically punchy. absolutely disgusting smear. not only are we complying
with all electoral law, the reason they're screaming and shouting is because, in the space of five weeks, nearly 110,000 people have signed up for the brexit party. they're jealous. enter this man. remember him? in a speech in glasgow, gordon brown had nigel farage in his sights. he says the election is about democracy. democracy is undermined if we have undeclared, unreported, untraceable payments being made to the brexit party. so what are the rules and giving money to political parties? for donations over £500, parties must be able to show the money comes from a uk voter or a uk—registered company. gifts of less than £500 do not need to be reported. some are asking whether the rules are out of date, given how easy it is now to make payments online from anywhere. but the brexit party is pulling
in lots of money and, apparently, doing well and so scrutiny from its opponents was always going to follow. and the watchdog, the electoral commission, will pay it a visit tomorrow. and, chris, there's more european election developments tonight, this time involving the former deputy prime minster lord heseltine? yes, lord heseltine has been suspended by the conservative party, he has had his whip removed. he said over the weekend he would be voting liberal democrat in the european parliament elections on thursday. politicians are given a certain amount of latitude to express their views but publicly endorsing a rival is seen as a little too far. lord heseltine is a very senior member of the conservative party, he has had a very lifelong view about the european project, and it is his view the conservative party has been infected by the virus of extremism on brexit. a party spokesman has
acknowledged his long—standing views and says he will be welcomed back into the fold if he is willing to vote conservative in the future. it isa vote conservative in the future. it is a reminder, yet again, of the capacity of brexit to rip apart our biggest political parties. 0k, chris, thank you. chris mason at westminster. the delay to the uk leaving the european union, means along with the 27 other member states, we'll be going to the polls this week, to elect members of the european parliament. now, there are 751 meps in all, and roughly speaking the larger a country's population, the more meps it gets with 73, representing the uk. the results aren't due until sunday, once the last of the eu 28 have voted. 0ur europe editor katya adler has travelled across the continent to assess the mood among voters. self—styled man of the people italy's matteo salvini is storming opinion polls ahead of this week's european elections.
while we focus on brexit, the rest of europe is obsessed, delighted or scared by populist nationalists like him. like all of them, marine le pen of france, germany's afd and more who came to milan for a joint rally this weekend. viva italia! vive la france... ! they promised fewer migrants and mosques, more security, less interference from brussels, and the crowd...loved it. but what's far from clear is whether domestic—focused nationalists like matteo salvini, who shouts "italy first", or marine le pen, who wants france first, can really work together effectively on the european stage. later, i asked matteo salvini about the accusations that he's a fascist, a racist, a danger.
"look at all the families here today," he told me. "they're not fascists. "fascists are ghosts of the past. "we're creating a europe of the future." but salvini and friends may well fail to get the numbers to transform the eu as they wish. europe's voters want change, but not all look to the populist right. environmental groups and the populist left also expect a boost in these european elections. # raindrops keep falling on my head...# with so many europeans determined to rain on the parade of traditional political parties, governments of the eu's big two — france and germany — are concerned their campaigns are falling flat. haemorrhaging votes in brussels will further weaken merkel and macron at home. we caught up with annegret kramp—karrenbauer, widely viewed as angela merkel‘s successor. she's the one fronting her pa rty‘s election campaign. the german chancellor has kept a low profile.
translation: we are fighting for every vote. there are rumours about mrs merkel‘s coalition after the european elections, but we remain committed to serving our country. as for what the eu makes of us taking part in new european elections... it's seen as a farce, even perverse, that, almost three years after the uk voted to leave the eu, it's preparing to send brand—new meps here to brussels. but it's a legal necessity and that's because, until we're out, we remain in, and under eu law, every citizen has the right to vote and be represented here at the european parliament. but brussels isn't exactly overjoyed by the prospect of welcoming back eurosceptic uk meps. i don't like them. it's not my cup of tea. but they represent part of the people. i hope that in the uk you will have also — and it seems to be the case — a very strong push for
anti—brexit parties. with or without the uk, pro—eu factions will likely dominate the next european parliament. but with seats splintered between so many groups, lawmaking and changing will be tough, just as calls for eu reform are at their loudest. katya adler, bbc news, brussels. let's take a look at some of the day's other top stories. all the ministers from the far—right freedom party in austria's ruling coalition have resigned, throwing the government into chaos. the freedom party's leader, heinz—christian strache, was forced to resign at the weekend after a video emerged of him apparently offering government contracts in return for political favours. there could now be snap elections as a result of the scandal. the world food programme has accused houthi rebels in yemen of interfering in its work to help feed millions of people. the organisation says it may have to suspend aid deliveries because the rebels are disrupting
convoys in areas they control. four years of civil war between the houthi rebels backed by iran and an international coalition led by saudi arabia has left much of yemen on the brink of starvation. royal mail says it's planning to introduce the uk's first parcel post boxes after a successful trial last year. they'll be available in cities including birmingham, aberdeen and cardiff from august. with a busy summer of sport ahead, including the women's football world cup in france, this week the bbc is focusing on women's sport. the british racing driver katherine legge is one of the few women competing at the highest level, and, while she's a big name in america, she's little known here in the uk. she says she's had to "fight and claw" for every opportunity, in a sport where just 5% of participants are women. our sports correspondent katie gornall has more. the car doesn't know the difference. you get in that car, it doesn't know if you are male, female, black or white. in motor racing, it's a battlejust
to make it into the car, never mind to the front of the grid. katherine legge has proved herself time and time again. one of britain's most talented drivers, she's also one of only a handful of women making a living behind the wheel. i had to fight and claw my way through racing, and so i had to take every opportunity thrown my way and i've driven my share of really bad cars to get to where i am. her latest opportunity comes as the lead driver in a ground—breaking all—female team. katherine legge from the uk! american fans know her well. legge was forced to move to the us to get a break in the sport, despite holding her own against lewis hamilton and jenson button at junior level. her team's first outing of the season is at the iconic daytona track for a gruelling 24—hour race. this is a sport that's all about performance and, behind the wheel of that car, gender is irrelevant. this team knows that setting the pace on the track could have a big impact off it.
just 5% of people working in motor sport are women. the latest push to raise the profile has seen the launch of the w series, a women's only series which has sharply divided opinion. it's been done without the involvement of the sport's governing body, the fia, who want to see more women racing against men. we don't have enough women starting, and so if you don't have enough starting from the base, of course it's difficult to have more on the top. we are really concerned and we are working very hard to increase this base. women may be in the minority, but they're chasing the same rewards and taking the same risks. huge crash, oh no! legge escape this 2006 crash with only bruising, and was soon back out on the track. i've always erred on the side of not wanting to be any different, i want to be taken seriously as a race car driver. i have done everything the guys have done in order to be no different.
as drivers, all they care about is the chequered flag, but, as women, this team knows they are racing for something more than just a win. katie gornall, bbc news, daytona, florida. steve clarke has been confirmed as the scotland football head coach. he replaces alex mcleish on a three—year deal, after guiding kilmarnock to third place in the scottish premiership. the new coach says he wants to "emulate the success" of the scotland women's team. thousands of manchester city fans lined the city's streets today to celebrate their clubs historic domestic treble with victory in saturday's fa cup final, followed by success in the premier league and the league cup. they're the first ever men's team in the english game to achieve all three in one season. an open—top bus parade left the town hall before making its way through the city. visitors to the chelsea flower show will get a chance tomorrow to walk through a garden designed in part by the duchess of cambridge. described as a woodland wilderness
garden, she hopes it will inspire families to get in touch with nature. she's already taken her own children to see her work with prince george, princess charlotte and prince louis popping in, as our royal correspondent daniela relph reports. who better tojudge mum's handiwork than her three young children? george, charlotte and louis testing out the garden the duchess helped to create. louis seemed a little distracted. but from george there was high praise. what would you give it out of ten, george? how many marks out of ten would you give it? ten being the highest. 20. 20 out of ten? that's pretty good. i think mummy‘s done well. how amazing is that? have you been on here? give me a push. in recent months, the cambridge children have collected twigs, leaves and moss that were included in the design. it's been a very personal project for the duchess. rarely interviewed — on this, she wanted to speak out. you know, there's so much that
kiddies particularly can learn from environments like this. they can learn life skills. anything from sort of learning empathy, from watching plants grow. to, sort of, physicalactivities and, sort of, climbing on trees, or onto boulders and things. sort of helps with balance and coordination. it's really a sort of open playground for them. it's a natural space. a really exciting space for kiddies and adults alike to share and explore. and, hopefully, that's what this garden brings. this is a garden filled with personal touches. the duke of cambridge chose a pine because he remembered the smell is a young boy. and there are also forget—me—nots, a favourite flower of his mother, diana, princess of wales. two local primary schools were first into the garden this morning, under the watchful eye of the duchess. my goodness, there's so many people up here! she climbed into the
tree house to chat. and even had to explain to curious minds she'd normally wear gardening gloves to protect her hands and her engagement ring. what have you been doing? lots of planting? this evening, the duchess of cambridge showed the queen around the garden, and it may have looked familiar to her as much of it was inspired by her own sandringham estate in norfolk. daniela relph, bbc news, at the chelsea flower show. that's it. newsnight is getting under way on bbc two, but, here on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm holly hamilton. coming up on tonight's programme: steve clarke says he wants to emulate scotland's women — as he's named the country's new head coach. blue monday — manchester city and thousands of fans take to the streets to celebrate their historic treble winning season. and great britain finish on a high at the ice hockey world championships. also coming up in the programme...
victoria azarenka reveals to the bbc how she thought becoming pregnant would mean never playing competitive tennis again. in my mind, my first thought was that oh my god, my career is over. hello and welcome to the programme. we've had two managerial announcements today. let's start with steve clarke's appointment as the new scotland head coach. he replaces alex mcleish in the role. it comes a day after he led kilmarnock to third in the scottish premiership. but with the scots lying fifth in their euro 2020 qualifying group, he has a big job ahead.
our sports reporter, kheredine idessane has more. steve clarke pots three year contract as the next scotland manager begins tomorrow morning actually come here at the national stadium he says scotland can still qualify for euro 2020. which will be quite a big achievement given the poor start to the campaign so far, remember it is * three know the feet followed by a very average to know when against san marino. steve clarke said today that we have a women's world cup to look forward to in france this summer and it is my motivation to emulate the success of sheuey motivation to emulate the success of shelley care and her squad by leading us to euro the completely revitalised kilmarnock in over 20 months there, he took over rugby park when they were bottom of the leak, and he hasjust led them to the highest lee place in nearly 60 yea rs. the highest lee place in nearly 60 years. third place kilmarnock are heading to europe next season. that is the standard of steve clarke has set for kilmarnock and there are