Skip to main content

tv   BBC News  BBC News  June 30, 2019 8:00pm-8:31pm BST

8:00 pm
this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8: donald trump says it's a "great day for the world" after he becomes the first serving us president to cross into north korea. stepping across that line was a great honour. a lot of progress has been made. a lot of friendships have been made, and this in particular has been a great friendship, so i just want to thank you. it was very quick notice and i want to thank you. police name the woman stabbed to death in her home while eight months pregnant. two men have now been arrested. the shadow chancellor, john mcdonnell, admits he's frustrated by labour's lack of progress on its brexit position. sir david attenborough makes a surprise appearance on glastonbury‘s pyramid stage — praising the festival for going plastic—free. that is more than a million bottles of water have not been drunk by you in plastic!
8:01 pm
cheering thank you, thank you. and coming up in half an hour — nick robinson talks to conservative party voters about the contest to become party leader — and the next prime minister. good evening. donald trump has become the first sitting us president to enter north korea, stepping on to its territory after surprise talks with its leader, kimjong—un. they met in the dmz or "demilitarised zone" between north and south korea. speaking warmly of each other, the two leaders agreed that
8:02 pm
negotiators would now aim to restart the stalled talks on north korean de—nuclearisation. from seoul, nick bryant sent this report. "meet me at the dmz," said the president. his impromptu invitation on twitter to the north korean leader, like a diplomatic form of online dating. donald trump was savouring this moment — a smile of satisfaction as his choreography came together. because the chance of this brief encounter had kim jong—un almost skipping down the steps. and from the lips of this brutal dictator came almost starry—eyed words of welcome, delivered in english by his translator. it is good to see you again. i had never expected to meet you at this place. this place is the 38th parallel, the line that divides
8:03 pm
the korean peninsula, a threshold no american president has ever crossed. i thank you as well. you're the first us president to cross the border. so, this time, it wasn't a handshake that made history, but a footstep. donald trump leaving his security detail behind and striding out alone into what, for decades, has been enemy territory — a country that less than two years ago he threatened to totally destroy. his visit lasted just over a minute — more than enough time, his critics will say, to legitimise this totalitarian regime with one of the worst human—rights records on the planet. but that didn't seem to trouble the president, who has formed an improbable friendship with a tyrant he used to ridicule as little rocket man. stepping across that line was a great honour, a lot of progress has been made,
8:04 pm
a lot of friendships have been made, and it has been in particular a great friendship, so ijust want to thank you. that was very quick notice, and i want to thank you. there were chuckles as well from south koreans who watched on tv, and looks of utter disbelief — generations here have lived with the threat of annihilation from the north. in their sit—down meeting, kimjong—un praised mr trump, saying his visit was proof of a willingness to eliminate the unfortunate past and open a new future. and the president delivered another invitation — to visit him at the white house. donald trump's unorthodox diplomacy has certainly reduced tensions here, but it hasn't stopped the north koreans from expanding their nuclear arsenal. this friendship has produced smiles, handshakes, photo opportunities, but not the supposed goal of us policy — the denuclearisation of the korean peninsula. he ended his trip with a speech
8:05 pm
to us troops, staged to look more like a campaign rally. another made—for—television moment, but he would have thought that "make america great again" would also elevate north korea? nick bryant, bbc news, seoul. dr ramon pacheco pardo is a lecturer in korean studies at king's college, london. he says that in order for the two countries to make further progress — a mixture of policies has to be implemented. we have seen that north korea has been unwilling to go into working level meetings, they didn't see the point of these type of talks. but the us has made clear that north korea needs to give something more for the us to consider that north korea is actually taking taking meaningful steps towards conversation. so, i think from what we have today is that north korea and kimjong un is actually willing to go... and if this is the case,
8:06 pm
we can actually start a meaningful process involving the working level groups from both the us and north korea. we have gone from fire and fury to thanks very much for showing up and not making me look bad. when you look at donald trump's particular brand of diplomacy and kimjong—un — how should north korea be handled? i think it makes sense to me that, at the highest level, with the leader of north korea. but i do think that there needs to be a mixture of different policies. we have seen sanctions still being implemented, dialogue at different levels will be very important as well. so i don't thinkjust meeting at the highest level is sufficient but i think it actually helps the north korea leader who has his own pressures at a domestic level to try to legitimise the process of peace building, democratisation, involving the united states. north korea is never going to give up their nuclear ambitions, so what is your assessment of all this? i think there are two
8:07 pm
processes here. one of them is reconciliation, that can be achieved. and then there is the process of democratisation. ——denuclearisation. i do agree that it is extremely unlikely that north korea will ever denuclearise, i mean, who knows in 10—20 years, but certainly not today. what we need to see is meaningful steps, for example, the presence of international inspectors in north korea, the dismantlement of certain nuclear facilities... to show that at least there is a possibility that in the future, denuclearisation might happen. but as of today, i don't think anyone would think that denuclearisation will take place anytime soon. meanwhile, the new white house press secretary got into a scuffle with north korean security guards during president trump's visit today. in the video, stephanie grisham can be seen pushing against one of the men, while telling those in front of her to "go" past them. others can be heard saying "let go" and "we need help here".
8:08 pm
it's believed they were attempting to block american journalists who were trying to cover the meeting between the president and the north korean leader, kimjong—un. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are john rentoul, the chief political commentator at the independent, and ruth lea, who's an economic adviser for the arbuthnot banking group. police have named the pregnant woman fatally stabbed in south london yesterday as 26—year old kelly mary fauvrelle. her baby — delivered by paramedics at the house where she was discovered — remains in a critical condition in hospital. police have made two arrests but say they are keeping an open mind as to the motive of the crime. caroline davies reports. 26—year—old kelly mary fauvrelle was eight months pregnant
8:09 pm
when she was stabbed to death in south london. paramedics and police arrived at this address at 3:30am yesterday morning. kelly mary was suffering from stab wounds. unable to save her, they did deliver her baby. taken to hospital, the child is still in a critical condition. neighbours say they were woken in the middle of the night by noises from the house. my sister woke me up, because she heard people screaming, and she was alone, and she was scared, yeah? and, well, we look out the window, and we saw police and ambulances on the street. then, um...after about ten minutes, i saw someone from the ambulance come out with a baby, and they put the baby in the ambulance. others were distressed that something like this could happen on their street. i think the feeling is upset, upset for her. hopeful for the child, but the neighbours were
8:10 pm
definitely, definitely upset. today, forensic officers have been conducting a search of the entire street, including the house where kelly mary was found, trying to find anything to inform their investigation. a 29—year—old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder. another 37—year—old man, also arrested on saturday, has been released under investigation pending further inquiries. caroline davies, bbc news. eu leaders are meeting in brussels to decide who should get the eu's top jobs, including a successor to commission chief, jean claude juncker. the talks are supposed to start tonight and could continue into tomorrow morning. theresa may is there for what is expected to be her last european council summit. earlier she was asked what she thought of borisjohnson‘s "do or die" approach to the october brexit deadline.
8:11 pm
well, i have always been very clear that the best approach for the uk is to first of all ensure we are delivering on the vote that took place in 2016, leaving the european union, but that we do that with a good deal, so we can do it in an orderly way. i still think we negotiated a good deal. i wasn't going to get a majority in parliament for that deal. in parliament for that deal. it will be up to my successor to get that majority, deliver on the vote jungle junko says that junglejunko says that we need a decision tonight, where are we on that? i thinkjohn claude it is unlikely that we will have a decision tonight. the reason being that there are complicated set of factors here. five jobs that there are complicated set of factors here. fivejobs are available at the same time, prison of the council, the foreign policy chief of the eu, the president of
8:12 pm
the european parliament, and the president of the european central bank. all important jobs president of the european central bank. all importantjobs coming three at the same time. they want to balance lots of different factors, geography, big and small countries, men and women, new and old countries, and the political parties of europe, the right, the left, the liberals, and the green. in theory, that has to be something for everyone. it is proving very tricky to balance all those factors. about four hours ago, it looked like a deal had been done among the eu leaders who were at the 620 deal had been done among the eu leaders who were at the g20 summit injapan this leaders who were at the g20 summit in japan this weekend leaders who were at the g20 summit injapan this weekend which would put a frenchman into the job of president, he is currently vice president. however, leaders didn't speak to other colleagues around
8:13 pm
europe because that plan has been trashed by just about europe because that plan has been trashed byjust about everyone else. the vice president currently monitors law and protects democracy in the eu and other countries have been getting into trouble with him. i other people are saying, the centre—right parties that the best out of everyone in the elections in may, why would we then give this plum job to somebody from the centre left, they came second? that is why the official summit hasn't officially started yet because in all the side rooms and corridors are still going on, it could go on longer and people are quite pessimistic about having a new name yet. studio: you haven't mentioned brexit‘s yet, is it on the agenda? in terms of the new appointments, what will it mean for brexit? no,
8:14 pm
brexit isn't on the agenda at all, it is all about the top jobs. brexit will not be discussed unless theresa may buttonholes someone in the corridor, or if somebody asks what is happening with the tory leadership race. in terms of who gets these jobs and without that affects the brexit process, i'm pretty sceptical it will make any difference at all. the eu's position on brexit was set in stone in the days after the referendum in 2016, they have stuck to those principles and have not deviated from them. so it is not a question of personnel or personalities, it is about principles and the eu bill mott junglejust principles and the eu bill mott jungle just because there is a new british prime minister or new president of the european commission. actually, the new face might be an about—face because the name still doing the rounds for a
8:15 pm
potential president is michel barnier, the chief negotiator. so you and i could be reporting on his going about i'm going on for many yet. meanwhile, the two tory leadership candidates have been outlining their spending plans — borisjohnson said he'd be prepared to borrow for great infrastructure projects and use financial headroom to invest and cut taxes. if you look at february alone, the chancellor's revenues exceeded his expenditures by 11.5 billion. in february, that is when people tend to pay tax. if you look at different months, actually you are in deficit. believe me, there is cash now available. are you prepared to see borrowing go up? i think at the moment, there is the headroom available and we intend to use it, and i also think that you can do some great things to stimulate economic growth with tax cuts. it was a simple question, are you prepared to see borrowing go up? if it is borrowing to finance infrastructure projects... veryjohn mcdonnell of you. and there is the opportunity
8:16 pm
to borrow at low rates to do things for the long—term benefit of the country, then we should do that. and jeremy hunt pledged to make cutting corporation tax a priority, warning that a no—deal brexit would delay some spending pledges. a no—deal brexit is not my first choice, but in the end, if the only way to leave the european union is without a deal... let me finish, andrew. if the only way to leave the european union is without a deal, then i would do that and we will make a success of it and we will protect the union but we would have to be very sensitive to the concerns that people like david mundell raised, because you're absolutely right, it would not be popular in scotland. i do not understand how it can both be the union first every time, and being prepared to endanger that by going for a no deal brexit. those two things must be in contradiction? no, because it is not a question of choosing one or the other. it may well be. no, it is not. it is a question of choosing
8:17 pm
a prime minister who has the capability to deliver both. the shadow chancellor, john mcdonnell says labour needs to ‘move now‘ towards support for another brexit referendum. mr mcdonnell, who wants the party to adopt a remain position, said jeremy corbyn was still trying to "build consensus with the trade unions on the issue." here's our political correspondent, tom barton. they are two ofjeremy corbyn's closest lieutenants, john mcdonnell, his shadow chancellor and len mccluskey, the leader of the unite union, labour's biggest financial backer and a close ally of the party's leader. but over brexit they are divided. in the last few months john mcdonnell has become one of a number of members of the shadow cabinet to move towards supporting another referendum. today he admitted that he was a little bit frustrated that the party's policy hasn't done the same. we've all agreed that we have
8:18 pm
to go back to the people. yes, of course we want a general election but we have to go back to the people on any deal or no deal most probably in a referendum. almost certainly in a referendum. the discussion then is about what attitude should labour take. i have said publicly i would vote remain and campaign for remain. but that other big beast of labour politics len mccluskey says the party needs to look before it leaps, suggesting john mcdonnell was panicking. i don't believe there is a panic and my message to everyone is stop panicking. stop putting pressure onjeremy corbyn. he is demonstrating real leadership by seeking a consensus view across our party. jeremy corbyn, change your mind! it is notjust in labour's top ranks where there is a discussion taking place over the party's brexit policy. some members are calling for the party to take a stronger remain position. others say the referendum result needs to be respected. but these two men will be key
8:19 pm
to how labour finally resolves this tricky debate. the headlines on bbc news: donald trump says it's a "great day for the world" after he becomes the first serving us president to cross into north korea. a baby, delivered after its mother was stabbed to death, remains in a critical condition in hospital — two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder. the shadow chancellor, john mcdonnell, admits he's frustrated by labour's lack of progress on its brexit position. sport — and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre. high, then. we will start with another
8:20 pm
we'll start with another cracker at the cricket world cup. a cracker that england won. and how it was needed. their 31 run victory over india means they'll be into the semi finals if they beat new zealand on sunday. it was edge of your seat stuff for most of the afternoon at edgbaston. joe wilson was standing outside for us good weather and a good atmosphere here today, the buzz of excitement you always get when the indian cricket team are in town. a world cup game that really held the attention almost through its entirety. very important for england that they won the toss and had a chance to bat first after those nervy failures in the recent runs. there they reunited it open pair of jason roy and jonny bairstow, they look so happy together. they look so happy together, they soon got into their stride, big hits. happy together, they soon got into theirstride, big hits. if that happy together, they soon got into their stride, big hits. if that is their stride, big hits. if that is the way he answers his critics, then maybe he should be criticised more often. ben stokes also played a big
8:21 pm
role in in the innings, as he had done even in england's failures. some really remarkable hitting from him as he got into his stride, which ensured that england got to a formidable total. trying to chase down that victory, india got down to a slow start. the first ten overs we re a slow start. the first ten overs were excellent from england's point of view, that opening bowler was outstanding in particular. but india got into their stride, we now that individuals can do it on their own. birmingham boys cutlass one. there we re birmingham boys cutlass one. there were moments after that, we saw flashes, but even a scoring rate of ten over was possible for india. in at the end, it was just too much, they felt too much from fearing a sex from for england, it means for england,
8:22 pm
eoin morgan told us that his philosophy left before the matches left, it england won them all, they could be world champions. that theory still applies. max verstappen has ended mercedes' stranglehold on formula one this season but winning the austrian grand prix for red bull — after a stewards investigation. he had to do it the hard way too, after making a terrible start on the left here from the front row to slip down the field from second on the grid. he fought his way back up to second and closed down charles leclerc in the closing stages — forcing his way through. the pair were summoned after the race but it was deemed a fair racing incident after growing criticism that the sport had become boring there was excitement from the start. this time on tuesday — england's women's world cup semi final against usa will be about 20 minutes old. if the tournament so far has
8:23 pm
been anything to go by — this time on tuesday — england's women's world cup semi a record 7.6 million watched steph houghton and her team beat norway in the last eight and its not gone unnoticed every time there's a game being played, i think we are always getting told the viewing figures back at home. for them to be record—breaking over the last few games is fantastic for english football but football as well, because the standard of the gains has been exceptional and i think, in terms of the crowds and at the stadium, it will hopefully be a sell—out for the semifinal. for us to attack that many people, and for people to be watching back home and all over the world, is unbelievable for the sport. without a doubt, it is the best women's world cup yet. that's all the sport for now. on their including a look ahead to wimbledon that starts tomorrow. you can follow it in sportsday live from wimbledon weekdays
8:24 pm
from 6:30 here on bbc news. for now — you're up to date from the bbc sport centre this weekend, we've had stormyz, the killers, kylie, but now — sir david attenborough has headlined the pyramid stage at glastonbury. he made a surprise appearance on the main stage, not to perform, but as part of the campaign against plastic in the oceans. this is the first year that the festival has banned single—use plastic water bottles from being sold on site — sir david said that had saved a million bottles from being opened. and watching all the action has been lizo mzimba. it has been quite an emotional day, actually, as you mention. not only did sir david attenborough speak, kylie minogue spoke very movingly about finally playing here at glastonbury after she was forced to withdraw in 2005 after her diagnosis with breast cancer. but, yes, the real big surprise of the day was that appearance by the 93—year—old
8:25 pm
sir david attenborough. and he spoke to tens of thousands of people here who seemed thrilled to see him, and he praised the glastonbury festival for their attitude towards the natural world and the environment. this year, for the first time, glastonbury, like a growing number of places, has taken action against single—use plastics, no longer selling water in plastic bottles, and banning the use of many other plastic items. applause no surprise, then, that the festival's environmentally aware audience give a huge reception to sir david attenborough, the man who inspired the plastics ban with an episode of blue planet ii. thank you, thank you. it was one in which we showed what plastic has done to the creatures that live in the ocean. it had an extraordinary effect. and now, this great festival has gone plastic free! cheering
8:26 pm
he is a bit like a dad of the world, in some ways. this is the first part of the festival where i've actually felt a little bit moved. but there was more emotion to come. kylie minogue recalled how her 2005 breast cancer diagnosis prevented a previous headline performance. in 2005, i was meant to be here on this very stage, and... cheering ..circumstances meant that i didn't make it, but i was watching from australia. i wished so much i could be... i wished things were different, but life is what it is, right? we're all here together this moment. cheering # ijust can't get you out of my head...# and today, she finally got to perform to thousands of her fans here. # i'm spinning around, move out of my way...#
8:27 pm
yes, well, the finalfestival is really winding up to a halt now after three days of music here. a few bands, of course, still to go, and it looks like it is going to wind up with a fantastic performance, allegedly, by the cure later on on the stage. the excitement is great for them. by the time they come on stage, they will have them set a record equally with coldplay for playing glastonbury, headlining, for the fourth time. so clear favourites here, a huge amount of expectation for them, and most people you speak to here are pretty sure that they are going to deliver. 50 years on from riots in new york that helped spark the modern gay rights movement, a massive pride march is taking place in the city. the event started in manhattan at the stonewall inn, the same bar where police clashed with customers in 1969.
8:28 pm
hundreds of thousands of people have lined the streets to watch the parade. our correspondent ben hunt is there. for a long time, there has been known as one of the key destinations for lgbt pride. this weekend it is no different. it is also worth noting that there are currently two dual prize in action, this one is very corporate, lots of big prides. but there is another prida, a heritage one, they are trying to remind people of the original origins of pride. obviously, you can see out of this fabulous pride, rainbows are absolutely everywhere.
8:29 pm
how good is this pride for you? for me, it is one of the best, vehemently 50th annual celebration of the long strides that have been taken by all of our previous games, lesbians, trans, anyone that falls under the entire community. to be here to witness and be with all the people from around the world, it puts a smile on your face and it just warms my heart to know that this many people are taking part in a pride. for all the ones in some other country who might feel right now likely cannot express themselves, likely cannot do as they wish, they cannot marry as they want, i want them to know that there are millions of people who are rooting for them, their hearts are rooting for them, their hearts are rooting for them, and they too are also iconic. thank you. it is worth
8:30 pm
01’ also iconic. thank you. it is worth or cost that there are many places within the us and around the world that cannot celebrate pride like this, an event like this would not be welcome. over the past 50 years, that has been incredible work of activists who are pushing pride forward. many activist today are wondering where the next 50 years will take them. a 9ft python has escaped from its owner's home in cambridgeshire. cambridgeshire police are searching for the snake after receiving reports in the early hours it was on the loose in north cambridge. anyone who sees the reptile, which is not venomous but wraps around its prey and suffocates them, is urged to call 101. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. high pressure steam trust to the uk
8:31 pm
for much of

25 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on