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This is BBC World News Today with me Tom Donkin.
Another day of high drama in Downing Street, as Theresa May
decides who's in and who's out of her cabinet.
Several big hitters are out - including one of her rivals
But it's the decision to put Boris Johnson in charge of foreign
policy in the wake of the Brexit referendum, which is still sending
Reports from the US say Donald Trump has chosen his running mate.
We'll be live in Washington, as rumours build about
And - we get a glimpse of David Bowie's private art
collection, as it comes up for auction in London.
Another busy day for Britain's new Prime Minister, Theresa May,
as she puts her new Government together.
She's received a telephone from President Obama,
who told her he looked forward to deepening the special
relationship between the US and the UK for the rest of his term.
Two other leading Brexiteers enjoyed contrasting fates.
Michael Gove who ran against Mrs May for the leadership is sacked
as Justice Secretary, but Andrea Leadsom, who also
ran for the top job, is promoted to
Reaction's been coming in from around the world
to the appointment of Mr Johnson as Britain's top diplomat.
Our political correspondent Vicki Young is at Westminster.
The new Prime Minister Theresa May has completed form and her new
cabinets. This surprises keep on coming. There are some jobs for
those who challenged her for the leadership but some big names have
been booted out. There are jobs for Brexiteer 's and those who voted for
Remain in that EU referendum. Former Justice Secretary Michael Gove who
ran for the leadership has gone and been replaced by former Environment
Secretary Liz truss. Andrea Leadsom new Environment Secretary who also
challenge Theresa May for leadership. Jeremy Hunt, Health
Secretary, currently embroiled in a dispute with junior doctors, stays
where he is. Our Political Editor reports.
Flowers on 80 of congratulation that commiserations also. The busiest
people in Westminster where the florists.
But the Prime Minister was cracking on. Arriving for perhaps her biggest
job, getting her team right. It is not like they even get a job
interview. They turn up to find out what they have got. Articles each
chat in number ten? In her case she walked out as Secretary of State for
Justice. Just didn't beginning, -- Justin Keeling walked in with one
cabinet post and what about with another, -- Justine Greening what
end with one cabinet post and what about with another. Imagine being
Damian Green. He senior MP opening but not knowing if he is heading for
the Cabinet. 30 minutes later in charge of Department for Work and
Pensions. It has been a very busy first day
for me here at the Foreign Office. It began with a speech to about 700
of our staff. I set out what I think we need to be doing and focusing on.
That is reshaping Britain's global profile and identity as a great
global player. Who else is in? Philip Hammond as the Chancellor,
essentially the number two. Amber Rudd is the new secretary.
Eurosceptic Andrea Leadsom moves into the Cabinet in charge of brutal
fears. After confusion over his role Jeremy Hunt stays at health.
Today's losers did not have too faced the Downing Street walk of
shame. Theresa May told some people fear services were not required.
George Osborne, Chancellor for six years, is out. Michael Gove his
controversial friend was also shown the door. Nicky Morgan who backed
him to be the leader met the same feat. Oliver Letwin, one of David
Cameron's thinkers, is out as well. And Stephen Clark, who also ran for
a leader. This is more than the usual comings
and goings. -- Stephen Crabb who also run for
leader. There are some of the same faces and
some of the same controversies and problems also. But the Government
looks different, very different and under Theresa May what some
ministers do will be different. There will not be a budget within
weeks as George Osborne had claimed they would. We do not see any need
for an emergency budget at the moment. I expect to become to
statement in the usual we having spent the summer studying the effect
on the economy so far, looking at our plan for the future, consulting
with the experts, starting with the Governor of the Bank of England this
morning. Remember these changes are all within the same political party.
The same side is still in charge. But the new Prime Minister wants a
clean break, maybe clearing all the resentments and Rogers also. Do not
forget, these jobs really do matter. Politics is personal to.
The new Conservative Government has not been entirely welcomed renewed.
The President of the European Parliament said its composition was
an attempt to keep the Tory party together rather than focus on the
future of the country. There was criticism of the new Foreign
Secretary Boris Johnson who is accused by his French counterpart of
lying are a lot during the referendum campaign.
A deputy editor has more. It was not just as he was surprised.
Boris Johnson has been put in charge of quiet British diplomacy after a
career strewn with colourful outbursts. Reaction has been mixed
around the world. On Twitter the former Swedish leader thought it was
a joke. The former Belgian Prime Minister thought so also. Australia
sent good wishes but others in France and Germany were less
friendly. The President of the European Parliament has described
the Cabinet reshuffle which meet Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary as
part of the dangerously vicious cycle since the votes to quit the
EU. Criticism from the French Foreign Minister, he said in an
interview the new Foreign Secretary had told a lot of lies about EU.
After a vote like the referendum result on June 23 at this inevitable
there will be plaster coming off the ceiling in the chancelleries of
Europe. It was not the result they were expecting and clearly they are
making their views known in a frank and 3-way. The gentleman that you
mentioned, the French Foreign Minister said the eight charming
letter just couple of hours ago. -- need there are views known in a
frank and free way. They have just made him Foreign Secretary. In
America they ignore about Boris Johnson's Way with words. He can
appeared at Hillary Clinton to a sadistic nurse.
He wrote about ancestral dislike of the British Empire.
In Washington State Department spokesman's face spoke volumes. It
has been announced as Boris Johnson. That is better. We are always good
to be able to work with the British and matter who is occupying the rule
of Foreign Secretary. Boris Johnson addressed his new staff to deal
looking the part. That is what the policy is about sometimes.
Colleagues say he has the talent and blamed for the job but he will have
to get used to being a little less interesting.
Well, it's fair to say there's been less than positive reaction in some
parts of Europe to that decision to make Boris Johnson
To talk about it let's go to Brussels and our
A lot of dismay and anger about his appointment in Brussels. Do you
think when he gets down to business those feelings might subside?
With all these things there is going to be an element of reality. Once he
comes here on Monday he is sitting in a room with the other 27 EU
Foreign Minister 's and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry,
there will have to beat some kind of cordial and constructive
relationship. But throughout the course of today across the continent
and in Brussels there has been a lot of supplies and scepticism. Boris
Johnson will have his work cut out to try to construct that
relationship. That is key. It is a sentiment echoed by the outgoing UK
EU Commissioner, Lord Hill, he said the British Government cannot cut
off its nose to spite its face in these negotiations.
Ministers might not have long to wait to see Boris Johnson. We need
to see if his belief will clash with the Brexit minister that Theresa May
has installed, David Davis. Negotiators over there will want to
know who they are dealing with in terms of British except stop.
His deadly job title suggests David Davis will be the main player in
negotiations but clearly there are other big issues on the table.
Syria, Libya. It is hard to think Boris Johnson will come to Brussels
and not discuss the Brexit 's negotiation is a winner that will
take place in eight more informal sense, of course that European Union
is insisting that no formal negotiations will happen until the
British Government invoked article 50. Then there will be a two-year
timescale and in our time since that is in favour of the rest of the
European Union because it puts the pressure on the Europe -- pressure
on the British Government to get a good deal by the end of those two
years and that will be in testing. Looking at the reverberations of
Boris Johnson entering their world stage of politics.
Now a look at some of the day's other news.
A station master in southern Italy has admitted he allowed a train
to go on a single track minutes before it collided head
He and another station master have both been suspended as part
of an investigation into multiple manslaughter.
23 people died in the crash earlier this week.
The rail line relies on an old phone alert system dating
The European Union has expanded its investigation
into whether Google is breaking EU competition rules.
It now includes the company's advertising business.
It alleges that adverts provided by Google are given unfair
prominence by the internet giant to the detriment of its competitors.
Google says it will respond to the complaint in the coming weeks.
The United Nations says dozens of summary executions in Eastern
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights says some
of the cases could amount to war crimes.
It's looked into the disappearances and deaths of at least 47
people in areas held by Russian-backed separatists.
The report also lists 29 cases in government-controlled territory.
Overall the UN says, there's a culture of pervasive
Joining me from Kiev is Fiona Frazer.
She's in charge of the team that wrote the report.
It is very hard to gather information in an ongoing war zone
like this but in a protracted conflict like you clean the wheels
of international justice will need to move swiftly.
We have been documenting with the European human rights office since
March 2014, documenting cases where we have seen the arbitrary loss of
life through abductions, cases of torture, and so forth. This report
looks at killings and the deaths of individuals as a result of
hostilities but it also looks at cases that stem from 2013 and 2014
as well as the violence in deaths on the 2nd of May. It is looking at the
past two years, the increase in the number of deaths arbitrarily and
through other acts and we feel there needs to be more accountability, for
people to be held responsible, for perpetrators to be held to account,
and for victims to feel they are able to obtain justice.
The line is dodgy but they will persist and see if it gets better.
Give as a sense of who you team gathers information. Difficult to
get there on the ground and see what is actually happening.
In Eastern Ukraine in a conflict area the UN office works on both
sides of the contact line. We are present there working daily, working
with individuals, speaking to them. I will be view there. The line has
deteriorated too much to understand what you are saying but thank you
for joining us. And that is the person that wrote
the report onto serious allegations of what is happening there.
The Hang deviant Government has rejected accusations of using
excessive force to expel migrants. -- the Government of Hungary has
rejected accusations. The toughening up of what were
already strict controls has led to a rise in the numbers stack in camps
on the Serbian side. He entrusts the leader of the
migrantss with a list of which provokes a polite scrum.
The document gives the names of 15 migrants who will be allowed to
cross into Hungary that day. This is one of the most nervous times of day
at the camp. Families want to get a close look at the lists provided by
Hungary. They want to see if they have moved up the line and are
closer to getting out of here. The 15 on the list do not have much
time to pack or say goodbye. This person who is from Afghanistan
is taking her four-year-old son with her.
We are so happy. After one month staying here and now we are going.
You are happy as well. Yes. This turnstile as their front door into
Hungary. They are called in one by one, they step into the European
Union. Trying to breakthrough is much more
dangerous. Aid workers say that Hungary has been brutal in its
treatment of migrants who cut through the border fence.
Testimonies from refugees in the last couple of weeks, and medical
evidence, to show that there has been in some weak use of excessive
force on the refugees. I Hungary? Yes. This person from
Afghanistan does not want to show his face. He got through the fence
twice and says he was pushed back with boards each time. They took me
to the border. At the border? Yes and they opened the door and pushed
me inside. They said to me, go to Serbia. Hungary insists that it
simply escorts migrants back across the border. More people end up
meeting at this camp hoping to get a place on the daily list. The door to
Central Europe only opens a bit at a time.
US media are reporting that the presumptive Republican
presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has decided on his
The New York Times says his advisers are signalling that it will be
the governor of Indiana, Mike Pence.
The BBC has no independent confirmation.
The decision is due to be announced in New York on Friday just before
next week's Republican Party convention.
This is American media saying this. How certain are they?
They seem to be increasingly certain. Several wire services are
saying that Donald Trump has told Republican leaders, Republican
insiders, at Mike Pence is the choice. We will not know for certain
until Donald Trump stands next to the man tomorrow at the unveiling
and Manhattan but I think we can be fairly confident that is the
direction it is heading. Who is Mike Pence and how will he
help Donald Trump get to the White House?
He is the governor of Indiana, a Midwestern state, a key electoral
battle ground. Prior to that he was a senior member of the House of
representatives in the US Congress. He was also one of the Conservative
leaders in the US Congress. He was one of the true believers in what is
considered a movement of conservatives, rigid conservative
orthodoxy. For Donald Trump it shows up his conservative base. He hopes
it can make conservative voters and tea party voters who may have doubts
about Donald Trump more comfortably with him. It is a move to shore up
the base, not try to broaden his appeal to women or minorities. But
it is a solid choice, he has got experience. Donald Trump does not
have elected office experience of this is a way of having somebody on
his team who knows the ropes in Washington.
These annexes are usually made before the convention. Who is
Hillary Clinton likely to announce going into her Democratic
convention? She is about to take the stage with
a senator from Virginia. Prior to that he was governor of Virginia. He
is probably odds-on favourite. He is a safe choice from a key swing
state. There are other options. The secretary of health and human
services is considered a choice that might expand her appeal.
And the Senator from Massachusetts, a liberal firebrand, that would be
like the choice of Mike Pence, to solidify the base, generate
enthusiasm within the party. Thank you. Interesting stuff. Almost
as interesting as what is happening in British politics right now.
David Bowie's private art collection is going on display in London.
Nearly 300 works which hung in the musician's
multiple homes are going on display in London before being sold
The collection includes works by Damien Hirst and Henry Moore.
It's valued at more than $18 million.
It is a collection which reveals the tastes and personal passions
David Bowie loved this spin painting by Damien Hirst.
He really valued Damien Hirst's glamorous freakiness.
David Bowie was a fan of Frank Auerbach, and other modern
and contemporary British artists such as Peter Lanyon,
but as well as large works like this graffiti-style painting
by Jean-Michel Basquiat, he purchased more-modest pictures
like this by Harold Gilman, and they hung on the walls of his homes.
It is mostly emotional and art that somehow depicts the world,
and it does so from a bohemian, romantic point of view.
While the world knows all about his music, much less
is known about David Bowie's life as an art collector.
It was something he kept almost entirely hidden from public view,
The only thing I buy addictively and obsessively is art.
With his sketchbooks spread out in front of him,
the artist John Virtue then uses them to create his large
I got a phone call, "Hi, it's David, I am in St Ives,
Two hours later, he and a man arrived in the car park,
and the whole of that day we were in the studio.
I kept it on 22nd February 1994, the night I met David Bowie.
The novelist William Boyd was introduced to the musician
at an editorial meeting for an art magazine.
Up close his face looked quite lived in, baggy-eyed,
How important was art to David Bowie?
He was very serious about it, he was an artist, he painted
He wanted to learn more and discuss subjects with you.
It was not a hobby or a whim, it was a serious
These pictures are just a few of the hundreds of works
that David Bowie bought during his lifetime.
"Art," he once said, "can change the way I feel in the morning."
And now his intensely-private collection is going on public