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[11:00:20] LYNDA KINKADE, CNN CONNECT THE WORLD, SHOW HOST: At this hour, an escalating diplomatic row between two NATO allies. The U.S. and Turkey
locked in a tit for tat that's restricting travel between the two countries. Next, we'll go live to Istanbul and --
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SEN. BOB CORKER (R), TENNESSEE: Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from
(END VIDEO CLIP)
KINKADE: He was the target on twitter by the president and the Republican lawmaker has fired back. Ahead, Senator Corker's remarkable rebuke of the
American commander in chief.
Plus, the British prime minister will speak to parliament amid her own political crisis. Later this hour, Theresa May's update on the U.K.'s
divorce from the European Union.
Hello and welcome to "Connect The World." I'm Lynda Kinkade live in Atlanta filling in for Becky Anderson. Well first, (INAUDIBLE) in Istanbul that
could affect tens of thousands of travelers in Turkey and the U.S. and ties between the two key NATO members. Washington has suspended all nonimmigrant
visa services for Turkey after the latest arrest of a U.S. consulate employee, the second so far this year.
Ankara's (INAUDIBLE) responded with a tit for tat move. A Turkish U.S. government worker detained last week is accused of having links through
based cleric who opposed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Now the United States says it is deeply disturbed by the arrest.
The markets too have been shaken. The Turkish Lira slumped as much as 6.6 percent against the U.S. dollar after the late night announcement on
Sunday. It did pull back most of those losses but investors are clearly worried about any worsening of this route. Well, CNN producer Gul Tuysuz is
following this from Istanbul and CNN emerging markets editor John Defterios is across the business angle for us from Abu Dhabi.
Great to have you both with us. I want to go first to Gul, these two countries, a major NATO allies and just recently we heard the U.S.
president say and I quote, as countries, we are closest we have ever been. So what went wrong?
GUL TUYSUZ, CNN PRODUCER: Well Lynda, as you mentioned, the arrest of that local staff member that works for the U.S. Counselor Services here really
tipped this off and started it but the list of grievances that Turkey and the United States have at this point has grown over the years. The United
States of course is upset with the jailing of two of its consular workers, but also with the conduct of Recep Tayyip Erdogan bodyguards in Washington,
D.C. last year.
That really was one of the defining moments where those bodyguards came in and tried to break up a group of protesters outside the Turkish
ambassador's house in Washington, D.C. On the Turkish side, the grievances are long too. One of course is the extradition of Fethullah Gulen. He is
the man that Turkey accuses of being the mastermind behind a coup attempt last July.
Turkey has been asking for his extradition from the United States but they have not gotten anywhere. Next on Turkey's grievances list of course is the
United States' support of Syrian Kurdish forces that trying to eradicate ISIS from Syria. Turkey views that group, the YPG, as being an offshoot of
That is a group that Turkey considers as a terrorist group and has been fighting for decades. And whether or not with such grievances given on both
sides, this relationship can once again be restored to what it was just a couple of months ago is something that we'll have to watch and see, Lynda
KINKADE: All right Gul. I want to go right now to John. This seems to have escalated very quickly. Did it catch the market off guard?
JOHN DEFTERIOS, CNN EMERGING MARKET EDITOR: I think so, Lynda. In fact, this is a classic case where you have geo-politics clashing with business.
Having two NATO allies going head to head with each other is not good for investment and clearly not good for any of the Turkish assets. We saw the
[11:05:00] the stock exchange lower and also interest rates moving higher above 11 percent to 11.3 percent. Let's take a look at the damage after
all. The market was down 4.7 percent. It stabilized and recovered some of that to finish down better than 3 percent. The Turkish Lira as we noted at
the top of the program is down better than 6.5 percent.
It closed down about half of that, 3.2 percent. But the market was looking and it was trading for 4 to the dollar which is a very steep drop. It did
stabilize. There is rumor of a second arrest in the Turkish media of the U.S. Counselor official that has not materialized but it is keeping the
market on edge.
I would add a couple other points here. We have to worry about relations not only with the U.S. and Turkey but another G-7 member and that being
Germany. They are at an all-time low. Talks between the European Union and Turkey about membership have been frozen completely. Now you have the U.S.
and Turkey at odds here.
And at the same time, in the bigger geopolitical picture, you have closer relations between Turkey and Iran and the tensions in northern Iraq because
of the Kurdish referendum. This is not a good time in the neighborhood. Gul talked about the discussions and the tensions around Syria but Turkey has
threatened to cutoff the oil supplies coming out of the Kurdish region through Turkey to exports from the Mediterranean and that is parked in the
sidelines right now.
KINKADE: So John, beyond the financial market, we certainly could see more fallout, even in tourism.
DEFTERIOS: Yes. In fact, Lynda, one of the things that stood out for me today, you saw Turkish airlines,, the major carrier and a grand connector
between the Middle East, Europe and the United States drop about 8 percent of its low, finishing down about 5 percent. Ten percent of its traffic
comes from the United States. That's not a huge number, but it does raise some concerns.
I think we have to put it into play here the tourism sector, 2016 was not good for Turkey because of the failed coup attempt. We saw arrivals for
tourists drop by 30 percent. It cost the economy some $22 billion. So the recovery we're seeing in 2017 may have its legs knocked out underneath it
because again, the reintroduction to political uncertainty.
Again, I talked about Germany and the tensions between Germany and Turkey right now. Germany represents the number one on terms of arrivals, about
3.9 million visitors a year. This raises a question mark going forward, also, for foreign direct investment, Turkey used to bring in better than
$20 billion a year 10 years ago.
Last year we saw that drop to $12 billion. Turkey needs that investment to continue the growth which by the way has been stronger than expected in
2017 after that very poor year last year because of the attempted coup.
KINKADE: All right. John Defterios in Abu Dhabi, and Gul Tuysuz for us in Ankara. Good to have you both with us. Thanks so much.
We're staying with Turkey and a quick update on a story we brought you yesterday. The Turkish military says that a reconnaissance team has entered
the Syrian territory thus again, Turkish tanks deployed on the border with Syria.
Ankara wants to bolster rebels its support in driving al Qaeda's splinter groups and other extremist factions out of the opposition held Idlib
province. Well, this all links back to an Iranian/Russian-backed plan to setup the so-called de-escalation zone around Idlib which is the last major
rebel-held area in Syria.
Well now, there's an escalating feud between U.S. President Donald Trump and one of his own party's top foreign policy experts after a very public
falling out on twitter. Republican senator Bob Corker is now suggesting the president's policies could push the country towards war. Mr. Trump is
hitting back at Corker but as Joe Johns reports, he's also engaged in a battle on other fronts.
JOE JOHNS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): In a scathing critique, Senator Bob Corker telling the "New York Times" that President Trump's
reckless threats could out the U.S. on the path to World War III. He concerns me. He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.
Corker saying Mr. Trump is treating the presidency like a reality show remarking, I know for a fact that every single day at the White House is a
situation of trying to contain him.
Corker's blunt criticism coming after the president bashed him in a barrage of tweets Sunday morning, suggesting Corker begged him to endorse him for
re-election. Corker flatly denying that account and calling the White House an adult daycare center.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
CORKER: Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
JOHNS (voice-over): This is the Trump administration effectively derails any potential deal with Democrats to protect dreamers unveiling a long list
of demands in exchange for a legislative solution. Among them, curbing funding for sanctuary cities, a crackdown on unaccompanied minors from
central America and funding the border wall.
[11:10:00] Democratic leadership denouncing the White House proposal saying, the administration can't be serious about compromise or helping the
dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the dreamers. This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise. All this while Vice
President Mike Pence is facing criticism for amplifying the president's feud with the NFL.
The V.P. walking out of Sunday's Indianapolis Colts game after some players knelt during the national anthem. President Trump quickly taking credit
tweeting that he asked Pence to leave if any players knelt, a protest it seems the White House expected. The vice president traveled from Las Vegas
where he was paying tribute to the victims of the massacre to Indianapolis for the game, and then back to Los Angeles.
CNN estimates the travel cost to be around a quarter of a million dollars. Had Pence skipped a game, it would have been substantially lower.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ERIC REID, FOOTBALL PLAYER, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: The last time he has been to a Colts game was three years ago. So this looks like a PR stunt to me.
He knew well, our team has had the most players protest. He knew that we would probably do it again so, this is what systemic oppression looks like.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
KINKADE: Well, Mr. Trump answered that criticism tweeting that the trip by Vice President Pence was long planned. The vice president is receiving
great praise for leaving the game after the players showed such disrespect for country. Well, Joe Johns joins us now from the White House, and Joe, as
you mentioned in your report, that figure of that flight -- the cost, jaw dropping, $250,000. The question is, was this all a publicity stunt?
JOHNS: There are some indications that it was a publicity stunt simply because the president tweeted that he did ask the vice president to go to
the game and to leave, in fact, in the event that the players knelt. So, it seems pretty clear that there was some element if you will, of putting on a
public relation show. The president and a number of people here are aware that this appears to be a political issue that plays well for the
president. So, he's tried over the days, the controversy has raged, to essentially make the best of it and apparently did so over the weekend,
KINKADE: And Joe, looking at this feud between Senator Bob Corker and the U.S president, there must be many Republicans wondering why Donald Trump
would do this to someone he needs to push through tax reform.
JOHNS: And that's a good question. There is a pre-existing relationship between the president and Senator Bob Corker. They played golf together.
He's been described as one of the senators who's talked to the president more than most. So, interesting that we would have this very public back
and forth between these two men.
The tipping point, if you will, seems to have been when Bob Corker announced that he would not run for re-election. There's a dispute over
whether the president encouraged him to run for re-election or whether the president told him he wouldn't endorse him. Nonetheless, it's clear, as you
said, Bob Corker is still very important to the president even though he's leaving Capitol Hill in more than a year.
He's still very important to things like the decertification of the Iran deal and certainly to tax cuts because the president can only lose a
handful of votes on that signature issue in order to push it through the Senate, Lynda.
KINKADE: And Joe, when Senator Corker tweeted that essentially that Donald Trump needs to be babysat, a lot of Democrats are retweeting that tweet.
How unusual is that to see?
JOHNS: Well, that's true. Certainly a lot of Democrats are retweeting that tweet because it's quite clear that whenever the Republican Party gets into
a public disagreement, Democrat see that as ignoring to the advantage of the people who oppose Mr. Trump. No real surprise there.
But what is interesting is that repeatedly on some of the most controversial issues, the challenge has been for Republicans to agree and
in many cases even as we saw on the repeated tries, on repealing and replacing Obamacare, it's been difficult for the Republicans to get on the
KINKADE: All right, Joe Johns, always good to have you with us live from Washington. Thank you very much.
JOHNS: You bet.
KINKADE: Well, to Spain now where some are asking could history itself be rewritten in the coming days.
[11:15:00] The country could be in line for mores scenes like this, as leaders in Catalonia come under intense pressure to abandon plans for
independence. France is speaking out saying it won't recognize the Catalan region if it decides to break away from Spain. For those pushing
independence, showing little signs of backing down. We now wait to see what Catalonia's leaders say tomorrow when they address the region's parliament.
Our international diplomatic editor Nic Robertson joins us now from Barcelona and Nic, it seems the reason is deeply divided. It's going on
hundreds of thousands of people that turned out in Barcelona yesterday against independence. Just paint a picture for us of the pressure facing
the Catalan leader right now not just from people we see in Barcelona but people in Europe.
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: Sure. I mean Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan president will be hearing many voices privately and
publicly today. He has heard from the CUP, the leftist party, a strongly independent leftist party. They were speaking up publicly saying that he
should declare independence.
We've heard from the main socialist party here as well saying the office said that he should avoid this. We've heard a consistent line from the
Spanish Prime Minister, Rajoy, from his deputy today as well. He's been speaking in a German newspaper today, a Spanish newspaper yesterday and
he's made it very clear, independence is not a course of action for the Catalan. They should not go down this route. The government will use all
legal measures to prevent it.
We've heard as well from the French minister of European affairs today saying if the Catalans declare independence, then the European Union won't
recognize it. So, the messages that Puigdemont will have to balance in his mind before he arrives to speak here in a little over 24 hours from now are
growing. There is lot of pressure on him.
Undoubtedly, he is feeling the hand of history on his shoulder right now and no one really knows quite how he's going to frame what he says
KINKADE: So Nic, if he does declare independence tomorrow, what can the Spanish leader do? What options are -- how bad could it get?
ROBERTSON: Rajoy and his deputy have both said that they would use all legal means available to them but that they want to avoid creating
disruption. That they would not go for the most extreme measures, Article 155, if they didn't have to. That's the indication that they're giving. But
they are also saying very clearly that they have a very firm line, that they will not tolerate the Catalans declaring independence and triggering
Article 155 could mean that the Catalan president might be arrested.
It could mean that the Spanish government here would take action against the Catalan parliament. They would be likely under that scenario instructed
to take certain measures and acts and if they didn't, then the Spanish government would potentially take action against them. So, the implications
are absolutely huge.
We've seen several banks saying that they will move their headquarters, at least their legal headquarters out of this region. Also, a large wine maker
in the country is considering the same move as well. So, it is a very, very big worry that's being taken very, very seriously here.
KINKADE: Absolutely. A fallout has already begun. Nic Robertson for us in Barcelona. Thank you very much.
Well, you are watching "Connect The World." Coming up, much more on Donald Trump's inside feud with a top member of his own party. Our White House
reporter Stephen Collinson explains why he calls Mr. Trump's leadership style shock and awe.
And after a tired (ph) week, Britain's Theresa May speaks to Parliament in London. We will have more on what she's going to say. Stay with us.
[11:20:00] (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
KINKADE: You're watching CNN and this is "Connect The World" with me, Lynda Kinkade. Welcome back. Well, U.S. President Donald Trump is taking on
his critics on a number of fronts, defending his policies on everything from North Korea to Iran to the Puerto Rico disaster relief effort. Some of
the biggest fireworks are coming from a bitter feud with a former ally, Republican Senator Bob Corker.
Mr. Trump says he, quote, gave us the Iran deal and that's about it. He blames the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman for pushing a
measure back in 2015 that requires congressional oversight of the Iran nuclear deal, a measure some say made it more palatable to reluctant
lawmakers. Mr. Trump is expected to decertify the agreement as early as this week.
A White House correspondent, reporter rather, Stephen Collinson says Donald Trump is going rouge even by his own standards. In an article for CNN,
Collinson calls the president's weekend tweet storm, quote, another mind- scrambling chapter of a reality show presidency that is threatening to exhaust the nation.
Collinson also wrote, no one, not his estranged Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, his Chief of Staff Jihn Kelly, European leaders, North Korean
dictators, Democrats or the sparing Republican Senators can temper his shock and awe leadership style. Let's get the latest from the man himself.
Stephen Collinson joins us now. Stephen, a great article on CNN.com.
We expect Donald Trump to say things and tweet things without thinking them through, but this weekend was especially busy. Is there any method to this
STEPHEN COLLINSON, WHITE HOUSE REPORTER: I think what the president is signaling is that there are people around him who are trying to constrain
him, whether they be Chief of Staff John Kelly, his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, people on Capitol Hill, even European leaders who've been
pressing him to stay in the Iran deal.
I think what he's showing us that he's going to run show his presidency exactly as he likes. He's always been like this as a chief executive, as a
real estate mogul, as a reality star. He's spontaneous, he's impulsive, and I think he's trying to signal that no one is going to constrain him. That
he's the president and he's going to use his power as he sees fit.
Now that is something that is causing a lot of alarm in Washington and around the world.
KINKADE: And, of course he is seemingly having another dig at his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, saying he should be acting tougher. He's
also had that tweet feud with Senator Bob Corker and I understand that Corker and Tillerson are quite good friends. You have to wonder what
they're saying behind closed doors when they're willing to say so much in public.
COLLINSON: Well, what they're saying behind closed doors is in many cases is what Senator Bob Corker said. This is an extraordinary intervention by
the Tennessee senator. He basically said that the safety of the United States and the world cannot be guaranteed when there is someone so
temperamentally challenged if you like, as Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
This is the most senior Republican -- elected Republican to rebuke the president. I think this has been coming for a long time. And Corker is
saying a few things that Republicans privately have said behind the scenes for a number of months.
Now, Corker has already announced his retirement. That means he's free to say what he likes. He doesn't risk facing a primary challenge ahead of next
year's midterm elections
[11:25:00] from a pro-Trump candidate. So he has that kind of freedom. He can say things that other Republicans would not say in public. Corker is
not the kind of person that shoots his mouth off. He's very conservative but he's also very considered. He really does think about what he's going
to say before he says it and I think that is one of the things that he's giving such weight to this intervention.
But at the same time, you have to say what would it achieve? Will it get the president to rein himself in? Very unlikely. And will Corker now go
ahead and try to use the power he has left in two years as head of the Senate Foreign Relations committee until the end of the midterm elections
in 2018? Will he try to rein the president in himself and will other Republicans act?
I would suggest that given that most of the Republicans still have political careers ahead of them, I think that is somewhat doubtful.
KINKADE: And so it's fair to say that Trump needs Corker more than Corker needs Trump especially if he's going to push through reform on tax.
COLLINSON: That's right. So, Corker is a Republican senator. There's a very narrow majority in the Senate as we saw during the Obamacare repeal
and replace debacle. Trump needs Corker to vote for his tax reform proposals. Corker has already raised doubts about what the tax reform and
tax cuts might do to the deficit and you know, he also needs him if he goes ahead to decertify the Iran deal.
There is some thinking in Washington of what will happen, is that Congress will not go ahead and impose sanctions on Iran, which would cause Iran to
walk out of the deal. Corker's going to be a key player in that. So, as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he does have some power.
Now, should Trump decide to get rid of Tillerson, Corker would also be in charge of the confirmation hearings for whoever Trump would name to replace
Tillerson as Secretary of State. So, he does have some leverage and some power should he choose to use them.
KINKADE: We'll have to see how this all plays out. Stephen Collinson, as always, and good to speak to you and of course to have you. You can get
more of Stephen's commentary on our website. You'll find his analysis on Mr. Trump going rogue as well as other developments making headlines at the
White House. That is at cnn.com.
Still to come, all eyes are on Theresa May after what has been a very difficult week. The British prime minister speaks to Parliament on Brexit
in the next few minutes. We will go there live.
And did the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, leave behind clues into his twisted mind? CNN has exclusive access to a lawsuit. We'll get those
details when we come back.
[11:30:00] (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
[11:30:00] KINKADE: This is Connect the World and these are the top stories we're following this hour.
KINKADE: Britain's Theresa is expected to speak parliament in the next few minutes. She will be talking about Brexit. It comes as the latest rounds
of talks begin in Brussels.
Mrs. May is coming to considerable pressure after what has been a chaotic week and that speech at the conservative tiny conference last week.
Well, a bit of feud is escalating between Donald Trump and one of his party's top foreign policy experts. Republican Senator Bob Corker tells
the New York Times, the U.S. president is setting the country on a path to world war, accusing him of making reckless threats against other countries.
The United States and Turkey have suspended most visa services as diplomatic ground worsens. Washington said it is deeply disturbed by the
arrest of a Turkish-U.S. consulate worker for second this year. We're going to break in now and go to the U.K. parliament where the British Prime
Minister, Theresa May is speaking.
THERESA MAY, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: -- the democratic will of the British People. As I set out in my speech in Florence, we want to take a creative
and pragmatic approach to securing a new deep and special partnership with the European Union which stands both a new economic relationship and a new
So let me set out what each of these relationships could look like before turning to how we get there. Mr. Speaker, I have been clear that when we
leave the European Union, we will no longer be members of a single market or its constitution.
The British people voted for control of their borders, their laws and to their money and that is what this government is going to deliver. At the
same time, we want to find a creative solution to a new economic relationship.
JOHN BERCOW, SPEAKER, HOUSE OF COMMONS: All the members much calm themselves. A little harsh, the honorary gentlemen and members for some of
conversancy have had something for breakfast which I cancel colleagues to avoid. Prime Minister.
MAY: At the same time Mr. Speaker, we want to find a creative solution to a new economic relationship that can support prosperity for all our people.
We do not want to settle for adopting a model enjoyed by other countries.
So we have rejected the idea or something based on European economic area membership, for this would mean having to adopt automatically onto there
entirety new E.U. rules over which in future we will have little influence at no vote.
Neither, are we seeking of Canadians to our free trade agreement to compare with what exists today. This would represent such a restriction on our
mutual market access but it would benefit now of our economy. Instead, I'm proposing a unique and ambitious economic partnership.
It will reflect our unprecedented position as starting as the same as some new regulations. We will maintain our unequivocal commitment to free trade
as high standards and they will need a framework to manage where we continue to align and then we choose to differ.
There will areas of policy and regulation which are outside the scope of our trade and economic relations where they should be straightforward.
There will areas which do affect our economic relations where we and our European friends may have different goals or where we share the same goals
but want to achieve through different means.
And there will be areas where we want to achieve the same goals in the same way from because it may extend through our economy. And because -- and
because rights and obligations must be held in ballots, the decision we both take will have consequences for the U.K.'s access to the E.U. market
and E.U. access to our market.
For this dynamic creative and unique economic partnership will enable the U.K. and the E.U. to work side by side and begin shared prosperity to our
people. Let me turn now to the new security relationship.
As I have said when I visited our troops -- as I have said -- as I have said when I visited our troops serving on the NATO mission in Estonia last
[11:35:00] The United Kingdom is unconditionally committed to maintaining Europe's security, and we will continue to offer aid and assistance to E.U.
member states that are the victims of armed digression, terrorism and to natural manmade disasters.
So we are proposing a bold new strategic agreement to provide the comprehensive framework for future security, law enforcement and criminal
justice cooperation, a treaty between the U.K. and the E.U.
We are also proposing upon reaching partnership on how together we protect Europe from the threats we face in the world today. So this partnership
will be unprecedented in it's breath and death taking operational and diplomacy defense and security, and development.
So let me turn to how we build a bridge from where we are now to the new relationship that we want to see. When we leave the European Union on the
29th of March 2019, neither the U.K. nor the E.U. and its members states will be in a position to implement smoothly many of the detailed
arrangements that will underpin this new relationship we seek.
Businesses will need time to adjust and governments will need to put new system place and business want certainty about the positions in the
interest. That's why I suggested in my speech that not just the house, there should be a period of implementation and why I propose such a people
in my speech in Florence last month.
KINKADE: We're going to leave Theresa May there for now speaking in the U.K. parliament. We're joined by CNN's Diana Magnay at Downing Street and
I'll say, we are joined Quentin Peel. He is the associate fellow of the Europe Programme at Chatham House.
Good to have you both with us. I want to start with, Diana, after the speech last week, we heard from Theresa May that splattering speech, she
has a lot of confidence building to do here today, right?
DIANA MAGNAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: She certainly does, and it was interesting because I was here at Downing Street when she met Donald Tusk
before the Tory party conference and he came out saying that she had stopped to have your cake and eat it style talk.
But actually just listening to the beginning of that speech there and the way she described this new creative unique partnership that the U.K. would
have with there E.U., it sounded again as though she was constructing a kind of have your cake and eat it deal.
And she really didn't go into very many specifics about how exactly that economic partnership would work. So I don't know that she's really given a
great deal more detail on one of the key issues in the speech that has given so far.
And we know that in this speech, she is going to be telling the E.U. that the ball is in their court because that already came out in the sort of --
an excerpt that were all given and the E.U. has already responded, and said that it's absolutely not the case.
So whatever she said now, I think negotiations in Brussels are going to be very, very tricky and she is going to find it difficult to move on to this,
to talk about an implementation phase which she was just about to get into. Lynda.
KINKADE: Yes, I want to bring in Quentin Peel on that note, speaking about that tense and knowledge, Diana, referred to, Theresa May. She is saying
the ball in your court when it comes to the E.U.
The E.U. passing back and saying it's in your court, you'll have the advantage right now. Who needs to take the next shot here when it come to
QUENTIN PEEL, ASSOCIATE FELLOW, EUROPE PROGRAMME AT CHATHAM HOUSE: Theresa May basically need to make the next move and the trouble she is facing 27
other countries with a very clear position on the other side which says, first, we have to agree on how much money you're going put on the table,
what the rights of E.U. citizens are and how we deal with the Irish border.
And so far, except on the rights of E.U. citizens, the British doesn't seem to have come up with any very clear proposals, and so, there is enormous
frustration on the other side, and we don't seem to be going anywhere fast. I am slightly confused as to why she is making the speech at all.
KINKADE: And so, she really does appear to be on back foot right now, Quentin, what does she need to do to dig away out of this hole?
PEEL: Well, trouble is, she is really caught between the two split wings of her party. On one side, the hard-line Brexit as who basically want her
to walk away from these negotiations and say, we cannot do a deal, we're out.
And then the much more small sort of pragmatic side, including her chancellor of the Exchequer and the treasury who were desperate not to do
anything to upset business on the British economy.
She is making those sort of noises say, we want this transition, this implementation phase, but without any clarity about where they're going
with this transition.
[11:40:00] I think it is still going to be a huge problem for business.
KINKADE: And I just want to go back to, Diana, on that point Quentin. Theresa May is certainly have to try and approve and say it's wrong as she
put it. She's got a lot of work to do here.
MAGNAY: She absolutely has a lot of work to do. I think what she is trying to do is move the conversation away from the splits within her
cabinets and the splits within her party, and back into sort of momentum on Brexit, and we're expecting after this speech continue white papers to be
published on the matters of customers.
And trade, I think with that, she is trying to say to the E.U., look, Britain is putting its best foot forward. Now it is your turn to respond.
But the E.U. has been extremely clear about the way they want these talks to unfold, that sequencing is the way they put it and they will only move
on to the next phase.
This transitional period and the future shape of things to come once Theresa May has dealt with these three key issues that, Quentin, was
mentioning. And it remains to be seen whether these two white papers and whether her speech today are after convince them.
And the while, you have this Tory infighting in the cabinet where you have on competing sides of the party calls for Boris Johnson, the Foreign
Secretary, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, respectively to be sacked.
Now in an interview yesterday, Theresa May said to the Sunday Times when she was specifically asked what she wanted to do about Boris Johnson, she
said, well I don't normally shy away from challenges which were red and it seems to be a suggestion that there would be some kind of a cabinet
Today her spokesman slightly backed away from that and said, well, thank you, we wouldn't tell you if we were going to reshuffle the cabinet or not
but it is a terrific cabinet and they are all working very well together on Brexit. Well, the E.U. could very well exploit these differences and that
is the dangerous tight rope that walks.
KINKADE: All right, some many to cover this week as the latest round of Brexit talks get underway, good to have you both with CNN's Diana Magnay at
Downing Street and Quentin Peel, the Associate Fellow at the Europe Programme at Chatham House. Thank you very much.
Well, you're watching Connect the World, still to come, she has the earring and trust of North Korea's leader. Now Kim Jong-un's sister is rising in
the ranks of Pyongyang's power block. We will more on that story when we come back.
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KINKADE: You're watching CNN and this is Connect the World with me, Lynda Kinkade. Welcome back. Well, U.S. President Donald Trump is once again
taking to social media to lash out at North Korea.
On Monday tweeted, our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars and getting nothing, policy
Well meanwhile, North Korea is keeping it all in the family with a main issue at the top level of government. Kim Jong-un has promoted his sister,
Kim Yo-jong as an alternate member of Pyongyang's decision making body.
She has been a key aid to her brother since he took power in 2011 but who exactly is Kim Yo-jong and why was she promoted now. CNN's Will Ripley
WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The states have never been higher, the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in escalating conflict with U.S. President
Donald Trump in accelerating nuclear program defining and threatening the world.
At this critical time, only a handful of elite North Koreans are believed to have the ear of their supreme leader. His younger sister Kim Yo-jong is
one of them.
PAIK HAKSOON, DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR NORTH KOREAN STUDIES: Kim Jong-un has, you know, brothers and sisters but Kim Yo-jong is the only sister by the
same mother. So you know, is the closest in a brother relationship.
RIPLEY: Since their father's funeral in 2011, Kim Yo-jong has been a regular presence by her brother side with a growing list of official
HAKSOON: She has become unparalleled to -- you know, connect the figure in terms of influencing confidence decision.
RIPLEY: Over the weekend, State Media announced a big promotion for Kim Yo-jong, alternate member of the Politburo, North Korea's highest decision-
making committee, overall once held by Kim's aunt, Kim Kyong-hui, who disappeared from public view after the 2013 execution of her husband for
treason and corruption.
DUYEON KIM, SENIOR FELLOW, KOREAN PENINSULA FUTURE FORUM: The biggest difference here is that, Kim Jong-un's aunt assumes a zero level position
within the Politburo when she was in her mid-60s, but Kim Jong-un's younger sister is perhaps at most 30 and so it clearly shows she is on the fast
RIPLEY: Also on the fast track analyst say, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, the North Korean diplomat who ridiculed President Trump, calling him
present evil in a fiery speech to the U.N., even threatening to test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific.
KIM: Kim Jong-un is trying to turn the workers party into his party, into a Kim Jong-un party by filling senior positions and key positions with his
RIPLEY: All of the experts say further consolidates Kim's power as he and his inner circle try to navigate North Korea through an intensifying
nuclear standoff with no end in sight. Will Ripley, CNN.
KINKADE: Well, still to come, after 28 years, Egypt finally secures it to get back to the World Cup and then fans could not be happier. We'll have a
live report when we come back.
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KINKADE: Wow, take a look at those scenes in Cairo as Egypt secures a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, beating Congo to the wire is the first time
they will take part in the competition since 1990.
Egypt is after at most successful football nation. How do you won the African count of nations seven time, they became the second African side to
qualify for Russia, 2018 after Nigeria.
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KINKADE: Well, get's more in such event from Egypt, I want to bring in CNN's World Sport, Kate Riley, good to have you with us Kate, incredible
things after, how many years, 28 years?
KATE RILEY, CNN ANCHOR: Twenty-eight come next summer. Yes, I know. And don't underestimate what a big balling nation Egypt are, so just fantastic
news for once to be reporting on a really positive story.
We saw those amazing scenes from Egypt's capital, Cairo on Sunday night. Thousands were pouring into the streets and literally dance with joy as
their football team's achievements, so we saw fireworks, they were blowing car horns and of course, plenty waving.
African champions know seven times like you mentioned and Egypt have actually features at a World Cup finals at Italian `90 and it's going to be
hard to top those scenes there in Cairo. Let's not forget what it was like for the stadium announcer on the night been so overcome with emotion there
in as matter actually silent after that dramatic winner.
KINKADE: There were no African nation has ever won the World Cup just how far can Egypt go.
RILEY: Yes, well, I guess really, they would hope to win a group (Inaudible), they have never actually want to get out at the group.
However, if they want to say a knock-out game and got to the quarter finals, that will be an absolutely amazing achievement in all seriousness
qualifying to the World Cup is a significant achievement in itself for a country whose nationality suffered when the 2011 to 2012.
And then the 2012 to 2013, domestic seasons were cancelled after a stadium and then the 2013 coup d'etat back to the World Cup though.
And the court final is the farthest that an African Nations has actually have a gut, so that's really what they're probably aiming for and as they
say. Bring on next summer.
KINKADE: Absolutely and just because -- finally, tell us about that winning goal by the player.
RILEY: OK, onto the premier league we'll know the man of the moment. Of course, we are talking about Mohamed Salah. His delivered his foot forward
who has become an instant legend of his own country after scoring both goals in that 2-1 victory over Congo.
And that sealed Egypt's qualification and of course, that's actually got one month to spare the drama, and caught be hand converting a penalty five
minutes into added time.
And then of course, Lynda, saw those wild scenes only on the pitch in the stands and then of course, what led to be a great party in the street, and
saw all toping group E, they go ahead of Uganda, Ghana, and Congo, and like I mentioned with a game to spare.
KINKADE: Yes, so many incredible scenes there, lots of crying and hugging, and kissing. It's great to see you, Kate Riley, thanks for being with us.
RILEY: Thank you.
KINKADE: Well, in our parting shots tonight, we are looking at an ambitious project to reconnect Puerto Rico and much of the island of
course, left without electricity after last month's devastating hurricane.
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KINKADE: More than 80 percent of the U.S. territory is still without cell reception but that could still change. Have a look at this. The U.S.
federal commission has giving you Google's parent company out of there, the green light on a project.
They're going to use 30 giant balloons to restore cell and internet connectivity across Puerto Rico for up to six months. They basically work
like floating cell towers with each balloon sends about 12 miles up into the Earth's atmosphere. The same technology was used in Peru early this
year, after that country was played by flood.
[11:55:00] One of the biggest challenges they are working with local providers in Puerto Rico, a way of hope for a devastated land and
particularly weak time for them.
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KINKADE: Some great news there. Well, as you're used to hear (Inaudible). We bring you the news of crisis, policies and the world event that's taking
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