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Britain's embattled Prime Minister Theresa May
appoints her new cabinet and sidesteps suggestions her
general election setback has left her feeling shell-shocked.
What I am feeling is actually there is a job to be done and what the
public want is to ensure the government is getting on with that
job. about the leadership,
the man seen by many as her main rival in her own party,
Boris Johnson, gives It is absolutely right that she
should go ahead, former government and deliver on the priorities of the
people. I am going to be backing her.
Theresa May is a dead woman walking, it is just how long will she remain
on death row. All this comes as Mrs May faces
the challenge of minority government We'll have the very latest as MPs
prepare to head back to Westminster. Exit polls show France's
President Macron on course for a majority in parliament -
creating a new party with many MPs who've never before
been in politics. And in sport, Rafa Nadal makes
it into double figures Hello and welcome
to World News Today. The British Prime Minister Theresa
May says she is getting on with delivering the job following the
Conservative Party losing their majority. Mrs May has retained most
of her ministers but she appointed an influential adversary, Michael
Gove. With Brexit talks starting in a week's time, the prime instead has
faced criticism after losing her majority.
She's putting on a brave face but Theresa May knows she has
The shock of election night is still sinking in.
After church this morning, the Prime Minister rang
round colleagues who'd been defeated on Thursday.
For now she keeps the job but senior Conservatives have demanded changes.
It's going to require a different approach,
we are going to see, I hope, more collective
I and other senior colleagues have made that clear to her.
I think you will also see that she will want
to work much more closely with the Parliamentary party.
There is no appetite for a general election among conservatives,
but the Labour leader says he is ready to seize power.
We cannot go on with a period of great instability.
We have a programme, we have the support and we are ready
to fight another election campaign as soon as may be, because we want
It is not just the opposition snapping at Theresa May's heels.
It is just how long she will remain on death row.
We could easily get to next week and it all collapses for her.
When Tory MPs start to return to Parliament this week,
they will face the reality of political life without a majority
Controversial policies like grammar schools,
social care and pension changes may bite the dust.
There is no point in sailing ahead with items that
were in the manifesto which we will not get
To get anything done, the Conservatives need
They are trying to do a deal with Northern Ireland's ten
Today both sides suggested that the principles
We had very good discussions yesterday with the Conservative
Party in relation to how we could support them in forming
a national government, one that would bring stability
We have made good progress but discussions continue.
After such a bad political miscalculation, most leaders
would be forced out, but many Tory MPs do not
have the appetite for a leadership contest just as Brexit talks
are about to start and they certainly don't want to risk
For now, Theresa May's colleagues are rallying behind her,
but she is certainly not in charge of her own political destiny.
Among appointees to Theresa May's cabinet is Michael Gove,
a Leave campaigner and an adversary of Mrs May's.
In the last hour, she was asked whether his appointment
What I have done today is seeing people across the party accepting
the invitation to be in my cabinet and I have brought in talent from
across the party. This is a government that is going to be
governing for everyone, we want a country that works for everyone,
bringing that talent together to ensure we can deliver a successful
Brexit but deal with the challenges that people see in their everyday
lives, like dealing with the need for more housing, ensuring we have a
proper mental health legislation and providing that technical education
for young people. I am pleased people across the party has agreed
to serve and we will be getting on with the job with government. Just
one more thing. It has obviously been a difficult few days for you
both personally and politically. How are you feeling? I imagine you are
feeling rather shell-shocked. What I am feeling is there is a job to be
done and what the public want is to ensure the government is getting on
with that job. I have appointed cabinet ministers today, I will meet
with them tomorrow. On Tuesday I will meet President Emmanuel Macron.
These are important in getting on with the Brexit negotiations but
also dealing with the challenges people see in their everyday lives.
This is a government getting on with the work we need to do, to ensure we
are a government that will govern for everyone, that we see
opportunity across the country, that we see people making the most of
their lives. Just one more thing quickly. Some of your colleagues
have been suggesting that you might be a caretaker Prime Minister. For
the record, do you intend to serve a full term? I said that if re-elected
I would serve a full term but what I am doing now is getting on with the
immediate job and that is what is important, that is what the public
would expect. They want to see government providing that certainty
and stability at what is a critical time. The Brexit negotiations start
in a week, we need to get those right and make a success of it but
there are other issues we need to address. We have been listening to
voters and that is what we will be doing.
The British Foreign secretary Boris Johnson,
seen as a potential challenger, gave his support to the Prime Minister.
Of course people are wondering what is going to happen now there is a
hung parliament, there is no absolute majority, but Tulisa may
got by far the biggest mandate anybody has got for my party for
decades. She leads by far the biggest party in parliament, Jeremy
Corbyn did not win this election, it is absolutely right that she should
go ahead, form a government and deliver on the priorities of the
people and I am going to be backing her and everyone I am talking to
work as well. Our political correspondent Tom
Bateman joins us from Westminster. People taking the pledge of loyalty
from Boris and Michael Gove back in Cabinet. What you have to remember
in terms of where Theresa May is at his her authority is severely
weakened and damage. After an election result and Boris Johnson is
right when he says things about the share of the vote, the Conservatives
managed to achieve which is of a historic high, but the reality is to
reason they had called the election three years early, she wanted to
call it two in her words bolster Par Hansson, to strengthen her hand
ahead of those Brexit negotiations. But she managed to wipe out her own
Parliamentary majority and therefore over this weekend she has been
trying to shore up her position in Downing Street. Largely in regards
to her standing in the party and her own MPs have the power to mount any
leadership challenge against her. What we have seen over the last
couple of days and with this reshuffle today is it has been a
limited reshuffle. She has not tried to do too much and that is largely
because she has been unable to. Most of the Cabinet has stayed in place,
there has been one demotion and that was a member of the government who
many had seen had not performed well and so was not surprising. What this
tells you is Theresa May is boxed in in terms of her ability to manoeuvre
in the Cabinet, moreover she is handing out olive branches in the
form of Michael Gove who has been brought back into government,
somebody she had fired when she first became Prime Minister. What we
have to wait to see is over the next few days, whether there are further
court against her or whether it is the case that other Cabinet members
should say she should remain in place.
Exit polls in France suggest the centrist party
of President Emanuel Macron is on course for a landslide
victory following the first round of parliamentary elections.
Interior Ministry figures put his Republique en Marche party
and allies on more than 32% of the vote, with the Conservatives
more than ten points behind and the National Front
of Marine Le Pen trailing in third place.
But turnout was a record low of just over 50%.
The interim president said figures should drive its candidates to
redouble their efforts before next week's second round.
TRANSLATION: This evening this isn't a done deal.
The low turnout must encourage our efforts to strengthen our engagement
with the people. It was at the core of our movement's creation. This is
one of our priorities in the coming weeks. What do these numbers mean?
This is a two round election, this is the first round of voting in the
577 constituencies. Next Sunday we will have the definitive result but
normally you can get a clear picture from the first round of how they and
result is going to be an normally what we see today is a clear
indication of the end result and the end result looks like it will be a
huge majority for the Republique en Marche party with up to 440 seats,
three quarters of the seats, which is above and beyond what they could
have dreamt of and bears out all the prediction that Emmanuel Macron made
when he launched his bed. He said that if he became president, even
though he did not have an established party behind him, it did
not matter because with this group of people behind him, there would be
this logic of institutions. The established parties that he was
setting up in opposition to have collapsed, the Republicans on the
right, they have held their own just about, enough to save face, about
100 seats. But on the left, the Socialists have fallen apart and it
may well be that they are down to the lowest ever number of seats in
the National Assembly, down to just 30 or 40 which is a complete
collapse and we must mention Marine Le Pen, riding high a few weeks ago,
her party got 13% and they may well have no more than two, three, four
MPs in this assembly. Many in Emmanuel Macron's party, many of
those people have never been in politics before. Who are they? That
is the true interest in this story. It is a story of renewal, of how in
our democracies and not just in France, there seems to be an
appetite for something different and new, and what Emmanuel Macron did
was to tap into that feeling and bring to his party, this movement
that was launched on the Internet, all these people, candidates from
different backgrounds, ages, men and women, who were complete novices and
have been brought through on his coat-tails into the national
legislator. We will keep you up-to-date on all the events in
France in the coming hours. More on our website along with full details
of all the candidates. All that ahead of the second round of the
Parliamentary elections next Sunday. Much more ahead: Catalonia's
independence campaign have published their manifesto to leave Spain with
the help of Pep Guardiola. In the heart of the West German
capital. The crowd packed to see the man who fought damn who has raised
great hopes for the end of the division of Europe. Michael Jackson
was not guilty on all charges. The screen is testament to his
popularity and faith in his innocence. As long as they will pay
to go see me, I will go out there and kick them down the hill. What
does it feel like to be the first man to go across the Channel? It
feels marvellous really. Britain's Prime Minister insist she
will preside over a successful exit of the EU despite losing her
majority. After an extremely difficult few days, Theresa May says
she is focused on getting on with the job and one of her first moves
will be to visit Emmanuel Macron. But with Brexit talks due
to start within days, the UK election has emboldened those
politicians who are calling for the country to remain
inside Europe's Single Market. So what does the UK political
upheaval mean for Brexit negotiations and what do Europeans
make of the last few I'm joined from Paris
by the journalist and The French seem invigorated with
their new politics and all the people coming into Emmanuel Macron's
party. What are they thinking? That France is strong and stable in
comparison with the UK. It is very strange. On Friday we were mystified
because we do not understand what the results in the general elections
mean. It is wonderful to see that young voters went to vote en masse
and for Labour, but word they more interested in the scrapping of
tuition fees or showing that they were pro-European? The problem is
that Labour is going to go for Brexit, it is not going to be
questioned Brexit in any way. They want to get out of the single market
and so does that mean all be young voters who voted for Jeremy Corbyn
want to stop Brexit? As opposed to a hard Brexit? Also Theresa May looks
incredibly weak now so does that mean that the Tory party is going to
get rid of her? Even if it happens, it will take a few weeks, months and
in the meantime, their negotiation talks are going to start. In
Brussels there are 27 states that are quite in agreement about how
those talks should be led and on the other side, in Britain, the message
this election is sending out is actually not very clear. Their
message might be mixed, some seeing it as a message that the government
should implement a softer Brexit, whatever that means, but also people
are worried that the negotiations will be difficult. How can Britain
negotiated in a strong position if the Prime Minister might not even be
there to see them through? Exactly. It is a question for the future
Parliament, the future British Parliament to resolve. Perhaps you
need a cross-party negotiating team to send to Brussels, that is
possible, especially when Theresa May doesn't even know whether she
will get there. Port of the DUP, so I think the British government has
to somehow find something before it goes to Brussels, otherwise perhaps
negotiations can be delayed until somebody has a majority in British
Parliament. Thank you very much for your time. Thousands of people
pushing for Catalonia for independence have protesters the
Spanish government to recognise a referendum there. Campaigners held a
rally in Barcelona as they released a manifesto ahead of the
independence vote in October. Amongst those taking part was Pep
Guardiola. Leading political and civic figures
attended the demonstration. It followed the Catalan regional
government announcement on Friday that it intends to hold the
referendum on October one. We will vote even though the Spanish state
doesn't want us to. Pep Guardiola read out a strongly worded manifesto
outlining Catalonia's intention to push ahead with the vote. We call on
the international community to help us. We call on all democracies in
Europe, all around the world to stand by us, defending the rights to
free Catalonia, freedom in political expression. To face up to the abuses
of an authoritarian state. We Catalans are going to vote the 1st
of October your. Spanish Prime Minister has condemned
the referendum plan as illegal and has pledged to block it although it
is still not clear exactly what steps he would take to do so.
Catalan is a fairly even divided on the issue of independence although a
clear majority would like to be able to hold a legal referendum on their
future. Hello and welcome to the programme
where we start with the French Open tennis and the news that
Rafael Nadal has beaten 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in straight
sets to becomes the first man to win the same Grand Slam on ten
occasions in the Open era. Now one has ever won the same grand
slam ten times. Was Rafael Nadal about to be the first? To complete
it he would have to overcome another champion in Stan Wawrinka. Nadal
lived up to his reputation as he powered his way up to the first set.
A fresh slate for Wawrinka. He has won his previous three grand slam
finals and he was looking to put the first set behind him and kick on. He
started promisingly. Nadal is yet to drop a set so far this year and in
truth they did not look like he would hear. He just wouldn't give up
and Wawrinka was never able to get into the contest. Clearly the
frustration was getting the better of him. Match point, a chance to win
a grand slam for the first time since 2014. A chance to put all
those injury problems behind him and to make history. A chance he
wouldn't give up. Rafael Nadal's prowess on clay has never been in
doubt and ultimately need there was his tenth French Open title.
Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix
for the sixth time after leading from start to finish in Montreal.
The victory cuts the championship lead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel
to just 12 points after the German could only manage a fourth place
finish following a poor start that saw him drop back to 18th
Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valterri Bottas finished second
for a first half of the season in the race for the constructors
championship and the British driver who got his campaign back on track
with a third win having started on pole position
India have crushed South Africa by eight wickets at The Oval to book
their place in the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy.
In a winner takes all tie in London, South Africa looked to be cruising
reaching 116 for the loss of just 1 wicket.
But three run-outs in a collapse of eight wickets for 51 runs saw
them crumble from 140 for 3 to all out for 191.
India captain Virat Kohli led from the front on his way
to an unbeaten 76, ably assisted by Shikhar Dhawan who made 78.
India racing to their target with 12 overs to spare.
They join England and Bangladesh in the last four, with Sri Lanka
meeting Pakistan on Monday for the final spot.
Luckily got the big strikers out early and that really helps to close
the innings off because in the end if you get a 50, 60 run partnership,
the opposition is still in the game. The bowlers stuck to their lines and
got us the breakthroughs when required and that really helps when
you chase that kind of a trophy because the bowlers have done such a
good job. That is all from me, back later.
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Powerball lottery officials said one ticket sold in Sun City has matched
all the winning numbers drawn on Saturday.
This jackpot is said to be the seventh largest US Powerball
history and the anonymous winner is said to be a manufacturing
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Some of you have had a dry and bright Sunday, others have had
frequent showers. Scotland, Northern Ireland and particular. Blustery
across-the-board and that continues as we finished the day and go into
the night. A few showers across the rest of England and Wales. Compared
to what we saw to take us into Sunday, it will be a cooler night
but temperatures still in double figures. The winds will strengthen
for a time across northern England, North West and Northern Ireland. May
just have a few restrictions on the bridges. Check the travel tomorrow.
Bright skies here and there but one or two showers. Quite a bit of cloud
around first thing in England and Wales. The cloud could be thick
enough for a few showers. They will go through quite quickly. Longer
spells of sunshine towards the channel islands and as this rich of
high pressure starts to build in, any early showers will fade away.
The cloud will thin and break, best of the sunshine to the south and
east. Temperatures at the highest shelter of that breeze down the
eastern half of the country, 19, 20 Celsius. Monday evening we will see
a dry start. A ridge of high pressure trying to build in from the
south-west but these weather front is pushed through bringing
increasing amounts of cloud. That cloud will bring the odd spot of
light rain. The hills of north-west England in particular. Eastern
Scotland, good cloud breaks here. The further south you are, not only
dry but sunny spells. Wednesday we draw air from the south. Rain at
times, most will have a dry day and with southerly winds, temperatures
will be the highest for the week, maybe reaching 26 or 27 Celsius in
the south-east corner.