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HALA GORANI TONIGHT

E.U. Rejects Theresa May's Brexit Plan; U.K. in Political Crisis; Seven-Year-Old Girl Raped in India; World Anti-Doping Agency Votes to Reinstate Russia; Residents Struggle to Rebuild after Hurricane Maria; North Korean Denuclearization on Plan Being Brought to U.S.; Comcast-Fox Battle for Sky Could End in Action; Cary Fukunaga Named as New James Bond Director; French Artist's Creation Highlights Europe Migrants Crisis. Aired 2-3p ET

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[14:00:00] HALA GORANI, CNN INTERNATIONAL HOST: Hello, everyone, live from CNN London. Breaking news, Europe tells Theresa May your Brexit plan will

not work. So where does that leave the process? Also, tonight, Puerto Rico one year on the island still very much struggling with the devastation

of Hurricane Maria. We are there live.

And in North Korea a summit to cap off a summit. Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae- in visit a mountain revered by all Koreans and pose for the cameras.

So, it is a stalemate or standoff whatever you want to call it in Salzburg. The prime minister doubled down on her Brexit plan. It's called the

Chequers plan after the head of the European Council said it will not work. That was the outcome at the end of informal talks in the Austrian city, so

we didn't get very far. Here you see E.U. leaders posing for a family photo. The U.K. prime minister Theresa May went there to sell the plan to

the European counterparts. It didn't go well. In the face of opposition, from the E.U. and her critics at home she says her plan remains the only

serious and credible proposition on the table.

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THERESA MAY, PRIME MINISTER OF THE U.K.: There's no counterproposal on the table that delivers on what we need to do and respects the integrity of the

United Kingdom and respects the results of the ref rent dull. That's what we put forward.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GORANI: Let's discuss the reaction. Richard Quest is live outside parliament. Let's go to him first. Where does this leave Theresa May?

Where does this leave her so-called Chequers plan?

RICHARD QUEST, CNN ANCHOR: The Chequers plan was always going to be in deep, deep trouble. Now it's up to its neck and sinking fast. Where it

leaves everybody is exactly where we expected it. A last-minute dash to pull together some sort of fudge that will allow them to move on to the

next stage. Time is very short. They have to get a deal. They have to get it agreed.

And they have to then get it ratified by those countries that need to go through a full ratification process. And most important for all this,

there's the question that the U.K. parliament. It is clearly a blow to Theresa May that the other member, the other countries didn't sign up, but

any student of European summits or meetings knows that the deal is not done until the very last possible moment when everybody is dog tired and

somebody is about to switch off the lights.

GORANI: But the implications of no deal are so significant. And Bianca yesterday we were talking about how the E.U. leaders were softening toward

Theresa May. Not so today. This is what Donald Tusk said in Salzburg.

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DONALD TUSK, LEADER OF EUROPEAN COUNCIL: Everybody shared the view while there are positive elements in the Chequers proposal that the suggested

framework for economic cooperation will not work. Because it is undermining the single market.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GORANI: This is about the cherry picking. You want free movement of goods and people and there's still the issue of the boarder. Really nothing has

been resolved here.

BIANCA NOBILO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: No, and all those issues you just mentioned are linked. So, what was referenced is the fact that E.U. will

not countenance Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K. remaining effectively part of the single market for goods and industrial goods if the

U.K. leaves the single market. But the U.K. says there's no other way to solve this issue without having any form of border. So, what the E.U. want

to propose is a border down the Irish sea, because that would solve their problem. But Theresa May, as you heard in the sound bite, said that would

break up the U.K. effectively. And she won't stand for that.

GORANI: Theresa May said there's no other plan on the table. But a lot of people including most E.U. leaders are saying here's another idea and

another plan. How about a second referendum. Put the terms to the people. What's the likelihood this will happen?

QUEST: She hasn't got a deal to put to the British people. It's fine to have a second referendum, but if you're talking about a second referendum

on the core point of should we leave the E.U. that's just rerunning the first. If you're talking about a referendum on this is the deal that's

being put forward, then you have a fig leaf for running it. It is the same question. Do you want to stay or do you want to go?

[14:05:00] Tonight, this was to be expected. And there's another summit in the middle of November. That's supposed to sign the deal. This is going

to get worse before it gets better if they can bridge what is an impossibility.

GORANI: If it gets better, go ahead.

NOBILO: I was going to add that he was right. This was expected in October. Why that's important is Theresa May faces her party conference in

ten days time. To the fact she's had this mood music from it the E.U. and the fact they have no certain terms rejected her deal, puts her in such a

precarious position when she addresses her party.

GORANI: Who is there to replace her? By the way, they are calling them liars. He had had this to say about the E.U. not budging on certain b

important points. Listen to the French President.

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EMMANUEL MACRON, FRENCH PRESIDENT: We have clear principles and regarding precisely the Irish border. It was endorsed by the 27 members. So, we

have to find collectively and we need the U.K. proposal precisely preserving this stop in the framework of the agreement.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GORANI: That's the key. The integrity of the common market. The E.U. will not give -- they will not essentially accept anything like the

Chequers plan because it would mean this integrity of the common market, of the common project would be threatened.

NOBILO: Yes, and the standoff is between the E.U.'s integrity of the common market and the U.K.'s idea of the integrity of the union. That's

what we're up against. The fact that Theresa May understands if she respects the integrity of the common market it means that it's sliced off.

GORANI: I don't see it. I don't know maybe there some magical solution that will come up in the next few weeks. It seems almost virtually

impossible to solve. User Northern Ireland is in the U.K. and cut off from the E.U. Or it's part of the wider region over there in which case the

U.K. part of it is still in the E.U. We'll see what plans they come up with. Bianca Nobilo, thanks very much. Richard, we'll see you at the top

of the hour from Westminster for "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS," thanks very much.

As we heard from the French President, the Irish border issue continues to be a contentious issue. Now there's no hard border. Thousands of people

cross it seamlessly every day. To give you a sense of what it's like, it would be logistically extremely difficult to actually put up a border

there. Our international diplomatic editor Nic Robertson reported from there late last year and 10 months on, there is still no clarity on what

will happen when the U.K. eaves the E.U. Take a look.

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NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: This right here is the border between the north of Ireland on this side of the road and the south

on this side of the road. The road here is quite literally the border. There's no razor wire, there's no check process. There is about 310 miles

of border. And it is crisscrossed by about 300 to 400 different roads. But Brexit could bring a change to all of that because the British prime

minister has said that Brexit means leaving the European Union, leaving the single market which throws open the question of what happens to this

border.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GORANI: Let's bring in the former director of communications for Tony Blair. His book is out today. He joins me here in the studio. Thank you

for being with us. You want a second referendum.

ALASTAIR JOHN CAMPBELL, FORMER DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR TONY BLAIR: The country does. I think the world does. From crash to defeat ends in

2010 that was the story of chaos coming out of the crash. This chaos threatens to be even worse for the U.K.

GORANI: Who is campaigning for this in a way that could be effective? Is this feasible, the dead line is looming.

[14:10:00] CAMPBELL: I think what you're seeing is that happening now and a whole set of fantasies that are just evaporating. The liars that they

talked about, the ones that said the whole way through Europe has more to lose than we do, we can have our cake and eat it. We won't be businesses

relocating or damage to the economy. Lots of people think get on with it, but what is it?

GORANI: You have to be realistic. We won't be businesses relocating or damage to the economy. Lots of people think get on with it, but what is

it?

CAMPBELL: You have to be realistic. There's no campaign right now led by anybody. Even the leader of the opposition. I reckon out 7 out of 10.

The country, the idea of no deal is crashing out, most people recognize it's a disaster. There's a small number of capitalists who don't. The

deal seems to be dead in the water. The only thing they have left is a blind Brexit. Let's say we have done the deal and leave it to the

transition period. And the public are realizing they have been sold a total --

GORANI: What are you basing that on? That they are realizing this? You think a substantial number of those who voted for Brexit two and a half

years ago believe they made the wrong decision? If you go to the U.S. and ask Trump supporters, there's a parallel there. Many we have been

following over the last two years when you go back to the same people, they systemically say I still support the Brexit.

CAMPBELL: I said that. And there will be some people who still feel exactly the same. But just goes through the stuff. They were told they

were going to get more money for the health service. They are going to get less. The economy is going to get weakened. There were told there

wouldn't be a cost. We're going to have to pay huge sums of money. They were told no threat to the Irish border. There's a threat to the Irish

border. All of these things will change people's minds. You say this opinion is moving. As you say without either of the main parties pushing

it, because the people outside are not uniting around the political class in what they are doing.

GORANI: Therefore, how then is this going to materialize?

CAMPBELL: if she gets defeated in parliament. If she brings back a deal. Let's say she gets a deal in the next few weeks. She brings it back and

gets defeated in parliament. Or she doesn't get a deal. She has to report that to the parliament. The

country is in crisis. Parliament is in crisis. I think at that point, possibly Labor leads the charge.

GORANI: Labor under Jeremy Corbin, his leadership?

CAMPBELL: Possibly she will lead the charge. Labor will say have a general election. The country will say hold on a minute. Have a general

election that is about everything. This is the single most important issue. What's your policy going to be?

GORANI: Would it be relitigating Brexit or a referendum on the terms of the deal?

CAMPBELL: We have been arguing throughout, the people's vote campaign, which has gone from zero to where we are about now in a short period of

time. We have been arguing it should be a referendum on the terms of the negotiations. If she fails to get a deal at all, I suspect the choice may

have been something like no deal, crash out, against remain.

GORANI: Nigel Farage is back on the road. He has the bus dusted off. Leave means leave. Do you think there's a sense there that perhaps there

needs to be more campaigning because people are maybe questioning their decision?

CAMPBELL: Let me tell you. Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, they are panicking. They know deep down, I believe, that the will of the people is

changing. That people have not bought them. Boris Johnson, he was the key figure in that referendum campaign. He and Michael Gove took it over the

line. Lies about Turkey, lies about the health service. They are the people that Macron was talking about today. Is the country going to trust

those same people to say, OK, we haven't got a deal, but it's going to be fine and work it out. No way.

GORANI: I mean, I can see what you're saying and how that to some people will make sense. Those people are specifically those who were not happy

with the outcome of the referendum.

CAMPBELL: I know a lot of people that didn't vote.

GORANI: How do you make it happen in the real world in the next several months is the big question? Is that not also wishful thinking?

CAMPBELL: No, it is not wishful thinking. I wish, one, I wish the country was in a better state. Two, I wish it was unity in the country. But if

she gets defeated, what happens? I was on television with Jacob Rees Mogg, kind of the right wing of the conservative party.

[14:15:00] And he was saying if she gets defeated, his vision just happens. We crash out in WTO terms. But where is the mandate for that? That's not

what people voted for. Because we were told we'd get a deal. The trade deals are going to fall out of the sky. So, I think what happens is this

crisis in parliament. I'm telling you Theresa May, Jeremy Corbin we both I believe are going to end up in a position same to the public, you know

what, we're going to have to put this back to you.

GORANI: By March 2019.

CAMPBELL: Or they need to ask for more time and I think the European leaders would grant that.

GORANI: In your book, this is volume 7 of your diaries.

CAMPBELL: Only 53 to go.

GORANI: We have eight years. But a lot of people. People talk to you about things that are on their mind. Did you take the tube here by the

way?

CAMPBELL: I got the tube and got off because the central line was there.

GORANI: Do people come up to you now? What do they tell you? In terms of Brexits? You're basically the face now of Brexit.

CAMPBELL: I'm in London today and my football team. I was there on Sunday. And what you get certainly you get some people coming up and

saying you people, why can't you let the Brexit thing happen. Way more saying keep going, going to fight this. I don't say this with any sense of

happiness because I have members of my family that are amongst this. 1.2 million people have died since the referendum. A lot of them voted leave.

A lot of new people have gone from 16 to 18. And that's the other reason the extremists are terrified of the referendum. Their future is being

taken away by very right wing, almost all men, almost all very, very wealthy, almost all of them if I'm being frank, disaster. Capitalists who

want to get in bed with Donald Trump.

GORANI: We'll see if your prediction materializes and whether or not we'll have another national vote or if some other referendum style question

posted about the terms of the deal. Thank you very much. Appreciate it.

Now to a serious story out of India. A seven-year-old girl is still recovering after she suffered a brutal rape in the capital. A country in

outrage is coming up next.

And Russia is no longer a doping outlaw. What the world anti-doping agency's move means for the Olympics and other sporting events. That will

be next.

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GORANI: We are following a developing story from the U.S. a shooter has killed three people at a drugstore distribution center in the state of

Maryland. Sources say the suspect is a female. And is a disgruntled employee. She's said to be in a critical condition after shooting herself

in the head. We cover these stories a lot. It's unusual that the suspect is a woman in that case.

A seven-year-old girl is recovering in New Delhi after she was brutally raped with a water hose. She has undergone hours of surgery for her

injuries and is now in stable condition.

Police have arrested a man in connection with the assault. The rape is the only the latest recent data shows staggering frequency. In 2016 one rape

every 13.5 minutes. But amid all the outrage which is still missing is a solution. The conversation is being have a lot more publicly in India.

That is for sure.

Let's go to Anna Coren in New Delhi now. You spoke to a member of the government because to try to get some answers from people in power in

charge as to how to address what is an epidemic here.

ANNA COREN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes, that's right. They are still searching for answers. The minister we spoke to, a prominent

minister in the Narendra Modi's government says it's a huge challenge facing the country and the government is trying to address the problem.

They introduced the death penalty last month for the rape of a child, a girl under the age of 12. It certainly toughened rape sentences for other

rape victims.

And it's one of these situations where they are trying to throw law and order out of it. They are trying to create these deterrents but as we

know, they are still happening. The minister says it's bringing a great deal of shame to India. Take a listen.

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KIREN RIJIJU, MINISTER OF STATE FOR HOME AFFAIRS, INDIA: More so it is related to the age. India has come up with a stringent time. We know it's

a chance for our country. It's such a huge population. To control the crime rate. It's a big challenge for all of us.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

COREN: The minister doesn't believe because it's a cultural problem or socioeconomic problem. He says this is a social problem. A certain

mentality among a section of society. These regressive views of women and girls where certain men in Indian society believe they are untouchable.

It's a matter of tackling this with education, with law enforcement and obviously with very harsh punishments.

GORANI: And a couple questions. First, how is the girl doing in hospital? You spoke to her mother and her mother wants to make sure this doesn't

happen to anyone else again and the person who attacked her daughter is punished.

COREN: Yes, absolutely. They know who the perpetrator is. These are a member of their community, which is often the case here in India. As for

the young girl, she's just 7 years old and our producer is in hospital and said she's so much smaller than a 7-year-old. She comes from a poor

family. And this little girl was taken late Monday night by this man. He forced himself on top of her, put a hose around her neck to stop her from

screaming while he raped her.

[14:25:00] He inserted this hose inside her. She was bleeding profusely, relatives found her, took her straight to hospital. They hunted down this

man and took him to police. But her injuries were very severe. They thought they were going to lose her. But she's a fighter. She's

recovering well. With all of these cases, there's so many, the trauma just stays with these victims.

GORANI: Sure, thank you very much for that live report from New Delhi. There appears to be a pattern in India. One that's proven difficult to

fix. Our Phil Black looks at the other high-profile rape cases that have rattled India in recent years.

PHIL BLACK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The shocking attack is one of a string of incidents that have shaken India. They have amplified the tougher and

faster punishment. In 2012 six men attacked a 23-year-old woman. They took turns raping her while also beating her with an iron rod. She later

died of her injuries. In January the body of an 8-year-old Muslim girl was found after she had been gang raped and strangled.

Three police officers and a for former government official were among the eight Hindu men arrested. And then in May, police announced they had

arrested a primary suspect in the gang rape and killing of a 16-year-old girl in the northeast of the country. The arrested man was one of 20

accused in the attack. Days later, a man raped a 1-year-old in her relative's home before setting her on fire. Questions are now growing for

the prime minister about why they cannot protect women and children from these appalling attacks. Phil Black, CNN, London.

GORANI: Major news from the world of sport that has ramifications beyond the world of sport. Moscow is one step closer to getting back to the

Olympics and other big international sporting competition competitions. That's because the world anti-doping agency voted today to reinstate

Russia. It was suspended in 2015 you'll remember following a damning report on state sanctioned doping that went to the top. But many anti-

doping advocates say Russia hasn't done nearly enough to clear its own name. So, what is going on? Christina joins me now. If anti-doping

experts are saying they haven't done enough to clear its name, why is the world anti-doping agency reinstating the country?

CHRISTINA MCFARLAND, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: That's the question of the day. It's being called a stunning U-turn by the anti-doping agency because

this move means that Russia can stop two years after they were found guilty of the biggest scandal. You mentioned what happened a couple years ago.

Measure a thousand athletes have shown to have doped. They swapped clean urine samples for clean samples. It's forced to compete, but what is more

controversial in the short-term is that. They were reinstated today without having met the criteria that they laid out a year ago for them to

meet.

GORANI: We don't know why?

MCFARLAND: It's a good question. It's mystifying everyone at the moment as to why they have moved to make such a controversial decision at this

time. Interestingly, we found out earlier this week through a series of leaked letters that the Russian sports ministry had actually secretly

compromised in order to push this through to get this result today on two of the sticking points for Russia.

GORANI: So now for athletes going forward, the doping tests will be conducted by the Russian anti-doping agency. Any oversight from any lab?

MCFARLAND: As far as we're aware, we understand that it will be take place now as it was before by the Russian. Antidoping agency. Understandably

this has been met with fierce opposition from athletes, governing bodies within the sport, from anti-doping authorities were sitting underneath the

world anti-doping agency.

They said it cast dark shadow over the credibility of the anti-doping process. And interestingly, the lawyer for the character who exposed the

doping in the first place and went into hiding, he came out with a statement today that summed up with a lot of people are feeling. He said

it represents the greatest treachery against clean athletes in Olympic history, we question why this is happening because the anti-doping

authority is meant to lead everyone underneath them. And now they are losing the trust.

GORANI: The meeting they held happened in this paradise vacation island. And there were no journalists there or few journalists there. Not easy

access.

MCFARLAND: That's perhaps another questionable decision on the part to hold the meetings in such a place and we can only imagine it was a private

meeting and they didn't want the intrusion of the world media at their doorstep.

GORANI: I hope we can get some answers as to the reasoning behind their decision. Thank you very much. Still to come tonight, a year without

heat, light or refrigeration on the anniversary on the anniversary of Hurricane Maria. We look back on four seasons of devastation. Stay with

us.

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GORANI: Welcome back. Now, Puerto Rico is an island utterly transformed in the last year because it's the one year anniversary since the U.S.

territory was brought to its knees by hurricane Maria. And many are asking why the island still hasn't found its feet. The recovery has been

painstakingly slow and in the 12 months since we've seen the death toll skyrocket from a reported 64 people to nearly 3,000.

Our Leyla Santiago has the story of the people left behind to deal with the fallout.

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LEYLA SANTIAGO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Clarissa Ramos has to do this. Every time it rains, neighbors in Utuado fill holes in the road to make what

little Maria left passable. Even if narrowly.

CLARISSA RAMOS, HURRICANE MARIA SURVIVOR: This is the little road that we've got. We just put dirt here.

SANTIAGO: After Maria, Puerto Rico says only two percent of the island's roads were passable because of debris and landslides. But, of course, for

Clarissa, Hurricane Maria took away much more than a road. The storm stole her way of life.

SANTIAGO: You can't talk about Maria without shedding a tear. Why?

C. RAMOS: It's my first time I lived through something like that.

SANTIAGO: It would take nine months for hundreds of families here to have power restored, 11 months for the entire power grid, and some communities

are still on generators.

Ricardo Ramos was the CEO of Puerto Rico's Power Authority, PREPA, when Maria struck the island.

RICARDO RAMOS, FORMER CEO, PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY: The storm was just too big.

SANTIAGO: You knew what was coming. I mean, I remember specifically you said our system is too weak to handle this. Why wasn't PREPA more prepared

if it knew how vulnerable the system was?

R. RAMOS: You don't fix in one day, you don't fix in one week. It takes 10 years to fix the vulnerabilities that the PREPA system had.

SANTIAGO: Now in charge of PREPA, Jose Ortiz.

JOSE ORTIZ, CEO, PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY: It's going to take four to five months more to stabilize the system.

SANTIAGO: And if a storm comes tomorrow, he says, they're ready.

SANTIAGO: There are 32 contracts in place to bring people in. Why didn't Puerto Rico do that for Maria?

ORTIZ: They did too late.

SANTIAGO: Too late for people like Natalio (ph) Rodriguez. His generator ran out of diesel in the middle of the night. The breathing machine he

used shut down. He died.

[14:35:07] MIRIAM RODRIGUEZ, HUSBAND DIED IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MARIA: If we had electricity, normal electricity at that time, he could have been

alive.

SANTIAGO: Nearly a year after the hurricane, Puerto Rico changed its official death toll, jumping from 64 to 2,975. A number President Trump

takes issue with, tweeting, "3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico."

The change in death toll came months after CNN's investigation revealed the death toll was likely nine times what the government of Puerto Rico was

reporting. The latest death statistics are showing reasons for yet another concern.

This is Puerto Rico's 24-hour suicide hotline.

Twenty minutes after our arrival a call comes in. A mother of two struggling with anxiety. She tells the operator Tropical Storm Isaac is

moving too close.

SANTIAGO: So he says in one eight-hour shift, he will take a call like that 30-40 times.

Callers reaching out for help with the trauma that lingers. Loss of a job, loss of a loved one, loss of a roof over their heads.

Luz Colon is one of at least 45,000 still depending on tarps in Puerto Rico.

SANTIAGO: So we're in her room and I hear thunder.

It's tough because she thinks about what could be coming.

We last saw Luz in the days after Maria. One year later, she acknowledges progress but says she and the island have a long way to go.

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GORANI: And Leyla Santiago joins us. She is in New York. She's reported extensively on the ground in Puerto Rico since Maria hit. Rafael Romo is

live in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Leyla, I want to start with you. People on the island of Puerto Rico, do they believe that they were neglected by the federal government in America

because they -- though they are citizens, they can't be leverage politically, that they were forgotten because they matter less in the eyes

of the administration and people who live on the mainland?

SANTIAGO: Listen, just about everybody I talked to on that island be it San Juan or in the more rural part, they do feel forgotten. What level of

politics plays into it kind of depends on who you ask.

But, of course, the governor of Puerto Rico is certainly taking the opportunity to talk about statehood because he does believe that becoming a

state would make all the difference in the world.

But I got to tell you, I had an exchange with a young woman in Old San Juan last week that really sort of told the story for me. I was talking to her

about the response from the federal government and she said, look, it's not that we weren't treated like U.S. citizens. It's that we weren't even

treated like humans. That's the problem.

GORANI: Right. And that's -- we've heard that echoed quite a lot over the last year in your great reporting and Rafael is there now.

What's the situation in San Juan now? Because the island still a year on has a long way to go.

RAFAEL ROMO, CNN SENIOR LATIN AMERICAN AFFAIRS EDITOR: Right, Hala, it's like you're hearing two different stories. On the one hand, we hear the

federal government say, we've done a lot and it is true they have done a lot. It's a very different scenario to what we experienced last year when

we were here covering the hurricane.

But on the other hand, we go to communities and this morning I was in the town of Yabucoa where the hurricane made landfall last year. And they were

telling me that there are still many pockets within that community where people still have to rely on generators.

And so the authorities are telling us power has been restored to all of the island 11 months after the hurricane. But then you talk to people and they

say, well, yes, in my town, there's power. There's electricity, but not in my house. And that's what you hear when you talk to people.

The other thing too is that the roads, and we were able to see that this morning. We were driving to Yabucoa at a very early hour. It was still

dark and the entire highway, all the way there was dark. There's not a single light that was working. We saw also traffic lights that weren't

working. And so progress has been made, but it is very clear to us, it's very evident that there's a whole lot to be done. Hala.

GORANI: All right. Rafael Romo in San Juan. Leyla Santiago in New York, thanks for that report. It's been a year since Maria hit and devastated

Puerto Rico.

And you can see our full special report on Maria and its aftermath this weekend. "Storm of Controversy: What Really Happened in Puerto Rico," airs

this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in London. That is 6:00 a.m. in New York on CNN International.

[14:40:07] And you can also find out more on cnn.com. You can explore the island through our interactive article, "Puerto Rico: Then and Now."

North Korea has a plan to get rid of its nuclear weapons, but will the U.S. agree to it? South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, who just concluded three

days of talks with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, is taking that plan to the United States President Donald Trump next week.

Moon and Kim summit was -- you may have seen the pictures, all smiles and all handshakes and they ended it in a place that is special to all Koreans

for that picture perfect finish.

CNN's Will Ripley has that story.

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WILL RIPLEY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: There really couldn't be a more symbolic place for North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un and South Korean

president, Moon Jae-in to wrap up their three-day summit. And at the summit of Mount Paektu consider the spiritual home of all Koreans from the

North and South. But a place that South Koreans have been unable to visit for many years.

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RIPLEY: When South Koreans sing their national anthem, they sing about Mount Paektu. It's the very first line until the mountain crumbles. The

song goes, "God will protect their country." But Mount Paektu isn't in their country. It's in North Korea. A place illegal to visit for most

South Koreans, who can only hope to see it from the Chinese border. That may be about to change.

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un and South Korean president, Moon Jae-in standing together at a place deeply symbolic to both North and South Korea,

countries technically at war since before either leader was born.

The symbolic value of ending three days of peace meetings here cannot be understated. This active volcano is Korea's spiritual home. If the North

and South were still fighting over any place, it would likely be this place.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): Mount Paektu is the soul of Korea's revolution. The spirit of our people and our pride. We are

members of the great country of Paektu.

RIPLEY: I learned what Mount Paektu means to Koreans when I traveled there last year. All around me were pilgrims. Kim Jong-un's people are told the

water here is holy. Its caldera is Heaven Lake. The centerpiece of a spectacular summit. A symbol of the nation's spirit and strength.

In April, Moon Jae-in took one small step over the military demarcation line, hand in hand with Kim Jong-un. Now, Moon found himself standing at a

place that would have been impossible to visit just months ago, adding a moment to the mythology of Mount Paektu.

Despite all of the symbolic and historic moments of the past few days, Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un know that in order for all this to actually work,

they need the support of the United States.

Next week on Monday, President Moon will be flying to Washington to debrief President Trump and lay out everything that Kim Jong-un told him. Kim

Jong-un has said he wants a second summit with Trump. Moon is acting as a mediator between the two right now trying to get stalled diplomacy back on

track.

Will Ripley, CNN, Hong Kong.

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GORANI: The media scrap over Sky News could come down to an auction. The U.K. Takeover Panel says it will hold a one-day auction to sell Sky. If

there's no resolution to the long-running battle between Comcast and 21st Century Fox.

CNN Business Correspondent, Paul la Monica joins me live from New York to explain. What is going to happen? I understand these are sealed bids.

PAUL LA MONICA, CNNMONEY DIGITALS CORRESPONDENT: Yes, this is a pretty rare instance where it is going to come down to the gold old-fashioned

auction, if you will. Comcast is currently the higher bidder for Sky. But Fox which now is going to have the backing of Disney as part of the deal

they're doing, will have the chance to come in with a bid of its own first.

Comcast will have a second bid. And then after that, you'll wind up having the final third round where will be decided which of the two offers winds

up being chosen by Sky as the winning bidder.

GORANI: So we were having this discussion in our editorial meeting. How does a sealed bid work? I understand it's sealed and that the other party

doesn't see what you're bidding. But how does it then go to second and third round bidding?

LA MONICA: Yes, you're going to have to have obviously the content of those first bids come out as a result of what --

GORANI: So those are made public then? Those numbers after round 1 are made --

LA MONICA: Yes, at that point, yes.

GORANI: Okay, I got it. That's where we were confused. If you make it secret the entire time, then at what point is it ever revealed.

LA MONICA: Yes, then it becomes a little bit difficult for there to be a reasonable counterbid. I mean, part of the process here is I don't think

there's going to be a major secrets. We already know what Comcast is bidding.

We know what the Fox offer is currently. It's unlikely that the numbers that are going to be bid on Saturday are going to be dramatically higher

imagine, so I think both parties have a sense of where they're going to be bidding and how high one or the other might be willing to go to try and win

the Sky assets.

[14:45:09] GORANI: So who's the favorite?

LA MONICA: I think at this point in time you'd have to consider Comcast the favorite just because their bid is higher. It's simple math. Fox

clearly wants these assets and now we know that Disney, through their deal for much of Fox's assets wants them as well.

And you can't really rule out both -- the power of Disney and also the animosity that Bob Iger has with Comcast boss, Brian Roberts, I think that

could play in the things as well. Iger wants to beat Roberts and I think vice versa.

GORANI: Paul La Monica, thanks very much.

Still to come tonight, a surprise pick as the new James Bond director leaves some fans shaken and stirred. Next.

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GORANI: Pop star turned politician, Bobi Wine returned to Uganda today and was promptly escorted to police to his home. He'd been in the U.S. being

treated for injuries that he says happened in the hands of Ugandan police.

Wine, who has spoken out against Uganda's president has been charged with treason over the stoning of the president's convoy in August. Wine's

brother was arrested when he tried to meet Wine at the airport.

Still his supporters mostly young Ugandans are excited to have him back in the country. Many of them were seen dancing outside his home celebrating

his return.

It is one of the most coveted jobs in cinema. And this time, it will be an American directing a British icon in his 25th outing as a super spy. I'm

talking of course about James Bond.

Today, producers revealed who will replace Danny Boyle as director. It was an unexpected choice for many, so perhaps producers are shaking up -- are

shaking up more than just martinis.

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GORANI: The name is Fukunaga, Cary Fukunaga. After weeks of speculation, the new "Bond" director is revealed.

Best known for directing HBO crime drama "True Detective." Fukunaga will be the first American director of that most quintessentially British of

film franchises.

Brought in to direct Daniel Craig in what will be his fifth and likely final stint as James Bond, the as yet unnamed movie will be the 25th in the

franchise. It was supposed to be directed by Danny Boyle but he quit last month, with producer citing creative differences.

Taking his place, Cary Fukunaga brings a wealth of experience directing action-packed drama. Like this groundbreaking feat of cinematography, a

six-minute long scene from "True Detective" filmed on a single tracking shot.

[14:50:01] Fukunaga's latest project drops on Netflix tomorrow dark comedy, "Maniac" starring Emma Stone. He also directed the movie, "Beast of No

Nation," which cast Idris Elba as an African warlord.

IDRIS ELBA, ACTOR: Mark this victory.

GORANI: That connection fueling further speculation that Elba could be the next bond.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you were James Bond, would you be allowed to say anything?

ELBA: (LAUGHS)

GORANI: While Elba might never say never again, one thing the producer's top reveal the next film's release date. Bond fans, mark your diaries for

Valentine's Day 2020.

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GORANI: More to come including the French artist sending a message of hope to refugees across the world.

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GORANI: CNN's new series "Smart Creativity" explores the intersection between high concept design and tech. In our first edition, we take a look

at a Dutch design duo who is discovering just how far technology can go in capturing the wonders of nature.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Technology can bring things to life and can mimic life.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's evolution from nature. It's just the canvas that we work with. The canvas and the paint. It helps us to express what we

want to achieve.

We work a little bit movement, a little bit light.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Objects that we make, we bring them to life. We animate them by excavating motor springs mechanical systems and they become

a character.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm a very science fiction based. That's my youth. I grew up with during "Star Wars." So that's really my inspiration and

Lonneke, she comes from earth and natural side.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Those elements that you see in nature are endlessly interesting. It's elements everything you can always be connected with.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The project Franchise Freedom, we look closely at swirling behavior of birds and we try to come as close as possible to their

natural movement of this murmuration behavior.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: First of all, I thought this has to be done with light because light, we can make movements. There's real movements we

cannot really, so I approached an engineer and he started to define autonomous behavior, that there's a set of rules, and every individual in

the group behaves with these rules. So we first have the static installation with glass tubes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We thought, how great would it be if we could extract that and have a free slide in here that we talked to certain artist like

(INAUDIBLE) and we started motivating them to create the research for this centralized theory over group of drones that you can -- you can program

them to do different kind of movements in the sky. And then at certain point Intel got involved and the whole research. They developed the

hardware to create the sculpture.

Of course when you see a piece of art on the floor, it doesn't do anything. But when you have 300 swarming before you, it really becomes a living

entity.

[14:55:03] UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It gives a bit of a feeling of a future, but also of something that is similar to us.

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GORANI: All right. The aim of a French artist now, a message of hope for refugees across the world. And the French artist's latest creation in

Switzerland is a testament to that. Take a look.

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AMARA WALKER, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: A creation in graphs symbolizing generations to come. A child serves to remind the world of a migrant

crisis across Europe.

SAYPE, ARTIST (through translator): it represents a little girl who throws an origami boat as a message of hope, so to speak. The girl is called

"Future." Just in representation of the generations who arrive.

WALKER: French artist Saype airbrushed the giant work of art with biodegradable paints on the banks of Lake Geneva covering 5,000 square

meters. It supports the cost of SOS Mediterranee, an organization specializing in the rescue of migrants at sea.

CAROLINE ABU SA'DA, GENERAL DIRECTOR, SOS MEDITERRANEE SWITZERLAND (through translator): It's precisely because it was poetic that we decided to

commit to this project with Saype. Rather than putting much more violent things that tend to distance people a bit, this makes the situation more

approachable. To evoke the reality of migration in the Mediterranean at the moment.

WALKER: And that reality is grim. A U.N. Refugee Agency report estimates that just this year more than 1,600 people have died or gone missing trying

to reach Europe. Saype hopes this image of a little girl launching a boat into water humanizes the migrants making the journey.

GUILLAUME BARAZZONE, SWISS POLITICIAN (through translator): This piece also says that migration is not just numbers and statistics. Behind it,

there are faces, human beings, men, women, and children.

WALKER: Future is one of the artist's many land frescos. Elsewhere in Switzerland and France, he's dotted country sides with largescale

masterpieces. All of them best viewed from above.

Amara Walker, CNN.

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GORANI: We have some breaking news now. The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee of

sexual misconduct when they were in high school, the lawyer for Blasey Ford says she would be prepared to testify next week.

And if there are terms that are fair and which ensure her safety, she reminded the committee that Christine Blasey Ford had received death

threats that she has had to go in hiding.

Now, this letter obtained by our Gloria Borger states Debra Katz, the attorney's position asking for a call today to discuss the conditions of

any testimony that could happen next week. Importantly, she's saying she would be prepared to testify under certain conditions, but also said that

this could not happen Monday, saying it is not possible and the committee's insistence that it occur Monday is arbitrary in any event.

So it seems as though, potentially, they are discussing now the terms of any testimony by Christine Blasey Ford and the confirmation hearings of

Bret Kavanaugh.

That's going to do it for me tonight. I'm Hala Gorani, "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" is next.

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