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Russia Trounces Saudi Arabia 5-0 In World Cup Opening Game; Putin Calls For "Global Unity" At Kickoff; DOJ Watchdog Finds Comey Violated FBI Norms On Clinton Probe But Not Politically Motivated; New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation; Saudi-led Coalition Attacking Rebel-Held Yemeni Port; .K. Marks One Year Since Blaze Killed 72; Meghan Markel Makes First Solo Appearance With Queen. Aired 3-4p ET
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HANNAH VAUGHAN JONES, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Hello, everyone. Live from CNN London, I'm Hannah Vaughan Jones in for Hala Gorani.
Tonight, the World Cup begins with a five-star Russian performance. The host nation thumps Saudi Arabia in the opening game. We are live in Moscow
for all the action.
Also tonight, President Trump's charitable foundation is being sued by the attorney general of New York.
And this hour, we are expecting to hear from the White House. Perhaps to respond to that legal action. We will monitor that.
Plus, remembering the horror of Grenfell, it is one year since the London tower block went up in flames. We'll have the latest on the search for
We begin in Russia where the planet's biggest sporting event has begun with a triumphant start for its host nation. There were high fives aplenty as
Russia scored a stunning 5-0 victory against Saudi Arabia. It included a breathtaking goal in the final two seconds of the match.
But before the game even began, it was clear Russia had one thing in mind - -
JONES: Entertain they certainly did. Singer, Robbie Williams, and Brazilian legend, Ronaldo, were among the stars of the opening ceremony.
They were joined by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin. He used the event to call for international unity.
We are, of course, covering all sides of this global event, from the pageantry to the politics and what's going on in the pictures as well.
Amanda Davies was watching all the action with the fans. Matthew Chance has more on what the world cup means for Russia. Both join me from Moscow.
Great to see you both. Amanda, the host kicking off this tournament in quite some style.
AMANDA DAVIES, CNN WORLD SPORT: Absolutely, Hannah. It's good to be proved wrong every now and then, isn't it? Everybody had been writing off
Russia's chances. All the fans here we have been speaking to have been talking about wanting a miracle over the next couple of weeks.
Please, let it not be too embarrassing. You can really hear and sense now what this result has meant to people here. We have got people celebrating
behind us. The thousands of fans who were inside the stadium where we were lucky enough to be a little bit earlier on.
Initially, we are there just proudly wearing the red, white and blue. The merchandise sellers have done very, very well in recent weeks. Everybody
had a flag or a scarf or a wig or a t-shirt or their faces painted. People initially were just there to be part of what is no doubt a historic
occasion for Russia, for the city of Moscow.
Russia hosting this World Cup for the first time. Then after the first goal and then the second goal and then maybe the third, people started
thinking, you know what? This could be something quite special. There had been fears that they didn't know where the goals were going to come from.
All the focus had been on Smallov and whether he was able to coach with the pressure of scoring the goals for the home side. Actually, they didn't --
he was on the field, but they didn't need him to find the back of the net. Four other players did instead.
It was a thumping win, really, over Saudi Arabia. You have to say not the best Saudi Arabian team, arguably the worst team in this tournament. In
terms of getting the competition off to a good start, getting the weight of the national support behind the team, couldn't have gone much better.
JONES: Matthew, we are hearing from Amanda about the team and the fans. A great start for Russia. Also, a big day for Vladimir Putin, the Russian
president as well. He wasted no time in making friends and meeting and greeting the good and great of the footballing world, the global community
arriving there in Moscow.
MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: To some extent, Hannah, yes. Look at this scene around me. The festive atmosphere that
has taken grip of the streets of the Russian capital in the hours after that stunning victory by the Russian national team, a 5-0 victory over
For a team that had -- the country had very low expectations about its ability to perform. It's kind of sent Russia and Russians into this
football frenzy, which we are witnessing unprecedently in the streets of Moscow.
[15:05:14] And yes, you're right, to answer your question, is a big day for Vladimir Putin, too? There's touch of the bread and circus about this.
There's a lot of social problems and political problems in Russia. The opposition here politically is suppressed.
There are problems with people's pensions, with health care, with education. Vladimir Putin wants his people to forget about all that for
the ration of this tournament and to focus on the football. That's what they're doing.
He spoke about unity in the world. We all -- to paraphrase him, we are united by this love of football. That seems to be what's happening. Of
course, it's in stark contrast to the disunity that has been caused by Russia's actions over the course of the past couple of years.
I'm talking about Crimea, the downing of MH17 which Russia said it had nothing to do with, the backing of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. That's caused
enormous discord in the world and disunity. So, it's somewhat stark, this contrast, this call for unity by Vladimir Putin, the Russian president --
JONES: Matthew, if you can hear me amongst the crowd behind you, this is going to carry on this, this momentum will keep going for a month. The
fans look like and sound like they can keep it going. One wonders whether the country can keep this up for a whole month. I think they answered my
CHANCE: Exactly. How long the enthusiasm will continue for the Russian team I think is --
JONES: Matthew, we can't hear you at all. You probably can't hear us. Let's go back to Amanda. I know you were in the stadium earlier today to
watch the game itself. Was it louder than that inside the stadium?
DAVIES: That is welcome to the world of a World Cup, Matthew Chance. He is going to have to get used to that over the next few weeks. It's
incredible. There are fans here from around the world to enjoy the party and really, we have seen fans from brazil, from Argentina, from Peru, from
The Russians are absolutely getting on board with this World Cup spirit. Of course, always helps when the host nation does well in a World Cup. The
question now is whether the team are going to be able to build on what was really the best possible start for them?
As I said before, against the easiest opponent they could have wished for in the opening game. Their boss has actually said, we cannot relax. He
got a phone call from President Putin as he was in his press conference after the game to wish the team congratulations, to say thank you for what
they had done in the opening game.
It gets tougher from this point on. Their next game is Egypt. Of course, we have heard today that the Liverpool star is going to be fit to play for
Egypt. Many people feared he was going to be out after being injured in the champions league final.
After Egypt, it's Uruguay with the like of Luis Suarez so it does get much, much tougher from here, but they have put themselves in a very good
position and they've given themselves a chance of getting out of the group.
JONES: Football fever gripped Russia and Matthew Chance as well on the streets of Moscow. Thanks to both of you, to Matthew and Amanda. Thanks
Serious errors of judgment, but no evidence of political bias. That's the conclusion of a long awaited internal report on the FBI's handling of the
Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation. A U.S. Justice Department watchdog faulted former FBI Director James Comey for not following agency
procedures, calling him insubordinate. It also criticized two FBI agents who exchanged anti-Trump text messages saying those texts cast a cloud over
Let's go live to Washington for more on this. We're joined by CNN's justice correspondent, Jessica Schneider. Jessica, James Comey has already
[15:10:02] JESSICA SCHNEIDER, CNN JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT: He has, Hannah. He's released an op-ed in "The New York Times." He's also been tweeting
about this and that's because really as you mentioned there are two main takeaways from this 500-plus page report.
The takeaways are this, that many of the actions of James Comey and some of other members of the FBI deviated from the standard there. In part as
well, there was the conclusion that there was no political bias here.
Throughout this report, the harshest criticism was against the former FBI director. The inspector general criticized James Comey for many things,
including not consulting with the then Attorney General Loretta Lynch before that surprise press conference in July of 2016 where Comey announced
that Hillary Clinton would not face any charges for maintaining her private e-mail server and then mishandling classified materials over e-mail.
He also said in that press conference that she was nonetheless still extremely careless. The IG criticizing that. The IG also found it was
insubordinate that Comey went around the Department of Justice officials and again alerted Congress that they were reopening that e-mail
investigation just 11 days before the election.
And of course, you will remember just a few days before the election, then Candidate Donald Trump, he seized on that announcement. Hillary Clinton
has blamed that in part for her loss. There's another thing that the IG report revealed.
We're seeing some of these newly discovered text messages between FBI officials, Peter Strzok and FBI attorney, Lisa Page. Remember, they had
those thousands of text messages that they exchanged over their FBI phones as they were carrying on an extramarital affair. In this latest
revelation, there are renewed cries from Republicans about bias.
It comes from August 2016, three months before the election. At the same time, there was that FBI investigation into Russian interference. Here is
what the text messages say. Lisa Page, the FBI attorney, she wrote, Trump is not ever going to be president. Right, right?
That's when FBI special agent, Peter Strzok responds, no, no, he is not. We will stop it. So, a lot of questions and criticisms coming out about
those text messages as well. But of course, Hannah, overall, the report stressing that there was no evidence that any official took any action
because of political bias.
But still, a bombshell 500-page report. You mentioned James Comey, he is responding as well. I can read you a little bit of his statement. So, he
has said this, just in the past few minutes.
He said, "I do not agree with all of the inspector general's conclusions. But I respect the work of his office and salute his professionalism. All
of our leaders need to understand that accountability and transparency are essential to the functioning of democracy, even when it involves -- he will
continue on here in this "New York Times" op-ed -- even when it involves criticism.
This is how the process is supposed to work. So again, harsh criticism of James Comey here, Hannah, but James Comey supporting this whole process and
what a lengthy process it has been -- Hannah.
JONES: And Jessica, just for our international viewers as well, some people might be a little bit confused as to the timing of this
investigation, this report at the moment. Important to say that this is not so much about Hillary Clinton and her actions, vis-a-vis, her e-mails,
but this is how the FBI dealt -- with the FBI's actions and how they FBI dealt with Hillary Clinton and her actions.
SCHNEIDER: And you're exactly right. It's important for viewers to understand that the inspector general is this watchdog over the Department
of Justice, over the FBI. So, when all these questions came up about did James Comey do the right thing in first holding this press conference where
he didn't press any charges against Hillary Clinton and then again alerting Congress that they had reopened the investigation, he did all of this sort
of on his own without conferring with Department of Justice officials.
So, then they decided to have an investigation and determine whether or not this was all properly handled. So, the case is closed against Hillary
Clinton. It has been for some time since just before the election. This is more reflecting and looking at how the FBI and the DOJ handled all this.
Did they do the right thing? In many cases here, the inspector general saying, you know, they really deviated from a lot of these standard
protocols and criticizing them for all of that -- Hannah.
JONES: Jessica Schneider, live for us in Washington. We appreciate it. Thank you.
Now we turn our attention to some stunning claims in a new lawsuit filed against Donald Trump, three of his children and their family's charitable
foundation. The New York attorney general accuses the Trump Foundation of persistently illegal conduct, including, quote, "extensive unlawful
political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign as well as repeated transactions to benefit Mr. Trump's personal and business
Attorney General Barbara Underwood talked to CNN's Christiane Amanpour today and she said no one is above the law.
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[15:15:08] BARBARA UNDERWOOD, NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: It's not at all unprecedented for a non-profit corporation, a charitable foundation to be
held to account for these violations. It is not -- I'm unaware of a case in which the foundation involved was run by a sitting president. But
there's no reason why a foundation owned and operated by a sitting president should be exempt from the laws that we routinely apply to other
(END VIDEO CLIP)
JONES: Well, Mr. Trump is already firing back on Twitter. He calls the lawsuit, quote, "ridiculous" and says he won't settle this case.
Let's bring in CNN's Jean Casarez for more on this. Jean, just to start off with what is the Trump Foundation? Who makes up the Trump Foundation?
And what exactly is it accused of having done wrong?
JEAN CASAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The Trump Foundation is a charitable foundation, monies that come in go to charities. Charities of the choice
of the foundation and its board of directors. This verified petition, which is 41 pages long, it's a civil lawsuit here in the state of New York,
it says that the foundation was merely a shell.
That this charitable foundation actually the intent was to benefit Donald J. Trump and his businesses, that it did not follow the law. The board of
directors had not met since 1999. It was actually the Trump organization's accounting office that dealt with all the financial matters of the
It says there is willful and knowing conduct. Let's look at this petition. It says, quote, "The petition filed today alleges a pattern of persistent,
illegal conduct occurring over more than a decade."
That includes extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, transactions to benefit Mr. Trump's personal and
business interests and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations."
They cite several examples. One example being that the foundation gave money to charitable organizations in lieu of settlements, according to
lawsuits that they were supposed to give to different entities. Of course, those entities actually allowed that charitable contribution.
But we're getting a response from the foundation itself. It is very strong. It says, quote, "This is politics at its very worst. The
foundation has donated over $19 million to worthy charitable causes, more than it even received. The president himself or through his companies has
contributed more than $8 million.
The reason the foundation was able to donate more than it took in is because it had little to no expenses. This is unheard of for a charitable
foundation." What this petition is really asking for, they are asking for the courts to dissolve the foundation.
They are also asking for $2.8 million in restitution and that Mr. Trump himself may not be involved in the charitable foundation in the state of
New York for ten years. His three children at least one year -- Hannah.
JONES: Jean Casarez, we appreciate your explanation of that. Thank you.
All right. Still to come on the program tonight, a surprising image. North Korea releases video of President Trump saluting one of Kim Jong-un's
Also, thousands of people have died in Yemen's civil war. Why an attack under way right now could raise that toll much, much higher. More on that.
JONES: Welcome back. An intense assault is currently under way on the Yemeni city of Hudata. Humanitarian organizations warned it could become a
catastrophe. Hudata is a port city in Yemen where a brutal civil war has been under way for more than three years now.
It is currently controlled by Houthi rebels who occupy much of Yemen's northwest, including the capital, Sanaa. A Saudi-led coalition is
currently trying to oust them. Hudata is Yemen's fourth largest city with more than 400,000 people resident.
Most of Yemen's food, fuel and medicine comes through this city, supplies that are vital to millions of desperate Yemeni civilians. The United
Nations warns a sustained offensive against Hudata could result in a quarter of a million deaths.
Many more throughout the wider country. The Saudi-backed coalition supporting the internationally recognized Yemeni government launched this
attack on Hudata on Wednesday. The coalition believes that if Hudata falls, it will be a major turning point in this brutal civil war.
Colonel Turki Al-Malki (ph) is a spokesman for the coalition. He joins us now from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Colonel, great to have you on the program.
Thank you for your time. It's been dubbed this mission to reclaim Hudata has been dubbed "Operation Golden Victory." Is it possible to achieve a
golden victory without the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians?
COLONEL TURKI AL-MALKI, COALITION SPOKESMAN: Thank you for having me, Hannah. Yes, the victory can be achieved in the right way when we are
implementing the armed conflict and putting all the consideration for the civilian people, they are in the city, which the Houthi are taken as a
shield inside the city.
If we look to the situation right now and we compare it to the situation in (inaudible) three years ago, it's the same situation, how the coalition
freed and liberated the interim capital of (inaudible) and the security and normal life is going right now. What the NGOs are calling for -- they are
getting for the human situation is part of our consideration for what we are doing in Hudata.
JONES: Are you talking about air strikes? It's very difficult to avoid civilian casualties.
AL-MALKI: As I said, implementing the law of armed conflict and taking the civilian people as the main consideration, not to be targeted. The
civilian people of Hudata is not our target. The coalition and when we talk the air strike is against the Houthi element south of the city. It
cannot be like an attack for the city, which is congested with 400,000 people inside the city.
JONES: Exactly. You mentioned 400,000 people. The United Nations is warning not only that they risk being caught up in gunfire but risk of
starvation if the port is recaptured. It cuts off vital food, medicine, aid for hundreds of thousands of people. At what point would you stop,
would you forgo Hudata?
AL-MALKI: If we look to the situation, we have to look to the main cause. The main reason for what is happening and other part, which is controlled
by the Houthi. The main cause is a terrorist group called Houthi. They have taken and kidnapped the legitimate government, which is recognized by
the international community.
The call came by the Yemeni government. The decision was taken. We know the effort and -- it came to the end by the Houthi when they -- a special
envoy was trying to put political solution to hand over the city and to hand over the second port in Yemen.
JONES: Colonel, the U.N. Security Council has been talking, discussing this today.
[15:25:03] What would it take, what would -- what could the international community do and the Yemeni people do to stop this proxy war between Saudi
Arabia and Iran currently being played out on Yemeni soil?
AL-MALKI: The international community, represented by the U.N. Security Council, can put pressure on the Houthi. According to 2216 U.N. Security
Council resolution, to hand over the legitimate government.
And also, to withdraw from the city to hand over the heavy weapon was taken by the Houthi from the Yemeni National Army. We know that Houthi, they
don't have the fan in the city or villages they are controlling. There are a lot of people against the Houthi.
The international community can put pressure. We know how the special envoy, his effort came to end because of the Houthi. We call in the United
Nation last year a couple of times. They have to supervise the port and also the airport. It be refused by the Houthi.
The effort that we are doing is not just the responsibility for the coalition. It's also the responsibility for the international community to
put pressure on Houthi according to 2216.
JONES: So, the pressure can be applied on the Houthi rebels. There is nothing that would stop you, the Saudi-backed coalition from pushing
forward? Nothing will stop you from taking Hudata? No loss of civilian life will stop you?
AL-MALKI: The decision was taken by the Yemeni national government. If we are talking about the 4th of June when our forces was almost hit ten
kilometers south of Hudata, we have to give space and we have given some for political effort to be -- to make the area liberated and handed over to
the Yemeni government.
It's not like our decision. We are supporting the Yemeni government. We are supporting the Yemeni National Army. We can achieve the objective.
The civilian people and the civilian object is part of our consideration. As we have the operational plan, we have a humanitarian plan.
JONES: Colonel, just finally, if the infrastructure around this port of Hudata is completely destroyed by this conflict and by the air strikes, is
the area still as valuable a commodity to the Yemeni government and the Saudi-backed coalition? Will it still want it if it is completely
AL-MALKI: We are not planning to destroy the area. The operational plan and all we have, we can liberate the city and we can liberate the port with
the minimum damage to the infrastructure. We are putting accountability on the Houthi not to destroy the infrastructure, especially the port and also
For the coalition, we are working together and comprehensive plan with Yemeni government so normal life can continue as the same. We know the
liberating the city and port can give that for Yemeni people. The port will work as it is. The Yemeni port cooperation can work as they are
working right now. We are not attacking the city. The war is not just represented by air power.
JONES: We appreciate your explanation of what's currently going on there in Yemen. Colonel Turki Al-Malki, thank you very much for your time, sir.
Still to come on the program tonight, one year on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Britain is still haunted by the deadly fire. We will hear from
survivors and bereaved talking about that fateful night.
[15:30:38] JONES: President Donald Trump turns 72 years old today. But this is almost certainly not the way he planned to spend his birthday.
Fighting back against a new lawsuit that makes serious accusations about his family's charitable foundation. A New York state attorney general
named Mr. Trump and three of his children in that lawsuit that accuses the foundation of persistently illegal conduct. Some of it directly involves
the Trump presidential campaign. President Trump fired off some tweets earlier today blasting the entire case as ridiculous. Right now, we are
monitoring a White House briefing to see if we get any fresh reaction from that. We'll keep an eye on it, of course.
But in the meantime, CNN's legal contributor Paul Callan joins me now. Paul, is there -- is there a clear distinction, first off, between the
Trump foundation, the Trump organization and the Trump administration?
PAUL CALLAN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: There is supposed to be such a distinction, Hannah. But the New York attorney general says that the
president was running this charity like it was part of the Trump organization. Which is improper and illegal under New York law. Now, bear
in mind, this is not a criminal case. This is a civil case. They're saying basically that they're seeking to have him barred from running any
charity ever again in the state of New York, because of the gross mismanagement of the Trump charitable foundation.
JONES: And what's the precedent for this in legal terms? I mean, has a sitting U.S. president end up being sued before?
CALLAN: Well, U.S. presidents have been sued before, but I can't think of a single case in American history where a U.S. president has been sued for
the way he ran a charitable organization. And this lawsuit makes some very, very damaging accusations against the president. It says, for
instance, that he used the Trump foundation to help his political campaign. One of the exhibits that is attached to the pleadings, the complaint that
was filed in the court, is a picture of a check that is supposedly a foundation check which has at the bottom of it the Trump campaign slogan,
make America great again. So it just looks like the charity's indistinguishable from the Trump campaign and that would be illegal under
New York law.
JONES: The president already taking to Twitter saying that in this case, he won't settle. We know he has done in the past. We know that this
president has an awful lot of personal wealth. So money shouldn't be his main concern. Should his concern really be that he's facing another
criminal investigation now?
CALLAN: Well, he is not facing a criminal investigation yet with respect to this, because this is only a civil matter. But potentially, yes, there
could be -- somebody could look at this and say, you know something, the abuse of this charity was so great it rises to the level of a criminal
offense. Now, no one has said that yet but you can be sure that there will be calls for the local district attorney to look at this as well, probably,
as the federal U.S. attorney general for New York. So I think there's a lot of trouble down the line for the president in dealing with this
JONES: Yes. More trouble down line for this particular president. Paul, thanks very much indeed.
[15:35:03] CALLAN: Thank you, Hannah.
JONES: Now, there was a lot on the agenda at White House briefing today. We mentioned it a little earlier. Responding to the new reports on the
FBI's handling of Hillary Clinton's e-mails and press secretary Sarah Sanders said the report has reaffirmed the president's suspicions. CNN
White House reporter Stephen Collinson joins me now from Washington. Stephen's been monitoring that White House briefing. What exactly did
Sarah Sanders have to say about this latest investigation?
STEPHEN COLLINSON, CNN WHITE HOUSE REPORTER: Well, she cherry picked the pieces of the inspector general's report that were most advantageous to the
president. The errors about these texts that were exchanged by two FBI agents who are basically saying, oh, we need to find a way stop Trump being
president. He said that this underlined the president's belief that there was a deep-seeded political bias against him in the FBI and in the
government. The president calls this the deep state. That is despite the fact that the overarching conclusion of the inspector general's report is
that though there were norms that were not followed by the FBI leadership in the Clinton e-mail campaign, there was no sense of political bias for or
against the president.
So the White House is clearly seizing upon the parts of this report that sort of are most palatable for the president where I think it shows is that
there is this underlying fact that whenever all these investigations against the president into the 2016 election are all wrapped up. There's
very little chance that there is going to be some moment of clarity in which all of this gets resolved and everyone sees this from either side of
the political spectrum in the same way.
JONES: And Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, keen, I understand, to talk about the issue with families at the border. This is
at the U.S./Mexico border, some disagreements on Capitol Hill as to whether families should remain together or whether they can be separated from
children. What did she have to say?
COLLINSON: Well, this was very interesting. This is an increasingly visible story about the -- we're getting pictures and stories from the
border about the children from parents who enter the country illegally or try to get asylum are separated from their children. And this is causing a
lot of stir in the Congress. Sarah Sanders said defending some comments that were made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. She said that it was
biblical for the law to be enforced and she got into a bit of a back and forth with CNN's Jim Acosta over this, somewhat odd -- sort of turn of the
Another interesting part of it was that she spoke about the salute that the president gave to a North Korean general that emerged from footage that was
shown on official North Korean television. She said this was merely a show of courtesy that was customary to a senior officer from the president of
another country's armed forces. Sort of side stepping his whole idea of what the commander in chief of U.S. Armed Forces, the most powerful man in
the word was doing saluting a senior officer from a military forces accused of gross human rights violations by the U.S. government. So that's
something she tried to sort of put the fire out on that, but I'm not sure it really succeeded.
JONES: OK. And we'll touch more on that topic little bit later on. Stephen Collinson, thanks very much.
Now, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped his tour, touting President Trump's North Korea deal to other regional powers. Speaking
alongside his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Seoul. Pompeo said that North Korea won't receive any sanctions relief until it has completely
denuclearized. Well, later in Beijing, Pompeo thanked Xi Jinping for supporting the summit and said while he believes peace is achievable, there
are still significant risks.
Well, meanwhile, we are getting a glimpse into how that summit is being portrayed to Kim Jong-un's domestic audience. The images of the trip were
not broadcast live in North Korea. That gave the country's state media time to craft a message of how the whole meeting played out. Our Will
Ripley reports now.
WILL RIPLEY, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: North Koreans are used to turning on the TV and seeing this. Huge celebrations for their
leader. But the occasion has never been this big. Kim Jong-un, bathed in adoration at Pyongyang's airport, home after meeting the president of the
And this footage from a special 45-minute state media broadcast shows the outside world as North Koreans have never seen before. The leader of a
country once called the hermit kingdom filmed on a three-day trip to Singapore, one of the world's most developed nations.
[15:40:04] UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): Many foreigners have visited this country, but there never was a time in Singapore's history
where all the streets were filled with waves of welcome like this.
RIPLEY: Pictures of Kim Jong-un on a night out at Singapore's marina Bay Sands, a temple to capitalism and a stark contrast to North Korea's largely
agrarian, socialist state. A year ago, North Korean state media was full of angry, violent rhetoric aimed at the U.S. president, casting him a far
off caricature of evil. Now, this. Kim Jong-un patting on the back one of the world's most powerful leaders and his former enemy. The North Korean
leader pictured as a friend, and equal. North Korean state media coverage of the Trump-Kim summit, slick and professional. As North Korea's leader
has opened up to world leaders this year, the government's news people have been front and center. Their footage is giving viewers around the world a
different look at one of the year's biggest stories. The North Koreans were given unrivalled access to the two nuclear armed rivals.
In recent months, North Korean's propaganda has transformed from this, to this.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): (INAUDIBLE) was a meaningful image that signals a new North Korea-U.S. relationship.
RIPLEY: Now, the world watches, wondering how quickly the North Korean government will be willing to change in other ways.
Will Ripley, CNN, Singapore.
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JONES: Still to come tonight, a sea of green in London today as the U.K. marks one year since the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.
JONES: Welcome back. The U.K. is marking a somber anniversary today. It has been one year since the Grenfell Tower went up in flames. Seventy-two
people died that night. The charred tower was lit up in green last night. The color that has, of course, now come to represent the tragedy. Many of
the monuments around London capsule lit up. Earlier, a national silence was held. Crowds fell quiet across the country for 72 seconds in honor of
each of those who lost their lives. A memorial ceremony at the base of the tower included a gospel choir and they performed "Bridge over Troubled
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
[15:45:07] UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay you down, like a bridge --
(END VIDEO CLIP)
JONES: Well, the wounds from last year's fire are still very fresh. Some people are angry. Others are asking why. Why in a city of so much wealth
and prosperity was this tragedy allowed to happen? Others say it was simply a terrible accident. And then there are the voices of the Grenfell
survivors and the testimonies of bereaved friends and relatives.
CNN's Nick Glass brings us their stories.
NICK GLASS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: In other circumstances, you probably wouldn't give it a second look. Just another London tower block, one among
many. Under the white plastic sheeting is Grenfell Tower. Grenfell is the stuff of nightmares. The tragedy played out mercilessly in front of all
our cameras. Strip away the shroud and as everyone knows this is still an incinerated concrete shell. The 24 story tombstone. The relic of a fire
that should never, ever have happened.
AHMED ELGWAHRY, WITNESS, GRENFELL TOWER FIRE: My mom and my sister were murdered and cremated on the 14th of June last year. To be more specific,
my mom and sister were poisoned by the smoke. They were burnt. They were cremated. I had to listen to them suffer and I had to listen to them die.
I had to watch Grenfell Tower burn for a couple of days. Particularly the top floors. If that's not torture, then I'm not really sure what else is.
GLASS: Ahmed stayed on the phone to his younger sister, Mariem until she fell silent and all he could hear was the crackle of flames. One year on,
and Grenfell remains a place of profound sadness. How could anyone forget what happened here? There's grief and dignity, but also simmering anger
and an unquenchable desire for justice. The photos of the missing ones plastered everywhere have begun to fade and fray, but not the memory of the
night or the manner of their dying.
HISAM CHOUCAIR, WITNESS, GRENFELL TOWER FIRE: When I go past and look at the tower, I have flashbacks. I know they are just pictures in my head.
But I can actually see people behind those windows.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I honestly -- it looks to me like it's only the outside. But oh, my God.
MARTIN MOORE BICK, CHAIRMAN, GRENFELL TOWER INQUIRY: In terms of loss of life, the fire was the single greatest tragedy to perform -- be fall this
city since the end of the Second World War. The sight of the building engulfed in flame is imprinted on the memories of those who experienced an
event of unimaginable horror.
GLASS: Unimaginable horror, that's the truth of it. The launch of the public inquiry they stood in silence for a symbolic 72 seconds. Seventy-
two people died in the fire. Here was a room full of overflowing with the bereaved.
CHOUCAIR: I have to live with my family ripped apart for the rest of my life. I don't see this as a tragedy. I see it as an atrocity.
GLASS: Hisam Choucair lost six relatives in the fire. His mother, sister, brother-in-law and three nieces. For seven tearful days, the bereaved paid
tribute to their loved ones, some made commemorative videos.
FIRDAWS HASHIM, VICTIM OF GRENFELL TOWER FIRE: I want to be, I want this out, I want to be just (INAUDIBLE)
GLASS: The artist could just say had just shown her work at the Venice Biennale. It made it all the more heartbreaking, so many children, so
young, so vibrantly full of life.
HASHIM: I want to be just to (INAUDIBLE)
[15:50:01] MARCIO GOMES, FATHER OF LOGNA GOMES: He was so peaceful. So restful. He looked like he was just sleeping. As babies do.
GLASS: At the very top of the building on the 23rd floor, Rania Ibrahim was trapped with her two young girls. And perhaps the most haunting of all
the footage from the night, she used her mobile phone to live stream on Facebook.
First, we hear a woman's voice shouting down.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We're stuck on the 23rd floor. Hello. There's too many people stuck upstairs. Hello.
GLASS: And then we hear Rania, herself.
RANIA IBRAHIM, GRENFELL TOWER FIRE VICTIM (through translator): There is no God but Allah. Allah, spare us from a dark death.
GLASS: None of them got out.
AMBROSE MENDY, GRENFELL TOWER INQUIRY: This isn't a time for vitriol and hatred. It's a time to come together and hold one another. To hold and
embrace. Because we know we're going to go forward.
GLASS: The hope is for justice and a resolution of some kind. The inquiry has already heard about what experts have described as a litany of failures
at Grenfell. Everything caught fire much faster than anyone could have ever imagined. Window frames, fire doors and perhaps most disastrously of
all, the exterior cladding installed just a few years ago. The small fire evidently started in a fridge freezer on the fourth floor swept up the
building in just 19 minutes. The other issue involves the fire brigade. Their initial advice to residents was to stay put in their flats.
Believing the fire could be contained.
PAULOS TEKLE, WITNESS, GRENFELL TOWER INQUIRY: I will not have peace until I have the truth. I want to know why I was physically stopped from leaving
the flat at about 2:00 A.M. Why were we kept inside for so long? Who was responsible for that decision? I want answer. If I had not listened to
the fire brigade, my son would have been likely alive today.
GLASS: The London fire brigade has described Grenfell as the most challenging incident in living memory. They say that the firemen on the
ground were wholly unaware of fire safety defects in the fabric of the building. And even early on, advice to residents to stay or leave involves
substantial risk either way.
Grenfell Tower will eventually be demolished but never forgotten. Over 300 other British tire blocks are clad in similar material. The conclusions of
the inquiry are keenly awaited. Grenfell will remain a synonym for the cruelest of human tragedies. We all watched helplessly on. How in this
day and age could this happen? Why couldn't we save so many of those trapped on the upper floors?
Nick Glass, CNN, at Grenfell Tower in West London.
[15:55:11] JONES: Now, we turn to the fashion segment of the program. Today was a very important one for Meghan Markle, her first official
engagement alone with her majesty the queen. The newly married, Markle now, of course, formally known as the Duchess of Sussex. The company
(INAUDIBLE) and to open a bridge in northern England. The two travels overnight in the royal train. One wonders what they spoke about. It is,
of course, the first time she's accompanied the queen without her husband, Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex wearing their Givenchy Clare Waight
Keller design, the same she did on her wedding day as well. And all eyes, of course, on Meghan as she continues to in to her royal life.
And from two fashion icons to many, many more, although in the latter case, they may not even realize it, because when it comes to the World Cup, it
isn't just about the go for two or the first 11. It's about being dressed to the nines. The choice of kick is a crucial part of any team. So we
asked our team to put on their thinking caps, no pun intended, and give us the good, the bad and the very, very ugly. So we begin with Nigeria. They
seem to be the fashion favorite. Snazzy was one of the words used. Although not everyone was convinced. England opted for a classic look.
Although for some, including the Welsh amongst us, that was considered boring and they gave it a red, white and boo. Australia's kick also got
several thumbs down from the team, thanks in part to the patterning on the sleeves and some of our team said the design simply wasn't elegant. The
Aussie, of course, known for their elegance. But to quote Giorgio Armani who knows a thing or two about fashion, elegance is not standing out, but
being remembered. Something for all of the teams at this year's World Cup in Russia to remember, of course. Now, don't just take our word for it.
You can tweet us @cnnsports to have your day on the kick. You can also see some of the previous results as well. That is on Twitter @cnnsports.
Thanks so much for watching us tonight. Do stay with us here on CNN. "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" is coming up after this break.
[16:00:57] RICHARD QUEST, CNN INTERNATIONAL HOST: Closing bell ringing on Wall Street. Dow Jones Industrials up just a tad, ending up earlier in the
day, gained back the gains as the session wore on. And as you can see on the strong sort of robust way forward, one two, three, oh. Look at that.