heavy rain and overflowing rivers in the southern japan have forced almost 400,000 people to leave their homes. emergency teams have been deployed to help people trapped by flood waters. now it is time for our newspaper review. what's making headlines around the world 7 the straits times reports the united states and south korea have put on a show of military force in retaliation to north korea's firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile. america has told the un it is prepared to use military force if it must. it's panda diplomacy in germany as chinese president xi jinping and german chancellor angela merkel welcome two of the bears to berlin zoo. the financial times reports the two leaders have signed a number of trade deals ahead of the 620 summit in hamburg on friday. a boycott of qatar by four arab nations who claim the country supports
terrorism will continue, reads the gulf news. the states‘ foreign ministers described doha's response to their list of 13 demands as negative. british businessman richard branson has told the south china morning post he may scale back his uk investments if britain goes ahead with brexit. the founder of the virgin group said investing in a country that was harming itself didn't make sense. a cyberspace court that will handle the rising number of online piracy and e—commerce disputes has been given the green light in china. legal experts say the model may point to the future for the nation's entire justice system. that's in the china daily. and in the daily telegraph, a study has found smartphones have been blamed for increasing instances of head lice in school children. we are scratching our heads, aren't
we? with us isjonathan charles, managing director of communications at the european bank for reconstruction and development. formerly of this parish. hello, good to see you both. good to see you to. it makes sense to start with the biggest international story of the moment. it's everywhere, you pointed out the straits times but it's on every front page and it's an intractable problem. we're seeing and all the papers go into this that once again donald trump is facing the same conundrum that every us president for the past 20 years pretty much has had to face, what do you do about the development of nuclear weapons, delivery systems, in korea. when the military solution doesn't seem obvious, when sanctions don't seem to have any impact, when it's hard to get engagement from china ina it's hard to get engagement from china in a way that might be helpful to resolve the situation and when you've got millions of people, and i was only in korea a couple of weeks ago, millions of people living
within range of thousands of north korean artillery. it seems the significance here is the experts are saying yes this was intercontinental and it could reach alaska, that's the switch, the moment at which if negotiation doesn't work, what do you do? and its incremental, that's the thing, we've seen over time north korea's incremental improvement in capability and this is the biggest step, the fact it could launch into space and come back down, the result is it could come back down and reach alaska and this is just come back down and reach alaska and this isjust a come back down and reach alaska and this is just a staging come back down and reach alaska and this isjust a staging post, north korea isn't stopping in its investment into nuclear capability and delivery mechanisms. the other side it is getting to a point of being very serious is when you've got even those warming to north korea like russia and china saying you've got to stop doing these tests. china is in a difficult position, i reckon eyes that, they
have this border with north korea, they are worried doing something that puts pressure on the regime in pyongyang means the potentialfor that puts pressure on the regime in pyongyang means the potential for it to go horribly wrong is increased —— recognise. millions of refugees could come over the border and destabilise china. when i was in seoul the other day i saw how tense it was, but i was on the subway in seoul and you realise how deep it is, it's very deep for a reason, it's not just is, it's very deep for a reason, it's notjust the engineering required, it's a place of shelter where people would have to go in the event of these artillery pieces being used and south koreans always say in the first few days of an artillery exchange with north korea, hundreds of thousands could die. we had better move on. i've been looking forward to this, it's not often i can say is sweet dreams, darling, but that's the name of these two pandas. they are sweet dream and darling, as you say, and
they are two special furry ambassadors for diplomacy. people say this is the soft face of china, hand over the pandas and see... i hadn't realised until i read this that the berlin zoo pays an annual fee of i that the berlin zoo pays an annual fee ofi million euros to get the loa n fee ofi million euros to get the loan of these pandas because you only ever get loaned pandas. loan of these pandas because you only ever get loaned pandaslj suspect only ever get loaned pandas.” suspect there is money in them, though. it's a message, germany and china cosying up at a point where... you could go across the piece, not just north korea, climate change, trade deals, they need to be allies. and china is very keen to fill what it sees as the gap left by the american administration by donald trump, whether it's on globalisation, climate change, as you say. they think they can make common cause with angela merkel and it's interesting, one area they will be talking about at the g20 and talked about at these discussions is
the new silk road they want to roll out and i was at the summit for that last month or the month before last in may in beijing, they're making a big thing about a vision for globalisation and giving something to the world. germany yesterday was saying they want to co—operate on this i noticed. for the first time there's something solid they can co—operate on, it's notjust dairy fairy, they see china as a partner they want to do business with more than just commercially because that has been the tenor of relations between many western countries and china up until now, they are seeing diplomatic things they could achieve. it will be quite a 620. indeed. going back to career, i think that will be on the agenda. turning to the arab news, this row between qatar and its gulf neighbours shows no sign of going away. they are accusing doha of a negative response. it seems like
there is no end to it and absolute deadlock. it's clear after this latest row but they want to carry on extending the boycott of qatar, it doesn't strike me it's having much impact on qatar, they're finding ways, as you do with boycotts, they've got the help of turkey, which has a big military base in qatar, i don't mean militarily helping but in terms of foodstuffs, making sure they get into qatar. when you're in qatar you don't notice that much different. they are very innovative as a nation. and they have a huge amount of money. very rich country. and the richard branson story in the south china morning post. very interesting. scaling back uk investment. it's interesting that he's upfront about it. additional to what we've seen in the past few months when you look at the past few months when you look at the figures in investment for example, particularly in the car
industry, there's a good example, it's falling off a cliff because eve ryo ne it's falling off a cliff because everyone is starting to position themselves for worst possible brexit. but he is british and he's saying i'm not going to invest in my country any more? a lot of people will attack him for that. depends on where you stand on the argument but lots of people will say richard branson, you're doing the country down and not giving us a fair chance of surviving brexit. but on the other hand i'm seeing it from many people now. two stories and not much time, cyberspace, what about this one? what i find very interesting about this is the chinese, who are very into online trading, they recognise as well there's lots of room for online fraud, they started this cyberspace court and it soon hangzhou house in china, an area with lots of tech hubs. it's very tech friendly. they say cyber security will be key. you might be hacked into, though! and have your
judgement changed. the daily telegraph, smart phones causing head lice in schools? a study of more than 200 youngsters finds owning a smart phone or tablet will make you twice as likely to be invested with headlice. they say here's an interesting photo and the headlice arejumping interesting photo and the headlice are jumping from person to person. interesting photo and the headlice arejumping from person to person. a wisconsin general practitioner coined the phrase social media lice, saying it was increased by group selfies. is it a really good story? i don't know, i will keep my head away from everyone else. maybe they are drawn to the radiation! we will leave that one hanging there. great to see you and thanks very much indeed. hello again. we've got more of that hot and humid weather coming up across england and wales. yesterday we had temperatures of 30 degrees in both heathrow and wisley in surrey, and we're going to see
temperatures again getting to those kind of levels later in the afternoon. mind you, for some of us, there will also be some fairly big thunderstorms around over the next 2a hours. the first place that could see some storms is actually in the morning across southern counties of england, but these storms will have about two miles of dry air beneath them so there might not be a huge amount of rain despite the potential for lots of thunder and lightning first thing in the morning. away from those storms, may be a bit of murky weather around the coastline but essentially quite a bit of sunshine for wales, the midlands and northern counties of england with those temperatures rising quickly. partly cloudy for northern ireland and a disappointing start in scotland with a band of rain pushing eastwards, temperatures at 9am about 11! or 15 degrees in glasgow. now, through the rest of the day that first batch of storms works northwards. hot and humid conditions across england and wales with that humidity sparking some further storms across the midlands and northern england later in the day, and those storms could be more significant. meanwhile, for the north of the uk, temperatures creeping up towards the 20 degree mark, so a bit warmer than it's been over the last days for some,
the hottest weather further south. later in the afternoon and evening time, these thunderstorms could get really lively in parts of eastern england. not too many places seeing this happening but one or two storms could bring the best part of a months worth of rain in just a few hours, so it could cause some localised disruption. those storms will clear away to the north sea and we'll be left with a band of rain crossing scotland, rather soupy conditions then through the night with lowest temperatures around 18 in london. a quieter weather day on friday. england and wales again with the best of the hot and humid conditions. more of that sunshine to come. there'll be a few showers for southern scotland and northern england, but for many of us it's a dry kind of day. temperature wise, still a range from the north to south. about 17 in glasgow and 28, 29 or possible 30 still in parts of the south east england. the weekend starts off with a band of rain in central areas, easing to showers. again the best of the hot conditions in south—east england but still relatively cool for the time of year further north in scotland and northern ireland because our winds coming round from quite a long way north.
sunday looks like we'll be seeing the gradual change to cooler and fresher conditions across all of the country as we see low pressures tending to kind of gang up across the uk, so those temperatures dropping for example in london into next week. hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. one year on, the chairman of the iraq inquiry tells the bbc that tony blair has "failed to be straight with the nation." in his first interview, sirjohn chilcot, says the evidence the former prime minister gave was ‘emotionally truthful‘, but suggested that he relied on his own belief rather than the facts. any prime minister taking the country into war has got to be straight with the nation and carried so straight with the nation and carried so far as possible with him or her. i don‘t believe that was the case in the iraqi instance. good morning, it‘s thursday sixth july.