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Turkey Recalls German Ambassador; Blackmail on Facebook; Labor Reform Protests Bring Trains to Halt; The Battle for Fallujah; Saving Yazidis from Sex Slavery; No Cap Set at Latest OPEC Meeting; Rio's Polluted Water. Aired 11:00a-12:00p ET
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[11:00:13] ABDULLAH SHIEM (ph), YAZIDI RESCUER (through translation): There was a wife of an ISIS fighter who gave her a phone and said maybe you
will be able to save yourself.
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ZAIN ASHER, HOST: This man has made it his mission to save as many Yazidi women and children from the ISIS sex trade as possible. Coming up, how
he's trying to stop trafficking one girl at a time.
Also, standstill in France as labor reform protests bring many trains to a halt, an update on the strikes and travel nightmare ahead of Euro 2016.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We started a conversation that turned a little flirty, but I'm pretty sure that this is a scam.
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ASHER: And despite all those red flags, this friend request turned into blackmail. How one man was tricked on Facebook, that's coming up later on
Hello, I'm Zain Asher in for Becky Anderson.
The worst is likely yet to come in the battle for Fallujah. The Iraqi army said it surrounds
the city but that ISIS is resisting. And there is growing concern for tens of thousands of civilians, including children, who are stuck in the middle.
Only a few have managed to escape.
This man, take a look here, is one of them.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): Hunger, murder -- if people want to get out they will kill them. We feared for our lives as we escaped.
550 men got out of the city, not counting families, children and women. Regardless, we're thankful to god.
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ASHER: Really challenging situation there for a lot of civilians.
In the meantime, the Iraqi army says it has cut off all supply lines around the city and this footage, this aerial footage, is said to show an area
that has been recaptured from the terror group on the outskirts of Fallujah.
CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman is in the Iraqi capital. He's in Baghdad for us.
So, Ben, just explain to us what happens to the civilians like people we just heard from, who are trapped in the city, especially when it comes to
access to food and water?
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, they have very little in the way of food or clean water. We're seeing reports that people are
getting by on dry, old dates, in some cases they're grinding date pits to try to make a flour, which they mix with animal feed. The resulting bread
is barely edible, but really that's about all they have.
Whatever food is left in Fallujah, ISIS is basically hoarding for its own fighters and, therefore, people are in increasingly desperate straits.
We've seen video of families managing to escape the city. They're waving white flags. And as you heard from that man before, difficult situation
because of the food and, of course, because of the fighting. Keep in mind, the city is under artillery and air bombardment by the Iraqi forces and
according to the UN, 50,000 civilians still inside, as many as 20,000 of them children, many have been
forced to move into the center of the city to stop them from escaping and also, essentially to serve as human shields for ISIS.
So a dire situation for the people in the city.
Now, there were earlier reports that the Iraqi offensive was being halted because of concerns
about civilian casualties. The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi denying that, saying that operation is going ahead, is on schedule, but
clearly they're running into difficulties with ISIS, resistance and, of course, concern for those civilians has got to play a part in their
ASHER: And when you talk about -- and, Ben, when you talk about resistance from is, just explain to us what are the major specific challenges to the
WEDEMAN: Well, first of all, keep in mind Fallujah has been in the hands of ISIS for the last two-and-a-half years, it was the first major
population center to fall under the group's control. Many of the fighters in Fallujah are from that city, they have experience fighting the Americans
before. They've had all this time to dig tunnels and trenches, lay booby- traps, so they are likely to -- they're already putting up a fight. We saw day before yesterday in the southern end of the edge of the city they did a
four-hour counterattack against the Iraqi army. So that is going to mean that it's going to be bitter, street to street fighting.
And keep in mind that, for instance, when the Iraqi army launched its offensive against Ramadi to liberate it from ISIS, that other major city in
Anbar province, that offensive began on the 25th of November, 2015. It wasn't until the first week of February of this year that all forms of resistance, ambushes and surprise attacks, were brought
to an end.
So we're only 12 days into this offensive and as we're seeing the fighting has been tough. So, this could go on for quite some time.
[11:05:28] ASHER: All right. Ben Wedeman live for us there, thank you so much. Appreciate that.
And the brutality of ISIS knows no bounds. As we have reported the terror group has abducted thousands of women and girls from the Yazidi community
in Iraq and is selling some of them as sex slaves. One man, though, is on a mission to rescue as many captives as he can.
Here's our Arwa Damon with more.
ARWA DAMON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The bidding opens at $9,000. The item for sale, an 11-year-old Yazidi girl,
advertised as beautiful, hard-working, virgin.
The screen grab is one of many that Abdullah Shven (ph) keeps in his phone. He was a trade businessman with trade connections to Syria. When his family
members were among the thousands captured, he began plotting to save them.
ABDULLAH SHIEM (ph), YAZIDI RESCUER (through translation): No government or expert trained us. We learned to do it and gained experience.
DAMON: Now, he has people who troll these ISIS malls on social media chats, looking for any hint of victims' whereabouts.
(on camera): This is one of the sites or the ways that the bartering and trading for some of the Yazidi captives happens. In this particular case,
the girl is being offered up for $10,000.
(voice-over): And that, a location, is a vital clue.
This is video from his most recent rescue, of a woman and her two sons. It took three months to pull off. It's moments like these that make it all
So far, he says, his network has freed 240 Yazidis.
He recruited cigarette smugglers who were sneaking produce in and out of ISIS territory. Sometimes the smugglers helped track the captives down.
Sometimes the captives, like his sister, managed to reach out.
[08:35:40] SHIEM (ph) (through translation): There was a wife of an ISIS fighter, who gave her a phone and said, maybe you will be able to save
DAMON: Abdullah was able to get her out, along with her youngest son, 5- year-old Saif.
SHIEM (ph): When Saif first got out, he was like a wild thing. We couldn't really talk to him. He was still applying to ISIS mentality, that everyone
is the enemy.
DAMON: He is still not entirely recovered from the brainwashing.
SHIEM (ph): (through translation): They put this in their heads that there is nothing better than a gun.
DAMON: It's the older boys going through ISIS indoctrination that Abdullah is most worried about, concerned they're turning into time bombs that will
kill their own people. World powers, he said, have an obligation to save them and the other slaves.
Arwa Damon, CNN, Northern Iraq.
ASHER: And I highly recommend that you tune in this Friday for Arwa Damon's reports on Iraq. She investigates ISIS atrocities and the
suffering of the Yazidi women under the militants' role.
ISIS in Iraq, aires Friday at 4:30 p.m. in London, that's 7:30 p.m. in Abu Dhabi, of course only on CNN.
All right. Turning now to the race for the White House. If you think things have been contentious so far, get ready for the gloves really to
come off when Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump a few hours from now.
The Democratic frontrunner will give a major speech in California, which holds its
primary next week, June 7. She's expected to blast Donald Trump on foreign policy. We know Trump's response when attacked in his own words, he hits
back, quote, ten times harder. But as our Jason Carroll reports, he's not waiting for the first punch to land.
DONALD TRUMP, (R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Hillary Clinton, she lies.
CARROLL: After a day of intense scrutiny over his controversy-ridden Trump University, Donald Trump hurling a barrage of assults against Hillary
TRUMP: Hillary is not a talented person. One of the worst secretaries of state in the history of our country. She is not qualified because she has
CARROLL: Trump trying to get ahead of a Clinton speech today where she criticizes his foreign policy proposals, including one where Trump suggests
arming South Korea and Japan with nuclear weapons.
[11:10:04] TRUMP: They sent me a copy of the speech, and it was such lies about my foreign policy that they said I want Japan to nuke. I want Japan
to get nuclear weapons. Give me a break.
CARROLL: That policy one he's actually called for multiple times.
TRUMP: North Korea has nukes. Japan has a problem with that. They have a big problem with that. Maybe they would, in fact, be better off if they
defend themselves from North Korea.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: With nukes?
TRUMP: Including with nukes, yes.
CARROLL: Clinton unleashing her sharpest attacks yet against the presumptive nominee, relentlessly slamming him as a fraud.
HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: He is trying to scam America the way he scammed all those people at Trump U.
CARROLL: The Democratic frontrunner capitalizing on newly released testimony from former staffers of accusing Trump University of unethical,
misleading, and dishonest conduct, a fraudulent scheme that preyed on the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money.
CLINTON: Trump and his employees took advantage of vulnerable Americans, encouraging them to destroy their financial futures, all while making
promises they knew were false from the beginning. Donald Trump himself is a fraud.
CARROLL: President Obama also bringing the heat against Trump.
BARACK OBAMA, (D) PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: He just says "I'm going to negotiate a better deal." Well, how exactly are you going to night? What
magic and with do you have? And usually the answer is he doesn't have an answer.
CARROLL: Trump, unsurprisingly, vowing to hit back.
TRUMP: He's going to start campaigning. Well, if he campaigns, that means I'm allowed to hit him just like I hit Bill Clinton, I guess, right?
ASHER: And our Jason Carroll joins us live now from Los Angeles. So, Jason, here's what I'm curious about, who exactly is Hillary Clinton trying
to win over with this speech? Is it conservatives who are fearful of Ddonald Trump's foreign policy? I mean, is there a target audience in
CARROLL: I think there is. I think what she's trying to do, Zain, is reach those people who are unsure, those people who are undecided. I
mean, you know here in the States that both of these candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are extremely unpopular. I
mean that's just a fact. And so for many voters, what they're looking to do is take the lesser of two evils.
What Hillary Clinton is trying to do is distinguish herself, saying she is not the lesser of two evils, she is the more experienced and the person
who's going to make the country more safe, especially when it comes to the issues such as foreign policy.
I mean just look at Trump's flip-flop on the issue of South Korea and Japan arming themselves with nuclear weapons. Clinton is going to hit on that
point, she's going to hit on that point very hard. And in fact, let me just read you something very quickly, if I may, this comes from Hillary
Clinton's senior policy adviser who gave some insight into what she's going to be
talking about at her speech in San diego.
He said that Clinton will rebuke a litany of dangerous policies that Trump has espoused ranging
from nuclear proliferation to endorsing war crimes, from denouncing NATO, to banning Muslims.
So what she's trying to is reach those people who are at this point undecided -- Zain.
ASHER: But here's the thing, one major problem that Hillary Clinton has, I think, is that some people in the liberal camp, some of Bernie Sanders'
supporters see her foreign policy views as somewhat hawkish. Obviously, she was for the Iraq War.
How does she avoid alienating those people in the speech?
CARROLL: Well look, I think what she is going to do is, the way not to alienate people like that, is to point out what would you rather have?
Would you rather have her or would you rather have someone like a Donald Trump?
At the end of the day, Bernie Sanders, I mean if you look at the math, I mean, his -- the math to him trying to secure the nomination simply is not
And so what Clinton has to do is, she does have to dance that fine line, she does have to court those Sanders' supporters who are very enthusiastic,
there are many of them, they are young, she is not polling well with young people. They are much more to the left, she is much more centrist. So she is going to have to try to pull those people in
and she does that by pointing out differences between herself and Donald Trump.
ASHER: I'm curious to see and hear Donald Trump's response to her speech. OK, Jason Carroll, live for us there. Thank you very much. Appreciate
CARROLL: You bet.
ASHER: And for you guys at home, be sure to join us later on today for Hillary Clinton's major address on Donald Trump's foreign policy plan.
Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. London time.
All right, some other stories on our radar right now. Suspected al Shabaab gunmen set
off an explosion and stormed a busy hotel in Somalia's capital on Wednesday. At least 13 people were killed. The siege at the Ambassador
Hotel also left dozens of people wounded.
People in the U.S. State of Texas are being warned that more rain is on its way and that means more flooding after the state's wettest month on record.
A flash flood watch will be in effect for all of South Central Texas until Friday morning.
And wildlife officials in Thailand say they will charge three people linked to a Buddhist temple licensed as a tiger sanctuary. The suspects are
caught leaving the temple with pieces of tiger skin and teeth. Charges include smuggling and possessing endangered animal parts.
The OPEC meeting in Vienna has just wrapped up and there are no major breakthroughs to
report because oil ministers failed, yet again, to agree on a production ceiling or a limit in production.
Our CNN Money's John Defterios spoke to Iran's oil minister who had only positive things to say about the meeting and Iran's position in the market.
BJAN ZANGENEH, IRANIAN OIL MINISTER: It was a very constructive meeting, and some discussion without any tension after many months, because of this
atmosphere we could reach many good agreements.
JOHN DEFTERIOS, CNN MONEY: There's no agreement, though, to change the production quota. You were hesitant to do so. Why did you not want to see
a new quota as Iran builds its production today?
ZANGENEH: No, we didn't want -- we didn't expect to change anything about the level of
production in this meeting. And Iran declared its position that return to the previous level of production that we had before sanction and now we
are very close to this level. In May, we have produced more than 3.8 million barrels per day, only crude oil, but some of our friends in OPEC
believe that if it's possible to do something in this meeting, but it was not our expectation.
DEFTERIOS: So, do you feel that Saudi Arabia was trying to force Iran's hand here and agree to a production quota before you got to your pre-
sanction level. Was that really the motivation by Saudi Arabia?
ZANGENEH: I didn't receive any negative signal in this meeting for (inaudible) Saudi Arabia for the level of the Iran production. And in the
last meeting, Saudi Arabai minister -- ex-minister of Saudi Arabia will come to Iran to return to the market and it was very good the return of
Iran to the market has no negative effect in the price and when we were returning to the market the price was good and the price every day was
better than the previous day.
DEFTERIOS: So there was no shock to the market with Iran coming back in.
You're at 3.8 million barrels a day. So, you've added nearly 900,000 barrels in the last six months. By the end of 2016 where do you think you
will be realistically?
ZANGENEH: We are trying to increase it to four.
DEFTERIOS: By the end of the year?
ZANGENEH: In Iranian year.
DEFTERIOS: In the Iranian year, by March of 2017.
DEFTERIOS: OK, so 4 million barrels a day by March 2017. Will those partners in OPEC
accept Iran being that strong as a producer?
ZANGENEH: Yes. This is fair. It's our right. It's our history, culture in the market.
Why should be rejected by others?
ASHER: John Defterios there interviewing Iran's oil minister.
Still to come on Connect the World, Saudi Arabia bets billions on Uber, more on the major new investment and how the ride sharing app is adapting
to local markets. That's next.
[11:21:05] ASHER: All right, ou're watching CNN. And this is Connect the World. I'm Zain Asher. Welcome back to all of you.
The ride sharing powerhouse Uber just got a huge influx of cash from Saudi Arabia. UBer's CEO says the $3.5 billion investment is a, quote, vote of
confidence in the company.
The Middle East is a key growth area for Uber. The company now operates in nine countries region. CNN Money correspondent Alison Kosik joins me live
now from New York.
So, Alison, just explain to us how this particular investment is going to help you Uber's plans to expand across the Middle East?
ALISON KOSIK, CNN MONEY: Zain, this huge cash infusion certainly puts Uber in a position to be able to expand in areas it hasn't yet really gotten a
real foothold in. And you mentioned the Middle East. Yes, it is in the Mideast in a big way. In fact, you look at how many cities, it's in 15
cities the Mideast and North Africa. You compare that to worldwide, Uber is in more than 400 cities, in 69 countries, so the Mideast is one area
where you're going to see a part of the cash infusion go to, to really get -- to really get in there, because there is a lot of competition in the
Mideast as well.
Let's go over some of the details of this deal. As you said, $3.5 billion coming from the investment arm of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian public
investment fund. That means the investment fund will own 5 percent of Uber. So, what does this do? This values Uber at $62.5 billion, making it
the world's most valuable tech start-up.
The investment actually puts the company's total balance sheet at more than $11 billion, that includes cash and debt. And that puts Uber in a really
good position, because it has kind of been bleeding capital in trying to expand -- Zain.
ASHER: What's interesting, Alison, is that -- you know, Saudi Arabiahasn't really been known for venture capital investing. Obviously, they rely
heavily on oil, they need to diversify. Why are they doing this now do you think?
KOSIK: well, you heard the expression timing is everything. Well, in this case timing is really working on Uber's side. You're seeing Uber really
trying to forge close ties with Saudi Arabia at a time that Saudi Arabia is trying to diversify its own economy and reduce its reliance on oil and oil-
Uber also saw a need. Uber says that 80 percent of its customers are actually women. I'm talking about in Saudi Arabia, since women are not
allowed to drive. So Uber seeing a need, Uber seeing a need not just with its customers, but with the country as well.
As you said, Uber called this a vote of confidence in the company noting that Uber also looks forward to partnering with Saudi Arabia on economic
and social reforms as well -- Zain.
ASHER: All right. Alison Kosik, thank you so much for bringing that to us. Appreciate it.
A second day of chaos is unfolding for travelers in France as nearly half of all train services ground to a halt because of strike by rail workers.
Police fired tear gas at the strikers after they rushed on to the tracks. Workers there are angry about proposed changers to labor laws, changes that
apparently would make it easier for companies to hire and fire workers. The government says the reforms are badly needed to
cut high employment which is hovering around about 10.5 percent there in france.
CNN's Erin McLaughlin is where those scenes have been unfolding in La Havre, which is north of Paris.
So, Erin, there have been a lot of disruptions especially when it comes to travel, transportation. I'm just curious how much public support is there
for the ongoing strikes?
ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Zain. First, let me give you a sense of where I'm standing. I'm here at the main rail in La
Havre. You can see behind me there are not many people here, despite the fact that this is rush hour and that's because this train station has been
severely impacted by this strike, only about a third of all rail traffic has been out of here and this morning, of course, that stopped, completely,
hundreds of union members stormed the tracks, they were met by police officers dressed in riot gear. The union
members were throwing firecrackers, the police officers responded with tear gas, eventually that crowd dispersed.
That kind of activity is happening also elsewhere in this city. We were at the Total oil refinery, the largest oil refinery in all of France. The
strike has been going on there for the past two weeks. The refinery completely shut down, workers outside this morning were burning wood,
blocking the entrance to their refinery. And that is kind of activities really largely
responsible for kind of fuel shortages that France has been experiencing. Hundreds of gas stations simply closed across this country.
And then today as well, at the port, the port was completely shut down and that is significant because that is the largest port in all of France for
cargo container ships. Those ships having to be rerouted to countries such as Belgium as well as The Netherlands.
Now, these kinds of scenes really playing out throughout the country in recent weeks, workers protesting legislation that has been introduced by
the government that would essentially make it easier for companies to fire their workers as well as reduce overtime pay.
And it has to be said, in answer to your original question, Zain, the majority of people here in
France, according to opinion polls, are very -- do not rather support that legislation.
ASHER: Right, Erin Mclaughlin live for us there. Obviously, there's only about nine days to go until Euro 2016. We'll see what happens. Appreciate
that. Thank you.
Live from CNN Center this is Connect the World Coming up with water still rising and more rain on the way, is the flooding in Paris about to get much
worse? We are live in the city next.
And then, it's a symbolic vote but could have very, very real consequences. Turkey is furious after German lawmakers declare a century old massacre of
Armenians by Ottoman forces genocide. That's next.
[11:30:23] ASHER: Flash flooding in France and Germany killed at least five people. Many residents in southern Germany were forced to climb on to
their rooftops to escape the deluge. Paris has not been spared either, a flood alert is in place there right now as the river Seine overflows its
Want to get right to the French capital now where our Jim Bittermann is braving the weather for us.
So, Jim, we just got news in, I'm just reading some of our wires for you, French president has
now declared a national state of emergency, and that means that emergency funds will be released
to local authorities.
JIM BITTERMANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Exactly. That's probably going to help people that are suffering from the flooding that's been going
on, particularly in the areas up river from Paris, where the flooding has been extensive, especially in the town of Nemours (ph). Thousands of
people had to be evacuated from their homes and the damage is considerable.
It also should help them from an insurance standpoint they may be able to speed up their claims
being processed a little bit with this declaration by the president that it's a natural catastrophe.
Here in Paris, the Seine has been rising all day long and they've now revised just in the last few minutes here, they revised the figures of what
they think the crest of the Seine will be. They're expecting now six meter crest, that means about 18 feet, little -- actually close to 20 feet above
what the normal level is here. And the last time anybody saw that was back in 1982. It was a little higher than that back in 1982.
But it certainly is one of the kinds of floods that is very rare. They're saying it's kind of rainstorm this kind of perfect storm conditions that
we've been suffering here in France is the kind of thing you see maybe once every 50 years.
So, it is something that people are taking emergency measures about here in Paris. The mayor's office has just been talking about the kind of things
people should be looking out for, like they should be moving things out of their cellars. A lot of people have cellars here, including wine cellars.
And they may want to be moving some of those things to higher ground. The -- there's been at least one
gymnasium in a school here that's been flooded.
So, they're making preparation and plans. They've also warned people to stay away from underground parking garages because floodwaters could back
up there as well.
So, it's a situation that's still very fluid, as you might expect, no pun intended, as the hours go
by here, especially depends on how much more rain comes down -- Zain.
ASHER: So, Jim, what happens to the people whose homes have been damaged, practically washed away by the floods? People who have lost everything?
BITTERMANN: Well they have. I mean it's a very sad story. We've been seeing a lot of reporting this afternoon about people trying to save what
few possessions they have. They've been evacuated from their homes and living -- a lot of people are living in school gymnasiums that seems to be
one of the favorite things the communities are doing in terms of giving people assistance, getting them to these gymnasiums. They're sleeping on
cots. They probably had to be evacuated fairly quickly and could only take a very few possessions with them.
And when they get back into their houses, and they are starting. And some of the head waters of the Seine, in some places, the floodwaters are going
down. And as people get back in they find the destruction is pretty horrific.
There's more than 20,000 homes without electricity and so things like refrigerators pretty much
destroyed by the rising floodwaters and cars under water, going to be difficult to dry out and to restore to working order.
It's a situation that's pretty disastrous, I think, for a lot of people.
ASHER: All right. Jim Bittermann live for us there, thank you so much. Appreciate that.
Turkey is outraged over a vote in the German parliament and says it could seriously affect bilateral ties. German lawmakers approved a resolution
today that declares a 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces genocide.
Turkey wasted no time in recalling its ambassador to Berlin, is slamming the vote as a historic mistake. The controversy may be a century old but
this vote could have some very, very real consequences. Turkey is currently playing a critical role in the stemming -- stemming the flow of
migrants to Europe.
I want to get more now from Julian Reichelt who is Berlin. He the editor- in-chief of Bild online, which is a German language news site.
So, just explain to us -- I mean, we know that this vote is purely symbolic, but what sort of
consequences, what sort of ramifications could this vote have in terms of the relationship between Germany and Turkey?
JULIAN REICHELT, BILD ONLINE: Well, Zain, from what we're seeing right now it could have serious consequences. Turkey, as you have mentioned, has
recalled its ambassador from Berlin immediately after the vote in our parliament, and there is this whole deal about the refugee situation on the
table still being negotiated with Turkey.
And what many people are expecting now is that Turkey may go back to renegotiating the
deal or taking it off the table entirely, which would create a new flow of refugees to Germany and that would mean serious trouble for Chancellor
ASHER: So, given the fact that Germany needs Turkey because of the migrant crisis, because of the migrant deal, why is this vote taking place now?
What prompted this vote?
REICHELT: Well, it was scheduled weeks or months ago. It was brought into parliament not by the administration but a broad coalition of different
factions in parliament, also by Merkel's (inaudible), but it was again a coalition of all parties in parliament bringing this to a vote. And it
basically deals not only with a chapter of Turkish history but also with a chapter of German history which was allied with the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
So, I think Germany here, or the German parliament, wanted to make a point that Germany, the German parliament is addressing history, is calling
history what it is, and basically is asking Turkey to do the same and deal with its history.
ASHER: So this is a tricky situation, though, for Angela Merkel. She did not attend the vote but she was obviously crucial in orchestrating the
migrant deal between Germany and Turkey. What does she do now? How does she handle this?
REICHELT: Well, that will be the important question of the next hours and next days. She did not attend the vote. She had other meetings today,
meetings that were not really convincing. It kind of seemed as an excuse not to attend this. Probably she wanted to send a symbol, a signal to the
Turkish government, although from what we hear, she basically is supporting the
wording of this resolution.
What she can could now is basically damage control. She can try to keep this deal alive in her personal relation with President Erdogan, but that
will be tough for her because it doesn't seem that recalling the ambassador will be the last thing Turkey does. It seems the Turkish government
is really furious and it seems very likely that they will take further steps to escalate this diplomatic crisis.
ASHER: So, when you say further steps, I mean what do you mean by that? Do you think they're going to go back on the deal?
REICHELT: Further steps would definitely mean renegotiating this deal, either getting more out of this deal or taking this deal entirely off the
table, because they know that they have leverage over the Merkel administration and everyone has warned Chancellor Merkel that this is
exactly what may happen if you deal with the regime like the Turkish administration in that way.
If, you know, if you put your own destiny in their hands they do realize that they have leverage over you and they will use it at their convenience
and that is what most people in Berlin are expecting right now.
ASHER: Well you say leverage, but Turkey is benefiting from this deal too. They're going to get possibly visa-free travel throughout Europe and also
billions of euros as well. So, would it make sense for them to go back on that deal?
REICHELT: Well, the question always is, who needs it more. And Turkey has done -- one has to say Turkey has done a fine job dealing with the refugee
crisis over the past years without the deal. So, I think they have the more feasible fallback position. Merkel doesn't really have that in this
deal. She needs this deal to basically close down this route otherwise people will start streaming again from Turkey to Greece and into Europe
Turkey knows that they benefit from this deal, but they can live without it. And if you look at who can live without this deal, it's definitely
Turkey, it's not Merkel. Merkel urgently and almost desperately needs this deal. So, the leverage I think is clearly on the Turkish side.
ASHER: And as you mentioned, Turkey's last step is probably not going to be just recalling the ambassador, there's probably more to this story in
the coming days and weeks. OK, Julian Reichelt, thank you so much. Appreciate that.
REICHELT: thank you very much.
ASHER: And just a bit of background for you, the conflict between Armenia and Turkey dates backs to the rise of Armenian nationalism and a declining
Ottoman empire, which is now modern-day Turkey. Way back in 1915, 100 years ago, the Ottoman government ordered the deportation of hundreds of
thousands of Armenians from eastern Anatolia (ph) in the central part of the country. Armenia says 1.5 million Armenians were massacred. It
classified the event as genocide and has urged other nations to do the same.
Turkey says hundreds of thousands of Armenians died, not millions, that's what they're saying. And there was no sort of systemic killing. It says
it happened during wartime and there was famine and disease that also played a part as well.
But the conflict, though, does not end there. In the 1990s when Armenia and Azerbaijan were at war over their borders, Turkey sided with
Azerbaijan. It also broke off diplomatic relations with Armenia. Talks to normalize relations have been off and on again for several years.
And much of France may soon come to a halt as more workers from different industries join
nationwide strikes over labor reforms. That could turn the Euro 2016 championship into logistical nightmare when it starts next week. That's
not the only competition facing a crisis before it even begins, the Olympics in Rio, set to begin in just over 60 days, has been faced with a
number of issues, this time it's the dirty waters in Rio that are cause for concern.
Here's our Ivan Watson with more.
IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Athletes training for peak performance. Members of the German Olympic sailing team
preparing for what will be the first Olympic female competition in this class of sailboat. On the surface, the view off the coast of the Olympic
host city, Rio de Janeiro, pretty spectacular. But the sailors are trying hard to stay out of the water.
ANIKA LORENZ, GERMAN OLYMPIC SAILOR: We don't want to swim in it.
WATSON: They say the bay here is terribly polluted.
(on camera): You hit garbage out here?
VICTORIA JURCZOK, GERMAN OLYMPIC SAILOR: Yes.
WATSON: What kind of garbage?
LORENZ: A lot of plastic bags. But training partners of us also hit a chair or some wood.
WATSON (voice-over): This is the kind of stuff they're talking about.
(on camera): Look at this trail of garbage, flip-flops, tennis shoes, blocks of wood on the surface of the bay, very close to where the sailors
and athletes are training.
(voice-over): Rio has been struggling with its notoriously polluted waters for decades.
We caught up with the city's mayor at the opening of a brand-new sewage treatment plan. It claims to provide modern services to hundreds of
thousands of residents of Rio for the very first time.
(on camera): Do you think the water will be safe for the Olympic athletes?
EDUARDO PAES, MAYOR OF RIO DE JANEIRO: Yes. We had, first thing, because where in Guanabara Bay the sailing is going to happen, it's the cleanest
area of the bay, it's the entrance of Guanabara Bay.
WATSON (voice-over): But people who make a living in Rio's waters disagree with the mayor. We don't get far in Felipe Fernandez's (ph) boat before the
motor stalls, the propeller tangled in a plastic bag. Travel a little further and we find this.
(on camera): It smells awful here. And not just like mud at low tide, but something far more toxic. And the fishermen we're with say this is
basically raw sewage that has washed down out of the city. WATSON (voice- over): The untreated waste of millions of Rio's residents that do not have modern sanitation. It all drains into canals like this, where local
fishermen moor their boats.
(on camera): How is the fishing?
"We don't fish here," he says.
"Look at Rio now," he tells me. "We will host the Olympics. But we don't even have a basic sewage system."
The pollution here, one of the sad realities facing residents and now athletes at the upcoming Olympics.
But these German sailors say they're willing to risk these dirty waters for their shot at Olympic glory.
Ivan Watson, CNN, Rio de Janeiro.
ASHER: You're watching Connect the World. Still to come, a cautionary tale about adding your friend or friends of friends on Facebook. The
latest in our unhackable series, that's coming up.
And his tomb been a fascination for nearly a century. Now scientists say there's something peculiar about one of King Tut's daggers. That's next.
[11:46:27] ASHER: You're watching CNN. And this is Connect the World. I'm Zain Asher. Welcome back.
Facebook, as we all know, is a good way to catch up with friends or friends of friends but are you sure they are exactly who they say they are? As
part of our unhackable series, Laurie Segall has a cautionary tale, one that started with a flirtatious conversation and ended up in blackmail.
LAURIE SEGALL, CNN MONEY: So, this interview is like different than other interviews I've done because like I have seen your penis via the internet.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. Quite a few people have.
SEGALL: That's how the story ends, but it started with a friend request on Facebook.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I get a friend request from this really beautiful women with like three mutual friends in common that I had known from high school.
She had gone to a high school very similar to mine and normally I won't just accept a random friend request, but the mutual friends and the high
school connection made me feel like maybe we had met each other in the past.
SEGALL: All those friends in common were actually there to manipulate him. In hacker speak, he was about to be socially engineered.
Social engineering, when a hacker tricks a person into doing something they ordinarily wouldn't. In this case, the person targeting him friended his
friends to appear less random. The move was meant to build trust. What happened next is the reason he won't show his face.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And we started a conversation that turns a little flirty, but I'm pretty sure that this is a scam at this point.
SEGALL: And you're like very web savvy, you work in the digital world. So, this is not something -- you are not someone who you think would be
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We move to Skype. The conversation gets even more flirty and it progresses into me also taking off my clothes and she took
off her clothes and she's typing her responses.
SEGALL: She's typing responses, not speaking. That probably should have been a red flag, but he kept going.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She closes out the chat, goes back to Facebook message and copies and pastes the URLs to every one of my Facebook friends and then
follows that up by saying, so I have a video of you with a screen shot of me in a pretty compromising position.
SEGALL: God, what goes through your head?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Kind of that like that moment of realization, oh yeah, OK, it was too good to be true.
She goes ahead and says, well, you know, you're going to have to pay me $1,500, otherwise I'm
going to send this out to all of your friends and family. And I said, $1,500 seems really steep. I will give you 50.
SEGALL: He didn't win the negotiation. The hacker created a Facebook account using a fake name, friended dozens of his colleagues, friends, even
his grandparents and then posted the video for everyone to see.
This horror story isn't unique. Web cam extortion rings have popped up in Asia and Africa. New research estimates there have been more than 3,000
sex extortion cases in the United States. While this particular victim is speaking out, not all victims share a similar perspective.
A few years ago a teenager in Scotland committed suicide following a similar hoax.
Did you ever think about trying to go to law enforcement?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I did. But at that point I just kind of wanted to move on. You know, damage done, reputation bruised but not broken.
SEGALL: So we tried to find the criminal behind this one.
We're trying to get in touch with you.
Her Skype name is Ladydancer and you might have guessed this, but she's probably not real, an image search showed the same photo attached to many
other names, one of them was accused of the same kind of crime in the Middle East.
But Ladydancer, still online.
We tried to get in touch.
Ladydancer has just got back to us. She says, do I know you?
Feel guilty over this.
Oh. FU, hee-hee.
That's about all she was willing to say.
Facebook said this type of harassment is rare and they have a zero tolerance policy for it. The
site offers reporting tools for people being blackmailed.
[11:50:38] UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To the credit of Facebook and my friends who were not evil people, they all reported the profile and within maybe 20
minutes, that page was down and the account that she had used was disabled, deleted.
SEGALL: What message do you have for the person that did this now.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I would say that you're a real (EXPLETIVE DELETED) hole. You profit off of other people's misery. You are a real bad dude
and I hope you step on a Lego barefoot.
ASHER: Wow, that really makes you think next time you get that friend request, think twice.
That was -- that report from Laurie Segall was one in a series called unhackable. You can see more reports like that on the CNN Money website.
That's, of course, at CNNmoney.com.
Coming up, a new discovery about King Tut's dagger that is out of this world. We'll explain in a few minutes.
And after nearly a week, still no sign of a Japanese boy who was left in a forest. We'll have the latest on the search coming up next.
ASHER: All right, you're watching CNN. And this is Connect the World. I'm Zain Asher. Welcome back.
It's been almost a week since a young boy went missing in northern Japan. So far there is no trace of him and officials are saying they will be
downsizing the search party on Friday.
Here's our Kristie Lu Stout with more.
KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Mmarching into the forest, members of Japan's military join a desperate search for signs of
life. The hunt for 7 year old Yamata Tanuka (ph) began on Saturday when he went missing in a remote part of Hokkaido in northern Japan. His parents
told police they left him alone by the side of the road as punishment for throwing rocks at other cars and passersby. They said when they returned a
short time later, he was gone.
A search and rescue team of nearly 200 people, including dozens of Japan's self-defense force members, have been plowing through the forest to scour
every inch for evidence of what happened to the boy.
Officials say he could have wandered into the forest, but they're also considering the possibility that someone picked him up from the side of the
But as the search nears a full week with no leads on his whereabouts, officials say they are scaling down the rescue teams by up to half, but
they say they will continue searching without losing hope.
Kristie Lu Stout, CNN.
ASHER: And the Connect the World team is always looking at many more stories than we can fit into the show. We only have one hour and we have
to jam in stories from all around the world. If you want to check out the other things we are following, just head over to our Facebook page, that's
at Facebook.com/CNNConnect and you also can get in touch with me directly on Twitter. Tweet me @zainasher. I will always try and write you back.
And in today's Parting Shots we take you to Egypt's valley of the kings. King Tut's tomb has caught fascinations since it was discovered nearly a
century ago, not least two daggers that were found with his mummified remains. Now, scientists say one was made from a meteorite.
ASHER: I'm Zain Asher, that was Connect the world. Thank you so much for watching. Have a great night.