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president trump meets russia's leader vladimir putin in their first everjoint summit before the talks, mr trump said they would discuss trade, arms, and china — and he made this prediction... i think we have great opportunities together as two countries that frankly have not been getting along very well for the last number of yea rs. i think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship. we'll bring you the latest from this extraordinary one day meeting in helsinki. also this lunchtime — former cabinet minister justine greening says theresa may's brexit plan is a fudge — and calls for a second referendum new figures show the number of eu citizens leaving the uk last year is the highest on record. a third new timetable in two months for passengers on thameslink, southern and great northern services and world cup winners france head home to a heroes‘ welcome. coming up on bbc news...
anthonyjoshua against alexander povetkin is announced for september the 22nd at wembley stadium — all ofjoshua's belts will be on the line. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. donald trump and vladimir putin are meeting in the finnish capital helsinki in their first—ever summit. speaking at a joint news conference before the talks, president trump said they had a lot of "good things" to discuss, including trade, nuclear weapons, and china — and he predicted they would end up having an "extraordinary relationship." mr trump earlier said in a tweet that ties with russia had "never been worse," due to the "stupidity" of american politicians — and what he called the "rigged" inquiry into alleged russian
interference in us elections. gary o'donoghue is in helsinki. donald trump has been shaping up for this summit ever since he became leader. at times he has flattered the russian leader and has also introduced sanctions on senior russian figures and hisjustice department has just indicted 12 members of military intelligence over allegations they interfered in the 2016 election. they have a lot to talk about. helsinki, and the final stop on the european odyssey that has seen the presidents tried writing to the centre of the uk's brexit debate and upend relations with his nato allies. by way of warm up to the main event, donald trump. took breakfast with the finnish president. we had a fantastic meeting a few days ago, some of you were there, it was a very successful meeting. i think nato has never
been more together. people are now agreeing to pay and we were having a lot of problems with a lot of people not paying, as the president will tell you. in response to a shouted question about president putin, mr trump was heard to say "we will do just fine". this is not the first time the two leaders have met, but this time around the stakes are high, and all eyes will be on what if any chemistry the two men can conjure up. in the meantime expectations have been downplayed. there's a huge sense of mutual suspicion, and a huge range of issues on which they disagree. we have not been getting along very well for the last number of years. i have been here not too long but it's getting close to two years, but i think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship, i hope so. i've been saying and i'm sure you have heard over the years, and as i campaigned, that getting along with russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. on twitter, the president appeared to somewhat undermine his own position. a reference to the
investigation into possible russian collusion with his election campaign. america's nato allies are also deeply concerned about what president trump might agree to with vladimir putin, particularly as the russian president is hostile to nato‘s expansion and angered by troop deployments on russia's borders. russia has for a very long time and vladimir putin especially as part of that they have not been treated as an equal in the international diplomacy, and especially not being treated as an equal by the united states. and now donald trump, by giving this meeting to vladimir putin actually hands him already the first go in the game. both leaders have already excited the anger of protesters even before they arrived. everyone conscious that these two men can have a significant impact on global stability.
the signs at the beginning of that meeting weren't all that great. the body language was pretty cool. they 110w body language was pretty cool. they now have an hour and a half meeting with their translators face—to—face to thrash out their differences. a lot depends on it, global stability, the real world order depends on them getting on. we will see what happens later but a lot of people are waiting to see whether these two men can come up waiting to see whether these two men can come up with a formula so that russia and america can start talking again. thank you, gary. a former cabinet minister, and remain supporter, justine greening has called for a second eu referendum. the former education secretary says the government's present strategy is "the worst of both worlds" and that voters should be allowed to decide between staying in the eu or a clean breakfrom europe with no deal.
her comments come as theresa may faced another brexit resignation — this time of a junior ministerial aide. our political correspondent, jonathan blake, reports. climbing aboard at the start of what could be another turbulent week. theresa may visited an airshow this week seeing aeroplanes built in britain partly but relying on easy access to eu aid. that is why she says her plan is the same one, but her compromise is struggling to get off the ground. frictionless free trade of good, independent policy, that are with the avoidance of a ha rd that are with the avoidance of a hard border in northern ireland, these are the conditions which we seek. anything that reneges on the belfast agreement will not deliver for britain as a jaded nation. but one former cabinet minister was calling the agreement a fudge and was saying that the public should vote again. the prime minister's
deal is an workable and is the worst of all possible worlds so we need to go back to the british people with three clear choices with what is on the table. a soft brexit, a clean break that most leaders were voting for, or of course staying in the european union. justine greening is not the first call for another referendum. there are plenty that support a final public vote on the deal but there is few mps who will join the hard sell for eu referendum ta ke two. join the hard sell for eu referendum take two. there is a lot of disagreement in that building behind us now. disagreement in that building behind us now. it isn't an excuse to hold referendums every time that happens. we have had our instructions and it is to was too debated, to work it through, narrow down the areas of disagreement and do whatever we need do. to back down now because the u
always tries to bully the members when it gets a result it doesn't like. this would be a recipe for disaster. what next for the priming is the's plan. so far, borisjohnson is the's plan. so far, borisjohnson is keeping quiet about his next move could be important. does he think the prime minister could push on. she's a good prime minister. that we have a difference of opinion doesn't change that. this call for a second referendum won't get far in government but there are sides that the prime minister is willing to give ground to those who want to cut ties with the eu. this could change legislation going through parliament this week. our assistant political editor, norman smith, is in westminster. the prime ministers strategy under attack now from both sides, leave and remain?
you have to say that mrs may's brexit plan hammered out at chequers just over a week ago is now looking like a forlorn lonely waif, bereft of any friends with all sides of the tory party pretty much deserting it. we know that the brexiteers think it is betrayal and a fake brexit. now remain leaning people likejustine greening calling it a fudge and saying we may as well hold a referendum. theresa may knows that her fate is inextricably bound referendum. theresa may knows that herfate is inextricably bound up with the chequers plan. she says there is no alternative. she says it isa there is no alternative. she says it is a realistic, pragmatic approach to brexit. she is lashed to the chequers mast and if it goes down, she goes down and the signs are she
is increasingly vulnerable. indications that the government will back off from a showdown with brexiteers by accepting a whole load of critical amendments that they put down to the customs bill and yet another resignation bringing to nine the number of resignations in the past eight days. you just get the sense that mrs may is repeatedly having sand kicked in herface and at the moment there doesn't seem much she can do about it. a record number of eu citizens emigrated from the uk last year — with over 139,000 leaving the country in 2017. the figures released today also showed that net migration from countries outside of the eu was at its highest level since 2010. 0verall, around 280,000 more people came to the uk than left the country in 2017 — way above the government target to cut net migration the tens of thousands. caroline davies has more. packing up years of their lives.
it's not been easy for paolo and costanza to decide to leave the uk. it's taken us two years to take this decision. well, i wanted to leave the day after the referendum really! i was in tears. and i said, "don't worry, they are going to find a way to get a deal," but actually after almost two years, i start to worry as well. they are just one family who have decided to leave britain's shores. the number of eu citizens to emigrate from here last year was the highest level ever on record — 139,000. but the number of people coming to the uk from the eu is still more than the number leaving. net migration from the eu was 101,000 last year. from outside the eu, it was 227,000. it's not as simple as adding those two together to find the total, but overall net migration is 282,000. today's figures show there's
still more people coming to the uk than leaving it. that figure has remained relatively stable, but it is still far above the level the government has set itself of tens of thousands. what i think is really important is that we look to the future. we know migration is broadly stable but we have brought in a raft of policies over the last eight years which will enable us going forward to make sure that migration is headed in the right direction, and we have taken back control of our own borders. for some, the uncertainty has been too much. paolo and costanza leave for italy in two weeks but for others inside and outside the eu, the uk is still a place they want to call home. caroline davies, bbc news. rail passengers travelling with govia thameslink are facing their third new timetable in two months. the company, which operates severalfranchises, including
thameslink and great northern, has promised a more reliable service than that provided by its changes in may, when it had to cancel hundreds of new trains. but it said this morning it was "too early to say" if there was disruption. tom burridge is at kings cross station in london. what are passengers saying to you? i think if you were writing a school report based on the performance so far you report based on the performance so faryou might report based on the performance so far you might say improving but still some way to go. there were cancellations but by and large most trains run on time. there was only significant disruption between the station and cambridge. it's a big improvement on make when more ambitious timetables were attempted to be introduced then but there weren't enough preparations and it resulted in chaos. passengers have
suffered for links because govia thameslink is part upon on the rails. they may be stripped of their franchise. the public know that change must come in an orderly way and passengers in the north are also facing problems with changes to their timetables. the defence secretary has promised that the uk will remain a leader in the aerospace sector, as he unveiled the government's new combat air strategy. speaking at the farnborough international airshow, gavin williamson announced the government will invest £2 billion over the next seven years to develop a new model of fighter jet called tempest, which could be flown by pilots or used as a drone. 0ur defence correspondent, jonathan beale, reports. this is the moment the british aerospace industry has been waiting for. what they hope will be a commitment to develop the next generation of fighter jet in
commitment to develop the next generation of fighterjet in the uk. and with a promise from the government of investment of £2 billion. this is a commitment for the future. we have to be planning not just for next year but 10—15 yea rs not just for next year but 10—15 years in the future. jobs, prosperity and most importantly making sure that the royal air force has the right capabilities. this is just a concept of what it might look like. it might be manned or unmanned, with hard to detect stealth technology that could be fitted with laser direct energy weapons. but nobody knows yet how much it will cost. it won't be cheap. this is already usa's most expensive defence project ever. each cost more than £1 million. the mod has said that they will eventually buy 108 but are looking for the
cash. so it is designing anotherjet for the future. £2 billion is not going to give the raf or it the uk a new combat air system in the time frame. it buys into the development phase which will be enough to get a foot in the door and to field a combat aircraft that looks like the combat aircraft that looks like the combat aircraft that we have looked at today, they will have to spend a lot more than £2 billion. the time isjust after quarter past one. our top story this lunchtime: president trump meets russia's leader, vladimir putin, in their first everjoint summit. and, still to come: here we go again! we speak to the stars of the sequel to the hugely
popular mamma mia movie. this is a particularly happy movie, and i think that, you know, during times of stress, that happy movies and musicals are, you know, they lift your spirits. yes. and coming up on bbc news: striker kylian mbappe is hailed as the next big thing, as he helps france to their second world cup win. buddhist monks have held a ceremony outside the flooded cave complex in thailand to honour a diver who died during the operation to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped inside. it happened as a clean—up operation continues in the area following the rescue mission. howard johnson reports. a blessing drum signalled the start of the ceremony.
in northern thailand, a drum is used to bless warriors and summon people to important events. today, prestigious monks and dignitaries gathered to send blessings to the spirit of saman kunan, the former thai navy seal diver who died during the operation to save the trapped football team. there were offerings, too — pig heads, a symbol of wealth and prosperity. this man is a british buddhist monk who lives in the thai capital, bangkok. he came to take part in the ceremony. we don't believe that the journey‘s ended just because his body has died. his karma, everything, just goes on and on, and we will pray for his good health, good luck in his next life, which has already started. over the last few days, thousands of volunteers have streamed into the area around the cave to clean up behind the rescue operation. this is the closest we've been able to get to the entrance of the tham luang cave complex
in weeks, and what we can see now behind us is a security fence has been set up to stop anyone from getting in. there's also a security detail here, and what we've heard is that the authorities say it will take six months to clear the cave complex. there's a lot of equipment that was used during the rescue operation. today's ceremony was a chance for many to offer their own blessings to spirits and deities they believe guard these caves. 0ne lady told us she had visited the cave before the rescue operation. she'd asked the spirits to keep the football team safe, and today she returned to show them her gratitude. howard johnson, bbc news, chiang rai province. a peninsula in the far north of scotland is to become the uk's first spaceport. the site in sutherland will be used to launch rockets vertically to put satellites into orbit. it's hoped the first launch from there could take place in under three years. the announcement is part of a £30 million government plan
to help establish spaceports in the uk. 0ur science correspondent, victoria gill, has more. blasting off soon from our shores. in as little as three years, rockets like this will be launched from a remote stretch of land on the north coast of scotland. the a'mhoine peninsular in sutherland has been chosen by the uk space agency as the best place from which to launch rockets that will put commercial satellites into orbit. the uk space agency will contribute £2.5 million towards a development that british engineers say will be a genuine boost for the country. it will save cost for example in having to export satellites to other countries to launch them. it will make it easier logistically for launching from our own shores, say from the north coast of scotland or somewhere. and, you know, that will take cost out of the satellite programme so it may enable more spacecraft to be built and launched. and while rockets blast off vertically from scotland, another type of spaceport could be
developed at the opposite end of the uk. newquay airport could host what's called a horizontal launch site. at the farnborough airshow today, cornwall council signed an agreement with richard branson‘s virgin orbit. this means the company's adapted passenger jet could eventually take off from newquay and climb to altitude over the ocean to release its rocket and put a satellite into orbit. the commercial space sector is growing, partly because the satellite technology is shrinking. it's now possible to fit a great deal of communications, gps and weather monitoring capability inside a relatively small box, and smaller satellites can be lifted by smaller rockets. a development that's made these new modest spaceports a possibility. so two coastal sites could boldly take the country another step into the commercial space age. victoria gill, bbc news. the christening of prince louis has been marked by the release of a set
of family photographs. the four images were taken by photographer matt holyoak following the ceremony in the chapel royal at st james's palace. it's the first time the duke and duchess of cambridge and their three children have been seen together publicly as a family of five. world cup winners france are on their way home from russia after yesterday's 11—2 victory over croatia. this afternoon, the new world champions will be met by thousands of fans for a parade up the champs—elysees in paris. yesterday's victory sparked wild celebrations throughout the country as millions of people took to the streets. our sports correspondent, richard conway, has more. commentator: france are crowned world football champions... 32 teams, 64 games, but there could only be one winner. france are football's world champions, winning a tournament that has thrilled and entertained in equal measure. back in england, the exploits of gareth southgate's team left the country drenched in beer
and with renewed passion for the national side. eric dier... a penalty shoot out was won... and put in by captain kane! and harry kane finished as top scorer. a feeling lingers that despite semi—final heartbreak, this team are at the start of a journey rather than the end. it's not a massive surprise to me that we've got so far, but i think with a relatively young and inexperienced side, then we sincerely hope progress has been made and we will continue that progress going forward. russia's world cup stadiums have witnessed great games, huge upsets, but they've also given birth to a new generation of superstars. despite losing the final, croatia's lu ka modric reemphasised why he's one of the world's best midfielders. but it was kylian mbappe who perhaps left the greatest mark — with sublime skill in the most pressured moments and game—changing goals. the 19—year—old leaves russia with his reputation
considerably enhanced. if you have speed, speed kills. and if you have speed with a high, high level of technique and creativity, even more. and he has that. but that world cup puts him definitely now in a completely different hemisphere. there were shocks aplenty on the way too. russia defied expectations. germany out in the first phase! germany were left high and dry in the group stage. neymar‘s theatrics couldn't stop the curtain coming down on brazil's ambitions, while both messi and ronaldo were given short shrift in the knockout round. ultimately, the political and pr boost for the kremlin in hosting the game's biggest competition shouldn't be underestimated. but the despite the deluge, nothing in the end rained on vladimir putin's and russia's parade. richard conway, bbc news, moscow. ten years ago, the abba musical
mamma mia smashed box office records, with its winning mix of greek sunshine and singing hollywood stars. this week sees the release of the sequel, mamma mia! here we go again — which stars cher and andy garcia. ahead of tonight's premiere, charlie stayt went to meet them. mes enfants. je suis arrivee! # why, why, did i ever let you go? # mamma mia, here i go again. let's get the party started. grandma, you weren't invited. that's the best kind of party, little girl. # i should not have let you go #. are you both huge abba fans? i am now. it was so huge in the rest of the world, but it as wasn't as gigantic in america. yes, there were the songs, dancing queen and waterloo, there were those songs. yes. but after the play, and then of course after the movie, i mean, it's huge in america.
what about you, andy? are you familiar with it? i was familiar with the hits when they came to america, i was really more into r&b and, you know, things like that that i used to listen to, and cuban music. but you really were bombarded with it, because it was on pop radio so if you happened to be on pop radio, you're going to hear the songs over and over. what you do have to do of course in mamma mia is the two of you have to sing together. yes. you do a duet. yes. she sings, i chime in! # and we're closer now, fernando. # every hour, every minute seemed to last eternally. # we were so afraid, fernando. # we were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die. # but i'm not ashamed to say the roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry #.
your characters knew one another a long time ago. yes. and you are reunited. it's romantic. yes, we were in love. the love of our life. we're finally reconnecting. yes, he had his frown turned upside down. yeah! i'm trying to get in the mindset of that moment when the song is coming up and you know you're singing with cher, and everyone knows she has this extraordinary delivery. well, you know, you first have to personalise the story, so you really are involved in it. and the stakes, and what it means to you, what she means to me in the story is a very profound, you know, love that's been lost. so you have to really honour that somehow. you know, and let the acting gods serve you with the inspiration to get there, you know? and you don't want to design it, you just want to prepare it so when it happens, it carries you through it.
# there was something in the air that night. # the stars were bright, fernando #. you're working a lot now, and maybe are you thinking, there might be a time when you might be taking it a little bit easier, but that's not your way, is it? i didn't mean this to be like this. i didn't even think i'd be act... anything, i didn't think i'd be doing anything...after 50. i mean, this is ridiculous, i shouldn't be working. i should be knitting or something! i'd watch you in it! i'd watch you knit! # just one look and i can hear a bell ring #. when times are a little bit difficult, socially, economically, there is something about the cinema, and going to a film like this, that has a role to play. absolutely. yeah, escapism, that kind of thing. give me something where i don't feel like i'm watching the news. you know, something that i can just lose myself in. and it also lifts you. i mean, this is a particularly happy movie, and i think that, you know, during times of stress, that happy movies and musicals,
they lift your spirits. it's a lot of fun. lovely to see both. thank you very much. you're welcome. likewise, thanks. time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. are you a fan of other? 0f are you a fan of other? of course, but some people are more open about it than others! things are changing in the forecast, some will be head over heels for the prospect of corner and fresher air. it has arrived here in northern ireland, you could season showers pushing income also some colder and fresher air into the west of scotla nd fresher air into the west of scotland but for the south—east of the uk it is still hot and humid with a lot of dry weather and sunshine too. in between those two types of air, we have a weather
front producing outbreaks of rain but it is not a straightforward and of cloud and rain, it is rugged rain and it has been heavy across western parts of wales and wet in the north—east of england as well. we are seeing the rain because of the temperature contrasts either side of it with the cooler and fresher air to the north west. you can see the contrast in those temperatures. a few showers coming in, most of the rain coming in on the weather front, the band of cloud that is bringing pockets of rain could still be quite heavy and thundery perhaps as well. ahead of that, towards a wash and east anglia, we are seeing showers break out already. we have cooler and fresher air coming back further eastwards a cross and fresher air coming back further eastwards across scotland, pushing away the cloud and any remaining rain. those showers in northern