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theresa may tells the russian president the salisbury nerve agent attack was a despicable act. a stern—faced prime minister told mr putin the novichok attack was part of a pattern of unacceptable russian behaviour. russia needs to recognise its acts and stop acting in this way. and stop its other destabilising activities around the world. including, for example, the use of disinformation and cyber attacks. the two leaders met at the 620 summit injapan, after president putin declared that liberalism is obsolete. we'll be live at
the summit in osaka. also this lunchtime... deaths reported in europe's heatwave. temperatures in france are set to hit a record high. police and security services wait to hear what the coroner says about them, at the inquests into the deaths in the london bridge attacks. demolished — the remains of the bridge in genoa that partially collapsed last year, killing 43 people. commentator: here's lucy bronze, what a goal, what a goal! and the pride of england — after their quarter—final victory, the lionesses dream of world cup glory. i've been dreaming of playing in lyon—macro and playing in the semifinal, four years, all that pressure and passion came out in that strike.
coming up in the sport later in the hour on bbc news, we'll have details of the wimbledon draw. the british number one kyle edmund faces the spaniard jaume munar. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. theresa may has told the russian leader vladimir putin the nerve agent attack in salisbury was a despicable act and part of a pattern of unacceptable behaviour. in a frosty meeting at the 620 summit injapan, she told mr putin there's irrefutable evidence that russia was behind the novichok attack on former russian agent sergei skripal and his daughter last year. but mr putin has dismissed it as "a fuss over spies". he also said that traitors must be punished. from the summit, rupert
wingfield—hayes reports. every 620 summit starts with the traditionalfamily every 620 summit starts with the traditional family photo, a symbol of cooperation and friendship tween these nations. by comparison mr putin's meeting with theresa may was icy cold. she told the bbc she intended to confront the russian president about the poisoning of sergei skripal in salisbury last year. we set out the evidence. charges have been laid against two russian individuals. i want to see those individuals brought to justice. russia needs to recognise its acts and stop acting in this way, and stop its other destabilising activities around the world. donald trump has repeatedly refused to take action against vladimir putin for russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 us election. today, he was asked if he would do so today, he was asked if he would do so again.
this meeting came a day after a newspaper interview in which president putin had launched an all—out attack on western liberal values on immigration... and on multiculturalism. translation: it's no longer tenable. but it's a meeting that has not taken place that is dominating this summit, that between donald trump and chinese president xijinping. the two countries are locked in a damaging trade war, president trump is threatening to escalate it further. today, the chinese president said that would be a huge mistake. translation: developed countries are
frequently taking protectionist and one—sided measures, destroying the global trade order and the production chains. this also impacts on the common interests of our countries and overshadows peace and stability worldwide. japan was hoping to push a broader gender at this 620 summit including getting commitments on climate change, or cleaning plastics from the oceans and on free trade. instead, this whole summit is being overshadowed by the us and china trade war and 110w by the us and china trade war and now all eyes are on the xi jinping and donald trump meeting and the hope the two will stop the trade war from getting any worse. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in osaka. our deputy political editor john pienaar is in osaka. the prime minister looked like she was going to read mr putin the riot act when she was going into those talks. did she? well, you saw the look on theresa may's face during
that post and shake with vladimir putin. it was a portrait of cold displeasure and that surely was very deliberate. on theresa may's side this was pressure for a purpose. yes, the signal national front at an attack on british soil, but more than that, to reassert britain's status as a global player, deserving of respect in any situation and certainly should not be treated in this kind of way. there was a certain grim satisfaction then in government circles when the international community, america, europe, reacted in the way they did at the salisbury attack, joining britain in penalising russia. today, theresa may was very keen, it seemed to me, to be asserting her place, speaking for that wider international community. i don't think anyone in government, any official, any minister imagines russia is about to suddenly change its ways or show a great contrition, but this was about a very public, very clear show of displeasure, to be taking a leading role, a leading
voice, and perhaps in that at least theresa may may have succeeded. and john, just this question of britain's relationship with russia, does this feed into the conservative party leadership contest? yes, i thinkjust as you'd expect, jeremy hunt, foreign secretary, boris johnson, former foreign secretary and both competing to be the next british prime minister, they have jumped into this, condemning both of them, vladimir putin's reaction to this row and what happened in salisbury. sending the signal they would not put up with it either. yes, they are backing up theresa may's message that britain is a country, britain is still a player, britain must be treated with respect, but it it wasn'tjust about asserting britain's role as a player, in their case they must have had half of their mind on asserting their own. john pienaar, thank you, oui’ their own. john pienaar, thank you, our deputy political editor. france could see its highest—ever recorded temperature today, as the heatwave sweeping much of europe continues. germany, poland and
the czech republic have all recorded their highest—ever june temperatures. in spain two people have died from suspected heatstroke and firefighters are dealing with catalonia's worst wildfires in 20 years. keith doyle reports. almost the whole of france is on alert because of the excessive heat, with parts of the south on the highest red alert. that means there's a danger to life. many schools have been closed and people have been warned to take what precautions they can as the temperature rises and may reach an all—time mainland high france of 45 celsius today. that would break the previous french record of 44.1 degrees, in 2003, when the heat is thought to have contributed to the deaths of 15,000 people. overnight parks in paris were open, offering some refuge from the night—time heat and humidity. time to do what it's just been too hot to do during the
day. an official app is directing people to cooler places, or islands of freshness as they are being called in shaded areas of parks, cooler buildings and even cemeteries. police have been turning a blind eye to people using the usually out of bounds fountain is close to the eiffel tower to cool off. an emergency meeting has been held by the french government with the prime minister warning people to be responsible, while some have accused the government of scaremongering, an increased number are being treated in hospitals for heat —related problems. the heat wave that is affecting most of the continent is blamed on hot air moving north from the sahara. what's particularly notable about this heatwave is where not only breaking the temperature record forjune but potentially the all—time temperature records in france as well. we are still in the early part of the summer. still in the early part of the summer. normally these high temperatures don't come until august and it's not only the heat by day but also overnight as well, the
temperature is really staying up, and we haven't seen temperatures quite this high since back in 2003. in spain it's usually hot injune but not this hot. wildfires are out of control in parts of the north—east. over 600 hectares, around 25 square miles, are affected, with fire crews and the military brought in to try to bring them under control. the authorities say two people have died of heat —related causes, one of them a 17—year—old farm worker. right across the iberian peninsular temperature records are being broken. 6ermany, temperature records are being broken. germany, italy and the balkans are reaching new heat highs which are expected to last until sunday. keith doyle, bbc news. our correspondent 6avin lee is in paris. as we have heard in that report potentially record—breaking temperatures in france today. yes, for the first time in the south of
france four departments, for regions that are on the highest level of alert, alert, where there is a risk to life and its day for macro of this heatwave that has blown in from africa. if you look at temperatures in rabat, morocco, algiers, around 32 degrees at the moment, expected to be around 33 degrees in paris, and on top of that what they call the discomforting decks, the humidity factor, it feels around 40 degrees. the french government are trying to get the balance right, strong warnings saying people shouldn't be out running, should be drinking a lot. you can see people in the world of instagram getting their selfies on social media, it looks great, but actually it's uncomfortable in these conditions. there's been a backlash with a lot of critics accusing the government and patronising the people here, but if you look at the situation down south we could have temperatures up to 45 celsius, the record for france, go back to 2003 when it was 44.1 degrees and there were 15,000
deaths attributed to the weather. just further west of here today, there is a hospital that has put an emergency appeal out for nurses to help because people coming in and influx are struggling with heat —related issues so clearly they are having big effects on the ground in different parts of france today. 6avin, thank you very much indeed, 6avin, thank you very much indeed, 6avin lee, in paris. the inquest into the victims of the london bridge attacks will conclude later this afternoon. eight people were killed and 48 were injured in the van and knife attack in june 2017. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford is at the old bailey. what are we expecting today? well, the chief coroner is bringing to a close eight weeks of sometimes harrowing, very emotional evidence, as he draws these inquests to a conclusion. of course the outcome is in some ways inevitable. it will return a conclusion of unlawful killing on eight of the people who
died, that is inevitable. the whole inquest has been conducted along the lines that these people were unlawfully killed. but there will be a few issues to look out for when he draws the inquest to a conclusion this afternoon. first of all the issue about what m15 knew about one of the ringleaders of the attack, curran bert. they'd identified him two years earlier as somebody who might plan an attack on the uk —— khuram butt. they had watched him for two years and monitored him intensely for two years but somehow he was able to plan this attack almost under their noses. the relatives, the bereaved relatives, are very angry about that but we don't know whether the coroner will feel it's something that's appropriate for him to comment on or criticise. the other key issue that he could address this afternoon as theissue he could address this afternoon as the issue of barriers on the bridge to protect pedestrians. two and half months after the westminster bridge attack there were no barriers on london bridge and the families are hoping that he may have something to say about that and about the potential failures by the authorities to address that issue.
it is expected to end about four o'clock or five o'clock this afternoon. daniel sandford, thank you, at the old bailey. jeremy hunt has urged his conservative leadership rival borisjohnson to "be straight with people" about what a no—deal brexit would mean. his comments came as the two men took questions from party members in devon in the latest hustings event. mrjohnson says the uk must leave the eu on 31st of october, "do or die", with or without a deal. but what are people who aren't party members making of the conservative leadership campaign so far? nick robinson has been speaking to a focus group of voters in reading west, a key marginal constituency. they all voted conservative at the last general election, but half of them deserted the party in the recent european elections. i've been speaking to a group of voters who are crucial at the moment. they all voted tory at the last general election, but half of them didn't in the european elections. two voted for the brexit party, one for the liberal democrats,
and one didn't vote at all. the tories need their votes next time round if they're to stay in power. when you're looking for a leader, when you're making your mind up, what's important to you? leadership, strong. actions. likeable. is that different from strong? yeah, i think so. yeah. charisma. listen to the people. you've got to deliver your promises. mm. and we've got to trust you, that you're going to deliver. jeremy hunt, liz, do you know whatjob he does? no, no, idon‘t. if you have anything that comes into your mind when you think about him, words off the top of your head, what do you think? my perception is that he comes across a bit wet, a bit not really strong. however, it then comes down to would i trust
what he said more than boris? i'd probably trust him more. i think he's very weak and i think he's quite sly, actually. sly, why sly? ijust think he's sly, ijust think... you don't trust him? don't trust him. let's have a look at borisjohnson. you probably know a bit better of course. can you just tell us what happened at your partner's home a couple of nights ago? i've made it a rule over many, many years, i do not talk about stuff involving my family and my loved ones. personal life, character, personality. i think he evaded that question. he didn't answer her question, boris didn't. should he talk about his personal life? no. he has a right to his privacy, as everyone else does. sara, you don't look quite so sure? people have a right to their privacy, but he didn't actually answer her question. and who would get a better deal from the eu, johnson or hunt? in anything you need that charisma, you need that personality,
and out of the two, for me, it's boris. the loose cannon of boris makes you feel that if he makes a threat of walking away they are more likely to believe boris thanjeremy hunt, that you're going to walk away with no deal. you're the man for the job. if it's prime ministerjeremy hunt tomorrow, what sort of prime minister is he? boring. boring, yeah. what we've had before. david cameron. lack of charisma. boring, definitely. yeah. but... a safe pair of hands. could he be reliable? so if it's prime minister boris johnson, what do you think? enthusiastic, passionate. passionate. driven, bumbling. what's going to happen today? leader. what's going to happen, unpredictable. oh christ! that's two words, sorry! and you can watch more of nick robinson's conversations in a special programme the view
from the voters — on the bbc news channel tonight at 9:30pm. and it'll be available shortly afterwards on the iplayer. the time is 1.18pm. our top story this lunchtime... theresa may tells the russian leader vladimir putin the salisbury nerve agent attack was despicable and unacceptable. and still to come... plastic—free 6lastonbury. how festival—goers are being encouraged to think about the planet. coming up in the sport in the next 15 minutes on bbc news... there is a shaky start for sri lanka in their world cup match against south africa, losing a wicket off the very first ball of the day. the england manager phil neville says his lionesses put in the best performance of his reign so far as they booked a place in the women's world cup semifinal. they beat norway 3—0 last night
and they'll now face either hosts france or holders usa. our sports correspondent jane dougall reports. elation for england after an emphatic win. her manager says she is the best player in the world... here's lucy bronze. what a goal! and bronze showed why, scoring england's third goal and sending them to lyon. i have been dreaming of playing in lyon and getting to that semifinal again. i have had to wait four years. there is all that kind of pressure and passion came out in that strike. it was bronze who was the playmaker from the start, shooting down the right to cut back. jill scott was there. then a tap—in from ellen white and she was celebrating. her fifth goal in this world cup, making her joint top scorer. back in england, 6lastonbury even changed the music momentarily. # it's coming home, it's coming # football's coming home...#
the girls were so good. that lucy bronze goal wasjust phenomenal, honestly. i can feel it's been building. even to this moment, like, it's well exciting and we're really excited to see it. we are into the semifinals now. one lioness 6eorgia stanway had asked organisers to show the match for her brother. hundreds of thousands of people watching. apparently my brother was on someone's shoulders when i came on the pitch and everyone was clapping him, so he was loving the glory. now either the hosts france or the holders usa stand in england's way of reaching their first final in a major tournament. to be in a semifinal, you're going to play the best teams in the world. them two are two top teams that we really fully respect. obviously france is the host nation, so they're favourites and usa are number one in the world. so, for us, we know it's going to be a tough test but we make sure that we'll give it our all. so far they have, inspiring the previous generation and the next.
well, next for england, the players have just left their team hotel in the north of france and are travelling south to lyon, where the temperature is 36 degrees and i make for tough playing conditions. phil neville says his squad have trained for playing in the heat and are prepared. last night it was england's best performance thus far ina england's best performance thus far in a tournament that they will have to step it up in a semifinal on tuesday because they will play one of the two favourites to win the tournament. tonight the usa take on france in paris and perhaps a reflection of the mentality of the squad, the england players have been saying they will gather together to watch the match as one. thank you. the british designer responsible for the way some of apple's best known products look has announced he's leaving the firm. in a career spanning two decades, sirjony ive designed the imac, ipod and iphone —
helping apple to become the world's most valuable company. he's now setting up his own business — its first client is expected to be apple. demolition teams have blown up what remains of a motorway bridge in the italian city of genoa, nearly a year after it partially collapsed, killing 43 people. high explosives were used in the demolition, after thousands of residents who live nearby had been evacuated from their homes. james reynolds reports. at nine o'clock this morning, 6enoa got ready to bring down the remains of the morandi bridge. there was a short delay because of reports that a man was found refusing to leave his home near the structure. officials sorted it out. water cannon were switched on, ready to catch the dust and then demolition experts pressed the button. it was all over
in just a few seconds. the pile of dust covered the entire area. the operation was a success. translation: at 9:37am, the bridge came down. procedures have been strictly followed and plans are on track. oh, dear. italy is still recovering from the partial collapse of the bridge last summer. the structure fell when decaying cables, encased in concrete snapped. an investigation into who is to blame has yet to reach its conclusions. the country has already begun work on a replacement bridge, designed by the country's most famous architect, renzo piano. this is what it will look like.
the government says that the new structure is expected to be ready by next year. james reynolds, bbc news, frome. a rare butterfly can now be seen in england for the first time in more than 40 years. the chequered skipper became extinct in england in 1976. now the wildlife charity, butterfly conservation, says a project to bring the insect from belgium and re—introduce it in northamptonshire appears to have been a success. martin borley reports. the hunt is on for the country's rarest butterfly. it has been a life or death struggle for the chequered skipper since they were reintroduced to england one year ago. the national spotlight was on this tiny insect when 42 chequered skippers, caught in belgium, were released at this secret location in rockingham forest. since then, britain's weather is unlikely to have helped the butterfly‘s survival. just after the butterflies emerged, it was really cold and damp, so they weren't very active.
and then we had a really hot, dry summer where the vegetation got really parched. and then that was followed by quite a mild, dry winter. so we are really not sure of the effect that is going to have had on the butterflies. but this is proof that the chequered skipper has survived. i have just spotted a skipper, he is just perched there. and it is a male, and it is definitely one of our english skippers. confirmation they have survived. yes, very exciting. but this is just the start. it will take many years before the butterfly‘s long—term survival is guaranteed. we have done the easy bit, really. releasing butterflies, doing this reintroduction, we are in the second year of a three—year project. we will know if it is a success in the long term when we start picking up the butterfly in other woodlands where we didn't let it go. in belgium, 24 more chequered skippers have been caught and then released in rockingham forest to bolster the newly emerged english butterflies.
this is a female, an amazing view of it. i don't think i've ever got this close to a chequered skipper. so she will mate really quickly, sometimes within one hour or two of emergence. then she will be ready to lay her eggs. as soon as it warms up a bit, she will be off looking for suitable locations. and a new generation of chequered skipper. exactly, so then we will hopefully be back again next year looking for even more chequered skippers emerging in this habitat. there is huge excitement from naturalists and volunteers about the success they have had so far. but it is still early days. hopes are high that this beautiful, tiny butterfly is finally back for good. martin borley with that report. festival—goers at glastonbury are being urged to protect themselves from the sun, with record temperatures forecast over the weekend. they are also being urged to drink plenty of water — but for the first time organisers have banned the sale of plastic bottles at the festival.
fiona lamdin reports on the first plastic—free 6lastonbury. as temperatures soared into the 20s, worthy farm and its festival—goers are in need of hydration and, not surprisingly, queues have been building at all the water stations dotted around the festival. for the first time, 6lastonbury has banned the sale of single—use plastic. there is over 870 taps on site. it's all about refill and reuse. usually we would be drinking out of plastic bottles because most vendors would be selling them on site but they're not selling them this year. instead i bought a £5 metal cap and you can refill at any water points. —— cup. there's loads of them on site — it's easy. it's nice that you don't have the option to buy plastic bottles as well so everybody is avoiding it completely. normally i would pop to an ice cream van and buy a few bottles of water as well as lemonade and that kind of thing, so this year we've decided to bring our own bottles.
last year, more than a million plastic bottles were recycled at the festival and this is where they all came. already it's made a huge difference. there is considerably less plastic than there was last festival. and with hundreds of thousands travelling here and the mountain of tents often left behind, the founder of the climate change campaign group extinction rebellion worries about its impact. i'm sure it's got a massive footprint and it is a piece of hedonism, isn't it? it's people having a good time. from that can come quite a narcissistic side to ourselves, where we are not looking at what we are doing. single use tents, how disgusting is that? i think the festival needs to look at that and do what they can to prevent that and also the individuals who are here. a future challenge for this festival but for now, at least, even the police are sticking to the new 6lastonbury rules. organisers hope, as people leave, they will not
only take their rubbish but the festival's message. fiona lamdin, bbc news. our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba is in glastonbury. we often talk about mud being the big problem, this year it is the absolutely. it will not be the heat. absolutely. it will not be the hottest 6lastonbury on record but the heat is something organisers are trying to make sure with a lot of awareness about what people can do. we have been hearing about the taps which have been putting across the 6lastonbury festival site. they are making sure people can get as much water as they want. the cues were there but they were not very long so there but they were not very long so there seems to be more than enough for people to take advantage. using sunscreen with lots of shady areas. what it does is make sure it does
everything from looking after the way that people can protect themselves, whether it is sun, rain, wet or mud. the music is already under way. adele is on the maid stayed behind me. we have already had the abba tribute act bjon again. it is characteristic of the way 6lastonbury can put on music that appeals to a huge range of people. —— ten three again. —— bjorn again. time for a look at the weather. here's mel coles. it isa it is a hot day and we could see our hottest saturday on record tomorrow. it is not just hottest saturday on record tomorrow. it is notjust 6lastonbury, the heat