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This is Outside Source, welcome to
those watching in the UK on the BBC
News Channel and on BBC World News,
this is a live press conference with
the Swedish Prime Minister and
Believe me, every body
wants to work in the White House,
they all want a piece about oval
office, of the West Wing. Not only
into and looks great on the errors
made but a great place to work. It
has tremendous energy, it's tough, I
like Tom clicked and people with two
different points of view and I have
that and I make the decision. I like
watching it and stealing it and I
think it's the best way to go. I
like different points of view. The
White House has to minus energy and
talent. There will be people who
change, they always change.
Sometimes they want to go out and do
something else but they all want to
be in the White House. So many
people want to come and I have a
choice of anybody, I could take any
position in the White House and I
would have a choice of the ten top
people having to do that position,
everybody wanted to be there. And
they love this White House because
we have energy like rarely before.
Thank you very much.
Minister, last you criticise the
president for drawing a link between
immigrant crime in the recent
arrival of refugees. -- Mr Prime
Minister. One of our flagship papers
provoked a link between handmade
violence and immigrant gangs in your
country. Do you stand by your
First, in Sweden we have
our share of domestic challenges, no
doubt about that. We inherited a
legislation that was not
sustainable, legislation on
migration. Which meant that in 2015
we received 163,000 refugees seeking
refuge. They're in line we are a
country of 10 million inhabitants so
that was a lot. 70% from September
to December so a dramatic increase.
We changed the legislation so now we
have decreased the number of
refugees entering Sweden and we are
also putting pressure on other EU
countries to take their share of the
responsibility, this is not a
responsibility for a few countries,
it is a shared responsible at the
and we're working with the EU. We
also have problems with crime,
organised crime in Sweden,
shootings, it's not like you have
these no-go zones. We have dealt
with it, I'm dealing with it every
day, allocating more resources to
the police, more policemen being
trained, Mort 's -- more resources
to be secure the police, tougher
laws on crime and terrorism and we
do a lot to combat it. And we can
see some results now in our three
major cities, decreased shootings
because we are attacking the
organised crime very tough and we
will keep doing that because there
is no space in Sweden for order
organised crime. They decrease
freedom for ordinary people. At the
same time Sweden has a high-growth.
Unemployment is going down.
Employment is going up. We have high
in investment rates. We are
allocating resources to welfare. We
have a strong economy with a huge
surplus that we are not using --
that we are now using to develop our
society with, for example, the
welfare we want. The picture of
Sweden, it is two pictures,. Yes, we
have our share of domestic problems
and challenges, no doubt about it,
but we're dealing with them and we
also have a good foundation for
dealing with them, not least with
the strong economy and shrinking
Thank you. This is an
election year for both of our
countries and I want to ask you, Mr
Trump, what do you think Sweden from
learn from how the Russian influence
campaign effectively presidential
election in the US?
The Russians had
no impact on our throats whatsoever.
Certainly there was meddling and
probably from other countries -- on
our votes. I think you have to be
watching very closely, you don't
want your system of votes to become
the most in any way and we will not
allow that to happen. We are doing a
very deep study and come out with
some very strong suggestions on the
18th election and I think we're
going to do very well in it although
historically those in the White
House have a bit of a dip but I
think we're going to do well because
the economy is so good and because
we are protecting our jobs, finally,
with what we're doing with the
tariffs. The big thing would be the
tax cut and the regulation cuts and
also the judges. We have outstanding
judges. Judge Gogic and the Supreme
Court and many going onto the bench
all over the country. I think we
will do very well and it will be a
tremendous surprise to people how
well will stop the economy is so
good, jobs are so good, black
unemployment, Hispanic unemployment
at all-time lows, we are really
doing well. Based on that I guess we
should do pretty well and I hope so
but we have to be very vigilant. One
of the things we are learning it is
always good, it is old-fashioned,
but it is always good to have a
paper back-up system of voting will
stop its called paper, not highly
compact computers, paper. A lot of
states are doing that, going to a
paper back-up and I think it's a
great idea. We are studying it
closely, various agencies including
Homeland security are studying it
Are you worried about
Russia trying to meddle in the
No because we
will counteract whatever they do
very strongly and we have strong
back-up systems and we have been
working actually we have not been
given credit for this but we have
been working very hard on the 18th
election and 20 election coming up.
Thank you very much.
Are you guys on
the same page when it comes to
evaluating the threat from Russia
when it comes to meddling in
elections do you think?
agreed that the election in the
country should be the result of the
election and it should be decided by
nobody asked by the voters in the
country and that is also our clear
stance. That is why our intelligence
agencies are increasing their own
capacity to detect and counter
whether it is hacker attacks or
financing or producing or spreading
propaganda, whatever it is. We are
increasing our capacity to handle
that and cooperating with other
European Union countries and also
some with American counterparts and
this will continue. Any foreign
power that believes they can
interfere with our election, we will
find out and we will call them out
very clearly and loud.
time that YouTube meet, -- you two
meet, where did you find the most
common ground and where did you
differ most on political issues?
At first we... We
both come from outside politics into
politics. I have spent 30 years in
industry, as a welder but also as a
trade unionist, a trade union
leader, spending 80% of my time
cooperating with the company
leaders, employers organisations in
an effort to strengthen our industry
so that is perhaps a similar
background. Not similar because it's
different but from outside politics.
But of course also friend differ
from time to time. The Paris
agreement, the importance of that,
we stand by it and we think it is
important we implement and fulfil
the Paris agreement because of the
climate issue. And on that we might
differ, tariffs as well. But having
said that, still we note that the
relationship is so good that we can
take it that we differ as well. The
values are there and we cooperate
very good on economic issues and
making sure we create jobs and
growth and also on security issues,
both when it comes to combating
terrorism but also when it comes to
And finally a
follow up for Mr Trump, do you think
that trade is where Sweden and the
US differ most right now?
we're very good on trade. We have
had and we are constantly in touch.
On the military we have great
cooperation, including design of
various components of aircraft etc
and we were discussing that. We have
some of the great makers of these
components in the room with us
today. We have a very good
relationship on trade and we always
will have false
sun. Sweden is a great country. It's
small but it is very sharp, I'll
At the goodbye, Presidents
Club and the Swedish by Mr wrapped
up that joint press conference and
is always there was a lot to take in
-- President Trump and the Swedish
Prime Minister for the he said about
trade that the US had been taken
advantage of for years, he said he
did not blame the countries that
mistreated them but previous
American leaders. On the EU he said
it had been tough, impossible to do
business with the EU, they have not
treated us well also be went on to
say that trade wars are not so bad
and said that if there was a trade
war, America would do it in a loving
way. Make of that what you will. To
Sweden he said you do have a problem
with immigration, I was one of the
people to identify that. I'm talking
about inside the White House, he
says I Love conflicts, people not
agreeing with each other for the
people love working in this White
House and I can employ just about
anybody I want. Another thing to
tell you, on the issue of alleged
Russian meddling in the US election,
he said there was no impact. The did
then seemed to suggest that the
Russians had meddle in the election,
something in the past yet
questioned, he also said there was
meddling by other countries in the
20 team election but did not expand
on that. -- 2018. Let's get some
help on this with Barbara live in
Washington. I hope you were taking
notes because there was a lot coming
at us from Donald Trump. Starting
with trade, he was stronger than
ever on tariffs.
Yes, he clearly was
not backing down and if anything he
dug in. He repeated his mantra which
he seemed to do every time he talks
about trade, that other countries
have been taking advantage of the US
for decades. He talked about the
$800 billion deficit per year which
he talked about before and he gave
the EU are hard time, saying it had
been particularly tough, it was
almost impossible to do business
with them, suggesting he would be
ready to impose 25% tariff on
European made cars if they did not
reduce some of their only trade
barriers. Also the statement you
mention, heated trade wars was not
necessarily a bad thing which will
strike fear and concern into the
heart of much of the Amber Hill --
he said trade wars. It's
administration are worried about the
possible consequences of that.
presumably the calculation is that
this message might not go down with
Republican politicians but very well
with his traditional working-class
That was interesting.
He said at one stage, I was elected
at least partially on this idea, his
view that he is protecting American
jobs in certain industries with the
use of tariffs. Later when he was
asked about mid-term elections he
rambled on a bit about how the
Republicans were going to do very
well and one of the things he said
that would help them do well was
protecting jobs through tariffs. He
does seem to be making that
Stay with us, for those
just joining us on outside sources,
I want to play you sum up what was
an extraordinary first answer -- sum
The United States has been taken
advantage of by other countries,
both friendly and not so friendly,
for many decades. And we have a
trade deficit of $800 billion a
year. That's not going to happen
with me. We have been mistreated by
many, sometimes fairly but there are
very few instances where that has
taken place and I don't blame the
countries. I blame our leadership
for allowing it to happen. When I
was with President Xi in China, we
have a deficit of approximately $500
billion a year with China on trade
and we are doing things with them
which are very strong. When we are
behind on every single country,
trade wars are not so bad. You
understand what I mean by that? When
we are down by 30 billion, 40
billion, 60 billion, 100 billion,
the trade war hurts them, it does
not hurt us. We will see what
happens. You can also take it in
some cases we lose on trade and we
give them military where we are
subsidising them tremendously. Not
only do we lose on trade but on
military. And hence we have these
massive deficit numbers in our
country also we are going to
straighten it out and we will do it
in a very loving way, in a loving
way, they will like us better and
they will respect us much more.
briefing from one of my colleagues
in the BBC business unit, this issue
of the deficit, he quoted that 800
billion figure for 2017. That is a
reference to the US trade deficit
but according to my colleagues that
is not a seasonally adjusted figure,
traditionally when Alice looked at
the Big Arbab deal in the seasonally
adjusted figure which is much lower,
566 billion -- they looked at the
seasonally adjusted figure. If you
think the president is not using the
same figure as analysts, that is the
reason. Coming back to the
practicalities of these tariffs, if
you can help me on the EU issue, if
Donald Trump said, we will put 25%
on imports coming from the EU, would
that break a current trade deal that
the Americans and the EU have in
I don't know the specifics
but I think what you have the
potential for here, I think the
World Trade Organisation could be
very busy if they see the kind of
thing that is going to happen. The
EU has brought up its own list of
American products it is going to
target with tariffs if Donald Trump
goes through with these steel and
aluminium tariffs on things like
Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Levi
jeans, Kentucky bourbon, that sort
of thing. Question is whether it can
be challenged at the WTO it might
be. The reason that Donald Trump
says he can do this, impose these
tariffs, is because his commerce
Department has determined that steel
and aluminium imports are a national
security issues are according to
American law he can do it but when
it comes to the general
international scene where under the
World Trade Organisation you are
supposed to treat other members
equally, there is plenty of scope
And last thing to
ask, we have had indications in the
last day from Seoul that the leaders
of South Korea and North Korea might
meet in April. Donald Trump was
asked about it and this is what he
Willing to go either way,
hopefully it will be the proper way
which is the way that everybody
knows everybody wants. But we are
prepared to go either way. I think
that their statement and the
statements coming from South Korea
and North Korea have been very
positive. It would be a great thing
for the world. We will see how it
all comes about.
It can often feel
like two steps forward and two sets
back with North Korea but what is
your assessment of what we have seen
If this is confirmed that Kim
Jong-un has said, as the South
Koreans claim, that he is ready to
talk to the Americans to discuss the
possibility of getting rid of his
nuclear weapons and he is really to
put a freeze on his bizarre and
nuclear tests while he does that and
he is ready to consider
denuclearisation in exchange for
security guarantees, that would be
quite a development. He has never
said something like that before and
it would meet the main American
conditions for entering talks which
is why they are looking with
interest. Having said that, although
this would be the first time he had
said those things it would be the
first time the North Korean leaders
have done so and in the past when it
have done that they have used talks
to buy time, taking concessions on
aid and then when egging on
commitments. They have tried to use
talks to divide South Korea from its
allies -- and then reneging on
commitments. It was interesting that
although Mr Trump sound quite
hopeful his national intelligence
officials are quite sceptical, one
Saint he doubted this was a
breakthrough, reminding us of the
history. What the administration is
waiting for is a delegation from
South Korea to compare Washington to
be able to brief them fully in a
secure environment to get a real
sense of what is actually happening
here. The South Koreans have now
only for the first met Kim Jong-un
first face-to-face experience and
their own impressions of what he is
about and the Americans will be
waiting to get that briefing.
you, Barbara. More on that north and
South Korea story later in Outside
Source. I want to remind you of one
phrase Donald Trump used talking
about the idea of tariffs saying
that it is not about economic some
if you take the issue of steel, he
said some people say no steel and
you have no country. It gave us an
inside that his economic policies
are very much about the symbolism he
wants to project to his supporters.
In a few minutes we are going to get
you more on the latest edition of
the Forbes rich list. Best are
trending in different sections, Jeff
Bezos on the right, the creator of
Amazon but the President's ranking
has not gone down well in the White
A woman has been found dead with
stab wounds in London and hour after
the bodies of her husband and two
sons were discovered at the foot of
cliffs in East Sussex. We can get
Police were first called here just
before 6pm yesterday
evening after concerns were raised
about the family who live
in the property set back behind me.
They forced their way
into the property and discovered
a woman in her 40s dead.
She had suffered stab wounds.
Meanwhile, an hour before this,
Sussex Police had been called
by a member of the public
to the discovery of a man's body
and two boys' bodies in Eastbourne.
They then contacted the Metropolitan
Police about the discovery
and that is when the link was made.
While there is no formal
identification as yet, as I say,
police believe they are the deceased
woman's immediate family.
A postmortem examination
is due on all four bodies.
At this early stage police say
they are not looking for anyone else
in connection with what has happened
here but they are treating
This is Outside Source. The lead
story is that Donald Trump has just
held a joint press conference with
the Swedish Prime Minister. He said
he was not worried about the
prospect of a trade war and said
America would do it in a loving way.
Some of the main stores from the
World Service, in through anger
there is a state of a tizzy declared
after several attacks against
mosques and Muslim owned businesses.
There is a curfew in place -- a
state of emergency. A family has
discovered the world's oldest known
message in a bottle of the beach in
Western Australia which was written
in German and dates back to 1886. It
appears to have been thrown from a
Turning to business and we will go
back to trade and America because
motorbikes, whiskey and T-shirt on a
list of 100 US goods worth over $3
billion that be hit by European
Union taxes if and only if,
Presidents Club goes ahead with the
tariffs on steel and aluminium we
have been discussing in the last few
minutes. Speaking to BBC business,
the boss of the French car giant
Peugeot said any tariffs would hurt
It would present a
roadblock for sure but it would
represent a roadblock for many other
things. Our competitors and also the
ability for the US to export its own
goods because of course there will
be a response from the other
countries. I'm not sure that the US
industry is going to win. Again, I
think it is better that we step back
and keep cool and make a difference
between the negotiation position and
the final decision but I think good
sense will prevail.
It is clear that
the vast majority of Europeans do
not want these tariffs also we heard
it in the joint press conference
earlier. Let's get an American
perspective now. Live from New York
is our business correspondence.
Presumably American businesses are
also not too keen?
It is hard to
figure out who is on board with
this. We have heard members of the
Republican party coming out and
saying they were not sure this was
the best way to fix the trade
deficit issue you were mentioning
that President Trump has just cited
in the aluminium Association. The
alimony Association said they don't
think this is the best way to
address an unfair market and they
say that China, this might not be
the best way to address their
concerns with that foreign
And a few minutes ago I
was reading the briefing note you
send about the figure he quoted. Can
you explain why the number he is
using is higher than the one we
This get into the
nuances and it in the weeds of how
we measure international trade. It
happens over time and we take a
snapshot of what is happening in a
period and measure it on a monthly
basis here in the US and try to
adjust it for seasonal factors,
things like Christmas when we spend
a lot dumber and in January we feel
guilty and hopefully spend less! --
that we spend a lot. We try to
address the those fluctuations. The
bigger he is using is not seasonally
adjusted, the $800 billion. If you
take out the seasonal fluctuations
we get something like a deficit of
2017 of $566 billion.
Thank you for
now. Turning to a story I mentioned,
the latest annual list of the world
billionaires from Forbes and top of
the list is the man who founded
Amazon who is worth $112 billion.
But for once one of the most
interesting listings was not at the
top but the bottom. This is Forbes
Donald Trump has fallen
222 places, his fortune is down 400
million and is primarily down to
retail market in New York City being
down but also in part to his
polarising personality. We have
definitely seen some of his lantern
thing -- licensing and merchandising
businesses take a hit and you your
scenes of businesses taking down the
Trump name, it is losing a bit of
I will be back in a
couple of minutes.
Hello. It is the time of night when
we look at some of the big global
weather stories. First to North
America, this cloud is another
winter storm in the northern USA,
now moving across the great Lakes
and into the Northeast. If you know
anybody in Boston or New York they
could see some snow in the next
couple of days. This cold front is
sinking south-eastward and that will
bring some rain across Florida.
Behind it we get into cooler air, 11
degrees in Atlanta. This is the five
day forecast with Boston and New
York both having snow and chilly
conditions, cold in Chicago for a
time with showers coming through
Miami. Denver has tempered is all
the way up to 20 degrees but we will
have some rain in Los Angeles at the
weekend. Talking of rain, they have
had a lot in parts of China. You can
see from the radar that this heavy
rain has been working through
southern and eastern areas
particularly. This comes from
Chinese TV, they showed the
intensity of it with thunder and
lightning and just the wins. --
gusty winds. More rain in the
southern and eastern China and
moving into Thursday it will slide
across the Korean peninsula and into
Japan with things turning very wet
and windy indeed across Japan on
Thursday. But milder temperatures
for the end of the week in Tokyo
come up to 15 degrees. When the
rains clears from Seoul we're left
with hazy sunshine. This tropical
area of low pressure is a cause for
concern in Fiji, and a lot to and
New Caledonia. The north-east
north-east Australia has had a lot
of rain and there is more forecast
for Thursday -- vanuatu.
Further north in Cairns and Darwin
they will have relentless rain in
the coming days, heavy and thundery
downpours continuing into the
weekend. In Europe had has been
unsettled across the Mediterranean.
More rain coming into Italy and more
snow over the Alps. Temperatures
beginning to climb, it has been a
cold spell not just in the UK but a
large part of Europe but milder
weather showing up now. This is
Berlin heading to the weekend, up to
14 degrees on Sunday, they have not
had it that warm for some time.
Unsettled in the Canary Islands were
quieter in the coming days. Back
home in the next few days, a mixed
bag, sunshine and showers, some hill
snow in the North, relatively mild
days and frost at night. More on
that in half an hour.
Hello, I'm Ros Atkins,
this is Outside Source,
and these are the main stories
here in the BBC Newsroom.
Donald Trump says he is not worried
by the prospect of a trade war.
we are down by 100 billion, the
trade will hurt them, not us.
Scientists are testing the substance
but have made a former Russian spy
and his daughter critically ill.
This is CCTV footage shortly before
they slumped on a bench.
Back to our top story.
Let's get more on Sergei Skripal -
the former Russian spy who's
critically ill in hospital.
He remains critically ill with his
daughter. They have been exposed to
what is cold an unknown substance.
There have been a number of
developments today. First, this CCTV
footage. I will show you again. You
can see a man coming into shot and
beside him, a younger woman, Mr
Skripal and his daughter. They were
both found unconscious in peach
macro in the South of England on a
bench at the shopping centre you can
see marked here. On the aerial map
of peach macro. And these are a
couple of eyewitnesses who saw what
I walked up past here and
on the right-hand side on the bench,
there was a couple. An older guy and
a younger girl. She was sort of Mini
again on him like she has passed out
maybe. He was doing strange hand
movements, looking up to the sky. I
felt anxious, like I should step in,
but they looked so out of it that I
thought even if I did, I was not
sure how I could help.
Her ice were
white, wide-open and frothing at the
mouth. And the man went stiff, his
arms stopped moving and looking dead
By 2006, Sergei Skripal
was convicted of passing state
secrets to British intelligence. He
served time in prison and was
allowed to travel to the UK as part
of a spy swap. Our correspondent has
bogeyed his family and this is an
Well, first of all, very
much concerned for their well-being
and the well-being of Skripal and
his daughter. Also, they deny the
allegations Skripal worked for the
British secret services. They say he
is the biggest Patriot of Russia
they have ever known. They say that
recently, he cold his mother, they
spoke two weeks ago and he was quite
optimistic and he promised to call
again soon. But he was very vigilant
since 2010 and he did expect that
Russian secret services might come
after him at any time.
That was his
impression. Tell us about these
claims that other members of his
family have died in mysterious
Yes, his relatives
understand that over the past few
years a chain of tragic events
happened in that family. First,
Skripal's wife died and his older
brother died and then his
43-year-old son died last year. And
the family believes at least some of
those cases were quite suspicious.
And also, afterwards, his daughter
was visiting him quite often, but
she would always call back. But
after Sunday, they could not reach
them and that is why they were very
Did Mr Skripal have
any particular protection as he went
about his life?
Well, he was never
sort of, relatives say he was never
nervous about it. He just knew this
would come. They told us when he
joined the Russian military
intelligence, he was told there were
only two ways out, as a hero or he
would be shot dead as a traitor. He
just had to bear that in mind
throughout his life, they said.
Parallels have been drawn with the
case of Alexander Litvinenko,
another former Russian agent who was
poisoned with polonium and died of
ten years ago. A public inquiry
concluded the Russian state has
sponsored the assassins responsible
for killing Alexander Litvinenko. We
have heard from the UK Foreign
Secretary today who also referenced
Honourable members will note
the echoes of the death of Alexander
Litvinenko in 2006. And while it
would be wrong to prejudge the
investigation, I can reassure the
house that should evidence emerged
that implies state responsibility,
Her Majesty's government will
respond appropriately Andrea
This is interesting, in
response to that statement by the
Russian Embassy in London saying...
And this is interesting...
That is what Gordon has to say and
you can get more from him online.
Next, the statement from a former
British Ambassador to Russia.
are reasons for suspicion that the
Russian state was involved. If
indeed it turns out to be a crime.
There are also differences and we
need to be very careful to avoid the
automatic instinct in public affairs
now to blame Russia for almost
anything bad that happens in the
world. It is very hard to see
emotive, although we have trouble
working out the motive for the
killing of Litvinenko as well.
Skripal came to the UK eight years
ago as part of a spy swap, why
suddenly do they turn on him? We
need to wait for the results of the
And you can get more
on this story on your phone at BBC
This is Sudan.
He is the last remaining male
northern white rhino.
He has a leg infection.
And his health has been
declining in the last week.
This is a tweet today.
from the conservation
park caring for him.
"We are taking it one day at a time
with Sudan and we are cautiously
optimistic that he will respond
favourably to the treatments that
are being administered
by our vet teams."
The park is in Kenya.
It's called the the Ol
And it's where Sudan, along with two
younger females live.
These three are all that stands
between the extinction
of the northern white rhino.
And scientists are
working hard to save it.
A Tinder profile for
Sudan created last year.
He was dubbed "the world's
most eligible bachelor".
These are pictures from Longleat
Safari Park in the UK. Scientists
collecting eggs from a closely
connected species that would be used
I spoke with John Lukas from
the International Rhino Foundation -
and asked if this is the endgame
for these rhinos.
I think this is definitely, all
these animals are non-reproductive,
the two females and the male. There
has been an attempt to save some of
the genetic material, which is the
best option right now. As
technologies abound in the future,
there may be an opportunity to
recreate a subspecies to specialised
techniques in the future, but right
now as a living animal on this
planet, they are not here for very
So the IVF process I
was describing in the UK, what might
that help with?
Well, saving the
genetic material is you -- unique
form adapted to Northern and central
Africa, different from the Southern
African subspecies and retaining
those genes for future opportunities
is the best option we have and there
were animals in a San Diego Safari
Park collected when they were alive.
And also a zoo in Czechoslovakia.
There is material that has been
fortunately retained for future use.
There might be some viewers watching
now thinking, how did it ever come
Well, I actually was at the
International Rhino foundation for
ten years trying to save this
species in the wild and the last
bastions of this range in the
Central African Republic. The animal
just was just destroyed throughout
its reign for its horns.
And you can get more on that story
and others on the BBC News website
and download onto your smartphone or
a tablet the BBC News app. Let's
talk about the Korean peninsula now.
It now seems possible the President
of South Korea is going to meet Kim
Jong-un of North Korea in April.
Leaders of these two countries have
not met for a decade and it is more
evidence that relations of boring.
Coinciding with the Winter Olympics.
These pictures yesterday from
Pyongyang. Kim Jong-un meeting with
a delegation from South Korea. They
spent two days there and they have
come back with news that a meeting
is on the cards. But also, we got
more detail from this from the
The North has clearly
confirmed its commitment to the
denuclearisation of the Korean
peninsula and it has no reason to
possess nuclear weapons should
military threats against North Korea
be removed and the safety of its
regime be guaranteed.
North Korea is
also reported to be willing to hold
talks with the youth S and will
pause its weapons testing. Donald
Trump has been responding to that.
These are the cards we were dealt,
we are handling it properly and
again, as I said, hopefully we will
go on a peaceful, beautiful park. We
are prepared to go whichever path is
necessary. I think we are having
very good dialogue and you can
certainly find out pretty soon what
is happening. But we have made
progress, there is no question about
You willing to make -- you
willing to meet Kim Jong-un? We will
see what happens. There has been
optimism before and it usually turns
into disappointment, but delegates
from the South have said Kim Jong-un
said this in yesterday's meeting...
Now, that is the case, this is
extraordinary language. Some people
being more cynical and saying this
is just sanctions taking their toll
and Kim Jong-un is trying to ease
the international pressure. Our BBC
correspondent is in Seoul.
been critics here who feel that
Pyeongchang is deploying its
playbook and playing along, trying
to buy some time, trying to get
international sanctions lifted while
giving these announcements and over
chores of peace. So there is that
worry there that this could be all
fake from North Korea. It has been
seen in the past. They have made of
rituals in the past and got to the
table and walked away again. But in
South Korea at the presidential
Palace, at the blue house, they
believed even if that is the case,
they have to try, because this is
that big chance to denuclearisation
ends you. So while critics still
have reservations and while
certainly President Moon announced
today he would scale up the military
and keeping military resident
against North Korea, they are
continuing this dialogue and
engagement and keeping the pressure
on with sanctions and ensuring that
they have all the security measures
in place should this fall apart.
I want to talk about what the UN has
said today about the number of child
The UN says there has
been a significant drop
in the number of child marriages.
There are a number of reasons -
girls' education, government
investment and stronger
Take India, for example.
Ten years ago, 40%
of girls were married
before their 18th birthday.
Now that figure is 27%.
I should add that India
is still the country
with the largest number of women
who were married while underage.
BBC's Naomi Grimley
has been to Rajasthan,
in the North West of India.
This is her report.
Monica is out shopping
for the day's food with her mum.
It's a scene of domestic harmony
but, just a few months ago,
Monica's parents tried
to marry her off aged 13.
At the same time as an elder sister.
The marriage never happened
because on the day of her wedding,
Monica found the courage
to report her own parents
to a children's hotline.
I called up
and I told them everything.
That I'm young, and I don't
want to get married
and I want to study further.
I asked them, can you please do
something that stops my marriage?
If I'd have got married,
nobody would have allowed
me to play or talk.
My in-laws would have
just made me work.
Ganesh, did you know
it was against the law?
We did know that it is a criminal
offence and we did feel bad.
But we are a family of labourers.
Sometimes, I don't get
work for a whole month.
So we thought since we are marrying
off one daughter, we should
marry off Monica too
and save on the expense.
In the end, Ganesh and his wife
promised the police they would not
marry Monica off before
she comes of age.
The authorities in this part
of Rajasthan say they see dozens
of cases of child marriage every
year and many more go unreported.
In the case of Monica,
her eleventh-hour call for help
was answered by a woman ready
to jump into action.
Meet Priti, a guardian
angel on a moped.
Speed is often the
essence of her job.
She's the woman who handles
the local child marriage cases
which come to light via the hotline.
Together with the specialist police
team, Priti burst in on Monica's
wedding at the very last moment.
When Monica called up on the same
day of her wedding, we had a tricky
challenge as we had only three hours
to save a child.
She was in a wedding
dress when we arrived
and she gave us a little smile.
She knew that we had come
to stop her wedding.
She was happy then.
Preeti is part of a broader
fightback against child marriage
in a state where 35% of young women
say they were married
before the age of 18.
"Don't marry me off," sing these
pupils at a girls' boarding school.
They know all about what the law
says and education remains one
of the best defences
in stopping early marriage.
Over in the desert village here,
the wider community is getting
involved as they watch a puppet show
tackling the issue.
Afterwards, the villagers rise
to their feet and pledge
to abandon child marriage.
It's a poignant moment and a sign
that in this part of India,
things are beginning to change,
after years of entrenched custom.
Back at Monica's house,
she chats to her new friend, Preeti,
on the stoop of the family home.
So nearly a childhood lost, now
through an act of teenage rebellion,
it's a childhood regained.
Namely Grimley, BBC News,
The UN says Myanmar
is continuing the ethnic
cleansing of Rohingya Muslims
in Rakhine state.
That's in spite of the fact it's
negotiating with Bangladesh
for hundreds of thousands
of Rohingya to return.
This is a drone.
Showing the scale of refugee camps
since people fled violence in the
latter half of
Listen to this damning
statement from the UN.
Not only are there still killings,
rapes on a large-scale, not only are
they driving people out with force
and threats, but also, it seems
almost systematic attempt to destroy
their future livelihoods.
The BBC's Anbarasan
Ethirajan has been talking
to the refugees.
Many of these refugees are still
disappointed that no action has been
taken against Myanmar, they are
still very uncertain about their
The Bangladeshi government
signed a repatriation agreement with
Myanmar, but nothing has happened so
far. Even when they want to go, even
when they are asked to go, they are
saying, we would like to return with
dignity, security and all human
rights respected. That is what many
refugees are saying and they are not
very hopeful what the international
community can do to Myanmar, given
the fact a number of United Nations
officials and the US described what
happened in Rakhine state is ethnic
A report now from Aleem Maqbool
from the British Virgin Islands -
this is on efforts to recover
from Hurricane Irma.
Six months ago, it brought
devastation and death
to a remote community
in a place called Tortala.
This is Aleem's report.
It is shocking that
so long after the storm,
there are still those
living in shelters.
They are among the thousands whose
homes were torn apart by Irma.
We've been here, like, five,
six months and nothing.
It seems to me that everybody
just gave up on us.
We're just here.
Irma was the most devastating
hurricane ever to be
recorded in this region.
Barely a building on this
island was left untouched,
boats were lifted clean into the air
and dumped on the land.
Tortola now still has the signs
everywhere you look that a massive
storm came this way.
Well, even though it is desperately
needed, tourism here has suffered
immensely over the last six months
and they've suffered a huge
blow just in recent weeks,
with two of the biggest cruise
companies serving this area saying,
for this season, they won't be
bringing their ships
to the British Virgin Islands.
Peak season a couple of years ago,
sometimes, it looks like there's
more boats than water.
You can't see the water
for the yachts.
It's not a good feeling, you know,
back then to compare it to now.
It's not a good feeling.
The window went in.
The window went in and went out.
But light has been hard to come
by in the past six months here.
Just ask Rita, whose home was badly
damaged by Irma and who says,
in this UK territory,
that she saw little aid from the UK.
Me have no aid, apart from the six
bottles of water I get.
That was it.
I don't have no aid.
It was a common perception we heard
here, that apart from the work done
by British troops immediately
after the storm, more
could have been done.
When we did need them to show
that we are truly a child
of the United Kingdom,
I think they disappointed us.
So it changed our view,
in terms of the relationship.
The Governor of these islands says
he's proud of the UK's contribution.
We've got the electricity back on.
We've got businesses back open.
We've got all children
So we won't underestimate the scale
of the challenge still ahead of us,
but we've made good progress
after the last six months.
It's been a massive effort by people
here just to get this far,
but they're worried again -
the next hurricane season
is less than 100 days away.
Aleem Maqbool, BBC News, on Tortola,
in the British Virgin Islands.
This is Munroe Bergdorf and last
week she became an LGBT
advisor to the Labour Party
here in the UK.
Today, she resigned in a row
over tweets of hers -
some of which criticised
Suffragettes and gay
She put out a lengthy
"This is a decision
that I've had to make due to endless
attacks on my character
by the Conservative right-wing press
and relentless online abuse."
This isn't the first
time she's put out -
on Saturday, Munroe
"Regarding any offensive
tweets that I've posting the past;
namely those shared playfully
between close friends,
I want to begin this
letter by apologising."
This is Cherry Wilson
from BBC Newsbeat.
She has stepped down after what she
says the attacks and abuse. A
newspaper published a tweet she made
in 2010 in which she makes offensive
comments about lesbian and gay
characters on TV. Munroe apologised
and said they are not reflective of
who she is today. The comments were
made in 2010 before she transitioned
and she says those comments are not
her today, the 31-year-old and she
does sincerely apologise. It has
been rumbling on and she has stepped
down today from this role because
she really does not want it to
detract from the work this LGBT
advisory panel is going to do. A
week ago, she said she was delighted
to take on this role. She posted a
picture with Jeremy Corbyn on
Twitter. But a week later, there has
been a massive backlash and she has
decided it is not right to stay in
this role because what it would do
is detract from the work of this
panel has been setup to do in order
to help the LGBT community.
before I wrap up, if you are not
watching at the beginning, we
brought live coverage of a joint
press conference between the Swedish
Prime Minister and the American
President Donald Trump and there
were a number of things worth
noting. When asked about alleged
Russian meddling in the American
election, Donald Trump acknowledged
it may have occurred but said it had
no impact on the outcome and alluded
to the fact other countries may have
tried to meddle in the election. The
biggest issue, though, was tariffs
because of his threats to put
tariffs on exports from the EU into
America. He said the EU had been
almost impossible to do business
with and it had been very difficult
and had treated America badly. So we
will see how that plays out. Thank
you for watching, we will be back
tomorrow with more of the bigger
stories from around the world, the