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lovely this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. finland's president tells vladimir putin he will apply for nato membership within days — president putin has called the move a �*mistake'. the mayor of kharkiv tells the bbc russian troops have withdrawn from his city — which has been under constant bombardment since the invasion began. us pro—choice supporters protest across the country — in anticipation of a supreme court decision that is expected to overturn the long—established right to abortion. the north korean leader, kimjong—un, has described his country's covid outbreak as the greatest disaster his country has ever faced.
and eurovision 2022 is underway, with bookmakers are predicting a rare good result for the uk. but the spirit of this years contest is very much in support of a win but the spirit of this year's contest is very much in support of a win for the favourites ukraine. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. russia's president vladimir putin has warned his finnish counterpart thatjoining nato and abandoning finland's neutral status would be a �*mistake'. finland is expected to formally announce its intention tojoin the western military alliance tomorrow. russia and finland share a 1300 kilometre border and russia says it has no hostile
intentions towards finland and sweden, but has warned that their membership of nato would lead to the militarisation of the baltic region. the finnish president is said to have told president putin that russia's invasion of ukraine had altered his country's security environment. speaking ahead of a meeting of nato foreign minsiters, finland's foreign minister pekka haavisto explained why his country wanted to join nato and why his president had spoken to president putin. we have 1,300 kilometre common border and it is peaceful and we want to maintain that. it's important we communicate with our neighbour, we don't ask permission. each and every member country of nato has the possibility to prolong the process. there can be delays in the national parliaments and so forth. countries might have their own concerns but i am confident that in the end we will find a solution and finland and sweden will become members of nato.
norway is already a member of nato, and its foreign minister says 0slo would fully support finland and sweden joining the alliance. from a norwegian perspective, we are 100% behind finland and sweden if they decide to apply for membership in nato and it would strengthen nordic cooperation, because we chose differently after the second world war, so i think this is a historic moment. 0ur europe correspondent nick beake is in berlin and told us earlier what kind of timescale finland and sweden are facing if they were to join nato. over the weekend, sweden in particular, the governing party there, the social democrats, they have been meeting, the prime minister and otherfigures within the party have been talking about whether this is a good thing for sweden, because traditionally the party has been against sweden joining nato, so the indications
are that they will be changing their policy on that. it is not every day you see that — apologies for the noise there. but in terms of finland, we think in the coming days, there will be a decision. the way it all works, assuming there are no major stumbling blocks in the form of turkish opposition, the thinking is, when there is a big nato summit in madrid, that would be the moment at which the countries join. so that is how it is looking for now. interesting that the finnish president spoke to vladimir putin and explained why finland wants to join, he says because of the attack on ukraine, but also the way that vladimir putin has suggested that no more country should be allowed to join nato, and the finnish president suggesting it is not acceptable, that individual countries have sovereign responsibilities and decision making in this sort of process. in ukraine, the mayor
of kharkiv has told the bbc that the russians have withdrawn from ukraine's second biggest city in the direction of the russian border. he added kharkiv was no longer being shelled by the russians and people were gradually returning.(tx map) the us think tank, the insitute of the study of war earlier said russia had failed in its efforts to encircle kharkiv — which has been under constant bombardment. russian troops are instead focusing their attacks in the donbas region, which is now seeing some of the heaviest fighting. 0ur correspondent in lviv, joe inwood, has the latest. a parting gift from russian forces in retreat. this used to be the palace of culture in derhachi, a small town on the outskirts of kharkiv. on thursday, it was destroyed. translation: we were hit by rockets. three floors were breached. as you can see, the palace of culture is almost completely destroyed. it has nothing to do with military infrastructure. it's a civilian facility.
it's a scene replicated right across ukraine's second city, much of which has been reduced to rubble. but kharkiv is known as a fortress city. in this invasion, it has earned that name. its defenders have resisted and now repelled the russians. the battle for kharkiv, it seems, has been won. it's a very different story from that of mariupol, where russia seems confident enough of the victory to be redeploying troops to the donbas region. the ukrainian government says it wants to arm a million men for what is increasingly looking like a long fight. that this conflict will continue is perhaps the only thing the two sides agree on. translation: today nobody can l predict how long this war will last, but we are doing everything in order to free our land as soon as possible. this is our priority, every day to work towards making the war shorter. however, it doesn't depend only on our people, unfortunately. translation: the collective west has
declared total hybrid war on us, - it is hard to predict how long this will last, but it is clear the consequences will be felt by everyone, without exception. any diplomatic solutions will depend on russia, who today released these pictures showing their troops on the offensive. their top diplomat was also in combative mood. all over the kharkiv region, the scars of the battle for ukraine's second city. this is unlikely to be a turning point in this conflict, but with russian supply lines now in ukrainian sights, make no mistake — this is a major victory. joe inwood, bbc news, lviv. andrew d'anieri is assistant director at the atlantic council think tank's eurasia center, he joins me from washington, with
hejoins me from washington, lots with he joins me from washington, lots of analysis for l you with lots of analysis for us. thank ou for with lots of analysis for us. thank you forjoining — with lots of analysis for us. thank you forjoining us _ with lots of analysis for us. thank you forjoining us and _ with lots of analysis for us. thank you forjoining us and enjoy. - with lots of analysis for us. thank you forjoining us and enjoy. we i with lots of analysis for us. thank i you forjoining us and enjoy. we are hearing there that ukraine is being able to push russian forces beyond the artillery range of kharkiv, this doesn't sound like a victory, tactically for the ukrainians, it is hugely significant, right? it is enormously — hugely significant, right? it 3 enormously significant. as hugely significant, right? it 1 enormously significant. as we saw and heard on the package, kharkiv is ukraine was an second—largest city —— city, home to over a million people, and to be able to take russian forces, russian artillery out of range, to constantly shell kharkiv, is a significant development in its own right and it is also significant in that it makes pushing those supply lines east and disrupting supply lines coming from the north in russia and to the south towards the russian base is a massively important when we look at the battle for donbas, that we expect to amp up really over the next several months. but
expect to amp up really over the next several months. but should we still be holding _ next several months. but should we still be holding our _ next several months. but should we still be holding our breath, - still be holding our breath, couldn't russia just regroup and start the operation again? that is absolutely true _ start the operation again? that is absolutely true and _ start the operation again? that is absolutely true and it is - absolutely true and it is possible that russian forces, once they get over the russian border, could resupply and could return again, so i think that is absolutely possible at a and makes clear that the west's priority needs to be continuing to supply an arm ukraine as best they can as quickly as they can because we have seen ukrainians are the world's best experts at defending against invading russian forces and the west needs to respond in kind to that. g , ., , x' the west needs to respond in kind to that. , ., , , the west needs to respond in kind to that. , ., , ,., ., that. just to pick you up on that, how are ukraine _ that. just to pick you up on that, how are ukraine forces - that. just to pick you up on that, how are ukraine forces pulling . that. just to pick you up on that, - how are ukraine forces pulling these victories off? i mean, we have seen the fall of mariupol, but we have seen other victories like this. and let's face it, they have taken a lot of world leaders by surprise. yes. of world leaders by surprise. yes, absolutely. _ of world leaders by surprise. yes, absolutely, and _ of world leaders by surprise. yes, absolutely, and i _ of world leaders by surprise. yes, absolutely, and i think— of world leaders by surprise. yes, absolutely, and i think we - of world leaders by surprise. 1&1 absolutely, and i think we all underestimated just how well trained
ukrainian forces were. i think we underestimated as well that ukrainian forces have been fighting a war against russia and their proxies in the donbas for the past eight years so many of them have had battle combat, which is not the same for these very inexperienced poorly trained russian forces, and frankly speaking, ukrainian battle plans and strategies have been more sophisticated than russian battle plans, so i think it has certainly been a surprise but i think the more we learn, the more we see just how well—prepared ukraine has been and how well they can perform and they have the proper supplies.— have the proper supplies. indeed, many thanks _ have the proper supplies. indeed, many thanks for _ have the proper supplies. indeed, many thanks for that _ have the proper supplies. indeed, many thanks for that analysis - have the proper supplies. indeed, many thanks for that analysis and | many thanks for that analysis and insight. let's get some of the day's other news. china will no longer host next year's asian cup finals due to the covid—i9 situation in the country. the cup is played every four years, featuring 2a national teams from across the region.
china is continuing to pursue a zero—covid policy, imposing strict lockdowns in major cities. the uk prime minister has revealed that 50 migrants have been told they're to be sent to rwanda, under the government's controversial resettlement policy. borisjohnson said he expected legal opposition but the uk government would "dig in for the fight." the longest suspension bridge in the world has opened in the czech republic. it's 721 metres long — 95 metres above the ground and connects two mountain ridges. it took nearly two years to build the bridge which is about 200 kilometres from prague and the project cost nearly 7—million dollars. officials hope it will attract tourists to the area — but its definitely not for the faint hearted... abortion rights supporters are protesting in cities across the united states against a probable supreme court decision to overturn the roe v wade case, that legalised abortion nationwide.
large rallies have taken place in houston, new york, washington, los angeles and chicago. as these are the latest pictures to come into the bbc as protests continue across the country. last week, an unpublished draft ruling on abortion rights was leaked, suggesting the court will overturn the 1973 decision. on friday, us senate democrats failed to pass a bill to make the right to abortion a federal law. carol tobias is president of the national right to life committee and told us that the current situation is dividing opinion right across america. i know people are upset but i think what most people don't understand, quite frankly, is if the supreme court does overturn roe v wade, abortion will not be illegal across the country, we will have states
that protect unborn children and we will have some states that don't, and we will have some states in the middle that will go back and forth. personally, i think abortion should be only allowed if the mother's are in danger. they are alive and growing and should be protected so that would be my position but this is something that will be decided state—by—state, by elected officials, elected by the people, so this is, i believe going to be a way to work it out, democratically. like i said, some states will protect all unborn children and some will say that they will be no protection through all nine months of pregnancy, so we will have a patchwork of laws throughout the country. the republicans are —— if the republicans are in control, i think some will be passed but we need to get a signature from president biden and i know he will not be cooperative because he
supports abortion for any reason. we also have a problem in the senate and at the filibuster is still there which means we need 60 votes to pass any major legislation, and i doubt thatis any major legislation, and i doubt that is going to happen any time soon, so there will be some things that will take a while to work out at the federal and state levels, but at the federal and state levels, but at least we have the opportunity to try. foralmost at least we have the opportunity to try. for almost 50 years, the courts have allowed very few limits on abortion and i think, you know, the american public is deeply divided so i think it will be a good chance for everybody to talk and find out where we are and see what we can, watson can set —— watch consensus we can come to in the state. can set -- watch consensus we can come to in the state.— can set -- watch consensus we can come to in the state. there is more anal sis come to in the state. there is more analysis and — come to in the state. there is more analysis and reaction _ come to in the state. there is more analysis and reaction to _ come to in the state. there is more analysis and reaction to those - analysis and reaction to those protests on the bbc news website. the headlines on bbc news...
finland's president tells vladimir putin he will apply for nato membership within days — president putin has called the move a �*mistake'. the mayor of kharkiv tells the bbc russian troops have withdrawn from his city — which has been under constant bombardment since the invasion began. north korea is continuing to battle an outbreak of covid—19. on saturday, state media reported that there had been half a million cases of unexplained fever in recent weeks. but this week was the first time the isolated state acknowledged there'd been an outbreak of the virus. the big question is: how will the country's health care system cope? joining me now is dr kee park, he's a neurosurgeon and lectures on global health and social medicine at the harvard medical school. he's got extensive experience in this area — having visited north korea more than 20 times since 2007. thank than 20 times since 2007. you forjoining me. let'r and thank you forjoining me. let's try and answer that question. is there a health system in north korea that can help all north koreans? yes,
chris, can you see me? we can help all north koreans? yes, chris, can you see me?— can help all north koreans? yes, . chris, can you see me?- ok. chris, can you see me? we can. ok. it is all working. _ chris, can you see me? we can. ok. it is all working. ok, _ chris, can you see me? we can. ok. it is all working. ok, great. - chris, can you see me? we can. ok. it is all working. ok, great. thanks i it is all working. 0k, great. thanks for having me on the programme. i have worked with north korean doctors side by side, i am a surgeon, i have worked with them at their top teaching hospitals, and i will tell you, they struggle, like any other lover income country, they have trouble getting equipment and supplies, and on top of that, they have their sanctions, for obvious reasons. —— any other lower income country. this makes equipment repair very difficult so you have an ailing health system and it struggles to maintain itself. what we are really concerned about now is that the news thatis concerned about now is that the news that is coming out with the outbreak of the 0micron variant of covid—19, and look, you can ask me some
questions, i'm sure. i and look, you can ask me some questions, i'm sure.— and look, you can ask me some questions, i'm sure. i was going to tell ou questions, i'm sure. i was going to tell you that _ questions, i'm sure. i was going to tell you that back _ questions, i'm sure. i was going to tell you that back in _ questions, i'm sure. i was going to tell you that back in 2016, - questions, i'm sure. i was going to tell you that back in 2016, i - questions, i'm sure. i was going to tell you that back in 2016, i was i tell you that back in 2016, i was taken to a hospital in pyongyang on panorama and there were no patients and lots of doctors and nurses not doing anything, and their isolation was that everybody is as healthy in north korea, they don't need any medical care, it was clear cho hospital, and i think that is what a lot of people are worried about around the where —— world. north korea gives you half—truths, you never know what its capability is, and there is the offer of help there. the question i am asking, i suppose, is do you think north korea needs it, and in which case how can it get that help? that needs it, and in which case how can it get that help?— it get that help? that is a great cuestion. it get that help? that is a great question- i _ it get that help? that is a great question. i am _ it get that help? that is a great question. i am sure _ it get that help? that is a great question. i am sure you - it get that help? that is a great question. i am sure you were . it get that help? that is a great - question. i am sure you were taken to the friendship hospital, and most north koreans cannot access at hospital, it is specifically made for international visitors, so they just put that out of the way. listen, we heard the news on tuesday of the 0micron variant of covid—19
virus being detected in north korea. and then the number of patients that they said had fevers, cinematic patients, i think that news is notable on two accounts, one is the fact that they are conceding that their strategy of prevention has failed. the 0micron virus, the 0micron variant is able to evade their defences and now that it has been breached. the other notable fact is the sheer scale of number of people that are suspected. they said 350,000 people with fevers on tuesday. 0n 350,000 people with fevers on tuesday. on saturday, they said it is up to 500,000 patients. now, they don't have a test in game abilities to confirm there so if they know that this is, we know that they tested and isolated the sars covid to virus, it is in there now, and presumably all these cases are covid cases, this is a disasterfor the
country. 500,000 suspected people with fevers. if you take a case fatality rate, conservative rate of 1%, we are talking at least one in 100, 100 1%, we are talking at least one in 100,100 people dying, 5000 1%, we are talking at least one in 100, 100 people dying, 5000 people could potentially die. the number of people that are going to need hospital care and specialised intensive care is far greater than that, and i'm not sure that the country is able to handle that. we know that if kim john and is admitting it is facing a crisis it must be very very serious. we must leave it there, thank you so much for your time. leave it there, thank you so much foryourtime. —— one.
it had the big build up being the 150th anniversary of the first fa cup final...and it delivered with liverpool winning at wembley on penalties after extra time against chelsea. it was nil—nil after extra time. there was an early missed penalty from chelsea's cesar azpilicueta which gave sadio mane the opportunity to win it for liverpool but his effort was saved by edouard mendy, taking the shootout to sudden death wehre mason mount saw his penalty saved by alisson, leaving substitute kostas tsimikas to step up and take the decisive penalty... and he slotted liverpool's seventh penalty into the bottom corner to secure a second trophy of the season forjurgen klopp's side, sending the red half of wembley into celebration mode. it is very special for me. the manager asked me which number i wanted, isaid, numberseven. he said why so far? i said i want number seven and number seven gave me the opportunity to win the game. i chose the right side and i scored and i am very happy about that.
this is liverpool captainjordan henderson lifting the fa cup. it's the eighth time they've won the cup which is celebrating its 150th anniversary. and it is the club's second trophy this season after beating cheleas to win the league cup. it means that the unprecedented quadruple is still on, with two games left in the premier league and the champions league final still to come. 0utstanding. it was again the same, an incredible intense game against chelsea. they would have decided —— deserved it in exactly the same way. it was nerve—racking, my nails are gone. i really feel for chelsea. for us, i am gone. i really feel for chelsea. for us, iam pretty gone. i really feel for chelsea. for us, i am pretty happy. robert lewandowski brought his german league—leading tally to 35 goals for bayern munich on saturday.
but bayern sporting director hasan sali—xamid—zich confirmed before the 2—all draw in wolfsburg that lewandowski wants to leave the bavarian club. the polish forward, who has been linked with a move to barcelona, has a contract with bayern to 2023 but salixamidzich said he turned down the club's offer to extend it and said "he would like to do something else." spain'sjuan pedro lopez has retained his lead at cycling's giro d'italia after a four—man breakaway group battled it out to win stage 8. belgian rider thomas de gendt took the honours at the finish in naples, winning stage 8 — ten years after he first won a giro stage. sunday's race is the first stage of this year's giro d'italia to include a number of large climbs. there was a victory in the world triathlon championship series for great britain's men and women's teams. in the men's, alex yee outsprinted new zealand's hayden wilde in the final straight to earn victory in a tightly fought contest.
and in the women's events, it was georgia taylor brown who moved to the top of the event, standings with her impressive victory after passing the leader and opening up a huge lead. the final of the eurovision song contest is happening now. thousands of fans have been gathering in italy for the big night. singer sam ryder is hoping to end a run of bad results for the uk, but ukraine is hotly tipped to win the contest. mark lowen has been soaking up some of the atmosphere in turin. there are a lot of favourites tonight. it is actually quite an open competition the favourite is ukraine. it has got an entry by an orchestra which is a bit of a mixture of ukrainian folk and hip—hop, it is a good song but of course they are benefiting from a
lot of support and solidarity because of the war. 0ne lot of support and solidarity because of the war. one of their members has stayed back in ukraine to fight. russia has been kicked out of this year's competition so even though there is not meant to be politics in the competition, of course there are, there is medical voting between countries. ukraine is the favourite. —— political voting. that said, could sam ryder with his spaceman song bring it home for the uk? it is a great number, he has a lot of positive energy and his stratospheric high falsetto notes which could be matched by the stratospheric points by other countries. literally, a lot of support for the second year running. —— italy. spain, serbia, there are a lot of songs into my�*s contest so it is quite an open content —— competition. excitement is building, this is where the fans will come into the stadium, it will be matched ljy into the stadium, it will be matched by a tv audience around the world, we expect in almost 200 million
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moldova. most kitsch entry this year? moldova-— most kitsch entry this year? moldova. ~ �* , ., ., ., moldova. we'll be having a look at the reaction _ moldova. we'll be having a look at the reaction to _ moldova. we'll be having a look at the reaction to the _ moldova. we'll be having a look at the reaction to the eurovision - moldova. we'll be having a look at| the reaction to the eurovision song contest here on bbc news in the coming hours so do officially stay with us for that as well. here on bbc news in the uk, we will be looking at tomorrow night front pages with again lots of coverage of the eurovision result, be it the uk or ukraine, the usual time is 10:30pm and element 30 pm this evening. 0urjoining us this evening will be the luteal —— usual bunch of journalists with insight and knowledge. someone with knowledge of the whether is darren bett. we are going to see the weather changing. sunshine farand we are going to see the weather changing. sunshine far and wide, temperatures approaching 20 degrees in belfast. this is the picture
earlier on in devon, warm enough for a paddle but it is in the south—west of england that the weather is going to start to change this evening. high pressure has brought the sunshine and dry weather and light winds today as well but towards the south—west that lad is beginning to build this evening and we got this first signs of some showers as well. 0vernight, the showers will push north was into parts of wales and the mittens but mainly affecting more southern parts of england, there could be some heavy end boundary downpours as well. further north across the uk where it is dry with clearer skies, could habitually start to tomorrow in scotland. early in the morning, there could be some showers pushing as far north as northern ireland and south—west scotland, the heavier ones in southern eglin will move away and showers that do develop will be further north and head further north through the date so for more southern parts of england and wales it will become drier and warmer with some sunshine. northern scotland may miss the showers as well but even with some showers, the temperatures will be similar to what we see today, it will be cooler perhaps
around the north sea coast with a breeze beginning to pick up. high pressure getting squeezed away, pressure getting squeezed away, pressure is low wearing, we got the wind is picking up an array pushing in from the south—west and there is more wet weather around on monday as above. many affected northern and western parts of the uk, further south and east there will be fewer showers, more in the way of sunshine and it will feel warm as well. but as you head further north where we have got more cloud than most of the rain into the afternoon, vertically in scotland, it will be quite a bit cooler here on monday afternoon. moving quickly ended tuesday with the rain clearing out of the way, we start with some sunshine but out towards the west there is another band of rain coming in, mainly affecting the western parts of the uk and ahead of that it may well be dry and warm as well, particularly in the south—east, likely to be the warmest day of the week ahead. a warmest day of the week ahead. a warm start the week but we've got the threat of rain which could be heavy and potentially thundery as well and from mid week onwards, it does become a drier, fewer showers,
hello this is bbc news. the headlines: vladimir putin tells finland it would be a �*mistake' for the country to join nato. representatives of the miltary alliance are meeting in germany, with sweden and finland expected to apply for membership. this as russian troops withdraw from ukraine's second biggiest city kharkiv, according to its mayor. it's been under constant bombardment since the invasion began. both sides say it's not clear when the war might end. translation: the collective west has declared total hybrid war on us, - and it is hard to predict how long this will all last. but it is clear the consequences will be felt by everyone. campaigners say the government's obesity strategy is �*falling apart�*,
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