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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. our top stories — north korea warns that denuclearisation could be off if the us continues to insist on a one—sided process. could a rescue operation operation be imminent? thai authorities are clearing the area around a cave in which 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped. hello and welcome to bbc world news. north korea has issued strong criticism of the us, just hours after the secretary of state, mike pompeo, left pyongyang after two days of talks with the leadership there. the foreign ministry says america made too many demands, and that it had displayed a regrettable attitude. the north korean statement says the trust between the two countries is now facing a dangerous situation.
and it accuses mr pompeo of insisting on unilateral denuclearisation which it says is against the spirit of the summit. removing the nuclear threat from the korean peninsula had been a key part of donald trump's approach during his meeting with kimjong un in singapore. the north korean statement is somewhat at odds with what mr pompeo had to say as he left pyongyang on saturday. many hours of productive conversations. these are complicated issues but we made progress on almost all of the central issues. some areas a great deal of progress, other places there is still more work to be done. very productive conversations but the process by which we will deliver on the commitments made in the singapore summit, i think we made progress on every element of our discussion. our correspondent in washington david willis has more details. well, depending on whose version of events you care to believe, these talks were either productive
or deeply regrettable. at the summit in singapore last month, the two sides reached an agreement, a tentative agreement, on the denuclearisation of the north, but it was vague and this meeting was intended to put some flesh on the bone, if you like. america sending its top diplomat, the us secretary of state mike pompeo, all the way to pyongyang but he failed to meet with the north korean leader kim jong—un and it doesn't appear that the two sides have reached an agreement on a timetable for north korea's denuclearisation. one major sticking point appears to be the us insistence on unilateral denuclearisation on the part of north korea. the north koreans have always said they favour a more step—by—step approach, one that involves concessions on the part of the us along the way. the us has said that is non—negotiable. clearly, this is going to be a protractive process and one that will require commitment and patience on the part of the us and we do know that perhaps patience isn't president trump's strongest attribute. in the last hour or two,
thai authorities have begun to clear the area around the flooded cave system in which 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped. the team were cut off when exploring the cave two weeks ago. rescuers are racing against time to try to get them out before more monsoon rains will flood the caves even further. our correspondent nick beake is at the site. the just 7am —— thejust 7am —— it hasjust the just 7am —— it has just gone seven o'clock in the morning and we have just been told to clear the site. a reminder, this is the entrance to the caves and the past two weeks while the boys have been trapped, this has been the sight of so trapped, this has been the sight of so much activity. you have troops are based here. police, volunteers, medical teams have been carrying out rehearsals for a rescue. what they do for real. also, the media have been based here, too. now it is a
big operation to get everyone cleared out. the big question, why all -- cleared out. the big question, why all —— why we being asked to move? never been given any indication. the government said that within the next three orfour government said that within the next three or four days it would be a perfect opportunity to stage our rescue. the boys are in relatively good health. we have had rain overnight but before that it has been dry and they have been managing to pump water row. we have been moved from the site now and in the next hour or so, we have more information about what will be happening today —— pump water out. nick beake reporting there. we are expecting a press conference soon. thousands of demonstrators have blocked one of the main roads in the american city of chicago in a protest over gun violence. the rally was led by a local priest who has long campaigned for stricter gun control laws. more than 250 people have been murdered in the city already this year. stay with us here on bbc news, still to come —
the prime minister defends the brexit planet she has already agreed with her cabinet and refuses to rule out giving eu citizens preferential treatment on coming to the uk after brexit. england have reached the semi finals of the world cup for the first time since 1990. they beat sweden two nil in russia and will now face croatia in the last four on wednesday. here's our sports editor dan roan. comin‘ home, comin‘ home! for england fans, such occasions have proved a rare. 12 years having passed since their team was last in a world cup quarterfinal. samara then felt like a once—in—a—lifetime chance for these players, a date with destiny as a nation held its breath. with so much at stake, the start was no surprise. jordan pickford soon demanding more from his teammates. a burst from raheem sterling then causing panic in the swedish defence, harry kane dragging his shot wide. but england have become set piece
specialists here and once again showed why. commentator: it's headed firmly in! harry maguire! what a game to score your first international goal. was football heading home? sterling's pace was a constant menace but not for the first time a lack of composure at a crucial moment proved costly. having become the hero of his side's victory in the last round, pickford came to the rescue again. but england were about to take the world cup to a level few had thought possible when they arrived here in russia. commentator: this is the stuff of dreams from the three lions! sweden punished for leaving dele alli unmarked. england with a 2—goal lead their dominance deserved. a place in the last four now theirs to lose but lose it they would not. the immense pickford having the game of his life as sweden desperately search for as response to no avail. commentator: england win! england comfortably sealing
their biggest victory for years and with it their first semi—finalfor a generation. gareth southgate becoming just the third manager of his country to achieve such a feat. i can't speak highly enough of the whole squad and the whole group of staff because it is so united and their level of work has been great and their commitment to each other. you don't get through with just 11 players. i hope everyone enjoys tonight because not very often, as we know, that it's happened. we're enjoying it, i know the fans here are enjoying it. fans back home, i'm sure, will see us on video tonight and be enjoying it, so, we just gotta keep doing what we're doing and make the country proud. england's fans have grown used to disappointment at major tournaments but not here, not today and not with this remarkable young team ensuring their journey in russia continues. southgate's been manager from the 21's so a lot of the players have known him for a long time so they have system in place and it's working. new team, young team and they've us proud. it's comin' home.
it's comin' home, it's comin' home. football is comin' home. england now find themselves in a place very few of those who have worn the shirt have experienced. could they really make it to their first final since they won the world cup more than half a century ago? on this performance and with these players, it would no longer be a surprise. dan roan, bbc news, samara. as we've already heard, england will play croatia in the semi—finals after they eliminated russia. the game ended 1—1 after ninety minutes but then croatia went ahead in extra time. russia were minutes away from elimination but mario fernandes got a late equaliser. unfortunately for him, he then missed a vital penalty in the shootout. ivan rakitic scored the winning spot—kick and croatia are through to their first world cupsemi—final in twenty years. well back home in england, it's thought that tens of millions of people watched the action unfold. there were scenes ofjubilation across the country. daniela relph has been
with fans in sunderland. patriotism on full show. in sunderland as the game began, the mood was hopeful. i'm feeling great, england 2—0! i'm so excited, can't wait! and what do you reckon? 0h, we're going to win. with england's jordan pickford and henderson both from sunderland, there was added passion here. this crowd lived every tackle, every chance and every goal. cheering and applause. chanting. for 90 minutes this afternoon, england seemed to grind to a halt. thousands gathered around big screens, watching and willing their team to do well. in the past, england have been stressful viewing but not
so much today. the young footballers of ridgeway rovers stopped their games to watch. this is where harry kane played as a child. even at wimbledon, not everyone's mind was on the tennis. and in sunderland at the final whistle, there was total euphoria. this has been an uplifting experience with everyone watching it together here. after years of disappointment, finally they see their team deliver. expectation levels through the roof. they have done really well. absolutely fab and i'm so pleased that dele alli scored. yes, bring it on! no one is in the mood to stop the celebrations just yet. daniela relph, bbc news, sunderland. the prime minister has been
defending the brexit deal agreed by the cabinet at chequers yesterday. part of the plan is that unlimited immigration from the eu will end, but today theresa may refused to rule out making it easier for eu citizens to come here, than people from other parts of the world. conservative brexiteers have said they're waiting for more details about the new proposals. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. brexit is a marathon, not a sprint. mps rushing to downing street to get more on theresa may's plan. happy with what's been agreed? the cabinet agreed it. but who else knows what's going on? the only thing that is absolutely certain about today is free coffee at number 9. inside number 10, the prime minister relieved to have her cabinet on board. i think when people voted to leave the european union they wanted an end to free movement. free movement will end. they wanted us to end the jurisdiction of the european
court ofjustice in the uk. that will end. but for many brexiteers, a commitment to follow the eu's rules, a commitment to share so much still with them sounds like we are not really leaving in the way they believed. this is a deal that delivers on brexit, but it does so in a way that ensures we can build that bright future for britain. in the agreement you make a commitment to ending unlimited eu immigration. but are you ruling out giving some form of preferential treatment to eu citizens after we leave? free movement from the european union will end. but that wasn't my question. free movement from the european union will end. what i have said before and will continue to say is we recognise that people will still want to carry on travelling to europe and europeans travelling to the uk. so it is possible they may still get some preferential treatment? we are going to decide. downing street's whole package would tie us more closely to the eu than brexiteers desired. we all have had a great spat. a threat from the leader of their faction is still a threat, even in comic language.
an egg that is very softly boiled isn't boiled at all. a very soft brexit means we haven't left, we are simply a rule—taker. that is not something that this country voted for. i will certainly stick to the conservatives‘ manifesto commitments. and will not vote for something that doesn't deliver brexit. after months of strops, will the cabinet really pipe down? you believe yesterday drew a line and now anyone who speaks out against policy, they will have to walk away? yesterday, what i said was that collective responsibility has returned and what i felt, what i had from people sitting around that table was a real sense that we move forward together. so, do you hope that this will be the end of the tory psychodrama over europe? this will be, i think, a point... what we're all doing is putting the national interest first. the eu have been clear throughout this very long process already.
they don't like the idea of britain picking and mixing. your proposal does just that. up to now, what we have seen from europe, the proposals that they have effectively put to us, have been ones that we could not accept. we're just about to sit down and start those negotiations with them. i think, from the reaction we have seen so far, there is an understanding and an acceptance that this is something that we should be sitting down and talking about. looking serious to the eu is what she wants. but looking serious at home is still a challenge. a memo circulating amongst eurosceptics said the cabinet's new plan is not credible, calling it a "black—hole brexit", even if senior ministers had enough sweeteners to be able to sign. labour has its own brexit headaches, but questions whether this deal can last. i've got a feeling the whole thing might start to unravel in a few days. it's also very unclear whether or not they could deliver that as an agreement with europe. number ten has had to take oh—so careful steps to move brexit forward.
but the prime minister's foes still lurk only paces from herfront door. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. a number of business leaders have welcomed the cabinet agreement, saying it provides greater certainty about the future. but there's been some concern, too. 0ur correspondentjoe lynam has been assessing what the prime minister's latest brexit plan could mean for businesses in the uk. from giant aircraft makers to global car makers, big business has been very vocal over the past fortnight about what a poor brexit deal would mean for jobs and investment in britain. the agreement thrashed out in chequers could give them peace of mind. so what would this mean for companies and jobs? well, there will be no difference in safety and product standards between the uk and the eu post—brexit. there is talk of labour mobility, which would allow firms to bring in key staff from the eu but end freedom of movement. but services such as finance, tourism or hospitality, which accounts for four fifths
of the british economy, are not included. that means banks in the city of london won't be able to sell as easily in the eu as they currently do because they will lose their so—called passporting rights. nonetheless, the body which represents many banks and professional advisers, was optimistic. i think what has been sent out is a constructive way forward. it sets out a meaningful path on goods. it sets out some encouraging noises on services. i think the important thing now is to see what the detail is that we see in the white paper next week but also to see what the reaction on the european side is. the institute of directors and the cbi which represent larger employers and manufacturers broadly welcomed last night's announcement from chequers but the former boss of the british chambers of commerce was less pleased. the prime minister has devised an elaborate fraud on the electorate with this deal. what we are seeing is the uk permanently tied to the european union.
she has devised a deal that deals with goods so that france and germany can continue to sell huge quantities of goods and we'll continue with our massive trade deficit, but has ignored services where we are strong so it is a 1—way street. employers and their staff must now wait to see how eu leaders react. and whether the chequers compromise is dead on arrival. joe lynam, bbc news. a reminder of our main headlines: north korea has said it might abandon plans to give up its nuclear technology if the united states continues to demand unilateral denuclearisation by pyongyang. england have beaten sweden and croatia defeated russia on penalties to make it through to the semifinals of the world cup. injapan, at least 50 people are reported to have been killed and dozens are missing after floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains. 118,000 police,
firefighters and members of japan's self—defence forces are responding to appeals for help. more than 1.5 million residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes. andrew plant has the latest. from a helicopter, as far as the eye can see, parts of japan are underwater. mass evacuations are now under way. whole families are being floated to safety, others left stranded, and forced to wait on roofs for rescue. most of the damage is here, a few hundred miles west of tokyo, in japan's hiroshima prefecture. hit by high winds, rising river levels, and what japan's meteorological agency has called unprecedented rainfall. translation: heavy rain will continue in the area from western to eastern japan. and it will be historic torrential rainfall which could be the heaviest
rain ever recorded. with roads cut off, the floodwaters have caused escape routes to crumble. whole stretches of road have collapsed. and here, a train has been derailed. with widespread landslides across the country, hundreds of homes and buildings have been destroyed. with more than 50 deaths now confirmed, often from people swept into this fast—moving floodwater, and dozens more are reported missing. more than a million people have now been ordered to leave their homes, another 3 million have been advised to do so, with emergency services working non—stop. in places from friday into saturday, more than half a metre of rain fell injust 2a hours. and the misery is far from over. with more rain expected over the coming days, authorities have warned that the death toll will continue to rise. andrew plant, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news.
haiti's government has been forced to cancel fuel price rises of over 40% after violent protests broke out. crowds threw stones at police and set up burning road blocks. the leader of the country's lower house had threatened to take control of the government. reports say at least three people have died in the disturbances. a british police officer who went to hospital over concerns that he may have been exposed to the nerve agent novichok has been assessed and given the all clear. a spokesperson for a hospital in the city of salisbury confirmed that the officer had sought medical advice in connection with the exposure of a man and a woman to novichok a week ago. the couple remain in a critical condition. in spain, one person has been gored and another four injured on the first day of the annual bull—running festival in the northern city of pamplona. all five were taken to hospital for treatment. around 2,000 people, attend the run, where bulls charge runners through narrow cobbled streets. a week—long heat wave
in the southern part of the canadian province of quebec has been linked to sa deaths. most victims were elderly men in the montreal area. the city recorded its highest temperature in recorded history of 36.6 celsius onjuly 2. but it's notjust canada — los angeles set its all—time high temperature of 44 degrees celsius onjuly 6. in ouargla in algeria, the country witnessed its hottest temperature ever reliably measured of 51.3 celsius. and earlier this year, the city of nawabshah in pakistan posted the hottest temperature ever observed on earth during the month of april — 50.2 celsius. earlier, i spoke with kaveh madani, environmental scientist at imperial college london and former vice president of the un environment assembly bureau. i began by asking if these record breaking heat waves were expected. so with all the things we hear
about climate change, these are not out of expectation because we have been talking about seeing more extreme events and floods, droughts and all sorts of climatic events are expected to be seen and observed more and more, to become more frequent and extreme and intense. hot weather can be benign. it can be one of those things which happens. extreme weather events happen all the time. but this is having effects on people's livelihoods and lives. that is the thing. we used to see extreme cold and extreme heat and now we are seeing the frequency of extreme heat events and hot spells is increased. and disadvantaged communities suffer from this, whether this is in the developed or developing world. 5a people being the victim
of traumatic events that everyone —— 5a people being the victim of a climatic event that everyone has been talking about in north america needs serious attention. here in california, we have also seen power outage, fires, and all these sorts of things. so this is not a problem of the developed or developing world, all over the world we are seeing extreme records and for that reason, we believe the human footprint is huge and significant and we cannotjust ignore it and say that this is a usual climatic variation. of course man—made climate change. interesting you used the word "victim" there, because if you were talking about terrorism, for example, to combat it, wouldn't we? imagine this was a car accident or any sort of attack or a shooting or terrorism, the world would have been talking about it. but climate change is a hidden enemy. if you want somebody
responsible for it, it is us, and politicians are not interested in those sorts of things and it is really hard to catch the murderer here. but at least we know this is a serious issue. in the developing world, you can imagine how things are — how hard life becomes for the disadvantaged communities and developing — poor communities who are not connected to the grid. or if they are connected to the electricity grid, now they require more energy for cooling. but power outage means a lot. higher temperatures most — means more evaporation, more demand for water. that was kaveh madani. britain's number one kyle edmund has been knocked out of wimbledon. he lost by three sets to one to former champion novak djokovic. our sports correspondent joe wilson was watching. just as footballers returned to their changing room in russia,
kyle edmund came out to play at wimbledon. centre court knew the football score. and for a while, edmund was inspired by his big occasion. at the top of the screen, on his way to the first set. novak djokovic looked a little lost. but the former champ rediscovered himself to win the second set 6—3. the match had turned. edmund lost the third 6—2, making mistakes. listen how this one was greeted by djokovic. yells. he simmered with the crowd and the umpire, but overpowered edmund 6—4 in the fourth set. this win took everything. well, centre court will be maintained and come back to life in the second week when we'll have djokovic, federer, serena, and so much in between. as for british interest, well, there's the doubles. right now, centre court feels a little empty without kyle edmund. joe wilson, bbc news, at wimbledon. the weather now with
sarah keith lucas. hello there. the summer heatwave goes on. another hot, sunny, dry day on saturday. sunday looks like similar day too. this was taken on saturday afternoon by one of our weather watchers in cambridgeshire. you can see fair weather cloud that has been bubbling up. strong sunshine around still. high pressure keeping things generally dry and settled. a weather front is sitting across the far north—west on sunday, bringing more cloud and a few spots of rain, particularly to the far north—west of scotland. a small chance of an isolated shower across southern scotland and northern england, too. for the vast majority, and other dry day ahead after the warm muggy start. —— for the vast majority, another dry day ahead after the warm muggy start. sunny spells, warm spells in the south with more cloud further north. temperatures not quite as hot to the north as in england and wales. in the warmest spots,
similar to saturday, up to around 30— 31 degrees in the south—east. north and north—west, temperatures 22 to 2a in northern ireland in scotland. cooler in the north—west. the british grand prix is on sunday afternoon. similar conditions to this. lots of sunshine breaking through that cloud. it should stay dry at silverstone, too, with temperatures to about 28—29 degrees. certainly feeling pretty hot for the drivers and the spectators alike at silverstone. into sunday afternoon and evening, then, and keeping cloud in northern england and scotland for a time. a northerly breeze will come across northern and eastern coasts, keeping temperatures down. but again, a warm, muggy, sticky feel to the weather as we move into the early hours of monday morning. monday, another dry day. spot the difference, really. it will be a touch cooler in eastern parts of scotland and england, with breeze coming from the north sea. best of the sunshine to the south and west, probably not quite as warm as it has been, but still looking at temperatures up
to around 29 degrees. a little cooler further north. high pressure holds on through monday into tuesday. a weak weather front tends to fizzle out. what it will do is introduce some slowly fresher air that comes in from the north sea as we head through into tuesday. not quite as hot as the weekend weather, i think. temperatures will dip down for a time tuesday into wednesday. but it will be warming up and staying dry and sunny right through into the next weekend. that's it for now. goodbye. this is bbc world news. the headlines: north korea has announced it may give up its nuclear technology. a government spokesman said the stance taken was government spokesman said the stance ta ken was gangster like.
government spokesman said the stance taken was gangster like. it said both sides should take steps at the same time. the talk was trapped in a flooded cave system in thailand have sent handwritten letters to their families to reassure them that they are well. their football coach, families to reassure them that they are well. theirfootball coach, who was with them, sent a note apologising to their parents. the tea m apologising to their parents. the team were cut off when exploring a kafe two weeks ago. at the world cup, england and croatia have made the semifinals. russia went out to croatia, 4—3, in a penalty shootout. in will pay croatia on wednesday. the other semi—final has france against belgium on tuesday. well, as we've been hearing, england's travelling football fans
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