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tonight at 10, donald trump's former lawyer and close adviser admits lying in connection with the presidential campaign. michael cohen says he lied to an investigation, into russian interference in the presidential election, prompting this attack from his former boss. he's a weak person, and what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence. so he's lying about a project that everybody knew about. we'll be asking how damaging this could be for president trump, and how much information mr cohen might yet share. also tonight. in shropshire, the head of a much—criticised nhs trust is resisting calls to resign. i live in this community, my family live in this community. if i didn't think and believe that i was capable of leading this organisation, i would've already walked away. 12 days ahead of the big commons vote on brexit, theresa may and jeremy corbyn can't agree on plans for a televised debate. calls for more action to tackle climate change — a special report on new technology to reduce greenhouse gases. and tyson fury tells us it's nothing
short of a miracle that he's in a position to fight for a world heavyweight title. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news, celtic have given themselves a great chance of reaching the knockout stage of the europa league by securing a 1—0 win away at rosenborg this evening. good evening. the man who served as donald trump's lawyer and close adviser for over a decade has admitted lying to congress in connection with the presidential campaign two years ago. michael cohen said he'd misled a committee that's investigating possible russian intereference in the race for the white house. mr cohen had already
admitted breaking the law on campaignfunding. it's the latest twist in the investigation that's cast a shadow over the first two years of the trump presidency. our north america correspondent nick bryant reports. michael cohen was donald trump's mr fix—it — a centralfigure in the billionaire‘s business empire. but the lawyer who used to make mr trump's problems go away now potentially poses a huge problem himself for the president. mr cohen has cooperated. mr cohen will continue to cooperate. sentencing is set for december 12th. but the fast—talking new york attorney remained tight—lipped outside court. those words from his lawyer are a startling new development. it means he's sharing information with the russian collusion investigation. up until now, michael cohen has been prosecuted by investigators based here in new york. but what makes this so significant is that it's the first time he's been charged by and entered into a plea agreement with robert mueller —
the special counsel looking into allegations of collusion between the trump presidential campaign and the kremlin. inside court he pleaded guilty to making false statements to congress about a real estate project that would have altered the skyline of moscow — a proposed trump tower in the russian capital. talks about the project had continued well into 2016, he admitted. the year of the presidential election. donald trump has been more extensively involved. he'd also been in contact about the project with a key figure in the kremlin. the spokesman for vladimir putin. speaking in court, cohen said he made these statements misstatements out of loyalty to a feeder described as "individual one". "individual one" is president donald trump, who today trashed his former right—hand man. he's a weak person and what he's tried to do is get a reduced sentence. so he's lying about a project that everybody knew about. i mean, we were very open with it.
last week, donald trump provided a series of written answers to robert mueller. and the president's legal team said tonight his responses about building a trump tower in moscow line up with what michael cohen said in court. the president has intensified his attacks on robert mueller, ‘a rogue prosecutor,‘ he says, ‘leading a mccarthy—style witchhunt‘. but one thing mr trump might ponder on the long—haul flight to the 620 summit in argentina is how today's legal development have made it much more difficult to fire him. nick bryant, bbc news, new york. president trump is on his way to argentina, for a meeting of the 620, the world's leading economies, where he was due to hold talks with president putin of russia. but mr trump has cancelled that meeting because of the continued tensions between russia and ukraine. over the weekend russia detained a group of ukrainian sailors off the coast of crimea. live to buenos aires and jon sopel.
is this cancellation only to do with the ukraine? that is what the whitehouse is saying. when donald trump left the white house at 10:45am he spoke to reporters and said the meeting probably would go ahead and it was an opportune moment for it. he then gets on air force one and 45 minutes later says there will be no meeting. what has changed in the interim in terms of the ukraine situation? nothing. what has changed in terms of the robert mueller investigation? michael cohen has got up in court and said he lied to congress. donald trump then issued a statement on twitter blindside siding the russians completely, saying the meeting wouldn't go ahead but he hoped it wouldn't go ahead but he hoped it would do soon. not a word of
criticism about vladimir putin of russia's role in this. if you consider the leaders donald trump has attacked who will be here in buenos aires, theresa may, emmanuel macron, angela merkel, president xi, he's not shy of a fight. but with vladimir putin he hasn't said a word of criticism. that leaves many people fascinated to see what robert mueller will uncover, if anything. thank you. an nhs trust in shropshire has been rated inadequate, in a heavily—critical review by health inspectors. the shrewsbury and telford hospital trust, which is already in special measures over claims of poor care, has significant problems in its maternity and emergency departments, according to the care quality commission. regulators also said staffing levels were unsafe, and raised questions about the trust's leadership. staff reported a ‘culture of bullying and harassment‘ according to the review. it also highlighted
a ‘culture of defensiveness from the executive team‘. and it said staff were ‘sometimes fearful to raise concerns‘. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan has more details. this is a trust in complete crisis. this is a failing organisation. patient lives are being put at risk. what they do is they gloss over what's actually happening. patient voices from a failing trust. anger from some, but also despair. like too many others, pippa griffiths should still be alive, but in 2016 the trust failed to diagnose or treat an infection. pippa died just a day old. her mother said today that the scale of the ongoing failures was astonishing. it‘s as if, as well as my child, they‘ve taken any emotion from me because i can‘t experience that any more. i can‘t go to a place where i can grieve and where i can fight, so i‘m just at a point of numbness.
what would make you feel again? just to know that pippa‘s death wasn‘t in vain, and that the trust‘s maternity care is safe and that no more babies are going to die avoidably. while front—line staff are widely praised, overall maternity services are not improving. despite more than 200 families raising concerns about maternity care, today‘s report says known problems such as failing to properly monitor babies‘ heart rates have still not properly been addressed. inspectors rated safety in maternity care as inadequate. it is vital that leaders in these organisations focus on the culture of their organisations, the safety culture, the ability of staff to raise concerns and to be listened to. a board meeting today heard calls for the leadership to resign. inspectors said some don‘t have the skills and abilities to provide high—quality care. chief executive simon wright, who‘s paid £165,000 annually, has been in post for three years.
today‘s report confirms care has worsened on his watch. if i was leading an organisation that had this inspection report, i would absolutely, categorically, walk away for having provided health care this poorly. and i don‘t understand how you can‘t feel the same. because the obligation when things are difficult is to actually see them through, not run away. but you also have to recognise when you‘re out of your depth. and that question will be asked of other people. and you are out of your depth, aren‘t you? no, i‘m not. if i thought i was, if i thought that there were concerns... i‘ve worked in the nhs for nearly 25 years. my entire professional life has been part of that. i live in this community, my family live in this community. if i didn‘t think and believe that i was capable of leading this organisation, iwould have already walked away. as well as maternity failures, inspectors found significant problems in a&e, rating it too as inadequate for safety. more than 80 recommendations have been made to improve care,
but nhs regulators have serious concerns over the current leadership‘s ability to drive through those urgent changes. michael buchanan, bbc news, shropshire. figures on net migration, that‘s the difference between those coming to live in the uk and those leaving, show that numbers from the eu have fallen to their lowest level since 2012. but the figures, from the office for national statistics, also show an increasing number of people from outside the eu are coming here to live. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford reports from peterborough. peterborough cathedral has stood for 900 years, its bells marking the passage of time. but the city has changed in the last 15 years — large—scale migration from the european union meant the population of peterborough grew by more than 30,000. it has helped employers like the philia lodge residential care home. it‘s lovely. thank you anne.
manuela, who is from romania, moved to britain one month after the brexit vote. she was one of 35 staff the owners hired from romania that summer. for me, it‘s better here now, here is my life, so i decide to stay. even my daughter, she wants to come here, so i couldn‘t be more happy. but since the brexit vote the company has struggled to keep and recruit eu workers, with far fewer hired this summer. and with the relatively low pay and high responsibility, they can‘t find enough british citizens to do the work. it‘s a huge problem for the care sector. nothing is certain about where we are going to get staff from, because inherently we cannot get the younger british people coming into this industry. net migration from the eu — that is the number arriving minus the number leaving — has fallen to 74,000. that‘s the lowest in six years. but net migration from elsewhere in the world has risen to 248,000 — that‘s the highest since 200a.
so overall net migration is actually fairly stable, at around 273,000. large numbers of the new arrivals are from asia, in particular india. but what do brexit voters in peterborough think about eu workers being replaced by workers from elsewhere? it‘s a wonderful country that we have been civilised for lots of years. it‘s just been absolutely destroyed by people who have come from non—civilised places. at the end of the day, we need people coming into the country because there's a shortage of labour on various aspects within the countryside and everything. so for you migration wasn‘t... no, no. a key issue. no, it wasn't an issue at the end of day. while arguments over what brexit should look like rage in westminster, out in the country the migration dilemma doesn‘t become any easier to solve. daniel sandford, bbc news, peterborough. the prime minister and labour leader
have failed to agree plans, for a televised debate on brexit, as parliament prepares to vote on mrs may‘s controversial brexit plans, injust 12 days‘ time. they‘ve backed different bids from rival broadcasters, including the bbc, who want to host the debate. during the day, the prime minister refused to rule out the possibility of britain leaving the eu without a deal, despite the bank of england‘s stark warnings about the likely consequences if that happened. our deputy political editor john pienaar reports. lots of travelling, plenty of salesmanship, but who‘s buying? theresa may‘s taken her brexit plan around the country and now it‘s emerged she is keen to make a pitch on prime—time tv confronting labour‘s leader. but the hardest sell is at westminster and today she faced mps, the toughest customers of all. throughout this process, people have been telling me we wouldn‘t reach this point. as soon as we do reach this point, people want to say, "oh, well, if you don‘t get it, what are you going to do next?"
i‘m focusing on getting this. but there was doubt and hostility on all sides. the rights that you and i had to live, work and love across a continent of 28 nations is going to be deprived to our young people because of your obsession with immigration. no. it's quite something when our own chancellor and our own bank of england governor trashes the future of our country as part of a propaganda exercise. that's what's happening, isn't it? that is not what is happening. knowing you for 20 years, ijust don't believe that if your deal goes down you are the kind of person who would contemplate taking this country into a no—deal situation. am i wrong? it will be a decision for parliament as to whether they accept the deal that i and the government have negotiated. mrs may won‘t discuss what happens if her plan‘s voted down but that‘s about all mps are discussing.
ministers publicly backing her now are ready to split apart later. some closer to europe. others ready to leave without a deal after time to prepare. labour votes could be crucial so the newsjeremy corbyn and mrs may want a tv debate could be significant. she favours facing him and questions from a panel. the bbc idea. he prefers itv‘s, a straight one—on—one debate. the itv offer seemed a sensible one. it reaches a wide audience and the timing looked good to me because it‘s not inconveniencing people who may wish to watch other things later in the evening. campaigners for a fresh referendum say the country
and their own parties need what they‘re calling a people‘s vote. a botched, bungled brexit that sees us cede control and makes every part of the country poorer than it would otherwise be would surely risk doing serious damage to the conservative party. they‘re carolling around here today but nothing will get mps or parties singing from the same sheet by christmas. john pienaar, bbc news, westminster. in four months‘ time, on the 29th march next year, the uk is due to leave the european union. the departure, and the continuing possibility of no deal, will have potentially huge implications for the, and for the supply of drugs and medicines. our health editor hugh pym has been looking at how the nhs is trying to prepare. it‘s of a great concern to me that should anything happen with brexit, that he may not get his medication. miriam‘s ten—year—old son
isaac has severe autism. he‘s also recently been diagnosed with epilepsy. he‘s been greatly helped by medication made in germany, which is available on the nhs. the company says it has got extra supplies in the uk, but miriam is still worried about a no deal brexit. nobody can categorically say, "don‘t worry about this, this will be ok, you will never have a problem getting this medicine." that reassurance is not there, and i need to that. i need that as a mum. drug companies like this one, which makes cancer and epilepsy medicines, are planning for a worst—case scenario and stockpiling. that means extra costs for them. usually this warehouse isn‘t full from floor—to—ceiling. it will be seen. the government‘s told the pharmaceutical industry to build up six weeks‘ worth of supplies in case there‘s disruption if the uk leaves
the european union without a deal. but this company has opted for a six—month stockpile of medicines, in a bid to reassure the nhs and its doctors and patients. i think it goes beyond the cost. it goes for example our reputation, the fact that these people rely on us, and what we do as a business. we are a human health care business, we cannot let these people down. in france and other big european economies, they are also worried. while the uk imports more than £18 billion worth of drugs and medicines a yearfrom the eu, the eu in turn buys nearly £12 billion worth from the uk. it's a major concern on both sides of the channel, because we share the same preoccupation in terms of safety for patients and shortages, and we need to work hand—in—hand with the british. but if a deal goes through, the industry‘s confident it can make it work.
some think long term after brexit the uk might have more scope to approve drugs faster than now. there are some small opportunities in areas like vaccines where potentially we could move faster. what we‘re doing at the moment is working with the government to explore every single opportunity where we can accelerate the process. for all the talk and speculation, miriam simply wants to know what it will mean for her and isaac. the more i hear about brexit and the more there are deals done and not done, someone just tell me that this will be sorted. hugh pym, bbc news. lloyd russell—moyle, the labour mp for brighton kemptown, has become the first mp to reveal his hiv status, during a debate in the house of commons, and only the second mp ever, to reveal he‘s hiv positive. mr russell—moyle, who‘s 32, urged ministers to review cuts to sexual health budgets. i wanted to be able to stand here in this place and say to those
that are living with hiv that their status does not define them. that we can be whoever we want to be. and to those who have not been tested, maybe because of... out of fear, i say to you — it is better to live in knowledge than to die in fear. hear, hear. our medical correspondent fergus walsh is here. really the importance of the message to underline there. yes, it is important because it tackles the stigma, which prevents many people from getting tested in the first place, lloyd russell—moyle was 22 when he was diagnosed nearly ten yea rs when he was diagnosed nearly ten years ago, the first mp to reveal their hiv—positive was chris smith, their hiv—positive was chris smith, the former labour cabinet minister backin the former labour cabinet minister back in 2005, and knowing you your status can be all—important because medical advances mean it is no
longer a death sentence. it is a manageable condition with a near normal life expectancy and effective daily treatment can avert the risk of passioning it on. there are over 100,000 people living in the uk with hiv and infection rates are falling. half of those diagnosed last year we re half of those diagnosed last year were diagnosed late. there are still round 8,000 people in the uk living with hiv who don‘t know they have the virus, the important message is if you think you are at risk get tested, it is safe and the world health organization has warned that there‘s been a global resurgence in measles. an estimated 110 thousand deaths last year were linked to the highly contagious disease. experts say complacency, collapsing health systems in some countries and a rise in fake news about the measles vaccine are behind the rise. the british citizen killed in an attack on a compound in the afghan capital kabul, run by the uk security firm gas, has been named as 33—year—old luke griffin.
gas says five of its employees were killed in the taliban attack yesterday. dozens more people were injured. the rail regulator has ordered network rail to ‘urgently address‘ shortcomings, in its handling of britain‘s rail infrastructure, or face a fine. it said punctuality and reliability on the system were at their lowest point in five years. network rail said it was committed to working closely with train operators to improve its performance. a review of the case of a man who killed his wife and daughter, after inflicting years of psychological abuse, has recommended a major campaign to raise awareness about coercive control. lance hart shot his wife, claire, and their 19—year—old daughter, charlotte, in spalding in lincolnshire in 2016, before turning the gun on himself. their sons luke and ryan have been talking to our home affairs correspondent june kelly. claire and charlie hart where a very
close mother and daughter. and they died together after being shot in the car park of a leisure centre. just days before they had finally escaped from the family home, following years of psychological abuse. lance hart was lying in wait for his wife and daughter with a gun. after killing them, he turned the weapon on himself. luke and ryan hart had helped their mother and sister to move out of the family home. their father had subjected them all to what is known as coercive control. mum especially, he limited her life as much as he could. he didn‘t let her work more than part—time so that she had no financial independence. her friendship groups were closed off, her family were close off off, her family were closed off because our father kept moving us away. coercive control involves mainly emotional abuse rather than physical violence. from the outside in, it looked
like we were a close—knit family, we were always together, we had a nice—looking house. but on the inside we were terrified, we were frightened every single day. and then our father killed our mother and sister. and that shows how serious coercive control is. and i think unfortunately it was missed by us and we lived it, and it was missed by everyone. in this case lance hart resorted to the ultimate violent act because his family had moved out and he felt he‘d lost control of them. it was only when we were sat in the police station in spalding, two days after our mum and charlotte were killed, that ryan and i looked behind us and there was a poster that said "coercive control" and it labelled financial control, it labelled isolation — that we realised our father's behaviours were part of a control strategy. and like good conmen, you don't know they're conmen until they've had you. coercive control is a criminal offence. today‘s review of this case says this family‘s story should be used to highlight how it can end in tragedy. june kelly, bbc news. and if you are affected by any
of the issues covered injune‘s report you can go to the bbc action line website that is at bbc.co.uk/actionline. scientists looking at climate change say that 20 of the warmest years on record have come in the past 22 years. and the research, by the world meteorological organization, says four of the hottest have all been in the past four years. experts calculate that reducing emissions of greenhouse gases won‘t be enough, because removing the gases will become evermore important. our science editor david shukman investigates. every hour, all over the world, more and more carbon dioxide is being pumped into the air. and scientists say we‘ve got to find a way of doing this. pulling the carbon dioxide back out again. watch your footing.
in south wales ijoin researchers who believe they may have found an answer. this is a slag heap, a mountain of waste left over from an old iron works. what they‘ve found here is that this stuff actually draws in carbon dioxide. phil renforth and his student sarah gore show me how this works. adding some slag to a bottle. and then giving it a blast of carbon dioxide. in the space of a few minutes, the gas binds to the minerals inside, and the bottle starts to collapse inwards. so could this be done on a worldwide scale? globally we produce about half a billion tonnes of slack around the globe and that could capture something in the order of a quarter of a billion tonnes of co2, so it‘s not going to do everything, but it might do something relevant for us. just sitting here, the material doesn‘t absorb much of the gas. so a new process will have to be devised to do something useful.
but that is technically feasible. this is just one tiny fraction of the legacy of the industrial age and it‘s an amazing thought that the iron and steel industries which produced all this stuff and generated so much of the carbon dioxide that has been warming the planet may now have a role in helping to limit the rise in global temperatures. newsreel: sheffield, capital of steel, heart of a great industry. in the boom years of steel production, what mattered was the the volume of output. no—one back then worried about all the carbon dioxide being released into the air. now at sheffield university that‘s what they are trying to deal with. now at sheffield university that‘s what they are trying to deal with. in an underground laboratory plants grown in carefully monitored conditions. instruments keep track of every detail, and mixed into the soil is a powder — it‘s rock that‘s been ground up. this is a major project to see if agriculture can help tackle climate change.
these plants look normal enough but they are part of a highly unusual experiment that could prove incredibly useful. that‘s because the scientists have worked out that adding powdered volcanic rock to the soil massively increases the amount of carbon dioxide that‘s drawn out of the air, and because that‘s the gas that‘s driving the rise in temperatures, anything to help get rid of it could make a difference. the world needs to wake up to the fact we need to reduce our emissions and combine it with technologies for removing co2. and at the moment, we have no idea how to remove billions of tonnes of co2 from the atmosphere. how hard could it be? it could be — it is an enormous technological challenge, that dwarfs anything we‘ve seen before. and all the time, the more carbon dioxide builds up in the air, the more urgent it becomes to somehow get it out. david shuckman, bbc news.
boxing, and tyson fury says it‘s nothing short of a miracle that he‘s in a position to fight for a world heavyweight titl, against deontay wilder at the weekend. fury has had to overcome severe depression, and he‘s lost over ten stone in weight, in his training to face the more experienced american. live to los angeles and our sports editor dan roan. well, tomorrow both fighters will be here at the staples center, the venue here at the staples center, the venue for the weigh in, ahead of what feels increasingly like one of the most significant heavyweight bouts for many years, for fury this isa bouts for many years, for fury this is a defining moment. win here and he knows he would cap one of the most rashable come backs that british sport the chaotic scenes that overshadowed the build—up to this fight may have been as much publicity stunt as a sign of growing animosity. but there is no doubt that for fury, victory here in la would represent a remarkablejourney for a boxer
whose battles have not just been in the ring. i‘ve worked so hard tirelessly to get to this point again. not many people would ever believe that i could come back from 28 stone and mentally unwell to challenging for the heavyweight championship of the world again in only 12 months. this is a miracle, i believe, and i believe it‘s going to be a fairy tale ending. three years ago, fury ended wladimir klitschko‘s decade—long reign, but then he piled on the pounds amid depression, drink, drugs and a doping ban. now, he‘s back in shape and back in the big time. boom! does it give you more determination, more drive, more hunger, because of the ordeal you‘ve been through? i know how to manage all this stuff now. through experience you only learn, and i‘ve had a lot of experience with it and i know what to do for the future. so after i beat wilder, i know to stay training and keep focused. standing in his way, america‘s best heavyweight, deontay wilder boasts more experience, he is also undefeated,