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[applause] >> and now, "bbc world news." jane: this is "bbc world news america." porting from washington, i am jane o'brien. a dealmaker without a deal.es ent trump returns to the u.s. after summit talks breakno down oveh korea's nuclear program. the final days of islamic state in syria. we have a special report on the demise of the militant group and the gacy it leaves behind. >> ty had brutalized, traumatized, and corrupted their own children, and that hateful ideology will live long long after the caliphate has ended. jane: and a new job for sully, president bus's service dog who
touched of the nation by keeping vigil at his coffin. jane: welcome to our viewers on public television here in the u.s. and around the obe. president trump finally acknowledged what many of hisrs adviave been saying all along, that north korea is not willing to give up its nuclear pr sram. the secomit between president trump and kim jong-un in vietnam was cut short when it became apparent no deal could be reached. the u.s. said north korea wanted sanctions lifted before denuclearization. but north korea says it only are asked for partial relief. our north america editor jon sopel is traveling with president trump, and he sent this report. jon: it all seemed to be going so well. president trump and chairman kim one-run through the gardens of a smart hanoi hotel, the parent family relax -- the pair
apparently relax and getting on. and then a small piece ofy hist a reporter shouted a question at the north korean ddictator, something thsn't happen in pyongyang, and he answered. >> are you going to denuclearize? chairman kim: if i'm not willing to do that, i won' here right now. jon: but then the rumors started to circulate that things were going awry. there would be program changes, the white house told us. the talks were due to go on all morning. and then according to the white house schedules there was going to be lunch and a signing ceremony. but it all fell apart. it is hard to overstate failure it is that after eight d a half months of talks, a draft agreement, the principals flying in, and everything turning to dust. went theirgations separate ways, it look like kim
jong-un overplayed his hand ande donald trump oimated his persuave skills in getting the north koreans to denuclearize , so it was a rueful donald ump who appeared at a ne conference. pres. trump: they were willing to denuke a lot of the areas, but could do about all of the sanctions for that. jon: i suggested there might be another explanation. mr. president, do you think it was premature have held the summit when all of these things had not been tied down? white house scheg le said signreement today. i wonder whether -- follow-up question, whether you could sketch out what the next few months look like. pres. trump: you aays have to be prepared to walk. i could've signed an today, and then you people would have said what a terrible deal. what a terrible thing he did. no, you have to be prepared to walk.er was potential we could have sent something have 100% signed something today. we had papers ready to be signedne jon: thehing that wasn't fast was kim jong-un's 60 hours on a train getting here from pyongyang, regular cigarette breaks on the way.
surely he had been hoping for more. donald trump hadn'l't traveled y around the world to return to the u.s. empty-handed, but he is. jon sopel, bbc news, hanoi. jane: expectations towards the summit among south koreans and north koreans were mixed. the two sides have a complicated history and are technically still at war there had been hopes that the leaders would be able to declare an officia end to the hostilities that date back t the 1950's. rupert wingfield-hayesga has ben ing the reaction in seoul. rupe korea in seoul, they are broadcast news of the trump-kim summit into the north. bys station is run entire defector the newsreader used to work for north korean state tv.
the founder was an officer in the north korean military. warnedrs like mr. kim idat kim jong-un is playing a game with the ouworld. today he feels vindicated. "trump, moon, and the whole world is being deceived by kim jong-un," he says. "the south korean government kim is not goin tobu give up nuclear weapons it went to the united states and said kim is ready to give up nuclear weapons. prident trump accepted that and believed it until today." they may not be said that the latest trump-kim summit has co to nothing, but many others feel massively disappointed. this is the road to north korea and to a large south korean-run industrial zone that used to employ tens of thousands of north korean workers. three yearsgo in the face of northorn missile tests, it
was completely shut down. hopes were high that the hanoi summit could leadit t reopening. now those hopes have been dashed a factory outside seoul, hexp isining how these machines make terminals that go inside mobile phones. until three years ago, the also-ran another -- he also ran another, much bigger factor across the border in kaeson. "we are devaated," he tells . "we thought it was going to work out. i don't know what i'm supposed to do now. i don't know how much t have lost, r investment in kaesong comes to $30 mlion." in seoulat, thsphere is very different from the warm april date last year when kim jong-un stepped into the south and shook handsae with moonn. president moon has rescued this
peace processe from collapse o already. whether he can do so againt now is notl clear. rupert wingfield-hayes, bbc news,: seoul. jafor more on t aborted diplomacy, i'm joined by william cohen, former secretary of defense. where dogo this leave ations now? mr. cohen: i think at this point the united states has to step back. the president correcs y said sometiu have to walk away. the corollary is sometimes you don't have to go. this is part of the problem we have had, that we have hadwo meetings. i don't believe the president understands the gravity of the ceofn using the power of the office and what that conveys. now you have two meetings with our highes official meeting with kim jong-un, who certainly does not merit that kind of respect, given his history. nonetheless the president has felt only i can do this.
his experts have been telling him for some time now thy we are not ready yet, t are not ready yet. yet the president felt i cas still make tppen. that is one of the difficulties here, the personal diplomacy. normally you wourt have your exwork out as many of the details as possible so that you know what the take aways are ing to be. they did not have any known takeaways. the president felt, oh, i can still make tnes happen. ja clearly he miscalculated. di north korea miscalculate, too? mr. cohen: w they wereching our hearings, mr. cohen -- no relationho -- but watching t hearings and judging how wounded president trump may have been by weak isearings, how th e, in their estimation, so they could make an extreme request anday we want all the sanctions removed, thinking that perhap he would give up at this
point in order to make a deal and look good to divert attention -- hey, this guy is a dealmaker. for me, the challenge right now is not only with north korea, but also dealing with china. many in the wall street world believe that a deal is imminent, and that is the danger. exctations have been raised and they feel a deal will come about, and the president now may feel that he has to make because the economy is not doing quite as well as the last ngarter, and they are coun on it. the world banking community, wall street, and others feel that a deal is finally going to be strk between the u.s. and china. that is the next pressure point to watch, and we will have to wait and see what happens. jane: getting back to north korea, progreshas installed for now, but have we gone backwards? mr. cohen: we don't know at this point. we should keep focused on south korea.
president moon is very invested tin makings relationship happen, recognizing the north koreans, then he moved toward the unification over time. i think he will still hold out to kim jong-un the prospect of doing business on a local level, exchanging, helping the economy of the north koreans. if that doesn't happen, then i think the north koreans will go back to being belligerent, threatening, and that ups the ante. that is one of the problems, that once you save we areraoing to starting exercises again and start moving more of our ships into the region, now we are going to potentially think about fire and fury, i don't think we can go back there, but that is one of the options that we woule left with, having lowered to the -- or raise the expectation, i should say, that some kind of
deal was going to happen that hasn't happened. jane: c secretaen, thank you for joining me. fron his way bac hanoi, president trump stopped in to visit american troops. he thanked them for their service and said forces hadf retaken 100%e territory was held by islamic state militants in syria. pres. trump: we just took over -- you kept hearing it was 90%, 92%, thealiphate in syria. now it is 100% we just took over. 100% caliphate. jane: this isn't the first time mr. trump s made such claims. in december he tweeted that i.s. en defeated, and used th as a justification to propose pulling u.s. troops out of syria. meanwhile, kurdish forces say they have surrounded the remaining islamic state fighters in a tiny patch of territory in southeast syria an hour a week -- and are a week away from winning victory. quen quentin: out of the darkness and into the light. the islamic state group meets a slow and miserable surrender
, carrying everything they own. these are the last of the true believers. and now their orders are to submit to their enemies, the kurds. many of their husbands are still inside the holdout. eden the children are sear. young and old, they are dazed by defeat. a group that showed no mercy now pleads for it. "a lot of children died in air strikes, a lot of men, a lot of old people, too. you are human, we are human as well. do you not feel " pain, brothe thousands arrived this week.ef seme bt and lost.
and in the cold de light, injured male fighters surrender. their caliphate is dead. he tells me if we had met only a week ago, "i.s. would have killed me." why did you get out now? he says, "because there is no islamic state le. it collapsed." freed now, these yazidi boys were kept as slaves. i.s. taught them to hate their own kind. but what of the children of i.sh firs? they don't belong here, either. this family is from russia. this group of indonesian boys gave their names. they are innocents, but told me they missed i.s. the islamic state's victims are not just among its enemies. they lie among its own, too. they brutalized, traumatized,
and corrupted their own childrenand that hateful ideology will live on long after the caliphate has ended. i.s. wrought chaos and left a trail of broken families and orphans. in a dusty tent, i met 12-year-old hamza from iraq. he can't walk -- he stood on a mine. his family, all i.s., were killed in an airstrike.on d, is all al "life inside was ghe says, "but there was less food and wateand a lot of heavy fighting." as we leave, he stops me and asks, "what will happen to me?" there is no easy answer. the women and children are sent to displacement camps. more than 80, mostly babies,
have died making this journey.me the left behind won't go so peacefully. like the caliphate itself, their days are numbered.th but even whe is over, they leave behind a legacy of pain. quentin sommerville, bbc news. .ane: a look at some of the day's other ne israel's prime minister is to face charges of bribery, fraud, d breach of trust. benjamin netanyahu is alleged to have accepted gifts from wealthy businessmen and dispensed favors to get positive press coverage. it is the rst time a sitting prime minister has faced prosecution and comes weeks ahead of national elections. he denies any wrongdoing. egyptian prosecutors say the fire which killed 22 people at cairo's main railway station on wednesday was caused by theea train driver lng the cabin without putting on the brakes. ary preliminvestigation shows the driver left the train to argue with a colleague, but e drivers says corroded brakes
were to blame. the train hit the buffers and the fuel tank exploded, which started the fire. the governor of california has declared a state of emergey in some counties facing floods, mudslides, and critical infrastructure damage from storms. two towns in the winemaking region have been turned into virtual islands by record-breaking floods. sonoma county authorities say 3600 people were evacuated after the russian river burst its banks. you are watching "bbc world new america." still to come on tonight's new sexual abuse claims against michael jackson. two accusers have come forward 10 years after the sinr's deat after days of ratcheting tensions between india and pakistan, therwas an effort today to deescalate the dangerous crisis between the two clear powers.
pakistan's prime minister has offered to return an iian pilot after his airowaft were shut reporter: this is the indian wing commander, abhinandan varthaman. captured by pakist yesterday, due for release tomorrow. these, say pakistan, a the remains of the aircraft he was flying. shot down during a dogfight between india and pakistan, it was the first time the air forces had engaged in combat in a years, plunging them in cycle of rapidly rising tensions. but then today with a short phrase, pakistan's prime minister appeared to bring that a near halt. prime min. khan: we have got thn an pilot, and as a peace gesture, we are releasing him to india tomorrow. reporter: it was a massive suicide bombing by islamistia militants in iadministered
kashmir two weeks ago that set off this chain of events. the militants who clai responsibility for the death of 40 indian troops are based in pakistan. india accud its neighbor of having had a hand in the attack , something ismabad has consistently denied. yet on what appears to be the end of this latest round of tension, india claims it remains battle-ready. >> i wish to assure the nation that we are fully prepared, and in a heightened state of adiness to respond to any provocation by pakistan.er repowith of the countdown to the handover having finally begun, both india and pakistan v have claimtory in this latest round of a festering battle that to many observers appears unwinnable.
jane: two men have accused the late pop star michael jackson of sexual abuse three decades ago. in a documtary being broadcast next week, wade robson and james safechuck say they were seven and 10 years old when the abuse began at the singer's neverland ranch. the jackson family have denied the claims. dan johnson reports from los angeles. >> ♪ cause this is thriller kidan: he was the of pop, a global icon and one of all time. -- one of the most successful singers of all time. allegations ofshhild abuse ovowed his later career. in 2005, he was cleared in court, but now there are new claims. >> i was seven years old. michael asked, "do you and the familyant to come to neverland?" dan: two men have told a documentary filmmaker that they were groomed at neverland.
>> michael jacuson sexually me from age seven years old until 14 years old. and the sexual abuse included fondling, touching, my entire body and my penis. michael: hello, wade. today is your birthday. i love you. bye. dan: wade originally testified that michael jackson never harmed him.of m the ideeing called away from michael, th, this otherworldly figure, this god to me who had become my best friend, no way was i ever going to do anything that would pull me away from him. was in as safechuck commercial of the jackson. -- with jackson. he says he was abuse from the age of 10. >> he grooms the children and he grooms the parentss well. it is a meticulous sort of buildup for him to be able to do that.
o builds him a while the trust. michael groomed the world as well. dan: michael jackson's muc is still loved and generatesmi ions of pounds every year. he himself always maintained he would never hurt any child, and some of his family members have continued to defend his reputation. >> why do you think they are coming forward now? >> money. >> you think it is all about money? >> it has always been about money. i hate to say it is when it is my uncle -- it is like they see tblank check. s documentary is not telling the truth. there has not been one piece of evidence that corroborates their story. dan: almost a decade after his death, micha jackson's character remains under the spotlight. his true legacy still being questioned. dan johnson, bbc news, los angeles. jane: those allegations still swirling. sully the service dog captured
the hearts of millions. images of him lying by the casket of late master george h.w. bush became the symbol of loyalty and companionship. now the two-year-old labrador walterw posting at reed medical center near washington. nada tawfik went to meet him. nada: it is a proud day for t lly the service dog as he embarks on his nsignment. he was a constant companion for former president george h.w. in the last few months his life. starting today, his new home will be witheterans at walter reed medical center. >> sully h.w. bush. you will support, comfort tifamilies, -duty and retired. nada: sully touched the hearts of americans when he loyally accompanied the 41st president's casket to the nation's capitol. their friendship began when the
two-year-old lab moved into the family estate following the death of first lady barbara bush. sully was always by his side for long walks and presil meetings. bush, sr., loved him so much that he even got socks to honor sully. hi, valerie, nice to meet you. is this sully. >> this is sly, nada. say hello to nada. nada: wwere lucky to meet him in long island before his new mission began. sully's trainer says he is an old soul, which made him a perfect match for bush, sr. >>te' wanted a loyal dog that was easily adaptable, great with children. sully fit the bill perfectly. nada: he is also talented. service dogs like sully are trained to help in emergency situations, or with daily tasks. it was president george hw bush's wish that sully would go on to walter reed to continue serving his country.
there his job will be to comfort veterans and their families. army veteran tyler began therapy with service dogs at walter reed before he was matched with his very own troer. >> oh yes, good y. nada: he had trelearn everything after sustaining severe brain injuries and a fractured spine while on deployment. when he needs assistance, trooper is there. >> it has meant the world to me, because i feel like i am full oh y life. it is a bond that cannot be broken. e 's -- i am there for him and he was over therfor me. e got each other's back. nada: sully will bking new relationships, but he will forever carry the presidential seal on his vest and he will always be sully hw bush. nada tawfik, bbc news, new york. jane: i feel a sudden
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening, i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, a summit stalemate, talks between president trump and north korea's leader kim jong-un collapse, as the two are unable to come to an agreement over sanctions relief and tion.leari then, a closer look at michael cohen's testimony. what the preside's former lawyer reveals about how the trump business organization operates. plus, money can't buy happiness, or can it? making sense of how income inequality affects personal well-being. >> if you and i have equal education, the same incomes, the same wealth, the same social class. if you live in a more equal society than i do, everything about your world is going to be better. >> woodruff: all that and more