this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. in the us, a bipartisan group of senators say they've agreed a framework for potential legislation on gun safety. gains for the left wing alliance in the first round of france's parliamentary election. the family of former british soldier jordan gatley say he's been killed fighting for the ukrainian armed forces. are they loving it? in russia, the first ex mcdonald's restaurant reopens after the us chain pulled out.
hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. a group of 20 senators from both sides of the us political divide has announced proposals for limited measures aimed at curbing gun violence, following devastating mass shootings in texas and new york. ten republican senators have backed the legislation — potentially enough to overcome the republican filibuster in the us senate that has blocked previous agreements on gun control. let's look in more detail at what's in the guns proposal. the framework agreement includes support for state �*red flag' laws where guns could be kept from those who might pose a danger.
also included , tougher background checks for gun buyers under the age of 21. there would also be measures to prevent what's known as straw purchases, where people buy guns for others who are restricted from purchasing them but not included are measures democrats and president joe biden had advocated such as raising the age for buying semiautomatic rifles to 21 or new limits on assault—style rifles. our correspondent david willis spoke to us a short while ago. some sort of agreement has been reached, which would lead to the first gun control laws in this country in decades, since the mid—90s when we saw any legislative measures taken to try and control what since become an epidemic of gun violence in this country. the measures that have been agreed upon, though, are more modest than those that many in the democratic party president biden among them would like to see, and they include federally funded
so—called red flag laws that would alert authorities to people who are unstable being in possession of weapons, and would allow them to be confiscated. expanded mental health checks, expanded school security and strengthened background checks for those under the age of 21 seeking to buy a firearm. what president biden of course had called for, which is not included in these rather modest set of principles outlined today, a ban on assault weapons and much wider background checks on people here seeking to buy firearms. president biden in a statement a very short time ago said that these measures, the proposed measures, they don't do everything that i think is needed but they reflect an important step in the right direction, as he puts it. they would be the most significant gun safety legislation to passed congress in decades. he's right about that, of course.
they tried after the sandy hook shooting nearly ten years ago to get some sort of legislative measures in place but they didn't... the votes weren't there in the senate. such has been the, i suppose, nationwide sense of horror in the response to the uvalde shooting at the school three weeks ago that some sort of measures are now being taken, it would seem. lonnie phillips has been campaigning for gun reform since 2012, when his stepdaugherjessica gar—wee was one of 12 people killed in the aurora, colorado cinema shooting. she was 24. here's what he said about the potential legislation. my initial thought is that this is the most minimalist thing they can do. we are advocating for much more stringent measures. what they're doing, basically, a lot of it is already on the books. the mental health
thing is on the books. strengthening the schools is already on the books. it's been proven just recently that really doesn't work at all. the only thing that's really going to cause a difference is being able to regulate the weapons of war that is... hundreds, thousands of them are on the streets already. we need to get those regulated likely regulate machine guns because they're actually more lethal than machine guns. and they're accessible to our youth. you can go and buy a beer in a bar but you have to show your id to get one until you're 21 but you can go and buy an assault weapon, that's not even mentioned in the bill...
very minimalist measures and will do very little to stem the carnage that we're experiencing in this country with the use of handguns and assault weapons. the opposition left—wing alliance in france has scored big gains in the first round of france's parliamentary elections. president macron�*s supporters look set to have the biggest bloc in the national assembly, but it's unclear if they'll have enough seats to form a majority. our correspondent hugh schofield is in paris. hello, what more can you tell us about the hello, what more can you tell us about the results hello, what more can you tell us about the results so hello, what more can you tell us about the results so far? hello, what more can you tell us about the results so far? weill. about the results so far? well, thinkin: about the results so far? well, thinking of _ about the results so far? well, thinking of what _ about the results so far? well, thinking of what the _ about the results so far? well, thinking of what the big - about the results so far? well, thinking of what the big line i about the results so far? well, i thinking of what the big line from the evening is, it's this breakthrough by this left—wing alliance. looking back at the presidential election two months ago, the left did terribly. jean—luc
melenchon, the leader of a left—wing alliance, was in third place but in the interim, patrick then and now, he's done something rather extraordinary, making an alliance between his far left party, the socialists, and the greens and the communists and turned it into a major electoral force, one that is turning into a serious challenger to president macron. he hasn't, i don't think, done so well that he's got any serious chance of dominating the assembly, having a majority there and forcing president macron into a cohabitation with the left—wing dominated national assembly, but he's done something extraordinary, which looks like commanding a block after next week's second round of 180, 160 mp5, after next week's second round of 180,160 mps, which is a big achievement. but the fact remains it looks like president macron will win this legislative election and the key question is whether his majority
will be relative or absolute and that's why he's campaigning ferociously over the next few days to make sure he gets as many seats as possible in the national assembly in a week's time. he once an absolute majority so he can push to his legislative programme and not be forced into alliances with smaller blocks in the assembly. the more casual observer _ blocks in the assembly. the more casual observer of _ blocks in the assembly. the more casual observer of french - blocks in the assembly. the more casual observer of french politics | casual observer of french politics may remember that macron�*s biggest challenge came from the right wing in the presidential election and now it seems becoming from the left wing and green parties. can you unpack that for us and what it may mean for policy going forward? ﬁgs that for us and what it may mean for policy going forward? ﬁssi that for us and what it may mean for policy going forward?— policy going forward? as i say, it is a big turnaround _ policy going forward? as i say, it is a big turnaround and _ policy going forward? as i say, it is a big turnaround and marine i policy going forward? as i say, it| is a big turnaround and marine le pen and the front national was the big challenger, getting 42% of the national election and in those terms she was the opposition. two months later, she's not disappeared from the scene. she has a respectable 19,
20% in this round but parliamentary elections never favour the far right. there are all sorts of reasons to do with the voting system, and they never get more than a handful. it should be, 20, 30 next weekend, the far right but they're out of the picture. in the meantime the left—wing alliance has been forced byjean—luc melenchon, the far left leader, who has capitalised on the absolute collapse of the mainstream socialist party to dominate. saying to the other parties, we don't want... if you want any other kind of presence in the parliament, you must do so behind me. he's forged this alliance, which may or may not be a long lasting one because there are all sorts of internal divisions. but
he's made himself be a challenger, who wants to draw to his side all those who oppose president macron and to that extent, the tactic has worked. , , , ., ~ worked. very useful insight, thank ou. in ukraine, russian forces are tightening their grip on the eastern city of severodonetsk, where a british man has been killed in the fighting. jordan gatley left the british army in march to travel to ukraine. in a tribute on social media, his father said his son was a hero. joe inwood has more from kyiv. so, jordan gatley had previously been a soldier in the british army but last march he resigned and came out here to fight in ukraine, that's according to his father, dean gately, who wrote an emotional facebook post praising his son, saying he's a true hero and will be forever in their hearts.
we understand mr gatley died while fighting on the front lights in severodonetsk last friday. severodonetsk is the current front line between the russians and ukrainians. it's where the russians are really making their big push to try to get into the donbas. it's a battle characterised by fierce street fighting and heavy artillery. but we don't know the exact circumstances around mr gatley�*s death but we know that previously he had been working in a training capacity according to his father, but he had then told the family he was moving onto different missions, more dangerous missions, more risky missions but missions he said well worth it. the foreign office has put out a statement saying are helping the family of a man who died in ukraine. he is now the second british person to be killed in the conflict after scott sibley died in april. the survivors and bereaved from the grenfell tower tragedy in west london will mark the fifth anniversary of the fire on tuesday. many of the 72 who died followed the official advice to stay in their apartments, and the government says it's still the safest thing to do.
but it faces legal action from disabled residents who say ministers have abandoned a commitment to give them personal evacuation plans. here's our home affairs correspondent tom symonds. a tower block fire. a major lesson from grenfell. sometimes, staying put is dangerous. so, we are going to put a smoke hood onto you and we are going to escort you out, 0k? so the london fire brigade has beefed up its training in evacuating buildings. there are new smoke hoods for residents, a new app to track information. you might think stay put would no longer be the policy. but five years after grenfell, the government has reemphasised that when there is a fire,
people should stay put in their flats, because the walls of the flats protect them. the question is, because of grenfell, will people want to stay or will they want to go? michael is moving his stuff out of his south london apartment because fire swept across its roof in april. thankfully, he wasn't at home. if i had been in the building, i think i would have tried to get out. he would have ignored the stay put advice. i probably would have seen it on twitter before anything else. there was people across the road sharing videos of quite a big fire on the roof. i think if i had seen that, i would have thought, i'm not going to hang about. and after grenfell, not staying put is the new rule for people in buildings with safety defects. and what if you live with a disability, like sarah rennie? her lift is not designed to work in a fire. she has had an expert draw up a personal evacuation plan. we had a fire in february in this building and what it meant was that the fire was on the eighth
floor and i got below the fire, to the seventh floor, before the fire service had even arrived. before they had come? before they arrived. that is a huge reduction in the risk and increase in the chance of me getting out and staying alive. it means that i can sleep at night. she was advised to get this special evacuation chair, and the grenfell tower inquiry said every resident with mobility issues should be given a bespoke plan. the government doesn't agree. how much is it reasonable to spend to do this, at the same time as we seek to protect residents and taxpayers from excessive costs? instead, ministers want to improve the way information about residents with mobility issues is shared with firefighters, so they can better coordinate rescues. but sarah rennie and another campaigner are planning legal action against the government — a stand—off, five years after grenfell, a fire in which 15 disabled people lost their lives. tom symonds, bbc news.
sport and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's chetan pathak. world champion max verstappen led a red bull 1—2 in the azerbaijan grand prix, in what could be a key moment of the title race, as charles leclerc and ferrari had more engine problems. leclerc started on pole, but red bull's sergio perezjumped ahead of the ferrari at the first corner. his lead was short—lived, he was chased down by teammate verstappen, who took control. more trouble for leclerc, he suffered his second engine—related retirement from the lead in three grands prix, and team—mate carlos sainz also retired with issues. verstappen is now 21 points ahead of his team—mate in the championship. a tiny bit lucky with the retirement but that's our car. it was really quick today so i could have closed the gap and then you'd have a race on your hands. 0verall, happy with
the balance of the car today. i was manauuin the balance of the car today. i was managing the _ the balance of the car today. i was managing the tyres well. - the balance of the car today. i was managing the tyres well. we - managing the tyres well. we just had to manage _ managing the tyres well. we just had to manage the tyres in the race until_ to manage the tyres in the race until the — to manage the tyres in the race until the end which i think, we were definitely— until the end which i think, we were definitely in — until the end which i think, we were definitely in the best position to do that — definitely in the best position to do that. the dnf hurts. 0nto cricket and joe root has passed 150 as england have reduced new zealand's first innings lead to under 100. new zealand posted a first innings total of 553, but england have spent the third day of the second test at trent bridge eating into that hefty total. a century from 0llie pope too. at stumps england trail by 80, with five wickets remaining we wa nt we want to get as close to them as we can, if not ahead. the pitch is going to provide a few opportunities. hopefully we can sneak ahead and put them under pressure. because it's such a quick scoring ground, they almost got to
bat us out of it and if we get early wickets, we'll see. andy murray's bid for a first grass court singles title in six years ended with a loss to matteo berrettini in the stuttgart 0pen final. murray hadn't dropped a set all week in germany, but saw his second service game broken here, losing the first set 6—4. the scot battled back to win the second 7—5, but worringly, in the decider he had to have treatment on his hip twice — as he went on to lose that 6—3. with wimbledon just 15 days away, murray is due to play at queen's club, which starts on monday. another busy day of uefa nations league action today. two ongoing games in league a — spain lead the czech republic 1—0 in malaga, while portugal trail switzerland 1—0 in geneva.
and in the pick of league b action, norway beat sweden 3—2, with erling haaland scoring twice for his country. they highlight, the five goal thriller between those sites. sweden's linn grant has made golfing history by becoming the first female winner on the dp world tour. the 22—year—old, who only turned professional late last year, clinched victory by nine shots at the scandinavian mixed to finish on 2a under par and well clear of swedish compatriot henrik stenson and scotland's marc warren. the event has been a fixture on the men's european tour since 1991, but became a mixed event two years ago. rory mcilroy�*s on course to win the canadian open on us pga tour. the northern irishman has a two shot lead after 12 holes of his final round in ontario. mcilroy hasn't won on the pga tour since october.
some breaking news. legendary wales and british and irish lions captain and fly—half phil bennett has died at the age of 73. bennett was a key figure in wales' golden era, helping them win two five nations grand slams in the 1970s. more reaction to that on the bbc sport website. that's all from me. with less than a month to go before the start of the annual muslim pilgrimage to mecca, there are concerns over the saudi government's introduction of a new online booking system for pilgrims. they have been told to use a website to register their interest, and a draw will then decide who gets to go. but british lawmakers say there isn't enough time and want the plan delayed. i am joined by zainab iqbal, journalist from the middle east eye to tell us more. can you layout for us how the system
worked before and what's changing now? , ._ _ , worked before and what's changing now? , ,, , ., 4' now? yes, the way the system worked before was. — now? yes, the way the system worked before was, people _ now? yes, the way the system worked before was, people would _ now? yes, the way the system worked before was, people would buy - now? yes, the way the system worked before was, people would buy their . before was, people would buy their travel plans, tickets, visas, everything would go through the travel agent. everything would go through the travelagent. but everything would go through the travel agent. but now they're essentially taking away the middleman, the travel agent and doing everything through the website. so you can book your flight, your hotel, everything on the saudi government website. that's what's changed. the saudi government website. that's what's changed-— what's changed. british lawmakers sa there what's changed. british lawmakers say there isn't _ what's changed. british lawmakers say there isn't time _ what's changed. british lawmakers say there isn't time but _ what's changed. british lawmakers say there isn't time but you've - what's changed. british lawmakersl say there isn't time but you've been speaking to people raising other concerns about the system, haven't you? concerns about the system, haven't ou? ., concerns about the system, haven't ou? . , ., concerns about the system, haven't ou? . , . . you? yeah, so the first main concern is there wasn't _ you? yeah, so the first main concern is there wasn't enough _ you? yeah, so the first main concern is there wasn't enough time. - you? yeah, so the first main concern is there wasn't enough time. i - you? yeah, so the first main concern is there wasn't enough time. i spoke | is there wasn't enough time. i spoke to someone who had been planning on going to hajj with her husband in 2019, but then the pandemic it. they decided to go this year but now with
the lottery system she may not be able to. but also the travel agents are the ones that, you know, are hit the most by this new rule because, you know, the hajj was massive revenue for them. they had been charging, like, $20,000 for people to go to hajj and now with the new website it costs half of that. 50. website it costs half of that. so, if these timing _ website it costs half of that. so, if these timing issues are resolved, could that make it easier for more people to be able to go on this pilgrimage?— people to be able to go on this pilgrimage? people to be able to go on this muilrimae? . ,, ., �*, pilgrimage? yeah, i think that's the coal, to pilgrimage? yeah, i think that's the goal. to make _ pilgrimage? yeah, i think that's the goal, to make everything _ pilgrimage? yeah, i think that's the goal, to make everything easier, i pilgrimage? yeah, i think that's the goal, to make everything easier, to| goal, to make everything easier, to put everything in one spot. we can't really be so sure. it also raises concerns because a lot of elderly people go to hajj and they are not well—versed in online and you have to submit your documentation online
and everything is done online. the website crashed the first day it opened so i'm assuming a lot of people have been applying for the draw. ., ., , ., draw. that would be a safe assumption! _ draw. that would be a safe assumption! thank - draw. that would be a safe assumption! thank you - draw. that would be a safe assumption! thank you for| draw. that would be a safe - assumption! thank you for talking to us. the first of the former mcdonald's restaurants in russia has opened in moscow under a new name, which translates as "tasty — and that's it. " the us chain pulled out of the country last month following the invasion of ukraine, and a siberian oil magnate bought all 850 stores. 0ur russia editor steve rosenberg reports. in moscow, the burgers are back. this was mcdonald's. not any more. the us fast food giant has left russia in protest at the invasion of ukraine. and it sold all its restaurants here — more than 800 — to a local company.
gone are the golden arches. the logo now is two french fries and a burger. the new owner is siberian tycoon alexander govor. translation: there'll be no more big macs or mcflurries here. - it's a pity because they were the most popular items, but we've told our experts to find replacements that are just as good or even better. the customers we spoke to were lovin' it. "russians can do fast food just as well", he tells me. "and as for western sanctions and global brands leaving russia, "we are very tough people — you can't scare us." then the very first mcdonald's restaurant opened right here 32 years ago, that was a hugely powerful symbol, a symbol of russia embracing western culture, western ideas, western food. what's happening here today with the departure of mcdonald's
and its russian replacement — that's a symbol too, but a symbol of how russia and the west are now moving apart. over in the kremlin, no burgers but a hefty serving of patriotism. at a ceremony vladimir putin called on russians to devote themselves to the motherland, but he will know that western sanctions are having an impact. here's one example. russian tv reports that due to sanctions russian car—makers can't import key components, so the new lada's being made without any airbags or an anti—lock braking system. taxi driver nikita thinks the russian economy is in for a bumpy ride. the prices in roubles, they became ridiculously high, yeah. so, for the taxi business now, it's gone.
we don't have new cars. we have to use old ones. russians won't relish the prospect of economic pain, but so far the kremlin shows no sign of changing course. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. the queen had a lot to celebrate last weekend — now she has another achievement to chalk up, as the second longest serving monarch in world history. as of today, her majesty has been on the throne for 70 years and 127 days. 0nly louis the 14th of france has ruled for longer. his reign began when he was just four years old — and lasted more than 72 years. a reminder of our main news. a group of 20 senators from both sides of the us political divide have announced measures aimed at curbing gun violence, following a spate of mass shootings. the framework agreement includes tougher background checks for gun buyers under the age of 21.
now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. hello. southern parts had the lion's share of the sun, sunshine. and it's those same southern areas that will have the lion's share of the warmth, even the heat that's going to develop through this week. cambridge isjust an example, but temperatures here by friday up to 32 degrees. it will be very different, though, further north and west with more clouds, some rain at times and temperatures here in coleraine only getting up to 17 or 18 degrees. and that is quite typical of the story across much of northern ireland and indeed scotland, closer to areas of low pressure and weather systems. and during today, as you can see from the satellite picture, that is where we've had the bulk of the cloud that's bringing some showers further south. it's been mainly dry with some sunshine. and as we go through tonight, well, where we keep clear skies
and the winds fall lights, it will actually turn a little bit chilly, but we'll see more cloud rolling into the western side of scotland, some rain splashing into the western isles later in the night. for most of us, though, monday getting off to a fine and dry start with some spells of sunshine. this area of cloud will bring outbreaks of rain across the western isles, into the western highlands, and then just running across the far north of the mainland into 0rkney and shetland during the afternoon. generally quite a lot of cloud, a bit of drizzle for scotland, also for northern ireland, whereas england and wales will have the best of the dry weather. patchy cloud and sunny spells only a very small chance of catching a shower. temperatures 20 for birmingham, 21 for london, much cooler across northern parts of scotland, closer to these weather systems which willjust continue to work through as we move on into tuesday. at the same time, high pressure builds down to the south. so for much of england and wales on tuesday, there'll be lots of sunshine, just a little bit of patchy cloud, more cloud for northern ireland and scotland, a bit of rain at times. i think there'll still be a decent amount of dry weather here. temperatures of 17 degrees for aberdeen, for glasgow, for belfast.
but by this stage, middle 20s looking likely across the southeast of england. that's nothing compared with the temperatures will be seeing across southwest europe. 44 looking likely in southern spain for a time. and as we move through wednesday into thursday and friday, this area of high pressure is set to wobble its way eastwards. and as it does, it would allow us to pick up a southerly wind and import some of that hot air into the south—east of the uk. so temperatures by the end of the week, 31, maybe 32 degrees, but further north and west, always cooler and cloudier with some rain at times.
on gun safety. gains for the left wing alliance in the first round of france's parliamentary election. the family of former british soldierjordan gatley say he's been killed fighting for the ukrainian armed forces. disability campaigners are taking legal action against the government for not backing a recommendation from the grenfell tower inquiry, to give vulnerable residents of high—rise buildings personal fire evacuation plans. now on bbc news... our world. for decades temples across cambodia were looted and their treasures stolen, smuggled and sold abroad. but now the cambodian government wants them back. temples across cambodia have been looted, their ancient treasures torn away. wow, 0k. i've got exclusive access