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welcome to bbc news, i'm simon pusey. our top stories: 100 days since russia began its invasion of ukraine. we have a report from a town in the donbas region which is in russia's sights. the world food programme warns that more than 80 million people in east africa are facing acute food shortages because of the fighting in ukraine. an investigation begins after a train derails in germany, leaving at least four people dead. fanfare. a thanksgiving service at saint paul's cathedral marks queen elizabeth's 70—year reign, but the queen herself was absent. and a monarch�*s best friend — why the queen'sjubilee wouldn't be complete without some corgis.
welcome to our viewers on pbs in america, and around the globe. president zelensky has marked 100 days since russia invaded ukraine with a defiant video message, praising his country's resistance, and insisting it will be victorious. in the past week, vladimir putin's forces are said to have made significant gains in the eastern donbas, but the governor of the luhansk region says ukrainian troops have now recaptured 20% of severodonetsk. 0ur international correspondent, 0rla guerin, has been with ukrainian troops near bakhmut, one of the next towns in russia's sights. a dirt track that leads to a grinding war. we're in donbas, the key battleground. the russians are two
miles down the road. this area, around bakhmut, is still in ukrainian hands, for now. but the enemy is encroaching from two sides. troops prepare to face one more day of war, seasoned veterans, tempered by fire. distant explosions they've been fighting russian—backed separatists here in the east since 2014. among them, anton. rapid explosions. commotion. in the car! well, we just had to take more cover, get more protection inside our armoured car. there was an incoming attack.
the troops say it was a cluster bomb, and it landed less than a mile away. now, the last half—an—hour or so, there have been constant warnings about incoming fire. we've had to run and take cover, the troops have taken cover, and we've heard plenty of outgoing fire. it's very clear the war in this area is extremely active, and the russians are trying hard to push forward. and as ukrainian forces try to hold their ground, the trenches turn to graves. have you lost many friends? "yes," says ivan, "quite a lot." and he says the russians have already captured an area half the size of italy. troops here say president putin's men learned lessons from their defeat outside kyiv. anton tells me they changed
their tactics and now rely on massive artillery fire. commotion. take cover! once again, it was coming our way. and as the russians advance, civilians flee from towns and cities here. it's now 100 days and counting of wrenching separations. vladimir putin calls this liberation. if he succeeds here, his ambitions may not stop at ukraine. 0rla guerin, bbc news, donbas. un agencies meeting in geneva have issued dire warnings about the consequences of russia's invasion, both for ukraine, and the world. nearly 16 million ukrainians alone urgently need humanitarian assistance, while the head of the world food programme says that more than 80 million people in east africa face acute food shortages as a result
of a blockade of ukrainian ports. speaking at the white house, president biden described the situation as "putin's price hike". he said ukraine had 20 million tonnes of grain it hadn't been able to export. president putin says russia is ready to guarantee the safe export of ukrainian grain via ports it controls on the azov and black seas. he was speaking after talks in sochi with the head of the african union, who told him that africa was suffering because of its reliance on ukrainian, and russian, cereals and fertiliser. translation: you're quite welcome to export wheat i via seaports under ukrainian control, first of all, the black sea ports — 0desa and the nearby ports. we didn't mind the ukrainian ports. it was ukraine. i've told our colleagues many times — let them clear the mines so the ships loaded with wheat can leave these ports. we will guarantee their safe passage with no problems.
a former top white house official has been arrested after defying a subpoena from the committee investigating last year's attack on the us capitol building. peter navarro, an adviser to donald trump, is charged with contempt of congress. we can speak to our correspondent david willis, who's in los angeles. what exactly is he accused? murgon is donald trump ausmat warmur trade advisor, he also sat on the former president's covid—19 committee. he is a channel hawk and a staunch donald trump supporter. he has made very little secret of the fact that he helped co—ordinate an effort to undermine and overturn the certification of the 2020 presidential election result here. and that is why the january the sixth committee wants to talk to him. he has
refused to provide testimony or documents to the committee, and this morning he was arrested by the fbi at what international airport, placed in handcuffs and appeared in court this afternoon to phase two charges of criminal contempt of congress, the charges, if convicted, carry a sentence of “p convicted, carry a sentence of up to two years in prison, simon. ~ , , , simon. why exactly is he refusing _ simon. why exactly is he refusing to _ simon. why exactly is he refusing to co-operate? | simon. why exactly is he - refusing to co-operate? peter navarro is _ refusing to co-operate? peter navarro is claiming _ refusing to co-operate? peter navarro is claiming a - refusing to co-operate? peter| navarro is claiming a so-called navarro is claiming a so—called executive privilege, extended to him by donald trump, which he says makes private any communications between the president and his associates, but of course the january sector committee isn't buying it. nonetheless, peter navarro remains defiant. he said in court that he was the victim of prosecutorial misconduct. he likened the way he had been treated to that of stalinist
russia. and he was equally outspoken outside the court. this is what he had to say to journalists. what that kangaroo committee is doing right now is investigating for punitive purposes. they're essentially acting asjudge, jury and executioner. their mission — their clear mission — is to prevent donald john trump from running for president in 2024 and being elected for president. and people like me are in the way, and they are not coming for me and trump, they are coming for you, all 74 million of you who voted for donald john trump. peter navarro has called the january the safe committee a sham and despicable, and he has launched a court case of his own against the committee and against the house speaker, nancy pelosi.
david, it has been a year and a half since the attack on the capitol building, how much progress as the enquiry made in that time? is has made considerable progress, and at that time it has been in operation. it conducted around 1000 interviews and have managed to accumulate tens of thousands of documents, so here. next week, the enquiry goes up into a different gear, with public hearings, which members of the committee say will provide explosive evidence in prime time television here in the united states. the committee itself has vowed to complete itself has vowed to complete its inquiries and release a report into the tragic events surrounding the insurrection in january last year before this november's mid—term elections. david willis there, live for us from los angeles. thank you. at least four people have been killed and 30 others are injured after a crowded train derailed in southern germany. the train was
travelling to munich when the accident happened. an investigation is under way. with the latest, here's shelley phelps. the violence of the derailment is evident from the wreckage. crumpled carriages lying on their sides at twisted angles. eyewitness footage taken immediately after the incident shows passengers in shock, gathering their belongings. at a news briefing in berlin the head of the german railway was visibly shaken as he spoke about the incident. translation: the pictures we are seeing are terrible, l they make us deeply sad and speechless. and i can say this — not only for me as the head of the railway, but also for all railway workers. my thoughts, our thoughts, are with the victims and their surviving relatives, with the injured. a huge rescue effort was launched, with emergency services workers using ladders to climb into carriages and bring those traps to safety.
translation: today in - the middle of the day at around 12:20pm, a regional train accident occurred on the track from garmisch—partenkirchen to munich. the train derailed for reasons that are yet to be explained. a large number of rescue workers, more than 500 men and women, were mobilised to deal with the injured and rescue operations. the train was crowded and full of passengers, ahead of a long bank holiday weekend. germany has recently introduced a cheap rail ticket, enabling people to travel on trains like this one for nine euros a month. that may have contributed to the popularity of the service. it's not yet clear what caused the train to derail, but an investigation is under way. shelley phelps, bbc news. a service of thanksgiving for the 70—year reign of queen elizabeth has been held at st paul's cathedral in london. it was the main event on the second of four days of celebrations to mark the platinum jubilee.
but the queen herself did not attend, and it's since been confirmed that she will also miss the derby horse racing meeting at epsom on saturday. 0ur royal correspondent, nicholas witchell, reports. bells pealing a service of thanksgiving at st paul's cathedral without the person for whose long years of service those thanks were being offered. the queen was absent, but other members of her family were present, as were political leaders and others. the prime minister had arrived with his wife to a mixed reception. crowd booing and cheering there was a largely warm greeting for the duke and duchess of sussex, appearing together in public for the first time in britain since they withdrew from royal life and moved to california more than two years ago. there have been well documented family tensions since then, exacerbated by sharp comments by the sussexes in interviews, but this was a day for the family to come together.
harry and meghan made their way down the length of the central aisle in st paul's to their seats with other members of the family, a family with which the couple have had only limited contact since they chose to leave britain. fanfare. with the queen absent, it was the duke and duchess of cambridge and the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall who processed through the cathedral to represent the queen and lead the thanksgiving for her reign. the congregation included 400 members of nhs staff and other key workers from around the country, but it was the service of one person over 70 years that was highlighted. in his sermon, the archbishop of york recalled one of the queen's principal private interests. we all know that the queen likes horse racing. and, your majesty, i'm rather assuming perhaps you're watching this on the television.
and i'm afraid i don't have any great tips for the derby tomorrow. your majesty, we are sorry that you're not here with us this morning. but we are so glad that you are still in the saddle, and we are glad that there is still more to come. and finally, a service of thanksgiving for a monarch who is showing the signs of her 96 years, concluded with the national anthem. nicholas witchell, bbc news. # god save the queen.# stay with us on bbc news. still to come: monarch�*s best friend. why there couldn't be a platinum jubilee without some corgis.
the queen and her husband began their royal progress to westminster. the moment of crowning, in accordance with the order of service, by a signal given, the great guns of the tower. tributes have been paid around the world to muhammad ali, who has died at the age of 74. outspoken but rarely outfought, ali transcended the sport of boxing, of which he was three times world champion. he was a good fighter. he fought all the way to the . end, even through his illness. yes, he did. uefa imposes an indefinite ban on english clubs playing in europe. today is the 20th anniversary of the release of the beatles�* lp sgt pepper's lonely
hearts club band — a record described as the album of the century. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: 100 days since the russian invasion of ukraine and a warning of severe food shortages around the world due to the fighting. let's stay with ukraine now and we can speak tojd williams, a senior international defence researcher with rand corporation. thank you forjoining us. how would you say rossel�*s goals have changed since the start of the war was yellow so russia has scaled back considerably. they launched the wall with a very ambitious agenda, attempting to basically unseat the government and take over the government and take over the country. after a few weeks
of fighting by the ukrainians and their own failures, they have had to scale it back and now what we are seeing is a much more methodical and focused effort to exert control over the eastern part of the country. pa. over the eastern part of the count . �* ., ., over the eastern part of the count .�* ., ., ., country. a lot of analysis and talk about — country. a lot of analysis and talk about how _ country. a lot of analysis and talk about how maybe - country. a lot of analysis and talk about how maybe russia underestimated ukraine and their defences, do you think it is a war of attrition now going forward? , ., , ,., , forward? yes, absolutely. the russian attack _ forward? yes, absolutely. the russian attack decks, - forward? yes, absolutely. the russian attack decks, their . russian attack decks, their attempts to do things quickly and without a loss of damage were repulsed by, as he said, the ukrainian defences as well as their own short numbers, now they have fallen back into a more traditional ground approach and a more traditional russian approach, which is really to employ firepower rather than manoeuvre and tax
six and less destructive ways of conducting its. [30 six and less destructive ways of conducting its.— six and less destructive ways of conducting its. do you think ukraine can — of conducting its. do you think ukraine can continue - of conducting its. do you think ukraine can continue to - ukraine can continue to withstand the firepower in the donbas, particularly, because they are concentrating in the east now, russia. ukraine is a lot of support from the western support from the west, can they keep doing it? i support from the west, can they keep doing it?— keep doing it? i think there are some — keep doing it? i think there are some variables. - keep doing it? i think there are some variables. russia| keep doing it? i think there - are some variables. russia has employed a lot of its ground forces so far and they are facing some manpower constraints, but what they are not constrained on is firepower and ammunition. and now that they have largely focused on they have largely focused on the east other areas are more secure than when they were trying to go after kyiv and that exposed them and made the ukrainian defences all that more effective.— ukrainian defences all that more effective. briefly, would ou sa more effective. briefly, would you say they _ more effective. briefly, would you say they are _ more effective. briefly, would you say they are now - more effective. briefly, would you say they are now focusing j you say they are now focusing on the donbas and the eastern
region, do you think russia has the upper hand in those regions? i the upper hand in those regions?— the upper hand in those reuions? ~' , ., regions? i think they have the u- er regions? i think they have the upper hand- _ regions? i think they have the upper hand. but _ regions? i think they have the upper hand. but i _ regions? i think they have the upper hand. but i don't - regions? i think they have the upper hand. but i don't see i regions? i think they have the l upper hand. but i don't see any dramatic rapid collapse on either side so i think the ukrainians can still continue to defend, but they are going to defend, but they are going to have to regenerate manpower, supplies, and equipment, the promised source is coming from the west, if they are going to be able to continue to hold the lines and defend effectively. really interesting. jd williams, that is all we have time for. you very much indeed. jd williams their live in delaware.— jd williams their live in delaware. ., �* uefa has apologised to liverpool and real madrid fans affected by the chaos at the champions league final in paris on 28th may. in a statement it said it must not happen again. french president emmanuel macron says ticket holders who were blocked from entering the stadium should be reimbursed "as fast as possible." here's 0lly foster. there's been a lot of anger directed towards the french
authorities and european football's governing body uefa, because they were very quick to push the narrative that this was down to the late arrival of fans at the stadium. remember, kick—off delayed in that final by 35 minutes between real madrid and liverpool. then they pointed towards thousands of counterfeit tickets, and the french interior minister sort of pointed towards the fact that this was an english football problem. well, real madrid havejoined liverpool in demanding some a nswe i’s. you mentioned the word chaos. it certainly was incredibly chaotic, and now this is a more conciliatory tone from uefa six days on. they say that they want to apologise to all those spectators who had to experience or witness frightening and distressing events in the build—up to that final at the stade de france. and they certainly were very distressing for hundreds. the fans not completely blameless. we were on the ground there, and there were some sets of supporters who did force their way through turnstiles, but certainly uefa know that there have been huge misgivings about the organisation, the staging
of the final, the way that fans were funnelled and kettled, in some instances, through narrow walkways on the way to that final, and then inadequate, perhaps, turnstiles were failing with all those counterfeit tickets or certainly genuine ticket holders could not make their way in. they've commissioned an independent review, uefa, and they'll be looking at all these things. but certainly, six days on, they have apologised to those two sets of supporters, knowing that they did indeed suffer all sorts of failings around that final. let's return now to queen elizabeth's jubilee. and while the most lavish celebrations are taking place in the uk, the event is being marked overseas, too — especially in commonwealth countries. in australia, a small island visited by her majesty more than 50 years ago will be
renamed in her honour. the bbc�*s shaimaa khalil has been to take a look. queen elizabeth: in a few moments, the bells will be | ready to play. their harmony will be a reminder of the enduring ties of kinship between britain and australia. applause in 1970, on her third visit to australia, queen elizabeth ii opened the national carillon, a bell tower on lake burley griffin here in the capital, canberra. bells ring it was a gift from the british government to mark 50 years since canberra was established. now, as australia celebrates her platinum jubilee, the island on which the carillon stands is being named after the queen. archive: gliding through - sydney heads, her sleek white liner gothic brings her majesty the queen and the duke of edinburgh to the threshold of australia. she arrived at the shores of sydney in 1954, becoming the first reigning british monarch to visit australia.
with her husband, the late prince philip, by her side, canberra was one of the many cities she visited on her historic commonwealth tour. for four nights this week, old parliament house and the new building that replaced it as the seat of government are being bathed in purple, as well as dozens of other landmarks across the country. the queen made her last trip to australia in 2011. in total, she visited 16 times. there is a growing sense that australia will inevitably become a republic one day — just this week, the new government appointed an official to start looking at this transition. but the queen's popularity is still going strong here. you can certainly feel the respect and admiration for the head of state, as the country marks her 70 years on the throne. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, canberra. being head of state can be a lonelyjob, but the queen has always
enjoyed the support of family and friends, as well as her royal staff. and throughout her time on the throne, she has had some special companions who are small and furry. the bbc�*s tim allman explains. they were part of her life long before she was queen. the most loyal of friends, a sort of four—legged courtier. there was little chance this jubilee would take place without the appearance of a corgi or two. dozens of them, in fact, were on parade in a park near buckingham palace. we have got cheddar, he is 15 months old. we got him because we heard he is really loyal, corgis are loyal to their owners, so that is mainly one of our reasons why we have got them. and i think theyjust look so cute. yeah, they are really cute as well, short legs, long body. many of these diminutive canines were suitably attired for the occasion — some with unionjack neckerchiefs. the queen has owned more than 30 corgis during her
reign, so you couldn't mark this latest milestone without them. well, this is the best way to celebrate thejubilee, obviously it is for the queen, and — sorry, i am a bit emotional — but we have around over 100 corgis parading today, to honour her majesty for her, obviously, platinumjubilee. they are small, they are cute and they are loyal. the corgi — a monarch�*s best friend. tim allman, bbc news. well, that is just about it from us for now. you can reach me on twitter. you can also follow our news online. you will find all the information we have broadcast in this programme plus plenty more there. from me and the rest of there. from me and the rest of
the team thanks a lot watching and stay tuned right here on bbc news. well, friday was the warmest day of the year for wales and for scotland. not elsewhere in the uk. in fact, over the next couple of days, we'll see increasing amounts of cloud and the possibility of downpours and thunderstorms. and we've been advertising this for days, thisjubilee bank holiday weekend will be a very mixed one for some of us. and the shower clouds keep on drifting in from the south. so, through the early hours of the morning, i think it's south—western portions of the uk, but all along the south coast, there is a chance of downpours, perhaps thunder and lightning. some of these downpours could drift a little bit further north into the midlands, but many areas — from, say, merseyside northwards — looking dry and clear. and actually quite chilly underneath the high pressure in scotland. could be only around five degrees first thing in the morning. so, the big picture shows that high pressure across the northern half of the uk, so lots of fine, windless, sunny weather, particularly western scotland. beautiful in northern ireland, but here in wales, the midlands, the
south—west and also some of these other southern counties at risk of catching some showers both in the morning and the afternoon. doesn't look like it's going to be a total wash—out, but if you do catch a downpour and it's slow—moving, it could last for a while before the sunny spells return. notice also how cool it is on that north sea coast. a breeze dragging in low, grey skies, so a nip in the air. now, saturday night into sunday, this is when we'll start to see storms drifting in from the south. they could be widespread. they could be heavy. now, the thinking is that in the morning, they'll be in the south. come lunchtime, possibly drifting into east anglia, the midlands and wales. and then probably stalling just before northern england through the course of the afternoon, but even where it clears up in the south, there's a chance of some showers. all the while,
northern ireland, scotland looking absolutely fine on sunday with lots of sunshine. and then next week, the weather is going to turn quite unsettled. we'll see weather systems sweeping in off the atlantic. this big low pressure parks itself very close to us, so we'll see bands of rain sweeping our way. and this is the outlook for next week. you can see lots of weather icons here, changeable weather. temperatures stabilising, though. 20 in the south, high teens in the north.
this is bbc news. the headlines: it's100 days since russia began its invasion of ukraine. president zelensky marked the occasion by praising the country's resistance. but he's admitted russia now controls one fifth of his country, that nearly 14 million people have been forced to flee, and that thousands of civilians have been killed. uefa have apologised to liverpool and real madrid fans affected by the chaos at the champions league final in paris. in a statement, they said, "no football fan should be put "in that situation, and it must not happen again". french president emmanuel macron says ticket holders should be reimbursed. members of the british royal family, politicians and other guests have attended a special service at st paul's cathedral in london to honour queen elizabeth's 70 years on the throne.
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