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[15:00:09] MAX FOSTER, HOST: Tonight Iraqi forces battle back ISIS after a victory at a key oil refinery. CNN gains exclusive access to a base

where troops are preparing an all-out assault on the extremists.

Plus a crisis at sea and on the shore. The number of migrants setting sail to Europe reaches a new high for this year. We are live in Italy and

Greece tonight for you.

Also a massive man hunt is underway in the United States after two convicted murderers pull off a complex jailbreak. We'll have the details.

And we get a glimpse inside the world of Russia's ultra-rich. How this woman is hoping for what may be the largest divorce settlement in history.


Hello, I'm Max Foster, live from CNN London. This is The World Right Now.

We begin this hour though with an exclusive report from the frontlines against ISIS in Iraq.

Fresh off their success in retaking the city of Baiji, joint Iraqi forces are closing in on Ramadi in Anbar province.


Our Nick Paton Walsh and his team saw their operations up close visiting a military base in nearby Habbaniya.

CNN was the only Western news agency to visit this critical staging ground for a major counter offensive.

NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: A long edgy road leads to the Iraqi base at Habbaniya, the closest the military has taken Western

television towards Ramadi since it fell to ISIS.

Huge, sprawling it's meant to be where soldiers and militias both Sunni and Shia are re-massing to retake Ramadi from ISIS but we are told they're

mostly deployed outside.

And here it is the Iraqi army along the northern edge of their base in a vicious frontline with ISIS along the river.

ISIS has blocked a dam up stream to lower the tides and help them attack.

It is minute by minute here, the situation can change and that river bed very much the frontline. They've been using water from the lake to keep

its levels high but still as you can hear ISIS are very close.

They see and watch ISIS daily but say they are overlooked by coalition air strikes.

They're supposed to give us some support now for more planes he says we're in control of the ground; all we need is air support.

Here caught between the ISIS towns of Ramadi and Fallujah they face a thousand ISIS they think. But here he says he sees only a few with long

(beards) and a flag here.

Soon ISIS fire back. This is what happens when you poke that snake. They lead us out, this the Iraqi army stronghold where they speak of readiness

and glory to come yet seem busied by an enemy far too close.


FOSTER: Well our Nick is back in Baghdad now; he joins us live with more. Incredible reporting Nick but what was your sense of the momentum out there

in the field?

WALSH: Well from what you saw there it feels like its reversed. Very hard to tell though frankly. This is as I said supposed to be the spear tip

frankly for retaking Ramadi.


But inside that base you didn't get that feeling you often see with a looming military campaign and people busying themselves, troops flooding

in, supplied being ready. The opposite you saw how desolate some of those buildings looked inside that base. We can't tell really where the spread

of forces are in that area. It was quite clear that the (inaudible), the predominately Shia fighting groups are there in reasonably strong numbers,

we saw them. What we didn't see where the Sunni version of the (inaudible) who were supposed to be involved in liberating Anbar of ISSI. We were told

that on paper one Iraqi official said "there are 2,000 in number but in reality closer to 500. They're supposed to be spread around the air".

[15:05:00] But Max it's vital that they're involved in the fight to remove the Sectarian nature it could have well developed if it was just Shia

fighting groups moving in to reclaim the Sunni heart land of Anbar from a Sunni group like ISIS.

So a very vital element there potentially missing or weaker than many had hoped would be the case.


Plus also you saw there the Iraqi army I think very bogged down in Habbaniya itself in defending that territory and as you heard too feeling

abandoned frankly by the coalition. They feel that their airstrike priorities are significantly lower down the list than they should be.

(Inaudible) is simply across the river there, there are constant ISIS positions that are hitting them hour by hour, Max.

FOSTER: President Obama was speaking about ISIS today stay there because I want to get your sense of what you heard him say at the G7 Summit today.


PRESIDENT OBAMA: When a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon then I will share it with the American people, it's not - we don't yet have

a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis as well about how recruitment takes place, how that training takes

place and so the details of that are not yet worked out.


FOSTER: Fundamentally Nick though he's saying there is no strategy, a coalition strategy.

WALSH: Well there isn't a complete strategy yes; I mean you can see that in terms of him talking about the training strategy not being full. But

bear in mind tomorrow it is a year since ISIS took the northern city of Mosul and he's still talking about needing to see a complete plan presented

to him by the Pentagon.


Now that is for the training strategy that they've settled upon but this U.S approach it seems to morph every month as the challenge deepens or

somehow changes in its nature. Now we know fully well that the U.S. will struggle to get the numbers of Sunni fighters they want to be able to

train. They won't get that broad nationalistic Iraqi force that they somehow think their trainers will be able to equip and get into the battle

here. In many ways too like in Syria they're going to struggle to get thousands of moderate city Syrian fighters on board for their project there


It is a complex task and one I think in which a lot of compromise has already been made and recognized in the (inaudible) Iranian backed

predominately Shia fighting groups who are doing a lot of the hard end of the fighting here and being backed up by coalition air power.

But when you hear Barack Obama there and he gets another (inaudible) meeting and you get these like every few weeks or so trying to recast the

whole strategy through a meeting between heads of state, you do get the feeling that they are reassessing their strategy. If he has to admit they

don't have a complete one it means some part of it is still being formulated and that was when they only weeks ago suggested in fact their

strategy was not under formal review, Max.


FOSTER: OK, we'll keep watching. Nick Paton Walsh, thank you very much indeed for joining us in Baghdad.

Nearly 6,000 migrants were pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea this weekend. They became stranded whist sailing from North Africa to Europe

over the past few days. This is a crisis that shows no signs of slowing. In fact it's getting worse.


Already this year nearly 100,000 migrants have arrived in Europe. The UN says that's an increase of nearly one third compared to last year's

figures. It's a humanitarian crisis placing untold amounts of strain on primarily the Italian government who have taken nearly half of all the


CNN's Nick Robertson, is in Catania on the Italian island of Sicily and filed this report.

NICK ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Barely 24 hours earlier these migrants were plucked from the sea. More than 1,100 saved from the

British Navy from possible death off the coast of Libya,

NICK COOKE-PRIEST, CAPTAIN, HMS BULWARK: I have no doubt particularly having seen the weather conditions we woke up to this morning with

heightened winds and heightened sea states that the 1,100 plus people that we picked up yesterday might not be here today.

ROBERTSON: Now safely stepping ashore in Italy. Part of the biggest wave of Mediterranean migrants in a single weekend this year close to 6,000. 10

of those rescued were pregnant women.

COOKE-PRIEST: There is one very happy story to come out of that in that one woman's water's broke whilst she was being recovered. It didn't look

as if her pregnancy was going perhaps as planned so I took the decision to fly her ashore. She was taken to Malta and I'm delighted to say that she

gave birth to a little boy.

ROBERTSON: At the harbor side in Sicily, first health screening, then immigration processing. Many escaping oppression in Eritrea and war in

Syria, others from Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, even from Pakistan.

This ship, HMS Bulwark, a British Navy assault ship, one of several from European Navy's ramping up rescue efforts. Italians, Germans, Irish,

Spanish, Swedish, as well as several independent operators struggling to keep pace with the exodus.

COOKE-PRIEST: It is difficult to predict.

[15:10:03] Ramadan is coming up for example, that might have an impact, we don't know but it's something that we are taking into account. The best

thing that we can do is make sure that we're in the right place, at the right time with the right number of assets.


FOSTER: Well Nick Robertson is joining us now; he's in Catania still. Nick such a depressing story in so many ways and this idea that it's

getting worse really explains that to the world doesn't it. But is there any sense that this tide of migrants could be turning at some point?

ROBERTSON: It only seems to be increasing and particularly when you compare the numbers this year with the numbers last year.


The aid agencies are saying that their sense is and the numbers are telling them the Italian Coastguard the same, that the numbers are up on last year,

and that's concerning. They don't fully understand what creates these spikes in people deciding to sort of flee, 6,000 this weekend. The captain

of the ship here told me that it's not untypical to see spikes at weekends but nobody quite understands why that is.

They do think that the good weather, the relatively calm seas, the sunshine over the past few days did help contribute to these numbers. But until you

understand precisely what triggers people to go in such large numbers when they do, that's a major step in helping stem the tide. But of course the

reality is the situation in Libya and so many of these people now are aiming for Libya, it had a history of boats being used to transport

migrants across the Mediterranean. But now Libya doesn't have a strong government, it is essentially in a state of collapse, there is plenty of

money to be made by criminals taking money from migrants to get them across the Mediterranean. All of this compounds the problem. All of this sort of

expedites the problem. And of course you know migrants also listen to the news as well. They know that European governments are trying to figure out

how to stop this. So anyone who's thinking about, should I leave, shouldn't I leave home, should I try this is perhaps going to make a

decision I need to do it sooner rather than later. So all of these factors contribute, Max.

FOSTER: OK, Nick Robertson in Sicily, thank you very much indeed for that.


Still to come tonight, seeking a better life.


UNIDENIFIED FEMALE: This is Greece's new reality, boatload after boatload of migrants arriving on their idyllic shores.

FOSTER: We take you to the Greek islands of Kos where thousands of migrants are arriving and placing a strain there on an already struggling


And here's the hole two murderers managed to drill through a steel prison wall. We'll update you on their baffling escape.





FOSTER: He was hoping for sweeping new powers but instead could find himself struggling to form a coalition.


The party of Turkish President rather, Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a surprising setback in weekend elections losing its absolute majority in

Parliament for the first time since coming to power.

Three other parties are now saying they will not join a coalition government raising the possibility of early elections.

Here's a breakdown of the results.

The ruling Justice and Development Parties secured the most votes but fewer than expected. Another surprise was a strong showing by the Pro-Kurdish

People's Democratic Party which gained enough seats to enter parliament for the first time.

Oscar Pistorius may be getting out of prison in the next few months. A Parole board is set to recommend the former Olympian to be released in


Pistorius will have served 10 months of a five year sentence. He was convicted of culpable homicide last year in the shooting to death of his

girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


A massive manhunt is underway for two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum security prison in New York State.

The state's governor said the inmates must have had help carrying out their elaborate plot and now a female prison worker is being questioned as a

possible accomplice.

Polo Sandoval has more on the incredible escape.


MAJOR CHARLES GUESS: We're leaving no stone unturned, they could be literally anywhere.

POLO SANDOVAL, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Two convicted murderers escaping this maximum security prison for the first time in its 170 year

history. It has hundreds of law enforcement officers scouring upstate New York.

(UNIDENFIIED MALE): These are dangerous people.

SANDOVAL: The massive manhunt is on for 35 year old David Sweat who was sentenced to life with no parole for a 2002 killing of a Sherriff Deputy,

and 49 year old Richard Matt who was spending 25 to life for beating a man to death and dismembering him in 1997.

(UNIDENTIFIED MALE): When you look at how it was done, it was extraordinary,

SANDOVAL: New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo taking a tour of their elaborate and almost unbelievable escape route discovered around 5:30

Saturday morning.

After stuffing makeshift dummies into their beds so the guards thought they were sleeping, the inmates somehow obtained power tools to cut this hole in

the back of their cell. Cutting through solid steel they exited onto a catwalk. From the catwalk they had to shimmy down into a tunnel below.

Once there they had to break through a 24 inch brick wall then cut through a 24 inch steel vertical pipe, which they then shimmied into continuing for

a significant distance until cutting another hole making their way into the city's sewer. Then when they reached the manhole they had to cut through a

steel lock and chain finally disappearing into the neighborhood about a block away from the prison but not before leaving this racially offensive

drawing for prison officials on a post-it reading "have a nice day".

LISE VAN SUSTEREN: It's clear they had help, there's no way, power tools don't just materialize inside prison cells. This has been being planned

for a very long time.


FOSTER: Well that was Polo Sandoval reporting for us there. And staying in the U.S. where a grand jury has indicted a former police officer on a

charge of murder.


Michael Slager is accused of shooting unarmed black motorist, Walter Scott in April during a traffic stop. Video of the incident showed the officer,

who is white, firing at Scott as he tried to run away.

A police report states the 50 year old victim refused to comply with Slager's demands and tried to grab his stun gun. A trial date hasn't yet

been set.


And authorities in a suburb of Dallas, Texas are investigating a violent confrontation between police and teenagers at a pool party. Watch this.


(UNIDENTIFIED MALE): Get on the ground.


(UNIDENTIFIED MALE): I told you to stay. (Inaudible) get on the ground.

FOSTER: One officer involved has been put on leave. He's been seen throwing there a 14 year old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and drawing

his weapon on others.

The officer was responding to a call about unruly teenagers using a pool without permission but that's how it had ended up.


Let's get some insight now on how police should have reacted to the situation. Our guest is Gil Alba, a private investigator and former

detective with the New York Police, City Police Department, he joins us live from New York.

Thank you so much for joining us.

First of all these images of the pool party; so many people have been so shocked by it because it seems to get worse, and worse. And of course we

don't know the context of it, what happened before or after, it's not on video. But talk us through how you felt when you watched that video.


GIL ALBA: Well you have realize how many calls were called into that and you know people were going there, young kids were going there and they

didn't belong there. So those were the calls that were coming in.

[15:20:03] And this is a really relatively nice neighborhood. So personally I think the officer really, and I'm talking about this one

officer, he over-reacted, he took it personally, and of course he used excessive force by just drawing his weapon under those conditions. This is

by a pool and then he grabs the girl and puts her down, she's only 14 years old. I think there's a lot of ways that you could have controlled this

particular issue and at the end result 12 police officers responded. So you could have easily contained the whole situation in a different way.


FOSTER: So he's on leave, do you think that's appropriate? And how does the police department cope with the fallout afterwards. How does this -

how does it deal with the situation as best it can to try to resolve this?

ALBA: Well they - they have to do their investigation now, that's my opinion what I'm saying but sometimes you just look at the film and you

know you don't come to the right conclusions. It seemed to me like he over-reacted and of course you know they need extra training if that's how

he acted to that.

But having him suspended with pay or on leave, you know that's kind of the normal thing with something like that because they'll do the investigation

and find out whether he acted properly or not. Whether he drew his gun because he feared for his life basically, that's the only reason you can

pull your gun.

FOSTER: Michael Slager, it's a more serious case on many levels because we're talking here about a police officer, former police officer, on a

murder charge. You've obviously followed this in great detail as it's transpired in the media and also through the courts.

An appropriate finding would you say?

ALBA: Oh definitely. That - any time you can aim your gun and almost like a firing range and shoot somebody that's 30 feet/40 feet away from you and

then shoot them in the back, you know that's - you know it's hard to, you know articulate something like that.


Here he is, I can see the video, and here he is just sending there the officer and he takes his time and aims like he would in a - in a you know

relaxed in the range.


So of course I don't know his defense, what he's going to say, but seriously I think the - he should have got indicted.

FOSTER: A lot of pressure on police right now isn't there? And both of these stories are so much more powerful because you've got this cell phone

footage. This is the environment where police are operating right now so their standards have to be exemplary. They always should have been of

course, but now they are faced with the evidence in a way they haven't had it before.

ALBA: That's true, but you know we're talking about two individual police officers, I'm not talking about the police department. I'm sure that the

police department of both of those agencies are really good police officers and police departments. But here you have two individual police officers

so I don't want the world to think that you know America has bad cops all over the place. These are two incidents where this happened and those -

one was over reaction and the other one was you know looked like an intentional murder. So those are two bad incidences but out of the you

know hundreds of thousands of police officers in the United States, I mean I would say many of them are you know would give their lives for people

they don't even know.

FOSTER: Absolutely, Gil Alba, thank you very much indeed for joining us.

ALBA: Thank you for having me.


FOSTER: Coming up there will be lots of changes to your favorite Apple products it seems as the company introduces its latest software update.

We'll have more on that.

And later, much more on Turkey's uncertain political future; we'll have a full report from Istanbul. You're watching The World Right Now.




FOSTER: Welcome back, let's take you to the business world and what's happening there right now?


The markets are down, you can see the Dow Jones industrial average down 0.3%. A concern about Greece there, also the timing of the U.S. rate hike,

when will it happen, that's the question. Let's see what happens at the NASDAQ and the S&P; same thing, down a similar amount, the S&P hovering

around 2,000.

And in Europe we have some negativity. That was really about Greece. You had the story last week about it possibly not keeping up with its debt.

Will it still be getting that bail out by the end of the month? We asked that question and we will continue to ask the question, and the markets are

asking it too, the Paris CAC down the most, 1.3 percent.



An exciting day for tech fans as Apple announces its latest software for its iPhone and MAC products. It's all taking place at its annual worldwide

developers conference in San Francisco.

With the company's CO, Tim Cook amongst the people taking the stage, let's cross over to New York now for more on what's being announced.

We always get these things leaked don't we Maggie Lake, and the streaming service was what the leaks were about, did that transpire to be the story?

MAGGIE LAKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I think - I think sometimes with Apple Mac it's less about leaks and more about wishful thinking but they did deliver

and it was under that famous moniker of oh one more thing after they unveiled some of the other announcements. And it is the news that music

fans have been waiting for. They are going to release a streaming service, a new streaming service called Apple Music. Now it's going to debut on

June 30th, there will be a three month free membership to check it out and then after that it's going to be $9.99 a month, $14.00 family plan

available. If you're interested in that you can find out the details.

But this is obviously trying to take on some of the streaming giants out there, Pandora, Spotify which has pretty dedicated fan bases. It's going

to include features that including global radio stations, a 24/7 global radio station. They say other people don't have this, broadcast from three

cities curated by humans, as well as Apple Music Connect, and that is a way for fans to connect with artists, artists to connect back with their fans,

send pictures, maybe exclusive content. So they're trying to unveil some features they say others don't have.

And listen, Apple has a music service already, it's iRadio, and it has not been a runaway hit. But now this time they're unveiling this new service

with the power of BEATS. That BEATS acquisition behind it, and famed music producer, Johnny Iovine, was on the stage today talking about what he has

planned and their contributions. So people hoping this time they're going to get it right and sort of take that streaming service to a new level.

For Apple Mac investors looking at this and say it's important for them to develop these services and try to wean themselves off the hardware which we

know is very competitive and increasingly a commoditized space, Max.


FOSTER: Yes well I guess if anyone can do it, a big ambition of course, Apple can do it. Let's have a look because it's already got a huge number

of iTunes users hasn't it? It's hoping they will subscribe to the streaming service.


Now 800 million people subscribe to Apple's iTune store. That's 800 million credit cards it already has on file. A huge advantage. If Apple

can convert even half of its iTunes users to streaming server subscribers it would have more than all other streaming servers combined, about 41

million people subscribed to other streaming music services.

So that's what the others are up against, right Maggie? But what are the risks then?


LAKE: Well the risk is that - that it fails, I mean you know we're used to Apple succeeding all the time and you're right, it is the power of all

those customers that are there already. If they can get it right, if they can get the mix right. People are saying maybe they can convert them. And

Max this is also important, this is part of this powerful ecosystem that Apple has doesn't it? `Cause it wasn't just about streaming today. They

announced an update for their operating system, they gave some details about the watch, we don't have numbers sold but talking about the fact it's

going to include audio Facetime available now, some of the fitness features are going to be native to the watch. They talked about Apple Pay, that's

coming to the UK now in June.

So it's building up this ecosystem that is so powerful and is what's gets people to buy all those Apple products. So they've got to get this right,

they need to knock it out of the park and have this be a huge success if people are going to believe in the power of that eco-system.

So the stakes are very high, they have a huge advantage, and listen the thing Apple does is get it right. They take something that's there already

and sort of take it to the next level, so that's what the expectation is.

It's worth pointing out though that so far investors are not really reacting. They sort of like the sound of it, I think they're going to want

evidence of success before they build it into the stock price because the stock is flat today.

[15:30:09] FOSTER: OK Maggie, thank you very much indeed. Much more from Maggie on that story and the other business news as well for the top of

hour, with Quest Means Business.

Latest world news headlines is just ahead. Plus, a new political era in Turkey. We'll look at the fallout from the ruling party's surprise losses

in weekend elections.

And, chorus (ph) on the Greek island of Kos. Get a firsthand, up close look at Europe's migrant crisis. Next, our Isa Soares has an exclusive

report for you.

Stay with us.


[15:33:04] FOSTER: Welcome back. This is what's happening in the world right now.

After retaking the city of Baiji from ISIS, Iraqi forces are now closing in on Ramadi in Anbar Province. A CNN team shot this exclusive video in

Revite Habanea (ph). Joint forces are using a military base there as a staging ground for major counter-offenses.

ISIS seized Ramadi last month. UNHCR has unveiled a sobering statistic in Europe's migration crisis. In 2015 alone, almost 100,000 people have made

crossing over the Mediterranean Sea. This past weekend alone, nearly 6,000 migrants were rescued after finding themselves stranded.

Another setback for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Three parties now say they won't join the coalition with his ruling party. The AKP lost

its absolute majority in parliament in weekend elections. A pro-Kurdish party, meanwhile, won enough votes to have a presence in parliament for the

first time ever.

The election results took almost everyone by surprise, dealing a major blow to Mr. Erdogan's efforts to expand its (ph) powers. Arwa Damon is in

Istanbul with more.


ARWA DAMON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Max, these elections have certainly, as everyone has been saying, been quite historic,

potentially bringing about significant change. Few were anticipating, if any, that the ruling AKP Justice and Development Party would not secure

enough seats to continue with its single-party rule.

And, now, the challenge is going to be trying to form either some sort of coalition government or potentially for the president to call for early

elections. The process as it is expected to unfold would be that within the next few weeks this new parliament will be sworn in, and then the clock

starts ticking.

President Erdogan will be nominating someone from within parliament appointing them to form a new cabinet and, of course, that is going to be

the incredibly difficult part with all of the other parties currently in government, at least publically saying that they would not be a part of any

sort of AKP government.

[15:35:16] But politics here do tend to be quite unpredictable. But the potential instability and uncertainty of the future is the day after

elections, causing some concerns for many Turks. Many of them both excited, but also quite apprehensive about the future, Max.


That was Arwa Damon there for you in Istanbul.

As we've been showing you during the course of the program, the Mediterranean is in the midst of a migrant crisis. Amongst the reports a

(ph) number of 100,000 arrivals since January. Many have arrived on the Greek island of Kos. Isa Soares is there - joins us live - and this is one

country which is struggling already and doesn't need another crisis.


ISA SOARES, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Absolutely, Max. You know, we have been reporting on this for - for weeks now. Greece really

struggling with its debt crisis, unable to pay the IMF, and now they've got - they've got thousands of migrants arriving on their shores on a daily


Speaking to the UNHCR - they were basically saying roughly 600 arriving a day - and these scenes that we have been seeing with our very own eyes.

And for the tourists here, this is, after all, a tourism island. It's 30,000 inhabitants, and this is their bread and butter.

For a lot of the tourists arriving here, it's high season. Very many it's coming face-to-face with its new reality - maybe a tad too harsh.

SOARES: This is Greece's new reality - boat load after boat load of migrants arriving on their idyllic shores. Exhausted, yet relieved, they

rush to set foot on a more stable land. Only the remnants of their past is left behind.

They turn their backs on their turmoil and follow the coast guard who (INAUDIBLE) men, women and children through Kos' (INAUDIBLE) streets.

Here, two very distinct worlds collide, when tourists come face-to-face with the migrants.

It's a scene that is being repeated daily. While some (INAUDIBLE) streets staring at tourists, others nap, taking refuge from the harsh afternoon sun

in the local park.

I meet a group of Pakistanis and Afghans waiting for their temporary, resident permits to be processed.

VAHID, MIGRANT FROM KASHMIR: Every day boom, boom.

SOARES: Firing?

VAHID: Exciting (ph). (INAUDIBLE)

SOARES: Vahid, who does not want to appear on camera, is from Kashmir. He made the journey from Pakistan by Iran and Turkey.

VAHID: (INAUDIBLE) tents. After all, I thinks (ph) I have money. After go to Germany (INAUDIBLE).

SOARES: He's only one of thousands making the journey. According UNHCR, more than 8,000 have arrived here on Kos so far this year.

Kos is roughly six kilometers away from the Turkish coast. You can actually see it from here. And for the thousands of migrants making their

way in these dinghies, this is perhaps the fastest way into Europe.

Their arrival has seemingly forced tourists to avert their eyes. But many tell me it's not ruining their holiday.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Before we came, people would say now - the people in Kos are complaining - the tourists are complaining because of the

immigrants. But, as far as we're concerned, it doesn't affect us (ph) whatsoever.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What can we do?


SOARES: So, Greece needs every tourist it can get. The locals fear migrants will drive them away.

SANJI, GREEK JEWELER: It's a big problem. It's too many. Every - every week we have a thousand people, and they're around everywhere. They don't

have a (INAUDIBLE). They don't have some (INAUDIBLE). They don't have nothing. So, it's very bad.

SOARES: Cash-strapped and nervous, Greeks must now come face-to-face with its new reality - their charming island now a new frontier for migrants,

who have left it all behind for their moment in the sun.

And thousand (ph) migrants, Max, have been arriving for that moment in the sun - more than 8,000 according to UNHCR - in May alone, up 3,769. If I

compare that, just to give some perspective to our viewers, that 8,000 number, if you compare it to the same period last year, Max, 33 had made

the journey.

FOSTER: It's interesting, isn't it? I know you've reported on the migrant crisis throughout the Mediterranean, but it's so focused, isn't it on

Italy? Is that because the numbers are much bigger than Italy, and do Greeks feel about that?

SOARES: Well, the numbers are not that much different, actually. I was looking at them, you know, 46,500 in Italy - 43,000 actually gone up in

Greece. So, the different is very small. And I was talking to the coast here today, Max, in a sense why we're seeing this huge number of people

coming to Greece. One obviously is, of course, as I mentioned in my piece - in my report there - the route - it's - it's much shorter.

[15:40:12] But also the crisis in Syria - you get a lot of people coming from Syria - about 70 percent. The Greeks do feel they are - they have no

help whatsoever from Europe. A lot of focus - a lot of tension like you pointed out being given to Italy, and they just don't have the means - they

don't have the facilities.

I can tell you from what I've seen - from what we've all seen - is the CNN team here in Kos - is, you know, once they arrive they are then sent to

this fake (ph) hotel - to this old hotel - and there they have no sanitation. They sleep in old mattresses - very filthy mattresses, and

they get one meal a day, Max. So, for Greeks, they do feel very much abandoned in this migrant crisis.

FOSTER: Isa, than you so much.


FOSTER: U.S. President, Barack Obama, says he has convinced European leaders to continue economic sanctions, meanwhile.

On Russia, Mr. Obama was speaking at the conclusion of the G7 meeting in Germany, where the host German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, spoke about the

conflict there in Ukraine.


ANGELA MERKEL, GERMAN CHANCELLOR (through translator): We are of the opinion that the conflict in eastern Ukraine can only be solved on a

political - in a political way. And we have the Minsk agreement, and the Minsk agreement needs to be implemented. Otherwise, the sanctions are not

going to be removed. And we would be ready to strengthen the sanctions, but we all wish to drive forward the Minsk agreement in a political matter.


FOSTER: While not far from where they met, police filled the streets surrounding thousands of protesters who G7 - who say G7 leaders aren't

doing enough to solve the problems of those who are less well off. Here's CNNs Karl Pernaul with the details.


KARL PENHAUL, CNN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST: A forceful end to what had been a peaceful sit-in to blockade a highway close to where G7 leaders were

gathering. In another game of cat and mouse, German police corral more demonstrators - multiple acts of defiance aimed at disrupting the summit.

How has this morning been?

SIMON ERNST, SPOKESMAN FOR PROTESTORS: We have a little blockade on B20 (ph) road, which was our target. Now we stopped G7 (ph), and we stopped at

least one instance.

PENHAUL: Stopped in their tracks, spirits still high. Police heard (ph) down a forest track. Back in town, a separate pop-up demo with the same


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: President Obama, we want more than hot air.

PENHAUL: Environmentalists, leftists, anarchists and concerned citizens are united here under a common banner. They see the G7 as a club of fat-

cat politicians that's failed to tackle world problems fairly or democratically.

SANDRA WAGNER, U.S. PROTESTOR: One of the most important things to me for this demonstration is to just make your voice loud, let leaders know what

you care about, and what's important to you and how we need to end poverty.

PENHAUL: There have been occasional scuffles and clashes between police and protestors in the last few days. But Sunday's demonstrations were

largely scuffle-free.

It's clear, though, police have been using tactics that have proved controversial in Europe - so-called kettling. That involves tightly

herding demonstrators to restrict their movements.

Their moods (ph) have been stifled by the riot police - 17,000 police on duty to provide security. Protestors may have been blocked from reaching

the G7 summit, but they still seem determined to make their voices heard.

Karl Penhaul, CNN, (INAUDIBLE), Germany.



Coming up - will the World Cup be played at these stadiums in Qatar? We'll have the latest twists on the scandal engulfing world football. Stay with





FOSTER: To the scandal, now, engulfing football's governing body, FIFA, and the organization says there are no legal grounds to take the World Cup

from either Russia or Qatar. It follows a claim from FIFAs compliance officer, Domenico Scala, who said in an interview that both nations could

lose their right to host the tournament if evidence of bribery emerges.

Russia was award the 2018 World Cup with Qatar awarded it four years later. It isn't just Qatar and Russia being investigated. The 2010 World Cup in

South Africa is also under scrutiny.

Yesterday, "The Sunday Times" in London claimed, according to secret tapes it obtained, Morocco actually won the vote before it was rigged in favor of

South Africa's favor - in South Africa's favor rather. This follows allegations made in the indictment against FIFA officials, including Jack

Warner, that Morocco offered to pay $1 million to Warner before Warner voted for South Africa instead, after they allegedly offered $10 million.

South Africa has consistently denied that they offered bribes and Warner has denied any wrongdoing.

Earlier I spoke to Jonathan Calvert from the "Sunday Times," who's been investigating alleged corruption within FIFA for years now. I asked him

about the secret tapes the paper had obtained.


JONATHAN CALVERT, EDITOR, "SUNDAY TIMES" INSIGHT TEAM: Many, many years, back in 2010, we did an undercover investigation in which we posed as

lobbyists and went around all these FIFA - FIFA officials. As a result of that, on tape, we have these officials making all sorts of claims about

what happened in the 2004 contest for the 2010 World Cup.

And, among them, were lots of claims about Morocco. So, there were claims Morocco had played people. People were saying to us they offered me

payments for my vote. So there was a huge amount of information on that. What we found interesting about that was that - was that we provided all

this to FIFA five years ago. And, yet, FIFA did absolutely nothing about those allegations.

FOSTER: South Africa obviously denied this $10 million was in any way used as a bribe. But what you just said you found is that it's not just

bribing, but there are also allegations of counter-bribing as well. So, it goes even deeper. It gets even murkier.

CALVERT: Yes. Yes. I mean the - the whole World Cup voting process - those 24 men, and they always are men, who vote on the FIFA executive

committee, are all - it's so, so murky. I mean it's so dirty, and it's so, you - we're not saying obviously that they're all corrupt, but some - some

of them are.

FOSTER: You played a crucial role in this, and many people are suggesting, even the British Prime Minister's laid credit at British journalism

uncovering what's happened there leading up to this moment. This hasn't just happened for you there, has it? This has been years of work, but are

you satisfied that finally that journalism is coming to fruition in the real world, if I can call it that?

[15:49:57] CALVERT: Yes. I mean - obviously, we've been pushing away at this for quite a long time, and it's a story - we've obviously done other

stories in between - but it's a story we returned to several times. And we - we had a series of major stories last summer with the FIFA files, and

we've just written a book, "The Ugly Game - the Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup," which goes into all these - all these details.

And, so, we've been pushing and pushing and pushing and, yet, FIFA is a very resistant organization. And, really - I mean they just wouldn't do

anything about allegations we were putting to them until now.

And, now, with these two criminal investigations, both in Switzerland and the U.S., into FIFA, the organization is starting to crumble. And more and

more information is coming out all the time.

FOSTER: What do you think this means for the upcoming World Cups, because what football fans want to know where they'll be affected - is whether or

not those events happen and, if they don't, where they go next? What do you think is next in the investigation in reference to the next two World


CALVERT: Well, the next two World Cups were - were contested - are being investigated in a criminal sense at the moment. So, there's the Russian

bid, which we don't know an awful lot about, because partly cause when the FIFAs internal investigation tried - tried to get to the bottom of what the

Russians had done, all their computers had been wiped, unfortunately.

We know an awful lot about the Qatar bid, though, and we've written a lot about the Qatar. And we have provided a lot of evidence which casts a lot

of doubt on whether that competition should take - take - go ahead.

In fact, we would say that, actually, Qatar ought to be stripped of the 2022 World Cup.


FOSTER: Well, CNN has reached out to Morocco following allegations in "The Sunday Times" newspaper, but has not had any response. Qatar and Russia

deny any wrongdoing regarding their bids.

Coming up, what would you do with over $7 billion? Well, we'll meet the woman demanding what could be a record-breaking settlement as she divorces

Russia's richest oligarch. An exclusive report just after the break.


FOSTER: Now to Russia and what could be the biggest divorce settlement in history. Our Matthew Chance spoke exclusively to a woman hoping to be

award $7 billion. Take a look.


MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We met Natalia Potanina at her opulent mansion on the outskirts of Moscow. For 30 years,

this woman was married to Russia's richest man. Now she's demanding the biggest divorce settlement the world has ever seen.

Half of us estimated $15 billion-dollar fortune.

If you're successful, what are you gonna do with that money?

NATALIA POTANINA, WIFE OF VLADIMIR POTANIN (through translator): I prefer to think of one step at a time. First I need to get it. Then I'll decide

how to spend it.

CHANCE: The ex-husband is Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia's most prominent oligarchs and close to the Kremlin. His vast interests include Norilsk

Nickel, one of the world's biggest metal producers. His lawyers told CNN a divorce settlements including property and a monthly allowance of $250,000

should be quote "more than enough."

[15:55:00] But Natalia Potanina told me she's due much more. The real wealth she says is held in offshore companies. An international legal

battle is now underway to decide what assets should be divided.

POTANINA (through translator): In the past, it was the way things were done for (INAUDIBLE) and businessmen. Now, it's changing. Vladimir always

had all his companies offshore and kept his money away from Russia. It was a safeguard for his business.

CHANCE: The divorce is also offering a rare glimpse into the intensely private lives of Russia's superrich. Natalia gave us this home video

recorded 20 years ago of her son's sixth birthday party.

But this is no ordinary family. With their vast wealth came super yachts, private jets, extravagant and luxurious vacations.

You mentioned to me earlier that you often spent $10 million on a summer holiday. I mean, how do - how do you spend that much money?

POTANINA (through translator): Look, our kids were interested in aquabiking. It sounds casual, but it costs money. Once we organized a

world championship in aquabiking in Monaca (ph). There were lots of gas. The prince of Monaca (ph) was among them. There were preparations -

yachts, dinners.

On the one hand, aquabiking was just a family hobby that we all shared - but, if you could imagine how it was organized.

CHANCE: Most of us can only imagine the life this immensely wealthy enjoyed. Even Natalia herself says she never even dreamed of so much money

when she first married Vladimir Potanin.

Half of the $15 billion fortune she told me is rightfully hers - what any woman married for so long to a billionaire should expect.

Matthew Chance, CNN, Moscow.

FOSTER: (INAUDIBLE) there. This has been THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Thank you very much indeed for watching. Do stay tuned for Maggie Lake on "Quest

Means Business." All the latest on those new Apple streaming ideas coming from the conference there. Also where the markets bounce back. Thanks for