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Donald Trump is Not Backing Down; Poland is Mourning the Death of Five Girls; United States and China Will be Sitting Face-to-Face; Discussions Regarding Brexit; Two Defiant Indian Women; Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun Barricaded Herself in Her Hotel Room; the Gabon Army Have Now Seized Power in the African Nation; Golden Globe Awards Results; The Best In T.V. And Movies Honored In Hollywood; Regina King Won For "If Beale Street Could Talk"; Cold Snap Brings Snow To Mountains Outside Of Athens. Aired 2-3a ET

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[02:00:01] ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN ANCHOR: A government in limbo, the U.S. President isn't backing down over his border wall. In fact, he's promising to get tough. And it's putting a lot of the country at a standstill. Plus, some answers in the horrifying drive-by shooting that killed seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes as police reveal a suspect in custody.

And recapping one of Hollywood's most glamorous nights, we will tell you about the big surprises at this year's Golden Globes. Hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the U.S. and, of course, all around the world. I am Rosemary Church live from Atlanta, and this is CNN Newsroom. Well, the partial government shutdown in the United States is now in its third week and there is still no end in sight.

Another day of talks to settle the impasse over funding for a border wall ended Sunday without any real progress. And as Boris Sanchez reports, President Trump is not backing down.


BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: As has been the case for several days during meetings between top administration officials and lawmakers to reopen the federal government and potentially fund some sort of border barrier between the United States and Mexico that President Trump has been promising, we are hearing two different sides about what happened during these negotiations.

On one hand, you have President Trump tweeting out that this meeting was productive. On the other hand, we are hearing multiple accounts from people behind those closed doors that things did not go all that well. One source telling CNN that Republicans presented to Democrats the official justification for spending $5.7 billion on the President's long-promised border wall.

According to one Democratic source, they felt that that presentation was incomplete. Democrats on their end, according to sources, have continuously suggested that first the federal government should be reopened before any negotiations over an actual border wall could be had. The President, meantime, has continued suggesting a drastic option.

He has said that he is seriously considering declaring a national emergency to get the funds necessary to build his border wall. I asked the President about that on Sunday as he returned from a retreat at Camp David. Listen to his justification.

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We are looking at a national emergency because we have a national emergency. Just read the papers. We have a crisis at the border of drugs, of human beings being trafficked all over the world. They are coming through. And we have an absolute crisis and of criminals and gang members coming through. It is national security. It's a national emergency.

SANCHEZ: I followed up in asking President Trump if he had a specific deadline or something specific that he would have to see during these talks to then trigger his announcement of a national emergency, his declaration. He didn't answer. He said we have to wait and see. We'll tell you soon. The President also made a statement that made waves, suggesting that he had given up on the idea of a concrete barrier between the United States and Mexico.

Saying that now it will be steel, a steel barrier between the two nations, suggesting that Democrats don't like concrete. Boris Sanchez, CNN, at the White House.


CHURCH: Well, the shutdown is taking a toll on many Americans. Government employees and vendors are not getting paid. And people who rely on government services could be facing delays. Here is a look at some of the impact. Funding for food assistance programs is running low. Some airport security workers are calling out sick. The nation's tax collection agency, the IRS, might not be able to pay out tax refunds during the shutdown.

And at national parks, trash and human waste are piling up, causing health and safety concerns. Well, many U.S. Democrats are saying enough is enough. They are condemning the President's tactics over getting his border wall and calling for the government to reopen.


SEN. DOUG JONES (D), ALABAMA: The problem is that the government is shutdown. You know, our state wants the government to open, to be open for business. I think that's the most important thing for the people of Alabama right now. We have a lot of government workers in this state. We also have a lot of contractors who depend on that government work.

You know a lot of people want border security for sure, but they also want the government services. And they want the government to operate. I do not believe that they -- holding government workers and all of those affected by government services hostage is the way to determine how best to secure our borders, which everyone wants.

REP. ADAM SCHIFF (D), CALIFORNIA: We can't allow this continual process that was really modernized by the Tea Party, that if I don't get what I want, if I don't get what I don't have the votes for, if I don't get what the country doesn't want, I'm just going to shutdown the government. If you reward the President that tactic, Jake, that we're going to see every year, the President shutting down the government, and we just can't afford do business that way.

[02:05:09] CHURCH: And for more on this, let's turn now to Steven Erlanger in Brussels. He is the Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe for the New York Times. Good to have you with us.


CHURCH: So we're seeing both sides digging in with no budget compromise reached in the latest meeting. And now, President Trump is threatening to declare a national emergency to get military funds for his wall. Where do you expect this to go politically? And what's it going to take to end the partial government shutdown?

ERLANGER: Well, that's the $5 billion question. For Trump, it has become such a symbol. I mean his campaign aides have said that they got him to think about the wall so he would remember to talk about immigration on the campaign trail. But now, it has become a symbol of his fight for authority now that the Democrats have won one of the houses of the legislature.

My guess is this would not have happened had the Republicans maintained both houses. I think there has to be a compromise. There is going to be more pressure. Federal employees are about to miss their pay checks. You heard the Alabama official talking. Republican Senators are unhappy, some of them. And Mr. Trump is trying to find some way of discussing barrier walls.

He's always liked steel slats. Maybe that will be a compromise. Border security is one of those funny issues. The Democrats also obviously have to support border security, because security is one of those issues like God and motherhood. You have to support security. But how do you it and how you spend money on it and the price for it is really up in the air.

And as for an emergency, I suspect this would be unconstitutional. And it's just part of his bargaining tactic.

CHURCH: Right. Let's talk more about this, because the shutdown, of course, is now heading in to its third week. And the irony is that President Trump says he's doing this for the nation's security. But the shutdown is putting airport security at risk with some TSA workers and air traffic controllers calling out sick because they are not getting paid and they are having to come up other arrangements.

What could this mean for the nation's security given that is where most terrorists try to enter the United States, through the airports? What might be the ramifications of a long-term shutdown?

ERLANGER: Well, this is the problem. It's not just terrorism, which is pretty minor by the way. It's illegal immigration. Most illegal immigrants are not illegal when they land in America. They have visas, and they come in through airports. They don't cross the border. And they become illegal because they overstay their visas.

Now, if you really wanted to crackdown on illegal immigration further, and of course, the government does quite a lot on this issue already. You could, you know, work more on that. You know, finding people who have overstayed their visas and trying to kick them out. So I think, you know, this is politics. This is really about the White House in the face of a Democratic House trying to assert its authority and vice versa.

And I am sure it will come to some sort of compromise. But I cannot tell you how or when.

CHURCH: No. We can't find answers on that at all. We'll just have to see. But President Trump has already said publically that this is his shutdown. So how does he gain politically by doing this? And how does he back out of this shutdown without losing face given what has happened so far?

ERLANGER: That's the dilemma for the White House. Because his base, you know, let's be fair, that's what it's about. It's about the 25 to 35 percent of voters who love Donald Trump. He's promised his base a wall. And the problem is how do you find a wall in ways that the Democrats can accept. Now, there is a lot of fencing, walls, slats all over the border with Mexico. But it's not enough as far as Mr. Trump and his base is concerned.

It's all about symbolism. So the question is how do you find some way of acknowledging the symbolism of some kind of structure without necessarily creating impermeable barrier all across the southern United States, which frankly very few businesses want.

[02:09:57] CHURCH: And, of course, if this shutdown continues on for weeks, months, maybe longer, the problem is it's dangerous for the Democrats as well. I mean both sides suffer politically, don't they?

ERLANGER: Well, they do. And this is where, you know, you have very experienced people on both sides, I think, trying to find ways to climb down, but without losing their political initiative. I mean trump says it has to be a wall or barrier or a fence. Somehow, he's gotten concrete in his brain. I don't think people care about whether it's concrete or steel. But the Democrats say, no, we care about border security.

There are lots of things to do for border security without building this wall. It's the wall that has gotten into people's heads. And, you know, at some point, I think there will be a lot of political pressure particularly on the White House to bend, to find some way of climbing off this wall, if I can put it that way.

CHURCH: Right, indeed. We'll see who blinks first. Steven Erlanger, thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate it.

ERLANGER: Thanks, Rosemary. CHURCH: Well, President Trump is publically weighing in on Russia's

arrest of Paul Whelan. The former U.S. marine was detained late last month on allegations of spying. His family insists he is innocent and that he was in Russia for a wedding. He's being held as the Kremlin protests the detention of at least two Russians in U.S. custody. CNN's Sam Kiley has more now from Moscow.


SAM KILEY, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Donald Trump has finally commented on the case of Paul Whelan. The former U.S. Marine was arrested by Russian authorities on December the 28th and stands accused of espionage. The American President when asked what he was doing about it said we're looking into that. We are looking in to that.

Hardly the sort of aggressive stand taken, for example, by the British foreign secretary because Mr. Whelan is also a British citizen, who accused the Russians of using the British citizen as a pawn in an international game of diplomacy and condemned such actions. Nonetheless, the U.S. ambassador here has been to see Mr. Whelan in prison.

And the Russian foreign minister has for now, scotched suggestions that Mr. Whelan could be a pawn in a potential prisoner swap perhaps with Russians held in the United States, because in the view of the deputy Russian foreign minister, Mr. Whelan has not been charged with any crime, least of all espionage. This is in contradiction, of course, what his lawyer, that's Mr. Whelan's lawyer CNN earlier this week, when he said not only had his client been charged but also that he was asking for bail for Mr. Whelan.

Nonetheless, this is all getting increasingly murky following the arrest by American authorities of a Russian, Dmitry Makarenko, on charges that he was involved in money-laundering and arms shipments based on a warrant issued for his arrest in Florida. He was picked up in U.S. territories in the north pacific the day after Mr. Whelan was arrested. Sam Kiley, CNN, Moscow.


CHURCH: Well, the U.S. National Security Adviser is trying to reassure U.S. allies on the troop withdrawal from Syria. John Bolton was in Jerusalem Sunday and met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He says the U.S. withdrawal depends on certain conditions that reportedly include protecting Kurdish allies from America's other ally, Turkey, more now with our CNN's Ian Lee in Jerusalem.


IAN LEE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton in the region to reassure allies after President Trump announced the abrupt plan to pull the U.S. troops out of Syria. There was shock and concern after the announcement about who would fill the vacuum left by the United States. The feeling now is that the pullout will be more deliberate and conditional. Speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here in

Jerusalem, Bolton reaffirmed the United States commitment to Israel and to the Syrian Kurds who fought alongside U.S. troops against ISIS.

JOHN BOLTON, U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: Right on your border we have the problem of the conflict in Syria. We are going to be discussing the President's decision to withdraw. But to do so from northeast Syria in a way that makes sure that ISIS is defeated and is not able to revive itself and become a threat again. And to make sure that the defense of Israel and our other friends in the region is absolutely assured.

And to make sure that the defense of Israel and our other friends in the region is absolutely assured. And to take care of those who have fought with us against ISIS and other terrorist groups.

[02:14:58] LEE: The two men also discussed what Netanyahu believes is the main threat to Israel security, and that's Iran. Bolton said despite getting out of the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, that there is little doubt Iran's leadership is still committed to achieving a deliverable nuclear device. He added the U.S. and Israel will make sure that doesn't happen.

Israel and America, though, are alone here. Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, the other signatories to the Iran Nuclear Deal, have all refused today follow the United States' lead. And despite Israel and the United States certainty, international monitors inside Iran have said there is no evidence Iran is currently working toward a nuclear weapon. Ian Lee, CNN, Jerusalem.

CHURCH: We'll take a short break here. Still to come, the world's top two economies are in a trade war. And these people have the task the trying to end it. We will look at what's at stake. And a case of mistaken identity leads to a little girl's death. The new details we have learned about the murder of Jazmine Barnes.


CHURCH: A town in northwest Poland is mourning five girls, all 15 years old, killed while celebrating a friend's birthday. They had gathered in an escape room, a game where participants are locked inside and try to find a way out by searching for clues. But a fire broke out, and official say there was no way to evacuate. Hundreds gathered at a vigil in the town square to honor the girls.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What happened here is a great tragedy. To put it simply, we want to be here with the families of the victims and to pay homage to the girls who died. It is just terrible.


CHURCH: Polish officials are cracking down on the entertainment venues. Police have shutdown 13 escape rooms they say are not up to safety standards. And the country's interior minister gave this stern warning to business owners who don't comply with health and safety codes.


JOACHIM BRUDZINSKI, POLISH INTERIOR MINISTER: I am going to say it very clearly. Very harsh sanctions and fines are needed.


CHURCH: Polish media report the owner of the escape room has been arrested. Authorities are still trying to figure out how the fire started. In the coming hours, negotiators from the U.S. and China will sit face-to-face. Their job, lay the ground to work a deal that will end the trade war between the world's biggest economies.

[02:20:04] China has already made some concessions, and U.S. President Donald Trump says he has got leverage. Ana Stewart has the details.


ANNA STEWART, CNN REPORTER: Trade talks restart Monday between China and the United States, with deputy trade ministers meeting in Beijing for two days. Now, this will be the first formal negotiations we have had since President Trump and President Xi agreed to a truce last month. Now, investors will be watching developments from this very, very carefully.

And I would say depending on the outcome of the talks, we could see further market volatility. Also watching developments there will be tech CEOs, but they will be watching from Las Vegas. Monday is the start of the week but it's also the start of CES, the annual world's biggest tech show. And we will be sending or very own Samuel Burke.

He's going to have some interviews with top CEOs, as well as bringing us all the latest gizmos, gadgets, and latest trends. And on Wednesday, we may see former Nissan Chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Now, he hasn't actually been seen in public since November 19th when he was arrested in Tokyo. He's accused of financial wrongdoing.

Now, on Wednesday, we are told by the Tokyo District Court, he will make an appearance at a hearing he himself has requested to seek an explanation as to why he's been held for so long. He will also have an opportunity to make a statement at this hearing. So that is certainly one to watch. Carlos Ghosn has maintained his innocence throughout this ordeal according to his Tokyo-based lawyer. For now, back to you.


CHURCH: Thanks for that. Well, the British Parliament is set to begin debating Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the E.U. this week. Despite reports saying she might delay the vote a second time, Mrs. May says it will take place as planned in mid-January. Many lawmakers worry the deal would leave Britain too beholden to the E.U. But the Prime Minister warned that if they reject the plan, the U.K.

will be in uncharted territory. She also reiterated that a second Brexit referendum is out of the question. Well, the two Indian women who defied a conservative to (Inaudible) to enter a Hindu shrine in (Inaudible) are telling CNN why they felt compelled to do it.

The women walked in to the shrine last week, a few months after India's Supreme Court ruled that the ban against girls and women of childbearing age was unconstitutional. They told CNN they are urging Indian women to stand up against discrimination no matter how long it has been a customary practice.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My message to the women of India is that please break the system and please break the customs. That's the message.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My message to politicians. They should obey the judgment of Supreme Court.


CHURCH: The women are now in hiding as protests rage against their action and against the Supreme Court's ruling. At least one person has been killed in the demonstrations. Well, a young Saudi Arabian woman who fled her abusive family says she has barricaded herself in her airport hotel room in Bangkok, fearing deportation.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun tweeted in an unverified account that Saudi embassy officials stopped her in the Thai airport and confiscated her passport. She said Sunday that she feared being sent back to the Middle East by immigration authorities. Human Rights Watch has been in touch with the woman. Earlier, our Natalie Allen spoke with a representative for the latest developments.


PHIL ROBERTSON, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Well, right now she has barricaded herself in her hotel room that is inside the airport. It's in the international section of the airport. So you actually have to be an international traveler to go there. And she is demanding that she be allowed to talk with the U.N. Refugee Agency and apply for political asylum.

She stated repeatedly that she is definitely afraid of being sent back to Saudi Arabia. She believes that her family will kill her. She has cited a long history of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of her male relatives. And she's very, very afraid for her life. And so she is all in. She is completely determined to try to get free and try to get way.

NATALIE ALLEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes. You mentioned she barricaded herself in that room to try to get them from getting to her. If you follow her unverified Twitter account, she was trying to keep from being put on that plane to Kuwait. Here is the video she sent out saying she was being detained in the airport. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I am not leaving my room until I see UNHCR. I

want asylum.

ALLEN: So who exactly detained her? Do we know that?

[02:25:05] ROBERTSON: Well, when she got off the plane from Kuwait, she was met at the gate by a Thai official working for the Saudi Arabia Embassy, who took her passport. So, you know, the claims that Saudi Arabia was not involved are simply not correct. The fact of the matter is that she was subsequently -- had her photo taken. She was forced to sign a Thai document that she couldn't understand.

And then she was later told that her father wanted her to go back. And the narrative came out of the Thai government that somehow she had applied for a visa and been denied and therefore she had to be sent back. There are quite clearly some games being played here between Thailand and Saudi Arabia in her case. Her father is a senior official from one of the provincial administrations in Saudi Arabia.

So, you know, this is a family that is influential and has the ability to pull strings and get the government to do what it wants.


CHURCH: Saudi Arabia denies embassy officials stopped her and took her passport. It says airport authorities were the ones who stopped her. The embassy added that the young woman did not have a return reservation. CNN is working to independently verify the full details of this case. Well, the Gabon army says they have seized power in the African nation.

The army says it seized the state radio station and that it's now in control of the oil-rich OPEC member country. They are unhappy with this man, President Ali Bongo. He's been in power since 2009. But his family has effectively ruled since the 1960s. We also know there may be extra U.S. troops in Gabon. A few days ago, the White House said about 80 had been deployed.

Their stated mission was to assist U.S. citizens and personnel during elections in nearby Congo. We'll take a short break here. Still to come, Donald Trump is now considering declaring a national emergency to fund his border wall. We analyze whether the U.S. President actually has the power to do such a thing. If the Golden Globe Awards are any indication award season is going to be pretty wild.

Coming up, we will run down the winners, losers, and surprises from the ceremony, back in just a moment.


[02:30:58] CHURCH: Welcome back, everyone. I'm Rosemary Church. I want to update you now on the main stories we've been following this hour. The U.S. National Security Advisor says the U.S. won't pull out of Syria unless it's sure Turkey won't attack U.S.-Kurdish allies. That's according to multiple reports. John Bolton was in Jerusalem Sunday and met with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The King of Malaysia making history by becoming the first royal in the

country to abdicate. The national palace announced King Sultan Muhammad V's resignation on Sunday. It offered no explanation. But said the king's decision takes effect immediately. Now, the Council of Rulers will have to vote for a new king from one of Malaysia's nine royal houses. U.S. President Donald Trump says he might declare a national emergency to secure military funding for his border wall.

The vice president met with congressional leaders Sunday, but they couldn't reach a budget agreement. A dispute has led to a partial government shutdown now in its third week. Well, U.S. politicians from both sides of the aisle took to the airwaves on Sunday. They spoke about whether the president actually has the authority to secure military funding for his border wall and they debated the merits of such an action.


MICK MULVANEY, ACTING WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: The presidents have authority to defend the nation. The president has asked every single cabinet secretary and the Office of Management Budget to go out and find money that can be used legally to guard the southern border which is exactly what we're going to do.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Does President Trump have the ability, have the authority to declare a national emergency, have the military to build his wall?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, unfortunately, the short answer is yes. There is a provision in the law that says the president can declare an emergency. It's been done a number of times. But primarily it's been done to build facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this case, I think the president would be wide open to a court challenge saying, where's the emergency? You have to establish that in order to do this. But beyond that, this would be a terrible use of Department of Defense dollars.


CHURCH: So let's take a closer look at all of this with CNN Military Analyst Col. Cedric Leighton. Always great to have you with us.

COL. CEDRIC LEIGHTON (RET.), CNN MILITARY ANALYST: Thank you, Rosemary. It's good to be with you.

CHURCH: So we just heard from both sides of the political equation, the Democrats suggesting the president does not have the power to declare a national emergency to secure military funds to build his border wall while the White House and Republicans say he can do whatever he needs to do to secure this nation. So which is right? Does Mr. Trump have the power to do this specifically?

LEIGHTON: To build a wall, the answer is no, not directly. He can do some things and he can move some money around. But he won't be able to move five billion dollars' worth to actually build the wall that he seems to envision. So there are some limitations that Congress has put into effect in previous administrations. There are also some aspects of the way in which the appropriations process works in the United States.

And what it really means is that the funds that are set for certain things are earmarked for those things. They can't be used normally for anything else. So there will be some challenges for the president to do what he wants to do. He has limited authority to do some things. But he has no overarching authority to actually build the wall on his own without congressional approval.

CHURCH: Right. So you mentioned that process, what is involved here when a U.S. President wants to do something like this, get money from the Pentagon to build a border wall in this country and would this be deemed a national emergency at all?

LEIGHTON: Well, under normal circumstances it would not be a national emergency.

[02:35:02] There is no threat of invasion, you know, in the strictest sense of that term. There is no threat of an armed force coming against the United States. If that were the case, the president would then definitely have the authority to do whatever he deemed necessary as the commander-in-chief to actually shore up the defenses along the southern border. But what we're dealing with here is some ways a game of semantics.

The real answer is that we don't have that kind of an invasion what is involved in a process like this is you have to get congressional approval to move money from one area to another area. I think they call it pots of money from one pot to the other. And the other thing that's involved here is that within the Department of Defense budgets, there are certainly funds that are earmarked for construction. But those construction funds are for military bases potentially for the army corps of engineers to do certain things that do impact the civilian sector.

But these are not the kinds of things that would be allowed to be transferred to do a -- to construct a border wall.

CHURCH: Right. So how will the Pentagon likely respond to this, to the president asking for this? And who might stand in Mr. Trump's way?

LEIGHTON: Well, this gets to be a very interesting question. You know, it's technically, if Secretary of Defense -- former Secretary of Defense Mattis were still in charge it would be him. Given the fact that the deputy Secretary of Defense Mr. Patrick Shanahan is actually serving as the acting Secretary of Defense right now, he would normally be the person to do that. But I think the real answer would be that Congress would stand in the way.

They would prevent the movement of funds from one pot of money to the other pot of money. And that would in essence prevent or at least has the potential of preventing the president from exercising any authorities that he may think he has to build a southern border wall.

CHURCH: Quick question to you, do you believe a border wall is necessary to secure this country?

LEIGHTON: No. And the reason I say that is because when you look at the type of geography that the southern border has and I've been on the southern border particularly in the State of Texas, you look at some of the areas that we have, the Rio Grande River, really comprises almost the entire border of Mexico and Texas. And that particular border is generally a natural -- is formed by a natural barrier. There are also areas such as the Big Bend National Park where not only would it be ecologically damaging to put up a fence and from a security perspective, the fence would serve no real purpose.

What would be necessarily is some kind of increased monitoring through various technical means to include things like facial recognition technologies, better monitoring of who is actually stepping into the United States from Mexico, things of that nature. And that can be done through technical means. A border wall is not necessary for the entire frontage that we have with Mexico, the entire frontier with Mexico and that, you know, that I think really what is getting lost in the debate here at this point.

CHURCH: Thank you, sir, for being with us. We do appreciate it.

LEIGHTON: Absolutely, Rosemary. Always a pleasure.

CHURCH: Well, prosecutors in Texas have named a second suspect in the murder of Jazmine Barnes. She is the seven-year-old who was killed when a hail of bullets went through her family's car. Investigators believe the wrong car may have been targeted. Larry Woodruffe is the second suspect being held. Eric Black Jr. was arrested and made his first appearance in court Sunday. Kaylee Hartung has more on the case that sent shockwaves across the U.S.

KAYLEE HARTUNG, CNN CORRESPONDENT: And authorities say Jazmine Barnes' death is very likely a case of mistaken identity that when the gunman opened fire on the car she was in, he believed somebody else to be inside. We're told this investigation unraveled very quickly on Friday. Authorities had received a tip by way of activist Shaun King. They then pulled Eric Black Jr. over in a traffic stop, brought him in on a possession of marijuana charge, and once he started talking he eventually confessed to being the driver of the car in which another man sat in the passenger seat and pulled the trigger on the gun that shot and killed Jazmine Barnes.

Now, authorities say they are being very cautious in their language now as Black is the only man who has been charged in relation to Barnes' murder. They say this is an ongoing investigation. When it comes to the discrepancy between that composite sketch of a white man in his 30s or 40s that investors were looking for the past week, compare that to Black being a black 20-year-old man, well, authorities say there's nothing nefarious about the description they believe Jazmine Barnes' family gave.

[02:40:04] But that when they were caught up in the chaos of the moment, the white man in that red pickup truck is very likely the last thing they saw. He is not a person of interest. They believe he is a witness and they do hope that he comes forward to discuss what he may have seen last Sunday morning.

CHURCH: Kaylee Hartung with that report. We'll take a short break. Still that to come though, the Golden Globe Awards are said to be a preview of the Oscars. We will take a look at the winners, and of course the losers, and what we can expect from the rest of awards season. We're back in just a moment.


CHURCH: Well, awards season got up to a great start with the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood honoring the best in T.V. and movies. Hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg poked good-hearted fun at the stars attending the ceremony. And at one point gave them a big surprise, flu shots. And now, a look at the winners, Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of rock group Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury won two awards, Best Actor Rami Malek and Best Motion Picture. And he thanked the man he portrayed in the film.


RAMI MALEK, ACTOR: Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime. I love you beautiful man.


CHURCH: Fantastic. Glenn Close who won Best Actress in a motion picture for her role in The Wife spoke about women in film. Take a listen.


GLENN CLOSE, ACTRESS: We have to find personal fulfillment. We have to fill our, you know, follow our dreams.


[02:44:58] CHURCH: Vice star Christian Bale won Best Actor in a comedy movie for his portrayal of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. He thanked the usual people with one exception.


CHRISTIAN BALE, ENGLISH ACTOR: Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.


CHURCH: Well, there's a first. And the big news of the night was, of course, the surprises. Before the show, movie insiders expected A Star is Born and Vice to run away with the most of the awards, but that did not happen.

But let's bring in entertainment journalist Kim Serafin, joining us live from Los Angeles. Good to see you.

KIM SERAFIN, ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST: Nice to see you. CHURCH: So, Bohemian Rhapsody is surprised everyone by beating out a Star is born with two awards. What might this signal do you think for the Oscars, and of course, the award season?

SERAFIN: Yes, it was interesting. You're right, everyone expected A Star is Born to really dominate. You know, Lady Gaga, people thought she was going to get the award. Bradley Cooper, people thought he would get either for acting or directing. And they really did not get that. It was a big night for Bohemian Rhapsody and also, big night from Green Book.

Now, the thing is that the Golden Globes, they're not really always a predictor of the Oscars. You would look more to the producer's guild awards to really predict Best Picture or even the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The Golden Globes get it right maybe about 50 percent of the time. But it does kind of just give me more momentum now to Bohemian Rhapsody. Especially, Rami Malek, winning.

CHURCH: Yes. I going to imagine a lot of people are going to run out to watch the movie. I mean, my 15-year-old actually founded the best movie she'd ever seen, which was looking close -- Now, Glenn --


SERAFIN: It wasn't -- it was definitely a great movie, and this really I think does give it -- give it that kind of momentum for sure.


SERAFIN: But I don't think -- you know, don't count A Star is Born out, you know.

CHURCH: Right.

SERAFIN: Don't think this is the end of the road for them, because certainly, I think still people think Lady Gaga is going to be one of the frontrunners for the Oscar, for sure.

CHURCH: We'll be watching for that. And, of course, Glenn Close is she took the top actress award. How surprised for you by that outcome? Some are saying this was a snub to Lady Gaga.

SERAFIN: In such a thing, she was so surprised. I think she got on stage, we saw her just so emotional and just really just shocked. I think, you know, what the Golden Globes again. They're -- they kind of can surprise you. They'll kind of pick someone out of left field that you would not expect. But Glenn Close certainly deserved it.

In her speech -- I think just to see her speech was incredible. You play some clips of that but she talked about her mother, she talked about women, she got a standing ovation. She made some jokes about, you know, it's called, The Wife, that's why it took 14 years to make. That was kind of continuing that being throughout the evening that you saw of people really continuing the Times Up movement -- Time's Up times two. You know, it was -- it was really about women and female empowerment. You saw a lot of that and Glenn Close was really a perfect example of that.

CHURCH: Yes, and I wanted to look at that because there were other impressive and inspiring speeches from actor, Regina King. You mentioned Glenn Close, host Sandra Oh about women in film and T.V. And we also saw diversity on display. How significant was this Golden Globe Awards Show compared to previous shows?

SERAFIN: Yes, you know, usually an award season and award shows, you normally hear politics talked about that. It's been the theme for several years now. Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh did say they were going to have this kind of a politics-free show. And it really was. Either than that, that one clip that you played of Christian Bale.

What we thought, what we saw more of was that the theme of diversity, and female empowerment, and inclusion, and authenticity, and I think that really shone through.

As you mentioned, Regina King, when she won her award, talked about how she's making a vow. When she produces films, she's going to make it 50 percent about women. As she challenged people in Hollywood and in other industries to do the same.

So, many other people got up there Peter Farrelly, when he was expecting for Green Book, talked about it these two men can get along, we all can, as well.

Alfonso Cuaron talked about breaking down walls, maybe that was a little bit of a throw to the wall discussion we're having now. But more about just inclusion and society coming together in love. And that was really the kind of positive element that we saw throughout this Golden Globe.

CHURCH: Yes, some positive messages that some people describe in the show is a little sleepy. But certainly, had some tremendous speeches and messages there. Kim Serafin, always a pleasure to chat with you. Thank you.

SERAFIN: Great, thanks so much.

CHURCH: And next here on CNN NEWSROOM, the cold snap gripping parts of Europe. Even Greece is seeing a lot of snow and it looks like more winter weather is on the way. We'll have a look at that when we get back.


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On Sunday, we witnessed the latest enthralling installment of just that, as the fourth-tier Welsh club Newport County facing 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City. The Foxes stunned on their away trip there, 2-1 the final score in favor of Newport County. Jamille Matt open the scoring with the head and Padraig Amond sealing the victory for The Exiles with a penalty. Historic win for them, Leicester, beaten.

Spanish La Liga returning this weekend in Santiago Solari's Real Madrid. Their water up-and-down season they're having this time in league play. The Spanish giants falling at home to Real Sociedad 2-0. Solari's team falling behind after just three minutes and never recovered. And then, several minutes from time, Ruben Pardo would seal the victory. Los Blancos now dropping to fifth in the Spanish Primera.

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CHURCH: Welcome back, everyone. Well, avalanche has claimed the lives of three people across Central Europe over the weekend as the cold snap over Eastern Europe continues. Snow even fell in much of Greece including the mountains around Athens that you see here.

The forecast is calling for another round of winter weather. And our meteorologist Pedram Javaheri joins us now with the details. This is not looking good at all.

PEDRAM JAVAHERI, CNN INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGIST: Not at all. Yes, you know we're three weeks into the winter season and already seen significant snow. As you talked about, avalanche conditions taking place, impact places such as Austria into parts of Germany here.

We had multiple avalanches fatalities associated with every single one of them. And again, just three weeks into the winter season and you're seeing significant snow accumulations across some of these regions.

And in some places, in fact, some good news when you climb up into the mountains and you're talking about the ski resorts getting it. But then you work your way towards places such as Greece which, of course, not unheard of to see snowfall.

But at this very moment, about 51 percent of the country there has snow on the ground, much of it across elevated terrain. But even in Athens, into the morning hours, they'll be surprised to see a few flakes into the higher elevations just outside of town.

So, certainly, a big event here taking place for folks that are being impacted by this and the steering environment in the atmosphere is such that, for getting storms that are essentially being pushed up and over that area of high pressure into northern portions of Europe. And then, bringing that cold air from the north directly towards areas that frankly don't see this much cold air for this long and that has been the persistent pattern, and as Rosemary, alluded to another such system lined up just to the north.

Because you notice, again, the steering environment in the atmosphere is favorable to bringing storms from the north directly towards very far reaches in the southern portion of Europe.

But across the northern portion of Europe, across northern areas of the U.K., we do have impact probabilities there for some gusty winds that will cause some disruptions in localized areas. But there goes the system, follow its track and notice again where it ends up eventually right there towards the southeast of Europe and across portions of Greece.

Yet again, with another wet weather maker. And it is cold enough across this region that much of this is coming down in the form of snowflakes. And, of course, you get it to the highest elevations across the Alps. And the threat, yet again exists for avalanches with some heavy snowfall in store there.

Temps, they look as such a mild-moderate end of the scale in places like Dublin where the high pressure has been camping out, 12 degrees. Notice it's pretty much comparable to what's happening across the southern and southwestern tier of Europe at this hour we're 13 to 14 degrees what we expect, at least for the afternoon highs there on Monday.

But farther towards the east, Athens gets in on a few flakes mixing in. And so the early morning hours highs there around six degrees and the cold air again reinforces itself, at least, towards the middle of this week across this region.

So, here is the trend across places such as Athens. Hang in there. A few more days of single-digit temperatures, and then we rebound nicely back up to where essentially we belong this time of year, which are into the middle teens in Athens, at least.

And in London, Rosemary, the trend is going to be a little bit cooler but rebounds yet again. And when you look at the January forecast, Rosemary, in London, seven consecutive days with no raindrops in the forecast, I think we're pretty happy for the most part across that region, at least, in that sense remaining dry for next week or so.

[02:56:28] CHURCH: All right. We'll take that. Thanks so much, Pedram, appreciate it.

JAVAHERI: Thank you.

CHURCH: And thanks for joining us, I'm Rosemary Church. I'll be back with another hour of the news next hour. You're watching CNN. Hopefully, my voice will hold out. Just stay with us.