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[11:00:18] BECKY ANDERSON, CONNECT THE WORLD, CNN: Hold up they may want to press pause on the Partying. The results are not even in yet. And
Turkey, Iran, Iraq, all threatening to crush the Kurds if they keep going, pushing towards going independent. Every side of that story is next.
Grateful to be alive. That is about all many in Puerto Rico have left. Their lives, after the massive hurricane swept much of the island away. We
are there for you this hour.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Won't you join me?
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ANDERSON: Why? Since you asked, yes, yes, we will. Some of Audrey Hepburn's personal treasures go to auctions.
A very warm welcome. This is "Connect the World." I am Becky Anderson. We are in Abu Dhabi for you, it's just after 7:00 in the evening here. It's
all on the table, strong words from Turkish President Erdogan this Tuesday threatening military action and economic sanctions if the Iraqi Kurdish
government does not step back from independence plans or, as he puts it, an adventure with a dark ending. And he is not alone, Baghdad is also lived
over the vote precisely what states like Turkey and Iran are worried about. Kurds across the border in Syria and Iran celebrating the vote in a region
already dealing with crippling conflict and economic turmoil. The last thing regional powers want is a destabilizing geopolitical domino effect.
Nima Elbagir in Erbil in Iraqi and she joins us now a huge turnout for this referendum and the likelihood, many analyst say is that we'll get a
resounding yes. When doe get a result?
NIMA ELBAGIR, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The hope that the electoral commission has is that 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, so within the
72-hour marked they'll have the final result. But they said, given the outpour, the motion is that they are hoping to be able to deliver to the
Kurdish people a result even sooner than that. They say they know how much is riding on this. There really is a sense of unrepentance about this,
Becky. That is because the geopolitical reality on the ground is that the Kurds do hold many of the cards in spite of the fact that both Baghdad and
Turkey according to the consequences, economic consequences. Government in Iraq calling for a boycott of Kurdish oil exports. The reality is, given
that the pivotal role that they've played fight against ISIS and given that the key -- one of the few key remaining ISIS strongholds is currently under
attack and they really can't take, that on without the Kurds at least allowing access through their territory, the Kurds feel that for the time
being, at least, they're on safe ground to try and push this through. To what end? As you say, Baghdad has said that this referendum is illegal and
unconstitutional and, therefore, no basis for conversation or dialogue, Becky.
ANDERSON: Treachery is what the Turkish president calls this vote. The question is, what sort of response should we expect given that there is
this concern of a domino effect, of Kurds across the region being emboldened by this Iraqi Kurdish vote? Erdogan threatening to turn off the
taps on the pipeline the Kurds rely on to export their oil. One influential Iraqi lawmaker told me Iraq will use force to maintain the
unity and sovereignty of Iraq. We have seen a buildup of military action on the border with Iran. What sort of response might we expect at this
ELBAGIR: The hope is that, given how much is at stake and the concern that ISIS could exploit any instability to reverse those coalition gains, the
hope is that the international community will step in and cooler heads will prevail. It really does feel like we are the, in this ever-higher stake
game of chicken at the moment.
[11:05:02] The reality is that the Turks themselves probably can ill-afford to turn off the taps on Kurdish oil and that the Iraqi government is
actually playing with that much in its own deck of cards, Becky, whereas, the Kurds know that they are key bulwark against ISIS and continue to be
so. The Turks are - well, they are not taking any prisoners at the moment, are they? They've come across the border to stage attacks against the
Kurdish militant group, the Turkish militant groups, and the PKK positions inside the north of Iraq. They really want to back up their words with a
show of real seriousness here. But as far as the Kurds are concerned, Becky, they do think that right now they are too crucial to the anti-ISIS
effort to really be placed too much into a corner, and that is what they are banking on, but the reality is that, at the moment this is just very,
very difficult to predict.
ANDERSON: Fascinating times. And problematic times, it seems. All right. Nima always a pleasure thank you for that. In the wake of hurricane Maria,
millions of people are still without power communications or running water in Puerto Rico. Nearly a week after the storm, the extent of the
destruction is even visible from the sky. Have a look at this. These before and after satellite images, pockets of light in the dark. Those
white dots that is what the island used to look like at night. But now black. The entire power grid, gone, effectively. The situation on the
ground, well, it isn't a better. CNN's Leyla Santiago travelled to some, towns where help is yet to arrive. This is what she found.
LEYLA SANTIAGO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This woman doesn't even know who am, but I am the first person she has seen land here since hurricane Maria
battered the island. The floods, the debris, lack of power, all making already hard to get to areas even tougher to reach. Even FEMA hast set
foot in some parts of Puerto Rico. We took a chopper from San Juan to remote areas largely unseen, like a small town next to the Guajataca Dam on
the northwest part of the island. The dam has been breached and this government has ordered 75,000 nearby residents to evacuate. Nearby I have
met such emotion that people starving for assistance. If something happens to that dam it could be just as bad as the hurricane itself.
Communications are so poor, many are asking us to send messages to their families. From the air, you can see why. More than 3 million U.S.
citizens could remain in the dark for months. This is the problem. This is why Puerto Rico, 100 percent of the island, doesn't have power right
now. Granted, the infrastructure was vulnerable before Maria passed by, but you could see, with these power line down what the challenges is.
They're completely collapsed. Heading further inland, the death toll is among the highest here. This is where we meet 56-year-old Rosario. She is
diabetic just had surgery, and he is unemployed and now he doesn't have a home either.
This is what Maria did to her home. Water spewing from every corner. By now, she thought help would have arrived, it haven't. She is hopeful that
someone will help her. To be able to rebuild this. Flying south to even more remote areas, the roads are blocked, forcing us to find another way to
get to this home. Coffee growers tell us the problem here is food. Most of what they have left had gone bad. He says you work and work and work,
and it's for nothing because he has lost everything. A common theme on an island of 3.4 million U.S. citizens, now waiting and hoping that help is on
We're happy to report that we were able to reach out to people in New Jersey to let them know about their family in one of the towns that we
visited there. As we promised we communicated their message and their family in New Jersey said that they had not slept in days waiting to hear
how they were doing. As for the government, we asked them why they have not been able to get to those remote areas. They continue to say that the
roads are a challenge, but they are also now calling on the U.S. Congress to develop an aids package that is flexible with money and time. Leyla
Santiago, CNN, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
[11:10:09] ANDERSON: This just been to CNN. Trump has just spoken about going to the island next week. Let's listen in.
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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Whether or not that point is now or will it be shortly thereafter. But we are disappointed in certain
so-called Republicans. Puerto Rico needs a lot of money. I am going to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, scheduled a trip. It's the earliest I can go
because of the first responders. We don't want to disrupt the relief efforts, you know. We are going through lot. The mayor of San Juan was
generous and very nice this morning, thanking us for the great job we've done with FEMA, that we really got to - we have worked very, very hard in
Puerto Rico. It's very tough, because it's an island. In Texas we can ship the trucks out there and do -- we have gotten a plus on Texas and
Florida. We will also on Puerto Rico, but the difference is this is an island sitting in the middle of a big ocean. It's a very big ocean. And
it -- we're doing a really good job. I want to I want to go there, Tuesday seems to be the first time we can do without really disrupting first
responders and the efforts being made to help people. We have shipped massive amounts of food, water and supplies to Puerto Rico, and we are
continuing to do it on an hourly basis. But that island was hit as hard as you could hit, when you see 200-mile-an-hour winds, even Texas didn't have
200-mile-an-hour winds, right? When you see 200 miles, -- even more than that, 200-mile-an-hour winds hitting a place and literally houses were just
demolished. It was like tornadoes. The winds. So we have never seen it. Actually touched down as a category 5. People have never seen anything
like that. And it was dead center. I mean, you couldn't be any more. Don't forget, a week before it was hit by another hurricane. That one
brushed it, but that did tremendous damage too. So Puerto Rico has tremendous problems with floods and with damage and collapse. I mean, we
are still looking for people. We are still looking for people. I am going to be going there on Tuesday, and I may also stop at the Virgin Islands.
The governor there has done a terrific job and he has been devastated but has been a terrific job and he has been generous with what he said about
the relief effort, the FEMA, folks had work so hard. We thought, after Texas, they could take a little bit of a rest, FEMA. What they have done
is incredible. So they go from Texas to Florida, they happened to stop at Louisiana in between. And now Puerto Rico gets hit. But they have been
there and they have been doing a really good job. I will be there on Tuesday and perhaps some of you will be with me.
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ANDERSON: Mr. Trump there talking about an upcoming visit to hurricane ravage Puerto Rico. More than 3.3 million U.S. Citizens call the island
home. For some perspective on just how many people are impacted. And you saw the pictures from Leyla's report it's devastated. Have a look at this
map. Puerto Rico has more people than any of those highlighted states on mainland U.S. More than Iowa or than Mississippi, or Hawaii, I could go on
in fact because its population is bigger than 21 U.S. States my colleague Rafael Romo joins me now from the island capital San Juan. From your
perspective, just describe what you are seeing and experiencing.
RAFAEL ROMO, CNN CORREPONDENT: Becky, this is a natural disaster greater than any other the island has seen and recorded on history. You see the
consequences of hurricane Maria and hurricane Irma two weeks before that everywhere here on the island. Not only in terms of distribution of food
and water but also the entire island remains without power. Just a few moments ago CNN was able to confirm with the mayor of San Juan another
tragic consequence that is resulting from this catastrophe. Two patients at a hospital in San Juan have died, because the equipment in the intensive
care unit where they wore was not operational due to lack of diesel. Since there is no power, a lot of hospitals are relying on power generators.
They ran out of diesel and these patients, unfortunately, were not to be able to be kept alive. This is just a very, very tragic situation. I was
also able to talk to an 86-year old woman whose kitchen exploded. And this is because a natural gas line feeding her house broke during the hurricane,
and that created a situation where gas accumulated in her kitchen and created an explosion.
[11:15:10] She suffered severe burns to her legs. I also spoke with a young man whose -- the front door of his house was blown open by the
hurricane and he almost suffered a broken arm, just to give you an idea of the kind of situation that people are experiencing here, also, there is no
official number of people injured. How the communication problems are affecting, how aid is being extend to different parts of the island. A
very dire situation for 3.4 million people here on the island of Puerto Rico, which is many of our international viewers know this, Becky Anderson,
a U.S. Territory.
ANDERSON: Absolutely. All right. Thank you for that. The images just tell the story, don't they? Rafael Romo is in San Juan for you. Leyla
there in some of the more inaccessible parts of the island.
With such scene of destruction and hopelessness it is understandable that you may be asking what you can do to help. Here is a way. Go to
CNN.com/impact. Donate to the charities that, have vetted or indeed if you are anywhere, where you think you have access to volunteering your time,
then you do that too there.
Well, Donald Trump, it seems, I starting to look like the fire President he has plenty of fires to put out. Puerto Rico just one of them. Let's get
more from Joe Johns who is live from the White House. We have just heard Donald Trump announcing that he will be in Puerto Rico next Tuesday. Says
it is the first time he can get out there without getting in the way of first responders. He has got an awful lot more on his plate this week
ahead of that trip, hasn't he?
JOE JOHNS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: He certainly does and it has been the practice of the President now with these hurricanes occurring on the
mainland United States to go to places where he would not interfere with the work of the first responders. He said the earliest he could get out
would be next Tuesday. He also indicated that he may, hey, visit the United States Virgin Islands. Also extraordinarily hard hit by hurricane
Maria. He talked a bit about the power of the winds. He has also exchanged some messages on twitter, including a message with the mayor of
San Juan, telling her in part, we are working hard. Food and water there are on the way. So the President today making a concerted effort to appear
very engaged on the issue of Puerto Rico. This while, he deals with a variety of others issues here in Washington. In the meeting you saw in the
video a few minutes ago, he was meeting with the house ways and means committee, the tax-writing committee, to talk about his tax reform. Which
he needs to get under way very soon on Capitol Hill. His health care reform bill is up against a wall, if you will, on Capitol Hill. Third
Republican Senator indicating that she's opposed to that bill. And then you have the issue of the President's NFL tweets, Becky.
ANDERSON: Of course, that is the context to this week, isn't it? He has spent the last three days about NFL players who kneel during the national
ant getting involved in what many people are calling a culture war. He say he is perfectly happy it seems, with the way that, that is going.
JOHNS: Plays very well to his base, the people out there love it. In fact, he started talking about this in Alabama, a place where he is very
much loved, and it's called Trump country, if you will. And ever since then, the President has been tweeting on a daily basis about NFL players
and the issue of whether they ought to be engaging in a protest by kneeling during the playing of the Star Spangle Banner, United States t, national
anthem. This has cause, obviously, a great deal of controversy in this country. But he continue to do it because he knows it's paying off, at
least with his base. His critics, of course, have been asking again and again whether the President has his priorities mixed up, given especially
the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. So now some more attempts to show that he can do more than one thing at time, if you will.
[11:20:04] ANDERSON: Mr. Johns, always a pleasure. Out of the White House for you. On the spot, Joe Johns, your correspondent on the wider story.
What a busy show. Thank you, Joe. There is a lot more headline like this deadly attack on Israeli security forces in the west bank. We are live
from Jerusalem with the details on that. And a war of words. Tension between North Korea and the U.S. higher than ever. We have the latest on
that coming up.
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TRUMP: It's something that I think is frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years, but we need two willing parties. We
believe Israel is willing, we believe you are willing. And if you're both are willing, we're going to make a deal.
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ANDERSON: U.S. President Donald Trump back in May talking about making a quick deal to bring peace to the Middle East. Well, we are not exactly
seeing the results yet, or even any progress to speak of, to be quite honest. This hour we are tracking violence in the Middle East. Israeli
police say a Palestinian man shot and killed three Israelis. Crossing between Israel and the west bank. They say, the attacker came to the back
of a Jewish settlement, and opened fire on security forces. Two security guard and a border policeman were killed. CNN's Ian Lee was at the scene
of the shooting earlier and he joins us from the bureau in Jerusalem. What did you witness and what's been the fallout?
IAN LEE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: When we were there we saw the gate, and the area where the Palestinian workers come into this settlement. This is an
area where you do have a lot of Palestinian workers, day laborers, who come in ranging from cleaners to handymen to construction workers. They work
and they live. Security forces saw this one man. He looked suspicious, he was at the end of the line after everyone went through. They went to
engage him and that is when he pulled out that pistol and killed those three people. They returned fire to kill him. This is -- this day labor,
though, is quite common here. You have thousands of Palestinians who cross over into either settlements or Israeli communities to work for the day,
then go back and in the aftermath of this, we had heard from the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. He said, while this investigation continues,
he knows three things for sure. First, that the home of this Palestrina man will be destroyed, that that town will be on lockdown as long as they
need to, to investigate, and, tree, the relatives of the family member, the relatives of the man who was killed, who carried out this attack, they will
have their work permits revoked as well.
[11:25:00] This is a typical response that we see from the government here. Also calling out the Palestinian authority for what the Israeli government
says is incitement and puts blame on them, though we haven't really heard from the Palestinian authority about this incident. We did hear from
Hamas. Hamas appraised it as they usually do after such an attack, calling this person a martyr and a hero, saying that his actions were a result of
the ongoing occupation here. But he -- Hamas didn't claim responsibility for it. And a well, the Israeli authorities say they believe that this was
a lone-wolf attack, Becky.
ANDERSON: Ian lee reporting for you from Jerusalem this evening.
North Korea. The U.S. has declared war on us, the United States. No, we haven't. That is where things stand right now in the increasing hostile
back and forth between the two. A South Korean official now tells CNN North Korea is moving aircraft and beefing up its military presence along
the east coast. A defense against U.S. bombers like these. Along that coast while over international waters, but North Korea says it has the
right to shoot those American planes down. Have to say, tensions are so high some fear war may accidentally break out. CNN Paula Hancocks has
PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A dangerous game of chicken, as two nuclear armed leaders threaten to destroy the other. The war of words
between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is beginning to shake even the most steady of nerves. Recently Trump has
rolled out a new nickname for the North Korea leader, Rocket man.
Kang Meung-go is a member of the elite in North Korea. He worries that Mr. Trump crossed a line by getting personal with Kim Jong-un. Sparking the
first ever direct response from the North Korean leader pledging Trump with pay dearly for threatening his country.
Kim Jong-un is a god-like figure, he says and if the God-like figure such thing to the U.S., it won't just stay at words, it needs to be put into
action. That is what makes this situation serious. After a Trump tweet over the weekend that the north says it interprets as a U.S. declaration of
war, the foreign minister (inaudible) said Monday, North Korea is now within its rights to shoot down U.S. Bombers even if they're not in their
airspace. On Saturday U.S. B-1 Bombers flew further north of the DMZ than any other time this century.
The show of force that spark a propaganda video on a North Korean website with crude edits to show the U.S. bombers being destroyed. The video
claimed to be posted by an officer KDA, the North Korea Military, some defectors have joined forces to show Mr. Trump they support his hardline
stance on North Korea, at a recent protest they pledged to join a war of liberation to eliminate Kim Jong-un. The hatred for the leader of their
home country is hard to miss. This defector activist tells me. South Korea tried to talk. And Pyongyang did another nuclear test, so we have no
choice but to physically fight. The vast majority in the region, peace, security, de-escalation, before words spill over into something else.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Once you provoke, if you de-escalate, you're worried about losing face. And so Unites States is backing itself into a corner
here. The North Koreans can stay in that corner. They've lived in that corner for 70 years.
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HANCOCKS: For now, the insults are flying the threats are fresh. As the world wait for either Trump or Kim to blink. Paula Hancock. CNN, Seoul.
ANDERSON: Two leaders exchanging threats and provocation, troubling words might that might cause the most tragic of events. An accidental war nobody
wants. You can find more insight and analysis on that at CNN.com. Live from Abu Dhabi, you are watching "Connect the World," I am Becky Anderson,
you are very welcome tonight. Coming up, being the U.S. President is never easy but t analysts say Mr. Trump is creating some completely new
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[11:30:00] BECKY ANDERSON, CNN ANCHOR: The world in 200 years from America's best president to its 44th, Washington to Obama, people kind of
have the White House figure out.
Sure they were presidential problems but now there is a new kind, Trump problems. Likes of which -- we'll we've really never seen before. There
are many issues and most of them are unique to his brand of leadership.
Mr. Trump is in a war of words with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, his travel ban is under review by the Supreme Court even if he prepares to visit
Puerto Rico next week. That country needs considerable help after hurricane Maria then Mr. Trump attacks professional athletes who protest
during the National Anthem.
There are reports that administration members he has personal email to conduct government business and where does he take the Republic effort to
repeal and replace Obamacare if and when the latest bill fails.
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ANDERSON: Joining me to discuss everything on Trump's plate is Eugene Scott. I'm not quite sure where to start with you tonight. Take your pick.
I mean look, we were having this discussion that I think is really important to point this out.
There are issues that President Trump, a U.S. president has to deal with issues of policy and he has war for a lot that was going at the moment.
Obamacare, healthcare, tax issue, tax reform, whatever.
And then there are other things that this president is dealing with. Likes of which we've never saw or seen before, you know, from a U.S. president
waiving into whatever reason describing -- a lot we're describing his cultures -- cultural war at present. How do you see things?
EUGENE SCOTT, POLITICAL REPORTER, THE WASHINGTON POST: Yes, I think the reality is that we have a president in the White House who was sent there
by voters who polls suggest had high rates of cultural anxiety with the direction in which America was going.
If you look at the breakdown, some of the changes in terms of immigration, in terms of ethnic diversity, in terms of LGBT issues made many
traditionalists uncomfortable and so when Trump talks about making America great again, he talks about a period of nostalgia for these people.
And so, when you talk about football, there are few things that are more iconic to the American, then football and that's an easy way for the
president to get support from these people. And the reason why it's really important that he gets support from these -- these groups of Americans is
last week was terrible for him.
As you mentioned, healthcare did not go the way he would've liked it to go, his interaction with Kim Jong-un did not go the way he would like to go,
the latest regarding emails and Russia investigation with all metaphor did not go the way he would like it to go.
So what he did, he went to Alabama spoke to a group of voters who live in the state that doesn't even have a football team and reminded them of
issues that they are uncomfortable with.
[11:35:00] And that is black athletes protesting against issues of racism.
ANDERSON: When the news gets bad, it's time to find a distraction.
ANDERSON: A tried and tested formula by this president, the Boston Globe pointing that out that distinctly today in a headline piece.
Eugene, that's what happens, we all know that. We are experiencing over the past year or so with this new U.S. president, if this Trump's
detractors forming for a ploy once again.
SCOTT: I think it depends on what type of conversation you engage on. So if you focus solely on protests, that is not the most important
conversation here. There are two parts of this conversation that matter.
One, whether or not the president is threatening Americans expressing their First Amendment rights and the other issue is the ongoing problem of racism
in America. These are two conversations that are important, that need to be had as much as the other issues that you have mentioned as well.
ANDERSON: Back in `68 of course, this Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith raised a fist and hung his head during the National Anthem, the iconic
Black Power Salute. He spoke to my colleague, Rosemary Church earlier on this day. Let's put it and just have a listen for our viewers that it
could be -- didn't hear this.
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TOMMIE SMITH, GOLD MEDALIST, 1968 OLYMPICS: It's time to understand what was going on. It is time to lock your arms and condensate while you were
touching and not just decisively move it apart, and saying, this is what you should do. This -- if you don't, you're going to be fired. Come on.
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ANDERSON: If this is Trump playing to his base and let's leave the whole distraction story to one side for the time, is he willing?
SCOTT: Well, he's certainly willing with his base because this is why they sent him to the White House to make America great again, which means to
make America the way they remembered it when they were young or their parents remembered it.
But I do want to push back on the idea that this is a distraction. Some of our better news organizations are talking about all of these issues at the
same time, and I want to challenge Americans to engage in them as well. We have to learn how to talk about North Korea, healthcare, racism, the First
Amendment and Puerto Rico at the same time.
ANDERSON: That's as a really, really good point. Well put out. Mr. Trump is, as you rightly point out, embroiled in a whole bunch of a face-off as
it were one of which and just as rancorous is just this public.
The president badly wants a new Republican healthcare bill to get rid of Obamacare. He said he'll do it but three Republican senators don't like
it. So it appears the Graham-Cassidy bill as it is known is all but doomed. How damaging will that be for this U.S. president? Should this
SCOTT: Well, I think it's just a reminder of just how much the president campaign to get rid of Obamacare within the first month of his entry into
the White House if elected and just how hard of a time he has had actually fulfilling that promise.
It is probably not going to hurt him significantly with his base because many people in his base come from states like West Virginia and Mississippi
which really do rely on Obamacare to stay well.
So they actually have high favorability ratings for Obamacare. They would like to see something better and I think they're going to give him more
time to come up with something better. But it is just a highlight and just a reminder of just as Donald Trump mentioned before, just how unfamiliar he
is with policymaking and issues of this magnitude.
ANDERSON: Not a year in yet, a month shy of it, interesting times. Eugene, thank you.
SCOTT: Thank you.
ANDERSON: Right here for Abu Dhabi, you're watching Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson.
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ANDERSON: Coming up, insufficient progress cautiously optimistic carry a cake and eating it coming to an end. That is how the European Council
president describes Brexit talks right now. We're live from Downing Street for you with the very latest after this.
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ANDERSON: Talking and lots of it has been six months since Britain triggered what's known as Article 50 beginning the long and very winding
road to Brexit. They have probably have seen many rounds of discussions, not a lot set in slow note negotiated in Brussels as we speak, still
But at the same time, Britain's prime minister met with the European Council president and apparently, that talk is only going to lead to more
talks, we are told but not everyone wanted it to be all about Brexit.
France's Emmanuel Macron had been giving a speech in Paris about where Europe goes next. And there are live pictures that the speech is ongoing.
We're going to get to Paris with Jim Bittermann at momentarily.
Let's get you to Downing St. first and to CNN's Diana Magnay. Talk for some more talks, have we establish anything at this point?
DIANA MAGNAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, certainly, talks that Theresa May and Donald Tusk came today, Becky, were not Brexit negotiations per se.
They were more to really impose I suppose upon the prime minister that she needs to tell David Davis to put some flesh on the bones of her Florence
speech is this latest round of negotiations which started yesterday is to go on to the next phase.
But Donald Tusk after that meeting was not particularly hopeful. He said he was cautiously optimistic after his discussion with Theresa May and
because of the tone of her speech.
But if there was hope that they could move onto the next phase -- next phase of course is the implementation, transitional arrangement and also
the future training partnership, then that wasn't something that might happen today and that was based on his discussions also with Michel Barnier
that he had earlier this morning. Let's take a listen to what he said.
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DONALD TUSK, PRESIDENT, EUROPEAN COUNCIL: But of course no one will ever tell me that Brexit is a good thing because as I have followed is that --
in fact Brexit is only about damage control and I didn't think my appeal.
As you know, we will discuss our future relations with the U.K. while there is so-called sufficient progress. If the sites decides are working and who
were part of it but if you ask me and if today, members have asked me, I would say there is no sufficient progress yet. But we will work.
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MAGNAY: They're still clearly sufficient -- significant gaps between the Florence speech, Theresa May's Florence speech, what David Davis thinks.
[11:45:00] And what Michel Barnier feels he needs to come out of this latest rounds of talks before he feels he can recommend to the European
Commission that they vote at the October summit to move ahead to the next phase. Becky.
ANDERSON: Sure. Jim, tricky times for Europe. Brexit negotiations are far from these problems just -- we've just laid out. The rise of the right
and the German election proving that populism and nationalism hasn't gone away when it comes to whole ban issues like immigration.
And that of course complicates any sort of grand bargain between the French and the Germans for deepening integration in strengthening these Eurozone
against any shock to its system going forward. That could make things very challenging for Mr. Macron.
JIM BITTERMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, perhaps what I think he's laid the challenge right to Angela Merkel because this afternoon in a speech
that have just finished a few minutes ago, I ran out for than two hours, he has delivered what will become without a question, the speech of reference
on Europe as part of his administration is concerned.
It was two hours worth of European unity and sovereignty, and democracy, he has address every single area you can think of a contention within Europe
and from the farmers, for the agricultural program, to immigration, to terrorism, to his relationship with Germany, his relationship with Britain,
he touched on them all and it's really wide ranging speech.
And most of all, he didn't missed words when it came to addressing the problems that he sees in Europe. Here's what he said.
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EMMANUEL MACRON, PRESIDENT OF FRANCE (through a translator): As I've done, it's all time of the thought of French I'm saying it deal with my
conviction and death. Europe is too weak to so doing effective but only Europe will give us a capacity to act in the world having to deal with all
the major, the world challenges.
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BITTERMANN: That other question of what Brexit, he said that he's -- of course the decision have been taken in England but he said it's hard to
imagine Europe without the United Kingdom. They'll be walking back at anytime if wanted to.
That's not the kind of talk you'll hear on the negotiating table but that's what he had to say in his speech today. And the relations with Germany, he
is proposing that the Germans and the French rebound their agreement that would probably 55 years ago, the cooperation agreement on January.
Very specific dates, January of next year gather -- to gather at least a palace re-sign on new agreement, redrawn. He's also proposing new
agreements for Europe and all sorts of different areas. This is really a wide ranging speech. Becky.
ANDERSON: Too weak, too slow and too insufficient, is what the French president has said or the current European Union, Diana Magnay, needless to
say it was London mayor, Sadiq Khan today who is officially calling for a second referendum on Brexit. And is that realistic, do you think?
MAGNAY: Well, it's certainly something that we hear over and over again, questions about whether it might happen. I think really it's clearly
something Theresa May does not want.
She has made that clear over and over again and if you look at the very strong lead contingent within the conservative party that she has threaded
with all the time, that clearly would go down with them. It is clearly the hope of someone like Donald Tusk and most E.U. leaders.
The fact that Emmanuel Macron just now said that Brexit will be welcomed -- sorry, Britain will be welcome back if it wants it to come back. But I
don't think that there is the political will in the present government for another referendum whatever Sadiq Khan has to say.
ANDERSON: Diana Magnay, it's our pride the home of the prime minister in London. Jim, just above one of the iconic streets of Paris (Inaudible),
there, to both of you, thank you.
Live from Abu Dhabi, which is our home, this being the Middle East in programming hub for CNN. This is Connect the World. Coming up, we'll take
a look at how you could quite literally walk in the shoes of one of Hollywood's most elegant and iconic stars.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Taxi!
AUDREY HEPBURN, BRITISH ACTRESS: (whistle)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I never could do that.
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ANDERSON: Elegant, graceful, iconic, who else of course but the one and only Audrey Hepburn and spot a little black dress. They're on their way to
where else but Breakfast at Tiffany's to some of her classic (Inaudible) gets more going to auction at Christie's over in London. CNN's very own
swell icon, Nick Glass takes us for a world through all of that.
HEPBURN: Won't you join me?
NICK GLASS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Clothes are positively a passion with me, confided Audrey Hepburn in 1953. I love them to the point
where it's practically a vice.
And naturally she looked rather good in practically everything, especially if the label was couture. Christie's London auction offers a wide
selection from her personal wardrobe.
ADRIAN HUME-SAYER, HEAD OF SALE, AUDREY HEPBURN AUCTION: We've got Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Givenchy, Givenchy, Andre Laug,
Givenchy, a Valentino.
GLASS: A careful steam to get some of those last wrinkles out. Some of these clothes have been hanging in storage in Los Angeles for a while. And
this isn't just any little black cocktail dress. It's one created for the movie Charade in 1963. It is expected to make $100,000 or more.
SEAN HEPBURN FERRER, AUDREY HEPBURN'S SON: I think that she's considered and people feel as though she's one of us. She's that girl across the
landing that puts the little black dress on and goes out and conquers the world.
GLASS: Audrey Hepburn had two sons, Sean by her first marriage to the actor Mel Ferrer, and Luca by her second marriage to an Italian
psychiatrist Andrea Dotti. The half brothers have made their living from their mother's image and estate. They'll divide the profits from the sale
LUCA DOTTI, AUDREY HEPBURN'S SON: It's like when you're selling your house, you're ready for it. You're moving forward. But you don't want
necessarily to be there when the new owners move in with their own furniture, you know. It's like -- it's like that.
HEPBURN: How do I look?
GLASS: Swell is the answer. Did Audrey Hepburn ever take a bad photograph? Here are some of her contact sheets from a LIFE magazine shoot
when she was making Sabrina in 1953. Along with her photographic archive, the sale includes old scripts, plays and movies, some signed and some with
CAITLIN GRAHAM, FILM MEMORABILIA CONSULTANT, CHRISTIE'S: So here is a lovely annotation in pencil about Carey Grant, which reads, dark eyes, dark
hair, going gray, actually. You see he's not young, but he's not too old either. In good physical shape, I'd say. Which, you know, lovely to get
her thoughts on him.
GLASS: Audrey Hepburn retained such a level of celebrity that it's hard to put a price on her belongings.
[11:55:00] Who knows what a devoted fan will pay for her Burberry trench code, her Cartier lipstick holder and powder compact, a pair of her
sunglasses, the only pair on offer here.
The director Billy Wilder expressed it better than most, God kissed the cheek of Audrey Hepburn and there she was. And here she is now or at least
a lot of her things almost 500 lots to be precise, all looking for a new home. Nick Glass, CNN, at Christie's in Central London.
ANDERSON: In her new home you say, Nick, or could be my home I guess. I'm going to take a look -- look at those lots, it will be absolutely fabulous,
and if you're all looking for a new home on the internet, try our Facebook.com/cnnconnect -- Facebook.com/cnnconnect.
That's it from (Inaudible) to hear but don't swear, Connect the World of course. Don't leave the place, same time tomorrow with me Becky Anderson.