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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Jakarta Terror Attacks; Report: Corruption "Embedded" In World Athletics Body; Three Convicted In "Biggest Burglary" In English History; Renault Shares Tumble After Anti-Fraud Raid; U.S. Markets Volatile Due To Falling Oil Prices; British Actor Alan Rickman Dies Of Cancer; Court: Employers Can Read Your Private Messages; Turkey Facing Regional Tensions, Challenges; Controversy In Germany After Alleged Migrant Attacks. Aired 3-4p ET
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HALA GORANI, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Hello, everyone. I'm Hala Gorani. We are live at CNN London. Thanks for being with us. This is the WORLD
Well, ISIS terrorists stage a deadly attack in another major world capital, this time in Indonesia. It's the first time that's happened
Two civilians are dead and more than 20 other people were injured in a series of explosions and gun battles in Central Jakarta.
The city's police chief says the militant who plotted the attack, is continuing to lead ISIS in the region. Another case of ISIS franchising.
Asia Pacific editor, Andrew Stevens reports.
ANDREW STEVENS, CNN INTERNATIONAL ASIA PACIFIC EDITOR (voice-over): Terror returns to the streets of Indonesia. As multiple explosions erupt in the
capital of Jakarta. Targeting a busy intersection near the United Nations building.
Police blame ISIS linked militants for the coordinated attacks, which left multiple casualties including foreigners. First a suicide
bombing hit a Starbucks cafe.
Then moments later, according to police, two other militants seized a pair of foreigners and began shooting at people on the streets. Police
arrived on the scene and opened fire before the hostage takers hit back with grenades.
Then police say two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a nearby police post. Panic spread through the streets as confusion grew over the
number of attackers and their location.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (via telephone): So we ran rushing through the building, then a third bomb went off. We realized this is really bad. We got up to
our office and we heard a fourth and a fifth and a sixth bomb. And we heard exchange of small arms fire in front of the building.
STEVENS: A massive deployment of the army locking down the area as they hunted for more suspects. In that search, authorities uncovered half a
dozen unexploded bombs in the area. Indonesia's president who is currently visiting West Java urging people to stay calm.
JOKO WIDODO, INDONESIAN PRESIDENT (through translator): We condemn these attacks that have disturb the peace of society and we want to spread this
message to the nation and society. We as a country we should not be frightened by what has happened this attack. We should stay calm because
everything will be under control.
STEVENS: Indonesia is no stranger to the threat of terrorism, but this is the first major bombing since 2009 when the Ritz Carlton and the J.W.
Marriott Hotels in Jakarta were hit in simultaneous attacks killing seven people.
Deadly bomb attacks also ripped through the popular tourist island of Bali in 2002 and again in 2005. These previous attacks were blamed on
Jemaah Islamiya, a Southeast Asian militant group linked to al Qaeda.
But the police announcement that Thursday's attacks are linked to ISIS suggests a dangerous new threat in Indonesia's fight against terror.
Andrew Stevens, CNN.
GORANI: Ivan Watson joins me now live with the latest details from Jakarta. So what more do we know about these attackers? Any more believed
to be at large as well, Ivan?
IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: At this point, there is no manhunt under way. As you can see, in the square where this attack
took place, where the militants came in with grenades and guns and suicide vests and attacked that Starbucks, there are hardly any police right now.
So that gives you a sense that after this attack things have calmed down quite a bit. Now ISIS has claimed responsibility. They have said
that they want to get rid of what they call the Crusader Alliance and drive them from Muslim lands.
We also know that the Jakarta police have announced that they have actually named a suspect, a man they call Baroon Naim (ph), an Indonesian
that they say went to Syria to fight alongside ISIS.
[15:05:01]And they accused him of trying to set up a new ISIS network in Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. This, we're going
to point out is a traffic police booth that was attacked.
It was also one of the targets of this attack that left at least two people dead, civilians, a foreigner, and an Indonesian. And as you can
see, Hala, there are messages of condolences that people have put here, with flowers.
I've been talking to some Indonesians coming here at 2:00 in the morning local time, one young man saying I came here because I wanted to
pray for the victims and prove that we are not afraid of these extremists right now -- Hala.
GORANI: And let me ask you, the death toll is two individuals, five attackers. Was the police and security forces response very quick, does
that explain how they were able to do more damage?
WATSON: I don't think there's a simple answer to that. When you watch some of the video, you see relatively small explosions that were going off
in this square. Indonesia as you have heard in Andrew's report has experienced catastrophic, mass casualty attacks.
Fortunately this was not one of those and it did not also fit the mass casualty numbers that we saw in the Paris attacks, just a few months
So whether it is a result of incompetence of the attackers or the swift work of the Indonesian security forces or perhaps to the fact that
the Indonesian security forces just last month in a run-up to new years were carrying out large scale operations.
And trying to crackdown on security because there were already indicators that there could be plan for some type of a New Year attack.
All of these could have contributed perhaps to the fact that this was not a massive casualty incident.
Even though it was deadly and it has frightened people here and it's the worst attack that Jakarta has seen in six years -- Hala.
GORANI: All right, Ivan Watson, our senior international correspondent, live in Jakarta. Thanks very much.
Indonesians are expressing their solidarity on social media such as #wearenotafraid, #jakartafightback, and #indonesiaunite.
Photos of Jakarta have also popped up on Instagram with inspirational messages such as "Be strong Jakarta" and "Be strong
Indonesia. We saw in the aftermath of the Paris attacks as well. People showing their unity and their support and expressing their grief online.
OK, let's the turn our attention now to something completely different. But a new chapter in a story we have been following for quite
some time. It's another scandal in world sport.
There's been a scathing new report from the world anti-doping agency, claiming that corruption was, quote, "embedded" at the governing
body of world athletics, the IAAF. It says the corruption came right from to the top from the former president there.
But investigator, Dick Pound, had more positive words to the say about the former president's successor, Sebastian Coe.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DICK POUND, CHAIRMAN, WADA COMMISSION: We were careful to point out that the council could not have been aware of the situation, and we hold to
that. But as far as the ability of Lord Coe to remain at the head of the IAAF, I think it's a fabulous opportunity for the IAAF to see this
opportunity and under strong leadership to move forward on this.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
GORANI: Well, let's get the very latest on this report. Patrick Snell joins me now. We remember, of course, that a previous finding implicated
Russian athletics a lot. This particular report, what was the big take away from it.
PATRICK SNELL, CNN WORLD SPORT: Yes, I think what's particularly damaging here, Hala, is the part two of this report. We were promised a certain wow
factor from the Commissioner Dick Pound.
And we got it to some extent, not really I think what most people were focusing on, but what we have got here, is the previous regime, the
one centered under the former IAAF president.
The now 82-year-old Senegalese, (inaudible), as they say, the commission finding him responsible for organizing and enabling the
conspiracy and corruption as it was put by Dick Pound.
It appears to have led to all these athletes, Hala, and officials being bribed to cover up positive doping results. That is utterly shocking
to those who follow and love the sport.
As you said up the top, the report confirming corruption was embedded in track and field's world governing body under the act, and
intriguingly, the IAAF Council could not have been unaware of the state of doping that was going on.
That of course includes the current President Seb Coe Those allegations against (inaudible), they are, as we reported late last year,
under the subject of a French criminal investigation right now.
[15:10:09]Ramifications too for the (inaudible) family as a whole. I'm referring to his son as well. His son, at the end of an Interpol, they
have actually issued a wanted notice for the son, (inaudible). He's a former marketing consultant for the IAAF. He is already banned for life
So it all comes back though in a sense to the current incumbent, the current president of the IAAF, Seb Coe. Let's just remind our viewers,
he's only recently taken the job, of course, it was in August of 2015 that he became the IAAF president.
A great career and of course, himself, a storied athlete, a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Moscow in 1980 and L.A. in 1984. The man as
well who helped oversee a successful London Olympics in England back in 2012.
Of course, he actually came into our studios earlier this week and told our Amanda Davis that he was not worried about any allegations that
were set to be made against him.
On that score he was absolutely right because he got that ringing endorsement of sorts from Dick Pound, Hala. So again, this is a huge day
for the sport of athletics, how the sport will be responding moving forward is intriguing everyone right now.
GORANI: Right. We'll see if then this organization can move forward into a new era. Thanks very much, Patrick Snell.
Still to come tonight, it was a brazen heist that saw millions disappear from jewelry vaults in Central London. It sounded like a movie
script. Today, a jury delivered its verdict in the case and it is very real for those who are involved.
GORANI: All right, it was a heist straight out of a Hollywood film. Thieves targeting vaults in London's jewelry porter grabbing some $20
million in valuables.
Today three men were convicted in court. So that brings to seven the number of people facing hard jail time for, quote, "The biggest
burglary in English legal history," as it's being called. Here's CNN's Phil Black.
PHIL BLACK, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): At a glance, it looks innocuous. A white transit van travels through the back streets of
London at the start of last year's Easter long weekend.
Nearby two men in high visibility vests are on foot. Again on the face of it, unremarkable. But this was the moment caught on security
cameras that a $20 million jewelry heist began to unfold.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was one of the largest burglaries that has ever taken place within London in recent times. It was meticulously planned
over a three-year period.
BLACK: The target, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, in the heart of London's diamond district.
[15:15:05]This video shows how the gang of thieves used a fire escape to come and go from the building over a period of three days, careful to hide
their faces from the camera.
Once inside, they used a lift shaft to access the basement, they cut through metal bars, and drilled through a thick concrete wall to climb into
the vault, where they raided dozens of boxes containing precious stones and valuables.
The thieves casually loaded two wheelie bins into the transit van and drove away, leaving little forensic evidence. In the end investigators
followed data from land lines and mobile phones to a gang led by pension aged highly experienced criminals.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They obviously secured their own pension part.
BLACK: The police began their surveillance operation planting listening devices in their cars and swooped in to make an arrest after the suspects
were seen moving some of the stolen goods.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now (inaudible) they've got away with it and they were talking films being made themselves.
BLACK: Four men fought the charges in court, four others admit they were involved. One insisting he wanted to come clean, showed pleasant where he
hid part of the loot, under a memorial stone in a London cemetery.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They were callous, they had no consideration for those victims of crime whatsoever. Other members actually looked past their
actual age, they were well schooled in relation to criminal activity. Members of the community should look past the glamorization of this crime.
BLACK: Prosecutors say only around one third of the stolen items have been recovered. Around $14 million worth is still missing. Phil Black, CNN,
GORANI: Where are those jewels? All right, well, it was a terrible day for the French car maker, Renault. Its shares crashed at 20 percent
Thursday, they ended up closing down a little more than 10 percent. That's because European investigators are proving automakers over possible
Investors were spooked after French police raided Renault offices looking for indications that the company may have rigged vehicle emissions
just as Volkswagen has done in the past. But Renault says preliminary test and today's searches have not revealed any suspect software in its cars.
Let's get more on Renault and the raids. I'm joined by Paul La Monica. He is in New York. So Paul, Renault is saying we are in the
Yes, indeed, they did come to our factories. They didn't find anything untoward. So why were investors still so freaked out at the close
of trade in Europe? The shares are still down 10 percent.
PAUL R. LA MONICA, CNN MONEY DIGITAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes, 10 percent is obviously a huge drop, but they did bounce very sharply from the lows, as
you mentioned, Hala, they were down more than 20 percent at one point.
I think people were obviously spooked by the news that there was a raid that is never viewed as a good sign for a publicly traded company and
this sounds suspiciously like what Volkswagen has done.
So because Renault is being looked at getting, lumped into that same group with VW, that's understandably causing some concern, I do think,
though, that investors probably have to keep an eye on the situation.
It does appear as if for now, Renault is not the equivalent of Volkswagen, and that even though the investigation may continue, there
isn't any evidence as of yet that this company is in the bad shape that VW is in right now all around the world because of their sentence.
GORANI: And it's not just Renault, Fiat shares were down as well. What's happening there with Fiat?
LA MONICA: Yes, unrelated to the emissions scandal that is really hurting VW and now apparently other European car makers. Fiat Chrysler shares fell
because the company is being sued by some dealers in Illinois.
These dealers are alleging that they were being coerced by Fiat Chrysler, to report better sales than were actually happening. Fiat
Chrysler has been an amazing comeback story since Chrysler went bankrupt.
Fiat took it over, it had 69 months of sales gains in a row in North America, so any thought whatsoever that Fiat Chrysler's momentum may not
necessarily be what it was hyped up to be, that I think is leading to some concerns about that stock.
GORANI: Well, they have set the bar high, you mentioned the number of months in a row of increased sales. Let's talk about overall markets
before I let you go.
Because we had some terrible sessions last week, off the back of some China crashes on the markets there. Today I'm looking quickly at the,
there it is, the DOW is up 2 percent, 300 points higher at 16,469. Overall markets bouncing back, is there a sense that some confidence has returned
to the markets?
LA MONICA: I think a little bit. We have to be careful.
[15:20:09]We have seen rallies like this in the midst of downturns like this before. I don't want to say definitively that the worst is over, but
this is clearly a good sign, especially when you look at how oil prices have stabilized, Exxon and Chevron are leading the Dow today.
And we have also had big results from JPMorgan Chase. A lot of companies next week and the week after that are going to report their
fourth quarter results, give outlooks for 2016.
So hopefully we'll get good report cards from corporate America and maybe that overshadows all the worries about plunging oil prices and a
slowdown in China's economy.
GORANI: All right, Paul La Monica, thanks very much for joining us from New York.
Well, all day it has been the top trending topic on Twitter. It's about one man, the entertainment world is mourning the loss of another
great talent, the British actor, Alan Rickman, has died at 69 after a short battle with cancer.
Rickman was an acclaimed and versatile actor both on the screen and the stage. CNN's Erin McLaughlin has more on Alan Rickman's life and
ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The moment he appeared on screen, it was all there, the flare, the charisma, and the voice.
MCLAUGHLIN: Unmistakably, Alan Rickman, arguably most famous for his portrayal of one of the most iconic characters in the Harry Potter
franchise, Professor Severus Snape. Throughout the series, it was unclear whether the professor was good or evil. Rickman was the only actor who
knew how to play the devious character. The story was revealed to the rest of the world in the final film.
ALAN RICKMAN: Before I started, I rang Jo Rowling and I said you have to tell me something. And she told me one tiny piece of information, which I
swore I would never share with anybody.
MCLAUGHLIN: A native Londoner, his breakout film hole was in "Die Hard's" as Hans Gruber. Rickman won a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Screen Actor's
Guild Award, for his much acclaimed portrayal of "Resbutant (ph)."
MCLAUGHLIN: Performance as the sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves landed him a bath tub.
MCLAUGHLIN: His devilish charm also extended to films like "Love Actually."
RICHARD FITZWILLIAM, FILM CRITIC: He didn't want to be remembered only as a village, he was absolute superb, he could be someone you really would
love to kill, but equally, he would be someone you would be absolutely delighted if he took a shine to you.
MCLAUGHLIN: Accusing his roles, he told CNN --
RICKMAN: I don't ever judge characters that'll playing because then you would be lost.
MCLAUGHLIN: Now the world has lost one of the most versatile and recognizable actors of the screen and stage. Alan Rickman was 69.
GORANI: You're watching the WORLD RIGHT NOW. We'll be right back after a quick break. Stay with us.
GORANI: A European court has ruled that employers can have access to your private messages. Let's get more on the court's decision. I has been
everywhere, on newspaper front pages. Samuel Burke joins me in New York.
So let's explain a little bit what happened here because a European court has ruled that when a company employing a certain individual actually
provided printouts of his chat history, showing he had spent a lot of his time talking to his girlfriend and his family.
[15:25:04]And therefore not working, that somehow they were entitled to do so, even though the employee felt that these messages were private and they
should not have access to them, right? But this sets a precedent (inaudible).
SAMUEL BURKE, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Even though this is the European court of human rights, I have spent the day e-mailing and talking about
this with colleagues like you. So basically this employee in Romanian in 2007 was using both a work Yahoo Messenger as well as a personal one.
But that personal Yahoo Messenger was on his work computer and his bosses were recording those conversations, we don't know how exactly, but
there's always software and many times messengers save logs of your conversation.
Even though he was using the personal one, there was no way for the bosses to know which one was the private one or the personal one. So this
court has ruled that because they didn't though if it was private or personal and it's legitimate for them to check to see if an employee is
doing professional activities during his work hours, they had a right to access his personal messages on Yahoo Messenger.
GORANI: So does this apply to not just desktop computers, not just my work laptop, but let's say a phone issued by my company and I WhatsApp a friend
and I say, what are you doing and let's go to the movies, and things like that or I text for instance a friend.
It is not work related. Can my employer then pull these records and then somehow, you know, access these, what I think are private chats with
BURKE: If your boss has provided you with the computer, with the phone, with the tablet, then according to experts I have talked with who have been
reviewing this case, they have the right to access it.
Let me just put up on the screen what people need to remember. Number one, you already know, your company can read your company e-mail.
If you're using web mail as well, they might be able to access that and read those.
Some messengers save copies of chats on to your computer so if that information is in there then your bosses might have access to that, and
your company could be monitoring your personal accounts with keystroke software.
So even if you're using encrypted apps, for example, some of the software, which you can get online pretty cheap. I found stuff out there
for about $50 that employers and sometimes parents use to spy on their kids.
It's logging everything you type before it ever gets encrypted and then provides people a log of the information on all these types of devices
GORANI: Because apps like WhatsApp are very popular precisely because they are encrypted. I mean, we know -- I mean, frankly if you send anything
sensitive on work e-mail, I think you practically deserve to get caught.
But you assume that if you're sending a WhatsApp you should be safe. Let me present you with another scenario. If you send an e-mail from your
personal Gmail on a work computer, that too is accessible to your employer?
BURKE: If your employee has put this type of software on, it may be recording everything that you're doing. I don't think that this is all
that common actually.
We have been hearing from the heads of human resources departments saying listen, this is done on rare occasions when the company feels
something might be up.
Many times they've told and employee prior to that that we're going to be looking into accounts. We are going to be monitoring. It was more
common on desktop computers. It's a little less common to find this on mobile device.
But absolutely it can happen. And to your point about WhatsApp, that type of encryption, which you hear about all time. We talk about
constantly is to device encryption. It's encrypted between the two points.
When you're just writing and your employer might be looking, might have software that they've installed on your phone, that's just on the
device. It never traveled to another device or it hasn't been encrypted yet.
They may be recording every last letter that you type, and then they can see it long before it's ever encrypted.
GORANI: All right, I think if you want privacy, then you need your own device, that's the conclusion here.
BURKE: Are we going to keep on WhatsApping, Hala?
GORANI: What do we ever say, we are fine. We don't have anything to hide. All right, Samuel, see you later.
Still ahead on the WORLD RIGHT NOW.
GORANI: Fear and death in Indonesia as ISIS militants strike an area popular with westerners. I'll get perspective from a terrorism expert
GORANI: A look at our top stories this hour, ISIS is claiming responsibility for a series of terrorist attacks in Jakarta. Two civilians
were killed and more than 20 others were wounded. Police say at least five attackers besieged a shopping district popular with westerners.
Also among our top stories, a scathing new report accuses key members of world track and field's governing body about knowing about
widespread doping in the sport. The report by the world anti-doping agency says, corruption came right from the top and that there may be criminal
Also the World Health Organization has declared three West African countries officially Ebola free. Some happy news for a change. That ends
the outbreak that killed more than 11,000 West Africans. The WHO warns that three countries remain at risk of possible flare ups or smaller
outbreaks and must therefore remain vigilant.
A French school teacher injured in Wednesday's deadly avalanche at a ski resort now faces charges of involuntary manslaughter. You'll remember
three people were killed including two of the students. The school group was touring an advanced slope that was closed precisely because authorities
said that the avalanche risk was high.
Let's return now to the story dominating our hour, the terrorist attacks that ISIS claims in Indonesia's capital. I'm joined now by
terrorism expert, Sajjan Gohel. He is the international security director for the Asia Pacific Foundation.
It's a part of the world you know very well. So what did you make of this particular attack? It looks as though they were trying some sort
of Paris style attack, it didn't work out that way.
SAJJAN M. GOHEL, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY DIRECTOR, ASIA PACIFIC FOUNDATION: Initially when news broke, that a marauding plot was being executed in
Jakarta, there was concern that it draw very eerie similarities to the Paris attacks.
Fortunately, it didn't turn out that way because the number of fatalities was very low, in fact more terrorists died than civilians or
police personnel, but they did try to copy the tactics and strategies of the Paris attackers.
GORANI: Is that because security forces intervened quickly or incompetent attackers, what was it?
GOHEL: A combination of the two, authorities did seem to be able to react very quickly, they said they had intercepted intelligence over the last few
days that ISIS was plotting something.
And the other aspect is that these terrorists looked quite amateurish. Some of them maybe inspired by ISIS, but it doesn't look like
that they had been directly trained by them at the camps in Syria.
GORANI: But that's kind of a new thing, you know, all these terrorist groups are claiming allegiance to ISIS and they're trying to franchise
themselves out. Is this what's happening in Indonesia now?
GOHEL: We are seeing affiliated groups aligning themselves with ISIS. Remember the very first outfit to swear allegiance to al-Baghdadi, the head
of ISIS, was the group known as MIT, which is based in (inaudible), Indonesia.
[15:35:04]They swore allegiance back in 2014 when ISIS was only beginning to develop an international reputation. So certainly we are seeing more
attacks in more parts of the world inspired by ISIS. Only two days ago, Istanbul, yesterday, Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and now Jakarta.
GORANI: Some of these attackers also make the trip to Syria and then return home as well. It's sort of a similar scenario as what we have seen
in European attacks.
GOHEL: Certainly, a lot of Indonesians have traveled to Syria and Iraq to link up with ISIS, the worries being potential blow back and then returning
to plan attacks, we have also even lone wolves inspired by ISIS.
GORANI: I mean, really whenever when you look at an attack and you have inspiration coming either sort of ideologically or in the form of training
in Syria. Really this problem cannot be solved without solving the problem of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and its physical presence there.
GOHEL: Unfortunately, ISIS has created a very sophisticated message system, which is designed to impact, has created a psychological reaction
amongst its followers around the world.
As long as the infrastructure remains intact in Syria and Iraq, they will continue to promote their propaganda, to provoke, and the argument
with that ISIS continues to illustrate in its online media campaign.
It's if you can't join us in Syria, carry out attacks wherever you are. The worry is we have only gone through half of January, so many plots
have emanated. One wonders what could potentially happen in the next days and weeks.
GORANI: It's very hard to protect yourself against these individual sort of smaller scale attacks. Sajjan Gohel, thanks very much, of the Asia
Pacific Foundation. We appreciate it.
And we have new developments in the investigation into the terror attacks in Paris last November. Police have only now identified a man who
blew himself up during a raid on an apartment in the days after the attack.
Shakib Acru (ph) was a 25-year-old Belgian-Moroccan national, the ring leader of the Paris attacks and his female cousin also died in that
But it's taken them two months, with DNA, that they by the way compared to his mother's DNA to identify this man who is 25-year-old
Turkey is reeling in the wake of a fresh attack two days after a suicide bombing rocked Istanbul's history district. A blast in the
southeast has killed at least five people and wounded 39.
The government says the Kurdistan workers party is the prime suspect. Meanwhile seven more people have been detained in connection with
Tuesday's bombing that killed 10 German tourists.
Ian Lee looks at the challenges now facing Turkey.
IAN LEE, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The plan was simple, good relations with neighbors since the AKP came to power in 2002, they sought a
strong Turkey with regional influence. That all but ended with the Arab uprisings a decade later.
AHMET DAVULOGU, TURKISH PRIME MINISTER (through translator): Istanbul has basically become a city of hope today in the rings of fire in the region.
Now symptoms from the five-year civil war in Syria impact the region, first came the flood of refugees.
Turkey struggles to cope with 2.3 million. ISIS also established itself in the chaos, finding a base to export its terror. A series of
bombings have killed some 130 Turkish citizens since June. The latest attack, a suicide bomber killing 10 German tourists in Istanbul.
SINAN ULGEN, VISITING SCHOLAR, CARNEGIE EUROPE: Imagine two million people, even if 1 percent of that population, we're talking about 20,000
people were to be radicalized, that presents a huge challenge for Turkish security and intelligence.
LEE: Turkey's once good friend, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad turned into a bitter foe. Ankura actively backing rebels seeking to overthrow
Assad. That put the Turks on a collision course with their close friend Russia. Putin sent the military to prop up Assad then Turkey shot down a
Putin lashed out angrily saying that if someone thought that after committing a treacherous war crime, the killing of Russian people it would
be possible to get away with mere restrictions on trade, then they are grossly mistaken.
Trade relations soured. Now leaders in both countries trade accusations. As neighborly relations deteriorated, Turkey was back to
ULGEN: Today we're seeing a new effort to strengthen the relationship with Turkey's traditional partners, which are the members of the western
community, strengthen military alliance with the U.S., in a new dynamic with the European Union.
[15:40:10]LEE: Even a cease fire with the Kurdistan workers party or PKK collapsed. Southeastern Turkey already ravaged by 30 years of conflict,
once again in turmoil. But this time, the fight is in the cities.
Scores have been killed in deadly clashes. Forty eight hours after the attack in Istanbul, a car bomb killed five civilians and one police
officer. The government accuses the PKK although there's been no claim of responsibility.
Turkey, once seen as a regional model, now struggling with the region. Ian Lee, CNN, Istanbul.
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Coming up, anger spreads across Europe after a series of group assaults are blamed on migrants, on women. Germany vows to tighten laws,
but critics worry intolerance will not be far behind. We'll speak to the foreign editor of "Built" newspaper.
GORANI: Hundreds of alleged assaults in multiple European countries. The finger of blame pointing at gangs of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.
The attacks in places like Cologne over New Years have set up a continent wide debate over immigration.
How do you integrate all these waves of refugees so much so that European mayors are set to meet next week on this very issue? Protests
were held in Cologne after hundreds of women said they were attacked on New Year's Eve. The victims say they were targeted by groups of North African
In Sweden, Stockholm police are under fire after they failed to report assault at a music festival. Police memos showed that migrant
youths were behind those attacks.
Let's get more on how these issues are playing in Germany, a country that has taken over the bulk of migrants arriving in Europe.
Julian Reichelt joins me live from Berlin. He is the editor-in- chief of "BILD Digital." So let me ask you a little bit about the mood in Germany now.
When all these hundreds of thousands of refugees were coming into Germany, you felt that there was a positive mood, that Germans were
welcoming these refugees, that they were fleeing war and persecution.
Now I'm seeing in your newspaper, that since New Year's Eve, 63 percent say there are too many migrants in Germany, versus 35 percent who
said the same thing in September. What do you attribute that to?
JULIAN REICHELT, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF "BILD DIGITAL": Well the attacks in Cologne definitely have contributed to this change in atmosphere and the
truth is, the atmosphere here really has changed. People are very critical, people are asking very hard questions.
[15:45:06]And the reason is that politicians, while all those refugees were coming in, never really explained how this is going to affect German life,
how this is going to affect German everyday life, how this is going to affect our society.
That is now catching up with them and they now rapidly have to answer those questions, if they don't want to -- the overall atmosphere to
turn into something -- into something else which will -- may look probably way more unfriendly than it has looked when all this started.
GORANI: Now you wrote an op-ed in the form of what you think Angela Merkel should tell the migrants, the asylum seekers, essentially boiling down to
advice on how to integrate themselves into German culture society, to respect women, et cetera.
Did you feel that Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany has -- what do you think has been left unsaid that she should be saying?
REICHELT: Well, I think we did say a lot about the miserable situations those people were escaping from, those people were coming from, and since I
have covered the war in Syria, I have covered Afghanistan, I have covered Iraq, I know it's all true.
Those people have escaped miserable situations, and we have talked a lot about that. What with we have not talked about, is what are we telling
the people in Germany, how can we assure them that nothing about their way of life will change?
And that's basically what I wrote in that op-ed. That, you know, Angela Merkel should make clear to all those people who have been welcomed
here, who are coming to a country seeking refuge here that there are few things we're going to defend.
And one of them is the right of women to be out in the streets and have a good time, to be out on New Year's Eve without being harassed and
molested by anyone.
That is a position that will be defended and that is something that German politicians should make very, very clear to their electorate.
Otherwise the overall atmosphere may really take a whole different turn.
GORANI: But is the perception that this one million plus group of people just, you know, that culturally, they are sort of not integratable right
now, unless they get some sort of special sort of treatment in order to integrate them into Germany?
I mean, after all we're talking about a few hundred criminals, rapists and aggressors in Cologne and other cities, not the vast majority
of the refugees and asylum seekers.
REICHELT: You're absolutely right there. And I think the overall sentiment in Germany after what we have seen in the past year still is that
we can do this. And, you know, the overall sentiment still is that there's an overwhelming people still committing criminal acts.
We have seen an increase of violent attacks by 70,000 in the last year. We've seen an increase in immigrants by million so the factor is
still very little.
But people do expect an answer from politicians, and also from Angela Merkel, what are we going to clear what our values are and how are
we going to integrate those people into society and I believe that she has to present a plan there.
GORANI: OK. Well, unfortunately, I think the satellite shot is going to go down. We have so much more to talk about. We hope to have you on
another time. Julian Reichelt, the editor-in-chief of "BILD Digital," thanks very much joining us live from Berlin on this story.
This is the World Right Now. Coming up, this year's Oscar nominations are out. Has your favorite film actor, actress made the cut?
We'll check that out for you.
Some lucky Americans are waking up very wealthy after they beat astonishing odds in the $1.5 billion Powerball lottery.
GORANI: Well, millions of people are back at their jobs with long faces after being failing to pick the winning combination in the Powerball
lottery with that staggering eye popping jackpot, $1.6 billion.
Meanwhile, three lucky winners have beaten incredible odds. The tickets were sold in California, Tennessee, and Florida. CNN chief
business correspondent, Christine Romans, has advice for the winners.
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: The $930 million, split three ways, that's $310 million each. Then the tax man comes for his
share. It will be taxed at the highest federal income bracket. That's 39.6 percent.
And that's the cut the winners in Tennessee and Florida will get. They are extra lucky, there is no state income tax there. They'll get $187
million after taxes, right.
The winner in California will likely fork over another 12.3 percent in state income tax for a total of about $149 million. Meanwhile 81 other
people are waking up millionaires this morning.
Practical advice, first hire a tax attorney before you do anything. Then make your big splurge, get it out of your system and then repeat after
me, grow your money, don't spend it all. Grow it.
Put it in a 30-year treasury bond, for example, with an interest of about 2.85 percent. Just the interest on that money, that lump sum, is
$4.2 million a year.
GORANI: All right, and by the way, most people who win the lottery, just blow the money, blow it in like less than three years, I think. So there
you have it. Hold on to it if you can or just go big and blow it all in two years.
Anyway, could this finally be the year that Leonardo DiCaprio gets his Oscar?
GORANI: His film "The Revenants" has been nominated in 12 categories including best picture, best director, and best lead actor for Leonardo
His co-star, Tom Hardy, is also up for the best supporting actor in the same movie. Let's get the low down on the best of the nominations, I'm
joined from Los Angeles by Matthew Bellani. He is the executive editor at the "Hollywood Reporter."
Thanks, Matthew for being with us. So let's talk a little bit about the best actor category. Everyone's saying Leonardo DiCaprio has got this
locked down unless there are some huge surprise. Do you agree?
MATTHEW BELLANI, EXECUTIVE EDITOR, "HOLLYWOOD REPORTER": I do agree and I think there are two factors here, first of all, Leonardo DiCaprio has had
one of the greatest careers in Hollywood history. He started acting a kid. He's made smart choices throughout his career, has been nominated for five
Oscars, had never won.
And this performance, he does everything but beg the academy, what else do I have to do? He's in the cold weather. He's sleeping inside a
horse. He is braving the elements for most of the movie, it's brutal. The only sure thing in this Oscars is I think that he's going to win.
GORANI: OK, now, or he'll become the Susan Lucci of Hollywood. Let's talk about best picture here. We have "The Revenant." We have "Carol," "The
Martian" as well. What are your thoughts on the best picture category?
BELLANI: The best picture category is very interesting, because there is no clear frontrunner. Everything has a weakness. I think a few months
ago, spotlight, which is the tale of the uncovering of Catholic Church abuse, that seemed like the frontrunner.
But then at the Golden Globes, it lost to "The Revenant." I think "The Big Short," which is a very topical film about the financial crisis in
2008, that has a good shot of getting a lot of voters who are very upset and angry about what happened there.
Also "Mad Max," which is a film that virtually swept the, quote/unquote, "below the line categories," the technical categories like
sound and visual effect. That has a chance of winning.
So for the first time in years, I think there are a number of films that can pull out best picture.
GORANI: Now best actress, we have Brea Larson in "Room." I'm particularly happy for Charlotte Rambling. I think it's her first ever Oscar
nomination. I find her to be a phenomenal actress for 45 years.
[15:55:06]Is there a frontrunner there? And Cate Blanchett in "Carol," which I saw, but I don't know if she has a chance here. What do you think?
BELLANI: I think it's very interesting this category because Jennifer Lawrence is a huge star, but I don't think this is her year, I don't think
Joy was received as positively as some of the other movies.
Cate Blanchett won recently so that's probably a knock against her. The momentum has been building behind Brea Larson, who has really been seen
as the discovery of this year, in a film called "Room," which is very difficult to watch.
It's about a woman who is held captive in a small room and has a child with her captor. It's a very difficult performance, but a
She is the favorite, but I would not be surprised if Charlotte Rampling pulls it out. The academy would be honoring her entire career
body of work. She has never won an Oscar, this could be the year.
GORANI: All right, let me ask you a little about the snubs because you look at the 20 nominees for best actress, best actor, best supporting
actor, best supporting actress, they're all white. When you look at the graphic with all the pictures, it's quite remarkable. So there's an
accusation that there's a huge lack of diversity here.
BELLANI: Yes, and this is the second year in a row that this has happened. The academy is really under fire. There were a number of performances from
African-American and black and minority actors that could have been nominated.
Will Smith was fantastic in "Concussion." Samuel L. Jackson in the "Hate Faley" was amazing. None of them was nominated and the thinking is
that -- it's not that the academy is purposely trying to exclude minority actors.
It's just that the voters themselves are largely older, whiter, and more male than the rest of the population, and the movies that they tend to
gravitate towards, and the performances that they enjoy tend to reflect those sensibilities. And the academy has really been trying to diversify
over the years, it hasn't worked so far.
GORANI: It hasn't worked this year as well. We're seeing those criticisms emerge again. Matthew Bellani, the executive editor of the "Hollywood
Reporter." Thanks so much for joining us. And this has been the World Right Now. I'm Hala Gorani. "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" is next.
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