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Children Being Taken From Their Parents At The Us Border Has Lawmakers From Both Parties Outraged; The Fourth Day Of World Cup Matches Brought Us This, The Defending Champ, Germany Kept Missing; After More Than A Week At Sea, Hundreds Of Migrants Are Now In Spain Where Their Asylum Requests Will Be Considered; Two Trump Advisers Admit To A Meeting During The 2016 Campaign With A Russian Who Promised Dirt on Hillary Clinton; Brazil Held to 1-1 Draw by Switzerland; Advertisers Adjust Strategy for Tournament; India Joins List of Retaliating Trading Partners; Chinese Ivory Ban, the Slaughter Continues; Reading Kim Jong-un's Signature. Aired: 1-2a ET
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JEFFREY ALAN MERKLEY US SENATOR, OREGON, DEMOCRAT: They call it zero tolerance, but a better name for it is zero humanity.
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CYRIL VANIER, HOST, NEWSROOM: Children being taken from their parents at the US border has lawmakers from both parties outraged. Plus...
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JOHN MOORE, GETTY PHOTOGRAPHER: They asked her to put down her child, and right then, in that moment, the little girl broke into tears.
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VANIER: The man who captured this image explains what it was like seeing this little girl separated from her mother.
And the fourth day of World Cup matches brought us this, the defending champ, Germany kept missing, falling to Mexico.
Live from the CNN Center here in Atlanta, I am Cyril Vanier; as always, it's great to have you with us.
Anger, frustration and disbelief are growing across the United States over the treatment of undocumented immigrants crossing into the country from Mexico. Families are being torn apart as a result of the Trump administration's policy to prosecute all people caught crossing the border illegally.
Some 2,000 undocumented children are being held in temporary shelters like this one without their parents. But the Trump administration is defending the policy saying it is just doing more to enforce legislation that was already on the books. On Sunday, Democratic lawmakers went inside some of the immigration
facilities. Our Nick Valencia reports from outside one of them in Brownsville, Texas.
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NICK VALENCIA, CORRESPONDENT, CNN: Here in Brownsville, Texas was one of the last stops for Democratic lawmakers as they went on a Father's Day tour of processing centers along the US-Mexico border.
They said their intention was to highlight the zero-tolerance immigration policy currently in effect and put into place by President Trump.
After touring these facilities they called it zero humanity.
MERLKLEY: And there's zero logic to this policy. The administration is arguing that by inflicting this harm on children and parents, this stress, that they're sending a message, a deterrent message for people not to seek asylum in the United States. It's completely unacceptable under any moral code or any under religious tradition to injure children, inflict trauma on them in order to send some political message to adults somewhere overseas.
The President is also arguing in the last few days that this policy gives him political leverage with legislation. Hurting kids to get legislative leverage is unacceptable. It is evil.
VALENCIA: One of the Democratic lawmakers on the tour was Congressman Pete Welsh of Vermont, and I asked him if there's any plan on reuniting the 2,000 children that have been separated from their families over the course of the last six weeks. He says, he hasn't seen details if there is a plan in place.
Right now, there's just so much uncertainty. Nick Valencia, CNN, Brownsville, Texas.
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VANIER: Now, we can't really show you the extent of the pain being felt in American border towns, but we can show you this.
A little girl screaming in fear in the dead of night as a crisis envelopes her. It is just one image that speaks to the untold stories of thousands.
Getty photographer, John Moore took this photograph and he told our Ana Cabrera what he could about her story.
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MOORE: Well, I was able to speak with the mother very briefly. I had photographed her and her daughter and several other children, other families. The mom told me that they had been traveling for a month and coming from Honduras through Mexico over the course of a whole month is a very difficult journey for these folks, often very dangerous.
And so by the time they had reached the US side, they had probably been through a lot already.
ANA CABRERA, ANCHOR, CNN: What was going through your mind when you took the picture?
MOORE: Well, they had been body searching people as they were loaded into vans to be taken to a processing center where they were possibly separated -- parents and children -- and one of the last people to get on the bus was the mother of this child, and her daughter together.
And when they went to body search her against the vehicle, they asked her to put down her child, and right then in that moment, the little girl broke into tears and you know, it's not unusual for toddlers in any circumstance to have separation anxiety, but I think this particular situation with the separation of families leads and gives a new meaning to that phrase.
CABRERA: Oh, gosh, that picture -- it makes us all get tears in our eyes. It's so hard to see her crying and seeming so desperate. When you took that picture, did you know it was something special that it could become a defining image of this moment in history?
MOORE: Well, I had photographed families trying to seek asylum many times on different visits to the US-Mexico border. What it looked like in many ways was similar to what I have seen before, and I think the families there, they had no idea that they would soon be separated from their children.
I could tell they weren't up on the recent news. They'd been traveling in difficult conditions but I knew what was going to happen next, and for me to take these pictures -- scenes that I had seen before, but with the knowledge that these parents and their children would soon be in separate detention facilities, made it hard for me personally as a journalist, as a human being and especially as a father.
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VANIER: One US lawmaker trying to drum up public pressure to change the policy is Texas Representative and US Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. he managed to -- he marched to a tent city where the US government is holding unaccompanied immigrant children. Speaking to CNN earlier, he said all Americans bear responsibility for this.
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BETO O'ROURKE, US SENATE CANDIDATE: Things have to be really bad for you to leave Honduras, travel 2,000 miles if you're lucky, on top of -- not inside of a train known as the beast or La Bestia your child to literally take you and your child's life into your own hands and hope that you'll make it here. Once you get here to try to request asylum only to find that your
child will be taken from you, this is inhumane. I'd like to say it's un-American, but it's happening right now in America and it is on all of us, not just the Trump administration. This is on all of us.
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VANIER: Let's talk about this with Ellis Henican joining us now. He is a columnist from "Metro" papers and a bestselling author. We have also got political analyst for CNN Andre Bauer, former lieutenant governor of South Carolina. Andre, to you first. Donald Trump keeps saying we heard it, this is not his doing that he inherited this situation from the Democrats, but this is demonstrably false.
ANDRE BAUER, POLITICAL ANALYST, CNN: Well, he did inherit this from the Democrats and Barack Obama.
VANIER: Not the separation of children from their parents
BAUER: Well, you know this plays great for politics, but at the end of the day, we are a nation of laws and we can't accept everyone that wants to come into our country. It has become a great pawn to use children as a vehicle to say, "Oh, well, because of the children..."
VANIER: Okay, who is using the children here?
BAUER: The people that are coming across the border illegally when they know in fact it is illegal to cross our border.
VANIER: Yes or no? Yes or no? Does the President have a choice to separate them from their parents or not?
BAUER: The children have the biggest choice to endanger them in the first place to come across in a legal set of boundaries when they know people are armed, when they know there are guards, when they know that there are dangerous areas to cross, there are dangerous people involved.
They choose to put their children in harm's risk from the beginning of this. So, let's really find fault where the fault is and that is people, that choose to break the first law when they enter into this country. That is why we have a great country because we have laws that we all live within. There's laws -- I'd like to not pay my taxes for last year, but there are consequences.
VANIER: Andre, Ellis will engage with your argument, I promise, but I wanted just a yes or no answer from you. Is this a stain on the President's record?
BAUER: Absolutely not. This is a stain on people that don't want to live within the laws that made our country the greatest in the world.
VANIER: Ellis, listen to the President.
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children can be taken care of. Quickly, beautifully and immediately. The democrats forced that law upon our nation. I hate it, I hate to see separation of parents and children.
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VANIER: So, Ellis this comes to the same point. Donald Trump says he hates this, but his administration started doing this.
ELLIS HENICAN, AMERICAN COLUMNIST: So do something about it, change it. With the poke of a Twitter finger or the stroke of a pen, he could change it by the time our segment is over, Cyril.
I mean, this is heart breaking, right? I mean, actually just saying the words, yanking children away from their parents, I mean, no decent person can say that and not feel bad. Melania Trump was expressing her concern about it to Kellyanne Conway said that it caused her great distress. No decent American can let this thing continue and not say, "Hey, hold on a second. this is not who we are."
VANIER: And can you address Andre's argument that the parents of those kids are putting everybody, the United States and their kids, in this situation by bringing kids illegally across the border?
HENICAN: Well, listen, it would be great if there were no reason for people to flee the violence and the horror of their homelands and seek freedom in America. The world would be better if we didn't have those things going on in the world, but that is a reality. People come, they come for a variety of reasons, most of them highly, highly sympathetic reasons -- vulnerable people in terrible positions, coming here for the same reasons that our ancestors came here.
HENICAN: And, you know what? It's just a reality -- we are a big wealthy important country and we've got learn to deal with it in a way that yes, provide some border security, but also provide some kind of decency that people live for.
BAUER: We're not wealthy. We're $20 trillion in debt, trying to solve the world's problems. We can't be the world's peacekeeper for everybody and everything, and quite frankly, law-abiding citizens in the US, if they put their own children in danger, the Department of Social Services will come in and take those children away from those patients.
So, again, they are doing things that put their children at risk from the onset of bringing them over here.
VANIER: But Andre, I suppose the -- I mean, I think everybody can agree that you have to just decide where to draw the line. And everybody, every country has to draw the line somewhere. Those borders are there for a reason and need to be protected. I think everybody can agree on that, but the question -- the thing
that's got people up in arms and by the way, the First Lady among them it seems is that we're talking about kids who are less than four years old for some of them. Does that not give you pause, Andre?
BAUER: It does give me pause. I don't think we know all the facts about how long the children are separated. We know it can't be more than 20 days, but we know these are caring people that take these jobs to take care of them.
VANIER: So, you're okay with a four-year-old being separated and isolated for 20 days from his or her parents?
BAUER: And I will say this, the conditions that they are here in America where they have good meals, they have air conditioning, they have TV is far better than what most people are telling me on the other side and that's the reason they left where they were at.
So, the argument doesn't hold water to say well, they're in a terrible condition now. No, in fact, that's not the case. They are being treated much better than most of the conditions I am being told they left.
VANIER: Gentlemen, I just want to read the First Lady's statement and we'll leave it at that, but for context, Melania Trump says -- the statement from her spokesperson says, "Mrs. Trump hates to see children from their families -- separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart."
It's difficult, in fact, Ellis, let's get in a quick last one, it is difficult not to see this as a rebuke of her husband's immigration practice.
HENICAN: It is, and clearly, as long as we can talk about this as human beings and Andre, don't get too wrapped up in the polemics of this thing, I understand the hard-core immigration debates, but these really are kids in terrible situations psychologically damaging, wrenching to their families. We are better than this.
And I think people across the political spectrum ought to be able to focus on the humanity here and put some of this angry political rhetoric aside at least for a day or two.
VANIER: Ellis Henican and Andre Bauer, thank you very much for your time today. As always, much appreciated.
BAUER: Thank you, guys.
HENICAN: Thank you.
VANIER: Former First Lady Laura Bush wrote a scathing column in "The Washington Post" against this policy. She compares it to the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. She writes, "This the zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral and it breaks my heart. Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso."
Let's across the Atlantic. Another immigration story is playing out there. After more than a week at sea, hundreds of migrants are now in Spain where their asylum requests will be considered.
The dangerous journey across the Mediterranean was prolonged when they were turned away from ports in Italy and Malta. Lynda Kinkade has these details.
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LYNDA KINKADE, CORRESPONDENT, CNN: Jubilation at the Spanish port of Valencia as 630 migrants saved from the Mediterranean last week dock. The rescue ship, Aquarius was held for two days between Malta and the Italian island of Sicily after Italy's Interior Miister, Matteo Salvini refused to give the refugees safe harbor.
EL HADJI AMADOU GUEYE SY, SECRETARY GENERAL, RED CROSS: In moments like this, it is important not to have principal humanitarian action like Spain did in welcoming people in need when others were rejecting them.
KINKADE: After Spain agreed to take them, the migrants were divided into three boats, the Aquarius and two Italian coast guard ships. The migrants represent a wide range of people trying to get to Europe.
KARLINE KLEIJER IS THE EMERGENCY DESK MANAGER FOR MSF: And just to emphasize, we have more than 20 nationalities on the ship. We have people from Afghanistan, people from Bangladesh, people from Algeria. It's a wide variety of people. This is not just migrants from Africa. They are actually many people who left conflict and are looking for asylum.
KINKADE: Now the migrants will figure out their next steps.
MARIA JESUS VEGA, A SPOKESWOMAN FOR UNHCR: The Spanish authorities will provide everyone -- migrants and refugees with the documents that is valid for 45 days. They will also inform them about the possibility of applying for asylum.
KINKADE: France has offered to allow some of the migrants to settle there. Italy's Interior Minister remains defiant however saying he hopes Spain takes in tens of thousands more. Lynda Kinkade, CNN.
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VANIER: We are learning that another Donald Trump associate met with a Russian who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton. Wait till you hear how Roger Stone was reminded of that meeting.
Plus, Mexico defeat the reigning World Cup champions. Germany's loss as well as other Sunday surprises. That's all coming up.
KATE RILEY, HOST, WORLD SPORT: I'm Kate Riley with your CNN World Sport headlines. A huge setback for reigning world champions, Germany. They were beaten in their very first game at Russia 2018 by Mexico in the tournament's biggest shock so far. Mexico desperate to make a mark on the tournament after years of underachievement, but when PSG (inaudible) Hirving Lozano put them ahead, maybe they started to believe. Germany peppered their opponents so relentlessly, but to no avail, one-nil it ends.
Brazil began its World Cup campaign against Switzerland with memories of the humiliating 7-1 semi-final loss four years ago to Germany fairly vivid in many minds. For 20 minutes, the Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho with a sublime strike called a perfection into the back of the Swiss net. His 11th international goal but Brazil couldn't put the game to bed. They conceded from a corner as Steven Zuber powers the ball home to make it one all there.
Brooks Koepka won the 2018 US open, held at Shinnecock Hills, a day to be saved as Koepka who won the tournament last year and now the 28- year-old Floridian has just gone and made it back-to-back titles after a final round of (inaudible). The seventh man to win consecutive US Opens, Koepka won over par for the tournament, one shot clear of England's Tommy Fleetwood; not one single player under par at this year's Open, and that's a look at World Sports Headlines. I'm Kate Riley.
VANIER: At least two people were killed when a strong earthquake hit the Japanese city of Osaka. The 5.3 magnitude quake struck during the Monday morning rush hour. Government officials say two victims died when a wall collapsed on them. One was an adult man, the other a nine-year-old girl on her way to school. At least 40 people were injured.
Two Trump advisers admit to a meeting during the 2016 campaign with a Russian who promised dirt Hillary Clinton. Those advisers, long time confidante Roger Stone and former campaign communications official Michael Caputo.
VANIER: The two said that they forget about the meeting. Boris Sanchez explains what jogged their memories.
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BORIS SANCHEZ, CORRESPONDENT, CNN: Though Michael Caputo and Roger Stone have long denied having any contact with Russian nationals during the campaign, in separate letters they both sent to the House Intelligence Committee over the weekend they acknowledged there was this is May, 2016 meeting between Roger Stone and a Russian national Henry Greenberg.
He was apparently promising dirt on Hillary Clinton in exchange for $2 million. Both men claim that they had forgotten all about this meeting until they were reminded by the special counsel. Michael Caputo acknowledging that he was shown text messages exchanged
between he and Stone following this meeting. That's what apparently jogged had his memory and then he reminded Roger Stone, and now you have both of them sending off these letters.
Notably, Stone says that no information was exchanged between he and Greenberg. He says he turned down the offer and that he never spoke Greenberg again. Further, he says he never contacted anyone on Trump campaign including the candidate himself about this meeting.
We should point out that both men are now accusing Greenberg of being an FBI informant, someone that was planted to try to entrap them. I've asked White House officials if the President has been made aware of this admission by Roger Stone and Michael Caputo and further if he agrees with their assessment that Greenberg may have been a plant for the FBI. But we've yet to hear back from the White House.
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VANIER: Speaking of that probe into Russian election meddling, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani wants to investigate the investigators.
Giuliani tells CNN that the probe began because of notes from fired FBI Director James Comey that were, he says "illegally leaked" And according to Giuliani, that means the entire investigation is tainted.
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RUDY GIULIANI, COUNSEL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP: If you fail to recognize the crime's unethical behavior of Federal law enforcement officials, you are undermining our system of justice.
If you call them out and you do something about it which the Justice Department hasn't done yet, but has to, then you are reaffirming that no one is above the law and that's all we want here.
We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump administration has been investigated and we'd like to see a report with the conclusions and we'll find out then, is it as bad as some people think or is it what I think or is it nothing?
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VANIER: Later this week, the Trump administration is expected to announce the formal suspension of joint military drills with South Korea. The drills were a key issue during the President's recent summit with North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un.
Mr. Trump tweeted on Sunday, "Holding back the war games during the negotiations was my request because they are very expensive and send a bad light during a good faith negotiation. Also quite provocative. Can't start up immediately if talks break down which I hope will not happen."
President Trump also facing criticism for compliments that he paid Kim Jong-un. He now insists he was only kidding when he expressed admiration for the way North Koreans treat Kim. Americans, they have a choice how they view their Commander in Chief. CNN's Brian Todd reports that North Koreans do not when it comes to Kim.
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BRIAN TODD, CORRESPONDENT, CNN: President Trump these days is full of admiration for Kim Jong-un, for his strength as a leader and the deference he's shown by his people.
TRUMP: He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.
TODD: The President later tried to clean up the comment by saying he was joking.
TRUMP: I'm kidding. you don't understand sarcasm.
TODD: But North Koreans aren't laughing unless they're told to.
GREG SCARLATOIU, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA: Just like the grandfather and the father, Kim Jong-un even more so has ruled through fear, the politics of fear.
TODD: That's especially evident in this propaganda video Kim's regime just produced to highlight the Supreme Leader's summit with President Trump in Singapore showing the kinds of displays of affection for Kim that President Trump says he appreciates.
The video has the classic signatures of a North Korean production, adoring crowds seeing Kim off at the Pyongyang airport. Dramatic music, and upon his triumphant return, women in colorful robes, top officials, even normally stoic generals practically weeping at the sight of him.
But analysts say what you're witnessing isn't spontaneous devotion, it is carefully choreographed fealty.
JAMES PEASON (ph), JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: You're amassed early in the morning and standing around for hours with these flags and when the moment comes, everyone knows exactly what they do to wave either their flags or their flowers.
TODD: In one of the first propaganda films released after he took over from his father, Kim Jong-un is seen departing on a boat. The crowd of soldiers and civilians weep hysterically, then do one better, racing waist-deep into the water to see him off.
SCARLATOIU: If one doesn't clap for Kim Jong-un, that person is sure to be in trouble.
TODD: Why was your applause so weak? In a 2016 documentary, called "Under the Sun," a Russian filmmaker captured behind-the-scenes footage of a North Korean propaganda film being made. The minders often didn't know the cameras were rolling.
At factories, dance classes and elsewhere, minders are shown prodding, scolding film subjects to be more zealous.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Through an interpreter). Still too gloomy. Do it with more joy. You can do it more joyfully.
SIMONE BAUMAN, FILM DIRECTOR: They would come to the scene and would tell the people what they have to do, where they have to sit, how they have to sit, how they have to smile.
TODD: But experts say we shouldn't assume all this emotion is completely fake. Many North Koreans, they say, genuinely believe that their leader has god-like greatness because they've been indoctrinated in it.
PEASON (ph): The very first things that they're taught in school is to revere the Kim family they're taught about the sacrifices of the Kim family to the state, not just the individual Kim but the entire family going back generations.
TODD: A system that, thanks to America's existing democratic system, no president of the United States could ever recreate.
While the crime of not showing quite enough joy at a rally can be punishable with reeducation or jail time for the average North Korean citizen, for top officials, that kind of thing can be deadly. A top education official in North Korea was once executed by a firing squad for showing a, quote, "bad attitude" at a gathering of the supreme people's assembly.
Brian Todd, CNN, Washington.
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VANIER: Coming up, Switzerland apparently forgot that they were the underdogs against Brazil. We'll have highlights from Sunday's happenings at the World Cup and a look at Monday's games.
[01:30:20] CYRIL VANIER, CNN ANCHOR: I'm Cyril Vanier at the CNN Center. Let's look at your headlines.
U.S. Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to end its practice of separating undocumented families at the border with Mexico. A group of senators and representatives toured several processing centers in south Texas on Sunday. Children have been separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration's zero tolerance crackdown on illegal immigration.
Long-time Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone says he met with a Russian who offered damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. First reported by the "Washington Post" the meeting came to light during the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling. Conservative candidate Ivan Duque is projected to be the next president of Colombia. He was -- he won Sunday's presidential runoff by a landslide clinching about 54 percent of the vote. His opponent Gustavo Petro won about 41 percent. Duque opposes the peace deal with FARC rebels aimed at ending the country's long civil war.
Day five of the World Cup is kicking off in Russia. And so far no team appears safe from an upset. Football giant Brazil got an early lead on Sunday with -- you saw the shot -- that was against Switzerland. But now look at this -- the Swiss fighting back holding the Brazilians to a 1-1 draw.
Here is CNN's Kate Riley. So Kate -- Brazil underperforming no doubt; but that wasn't even the biggest upset.
KATE RILEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes. Not the only team to have an absolute shocker on Sunday. So the Brazil result obviously huge. It was the first time in 40 years that they didn't win their home opener but what a huge setback for the reigning world champions Germany, which you were alluding to there. They were beaten in their very first game at Russia 2018 by Mexico in the tournament's biggest shock so far.
The four-time winners had won their first game at the last seven World Cups but fair to say they really did meet their match against El Tricolor on Sunday in Moscow. Germany's fans, of course, expect success from their team but here they faced a passionate Mexican team desperate to make a mark on the tournament after years of underachievement.
But (INAUDIBLE) youngster Hirving Lozano put them ahead, maybe then they started to believe. This was a roller coaster of emotions inside the stadium. Tony Kroos' brief (ph) kick brilliantly kept out by the Mexican keeper; just agony for the supporters there.
Germany passes their opponents' goal relentlessly but to no avail. Since U.S.A. '94, the Mexicans have gone out the last 16 stage in every World Cup. You wonder to what extent (INAUDIBLE) believe then they held firm, didn't they, to see their all-time leading scorer most famous player Javier Hernandez reacting like this to the final whistle, raw emotion for the Germans absolutely devastated there. But you can see what it means to win this game and beat the world champions.
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JAVIER HERNANDEZ, MEXICO FORWARDW: (through translator): Emotional, very emotional -- we felt a lot of positivity and basically a lot of happiness. Also, what I felt and what the majority felt is that this is simply a step. We're not going to feel like we deserve the World Cup. We must be very calm, keep an even keel and starting tomorrow, we have to get back to work.
JULIAN DRAXLER, GERMANY PLAYER: They defended very well today. Normally they try to attack earlier. But today they were waiting a little bit for us. Yes, I think it was clever because after that they had a few good counterattacks. And so that's why they scored 1-0 in the first half.
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VANIER: All right. Tell us about Monday. I know you're excited about Monday.
RILEY: Yes. One fixture in particular but we're trying to be a bias- free zone here, don't we? So yes, let's have a look. We've got three matches on the slate for you on Monday. Let's check out those games.
The 2002 semifinalist South Korea in action against Sweden; Belgium -- one of the dark horse favorite -- will play against the tournament first-timers Panama; While England will make its much anticipated debut in Russia 2018 when they face Tunisia in Group G.
And that England squad comes into this tournament with a new set of expectations. Harry Kane, of course, you all know him as that prolific, top man (ph) striker in the English Premier League. He will be leading out his country as the youngest captain that England has ever seen.
[01:34:59] The Three Lions will open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia. That's the third game of the day. This is Gareth Southgate's first major tournament as manager.
And the England block (ph) actually played two World Cup games in '98 including one against Tunisia. And he will be aiming to repeat the 2- 0 that day. Back then it was actually goals from Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes that won it but honestly, Cyril, who knows what's going to happen. We never thought we would be talking about Sunday's results like this.
VANIER: Did you get your CNN World Cup kit -- that little water bottle that we have?
RILEY: No, but I will be collecting mine --
VANIER: You need to get yours.
RILEY: -- yes.
VANIER: You need to get yours.
RILEY: Yes. I'll be collecting mine tomorrow and my England shirt.
VANIER: Get it tonight before the game.
Kate Riley, CNN World Sport. Thank you very much. >
The World Cup is one of the biggest tournaments anywhere. And that should make it a huge draw for advertisers -- it should. But some brands are actually staying away.
Here's Anna Stewart.
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) ANNA STEWART, CNN CORRESPONDENT: In the streets of Moscow, the finishing touches have been applied -- the city ready for the biggest sporting event on the planet. Take a look at the fine print though and you'll see some unfamiliar names -- a slew of Chinese companies sponsoring the events for the first time.
STEVE MARTIN, GLOBAL CEO, M&C SAATCHI SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: You're seeing seen the likes of Wanda which is the biggest property developer. You're seeing Vivo which is one of the biggest smart phone developers and manufacturers coming in to take those official top tier sponsorships. And that's unheard of.
STEWART: World Cup watchers should expect to see ads like this one from Vivo that are tuned to Chinese consumers. China is moving in because western brands are dropping out -- their fear, being too closely associated with the host.
This week, Nielsen reported that FIFA sponsorship revenue between World Cups is down 11 percent.
Is Russia a hard sell?
SIMON CHADWICK, UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD, MANCHESTER: Certainly in the west, Russia right now is an incredibly hard sell. I'm thinking specifically here around, for example, LGBT rights through to issues around the annexation of Crimea, industrial scale doping, right through to the Skripal poisonings in Salisbury.
STEWART: M&C Saatchi has worked on Coca-Cola's World Cup ad campaign since 2006. According to global CEO Steve Martin sponsors have stayed away from invoking Russia ahead of the tournament.
MARTIN: What you haven't seen is them using any cultural references to Russia. It's all about the World Cup.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It reminded me of me.
MARTIN: But tends to be focused on the preparation for football, what's going to happen on the pitch.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Best game.
MARTIN: Whereas if you cast your mind back into 2002 to Korea and Japan, that was incredibly rich culturally. You look at the vuvuzelas that came out and became a massive strand of culture in South Africa. It was really, really rich.
STEWART: It's not just Russia that's scaring away advertisers. In 2015, Johnson & Johnson, Sony, and Castrol pulled sponsorships in the wake of the FIFA corruption scandal.
MARTIN: Colonial FIFA (ph) has been through an era where the brand has become rather toxic. But what we're also now beginning to see that a FIFA sponsorship contract is a highly political decision.
STEWART: And with Qatar next, sponsors may not find themselves on safe ground until 2026.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Canada, Mexico and U.S.A. have been selected by the FIFA congress to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
STEWART: Anna Stewart, CNN Money.
VANIER: There are growing fears of a global trade war. When we come back, we'll have the latest trade action plan in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.
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VANIER: After the Trump administration imposed or threatened tariffs on trade partners, many of those countries are hitting back.
India is moving ahead with proposed tariffs on 30 U.S. products. New Delhi says the retaliation will be equal in value to the U.S. tariffs on India's steel and aluminum -- about $241 million worth.
For more on the impact to this move, we're joined by our New Delhi bureau chief Nikhil Kumar; and for a wider, more global perspective, another country that is tussling with the United States is China, Matt Rivers is in Beijing with that. In fact Matt -- let's start with you.
On your end, does China think now that a trade war with the U.S. is inevitable or that it can be avoided still?
MATT RIVERS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: They say that the United States, Cyril, has already started the trade war. That's what we heard from the Commerce Ministry when they reacted quite swiftly after the Trump administration made those $50 billion in tariffs official on Chinese imports. The Commerce Ministry here fired right back and said the U.S. has started a trade war.
And so while other people around the world might disagree, there's no real set definition in terms of what exactly a trade war is, but in the eyes of the Chinese government, at least publicly, the war has already begun.
And so the question is -- what happens next. If the U.S. levies $50 billion in tariffs, we know the Chinese retaliated with $50 billion in tariffs of their own, $34 billion of which from both sides is going to go into effect on July 6th.
What happens after that? Are there more tariffs coming? We know the Trump administration threatened a further $100 billion in tariffs at some point if the Chinese retaliated, which they have. So Cyril -- what has people scared, what has people anxious at least the people that we're speaking to here in China is where does this go from here? Where does this end? And what is starting right now, does it spiral out of control?
VANIER: Donald Trump accuses China of unfairly getting its hands on American intellectual property. Now, many countries actually agree with this and have the same assessment that China is in indeed doing this. I wonder, is China even considering changing that?
RIVERS: Well, publicly, I mean they said that they would say that it's not an issue at all; that they don't steal intellectual property; that these forced technology transfers is all blown up. In fact, they often use the term Cold War style paranoia when discussing these kinds of feelings from other countries.
But the fact of the matter is, Cyril, there is widespread agreement amongst people here in China and amongst other people around the world that China does do these things, that they are guilty of intellectual property theft, that they are guilty of copyright infringement, that they do not provide enough market access to Western companies, to companies frankly any kind of company that isn't Chinese.
Where there is disagreement though is with the Trump administration's stance that tariffs can change that. And at least so far the threat of tariffs following through on these tariffs, it really hasn't spurred the kind of change in terms of forcing the Chinese government to reform its economy that the Trump administration would like to see.
VANIER: All right. Let's get the Indian perspective on this. Let's go to Nikhil Kumar. Nikhil -- you're in New Delhi, tell us more about how India is going to retaliate.
NIKHIL KUMAR, CNN INDIA BUREAU CHIEF: Well, Cyril -- as you said $241 million worth of new tariffs that India is proposing. It covers 30 American-made products -- everything from walnuts and apples to some U.S.-made motorcycles, some chemicals, some metal products.
[01:45:07] And all of this, India says, is in direct response to the U.S. tariffs. That number, that $241 million is what India says it faces in terms of penalties under the U.S. -- the Indian delegation at the WTO circulated their notification last week and India is moving ahead with this.
We expect the tariffs to come in force later this month. And this is directly in response to the Trump administration so a tit-for-tat move covering 30 American products.
The number is smaller than the ones that we're talking about when it comes to China but the symbolism is what's really important. India is in this region a key U.S. ally. But it's been forced into this position it says where it must respond to these tariffs that it is now facing from the U.S. -- Cyril.
VANIER: And since India is an ally, how is this going to affect the bilateral relationship between U.S. and India going forward?
KUMAR: Well, absolutely right. That's the important question here. It does introduce a degree of tension into this relationship, this relationship that over the last few years has been growing steadily deeper.
Successive U.S. Presidents from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush, then on to Barack Obama have cultivated India as a potential foil to China. They've sought to deepen the relationship in a variety of sectors -- defense, but also trade.
When President Obama visited India near the end of his term, the U.S. talked about the goal of doubling trade with India over coming years. And now we have this tension introduced into that very same trading relationship. In 2016, the U.S. sold something about $40 billion worth of goods and services to India. That number has been steadily rising. Everyone expected it to get bigger for this relationship to grow deeper and flourish.
But here we are now with some tension in this relationship and everyone's waiting to see how this unfolds. In the filing with the WTO that I mentioned earlier, India also made what was effectively a warning. If the U.S. continues to raise its tariffs then India will have to do the same. So there's tension -- Cyril, definitely.
VANIER: Nikhil Kumar in New Delhi, Matt Rivers in Beijing -- thank you both.
China's ban on all elephant ivory has not stopped the slaughter of the animals. The Wildlife Conservation Society reports that the world's elephant population dropped 62 percent between 2002 and 2011.
In a CNN exclusive, David McKenzie travels to Mozambique -- the new epicenter of poaching on the continent.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Chinese have become strong. I think they've bought their way in here. And they're like they have protection.
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This investigator is actively tracking poaching syndicates.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They know how to get things out.
MCKENZIE: So we're protecting his identity. Despite the ban, he says the Chinese continue to control the market.
What does that mean for conservation?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Very, very bad. Very bad. If it continues like that, there will be nothing left.
MCKENZIE: And are the Chinese are to blame for this?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, 100 percent, 100 percent.
VANIER: Tune in on Tuesday to watch the rest of David's exclusive report from Mozambique. It starts at 5:00 a.m. if you're in London; noon if you are Hong Kong. Of course, it is only on CNN.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be an enigma to the world but a lot about him can be read from what he is putting on the paper right there. More on his signature coming up.
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IVAN CABRERA, AMS METEOROLOGIST: I'm CNN meteorologist, Ivan Cabrera taking you with your weather watch. Here comes North America looking at severe weather potential across the midsection of the U.S. along a frontal boundary here.
But really the big story not just the isolated storms will be the heat. It is summer but temperatures well above average even for this time of year. We'll have heat indices well into the 40s. So it's going to be quite something here.
You want cool air, well, it's rain-cooled and it's tropically rain- cooled air. We're talking about a disturbance across the western Gulf of Mexico. Of course, this time of year also hurricane season so we monitor these quite carefully here.
But even if this doesn't get a name and it looks like it won't get its act together for that as far as organization, we don't really need it. Look at the rain that's just going to get pumped in here. And you can appreciate some spin there, as well.
Looks like a broad low of pressure areas as opposed to something more concentrated, right. It will have some wind with it. It will have plenty of rain from Corpus Christi heading up into Houston, if you're traveling across that part of the United States, you may have some delays there. Certainly it will be bumpy once you get on the road.
Montreal looking at thunderstorms because you are impacted by the frontal boundary that's kind of stalled out so some of the thunderstorms especially during the afternoon and evening could be on the heavier side with some hail and damaging wind potential there.
If you're stepping out to New York, look at that, temps in the mid 30s but nice and much cooler the end of the week.
VANIER: A massive river of lava from Kilauea Volcano activity is still pouring toward the ocean. It's erupting from a fissure in what is called the Lower East Rift Zone on the Big Island of Hawaii. Lava now covers an area of 24 square kilometers and officials say 467 homes have been destroyed. Poor air quality also remains a threat and the worst part -- no one can predict when this will stop.
Let's go back to China just for this -- brightly colored and intricately carved dragon boats lit up a river in China on Sunday marking a thousand-year-old tradition. The dragon boat races in China's Hubei and Hunan provinces attracted teams from across the country rowing to the beat of a drum in what is always a fierce competition.
The race is a part of the annual Duanwu festival. It is so massive that many migrant workers return home for these festivities.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be a recluse internationally but his signature may be giving away a lot about his personality traits.
CNN's Jeanne Moos explains.
JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: They're such a political odd couple linked even in a latte. President Trump and Kim Jong-un have been turned into everything from bobbleheads to trolls. But you know what's really strange to see together -- their signatures.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Ok.
MOOS: We're used to seeing President Trump's chain saw signature. But this is how Kim Jong-un signs his name. Most of the world had never before seen it until this signing ceremony.
TRUMP: Thank you very much. It's fantastic.
MOOS: Reaction on Twitter ranged from "Kim Jong-un has a cute signature" to "preposterous". Others noted "It's rising trajectory looks like a missile. Like a flying rocket." Actually, space is something a handwriting analyst picks up on immediately.
JAMIE MASON COHEN, CERTIFIED HANDWRITING ANALYST: Elongated space between each letter he needs space from people. He doesn't like for people to get too close to him.
MOOS: Contrasted with President Trump's hands on personality reflected in his crowded signature.
COHEN: Trump clearly loves himself because of the size of certain letters. Trump's writing looks like a freight train that lacks compassion, that goes on instinct.
[01:55:00] MOOS: While Kim's is deliberative. And though their signatures couldn't look more different, our expert says they do indicate similarities.
COHEN: They don't forgive easily. They hold on to grudges.
MOOS: Both men apply a lot of pressure when they write.
COHEN: I was not surprised by the anger strokes because I have seen those types of strokes in other dictators.
MOOS: President Trump's signature graced the pen placed on the table for Kim to use but instead at the last second his sister and close adviser pulled a switcheroo.
TRUMP: So we're signing a very important document.
MOOS: And holding that pen were the hands of a much shorter man making President Trump's hands finally loom large.
Jeanne Moos, CNN -- New York. (END VIDEOTAPE)
VANIER: Stay with us.
The news continues next with Rosemary Church and George Howell. You are in great hands. Have a great day.
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