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This is BBC World News, our top stories. The US and Russian
presidents meet face-to-face for the first time. Donald Trump says it's
an honour to meet Vladimir Putin, their talks at the G20 summit went
on four hours. We look forward to a lot of positive things happening.
With Russia, the United States, and for everyone concerned. With clashes
outside of the meeting, Angela Merkel called the protest
unacceptable. In other news, the agonising legal battle over the
future of the terminally ill British baby, Charlie Gard, has taken a new
turn. Also in the programme, stretched to the limit. Wild number
one Andy Murray wins a titanic struggle against Fabio Fognini at
Wimbledon. Hello, and welcome to BBC World News
Today. It has finally happened, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have
met for the first time, shaking hands at the G20 summit in Hamburg.
Donald Trump called it an honour, the Russian president said he was
delighted to discuss things personally. In the last few hours we
have heard that they agreed a ceasefire in south-western Syria,
which will come an effect on Sunday. But a discussion on Russian meddling
in US elections last year is reported to be robust.
The BBC's North American editor Jon Sopel reports.
It's hard to overstate the significance of this
Two men with nuclear arsenals who could blow the world to pieces.
Two self-proclaimed tough guys who like to win.
But today at their first face-to-face meeting,
they were the epitome of restraint and respect.
Thank you very much, we appreciate it.
President Putin and I have been discussing various things
We've had some very, very good talks.
We are going to talk now and that will continue but we look
forward to a lot of great, positive things happening
for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned.
And for his part, Vladimir Putin said, "I am delighted to be able
to meet you personally, Mr President, and hope,
as you have said, our meeting will yield positive results".
But there's a cloud - did Vladimir Putin's interference
in the presidential election deliver victory to Donald Trump?
US intelligence agencies have no doubt that Russian
hacking did take place, and it must have been sanctioned
by President Putin and was designed to help the Trump campaign.
The American President, though, insists he won fair and square.
And then there are the policy differences.
Trump accused Russia of destabilising Ukraine
Putin wants sanctions against Russia lifted.
Trump wants to work with Russia in Syria to help defeat
so-called Islamic State, but not while Russia is working
And then there's the family photo, with President Trump in the strange
But forget any headline of, "President marginalised",
it seemed there was no shortage of leaders wanting to bend his ear.
Two big topics - one trade, the other, climate change.
I was clear to President Trump at how disappointed the UK
was that the United States have decided to pull out
And also clear that I hoped they would be able
to find a way to come back into the Paris Agreement.
I think that's important for us globally.
We're not renegotiating the Paris Agreement - that stays -
but I want to see the United States looking for ways to rejoin.
Climate change is one of the many issues of concern to the thousands
of protesters seeking to disrupt the summit.
Though forget global warming, some were getting
We're not entirely clear how effective the umbrellas were.
But there have been ugly scenes of vandalism
Such has been a concern over security that the First
Lady Melania Trump was ordered to stay put in her guest house
Hamburg memorable, then, for who she didn't
What should we make of this historic meeting between the US and Russian
presidents? We will be live in Washington but first Tara Raynsford
is in Moscow. Both commenting on those talks, Russia and the
Secretary of State. They were both talking about constructive
conversations, Sergei Lavrov saying it was a constructive atmosphere,
they talked about many things. They talked about Syria, the Ukraine,
about cyber security. This is where it got interesting. Sergei Lavrov
went on to say that Donald Trump raised the issue of allegations of
Russian meddling in the US elections. He went on to say,
according to the Russian side, he had multiple times from President
Putin that the allegations were untrue and there was no proof of
that, and Donald Trump apparently accepted these statements. We then
heard from Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, he gave a rather
different picture, talking of robust talks, he said Donald Trump raised
the issue of Russian meddling, he pressed Vladimir Putin on it and
Vladimir Putin denied it. Slightly different from the two sides,
Russia's standing its ground and apparently Donald Trump accepted
that Russia was not going to admit to it, and according to Russia,
Donald Trump apparently accepts that Russia was not involved. Sarah
Raynsford in Moscow there. Let's get the view from the USA. Barbara Platt
Usher joins us live from Washington. We had two different views there,
Sergei Lavrov insisting that President Trump has accepted
President Putin's denials. What do we make of any of this? Well, Rex
Tillerson talked about how there were two views on what happened and
how they would never agree on it, really. I think you are hearing
public statements about the fact that those two views have not been
agreed on. Rex Tillerson tried to say, look, we raised it, Mr Trump
pressed him on it but we will move forward, because this will be a
different story from both sides, so we will move on to the future. We
are setting up a forum on cyber security and will try and work more
closely on this in future, preventing this kind of thing from
happening. I think the question to ask is, what will people in
Washington be hearing? Rex Tillerson saying we pressed on, let's move on,
or Sergei Lavrov saying that Trump admitted that Putin was not
responsible, I expect they will hear the latter. And in terms of the
Washington perspective, do they think that they have been
successful? It is difficult to breathe this. It's a difficult call,
actually. Let's look at the body language. There has been some
discussion on Twitter and so one about the body language. Many people
said that actually, Vladimir Putin had the dominant position. They make
a big deal out of the fact that Mr Trump was slouching forward and out
reaching his hand, for Vladimir Putin to take it. One person said it
looked like he was reporting to the school principal. I think we will
hear a lot on that. The fact that Mr Trump raised the issue of Russian
meddling is something the administration will keep mentioning.
It was thought he made not even raise it -- may not even raise it.
It was a contentious issue, between the administration and Russia. The
fact that it is going on, investigations continue with
Congress and the special prosecutor so that one meeting between Mr Putin
and Mr Trump will not resolve all of those questions about the
relationship. A lot to resolve still. Thank you very much. We will
bring you the latest pictures now from the Hannah Burke streets. As
you can see, protesters are very much on the streets. They have been
on the streets of Hamburg and we know earlier we heard 160 police
officers were hurt, and a German officer fired a warning shot onto
the streets after being attacked by what German police are describing as
violent anti-G 20 protesters. These are the latest pictures coming into
the BBC. Of course we continue to monitor any of the updates that we
are getting. These protesters are a little bit... Well, we get them a
lot at these kinds of G20 summits, it's not unusual but is quite
continuous throughout the day, of course. Quite a lot is happening. My
colleague, Jenny Hill, has been on the streets of Hamburg throughout
the day and here's her report. This evening, Hamburg is a city in
lockdown. We are currently on the eastern side of what police have
sealed off as a corridor to the other side of the city. Helicopters
flying overhead. There are three looking up now. Police vans are
everywhere. That's because security services here have been moving the
world's leaders from their summit hall where they have been holding
talks throughout the day, across to the multi-million pound concert hall
where tonight, they will be listening to a concert. Protesters
have been determined not to let that happen and in the last hour, we
heard police using water cannon have disbursed 1000. Them during violent
scenes in and around the concert hall. There are police officers
lined up in the background over here. White Helmets are not on at
the moment, that tells you that they are prepared but nothing imminent
happening here. This city has witnessed such violence today that
even at one point, police themselves went to the rather unusual step of
calling for back-up from other German forces. That is in addition
to the officers who have come from all over Germany to help out in the
policing of this summit. To give an idea of how much disruption there's
been, at one point today, spouses of the G20 world leaders were unable to
leave their hotels, a planned trip to a climate change centre was
cancelled because police feared it was simply unsafe for them to get
there. Instead, a lecture was given in the hotel itself. We know that
this evening 160 police officers have been injured in the last 24
hours. Police have made 70 arrests. What is striking I think here is the
sheer scale, the sheer numbers of demonstrators here who have poured
into the city for this summit. Jenny Hill on the streets of Hamburg,
protests taking place today. The summit continues tomorrow so we will
keep you up-to-date on the website. Now for some of the other main
stories today. Israel strongly condemned UNESCO for passing a
resolution brought by the Palestinians to declare a protected
world Heritage site. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a
delusional decision. Palestinians alleged that Israel were carrying
out violations there, where a small community of Jewish settlers live in
the middle of tens of thousands of Palestinians. The four Arab states
leading a boycott against Qatar have warned of new measures after Doha
rejected their demands. In a joint statement they said that Qatar's
refusal is proof that it wants to destabilise security in the region.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain or
severed ties with Qatar last month. Six people are dead and at least 20
others are still missing after serious flooding in Japan.
Torrential rain fell on parts of the country this week, causing rivers to
burst their banks. Thousands of rescue workers have been sent to the
area. Stay with us here on BBC News, a lot more still to come, including
as rap Nadal breezes into the last 16, we have the latest from
Wimbledon, including the Andy Murray win -- Rafa Nadal. Central London
has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. Police say they
have been many casualties and there is growing speculation that Al-Qaeda
was responsible. Germany will be the hosts of the 2006 World Cup, they
picked the favourites South Africa by a single vote.
In South Africa, the possibility of losing had neither been
contemplated. Celebration parties were cancelled. The man entered the
palace in a downstairs window and ask the Queen for a cigarette in her
bedroom. On the pretext of some being brought, a footman on duty
took the man away. One child. One teacher. One book.
And one pen. They can change the world. Education is the only
solution. APPLAUSE STUDIO: Hello, you are watching BBC
World News. The main headlines for you: as
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet for the first time, the United
States and Russia broker a ceasefire in south-western Syria.
Tents on the streets outside of the meeting, German police say 160
officers have been injured in clashes with demonstrators.
The agonising legal battle over the future of the terminally ill British
baby Charlie Gard has taken a new turn.
The London hospital where Charlie is being treated has applied for a
fresh court hearing to assess new evidence about possible treatments
for him. The courts had ruled the
11-month-old boy be allowed to die, rather than receive experimental
therapy. Our medical correspondent Fergus
Walsh reports. This little boy's life
and whether it continues has become the focus
of international attention. Charlie Gard's parents have
campaigned to keep him alive. They've been in despair after four
court judgments backed his doctors, who want to switch off his
ventilator to end his suffering. You know, he's our own flesh
and blood and we don't We are not bad parents
and we are there for him all the time, completely
devoted to him. He isn't in pain and suffering
and I promise everyone, I would not sit there
and watch my son in pain and suffer. The reality is, Charlie
is terminally ill. He also has serious brain
damage and doctors say But his parents refuse
to accept that. They've raised ?1.3 million
for experimental treatment in the United States,
treatment which doctors But now seven medical experts
from Rome, New York, Cambridge In a letter to Great
Ormond Street Hospital, they accept that the treatment
is experimental and ideally should However, there is insufficient time
to perform these studies, so reconsideration of treatment
for Charlie Gard is Euthanasia's illegal.
Suicide's illegal. How is this legal,
when there's a chance? We will know in that
time whether this is There is potential for him to be
a completely normal boy, but we don't know, because you just
don't know until you try. It is significant that the letter
came from a hospital The Pope had already offered
to transfer Charlie to Rome, and President Trump has tweeted
he would be delighted Legally, there is nothing preventing
Great Ormond Street from withdrawing That's been the case
for the past 11 days, since the European Court
of Human Rights, like all the UK courts, rejected
the parents' arguments. But interventions by Donald Trump,
the Pope, and now a letter claiming new evidence means that doctors
here don't feel they can Charlie has a rare genetic disorder
of the mitochondria, It is progressive and has
devastating consequences. With a serious mutation like this,
the prognosis is very poor. The mitochondria supply the energy,
really, for every cell in the body, so the heart, brain,
they become blind and they It's manifested very early
and the outcome is death in infancy. Great Ormond Street Hospital's
position has not changed. But it's now asking the High Court
to assess the new evidence and make the final decision
about Charlie's future. Fergus Walsh, BBC News.
Now, let's get the latest sport news. And Andy Murray has had us on
the edge of our seats? Hello. Indeed. In the last 30
minutes, the world number one, defending champion Andy Murray has
made it through to the fourth round at Wimbledon, on Centre Court taking
on 28th seed Fabia Fognini earth Italy, he took the first set
comfortably and was pegged back with Fabia Fognini taking the second 6-4.
Murray steamed through the third 6-1 but then, Fabia Fognini allowed Andy
Murray to claw back. The Briton won five straight games to take it 7-5
and set up a meeting with the world number 46 in the next round. Rafa
Nadal laid down in marker by beating one of the brightest young players
in the game comfortably indeed. He came past his opponent and will play
the Luxembourg opponent Gilles Muller in the next draw. Simona
Halep and Venus fit Alina went through into the next fourth round,
with straight set victories. So too did Venus Williams, defeating her
Japanese opponent in straight sets. Williams is the Number 10 seed and
faces another teenager for a place in the quarterfinals.
England will be be the happier side after day two of the first Test
Having been bowled out for 458, England managed to restrict
Here's more from our reporter at Lord's, Olly Foster...
Another brilliant day of Test cricket here. It's day one against
South Africa which was all about the new England captain, Joe Root who
resumed on 184 but could only add six more runs to his overnight
total. England were eventually all out for 458, thanks to 87 from Moeen
Ali, and Stuart Broad was fantastic as the tale really wagged. He made
57 and brought up his 50, with actor back sixes. South Africa were ragged
in the field at times. In reply, Dean Elgar stood firm, and brought
up his 50. It was two and Stuart Broad, they really did for a
fantastic partnership for the fifth wicket of 99 with Bavuma and to
bring, broken by Jimmy Anderson later in the day. South Africa
needed that. Kagiso Rabada came in as the nightwatchman and they
resumed on 214-5. Pretty much on the second day. We saw over 300 runs but
because of Giroud's fantastic knock England have the edge in this first
test. South Africa's Kagiso Rabada
has been suspended for Rabada pleaded guilty
to using "inappropriate language" after dismissing
Ben Stokes on Thursday. Rabada has also been fined
15% of his match fee. Some Formula One news -
and Lewis Hamilton's hopes of reeling in Sebastian Vettel
with victory at the Austrian Grand The Mercedes driver has been hit
with a five-place grid penalty He'll be optimistic though
after being fastest in both And before we go time to tell
you that it was back to back stage wins at the Tour de France
for German rider Marcel Kittel who was victorious in a photo finish
after more than 200 kilometres. Team Sky's Chris Froome still leads
the overall classification . Thank you. Returning to the G20
summit, away from main discussions, an unlikely couple have raised a
money raising initiative to fund education in some of the poorest
countries. They are the former British Prime Minister and UN
special envoy Gordon Brown, and the pop star Shakira, of course. They
spoke to Roz Atkins. This is completely new, we had the global
fund for health in 2000, then vaccination, and then a climate
change fund. We need money in global education, and so this is the first
major initiative to create a fund. $10 billion per year, the equivalent
of doubling aid to education. We have 800 million children we want to
help, half of the world's children leave school early without
qualifications that they need for work. 260 million children today are
not going to school because they have no school to go to. It is
different, because it is more urgent than ever. The future of our
children is in jeopardy unless we do something now. We cannot just press
pause on the kids and wait until they grow up and we have everything
figured out for them. They are growing fast. We have to act fast.
Education around the world is underfunded, especially for middle
and low income countries. But are these actually donations, or will
developing countries had to take on substantial debts to develop their
education systems? I've been working with Shakira on this since 2005, and
to her credit she's been absolutely consistent in pushing the case for
education around the world over these last ten years. We have seen
aid falling over these last ten years, partly because humanitarian
aid in emergencies for refugees has had to rise. We want to increase
grants so it isn't just loans to education through the World Bank,
and the second for lower middle-income countries to give them
loans but give them loans at low interest rates, or at credit ratings
that allows them to invest in education. The shortage of money is
about ?90 billion per year. Without that kind of money, you cannot get
every child to school by 2030, in primary and secondary education, so
the money we create will have to be partly grants, partly loans, but
it's an essential element of making sure we have every child at school.
You've both been very successful in your chosen careers, I wonder how
that helps you get the attention of world leaders? You are all here in
Hamburg with a lot of people competing for that attention.
145,000 people have signed a petition to take to the G20, to ask
donor countries to greatly increase the investment in education. But we
all need to make this a priority, and make this an urgent issue. And
to make sure that our leaders know what issues are crucial to us, and
this is one of them. And let me add, girls education and what has been
championed by the Norwegian Prime Minister last night and Shakira at
the concert last night that we had, if we do not act on goal's
education, we cannot end child marriage, labour, trafficking and
slavery. The best guarantee of taking action on these terrible
crimes that exist around the world is to make sure that every girl is
in school. Gordon Brown and Shakira speaking to Roz Atkins. Another
meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, President Trump and his
Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for the first time, in brief
comments to journalists Mr Trump said he was honoured to meet Mr
Putin and they had very good talks which would continue. He added he
hopes that they result in positive developments for US Russian
relations, Mr Putin concurred. Lots more as always on the website. Get
in touch with me and some of the team on social media, on Twitter.
For the time being, thank