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Chemical Experts Will Dig in Syria's Attack Site; Fox News Host Drag Into Controversy; Prime Minister May Defends Action in Syria; U.S. and U.K Warns Cyber Attacks by Russians; ; Rich Russian Buying In Cyprus For Passports; U.K.'s Windrush Generation; Outrage In India; Starbucks Outrage; Dozens Stranded By Severe Flooding In Hawaii. Aired 3-4a ET

Aired April 17, 2018 - 03:00   ET

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ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN ANCHOR: Russia says inspector will be allowed to enter the Syrian city of Douma, the site of the recent suspected chemical weapons attack.

Plus, a cyber threat so serious that the U.S. and U.K. issued a joint alert for the first time. A warning that Russian hackers are trying to gain control of the flow of the global internet fabric.

And the president's so-called fixer is force to reveal the identity of a VIP client who wanted to remain anonymous. The name that cause audible gasps in the courtroom.

Hello and welcome to our viewers joining us from all the world I'm Rosemary Church and this is CNN Newsroom.

The United States is dismissing claims by the Syrian government that Syrian air defenses intercepted and shot down missiles that targeted a military base in Homs. Syrian state television aired video that purportedly showed the incident. CNN has not independently confirmed its authenticity. Two U.S. officials tell CNN there have been no coalition strikes on the air base.

Meantime, Russia is now saying that international chemical weapons inspectors will finally have access to the site of this month's suspected chemical weapons attack on Wednesday.

CNN's Fred Pleitgen joins us now from Beirut, Lebanon. Good to see you, Fred. We're covering these two big stories out of Syria, so let's start with this reported new air strikes in Syrian air space. What are you hearing about the target, the damage and the possible source of this missile attack if it all took place?

FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: If it all took place I think is really the operative word and the operative question here in this incidence, Rosemary.

The initial thing that Syrian state TV was saying is they believed that eight missiles were fired in total, not saying where they were fired from this. And one of the places that was allegedly targeted was an air base near Homs by the Shayrat Airbase which is also actually the same place that was last time targeted by U.S. air strikes not by these air strikes that happened a couple of days ago but the one that happened last year after the last reported chemical weapons attack those 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles that were fired at that the Syrians were saying all of the missiles that were fired.

This time were apparently intercepted. And the other targets seems to have been the Douma airbase which is in the Damascus area. Now the big question is, Rosemary, whether or not that actually took place at all. As you already mentioned, the U.S. says that neither if or any of its coalition members fired anything towards Syrian air space.

The Israelis are saying that they don't even know what these reports are about, they haven't even seen them yet. There's questions whether or not this might have been this some sort of false alarm that set off Syrian air defenses. It's certainly something right now, although that's contributing to that fairly hectic situation that you have there in Syria, especially after those U.S. air strikes and of course also after that allege chemical weapons attack that happened a week ago, Rosemary.

CHURCH: Yes. And Fred, the other big story out of Syria, Russia says representatives from the Organization for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons will now have access on Wednesday to the suspected chemical site in Douma. How useful though will this be given so many days has passed since the April 7th attack.

PLEITGEN: Yes. Yes, exactly. And of course, we also always have to mention that you have had Syrian forces and Russian forces on the ground there in Douma for at least a couple of days. The Syrian forces have only been there for a few days. The Russians have been there almost since after this allege attack took place.

Because as you recall, it took place last Saturday, so that's about I think 11 days ago now, and the Syrians and the Russians essentially took that area over from opposition forces just, let's say about 24 to 30 hours later. So the Russians have been on the ground there for well over a week. They have stated that their chemical weapons experts there have been there and have seen that site. The big question of course is, was that site in any way, shape or form tampered with.

Now the U.S. says they believe that Russia may have tampered with it. The Russians are saying they definitely did not so they categorically deny all that.

But of course, with every day that goes by and the OPCW investigator mission not being on the ground not checking that site it will become more and more difficult to verify what these inspectors are supposed to verify, which is whether or not chemical weapons or other sort of chemicals were used and then of course, which ones were used.

Again, that organization is not going to assign blame, but everything this becomes difficult the more time passes and the more people of course also go through that area where that -- where that place -- where that allege attack took place because of course, are house there in Douma.

[03:05:06] So, it's something that could certainly taint this upcoming mission by the OPCW, and again, that every passing day will become more difficult.

We are now also hearing that they are apparently supposed to get access on Wednesday but really on the face of it, there is no reason why they should have been able to get in much earlier than that, Rosemary.

CHURCH: Exactly right. Our Fred Pleitgen keeping an eye on those multiple developments in Syria from his vantage point in Beirut, Lebanon, just after 10 in the morning there. Many thanks again.

Well, the leaders of Britain and France are defending their decision to join in Saturday's U.S.-led airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapons targets without consulting their respective parliaments first. British Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers it was imperative to act quickly.

And French President Emmanuel Macron also pushed back a criticism that the strikes were an irresponsible escalation and compromised France's independence.

CNN's Erin McLaughlin is in London and Atika Shubert is in Paris. Good to see you both. So Erin, let's start with you. Prime Minister May defending her decision to take part in the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syrian chemical weapon sites without seeking this parliamentary authorization. She also refuse to be drawn on whether she would seek their approval for any future action. How was at all received and can she withstand the political pressure being brought to bear on her.

ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Rosemary, it's worth noting that she so far has withstood the pressures of Brexit. And in yesterday's debate it did not seem to inflict serious political damage on the prime minister, it lasted for seven hours, it was a lively debate and Theresa May stated her case that she needed to act quickly to avert further humanitarian crisis and she said that she had no doubts that Bashar al-Assad's regime carry out that April 7th gas attack there in Syria.

Now Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition pushing back on that accusing her of responding to the whims of the United States. Take a listen.

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JEREMY CORBYN, BRITISH: LABOUR PARTY LEADER: The attack in Douma was horrific attack on civilians using chemical weapons part of a Civil War that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

Mr. Speaker, this statement is just a reminder of the prime minister is accountable to this parliament not to the whims of the U.S. president.

(END VIDEO CLIP) MCLAUGHLIN: You can see there, Theresa May rolling her eyes at the notion that she squarely rejected saying that those military strikes were the right thing to do. Take a listen.

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THERESA MAY, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: We have acted because it is on our national interest. It is on our national interest to prevent the further use of chemical weapons in Syria and to uphold and defend the global consensus that these weapons should not be used, for we cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalize, either within Syria, on the streets of the U.K. or elsewhere.

So we have not done this because President Trump asks us to do so. We have done it because we believed it was the right thing to do and we are not alone.

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MCLAUGHLIN: Now this is not the end of the matter. Jeremy Corbyn has called for a second emergency debate today specifically surrounding parliament's role over approving potential military action that Corbyn has expressed his concern that this could establish a precedent for the government being able to take more dangerous action in the future.

The government so far, pushing back saying that it needs the right to pursue the military option without parliamentary approval because it needs to act quickly. Rosemary?

CHURCH: Thanks, Erin. Atika, let's move to you now in Paris. And French President Emmanuel Macron is also pushing back against criticism for going it alone on these airstrikes without consulting lawmakers. How isolated is he right now on this issue and what his future plans for Syria.

ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN CHIEF INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, he's not quite as isolated. Perhaps it doesn't face the same kind of criticism that the British prime minister did. There was a lively debate again in the national assembly and the Senate yesterday but most of the criticisms coming from the far left, particularly far left lawmaker Jean-Luc Melenchon who's really honed in on the fact asking, where is the proof that this was a chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian regime. Take a listen to what he said.

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[03:09:55] JEAN-LUC MELENCHON, FORMER MEMBER, EUROPEAN PARLIEAMENT (through translator): According to international law and international action we can only act based on proof confirmed by institutions that are responsible. However, these institutions were in the process of conducting their investigations at the time of the strikes.

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SHUBERT: Now, President Macron did not actually have to address parliaments in any way, that was really left up to the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe who said the risk of inaction was much greater.

And so, clearly, President Macron feels he's made his case to the public, but we may still actually hear from him later today. He is expected to address the E.U. parliament and he may well talk about the justification for the Syria's strike. And again, he's really trying to position France as the power broker here, especially in Europe, not only in the fact that France participated in these strikes but is also trying to be the diplomatic leader in this. Drafting the new Security Council resolution that at the U.N. today.

But also, it's interesting to know making a call just hours before the strikes to Russian President Vladimir Putin. So, President Macron very much trying to take a diplomatic lead here.

CHURCH: Indeed. Atika Shubert joining us there from Paris, where it's 9.10 in the morning. We thank you very much.

Well, U.S. President Trump is holding off on new sanctions against Russia, at least for now. The White House says a decision will be made in the near future. That's even though the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Sunday that more sanctions will be announced Monday against companies aiding Syria's chemical weapons program. Take a listen.

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NIKKI HALEY, UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS: So you will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down. Secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday if he hasn't already and they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons used.

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CHURCH: There was no comment from Haley following the White House announcement on Monday.

Well, the U.S. and Britain are accusing Russian hackers of targeting internet routers. Those are the internet traffic -- the internet courts managing the flow of information. Here's why that's dangerous. If you control internet traffic you control everything within it. Russia denies the accusations.

CNN international diplomatic editor Nic Robertson joins us now from Moscow with reaction on this. So Nic, the worst-case scenario is alarming, of course. Are we talking about cyber warfare here and if that is the case, why are these internet routers so vulnerable and why are the U.S. and U.K. not equipped to deal with the threat of this nature?

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: Well, very simply the system is vulnerable because people haven't believed in the past firmly enough that there would be attack potential cyber warfare attacks, they haven't paid attention to this. Certainly that's the belief and feeling of executives within the -- within the software industry.

Just a few months ago I went to a presentation given by the president of Microsoft and it was very clear in the way that he detailed how he and other organization see the threat that it needs the collaboration of governments and the tech sector to defeat these threats and part of that is awareness, part of it is developing the tools.

So this joint statement between Britain and the United States is very significant because it draws attention for the tech industry, for businesses that they can potentially be under threat.

And I'll just give you one example of the way that this executive, this, the Microsoft president, this tech company executives saw the potential for cyber warfare. And it was very dramatic the way that he put it, but he drew attention to the WannaCry attack in May last year where over 200,000 computers were affected and over 150 countries in a very short space of time.

And he said no warfare ever has been able to target so many people in so many different places all at the same time.

And although there were no fatalities back then his point was that there was the potential for that in the future. One of the casualties of that attack was a British healthcare service. People with serious medical conditions have surgeries that they cancel.

So, his point was this is very serious on what's being outlined here. It's something that's even more serious because it speaks to not only -- not only a site a sophisticated cyber hack. But it points to taking control of the most sensitive and important part of the internet, the router.

So that, and this is the worst of the statement is a very dangerous thing. The statement says "The current state of the U.S. and U.K. network devices, coupled with a Russian government campaigns were exploited these devices to exploit these devices, threatens our respective safety, security and economic well-being."

So the fundamental behind this statement is one, to make Russia aware that United States and Britain are calling them out, which is something that diplomats have been saying that will do. And the other is to try to encourage the public sites and the private sector to essentially beef up their surveillance and vigilance and make sure that their equipment can withstand the potentials for attack.

[03:15:14] The implications of major cyber warfare are that industry cannot protect this vital infrastructure that's key to national security. The implications would be that governments will have to step in to take control of what is a free public service and render it secure from such a significant potential attack.

CHURCH: And not surprisingly, of course as we mentioned, Russia is denying these accusations. Our Nic Robertson joining us there from Moscow, where it is 10.15 in the morning. We thank you.

Well, it has become the hot spot for Russia's super healthy but some say they are buying more than just luxury homes on Cyprus. We'll have that story still come.

Plus, Donald Trump's personal lawyer spent the day in court and reveals the surprising identity of one of his other client. Who is it, and why Michael Cohen wanted to keep secret. We'll have that for you in just a moment.

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CHURCH: Welcome back, every one. Well, Donald Trump's personal lawyer says one of Donald Trump's good friends, Fox News host Sean Hannity is a client of his. Michael Cohen revealed the information during a hearing in New York on Monday.

The U.S. attorney has been investigating criminal wrongdoing by Cohen for months now.

Hannity is under fire for not revealing that he and the president shared the same lawyer, especially in light of his very vocal defense of Mr. Trump. Here's how Hannity addressed the matter on his show Monday night.

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SEAN HANNITY, HOST, FOX NEWS: Michael Cohen never represented me in any legal matter. I never retained his services. I never received an invoice. I never paid Michael Cohen for legal fees. I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen. He's a great attorney about legal questions I had or I was looking for input and perspective.

My discussions with Michael Cohen never rose to any level that I needed to tell anyone that I was asking him questions.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CHURCH: And Michael Cohen won at least a partial victory in court. His legal team will be allowed to review materials seized during FBI raids on his home, office, and hotel room.

CNN's Brian Todd has the details.

BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Michael Cohen avoids reporter's questions as he leaves federal court. Cohen is fighting to keep investigators from reviewing electronic devices and documents seized in an FBI raid of his office and other properties. He is arguing some of those records are protected by attorney-client privilege. And now Cohen's top client has jumped in to the fray.

[03:20:01] Donald Trump's attorneys have made their own court filings in the case calling the FBI raid disquieting and backing Cohen's attempt to prevent some of the records from being examined by investigators.

Trump's lawyers want to do their own review of the seized records to screen out any confidential information. A key question now, why has the president gotten involved. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SCOTT FREDERICKSEN, FORMER ASSOCIATE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL: This is more akin to bottom of the ninth play the evidence that may be at stake here. The government has seized, the federal judge has allow that so far could be absolutely toxic to Mr. Cohen and perhaps to Mr. Trump and that's why this is so critical.

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TODD: Legal experts tell CNN the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who's been investigating Cohen for months must have been confident of potential evidence against Cohen to order the raid. The Republican chairman of the House oversight committee vouched for the judge who signed off on the warrant.

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TREY GOWDY, (R) UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE: The most important thing we know is that a neutral detached federal judge has nothing to do with politics signed off on this warrant.

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TODD: Former federal prosecutors tell CNN the odds are against Cohen and Trump being able to prevent investigators from looking at Cohen's records.

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JOSEPH MORENO, FORMER U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PROSECUTOR: It's going to be an uphill battle to assert that the federal government is not allowed to look at the evidence seized from Michael Cohen's home and hotel room in a safe deposit and electronic devices. Because we have processes in place to protect people's rights to privilege, while at the same time allowing prosecutors to obtain the evidence they need to further their case.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

TODD: Another key question if Trump wanted to shut down the Cohen investigation, could he?

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FREDERICKSEN: These investigations is out of New York. His own appointee is the U.S. attorney there. The number two there is running this investigation, unless you're going to hire the entire leadership you can't shut this out.

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TODD: Cohen has denied any wrongdoing in this case. Trump has called the FBI raids an attack on the country. Former prosecutors tell us they are waiting to see about the next big development in the Cohen case, one, if Cohen is charged, two, whether there's any evidence of crucial communications between Cohen and Trump that might implicate the president, and three, whether Cohen might flip and turn on his boss. Something that those who know Cohen say is very unlikely.

Brian Todd, CNN, Washington.

CHURCH: Joining me now is Larry Sabato, he is the director at the Center for Politics for the University of Virginia. Always great to have you on the show.

LARRY SABATO, DIRECTOR, VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR POLITICS: Thank you, Rosemary.

CHURCH: So we learned Monday that Fox News' host Sean Hannity was the mystery third client of Donald Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen. That is according to Cohen himself, but Hannity doesn't agree. He denies it, but he either is or he isn't, and if he is, Hannity never disclosed that connection on air. How do you make sense of all of that?

SABATO: Your last point was the most important. It really doesn't matter whether you define this as attorney-client or simply our friends who speak in exchange questions and legal advices. The fact of the natter is Hannity should have disclosed to the viewership his relationship to a man he was commenting on rather extensively and very favorably.

It was important for viewers to know about this relationship and I think that's just as true for commentators as it is for regular reporters. He didn't do it, that was the problem.

CHURCH: But Hannity says they didn't have that relationship. So, I mean, this is the problem, isn't it? You got to Michael Cohen saying one thing disclosing him in federal court as that third mystery client and then that client supposedly Hannity says no, that's not the case.

SABATO: Well, Hannity has admitted that he's asked Cohen for advice on some matters, real estate or otherwise, and most importantly, Cohen has said that he considered Hannity a client. To me, that is all the evidence you need that there should have been a disclosure.

CHURCH: Why do you think the president is now gotten involved and would you expect him to be implicated in some way if Cohen is charged at the end of this investigation?

SABATO: It all depends on what the judge eventually decides or the masters she appoints in court eventually decides can be given to the government in which remains private. We'll see what actually comes out. But let's remember, Cohen has been very close to Trump for years and years and years, and apparently there are tapes, apparently there are lots of documents involving Trump because Cohen handled a lot of his business.

It's hard to believe given the number of controversies in Trump's career that there wouldn't be information that all of this would find interesting, not just prosecutors. CHURCH: Yes. And the other big story of course is James Comey, and what he's been saying about Donald Trump, calling him morally unfit to be president.

[03:25:00] We heard it first in his interview on ABC News. And as he sells his book we will hear a whole look more.

USA Today released an interview where they did with Comey. Let's just take a quick listen to that.

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JAMES COMEY, FORMER UNITED STATES FBI DIRECTOR: At least in my experience, he won't criticize Vladimir Putin even in private, even in a meeting with three people in the Oval Office. He is arguing that he gave a good answer when he said essentially we are the same kind of killers that Putin's thugs are, and that struck me.

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CHURCH: And this is the point that has so many of us confused and bewildered. Mr. Trump's reluctance to criticize the Russian president even sort of seems to put him on a pedestal of sorts. What do you make of it, and what do you make of Comey's carefully worded assessments that imply the Russians have something on President Trump.

SABATO: Well, Comey was very careful and he did note that he does not know for sure whether the Russians have something. But what Comey pointed out is not new in the sense because this is been noted since the campaign and certainly after the election.

This has been the most unusual relationship even between a Russian president and the president of the United States. It is, as it appears that there is something that keeps Trump from criticizing and it's only logical to think that Putin may have some information that would embarrass Trump.

CHURCH: Larry Sabato, we thank you for your analysis as always.

SABATO: Thank you so much, Rosemary.

CHURCH: And we'll take a short break here. But still to come, they came to Britain after World War II to help rebuild the country. But decades later, new immigration rules are putting their future in question. The wind rushed generations suddenly in focus.

Plus, they coming for the tax breaks and staying for the passports. The concerns about Russian investments in Cyprus. We'll have more on that when we come back.

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CHURCH: A very warm welcome back. I'm Rosemary Church. Time to update you now on the main stories we've been following this hour.

Russia is denying allegations by the U.S. and U.K. that is blocking international inspectors from entering Douma, Syria the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this month. Russian military officials say the fact-finding team which arrived in Damascus on Saturday will be allowed into Douma on Wednesday.

[03:29:59] The U.S. and U.K. have issued a joint warning about Russians cyber hacking. According to the warning hackers are trying to gain access to the devices that control the flow of internet traffic. Experts say once you control traffic, you control everything in it. Russia denies any such hacking attempts.

Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has also represented one of the president's most vocal supporters. Fox News host, Sean Hannity. The revelation came from Cohen's lawyers as Cohen appeared in a New York Courtroom. Hannity however says he quote, "Never retain Cohen in the traditional sense."

Prosecutors say they've been investigating Cohen for months for possible criminal conduct.

Well, Cyprus is not just a vacation spot for tourist, it has become an investment for thousands of Russians looking for tax breaks and a possible that gives them on trade to the European Union, but they are concerns that snowed all the Russians applying.

Our Matthew Charles, joins us now from Limassol, in Cyprus to explain a little more about this. Well, Matthew, some 40,000 Russians buying luxury homes on the island is, is this just about tax breaks, E.U. citizenship of passport or is there more to it?

MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think it's about all of those things. First of all, plus the fact that Cyprus is you can see behind me is a very pleasant place to be. But the concern is that there is so much Russian money now flooding into this Mediterranean Island which is also a member states of the European Union that they are buying political influence.

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CHANCE: Why?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Come on in.

CHANCE: Why, this is -- this incredible.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Thank you. This is only to me a lifestyle.

CHANCE: Yes.

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CHANCE: Welcome to the 16 story Olympic Tower in Limassol, luxury condo in Cyprus were anyone with a few million dollars can owned a top of the range Pentax, plus an important extra.

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CHANCE: And of course for that money.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

CHANCE: For that money. You get a lot more than just an apartment, don't you, in this country?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Of course.

CHANCE: Is there a passport?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A passport is very important, of course.

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CHANCE: More like the key attraction for the mainly Russian buyers was so many this corner of Cyprus has been nicknamed Limassol Grad. So huge money spend for the separate government, owning billions of dollars in Russian revenue.

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CHANCE: It is like Moscow on the sea.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Moscow in the sea, exactly.

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CHANCE: But Russia is buying far more than just a slice of sunny real estate. It is buying influence. According to the editor for the leading Cypriot newspaper.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This great economic influence from Cyprus, from the Russians. That is why, sometimes the influence of the politicization of our government, of our parties are key.

CHANCE: Do you think that is why Cyprus was one of the minority of European Union countries. That for instance, did not expel Russian diplomats after the Skripal poisoning in Britain. Was that a factor?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, I believe you.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CHANCE: And over the weekend use of the British military base here in (inaudible) near Limassol to launch air strikes on Russia's Syrian ally as perplex Cypriot.

Spoking protest are in fears that their country may be dragged into the Syrian conflict. Even face retaliation strikes from Russian missiles station a little more with a hundred miles away in Syria.

Well, this protesters outside the U.S. embassy here in (inaudible) are chanting anti-war slogans more specifically anti-NATO slogans. Look at the sign over here. Hands off Syria, they are not talking about the Russians to the reference to the recent U.S., French and British strikes against Syrian chemical weapons facilities. Something of course that the Russians would vigorously opposed to.

This is just the latest examples of how Cyprus and E.U. country seems increasingly torn between Russia and the West.

Always been one of the big and consistent themes of Russian foreign policy is its attempt to undermine Western institutions, like the European Union, like NATO and the concern here in Cyprus, amongst many of observance of political observers is that Russia is using this Mediterranean Island do exactly that. Rosemary.

[03:35:00] CHURCH: Yes and Matthew you mentioned run at the end of your report there, I mean, how is Cyprus working that to fine line between Russia and the West?

CHANCE: Well, Rosemary, it is a very difficult balance for Cyprus, it's a country that has economic problems in the past Russia is offered to extend loans to bail Cyprus out of its economic problems. It has offered to sell military equipment to Cyprus. And it is even suggested housing Russian troops permanently on the island and in a naval facility in the -- in the northwest of the island.

At the moment that's -- those are all suggestions that have been resisted by the Cypriot government under pressure from that Western allies, Western partners, but as the situation changes in more Russian money floods in a bowl Russians become Cypriot citizens through the scheme of buying properties that I mentioned earlier already, at least half of the 2000 passports that had been awarded this way had gone to Russian nationals.

But there is a danger of that delicate balance shifting into Russia's favor, Rosemary.

CHURCH: Yes. Indeed, Matthew Chance joining us there from the very beautiful Limassol, Cyprus. Words that just up to 10:30 in the morning, many thanks.

Well in the aftermath of World War II, Britain faced a lot of rebuilding and the government invited immigrants from the Caribbean to help so-called Windrush Generations build new lives for themselves and their families. But now they're falling victim to tightened immigration rules. The interior minister apologize for treatment, she called appalling.

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AMBER RUDD, BRITISH HOUSE SECRETARY: I recognize the concern, from some people in the Windrush Generation and I would not want anyone who has made their life in the U.K. to feel unwelcome for being any doubt of their right to remain here. As my rightful friend the Prime Minister has already made clear, there is absolutely no question about their right to remain and I am very sorry for any confusion or anxiety felt.

(END VIDEO CLIP) CHURCH: And CNN's Isa Soares, reports now on the uncertain future,

facing the Windrush immigrants.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: here is the arrival of more than 400 happy Jamaicans.

ISA SOARES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: They were the first groups of immigrants to arrive in the U.K. and at the request to the British government and they came to help rebuild the country can (inaudible). This was June 22, 1948.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Where do you come from?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Jamaica.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Have you brought your children with you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How many?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Five children.

SOARES: Over the next 20 plus years, half a million Commonwealth citizens build British lives, work British jobs and paid British taxes, beginning in the era of multiculturalism in Great Britain.

Anthony Brian was one of them. He came here from Jamaica in 1965 when he was just eight years of age. Recently he's been detained twice in an Immigration Removal Center.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Every time I go dancing (inaudible), and they will follow me today, am I going to be locked up somewhere? And after released again, is there some life here.

SOARES: Like Anthony, many of the Windrush Generation are now living with a threat of deportation, this after the British government recently tightened migration rules, leaving many scrambling for documents and paperwork to prove they are here legally.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Some of them shot out of the system which means they are denied the right work, access to government services in healthcare that they had contributed to, some had been detained and some were still in detention and others had been deported. The countries that are no longer their home.

SOARES: It is an injustice that has David Lammy seething, not just that the British member of Parliament, but also as a proud son of the Windrush migrants.

DAVID LAMMY, BRITISH LABOR POMPEO: We need a proper apology. We are very, very clear amnesty today for all of those people. People who pay for lawyers need to be reimbursed and compensated for their loss, but we need to understand how many people had been deported, how many people had been detained, and how many people had been denied access to the NHS that the United Kingdom had fallen to this battle group.

SOARES: Windrush square was built to commemorate the first arrival of immigrants from the Caribbean to the U.K. back in 1948. 70 years later, many of them are facing uncertainty, are wondering where this to the place they can call home. Isa Soares, CNN, London.

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CHURCH: Now for a short break. Demonstrators are once again protesting across India, the new crimes igniting public anger six years of the notorious case in New Delhi.

And Starbucks under fire demands for action grow, after two African- American men are arrested in Philadelphia for supposedly trespassing in a cafe.

[03:40:03] We will have the details for you after the break.

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CHURCH: There is renewed outrage in India over a series of brutal rapes. One case involves allegations against a ruling party politician. Mass demonstrations were held across the country Sunday, highlighting India's the religious divisions and its long history of violence against women and children. New Delhi Bureau chief, Nikhil Kumar joins us now with the details and they kill those details are horrifying. It has to be said the outrage was prompted by two cases. In particular, one involving an eight-year-old girl and the other 16- year-old. What happened to those girls? And why does this keep happening to women and children in India?

NIKHIL KUMAR, CNN NEW DELHI'S BUSINESS CHIEF: That is right Rosemary. Two cases -- excuse me-- dominated national attention here now the days, the one involving the eight-year-old we are talking -- it took place, sorry, in January is when the atrocities alleged to have taken place.

The 8-year-old came from a community of nomads, Muslim nomads and she was there playing in the meadow in an area dominated by Hindus. The allegations are that eight men, Hindu men, abducted her, held her captive, gang raped and then murdered her. The case really caught India's -- everyone's imagination over here and attention when the investigators are going to try and file charges against these eight men who were arrested and they were met with protest from Hindu nationalists, who rules the defense of the accused. Apparently only because of their religion.

And then the other case, is in northern (inaudible) state where a 16- year-old is alleged to have been raped, last June by a ruling party lawmaker, that man was only arrested last week. Again after public outrage grew and the two issues as you say, have come together, one is about the continuing concern about violence against women and people are asking more than five years after that awful rape, gang rape in Delhi in 2012. And how is this happening again.

And the other is about the influence of Hindu nationalist and what is that doing to India's secular fabric which has been particularly highlighted and underlined by the details of the cases that emerged regarding the eight year old, Rosemary.

CHURCH: The details truly sickening and what is the government doing about this. How much pressure is Prime Minister is feeling right now, as he faces reelection next year?

KUMAR: An immense under pressure, Rosemary, he was criticized widely criticized, last week for not speaking out on this for many, many days as these cases dominated the headlines. Run front page of newspapers unprompted many people, to come out of the streets. He did finally speak out late last week promising the justice would be done, that the perpetrators would not be allowed to get away, but you know the whole -- the whole the case in the eight -- involvement of the eight year old and the case involved -- in the predation involving the 16-year- old, both of them have really prompted many, many Indians up and down this country to question.

As I said earlier, well, you know, law were tighter and the aftermath of 2012 rape. So, why is it that this is happening again, and the fact that in one case, a ruling party lawmaker is involved in the other case Hindu nationalist Mr. Modi's parties, a Hindu nationalist party. Hindu Nationalist rose up in defense of the accused, that is only keep even further pressure on the government, on the Prime Minister to really do more, to do something about this problem, Rosemary.

CHURCH: Let us hope we see some movement on this Nikhil Kumar, joining us therefrom New Delhi. Many thanks to you.

Well, the number of rape related cases in India has spiked in recent years. That's according to India's national crime record Bureau, there has been a 12 percent rise in rape cases from 34,000 in 2015, to nearly 39,000 in 2016. On average, that's more than 100 reported cases of rape every single day.

According to court records, the number of sexual assault related cases awaiting a trial date in 2016 that totaled over 15,000 with --1300 or less than 10 percent that year.

The CEO of Starbucks is apologizing again for the arrest of two African-American men in a store in Philadelphia. But his apologies are not stopping protest inside and outside the store in question. The two men were arrested last week after Starbucks manager called police saying the men were trespassing. Starbucks says, they now agreed to meet with company CEO Kevin Johnson, who reiterated his thoughts about the incident.

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KEVIN JOHNSON, CEO, STARBUCKS: I say the circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome in our store on Thursday were reprehensible. They were wrong. And for that, I personally apologize to the two gentlemen that visited our store. Certainly, you know, it is my responsibility to -- to understand what happened and what led to that and ensure that we fix it. (END VIDEO CLIP)

CHURCH: The Starbucks manager who called police leading to the arrests and this now viral video no longer works at that store is unclear, though with her she was fired or just relocated.

What happened in that Starbucks is similar to what many African- Americans have experienced in other public places? CNN host is opening up about being kicked out of a coffee shop three years ago. Kumar Bell, is the host of United Shades of America and he told his story earlier to CNN's Don Lemon.

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W. KAMAU BELL, HOST OF UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA, CNN: This has happened in coffee shops and business everyday were black people get kicked out, or get asked to leaved, we don't get to do things white are allowed to do. In 2015 on my birthday. Actually, I was told to leave the (inaudible) cafe in Berkeley, California, because they thought I was harassing my wife, and my 13 week old baby.

DON LEMON, CNN TONIGHT NEWS SHOW HOST: Wow.

KAMAU BELL: So, yes, exactly which, you know, because -- and I talked to my wife about a minute, I had met her and her friends in this coffee shop and they told me to leave, because somebody hit complain about me being there and the thing I realized, and I think about this -- with this two black males in the Starbucks, is that I was afraid they would call the cops. I actually thought --

LEMON: No one called the cops on you, right? No one called the cops and no one mistakenly thought that you had a gun, but did you worry about those things?

KAMAU BELL: I did worry about those things, because we were in 2015, we were in the middle of Ferguson and being all the headlines and so, I know about the possibility, but here is the thing that is so signee about it Don. The reason I why don't think the culture called because my wife was right there who was white and she was able to go that's my husband. This is weird together. I'm his wife and I think that probably her white skin actually probably took some of the heat out of the situation which is sad, but true.

This is not just about coffee shops in his black man, all as we know about this, because there was a white woman there who tweeted that out. This is about how black people are treated in this country. This issue is going to the black teenage boy who was shot at (inaudible) who is asking for direction. This are all the same thing, Don.

LEMON: So what do we do Kamau?

KAMAU BELL: This is the thing, we can't talk about it like it is a Starbucks issue, this is an America issue, and until America and specifically American white people are ready to confront and participate in America's history and legacy of racism and current day racism, like the white woman in the video did who take the video, we are going to be here, Don. We will be here in a year, talking about another coffee shop with something else had happen.

LEMON: But she knows --

KAMAU BELL: White people need to understand their racism is hurting them too. Not the same way it was hurting with color, but it is actually affecting your life in a negative way. The way the woman in the video understood, the way my wife understands me.

LEMON: yes.

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[03:50:05] CHURCH: And Kamau Bell also says the employees at all -- often becomes escape goats and the firing them will not address structural and institutionalized racism.

Well, the family behind Korean Airlines is facing another episode of public anger. The chairman's youngest daughter allegedly threw a cup of water at an advertising agency manager during a meeting, Cho Hyun- min overseas marketing for the airline. She has apologized and has been suspended while police investigate. The older sister, you might recall, became known as the not-rage heiress. She was fine from Korean Air and sentenced to jail after losing her temper, over how she was served nuts in first class. Critics accused children of major Korean business conglomerates of acting as if they were above the law.

Still to come devastating flooding hits Hawaii, stranding dozens of residents and wiping out homes and businesses. We will have the details for you.

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CHURCH: Welcome back everyone, well parts of Hawaii are trying to recover from severe flooding in mudslides, the state's governor declared an emergency on the island of Kelly which was pounded with heavy rain over the weekend. The floods have destroyed homes and businesses and washed out roads. More than 100 people have been airlifted to safety and for on the flood in Hawaii and some like he'd expected in parts of you're a lot to cover there, our meteorologist, Pedram Javaheri, joins us with all these details, Pedram.

PEDRAM JAVAHERI, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Yes, Rosemary, good to seeing you. You know what, following the story because the amount of rain that has come down is as impressive as you will see here on earth, in fact. This portion of Hawaii. It gets some of the heaviest rainfall totals of anywhere on earth and you take a look at total and just 48 hours period. So, you are talking about a soggy weekend, five, six, 700 upwards of 800 millimeters of rainfall in some of this regions across the northern tier of the island of Kawai.

In fact, you take that rainfall amount, it would take Los Angeles for the two years that accumulate amount of rainfall. It would take London about 18 months to accumulate the amount of rainfall we saw in parts of Kawai and from Saturday into Sunday alone. Of course, needless to say the damage is incredible across that region and incredibly too, we are talking about the dry season here, April, May June, of course is a very wet part of the world, but this is as dry as you get for these next few months when we pick up the rainfall totals that we saw across that region.

We do know some rain is still forecast across that region, but certainly nothing like what you saw in the past several days. Now going all the way out there towards Western Europe. A pretty incredible pattern shaping up here as well as a very high-pressure with received tremendous heat build, and keeping you at sea in latter portion of summer, certainly nowhere near on what you would see this time of year, but this sort of pattern looks pretty persistent one, at least over the next several days.

In fact, sort of, rather comfortable spring-like temperatures in Paris, in Madrid, about 21 to 22, respectively, Rome 19, very uniformed setup, before as temps are concern, but as we go in from Wednesday and Thursday and eventually to Friday, heat build and we stay -- a rather warm even in the beginning portion of this weekend. So, if you look at this trend and by definition, a heat wave, you had to have five consecutive days of temperatures 5 degrees Celsius above normal or warmer, 15 is what is normal in London.

[03:55:00] Look at this up to 22, 24, 23 again late July early August temperatures here with sunny skies for potentially the next seven days. And we know how unsettled has been across parts of Western Europe. You know, they are going to be breaking up the shorts and T- shirts here and we should have from the upper and mid 20's is across places such as Paris as well, Rosemary, were temps will be running some 12 degrees above normal. So, a lot of warm weather and I am sure a lot of smiles for maybe a little bit before something plains might be coming out of it too.

CHURCH: Until it becomes too much.

JAVAHERI: Exactly.

CHURCH: Pedram, thank you as always, I appreciate it.

Well, James Comey's new book, has only been on sale for a few hours now, but it is selling fast. The former FBI director is busy promoting a higher loyalty and this programming note, CNN's Jake Tapper will interview James Comey this Thursday that's on the lead at 9:00 p.m. in London midnight in Abu Dhabi.

In the meantime, late-night comedians in the U.S. are the taking aim at Comey's book and the revelation, that President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen has represented Fox News host, Sean Hannity, as well.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now even though Comey's book is known until tomorrow we get a sneak peek in the blurbs on the back cover, interesting, but check out what people references Hillary Clinton wrote, this is the best book I ever hurled through the window. (LAUGHTER)

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Jeff Sessions wrote, when I drive I sit on this book so I can see over the steering wheel.

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And finally President Trump, fake news, but if they turn it into a movie, I should definitely be played by Brad Pitt.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is (inaudible). Comey only has two other clients and all he does for them is pay off mistresses. Which raises the obvious question, who does Sean Hannity have sex with?

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You know right now, Sean Hannity is probably on the phone with his wife, like hey honey, it's so weird how I used the guy who pays of mistresses to get clean out of that parking ticket.

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It is funny right? Hello, hello, --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That is a big detail to leave out Sean, what else haven't you been telling us? That you share a barber with the Legal man.

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CHURCH: of course if you are with that, thanks for your company. I'm Rosemary Church. Remember to connect with me anytime on Twitter @rosemarycnn, love to hear from you and the news continues now with our Max Foster in London. You are watching CNN. The world news leader. Have a great day.