welcome to newsday. reporting live from singapore, i'm mariko oi. the headlines... emmanuel macron is re—elected president of france, and promises to change his approach to heal divisions across his country. translation: our country harbours many doubts and divisions, - so we need to be strong. but nobody will be left behind. —— left by the wayside. his far—right opponent marine le pen concedes defeat, but claims her improved showing on five years ago shows france is ready to listen to her message. translation: we will now work to bring together everyone, - from all different parts of the country, everyone who wants to gather together and work against emmanuel macron.
we'll be live in paris to explain what the result in france could mean for politics around the world. also ahead... president zelensky�*s aides say he's been holding a meeting in kyiv with america's top diplomat, antony blinken, and the us defence secretary lloyd austin. on orthodox easter sunday, the president asked his people not to be consumed by anger at russian atrocities. and as residents in shanghai struggle with lockdown, we'll look at the effects of china's zero—covid policy. live from our studio in singapore. this is bbc news. it's newsday. it's 6am here in singapore, and midnight in paris — where supporters of emmanuel macron have been celebrating what looks
like a historic victory. he's on course to win a second term as french president — the first time in 20 years that french voters have chosen to re—elect a sitting president. a few hours ago, the challenger marine le pen conceded defeat, with the polls indicating she had gained just under 41.5% of the vote. that's in contrast to the predicted win for emmanuel macron, with a vote share of 58.5%. with the latest from paris, here's our europe editor katya adler. emmanuel macron, one of europe's most powerful leaders, clearly reconfirmed tonight. the first french president to be re—elected in two decades. his supporters, ecstatic... ..and relieved.
we feel safer for the next five years. because marine le pen is the worst we can have. so we're really happy to have macron again. i feel really relieved, _ because it was a dangerous moment for france and for europe. macron critics label him aloof, elitist. that is not how he came across tonight. translation: my friends, we will need to be kind - and respectful because our country harbours many doubts and divisions. so we will need to be strong, but nobody will left by the wayside. for his rival and her crowd, a crushing blow. translation: right now, | we're obviously disappointed that she wasn't elected. we have five more years with macron. what state will france and up in? i fear the worst.
translation: the next five years will see lots l of anti—macron protest, because france is suffering and being ripped apart. but for many in france, marine le pen remains unelectable, a far—right threat with a nationalist french vision — in stark contrast to the internationalist macron. but marine le pen insists she is not giving up. parliamentary elections are just around the corner here. translation: it is all left to play for at this stage. . we must make sure we retain hope. an unapologetic speech by marine le pen here. she may have lost tonight but with her best result ever, she's trying for the third time to become france's president and millions and millions of french men and women went out to vote for her. "watch out, emmanuel macron," she says. "we remain in opposition and a force to be reckoned with." it is a problem for
france's president. he inherits a fragmented, divided country. "macron review" — that was the slogan. his plans for stronger french finances and leadership abroad. tonight, celebration spread far beyond paris. brussels is beaming, as well. katya adler, bbc news, paris. i'm joined live from paris by my colleague reeta chakrabarti. thank you so much forjoining us after a busy night covering the elections. he faces a huge challenge of reuniting the divided france. yes, he'd does, indeed. he talked about the bittersweet victory, and that's a very good way of characterising it. it is sweet because it is victory and he's pulled off this great feat of being elected twice in a row, the first
person to do that for 20 years. but analysts keep pointing out that the figures don't look great for him — he has one by we think around 58.5% of the votes in the second round, which is less then he won by five years ago, when he got 66%. it appears that met him le pen, his defeated rival, has put on the region of 2—3,000,000 votes. this is yet to be absolutely confirmed, but this is what is being protected and estimated at the moment. and we heard during this campaign repeatedly, particularly in the last two weeks when the left was effectively edged out of this final contest — and a lot of people felt disenfranchised, they felt they didn't know who to support or where they could make most a difference.
and some left—wing supporters — and a lot of left—wing supporters were saying they were facing a choice between the plague and the cholera. such colourful terms to talk about the dilemma they were in. so he doesn't have that sort of broad base of support that he might�*ve wanted to have, and he also faces quite a significant amount of political indifference because again, these figures have to be verified, but it might well be that when we get the finalfigures, the percentage of abstentions will land at around 28%. now for france, that is very high indeed, and they are people who, for whatever reason, simply didn't think it was worth the while to go to the polls. it was worth the while to go to the olls. �* a �* , it was worth the while to go to the olls. �* ~ ., �* , ., polls. and marine le pen's defeat doesn't exactly — polls. and marine le pen's defeat doesn't exactly mean _ polls. and marine le pen's defeat doesn't exactly mean the - polls. and marine le pen's defeat doesn't exactly mean the end - polls. and marine le pen's defeat doesn't exactly mean the end of. polls. and marine le pen's defeat i doesn't exactly mean the end of her political career, does it?— political career, does it? well, this is very _
political career, does it? well, this is very interesting, - political career, does it? well, - this is very interesting, apparently not. she had suggested before the election that it might mean the end of her leadership of the national rally. but in her speech when she conceded defeat tonight, she talked about how she would never abandon france, how the fight for the legislative elections— these are elections taking place in six weeks' time to the country's parliament, the assembly — how that fight was about to start. so this did not soundin about to start. so this did not sound in any way like the speech of somebody who is about to give up. it was quite a bullish speech, actually, for in marine le pen, suggesting that although she had lost, it was a victory of sorts because she has taken over 40% of this second round vote. and this is a woman who, last time, got 33% of
the vote, whose father 20 years ago got 18% of the vote. now she would probably say that she has a different politician from her father, but she's had of the same party. so this is a party that is inching closer and closer to potentially eventually a victory. however, i say that very cautiously because there are many, many people in france for whom the idea of electing marine le pen invokes something like fear. and i think what we have seen tonight is a perhaps a reluctant vote for emmanuel macron, but with some people say they have to vote macron because otherwise, it would let in the far right as the president of france. �* , , , ., france. and briefly before we let ou no, france. and briefly before we let you go. the _ france. and briefly before we let you go. the first _ france. and briefly before we let you go, the first call _ france. and briefly before we let you go, the first call that - you go, the first call that president macron held was with the german chancellor. what's been the
international reaction? i german chancellor. what's been the international reaction?— international reaction? i think the international _ international reaction? i think the international reaction _ international reaction? i think the international reaction has - international reaction? i think the international reaction has been i international reaction? i think the i international reaction has been one, particularly in europe, of relief. because marine le pen, although she no longer calls for france to be pulled out of the european union, she is and eu sceptic, whereas emmanuel macron is fully signed up to the european project. so i think what you'll have heard from leaders from the europe is a sigh of relief, i think particularly with the war in ukraine going on at the moment, european leaders have wanted to appearas european leaders have wanted to appear as united as possible. and having marine le pen as president would've entirely changed the equation. would've entirely changed the euuation. ., ~ i. would've entirely changed the euuation. ., ~ . would've entirely changed the euuation. ., . ., ., equation. thank you so much for that u date equation. thank you so much for that update from — equation. thank you so much for that update from paris. _ let's turn now to the conflict in ukraine. president zelensky�*s aides say he's been holding a meeting in the capital, kyiv, with america's top diplomat antony blinken
and the us defence secretary, lloyd austin. this weekend, the orthodox church has been celebrating easter — and president zelensky took the opportunity to deliver a defiant address, saying he's convinced his country would emerge victorious, in the war with russia. from kyiv, mark lowen reports. a desecrated country is seeking its protector. 0rthodox easter, this nation's most cherished moment — now less a celebration, more a search for solace. ukrainians and their defenders engage in what they see as their sacred fight to safeguard their homeland. translation: with the war . in ukraine, christ's resurrection symbolises life over death, victory over the enemy who came to try to conquer us and enslave our people. we see how our neighbour is morally bankrupt and how ukrainians are united like never before.
ukraine's church has long fought for autonomy from russia. the religious battle is now hardened by the military one to throw off the shackles of moscow. their faith and their fighting are bringing together ukrainians, renewing their spirit of national identity, standing together amidst this country's intense trauma. easter is a moment of rebirth and for ukraine this year it is one of strengthening their pride and independence. in russia, too, church and war are intertwined. the president, backed by the patriarch, has called it a "holy battle against an immoral west". from the other side, the iconography seems clear — president zelensky as ukraine's saviour. translation: our souls are full of fierce hatred for the invaders l and all that they have done. our hearts are full of fierce fury. don't let fury destroy
us from within. for ukraine's soldiers their mission and their meal is blessed, a time to reflect before many head off to the front line in the east, traditions savoured among families divided. is it sad to be separated from your family at easter? maybe a little bit, yes, but it is our duty to defend our country like every man in our nation. in ukrainian: glory to ukraine. the national chant, "glory to ukraine," a ritual that is now a war cry. do you and your men feel ready for this fight in the east? of course. translation: this war. is for ukraine's freedom, for european values. it is about whether we return
to slavery or stay part of the civilised world. easter gives us hope as we go to fight. two months in, there is unity for the battle ahead, but still no hope for a resurrection of peace. mark lowen, bbc news, kyiv. still to come a bit later in the programme: how the strict covid lockdown in shanghai is affecting its 25 million inhabitants and their pets. but first... the conservative party chairman, 0liver dowden, says a change of leader would "not be in the national interest" after a week in which borisjohnson has again been criticised in the row over lockdown parties. the labour leader, sir keir starmer, says the continuing controversy is preventing parliament discussing issues like the cost—of—living crisis. 0ur political correspondent, damian grammaticas, has the latest. he has broken the law while in office, been fined for it.
and this week in india, even as borisjohnson said he wanted to focus on other things — trade deals, ukraine — he couldn't escape questions about partygate. labour's leader wants to talk about an emergency budget to tackle the cost—of—living crisis. but today, he was unapologetic it about keeping a focus on law—breaking in downing street. i do want to concentrate on the cost of living, but if you and everyone else thinks i am not standard about standards in public life, that it doesn't matter that the prime minister has broken the laws he made, that it doesn't matter his authority to lead the country is shot through, that it doesn't matter his own mps now, as we saw on thursday, don't really want to defend him because they are sick of defending the indefensible — sorry, i am not going to shy away from that. without defending mrjohnson, his party chairman parrying away calls from some senior tories that his fine means he should go.
you need to balance against that. the really good things he has done as prime minister, delivering the vaccine programme, getting brexit done or the actions in ukraine, but also the challenges we face right now, whether that is national security, it is unparalleled challenges. i think that instability and uncertainty caused by a change of leadership would not be in the national interest. 0ther opposition parties, sensing a moment of weakness for the prime minister, are not letting up their attacks, too. you have someone who has lost the moral authority, _ lost the trust and laughed at the british people. - he was partying while people were making sacrifices. - and they're determined to see through the inquiry parliament will now hold to determine whether mrjohnson lied to it. there is a point of principle here. which is that, if you allow a prime minister to mislead parliament without any repercussions, we end up in a very dangerous place. so there's no chance borisjohnson can bid goodbye
to his troubles soon. what happened in downing street could lead to more fines — and he knows his own mps, some already waving, will be watching the results of local elections in less than two weeks' time. let's take a look at some of the stories in the headlines in the uk. prime minister borisjohnson has added his voice to condemnation of a sunday newspaper story in britain, which alleged that angela rayner, the deputy leader of the opposition labour party, tries to put him off his stride in parliament by crossing and uncrossing her legs. he's deplored what he called "mysogyny" in the article, in the mail on sunday. angela rayner says the story is a "perverted smear". union leaders say some workers employed on cheaper wages to replace recently—sacked p&0 ferry crews have been asked to take a further pay cut, after theirfirst four—week contracts expired. the rmt union says workers on a dover ferry were offered lower wages until one member
of staff complained. the maritime and coastguard agency stepped in to make sure the seafarers were paid their original wages. p&0 has been approached for a comment, but has yet to respond. a british man detained in yemen since 2017, who's never been charged or put on trial, has been released. luke symons, who's 29 and from cardiff, was seized as a suspected spy by houthi rebels, a group fighting the yemeni government, in the civil war. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: looking after pets in a pandemic. we'll talk to a woman in shanghai who's been organising care for cats and dogs whose owners have been put into covid lockdown.
nothing, it seemed, was too big to withstand the force of the tornado. the extent of the devastation will lead to renewed calls for government help to build better housing. internationally, there have already been protests. sweden says it received no warning of the accident. indeed, the russians at first denied anything had gone wrong. only when radioactivity levels began to increase outside russia were they forced to admit the accident. for the mujahideen, the mood here is of great celebration. this is the end of a 12—year war for them. they've taken the capital, which they've been fighting for for so long. it was 7am in the morning on the day when power began to pass _ from the minority to the majority, when africa, after 300 years, - reclaimed its last white colony.
this is newsday on the bbc. i'm mariko 0i in singapore. 0ur headlines... emmanuel macron has been re—elected president of france. exit polls suggest he took more than 58% of the run—off vote. japan says the bodies of ten people have been recovered after their sightseeing boat sank off the northern island of hokkaido. the search continues for the other passengers. a total of 26 were on board the vessel, which ran into trouble off a peninsula famous for its wildlife and dramatic coastline. latest reports from japan suggest coastguards have also picked up a child. their condition is not known. 0ur asia pacific editor michael bristow reports. this is the boat that went missing while on a sightseeing trip. a camera appears to
capture the vessel as it prepares to leave harbour. one by one, the passengers embark. the boat then gently pushes out to sea. all seemed calm. but one local tour operator warned them not to leave. translation: it was clear that the conditions - at sea would worsen. so i told them not to go, but they did anyway. the vessel began taking on water near this scenic spot. it started to tilt, it's then thought to have sank. the temperature of the water in this part of northern japan was barely above freezing, making survival difficult. rescuers scoured the rugged coastline for the 26 on board the kazu i. they also searched from the air. some bodies were discovered at sea. others were washed up along the shore. the tourists were visiting one of japan's most pristine natural environments, a unesco world heritage site. they would have begun
the day excited. investigators will now be asking why their captain didn't heed the warnings about the weather. michael bristow, bbc news. the authorities in shanghai have started fencing off residential compounds as china tries to stop the spread of covid—i9. another 20,000 new cases were reported in shanghai on sunday, in the city's worst outbreak of covid for two years. shanghai reported 39 deaths from the virus on saturday — more than three times the number recorded on friday. more than three weeks of strict lockdown has led to many stories of food shortages and families being separated because of strict quarantine rules. many people have also had to leave their pets at home — without any form of care, often for weeks at a time. i'm joined now by erin leigh. she lives in shanghai, and she's been organising the care of pets while their owners
are in covid lockdown. thank you so much forjoining us on newsday today. first we heard of people going hungry and shanghai in 2022, now some horrifying stories of pets starving to death, beaten to death — sparking rare criticism of the chinese communist party. yes. the chinese communist party. yes, thank ou the chinese communist party. yes, thank you so _ the chinese communist party. yes, thank you so much _ the chinese communist party. yes, thank you so much for— the chinese communist party. ye: thank you so much for having me. the chinese communist party. 123 thank you so much for having me. so my company is typically a pet sitting company, so we are just connecting pet owners to verified pet sitters. during this time we are not only working with our verified pet sitting team, we've also opened up pet sitting team, we've also opened up two volunteers —— to volunteers because the demand is so high of cases needed to be attending to. as you said, some pets are left alone for 10—20 days as their owners have been quarantined and the pets are left to fend for themselves. can you talk us through _
left to fend for themselves. can you talk us through how _ left to fend for themselves. can you talk us through how the _ left to fend for themselves. can you talk us through how the rescues - left to fend for themselves. can you talk us through how the rescues are j talk us through how the rescues are performed? are you taking any risks by doing this?— by doing this? yes, so we are in full lockdown, _ by doing this? yes, so we are in full lockdown, which _ by doing this? yes, so we are in full lockdown, which means - by doing this? yes, so we are in full lockdown, which means we | by doing this? yes, so we are in - full lockdown, which means we can't even leave our compounds. so we have to work with drivers that have special licenses, we have to work with volunteers within the compound that are putting on hazmat gear, that are putting on hazmat gear, that are putting on hazmat gear, that are risking to get the pet to the driver. and we are able to locate a pet sitter in the area where we can do a contactless handover. but daily, we are dealing with guards who are wanting us not to do this. so a lot of information and informing people that this is the best solution to get the pet to safety and not be left alone. we've noticed some _ safety and not be left alone. we've noticed some social— safety and not be left alone. we've noticed some social media - safety and not be left alone. we've noticed some social media posts, i safety and not be left alone. we've noticed some social media posts, but has there been any local media coverage of how those animals have been treated?— coverage of how those animals have been treated? , been treated? there has been some - sometimes it — been treated? there has been some - sometimes it doesn't _ been treated? there has been some - sometimes it doesn't stay _ been treated? there has been some - sometimes it doesn't stay up - been treated? there has been some - sometimes it doesn't stay up for - been treated? there has been some -
sometimes it doesn't stay up for too l sometimes it doesn't stay up for too long, but especially after the corby incident, that one got around and it just brought us all together. we were very frustrated, but if you did not have a back—up plan before seeing the corgi video, you then you did afterwards. positive or negative, we were getting requests from people saying they don't want to wait last minutes, they want to get their dogs, cats, rabbits, birds out of the house now, just to take the correct measures. out of the house now, 'ust to take the correct measures._ out of the house now, 'ust to take the correct measures. briefly before we let ou the correct measures. briefly before we let you go. _ the correct measures. briefly before we let you go, what _ the correct measures. briefly before we let you go, what scaler _ the correct measures. briefly before we let you go, what scaler were - we let you go, what scaler were talking about in terms of the of animals? �* , talking about in terms of the of animals? �*, ., , animals? oh, it's thousands. our volunteer team _ animals? oh, it's thousands. our volunteer team is _ animals? oh, it's thousands. our volunteer team is now _ animals? oh, it's thousands. our volunteer team is now up - animals? oh, it's thousands. our volunteer team is now up to - animals? oh, it's thousands. our volunteer team is now up to the i volunteer team is now up to the thousands, and we are helping people daily, people are still in quarantine so it's just growing by the day. quarantine so it's 'ust growing by the da . ., ~ quarantine so it's 'ust growing by the da. ., ~ quarantine so it's 'ust growing by theda. ., . the day. erin lee, thank you so much forjoining us— the day. erin lee, thank you so much forjoining us from _ the day. erin lee, thank you so much forjoining us from shanghai, - the day. erin lee, thank you so much forjoining us from shanghai, which i forjoining us from shanghai, which is of course been under weeks of lockdown.
that's all for now. thank you so much for watching. hello. the weekend brought us lots more dry and settled whether. now, april 2022 is turning out to be a notably dry april, particularly towards the south. this was the picture as the sun set in north yorkshire sunday evening, and we've got a bit more of the same. so, no great changes in the weather forecast over the next few days. it stays mainly dry and settled. you'll notice it'll be a little bit cooler and cloudier compared to the weekend, but also less of a breeze around, too. high pressure in charge of our weather at the moment, sitting to the north of the uk, but over the next few days, it drifts further south, sitting right across the uk by the time we get to wednesday. so, monday morning, then, temperatures 4—8 degrees in our towns and cities. a bit colder than that in the countryside first thing, so a fresh start to the day. most places largely dry with some sunshine. a little bit more cloud drifting in from the east compared to recent days,
bringing a few showers to parts of eastern england through the morning. and later in the afternoon, as the cloud bubbles up, could be one or two morejust drifting their way west across central parts of england and wales, too. but many places staying dry, avoiding those showers. temperatures 16 degrees or so towards the south west, but only ten under that cloud across the north east of scotland. through monday evening and overnight into tuesday, we'll see a bit more of that cloud in the north starting to try and push its way a bit further south, but clearer skies towards parts of england and wales mean we could just see a touch of grass frost heading into the early hours of tuesday morning. so, again, a bit of a fresh start of the day, but another predominantly dry, settled day. probably a little bit more cloud, particularly across eastern parts of scotland and england, too. just one or two rogue showers, i think, developing during the afternoon. so, a little bit more cloud than recent days, still some sunshine, still mild towards the south, 16—17 degrees. but temperatures are going to struggle to get out of single—figures for north east england and eastern scotland with that cloud around. the breeze coming off a cool north sea over the next few days. a similar picture into wednesday, north—easterly breeze, but light winds for most.
predominately dry once again, but a bit more cloud around, particularly towards the east, and temperatures between about 9—ilt degrees by this stage in the week. high pressure then moves its way further south. not many isobars on the map here as we look through thursday and, in fact, into friday, too. so, the weather looking predominantly dry, variable amounts of cloud, some sunny spells and temperatures getting into the mid—teens for most of us. but it will be a largely dry end to a dry month. bye— bye.
this is bbc news. the headlines — emmanuel macron has said he will be a "president for everyone" after he was re—elected for a second term as french president. he promised that the next five years would not be a continuation of his previous mandate. marine le pen suffered a third defeat at a presidential election and her second in a row to emmanuel macron. she said that with around 42% of the vote, it showed that the nationalists was the acknowledged opposition. president zelensky�*s aides say he's been holding a meeting in kyiv with america's top diplomat antony blinken and us defense secretary lloyd austin. on orthodox easter sunday, the president asked his people not to be consumed by anger at russian atrocities.