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[01:00:00] CYRIL VANIER, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: U.S. Republicans are putting pressure on Democrats to accept the President's offer to reopen the government as we hit day 31 of the shutdown.
NATALIE ALLEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: As Theresa May gets ready to lay out a Plan B for Brexit, a group of lawmakers plot to take control of the negotiation.
VANIER: Plus we just ran out of the newsroom to look at this. Keep an eye on the sky, the super Blood Wolf Moon. That's what we're seeing now. The only total lunar eclipse of 2019.
ALLEN: We can report it was cool and we've got a selfie for you coming up later. We know you're really going to stay tuned for that. Hello, everyone. Thanks for joining us. Live from Atlanta, I'm Natalie Allen.
VANIER: I'm Cyril Vanier. We're live from the CNN NEWSROOM.
ALLEN: U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican leaders stepping up the pressure on Democrats in the government shutdown standoff. Mr. Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Sunday for rejecting his offer to extend temporary deportation protection to the children of undocumented immigrants in exchange for the funding for his border wall.
VANIER: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell who has been notably silent recently is planning to bring the President's plan to the Senate floor for a vote this week. House Democrats plan to vote on their own border security measure this week as well.
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SEN. JOHN KENNEDY (R), LOUISIANA: Yes. It represents progress not perfection. I talked to the President about this issue for about an hour last week and if you bring a plan to him that doesn't include a wall, it's dead as 4:00. SEN. MARK WARNER (D), VIRGINIA: Let me just also make clear that what
the President proposed yesterday, increasing border security, looking at TPS, looking at the DREAMers, I'll use that as a starting point but you've got to start by opening the government. What we cannot do and I've actually had Republicans as well recognize this, is that we cannot reward the kind of behavior of hostage taking.
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VANIER: With Democrats refusing to fund the wall and McConnell refusing to bring any bill to the Senate floor that doesn't fund it, a resolution at this point seems unlikely.
ALLEN: Sara Westwood has details on what each side is proposing.
SARAH WESTWOOD, CNN WHITE HOUSE REPORTER: President Trump on Saturday rolling out what he described as an attempt to break the logjam that has dragged this partial government shutdown on for a month now. But Democrats started rejecting the President's proposal before he even announced it.
Now, the President has proposed deal would involve him getting $5.7 billion in funding for his border wall in exchange for a three-year renewal of DACA protections for those young undocumented immigrants known as DREAMers as well as a three-year extension of temporary protected status for the roughly 300,000 people who are facing the expiration of their TPS.
House Democrats though are saying they won't do any negotiating until the government is reopened and they have their own plan to get the government reopened this week. They plan to pass a package of six spending bills that will include $1 billion for border security in general, not for the construction of a wall. One thing that Democrats and the Trump administration do seem to agree on, however, both proposals do include money for more immigration judges.
Now, President Trump on Sunday going on a tweet storm about Speaker Pelosi accusing her of being the holding to her left flank and that's why he says she's unable to accept his proposal. Trump also defending his deal against criticism from the far right with some conservatives accusing him of extending an offer of amnesty. But the bottom line is that this is not a new idea. President Trump trading DACA for wall money, it's something that's been tried and failed before and at the moment it does not appear to have a path forward on Capitol Hill. Sara Westwood, CNN the White House.
ALLEN: Another top story from this past week. President Trump's lawyer came out swinging Sunday morning against the BuzzFeed report alleging Mr. Trump instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a possible Trump Tower project in Moscow. That report prompted the Special Counsel's Office to issue a rare statement calling the report not accurate. VANIER: Rudy Giuliani told NBC he's 100 percent certain that the
President did not tell Cohen to lie. However, he also told CNN's Jake Tapper that Mr. Trump and Cohen may have talked about Cohen's congressional testimony.
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JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: Did President Trump or anyone on the Trump team talk to Michael Cohen about his congressional testimony before he -- before he gave Congressional testimony or after he gave Congressional testimony?
[01:05:03] RUDY GIULIANI, LAWYER OF DONALD TRUMP: I can tell you -- first of all, I wasn't the lawyer at the time.
GIULIANI: Michael Cohen's lawyers reviewed his testimony with him.
TAPPER: Yes, but did --
GIULIANI: I'm sure -- no, let me answer the question.
GIULIANI: As far as I know, President Trump did not have discussions with him. Certainly had no discussions with him in which he told him or counseled him to lie. If he had any discussions with him, they'd be about the version of the events that Michael Cohen gave then which they all believed was true.
TAPPER: But you just acknowledged that it's possible that President Trump talked to Michael Cohen about his testimony.
GIULIANI: Which would be perfectly normal, which the President believed was true.
TAPPER: So it's possible that that happened that President Trump talked to Michael Cohen about --
GIULIANI: I don't know what happened or did happen, and it might be attorney-client privileged if it happened where I can't acknowledge it. But I have no knowledge that he spoke with him.
TAPPER: But you acknowledged that Trump might have talked to him about his testimony.
GIULIANI: And so what if he talks to him about it.
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ALLEN: All right. Well, despite Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress in November, Giuliani tells CBS News he does not totally believe Cohen lied to Congress. OK.
VANIER: Israel says it has launched a new round of strikes against the Iranian targets in Syria. This video from Syrian state media was reportedly captured near the border with Lebanon.
ALLEN: Israel is warning Damascus not to retaliate but Syria and its ally Russia say Syrian forces shot down several Israeli missiles on Sunday. Russia says an airport in southeast Damascus was a target of the strikes. Syria was also discussed Sunday between U.S. President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the telephone. Mr. Erdogan said Turkey is ready to take over security in serious Manbij without delay.
Turkish state media report he also repeated his stance that the YPG, a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia is a threat.
VANIER: The White House says the two leaders agreed that they want a deal on how to handle Northeast Syria after a U.S. withdrawal. It also says Mr. Erdogan offered his condolences for the four Americans killed in an attack in Manbij last week.
Another week expected to be full of Brexit drama kicks off on Monday. That is when British Prime Minister Theresa May will lay out her Brexit Plan B in Parliament. But after her historic failure to pass her Brexit deal just last week, she doesn't have a lot of goodwill left. In fact, lawmakers are trying to take more control over Brexit negotiations.
ALLEN: CNN has learned that a group of cross-party parliament members is planning to introduce legislation which will make it impossible for Britain to leave the E.U. without a trade deal in place. That would mean possibly pushing back the Brexit date beyond March 29. It would also mean whatever Theresa May has in mind for Plan B would be dead in the water. U.K. Trade Minister Liam Fox warns Parliament that taking over Brexit would jeopardize democracy.
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LIAM FOX, TRADE MINISTER, UNITED KINGDOM: You've got a leave population and a remain Parliament. Parliament has not got the right to hijack the Brexit process because Parliament said to the people of this country we will make up -- we make a contract with you. You will make the decision and we will honor it. What we are now getting are some of those who were always absolutely opposed to the result of the referendum trying to hijack Brexit and in fact steal the result from the people.
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ALLEN: A Labour Party MP says they aren't plotting they're just trying to sort out what they call the Prime Minister's Brexit mess. Mrs. May's original divorce deal with the E.U. was overwhelmingly defeated last week.
VANIER: Since then we've been hearing from some people who seem to be fed up with the whole thing. They're urging politicians to just get on with it.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Unfortunately, I think we're a bit -- we're looking a bit ludicrous right now as a nation because we don't know how to sort ourselves out of this problem.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We need some confidence back in the country. We need a decision to be made. We just need to do what we voted for, butt out and then plan from there. And we're just you know, it's affecting everybody's business, everybody's livelihoods, and we just need to do what we voted for. Hard or soft it doesn't matter, we just need to sort out.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think the politicians have caused the confusion because most of the politicians in that building want to remain and they're doing everything that they can to try and make that happen for us to remain.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
VANIER: Now, as Brexit negotiations stuck in a grand gridlock and with constant bickering in the British Parliament, it's no wonder many Britons are losing faith in the government.
ALLEN: But that wasn't always the case. Bianca Nobilo takes a look at how this group of politicians shapes up against some of the UK's most famous leaders.
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BIANCA NOBILO, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: A pantheon of kings and statesmen surrounds the Palace of Westminster. A man who commanded respect, inspired loyalty, and who with all their flocks were leaders.
[01:10:04] WINSTON CHURCHILL, FORMER PRIME MINISTER, UNITED KINGDOM: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and strength.
NOBILO: What might they make of the chaos now flooding through the Mother of Parliament's. Churchill once said of the House of Commons this little room is the shrine of the world's liberties.
JOHN BERCOW, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, UNITED KINGDOM: Order.
NOBILO: In recent weeks, it seemed more like a monument to indecision.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: All are fighting. We look -- we must look ridiculous.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What a disaster. It should have been done. It should have been finished.
NOBILO: Churchill's grandson and current MP called for a sense of purpose in Parliament.
NICHOLAS SOAMES, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, UNITED KINGDOM: Mr. Speaker, to coin a phrase from a greater, kinder, and more resolute carriage in our national life, karma. Let us go forward together and settle this now.
NOBILO: Together, not Theresa May's government which crashed to the worst parliamentary defeat in history in trying to push through its Brexit deal.
BERCOW: They ayes to the right, 202. The no's to the left 432.
NOBILO: Not the Labour opposition which swiftly rejected the Prime Minister's better late than never invitation to talks on Brexit.
JEREMY CORBYN, LEADER, LABOUR PARTY: The government is in disarray.
NOBILO: And not Parliament united in rejecting no deal but split on anything that might be a deal.
BERCOW: Abandon the juvenile finger wagging which achieves precisely nothing.
NOBILO: The continent looks on in disbelief. The President of the European Council asking if a deal is impossible and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is.
Perhaps Mrs. May will take inspiration from one of the greatest conservative Prime Ministers of the 19th century when Benjamin Disraeli said that through perseverance many people have won success from what seemed destined to be certain failure. But he also warned that there is no treachery or no meanness of which a political party is not capable. For in politics he said there is no honor.
Winston Churchill said of leadership, success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing. But gazing across from Parliament Square in the midst of a crisis that seemed more squabbling than statesmanship, he might also be saying, this then was not their finest hour. Bianca Nobilo, CNN London.
VANIER: All right --
ALLEN: Hear, hear.
VANIER: You were waiting for this.
VANIER: There is a spectacular show happening now in the north -- in the night skies over North and South America, for those however who can see through the clouds.
ALLEN: The only total lunar eclipse for this year is visible over the Western Hemisphere. Here's what it looks like in California right now. Earlier the super moon turned blood red as it was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow. Our Meteorologists Pedram Javaheri joins us now with more about it. Pedram, we always ran out and saw and it was pretty cool. PEDRAM JAVAHERI, CNN INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGIST: Did you made it out
ALLEN: Yes, the whole newsroom.
JAVAHERI: It's worth it. It absolutely as you know, as you said only one this year and really to get the alignment that we have, the Super Moon, the Blood Moon, the Wolf Moon, that all together doesn't happen very often again in conjunction.
And you take a look, when I come to a Super Moon, that's when the orbit of the moon around the earth is at its closest point to our planet. So it's sitting there at the perigee or closest point about 25 or so thousand kilometers closer than when it was at its farthest point. So again, with this it looks about 14 percent larger, 30 percent brighter that's part of the element that makes a spectacular, and then you work over to the names.
You know, we've called the Wolf Moon and that is one of the 12 names that are given to every single full moon of the year. The Wolf Moon is the January full moon, in February it's called the Snow Full Moon. It kind of goes with the seasons. You work your way into the summer months, you've got yourself the Strawberry Full Moon. You've got the Corn Full Moon in the autumn months, and again, that goes hand-in-hand with it as well. So the name it is pretty impressive just by itself.
And then you have the Blood aspect which is the coloration as Natalie was talking about with the footage out of California there from just a few minutes ago where we had totality take place and that's because the scatteration of light there. So the red gets -- the blue gets scattered the most widely there and really what is left of it the most dominant color left is red and that's often seen because of these sunrises and sunsets on our planet seen all together at the same time reflected right there on top of the Moon.
So as the Moon moves into the shadow of the earth, almost entirely blocks out the Sun, bends that light, gives you that perspective and the coloration. So across the planet right now a pretty wide perspective of being able to see the Umbra which is the Latin word shadow that's crossing into the shadow and the partially quilts occurs into the penumbra which as of this moment it has actually crossed into the partial eclipses territory.
So we have now moved out of totality in the last few minutes, have about 30-40 minutes left into the partial eclipse so our friends across portions of Europe just before the Sun comes up get a good glimpse at this and are able to see it across say in the northeastern sky.
[01:15:11] So, you put this together, it makes it a pretty spectacular sight. And you knew the placed to be with widespread coverage of this around the globe would have to have been Western Cuba about 30 minutes ago because that's where the zenith was happening.
Meaning the only place on our planet, Natalie and to Cyril, there where you could look straight up directly above your head that you would have all of these taking place there right at the very, very highest point of the sky above your head. Western Cuba, but pretty incredible perspective if I had imagined.
ALLEN: I love that. Also, and look, look there -- look Pedram, look who's here.
VANIER: Yes, we were-- we were in the Western parking lot of the CNN Center.
JAVAHERI: Oh, my goodness. You've got -- you've got that dot.
ALLEN: We did it vertically. Yes.
VANIER: I object that I didn't know this was going to make at the air.
JAVAHERI: That's the umbra and the penumbra, just that -- just that.
VANIER: I love that it did just above us.
ALLEN: And it does look red but I didn't come out in the south that I took. We were under duress of diamonds, do you understand? But, Pedram, yes, we really enjoyed it.
ALLEN: It's really cool. Thanks.
VANIER: Thank you, Pedram.
ALLEN: Thank you.
JAVAHERI: Thanks' guys.
VANIER: Dozens in Mexico honor the victims of the deadly pipeline blast. This is the death toll from the huge explosion goes up once again. We'll have the details on that when we come back.
ALLEN: And we heard from the Native American as this tense standoff with the high school student. Now, we have the student's side of the story. We'll have that for you, coming up.
PATRICK SNELL, CNN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS ANCHOR: Hi, there. I'm Patrick Snell with your CNN "WORLD SPORT" Headlines. The L.A. Rams heading to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2001 after winning a thrilling and at times controversial contest Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
Next month in Atlanta, they'll face the New England Patriots who outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs. The game would go to overtime. But that's when star quarterback Tom Brady drove the pants down the field to score a sudden-death touchdown. This, the third year now in a row, the Patriots are in the Super Bowl. Meantime, the U.S. Open Champion Noemi Osaka has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Osaka once again losing the first set but hit back to win the next two against the Latvian player, Anastasija Sevastova.
The world number four saying afterwards, she's been inspired by the exploits of fellow youngsters on the men's side, Frances Tiafoe, Stefano Tsitsipas, who shot Roger Federer on Sunday.
An American skier, Mikaela Shiffrin putting on a clinic once again in a super-G race this weekend. The 23-year-old has now won 11 World Cup races this season. And is, on course, to beat the rainy Schneider's all-time record of 14 a record which has stood for 30 years. Shiffrin's career total now standing at 54 wins this past week. And compare to Lindsey Vonn, admitting it won't be too long before she passes her own record of 82.
That's a look at your CNN "WORLD SPORT" Headlines. I'm Patrick Snell.
[01:20:20] VANIER: Families in Mexico, began stating their final goodbyes to those who died in Friday's pipeline explosion. Dozens of mourners showed up to the funeral service on Sunday, remembering the lives of the victims. One survivor recalled the moment the pipeline blew up.
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RICARDO PALACIOS, SURVIVOR, PIPELINE EXPLOSION, MEXICO (through translator): After the explosion, many people were running helter- skelter for life. And some were running toward here with clothes burning into pieces and falling from the bodies.
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ALLEN: Just terrible. Officials says, suddenly, the death toll had climbed to 85. At least, 58 people injured now. The blast happened as people were stealing petrol from the pipeline. Ongoing fuel theft has cost Mexico billions of dollars. And unfortunately, it causes people their lives.
VANIER: In Northern Ireland now, police suspected the new IRA. A militant group may be responsible for a car bomb that exploded on Sunday. Four men have been arrested so far.
ALLEN: No one thankfully was hurt when the bomb blew up in Londonderry, also known as Derry. And now we have a video of the explosion. Nic Robertson is at the scene.
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: Police have released video of when the vehicle explodes, the car bomb can be seen detonating. Huge flames shooting out of it. The vehicle appears to jump in the road, a very forceful blast.
The video also reveals the person who parks the car outside the courthouse runs away from the scene. But very worryingly for the police and for the people in this city of Derry. The concern you can see there are people walking past the vehicle.
It's a car bomb. They're walking past it on the street unwittingly being in danger. And that's what the police say gives them a great deal of concern that although a warning was called in, the call went to the mainland, U.K. It took 10 minutes for the warning to reach here before the police could actually begin to evacuate people from the area.
Police say the vehicle was hijacked about two hours before it exploded. A bomb put in it, driven through the local community and parked outside the courthouse. Police say this was a very, very clear effort to kill and injure people.
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MARK HAMILTON, ASSISTANT CHIEF CONSTABLE: A highly unstable crude device that could detonate at any time. A callous act, a deliberate act against the people of Derry and against the local police service. A deliberate attempt to harm this community. A one which we must all, all condemn.
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ROBERTSON: Well, that's exactly what politicians of all political stripes have been doing here, condemning the attack. The Irish Prime Minister has tweeted calling it reckless, calling it cynical. The local mayor here who spoke to me has told me that the people of this city will not be cowed by this kind of attack. Never what is it is concerning.
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JOHN BOYLE, MAYOR OF LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND: This is very much a vestige of the past. Certainly, unwelcome. I don't hear too much in the way of support from the people of this city. And indeed, speaking to many, many people this morning and indeed last night.
The message is very lewd, it's very clear. We are very robust, we're resilient people, and we're not going to let us -- to stop us moving on and building a better future for everyone in our community.
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ROBERTSON: Well the police have said, they are making speedy progress in this investigation. The forensic examination of the bomb scene still continues, 10 hours after it began earlier, Sunday. The concern in this community, was this an isolated return to the type of violence that they've seen in the past? Or will this group try something again? Nic Robertson, CNN, Derry Northern Ireland.
ALLEN: Well, for the first time since a tense standoff in the U.S. Capital, a teenager accused of bigotry is speaking out.
VANIER: Yes, you may have seen the video of that teenager wearing a Make America Great Again hat, standing what looked like menacingly in front of a Native American elder. As Sara Sidner reports, the boy says he's being misrepresented in that video.
SARA SIDNER, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We did receive three pages of comments from this young man. His family sent it out. And here's part of what he says. And obviously, with these viral videos, there's a lot more to them. There's always a story that goes along with them that happened before and after something like this happens.
And we have viewed a video that gives a bitter -- better, bigger picture of what happened leading up to that face-off between the student and the Native American elder.
Here is what -- was one of part of the statement from the student who was standing there face to face. He said, "Because we were being loudly attacked and taunted in public, a student in our group asked one of our teacher chaperones for permission to begin our school spirit chants to counter the hateful things that were being shouted at our group. Our chaperone gave us permission to use our school chants."
Now, he is referring to the nasty things they were hearing not from the Native American group, but from a group of black men who called themselves the Hebrew Israelites. And we are now going to show you some video of exactly some of the things that they were saying to the students and others.
[01:25:25] SIDNER: New video emerges in a story that has gone viral between Catholic school students and a Native American elder named Nathaniel Phillips. Phillips found himself surrounded by students one staring him down the others chanting around him as Phillip says, he was trying to create calm between two groups at arms.
NATHAN PHILLIPS, VETERAN, VIETNAM WAR: I realized I had put myself in a really dangerous situation, you know. It's like here's a group of people who were angry at somebody else, and I put myself in front of that, and all of a sudden, I'm the one who's -- all that anger and all that wanting to have the freedom to just rip me apart.
SIDNER: This video shows what happened long before Phillips shows up. You can see a group of about five black men who identify as Hebrew Israelites preaching. They start taunting people of all colors. Other black visitors, natives, and a Catholic priest.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let's make America great again. A bunch of child --
SIDNER: This is the moment that group becomes aware of the students, some wearing Make America Great Again hats.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Are you got these pompous bastards comes out hand in the middle of a Native rally with a dirty-ass, hat on?
SIDNER: At first, the Catholic school students are there in small numbers, but more and more students begin to gather watching with few weighing in. The small group of men continues taunting them. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A bunch (INAUDIBLE) baby. Like (INAUDIBLE) baby. This is what America makes -- a Make America Great looks like the students begin to react but do not approach the men. The black Israelites continue to condemn the kids.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You wash your blasphemy. We got angels that are blessed for us.
SIDNER: Then, one of the students takes off his shirt and the group begins chanting. Two minutes later, you hear a drumbeat. That is Phillips and another Native American drummer. He says it was an attempt to thwart potential violence. The kids danced to it and some began chanting along with the native song.
But for those who think they were enjoying each other's company, Phillip says that is not at all how it felt, especially because of the student standing before him.
PHILLIPS: Fear not for myself but fear for the next generations, fear where this country is going. Fear for your -- those youth. Fear for their future, fear for their souls, their spirit, their -- what they're going to do to this country.
SIDNER: Now, in the student statement, he says that he is now facing fear that he is receiving death threats out as this family. And he talks a little bit more about what happened during that interaction. Saying, that he never interacted with the protester. That he did not speak to him.
He says, "I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. To be honest I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me. I believe that remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to defuse the situation."
And he goes on to say, "I harbor no ill will for this person. I respect this person's right to protest and engage in free speech activities. And I support his chanting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial any day of the week. I believe, though, he should rethink his tactics of invading the personal space of others, but that is his choice to make."
So, you are now hearing the other side of the story. You're hearing from the student who has been at the center of all this. Saying that from his perspective, he was the one being calm and he was the one that was getting the aggressive threats.
Of course, you also heard from the Native American elder who says he was actually trying to calm the situation down to. The people who seemed to have started all of this are the ones making all those racist threats, and screaming at these kids, and those were the Hebrew Israelites.
ALLEN: Sara Sidner, there for us. We have much more news ahead. We'll be right back with that. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
[01:32:52] VANIER: All right. Welcome back, everyone. I'm Cyril Vanier.
ALLEN: I'm Natalie Allen and you're watching CNN NEWSROOM.
Here are our top stories.
U.S. President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for rejecting his offer to end the government shutdown. Mr. Trump's plan would extend deportation protection for the children of undocumented immigrants for three years. And he would not push to remove millions of others in exchange for his border wall funding.
VANIER: British Prime Minister Theresa May will explain her Brexit Plan B to Parliament on Monday. A leading pro-Brexit politician is accusing lawmakers of trying to highjack Britain's exit from the E.U. Cross-party groups are planning legislation to delay or frustrate the Prime Minister's plans. A Labour Party MP says they are only trying to sort out a mess.
ALLEN: An al Qaeda linked group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack Sunday on U.N. peacekeepers in Mali according to an American intelligence company. The attack was in response to a move by Chad's president to renew diplomatic relations with Israel. At least 10 people were killed and 25 wounded.
VANIER: Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says he will respect any bail conditions if he's granted them. Police in Japan rearrested Ghosn in December over alleged financial misconduct and he's been in jail ever since. Prosecutors believe he may try to flee if let out on bail.
ALLEN: China is reporting its slowest growth in decades. It says the economy only expanded 6.6 percent last year -- that's the weakest performance since 1990.
VANIER: Yes. The ongoing slowdown in the world's second biggest economy has spooked investors and even prompted warnings from top companies like Apple.
To break it all down, CNN's Will Ripley is live in Beijing. Will -- 6.6 percent growth, that would a great number for most countries. Not for China, though.
[01:34:51] WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, it would be the envy of the world, certainly for developed economies. And yet for China it is a sign of potential trouble that is already growing but could get even worse especially if the next round of tariffs kick in if the U.S. and China fail to find a resolution to the trade war.
If you dive deeper into these statistics 6.6 growth for 2018. But Q4, the end of the 2018 growth that actually dipped down to 6.4 percent -- to put that into context -- that is the lowest level of economic growth that China has seen since 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis. And back then the country, you know, did everything it could to try to turn things around including massive stimulus in terms of infrastructure projects and what-not.
This month China is announcing much more toned-down stimulus -- about $193 billion worth. You're talking about tax cuts for small businesses, reduced tariffs in addition to government investments in things like infrastructure and loosening of monetary policy and what- not.
But the bottom line is because of this trade war you have consumer spending down here in China. You have -- actually I should say consumer spending is also being affected by manufacturing output and business confidence. Those are all things that are looking bad.
I would say bright spots would be industrial output which actually is up 5.75 percent, although in terms of, you know, factories making more goods we are hearing on the ground that would be the reason why the industrial output is up is because companies that manufacture their items here in China are trying to get as much produced now as they can and export it out of the country before this next round of tariffs potentially kicks in.
So industrial output is up but that could only be temporary. A lot of factories are actually looking for other options, moving operations to Vietnam and other countries here in the region.
And then, of course, retail sales, those are also bright spots that are up at the moment -- up 8.2 percent. So at least for the time being people here in China are still making money, they're still spending their money. But, of course, the signs are not good if the trade war kicks in and they don't find a resolution -- Cyril.
VANIER: All right. Will Ripley, live from Beijing putting that number in context for us, 6.6 percent growth in China, good number. Not for China, though -- the lowest it's been since the 90s.
Will -- thank you so much.
All right. As the U.S. and North Korea get ready for a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un next month, the U.S. President claims tremendous progress has been made.
ALLEN: In a tweet Donald Trump writes about his meeting Friday with Kim Yong-chol, North Korea's lead nuclear negotiator. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the summit with South Korea's foreign minister. The country's foreign affairs ministry says the two will keep in close contact leading up to the summit.
No details yet on that summit but Paula Hancocks joins us now from Seoul. Paula -- you've covered this story for so many years. The question is, what will become from a second summit when we are not convinced exactly what happened from summit number one?
PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Natalie -- it's the main criticism really that has been leveled against that Singapore summit in June last year but the declaration that came afterwards was fairly vague saying that North Korea would work towards denuclearization.
So there was nothing really concrete that the U.S. could then hold the North Koreans to over the following months to try and make sure that there were steps taken. We heard just a few days ago from the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence saying that there have been no concrete steps towards denuclearization that he had seen.
But we're hearing something very different from the U.S. President. Donald Trump is still seeming to be very positive about this saying that he will meet probably at the end of February with Kim Jong-un for a second summit.
He says the location has been picked and will tell us in the near future. The overall assumption by most people at this point is it could be Vietnam. Of course, Bangkok is still being touted and they could change the venue at any time.
But the question is from critic and also from long-time North Korean observers, what could come from a second summit? Certainly what we believe that North Korea wants is some kind of sanctions relief. Some kind of easing on the sanctions.
But we've heard time and time again from the U.S. President that that there has to be complete verifiable denuclearization before they will consider lifting sanctions. So it will be very interesting to see what both sides are willing to give at this next summit.
ALLEN: Right. And just last week the Pentagon says North Korea remains extremely dangerous to the United States and the world. So of course, as developments proceed we'll continue to follow it. Paula -- thanks so much.
VANIER: Fighting sexual violence and taboos in Lebanon.
Ahead a campaign that wants to shift the blame from the victims to the perpetrators.
ALLEN: Also ahead here can a commercial for a razor company change the way men think? We take a look at the controversy that question and that commercial has caused.
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ALLEN: The third annual women's march this weekend highlighted among other things the high risk of sexual harassment or assault that women face. It can affect any woman anywhere.
VANIER: In the U.S. for example, eight in ten women suffer some form of harassment or assault in their lifetimes. And according to a U.N. report, things are worse in parts of Egypt where 99 out of 100 women endure some type of harassment. And there are many factors that force women to stay quiet in that part of the world.
ALLEN: As CNN's Ben Wedeman found out that can also be the case in places often considered more progressive such as Lebanon's vibrant capital. Here he is. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
BENE WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice over): terrified and in tears a young woman is alone in the streets of Beirut.
She struggles to tell passersby she's been raped.
She gets a bit of sympathy and a lot of shame.
No one calls the police.
The woman is an actress; everyone else just ordinary citizens unaware they are being filmed. It's part of an effort by the Lebanese NGO ABAAD to change attitudes toward the victims of sexual violence. The campaign in Arabic is called Minel Falten (ph).
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The Minel Falten or "Shame on Who" was a campaign that is trying to shed the light on the rapist, shedding the light on the laws that need to be reformed. And mainly to gain the public debates around blaming and shaming of the survivors.
[01:45:00] WEDEMAN (on camera): The group ABAAD has painted on the walls of Beirut stylized depictions based upon descriptions provided by victims of their actual sexual predators.
(voice over): This woman who requested we not name her or show her face, recounts how she reconnected with an old boyfriend.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: One day he just asked me out and we went to a hotel and we had this sexual relation that I called love. Lovemaking, to him it was a simple sex relation. I then figured out -- I found out that he was taping the whole thing on his cell phone without my consent.
WEDEMAN: Angry she wanted out of the relationship.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Just the moment that I asked out he said I have a video and I'm going send to your work, to your family, to your ex. I'm going to send it to the whole society to see that you're a bad person.
This I considered as I said a rape of my rights.
WEDEMAN: With the help of a friend, she was able to erase the footage from her blackmailer's phone but she didn't go to the police.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They would say that it's your fault. You went with him to the hotel.
WEDEMAN: The Lebanese police now receive training in how to deal with the victims of sexual assault.
Another part of the campaign is an interactive retelling by actors of the stories of real life victims of sexual violence.
For Hibas Lemen (p), it was a hard role.
HIBAS LEMEN, ACTOR: I played the story of Riham (ph), a woman who was sexually assaulted from the age of eight until the age of 28 -- 20 years of assault by her own brother, by her own brother.
WEDEMAN: It's a first step to putting the blame and shame where it belongs -- on the predator not the prey.
Ben Wedeman, CNN -- Beirut.
VANIER: A new commercial from razor company Gillette has sparked a fierce debate.
ALLEN: It's not about grooming or personal hygiene but about masculinity. Here is part of it.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is this the best a man can get?
We can't hide from it.
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VANIER: The reaction was immediate. That's the reaction for it and against it. TV host Piers Morgan tweeted this. "This absurd virtue- signaling pc guff my drive me away to a company less eager to fuel the current pathetic global assault on masculinity." Wow.
ALLEN: You see the whole commercial, too.
On the other hand, actor and former NFL football player Terry Crews "Judge me by the enemies I have made." That's a quote from President Franklin Roosevelt.
VANIER: Yes. And Terry was featured in that video which is why he tweeted that.
Earlier Lee Giordano from a group called Men Stopping Violence, spoke with CNN. He says the ad acknowledges that sometimes boys get the wrong message about what it is to be a man.
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LEE GIORDANO, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING, MEN STOPPING VIOLENCE: This message of "boys will be boys" is part of what perpetuates the problem of bullying and violence against women. I saw something very different. When I watched it --
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes. What did you see?
GIORDANO: I was inspired. I was motivated. I felt like it was a call to action. This is one of the few times that I have seen in mass media, positive images of men doing the right thing.
At our organization, our movement has often offense criticized the media for only advertising to men by objectifying women or demeaning us. And instead here we have an advertisement that shows men doing the right thing, intervening with other men in really caring and compassionate ways.
What we saw in the advertisement is that from a very young age, boys are getting messages from adult men and from their peers about how you should act. Who -- how do you become a man? And a lot of those messages relate to being in control, being powerful, being dominant.
And so not only are men not intervening or not telling men that they should use abusive behavior, they are doing the exact opposite of saying that to be a man, to be in control is really what you should be doing and will define you as a man.
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ALLEN: All right. More people will be seeing the ad. It will be interesting to see what the reactions are.
VANIER: It's an interesting debate.
Now, presidents spend a lot of time on the road, so it's forgivable if they forget where they are once or twice. We'll get lost with them after the break.
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PEDRAM JAVAHERI, CNN METEOROLOGIST: It's Weather Watch time.
I'm meteorologist Pedram Javaheri following a system that is exiting around the northeastern United States that with it brought significant snowfall across portions of interior New England but as that system moves out, just cold air becomes really the main story here as the coldest air of the season on essentially the one-month anniversary of winter getting under way in the northern hemisphere kind of locks in.
And notice with all of it significant snow kind of moving away but northern tier of the U.S. (INAUDIBLE) working its way into the Canadian maritime, that's the bull's eye of this significant snow.
And you see where we start. In New York, it's easily the coldest high temperature of the season at minus 10; warms up almost 10 degrees the next day an essentially almost 20 degrees come the next couple of days after that with rain showers coming back. So at least a better progression here into the forecast the next couple of days across the northeastern U.S.
Chicago also 10 below. Vancouver, B.C. thanks for tuning in -- 6 your forecast, remaining dry across that area.
And Los Angeles may have had plenty of rain, friends and family across this region are telling me they are ready for sunshine and milder temperatures and tell you what, they are back to their California ways by the latter portion of the week with sunny skies. And notice that front that brought all the snow to the northeastern U.S. moving out of here quickly over the next couple of days.
Tropics -- Havana, mostly sunny, beautiful perspectives, 22 degrees. Nassau 23. Work your way to Kingston, a few showers. Highs there almost 30 degrees.
ALLEN: And now we have this one for you.
Geography can be a tough subject for students and/or, some adults sometimes. But for a politician who travels as lot you would think it might be a bit easier.
VANIER: Well, that's not always the case. Here is Jeanne Moos.
JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: When President Trump arrived on stage.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I'm thrilled to be here.
MOOS: Here wasn't where he first said he would appear when he tweeted in the morning that he would be addressing the farm convention in Nashville Tennessee. "Love our farmers, love Tennessee -- a great combination."
Great but wrong. The convention was in New Orleans, Louisiana. The tweet was deleted.
Pesky geography, so many countries to get wrong twice.
TRUMP: Nambia -- Nambia's health system --
MOOS: And with all those 50 states -- easy to miscalculate.
BARACK OBAMA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I have now been in 57 states.
MOOS: It's understandable when you're on the road so much, the President in Kansas City might say.
TRUMP: Right here in St. Louis.
MOOS: Or a Vice President in Virginia might plead.
[01:55:04] JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: With you, we can win North Carolina again.
MOOS: Even Bruce Springsteen once gave Pittsburgh a shout out at a concert in Cleveland. Springsteen caught himself. It took others to catch President Trump's mistake when he toured the fire-ravaged community of Paradise, California. TRUMP: And what we saw at Pleasure, what a name right now.
MOOS: Unfortunately the wrong name.
TRUMP: We just left Pleasure.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Paradise.
TRUMP: Or Paradise.
MOOS: Some geographical bloopers seem to be contagious, passed on from politician to politician.
GEORGE W. BUSH, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease.
BIDEN: There is no reason the nation of Africa.
MOOS: Continents get called nations, countries get called cities.
TRUMP: So Belgium is a beautiful city.
MOOS: Sara Palin got branded as geographically clueless --
TINA FEY, COMEDIAN: And I can see Russia from my house.
MOOS: -- when she actually had her geography straight.
SARAH PALIN, FORMER GOVERNOR OF ALASKA: You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.
MOOS: But there is one place no U.S. president could possibly mess up, right?
TRUMP: And God bless the United States.
MOOS: Jeanne Moos, CNN -- New York.
VANIER: Well, live from Nambia -- that does it for us.
I'm Cyril Vanier.
ALLEN: I'm Natalie Allen.
Rosemary and George will carry on next. Thank for watching.
VANIER: Have a great day.
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