Skip to main content

tv   BBC World News on PBS  PBS  July 7, 2018 12:30am-1:00am PDT

12:30 am
>> national presentation of bbc worlds is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> welcome to bbc news on pbs and aund the world. i'm nkem ifejika and these are our top stories. a brexitug breakth the british prime minister says cabinet ministers are backingan her pl for leaving the european union. >> this isl a propohat i believe will be good for the u.k. and good for the e.u. and i look itrward being received positively. nkem: the u.s. andorth korea agree to set up a joint working group on denuc the u.s. secretary of state's latest trip to pyongyang.
12:31 am
e divers in thailand succeed in getting an airline to the cave where 12 boys and their football coach are trapped. but conditions are still not right for a rese attempt. china retaliates after the u.s. imposesariffs worth $34 billion accusing washington of startinghe largest tra war in economic history. h nkem:lo and welcome to bbc world news. the british prime mteister sa may says her cabinet has reached a collective agreement on the basis of the u.k.'s future relationship with the e.u. post brexit. it has set out plans for ae fre trrea between the u.k. and the e.u. which it believes will prevent ad h border in ireland. here is our political editor.
12:32 am
reporter: look close. then closer. ok through the hazy. -- haze. there's the cabinet deciding their future. and more importantly, all of ours. thprime minister gesturing to boris johnson, what do you od think his language is saying back? teresa may's aies desperate to get him andth the heexiteers onboard. and signs are still profound disagreements about life outside the e.u. teresa may argued for a model where we're snugly tied to the e.u. in many ways. but it seems at least in her mind the dea was done. >> well, in detailed discussions today, the cabinet has agreed our collective position on the future of our negotiations with the e.u. and our proposal will create a u.k.e.u. free trade area which establishes a common rule book
12:33 am
on industrial goods and agricultural products. this will maintain hi standards. but we will ensure that no changes can take place without thel approf our parliament. will avoid we friction in trade. that will protect jobs and livelihoods and also meet ournt commito northern ireland. we've also agreed to aew n business friend customs model with freedom to strike trade deals aroundhe world. reporter: if it was easy teresa may wouldn't have had to call her ministers to her retreat. suggestions brexiteers might quit after plotting last night. so alarmed at just how close relationship number 10 is designed. be clear. what teresa may says has been agreed is a tighter rather than a looser retionshipith the rest of the e.u. after we leave. yes,s immigration we know it will come to an end. but she wants to sign the u.k. up to following many e.u.
12:34 am
rules. so was today the day that she faced down her reluctant brexiteers? right now, we just don know if they rolled over or are guarding their anger for another day. in recent times, the animals itre have been better behaved than the pal creatures in the tory party. the prime mister has been struggling between euro except scompicks former -- skeptics and former remainers, almost impossib to retain. after the cabinet she will have to sell her plan to the grumpy m.p.'s and on the opposite side of the table with t rest of the e.u. they're unlikely to acceptev ything wholesale. but listen, perhaps a tiny chink of light.>> the u.k. has started to engage with us. and a topics, is welcome. and i look forward to furtherar y from the u.k. reporter: a long day's talks i the country have produced something.
12:35 am
something that's acceptable to a majority of e cabinet, yes. something the tory party can live with, perhaps not everyone. something the talks with the e.u. can build on, maybe so. a leap forward for teresa may certainly yes. but we can't know where that leap will land. nkem: earlier ourolitical correspondent chris mason weighed in on the document he says that the fine prinet will --nt pill worry campaigners. reporter: and breaking up at 11:30 on a friday night and not normally the conventional time for breaking british political news but it is happening here tonight. here is the statement released by the britishovnment. the checkers statement as they call it. and they arc knowledge that there has been in words a substantial evolution in thei british ption as far as these brexit negotiations are concerned. they want a free trade area between the e.u. and the u.k.
12:36 am
they talk about hing a common rule book between the u.k. and the e.u. on al goods including agri food and happy to commit that by treaty so that therell e ongoing harmonization on goods. on services, wigs the substantial chunk of the british economy, they do say trike a y will separate arrangement and recognizes the result because u.k. is leaving t single market and the customs union that that will mean that the level of a marketess that each gets -- each of those markets will not be as good as it is now. haven't yet heard fro some of the big playing brexiteers around thatle cabinet t who have signed up for this but that's not to say that they are not prett unhappy with it. such as the length of the drive that the checkers countryyo retreat,wouldn't even hear the screams if that's what was coming from the negotiating room. in terms of how to describe this, some of the language around brexit is rather difficult. but this is the softest form of a hard brexit.he i think prime minister
12:37 am
could propose. committing to leaving the single market in the customs fu know but with lots o caveats that will worry some leave campaigners. em: the u.s. secretary of state's mike pompeo has wrapped up his make or break meeting h we north korean leaders -- reared's right hand man. the third tripo pyongyang and first since the historicince donald trump and kim jong-un. expected to meet on saturday before he leas for tokyo. let's speak to the bbc's in seoul. what's going on and what do we know about this meeting between these two men? reporter: well, as you mentioned, mike pompeo arrived on friday afternoon and he met with kim jong-un's right-hand man. the only meeting as faas we know that took place yesterday. it wrapped up around 7:30 p.m local time. and they spoke for about three hours. before breaking for dinner. apparently the mood appeared
12:38 am
relaxed. mr. pompeo joked that this is his third time and if he came one more time then he would have to start aying taxes there. and to which north korea leaders -- leader's right hand man the more you come the more trust we can build betweenne another. and this morning, his first meeting was scheduled at 9:00 a.m. local time. which is about an hour ago. we'ttill d know who he's meeting with. as you can imagine,ma infon is only trickling in. what i'm doing is basically following some journalistse who accompanying mr. pompeo to pyongyang. but as far as could tell, they are not updating regularly yesterday all of a sudden -- just appearance the meeting wrapped up we srted getting lots of tweets from mr. pompeo and from those journalists. but as far as we know, they have now set up thisporking gro nail down some of the details of the denuclearization of the korean peninsula which was aeed between president
12:39 am
trump and kim jong-un in singapore last month. but that's -- as far as we know for now. nkem: ok. since we don't know very much, i'm sort of at a loss of what to ask you. but i'm still going to probe. what we think denuclearization of the korean peninsula means? does that mean just north korea? or does that mean northorea and the united states?: reportell, that's the big question ever since that declaration at the singapore summit. of course, that meeting between the s.ting u president, president trump, and kim jong-un was hisric and very symbolic. but there they kind of agreed in a very vague term that they're both committed to the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. now, tha wd, the denuclearization, means somewhat differently if you ask the norteans or if you ask americans. of course, the united states wants north goreans toe up all of its nuclear weapons.
12:40 am
i don't think that's exactly what mr. kim has in mind beca te sincen, we had u.s. intelligence agencies saying that they have evidence that the country continues working on the infrastructure for not just the nuclear but the missile programs as well. but because the declaration was so vague it doesn't necessarily mean that kim jong-un has violated anything that he's committed to. but it obviously added to speculation whether he's really sincer and genuinely committed to peace talks as well. so mr. pompeo is under a lot of pressure to come back from this trip with at least some kind on te actions or details, not just words of commitment from then north kor leader. nkem: ok. thank you very much. t a lot say despite not having a lot to say if you know what i mean. thank u very much. w, authorities in thailand say that an oxygen line has been installed sucssfully in the cave where 12 boys and their coach have been trapped for two eks.
12:41 am
they were concerned about falling oxygen levels before a rescue operation could get under way. the regional governor toldjo nalists the boys had enough strength to walk but y swim to safety. at the entrance to the caves in north ireland. reporter: throughout this week since they found those boys, there's been a among thai officials about what they should do with them. many of the divers whoave been going in to see them the route out is justus too dange to risk. they should be left where they are. that thinking is clearly changing. the impending monsoon makes staying where they are unviable. they could be there for months.v they might lose their only dry spot. so we're hearing very much today abo preparations to take them out. swim.ds can't they are being taught now, they're being practicing wearing masks. lt lot of conions are going on. in particular with the british cave divers who are still playing a leading role in this rescue. and it seems now it's not imminent, but the authorities have decidt some point they're going to have to take a
12:42 am
chance on the perilous route out with the divers. >> how many of you? reporter: the discoveryndn had seemed miraculous. but their rescue has confounded those trying to help them. now the authorities believe they have no choice. tonight, the local governor said they would have to risk taking the boys out the same way as the divers. and soon. because of expected next week. >> bring them out if it rains. >> not good. we will try. reporter:he supplying boys is a long and exhausting job. involving dozens of thai and foreign divers. this is the easy part of the route. the last part takes six hours and needs six heavy air tanks for each diver to get there and back. it was while returning from ying down those extra tanks that saman gunan, 38-year-old
12:43 am
former navy diver became unconscious and died. this is him a week ago. ase h boarded the plane to come here and help. now he's being flown back to his hometowno a hero's funeral. his commander acknowledged that time w running out. >> we had thought the children could survive there for a long time. but everything has changed. we have quite limited time. reporter: and that's because the torrential rain that drove the divers out of the cavesla week is expected to return. and could go on for weeks or months. the death of d thiser has brought home just how difficult it will be to try to pull these 12 weakened boys and their coach through flooded passages
12:44 am
which one diver described asn like being a darkened water tub and being battered by water. but the agonizing truth confronting the thais authorits that leaving them where they are through a rainy season tt may wel cut off their supply line could be much riskier. the mast week of little rainfall has given theie authors a window. water as possible out of he caves. and to try to stop more water from going in. but that window is closing. from now, it will only get harder to attempt a rescue. jonathan head, bbc news, caves, northern thailand. nkem: here ininritain stigators wearing protective suits have entered a hostile -- hostel in salisbu searching an item contaminated with a nerve agent thated pois a couple. police believe they were exposed to novichokha after
12:45 am
ling an unknown object. the pair remain in critical condition in h thepital. june kelly has more. reporter: key sites have be sealed off and this afternoon he decontamination process began. a team in special protective suits arrived at the hostel where dawn sturgess had been living in salisbury. these suits are resistant to nerve agt. eight miles away, in amesbury, emergency vehicles moved in en masse to the eate where charlie rollie lives. ahead of the decontamination operation here. residents on scenes like this in otr parts of the county four months ago. now they're faced withn disruptionheir doorstep. charlie rollie remain critically ill. tonit, new details emerged of their movements. last friday afternoon, dawn sturgess was seen on c.c. teach shopping in salisbury. -- c.c. tv shopping in salisbury. later they visited
12:46 am
elizabeth gardens and both went to dawn srgess' hostel. at 10:30 they took a bus to amesbury where charlie rollie lives on mugaltonoad. at 10:15, dawn sturgess took ill. at 6:20 that evening, charlie rollie collapsed. ee the afternoon he had b to a church event and a branch of boots. fellow residents from dawn sturgess' hostel have described how they have been tested for novichok poisoning. >> i had a scientist take a blood test, photograph and took informion down basically what room i was in and how close was i to dawn and chare. asking me several differentti quess. reporter: it's still not known where the couple came across and handled the abandoned nerve agent. and there are still unanswered questions about novichok and itspotentcy. >> we have previously thought that even i a container it will remain highly toxic for maybe four to six months.
12:47 am
outside a container it could be less. his is one of the questions we really want the russians to answer for us. they obviously know all the details. they made the stuff. reporter: scotland yard which is leading this investigation. tonight, they described it as complex and fastin m and they warned it's expected to take months to complete. all the community here thoug e poisoning episode was over. meanwhile, the families of the couple who collapsed here have to endure the torment of the wait for news. june kelly, bbc news, salisbury. nkem: stay with us on bbc world news because still to come, we have all the latest from another thrilling day in russia as brazil knocked out of the world cup. and we'll look ahead to the much anticipated england-sweden >> cen london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say ther have been man
12:48 am
casualties. and there i growing speculation that al qaeda was responsible. >> germany will be the host of the 2006 football world cup. and they pick the favorite south africa by a single vote. >> in south africa the possibility ofosing hadn't even been contemplated. and celebration parties were canceled. >> the manhe enteredalace through a downstairs window. and made his way to the queen's private bed hom. then asked her for a pgarette. and on thetext of arranging for some to be brought, she summoned a footman on duty who took the m away. >> o child. one teacher. one book. and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. nkem: this is bbc world news and these are the latestne head following a day of intensive
12:49 am
talks the prime minister says that cabinet ministers have reached agreements on u.k. relations with the e.u. after brexit. the u.s. and north korea agree to set up a joint working group on denuclearization after mike pompeo's latest trip to pyongyang. china has imposed retaliatory tariffs on american goods after accusing the. government of igniting the biggest trade war in economic history. the chinese commerce ministry said the measures would match $34 billionorth of u.s. tariffs which came into force on friday. it's a bitter pi to swallow for farmers in the u.s., especially those who grow nd soybeansave their fortunes fall. while the bbc's nick bryant travels to alabaor this report. reporter: these have become the golden battlefields of a trade war that'ast engulfing the world. farms in the american heartland sewn with soybean crops and now hit with 25% import duties by beijing in revenge for u.s.
12:50 am
tariffs on chinese. goo china is the biggest export market for amerin soybeans. and josh ogle has seen the price plunge to a nine-year low. but voted for donald trump and backs the president's protectionist fight. >> he's a businessman. k and hews how to negotiate and do things. so i've got faith that what he's doing is going to work. now, is it going to work in the end? time will tell. >> this trade war is going t hurt your business? >> it could. it's very possible that it business. our and according to how long it lasts and how long it takes to negotiate it out. repouner: nearbyville, alabama, is the fastest growing tech hub in america. a silicon valley of the south. and e home to high technology campuses now caught in the no man's land of this tit for tat conflict. airtran manufacturers comm iication equipment and product lines use 1,300 components imported from china that have been hit by u.s. tariffs. its costs have increased. and its global supply chains have been and its c.e.o. says they're
12:51 am
being punished for manufacturing in ameri. i buy the individual pieces, the individual chips and components ato res and bring them into the u.s. so i can manufactued here, sla with a 25% tariff. so i think that's going against what we actually want to have done. reporter: that poll policy is penalizing u.s. companies. >> those that manufacture in the u.s., yes, it's a problemth reporter: u.s. economy is driving and many talk of a trump bump. a recent poll suggested that for the first time in his presidency, a majority of americans approve of his handlingcof themy. a trade war could jeopardize all ofhat. this america first protectionism is alreadyer hitting an commerce. supporters like josh ogle believe the trade war will be short and sharp and that america will end up on top. but that faith in the president could easily turn into frustration, even fury. if this summer of tariffs turns into an autumn and winter of
12:52 am
economic pain. nick bryant, bbc news, alabama. nkem:akistan's former prime minister nawaz sharif willre rn home and appeal his 10-year prison sentence for corruption. he's been facingeg aions over his family's ownerenship of property inorondon. ourspondent explains more about the case. reporter: this is a hugely important political moment in pakistan. let me begin by giving you the background to this case. it revolves around four c ftral londts and where the money to buy them came from. now, the sharif family's links to the properties were revealed in the panama paper leaks in 16. thatesulted in an investigation in pakistan which saw nawaz sharif disqualified from office last summer and which saw him senfor trial in this anti-corruption court. and today, a judge here sentenced him to 10 years in jail. it also sentenced his daughter, maram, his political heir, y to severs in jail and fined
12:53 am
him eight million pounds and two million pounds respectively. and they were not actually in court, they're not in pakistan at tth moment. 're in london because nawaz sharif's wife is currently in hospital there in a critical condition. but this is all crucially important here because in just a few weeks' time, pakistan will be holding general elections. and the two parties that are he lly vying for control of country are nawaz sharif's party on one side and another party led by cricketter turned politician in ryan kime who has been -- l the way in championing these corruption allegation against the sharif family. mr. sharif has consistently denied any wrongdoing. he and his supporters have said ffectively that he's t victim of a conspiracy by the pakistani military establishment with whom he's often clashed. but the opposition political parties here say that's not true. they say that theorruption charges are a victory for
12:54 am
accountability in a countryy that's rea seen huge corruption problems in the past. nkem: athe world cup, belgium have knocked five-time champions brazil out of the tournament. and france beat another south american team uruguay. in moscow. reporter: the five-time champions brazil getting knocked out, you would think that the world cup is alwa a poorer place without them. but they just haven't been very good. they've been getti better. but belgium are a side who have looked really strong. i paid a lot of attentionemo ecause they were in england's group. they're now unbeaten and had their wobble against the japanese. but the belgians looked absolutely fantastic. they went in 2-0 halftime. it was an own goal from fernando and an absolute thunder bolt from kevin de bruyner. brazil did come back. th pulled a goa back late on through augusto and neymar.he as diving around a few histrionics and perhaps they should have won a penalty through gabrielle jezus. brazil going home in what is a
12:55 am
world cup of shocks. obviously that will rank among but not a massive shock because belgium are a very good side indeed. and they deserve their first oorld cup semifinal since 198 looking forward belgium, against the neighbors, france, france looked pretty good as well. they wer 1998 champions. captained by didier dechamp and w the head coach there and they beat uruguay very easily there ieed. a veron header and a fluky goal, actually, from antoine griezmann and hit it from a lightning way out and swerved a bit and the uruguay keeper absolutely mucked it up and spooned it into his own net. so we've got france against belgium in st. petersburg next tuesday i think that one is. in the semifinals. nkem: there's more world cup action on saturd when sweden takes on england before the host russia meets croat to decide who else will advance to next week's semifinals. we will of yourse bring all the action here as well as
12:56 am
online and you can reach me on twitter where i shall be making predictis about who is going to win the world cup. no, i'm not. i'm not reliable. bye-bye!re >> make to join me and my co-host christian fraser in london for 100 days on monday. we'll focus on the biggest issues that are impactiboth sides of the atlantic and we'll provide analysis on how they're shaping our world. we look forward to seeing you then. here on pbs. >> national presentation of bbc world news is made possible by t contribution your pbs stu.ion from viewers like yo thank you. >> you're watching pbs.
12:57 am
12:58 am
12:59 am
1:00 am
♪ -next, a "kqed newsroom" special on the arts. -♪ his love -sometimes it takes more than a 90-minute, intermissionless play to kick somebody out of their 40-hour workweek. -an entertainer's take on american history and a world-renowned artist tapping the global fugee crisis. -you know, they all have families, have children, and we cannot pretend we are naive on those issues. -plus the joy served up by the coolest museum in town focused on something sweet. -when you see the power of human connection in such a simplified form, i think it can be a great example of how we should move forward as a country. -hello. i'm thuy vu. welcome to a special edition of "kqed newsroom" about arts and culture. on this program, we're revisiting stories from our archives with innovative and influential figures in film, the performing arts, and visual


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on