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your plaur goals, your dreams. n your tomorrow . purepoint financial. >> and now, "bbc world news." laura: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i'm laura trevelyan. no longer a nuclear threat -- so says president trump cor taking a vilap after his singapore summit. -- ask what was achieved. aid agencies a sound the alarm a audi-led coalition mobilizes to attack yemen's largest port. millions are already suffering. >> canada, mexico, and the usact have been se by the fifa congress. laura: plus, tng u.s. is
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brinhe world cup back home with canada and mexico. how this multination b won over fifa and transcended tensions across boers. laura: welcome to our viewers on publ television in the u.s. and also around the world. president trump says there is no longer a nuclear th eat from norea. heni arrived back in thed states, hailing his summit with kim jong-un as a major win for american security. secretary of state mike pompeo has been to south korea ou begin talks the process on denuclearizaon, amid criticism from democrats who say little of substance has been agreed. john sudworth reports. john: in north korea, most of the formation-starved masses had heard thing about the summit until today.
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is, of course, being sold to them as a great victy. "donald trump is halting the u.s.-south korean joint military exercises," the newsreader say the suspension of the drills, for so long such a key feature of america's alliance with south korea, appears to have taken many in the region by surprise, not least south korea itself. the japanese defense minister made his concern clear today. >> the drills and the u.s. military stationed in south korea play vital role in east asia's security. john: but back on the ground after his flight home om the singapore summit, donald trump was on twitter again. "there is no longer a nuclearre that from north korea," he
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said.t, and aving criticized his f predecesso beingea outplayed, themr. trump has signed is just as e as any that have gone before, and he appears to have givmuch more. across asia and beyond, there is a atnse of people wondering on earth just happened. rather tn concern, though, rprise iseijing the one of delight. china has long argued for a suspension of the military exercises, although you wonder whether it ever thought it would get it. at a stroke, old geopolitical s certaintve been turned upside down. in the south korean capital, there are those who back donald trump's faith in kim jong-un. "we need to show trust and," believe in himhis woman oys.
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the u.s. secretarystate has now arrived in south korea before heading to china. some ithis region will want a lot more detail before they are convinced this really is a formula for peace. john sudworth, bbc news, beijing. laur a brief time ago i spok with republican congressman will hurd, who s a cia officer and now says -- sits on the inteigence committee. congressman hurd, the president says there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea. do you share his confidence? rep. hurd: well, i actlly believe that north korea still has the ability to be a nuclear threat. are they serious about trying to denuclearize? denuclearize? we are going to find out one way, and that is over time. i think it is important to realiz they still can we have to make sure we put our -- a regime in place that we can confirm that the denuclearization is happening, and we need to make sure we
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define what denuclearition of the peninsula means. laura: as someone who was an undercover cia officer, do you worry th the president is putting too much trust in kim jong-un after one meeting? rep. hurd: well, i think actions matter, and we areontinuing to do all the sanctions, which is important. we need to continue moving our seventh fleet in that area. one of the areas that we should have thought bit more is what does discontinuation of certainly exercises actuean. we should have confirmed that with our allies, because if our allies don't know, the person you are trying to use that as a carrot or stick against doesn't know what it means either. laura: north korea has not abrmally agreed to to veri disarmament. they he agreed to the idea of denuclearization. what did tell -- what details do
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you want to see? rep. hurd: the level of detail y-- this is what secretar pompeo's new responsibility is going to be, to define what that is. i think it is we are allow to have inspectors go into any facility to confirm it is what they say it is. i think the easiest w -- show a sign that they are serious about denuclearization. the other thing that we start talking about and thinking through is the human rights record. kim north korea, has had a pretty terrible track record on that. hathis is something we wil to explore in future conversations. this is something that kim jong-un, if he wants to show he is serious -- releasing some of the political prisoners and taking measures like that, that would show he is serious about becoming a member of the international community. laura: do you have concerns that in his rush to get aeal, the president is conferring legitimacy on kim jong-un without him having given
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anything up yet? p. hurd: i would say this -- a year ago there were schools in the united states of america w the contemplating whether they need to do a duck-and-cover drill for nuclear war. almost a year ago we thought that the nasty rhetoric ryck-and-forth between the two leaders of the couere going to lead us into war. ofnow we are talking -- onhe things i learned as an undercover officer in the cia, if you are talking you are not fighti. having this composition is importan -- having this conversation is imrtant. was a major step to have this meeting, and that is something that we were giving in order to see whether kim jong-un was serious about denuclearization. foura: congressman will hurd, thank you so mucjoining us. rep. hurd: always a pleasure. laura: for more on the secretary of state's visit to
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see alice, i spoke short time ago to the former director for major disarmament for nth korea within a two and a half year timeframe, is that feasib? >> i think if it were feasible we would be in a good place. most experts estimate it is considera iy longer. whimportant is there are a number of steps that come into play to achieve that k aggressive timetable. we have seen absolutely nothing from the singapore smit from many of the discussions that have been happening about how that would actuay occur, the details, their verification parts of this. so many different elementsac are ally necessary to achieve that goal. if that were possible, i -- it would be welcome, but i really want to see the details. laura t.: meanwhile, north skorean state media anning the summit as a bigr uccess for thader, but they are claiming that the u.s. has
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agreed to step by step denuclearization. you used to work on th e what does that mean? laura r.: there are differentse ways you can pt out, but traditionally this is how north korean denuclearization has been in vision. six-party5 round of talks, thereere a series of phases that were mapped out. there was the joint statement of cipres that mapped out the aspirations and goals, and then a seri that spoke to different stages of the agreement. administration had until recent been focusing on the fact that they did not want this to ice approach. they wanted to wanted to be -- did not want the step-by-step approach. they wanted this b bang. major deliverables up front. laura t.: what is agre is so vague and singapore that it sould be interpreted anything. laura r.: it is hard to sayashat anythinggreed to in singapore.
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you have some commitments to working towards the goalf complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. working towards something is aspirationalanguage, number one. complete denuclearization is a verbiage is weaker then what we have seen. important on the step by step process i you have different phases there, which means each excited taking different steps. what is the sequencing? that is the area. laura t.: is it hard for the u.s. to keep up sanctions on north korea and the chinese and russians doing that after the summit has happened? laura r.: absolutely. unfortunately, the era of maximum pressure, which is what trump administers and has referrio to as the san and pressure campaign that era is
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over. even without the formal lifting of sanctions, the way the sanctions regime work is that most of the sanctions are dependent on our partners in foing them. china and russia in parrscular, but ots well. china and russia had significantly let up on the gas when it came to the implementation of the sanctionnn since the beg of this round of diplomacy. it will be extraordinarily difficult to keep the pressure on, which reduces our leverage. laura t.: thank you so much for joining us. laura r.: thank you. laura: in other news, the french parliament has passed a landmark bill to overhaul the state railway company. it is seen as a victory for presidentl emmancron and a blow to rail unions, who went on three months of strikes bill. the it is the biggest reform of the network since it was nationalized in the 1930's. an italian coast guard ship carrying hundreds of migrants has been allowed to d dock in
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sicis after they turned away another vessel. france and italy have exchanged harsh words on the incident, with french president emmanuel macron accusing the italian government of cynicism and a responsibility. volkswagen has been fined $1 esllion by german prosecutors following the diel emission scandal. the scandal erupted three years ago. vw is still trying to do with the fallout. in may, former chief executive wasrg cha by american prosecutors for attending to mislead regulars. that regulators. -- mislead regulators. comcast has launched a $65 billion bid for the media asset of 21scentury fox. the offer comes hot on the heels of a judge's ruling to allow the merger of at&t and time warner to go ahead. he all-cash offer from comcast would include fox's movie and tv studios, which includes titles like the "x-men" franchise. in yemen, the saudi-led coalition and forces loyal to e former president are attacking the country's main
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port. they a trying to drive houthi rebels from the city. aid organizations say the attacks could cut ofsuby the lies to rebel-held areas. frank gardner has more. frank: trained and equipped by the uae and saudi arabia yemeni , government forces have been advancing on the red sea port of hodeidah. 'facing them are yemen'houthi rebels. diplomats have been scrambling to prevent a bloodth. the uae, which is leading much of the ground force, says the patience with diplomacrun out. >> we have waited for over a year to secure hodeidah out of houthi hands, there has been a lot of diplomatic work on that. and it has ce really do nothing, because the houthis have not been very clear, have not been very honest in these
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forts. frank: the hodeida -- the houthis, who control the port of hodeidah, say the coalition are invaders and that the u.n. is biased against themh they accussaudis of bombing the port's cranes. >> the battle in hodeidah will plad to a humanitarian disaster in terms of food s >> hodeidah is a city full of civilians, and it holds the main tartery for all the yemen the north and south. 70% of humanitarian aid comes through the port. therefore this aid will stop. frank: aid agencies fear of to a quarter million people's lives could be at risk in the fighting. >> yemen is the country with the worst food iecurity in the world. more than 17 million people here no idea when their next meal is coming from. many of those people live hodeidah. they only have one meal a day. with this eslation of the conflict, it means that many of
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those people will lose the one meal.en frank: y have suffered over three years of disease, food shortages, coalition airstrikes, and shelling by houthis. what happens now in hodeidah will decide the course of the wa yemen has reached the turning pot in a three-year war that has ravaged this mountainous, isolated country. the government and its coalition partners said it had no choice but to drive theouthis out of the port of hodeidah to not prolong the war. but international aid agencies say this assault risks a humanitarian catastrophe. frank gardner, bbc news, yemen. fightinemen's intensifies there. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, her look was iconic, her pain all too real. how disability affected the life and work of mexican artist frida kahlo.
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agencies are warning of a potential humanitarian catastrophe in bangladesh. several rohingya refugees have been killed with the arrival of monsoon rains. as many as 200,000 refugees could be at risk from ooding and landslides. reporter: monsoon season in bangladesh. muddy, and dangerous, especially for those living in cramped makeshift shelters. >> due to the rain, houses are getting destroyed and the roads are becoming muddy. we need more bamboo and tarpaulin to rebuild our houses. reporter: have already caused severe structural damage to the congested camps, which house close to one million rohgya refugees from myanmar.
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fleeing violence and rakhine state to neighboring bangladesh from august last year with the already vulnerable ethnic minority say another threat -- face another teat, this time from mother nature. living in structures made from bamboo andul tar, over 40,000 camp residents are considered to be at high risk of deadly flooding and landslides. >> given the scope of the refugee population, the sheer size of the settlements, and the challenging terrain, te fear th extreme weather would cause further damage, destruction, and potential loss of life. porter: an agreement signed last week between the myanmar government and u.n. agencies is expected to pave the way for the rohingyas to return home onnd their safetyights are guaranteed. but any delays to the already long process of repatriation will continue to put thousands in harm's way, and the monsoon season typically lastntil
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around october. startsthe fifa world on wednesday, with host nation t russing on saudi arabia. the american team won't qualify this year, but there's another reason toelebrate. the usaa, mexico, and have been selected by the fifa congress to host the world cup. laura: the u.s., mexico, and canada will jointly host the 2026 world cup. the vote was overwhelming, defeating morocco. earlier i spoke to soccer commentator tommy smyth about the significan of this. tommy smyth, what did fifa find so persuasive about the u.s., canada, and mexico cohosting the world cup? tommy: i suppose you have to look at it from the economic
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int of view. place to hostter the world cup than the u.s., mexico, and canada? they are talking figures of 14ea -- are you for it? -- billion dollars, and are going to probably clear $8.1 billion profit. if that wasn't incentive enough, i don't know what would be. laura: relations between the nau.s. and its neighbors, and mexico, have afraid of it. frayed a what does it say about the unifying power of soccer that they were able to work together and get this done? tommy: it just goes to show what be rest of the world shou doing, should get together. ok, so you have differences, we all have differences at one time or another, but we can all work together. i think that is what canada, mexico, and the u.s. prove we have differences, ok, but we can work together and put the best show on earth. the world cup in the united states in 1994beas one of the world cups ever, and this
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will overshadow that one. i think this will be an incredible world cup. they're saying the fal is going be in new york. probably 85,000 people at the final. it will juste an incredible time. finally --it is could this finally give u.s. soccer the boost it so desperately needs, especially after the disappointment of not s being in this summer'rld cup? tommy: it guarantees they will be in the world cup in 2026, because the three host nations will qualify for the world cup without having to play. they are guaranteed to be there. yes, it should be the boost that mls needs. mls came about because of the 1994 world cup. after it was held, mls came intf beinr that, and it has grown. over the years how it has grown. you are talking about 25, 26 teams in mls. that should be the platform that u.s. soccer needs to get
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themselves to the next level. it will certainly have the eyes of the soccer world looking towards the united states and looking towards what will happen. laura: meanwhile, this summer's world cup is about to get underway. who do you have your eye on for winning that, tommy? tommy: there is only 8 teams that have won thworld cup. you come dn to it and maybe it is the old reliables. spain made a huge move yesterday. they fired their manager two days before the world cup whosa he was going to manage real madrid, had been managing the spanish team. he is out. who knows what that will do? i fancied spain as being one of the real good teams. yogot to think france has a good shot. have to mention brazil. didn't do well ime, but this time around it will be different. at the end of the day, i think say,ll be as they used to
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soccer is a game you play for 90 minutes, and when you look up at the scoreboard, germany has won. i think germany will win again. laura: tommy smyth, thank you for joining us. tommy:hank you. laura: frida kahlo's paintings were inspired by mexopular culture. her iconic style is often called magical realism. but there was much more to her life and career than meets the eye. at a london museum, there is a focus on her struggles with illness and disability and how -ithat affected her sege. the show has never been seen outside of mexico. will gompertz has more. will: the instantly recognizable face of frida kahlo, the mexican artist with a rld-famous monobrow with the imagthat turned her into an icon, with the back story we thought we knew. the near fatal car crash in her teens, her marriage to diego rivera and her communist politics.
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that was before the treasure this is the house in mexico city where frida kahlo lived. when she died, they decided the bathroom should remain locked for 50 years. when it was opened in 2004, theo d tens of thousands of objects, a selection that makesc up ttent of this show. they found wardrobes packed with the trademark traditional mexican clothes, drars teaming with indigenous jewelry, cupboards full of her medical equipment, showing how frida kahlo's art and fashion to conceal and confront her disabilities. >> no matter where i look around th will: she has become a role model for this writer and activist. >> fashion allows me to articulate a whole identity people don't proceed. -- percy. i'm wearing an orange cape you have a sense of my personality. that is what frida did. she took items that wereed supposed to beal devices whenever it was command and --
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whatever it was, and accessorized them not only to h gi self-confidence, but to say, yes, i'm disabled, look at me.ce our differand challenges make us who we are. it is not something we need toet overcome and sng which is negative, but entirely empowering. will: this show isn't so much about frida kahlo the artist as frora kahlo the person, or me specifically, the public image she constructed for herself and the very personal reasons behind it. will gompertz, bbc news. laura: before we go, you may have heard about the raccoonho kind of a 25-story building in st. paul, minnesota. at 3:00 a.m. this morning local time, the animal made it to the roof of the building. start two days ago when the critter was spotted on the ledge. it gained it following things to
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, president trump returns to washington declaring north korea no longer a nuclear threat, but equestions mount after th summit. trump effect plays out in the ballot box-- key sekeaways from the winners and lors of last night's primaries and what it could memb for no's elections. and our series on the challenges of ending the aids epidemic owkes us to nigeria, where one unique baby sh program tries ch cut back on mother to child infection starts ach. >> it's going to be a lot of work to t everybody with i.v. on treatment. for pregnant women, it's not the case. their numbers are small, ar


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