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CNN Speaks with Qatar Airways CEO; 70,000 Plus People Attend Flag March through East Jerusalem; Gulf Carries to Operate 160 Daily Regional Flights; French Sports Ministry Blames Fake Tickets for Chaos; Sotheby's Showcasing Royal Tiaras as Part of Celebrations. Aired 11a-12p ET

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ANNOUNCER: Live from CNN, London. This is "Connect the World" with Becky Anderson.

BECKY ANDERSON, CNN HOST, CONNECT THE WORLD: Well, this hour it is basically sold to Europe's top leader vowing the sixth sanctions package

against Russia is coming soon. Despite concerns some countries are losing faith in the blocks unity. I'm Becky Anderson. Hello and welcome back to

"Connect the World".

The struggle to agree on that new round of sanctions against Russia in the spotlight during what is a special European Council meeting underway in

Brussels today; Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set to address that summit virtually after the European Commission President voiced hope

that a sanctions deadlock on Russian oil will be broken eventually.


URSULA VON DER LEYEN, EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT: It's never easy. The same here we've now basically solved all the issues, but one and this is

the question of crude oil via pipeline. And here the discussions are still ongoing. I have not too high expectations that we're going to solve it in

the next 48 hours. But thereafter, my call is very clearly on the member states. The key to success was in this solidarity with Ukraine and unity in

the European Union. And that's what we have to work.


ANDERSON: Well, today's meeting happening amid reports of very fierce fighting in and around Severodonestk, the Ukrainian Military Chief of the

Luhansk region, calling the situation there very difficult. Russia considers Severodonestk a gateway to take over Ukrainian controlled

sections of the Donbas.

Ukraine's Defense Ministry reports Russia is shelling the frontlines along much of the Luhansk and Donetsk with maximum intensity. Shelling also

reported in Northeastern Ukraine around Kharkiv as City President Zelenskyy visited over the weekend.

Ukraine's military claiming a successful counter attack in the south saying it has pushed back Russian forces about 10 kilometers from the port city of

Kherson. This video from Ukraine's armed forces not yet confirmed by CNN said to show that counter attack.

Our Matthew Chance connecting us from Kyiv, Clare Sebastian is here with me in London. Let me start with you, Clare because all eyes are on Europe

today. What we will call most important leader aside from the French President, who of course at the moment has the revolving presidency,

suggesting that on Russian oil sanctions, there is a sticking point on the crude oil pipeline.

What's key to success, she says is solidarity. And that is clearly what the Europeans are concerned about at this point. This is significant, isn't it?

CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, I mean, if they don't show unity on this issue, then Putin has got what he wanted, which is to sort of

reveal the cracks and the fractures within the European Union while at the same time showing his power and his leverage when it comes to energy


So she says, look, it's basically solved. She doesn't expect it to be resolved in the next two days. But we have seen signs of progress an EU

official Becky who was not authorized to speak to us on the record about closed door meetings.

Have said that a few things have come out of the EU ambassador's meeting this morning, which is preceded the leaders' summit. The aim this officials

as is to reach a political agreement today. They say that temporary exemptions have been granted to some member states on their security


I think we know roughly who those member states. And the one that Ursula Von Der Leyen has referred to is about pipeline oil. So the EU currently

gets about two thirds of the oil imports from Russia is seaborne, the rest about a third is pipeline oil.

And it looks according to this official like there's a proposal that's gaining traction to exempt pipeline oil. This is something that even

Hungary, which has so far shown such strong opposition has shown interest in, takes a listen.


VIKTOR ORBAN, HUNGARIAN PRIME MINISTER: The pipeline solution is not the best. You mean leaving out the pipeline? Yes, it's a good approach. But we

need to guarantee that in the case of an accident in a pipeline rushing through Ukraine will happen. We have to have the right to get Russian oil

from other sources. If you get it it's fine.


SEBASTIAN: Well, you think there's progress, there's something else to worry about the transit through Ukraine. I think that just shows just how

complicated this is Becky. They're essentially taking an energy map made up over or you know, founded over decades and ripping it up overnight. So that

just shows you the difficulty here.

ANDERSON: Therein lies the problem. This is a map, an energy map developed over decades. Some say the Europeans should have been more careful about



ANDERSON: Matthew how is the Kremlin been reacting today?

MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, the Kremlin has been talking about a couple of things. They've been talking about how

much of a priority this is coming from the Russian Foreign Minister, in fact, for the Donbas region to be brought under Russian control.

And that's backed up by the fact that they've poured so many military resources into that battle for Severodonestk, in the northeast of Ukraine,

where there is a very fierce fighting taking place for control of that city, although it seems that bit by bit, the Russians are achieving that

objective of slowly taking control over that city in that entire region.

It would be politically important, of course, for the Russians because it would mean that's the last major city in the Luhansk Oblast, the region of

- that region of Donbas. There's still more territory to achieve the aim of taking the whole of Donbas more territories will be taken to the south of

there in the Donetsk region.

But while that fighting is taken place, there's also been a counter offensive launched, according to Ukrainian officials to the south of the

country. So while Russia is focusing its military efforts in that northeastern corner of Ukraine, I think to some extent, the Ukrainians are

kind of moving to the south and staging at counter-offensive.

They're trying to seize back at some territory that's already been conquered by Russia and bring it back on the Ukrainian government control.

ANDERSON: I'll come back to you. I just want to get back to Clare. Because everything that Matthew is talking about there is about this, this war

grinding on and this slow but it seems steady ability by the Russians to gain control of areas in Ukraine.

These new European sanctions, of course, that we've been discussing, are aimed at further turning the screws on Russia, as the Kremlin continues

this grinding war. What these sanctions include, as we understand it, is talk of oil and how the Europeans turn off that tab of oil?

What it doesn't include is Russian gas, of course, Danish and Dutch companies, both saying today that they won't pay for Russian gas in Rubles.

That means that they will likely get that Russian gas turned off by the Kremlin. Just how significant is that?

SEBASTIAN: Well, so these countries, these companies are not the biggest buyers of Russian gas. Denmark, for example, gets about 4 percent of its

gas from Russia, but it's significant because Russia is following through on its threat. We saw this coming.

We knew the payment deadlines were coming at the end of May. They've already cut off Poland, Bulgaria, and Finland now it looks like there could

be cutting off the Netherlands and Denmark. Interestingly, though, and this is something to bear in mind as we look to what the European Union might be

able to do on oil.

Both of those countries are saying that they have been preparing for this looking for alternative suppliers and that they should be able to source

their gas from the EU sort of internal market essentially shared by other EU members interesting to note that because that could be something that's

on the table when it comes to oil as well today.

ANDERSON: Matthew, a couple of weeks ago, the assumption was that an oil embargo was going ahead. Today, there's still evidence of some countries

being outliers. We also thought Finland and Sweden were going to be ushered into NATO. And now Turkey says they want to stop that. What's the feeling

on all of this, from where you are there in Kyiv in Ukraine?

CHANCE: We definitely get a sense Becky that the Ukrainians feel that there is some shakiness when it comes to the Western allies when it comes to

backing this country to the hilt as it has done so far in its battle against Russia, specifically on the issue of not just the oil embargo.

But on the issue of the provision of long range weapons, for instance, it's something that the Ukrainians have repeatedly demanded. They want long

range artillery systems to enable them to strike back at Russian forces were hitting them with their long range rockets.

And what the Ukrainians are telling me today is that look, if they were to get just 20 units of multiple launch rocket systems from the United States,

which they've requested, that would be what they call a game changer in the field in Eastern Ukraine.

It would mean they could really turn the tide on the conflict on the battles taking place now in Eastern Ukraine. But there is reluctance on the

part of the United States and President Biden spoke about this just a couple of hours ago saying he's not going to give Ukraine weapons that can

hit Russia.


CHANCE: There is a reluctance in the Western alliance generally, that the more heavy duty weapons long range weapons they supply the Ukrainians, the

more chance there is of the war carrying on and escalating and so it's a very difficult balance that the Western alliance is trying to strike

supporting Ukraine.

Of course, it wants Ukraine to survive this and continues to be independent, wants to punish Russia as well. But it doesn't want to keep

this conflict going forever. It doesn't want the conflict to escalate beyond the borders of Ukraine.

ANDERSON: Matthew Chance is in Kyiv. Claire is with me here in London. Both of you thank you very much indeed and more of Well,

families are saying goodbye to the 21 victims of last week's mass shooting in Uvalde in Texas.

Two funerals are scheduled today, one for 10 year old Amerie Jo Garza and for 10 year old Maite Yuleans Rodriguez, three people are still being

treated at the hospital from the attack at Robb Elementary School, whereas they in the community start to recover.

Outrage grows, we've learned police waited nearly an hour before a tactical team moved in and shot the gunman. And we are getting new video obtained by

ABC News from the scene.

It appears to include dispatch audio informing officers that a child is calling 911 from inside a classroom, take a listen.

ANDERSON: Well, CNN has not been able to independently confirm the video the source of this video is unclear and it's also not clear at this point.

At what point in the incident that audio is heard, CNN has of course reached out to authorities for clarity.

Law Correspondent Adrienne Broaddus joining me now from Uvalde in Texas. And as the investigation which is now opened by the Department of Justice

into all of this exactly what happened and why.

You know in an evaluation of the response, where you are some closure, at least for some perhaps as some of these funerals begin today.

ADRIENNE BROADDUS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, just to paint a picture for you, we are in the heart of Uvalde. We are about a short drive really just a few

blocks away from the school. And behind me you'll notice people have shown up here to this memorial.

There are 21 crosses. Each cross contains the name of each victim, the 19 students who were in that classroom, and there are two teachers. Two of

those students will be laid to rest soon. Visitation starts for them today.

We're talking about Amerie Jo Garza who died with a cell phone in her hand that she got for her birthday. Just two short weeks ago her father said she

was trying to call 911 to save her classmates.

And in the photo that's linked to her obituary, she's wearing a beautiful violent dress, and her family describes her as their funny sweet, sassy and

caring little diva who hated dresses, but she still wore them most likely for her parents.

She also loved meals from - and her favorite drink was from Starbucks of - Cappuccino. It's almost just like a vanilla milkshake just doesn't have the


Her friend and classmate Maite Rodriguez also had a favorite drink from Starbucks. And her mom says Maite love the color green and jalapenos. And

she was ambitious.

Already in the fourth grade she knew what she wanted to become once - she had to become an adult. Her dream was to become a marine biologist. She

loves studying animals and was on the A and B on a row.

Her mom also says her little girl was competitive, especially in gym class. So still so many unanswered questions, but families are setting that aside

as they prepare to say goodbye to these precious babies. Becky.

ANDERSON: Yes, absolutely. Adrienne, thank you. You're watching "Connect the World". I'm Becky Anderson ahead on the show. Clashes breakout has a

controversial flag waving March goes ahead in East Jerusalem.

We'll get you some of what the marches were shouting about. And a deal between Gulf airlines marks a new level of cooperation that is met with

some criticism from climate experts. We'll be speaking to one of the key architects to explain after this.



ANDERSON: Well, there's plenty of reaction today to Sunday's controversial Israeli march through Jerusalem. It sparked fresh clashes between Israeli

police and Palestinians.

Thousands waved Israeli flags for what is the annual Jerusalem Day March some chanting death to Arabs, while others said they want peace. Well,

march through protests from Palestinians and clashes erupted across the region.

The Red Crescent says scores of Palestinians were injured in Jerusalem alone. Well, more than 160 were hurt in the West Bank. CNN's Atika Shubert

brings us the story from Jerusalem.


ATIKA SHUBERT, JOURNALIST (voice over): Jerusalem Day is a day that shows just how bitterly contested the city is. For Israelis, particularly Jewish

nationalist, it has become a date to mark Israel's capturing of the entire city including East Jerusalem in the 1967 War and the holiest site in

Judaism, the Western Wall.

Thousands upon thousands converge on Jerusalem's old city marching through with Israeli flags. Some chant death to Arabs, this is one extreme among

the marchers. Others here say the day should be a celebration, not a provocation.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Most of the people want to live in peace. And as you can see, we live in peace I didn't come to provoke someone. You understand that

I didn't come for it.

I'm not making problem, I'm not shouting die to the Arabs, so the guy that wanted Arabs to be dead. I told him not because I don't want them to be

dead. I want them to be my neighbors. But you know I don't want them to kill me at the same time.

SCHUBERT (on camera): But for Palestinians, this is a day of provocation. When the Israeli flag March goes through one of the most disputed areas of

East Jerusalem. And it's almost inevitable that tensions will boil over.

SCHUBERT (voice over): Thousands of Police are deployed but scuffles still break out in the narrow cobblestone streets, police fire pepper spray and

swing batons. Palestinian residents say they feel angry, frustrated and exhausted.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We cannot live, no peace at home, no peace in the shop, no peace in the street and office anywhere. Now a subtler could come hit

me, he will go and arrest me. Where is justice?

SCHUBERT (voice over): In a sea of flags, there is one that cannot be flown. The Palestinian flag, Israeli police quickly tackle the elderly man

who dared to unfurl it. Is the march of flags went ahead Hamas warned it would fire rockets from Gaza, watch the skies the militant group warned.

What came instead was a small gesture of defiance instead of rockets, keeping Jerusalem's uneasy peace for another day Atika Schubert for CNN in




ANDERSON: In the wake of this we're joined from Jerusalem by CNN's Correspondent there Hadas Gold. And what's been the official Israeli

response to this?

HADAS GOLD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, the Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett condemned what he said was a minority that has come to set

the area ablaze.

This is in reaction to some of those disturbing scenes that CNN's own staff witnessed and experienced themselves, those chants of death to Arabs, the

violence that erupted in the narrow streets of the Old City.

The Foreign Minister Yair Lapid released several tweets about this saying specifically that instead of a day of joy, that tried to turn it into a day

of hatred, Jerusalem deserves more Israeli society deserves more, the Israeli flag is not theirs, they cannot rob us of Zionism and of love of


Now much of the Israeli reaction, Becky has focused on what Israeli politicians are saying are a minority, especially these two extremist

groups. They're known as Lehava and La Familia, who often marched at these events.

These events that are meant to commemorate when Israel gained control of East Jerusalem, which Israelis now view as their undivided capital. These

groups have kind of these marches have turned into a magnet for these far right groups that can often be identified by their flags.

One of the groups has a black flag, one of the groups is actually their origins is in a football club and the beta Jerusalem football club so

often, they wave that flag, but they're known as extremists.

And there's now growing calls to outlaw them even as the defense minister today saying that he wants to label them as terrorist organizations. Take a

listen to what the Defense Minister Benny Gantz had to say earlier today.


BENNY GANTZ, ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER: As defense minister, I also think the time has come to reexamine the designation of organizations like La

Familia, and we have as terror organizations. I know this issue is on the doorstep of the various security organizations. And I rely on them to carry

out the examination in the cleanest and best way.


GOLD: Now, the Israeli Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev, he's the one who actually approved the route of that march that went partly through the

Muslim Quarter of the Old City has also joined those calls, saying that there is no doubt that these groups are harming the security of the State

of Israel and called on the Attorney General to take up the case.

Now, whether these calls are just a reaction to what happened on - or whether they will actually turn into real action is of course the real

question what we'll have to be watching out for in the coming months, Becky?

ANDERSON: Yes, questions about the - questions about whether this march should have been allowed to go on given the warnings and I thought it was


I just want to bring up the Times of Israel headline today through Jerusalem's Muslim quarter, a triumphalist march by orthodox nationalist

men. For many, though certainly not all participants, decades of Jerusalem Day celebrations have morphed into something darker, does that reflect the

thinking of the majority on the ground at this point?

GOLD: At this point, I think the average Israeli secular someone who's not necessarily religious or somebody, especially who comes from the left

leaning side of politics, would not come to Jerusalem for Jerusalem Day.

It's definitely seen as a Right Wing Zionist settler event. A lot of young people are bused in from settlements; they're bused in from different

places. And the average Israeli secular and also even also, the average ultra-orthodox person would not be seen at this event.

It's a very specific type of person now, who goes to the Jerusalem Day event and for many people, many Israelis, as we're seeing from politicians,

they are embarrassed by the actions of what they saw happening at the parade.

On the other hand, you have people 70,000 people showed up to this parade, there's clearly a huge amount of people who want to celebrate when Israel

gained control of East Jerusalem.

But for many Palestinians this March this day is seen as a huge provocation because they see it as very offensive, especially because the route goes

through the Muslim Quarter and because for Palestinians, and for much of the international community, East Jerusalem is seen as occupied territory.

So marching through those streets is seen as offensive. And then to see what we saw yesterday, those chants of death to Arabs, the violence that

happened in the cobblestone streets, yes, it might have been a minority. But these are the images that are being seen all around the world.

And that's why I think you're seeing the defense minister, the security minister come out and say, It's time to designate these groups as terrorist

organizations and that would essentially outlaw them. Now again, whether that will actually happen, that's the main question.

ANDERSON: Well, we will put that question to a member of the Knesset Major General Yair Golan who joins us a little later this hour. Thank you very

much indeed for joining us. Well, coming up an unprecedented deal between Gulf airlines which will change the face of the upcoming World Cup. We

speak with the Qatar Airways Chief Executive after this.



ANDERSON: Well, the Champions League final mark the end of the European football club season on Saturday, Real Madrid, defeating Liverpool one nil

but Europe's showpiece football event was marred, I'm afraid by chaotic scenes outside the stadium.

Videos on social media show French police forces spraying tear gas at fans delaying kickoff by more than half an hour. More on that story a little

later this hour.

But attention now turns to December's World Cup in Qatar, the next big event in the football --calendar and voice a big one in preparation.

Several Gulf airlines have signed an agreement shuttle thousands of passengers into Doha every day from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait and Oman.

The numbers are quite extraordinary, 160 daily shuttle flights 15,000 passengers can be processed every hour. The move being made despite there

being already 130,000 rooms available for fans to stay in Qatar.

But after millions applied for tickets Doha is pre-empting, a flood of fans into what is the tiny Gulf Kingdom State. The chief executive of Qatar

Airways Akbar Al-Baker told a news conference that and I quote here "the volume in every FIFA World Cup even in big countries, like South Africa and

Russia, there was always a shortage of accommodation".

So we are not unique. Well, Akbar Al-Baker joins us now live from Doha. And you say Qatar, and thank you for joining us. You say Qatar is not unique,

but this agreement really, it's very special given a level of cooperation we haven't seen in the Gulf ever really.

It wasn't so long ago that there was a travel embargo between Qatar and the UAE for example, let's reflect on just how important this deal is for the

region for a moment with this massive event coming up in November.

AKBAR AL-BAKER, QATAR AIRWAYS CEO: It's very important because never ever in the history of FIFA and it will never happen again that one country like

Qatar and one city hosted the entire championship.

So you can see the stress it will create for everybody. But as everything in Qatar, we are always prepared for the challenges. And as you can see the

entire infrastructure the stadiums everything is complete ahead of time and now we are ready to showcase Qatar to the world during this tournament.


ANDERSON: This is a real contingency plan just months out from the World Cup, it does seem to suggest that the organizers may have underestimated

how much accommodation would be needed. When did you first talk start talking about this plan?

Al-BAKER: We always had a plan, His Highness, the Emir always wanted to share the benefit of this tournament with all our neighbors. And this was

what is happening.

So we are showing cooperation between the airlines in the GCC, where we signed for airlines. And of course, now we have interest in other airlines

like Arabia, Etihad, wanting also to start operating shuttle flights to Doha, which of course, they will join us to celebrate this huge tournament

to make it a success.

ANDERSON: So 160 flights a day or possibly more, if you get more airlines on board, I guess 15,000 passengers processed in an hour? I mean, this

sounds this is logistically, you know, a very tough feat. Is it feasible and how will fans get in and out of the city from the airports for example?

Al-BAKER: It is feasible because first and foremost, we have put the state of the art facilities that process people very quickly. We have also

brought in massive transportation facilities, including the metro, which is just a walking distance from both Hamad International and Doha

International Airport.

And keep in mind that people who are coming for the on the shorter flights will be coming without bags. They are residents in the GCC or our GCC

nationals. So they will have absolute stress free processing from the airports.

So everything is possible when you have a proper process in place and a system that is working well. Nothing is impossible.

ANDERSON: So these are flights for GCC residents. So this isn't suggesting that there is an availability or correct me if I'm wrong here, there isn't

an availability for international fans to travel sort of back and forth for example, the likes of Dubai.

Can you just explain a little bit more about this because there'll be many, many people watching this, you will want to know.

Al-BAKER: Becky, this is not what they said. What they said about the shutter is coming to Doha International Airport. But Hamad International

Airport where all scheduled flights will be operating.

There are the flights that will come that will bring international passengers. In addition to this, all the private aero planes and charter

aero planes, again, bringing fans from far away distances will be coming to Doha International Airport.

So we have catered for everybody, the shutter enabling the people from the GCC to come and Hamid and Doha together to bring people from long haul

flights who are expected but are not residents in our country.

ANDERSON: Got it understood. That's good to get clarification on that. Do you expect these flights to be full?

Al-BAKER: Of course. It has been unprecedented during a FIFA tournament, the amount of interest that people are not flooding the websites to make

bookings to come to watch this world class tournament in my country.

ANDERSON: Environmental critics serve they still point out that this will increasingly sorry increase significantly the carbon footprint of the World

Cup. I want to take a look at this chart by FIFA zone estimates, the emissions were thought to be around 3.6 million tons before you announced

this plan over half of which are related to travel. Is it clear how much more that will increase now?

Al-BAKER: Please don't believe people that are negative always to something good happening somewhere. We have massive number of electric buses. We have

the metro and we have aero planes coming from faraway places, including Qatar Airways, which has aero planes that have very low emissions compared

to the normal aircraft that most of the airlines around the world fly, so all the precautions has been taken to keep the emissions footprint as low

as possible.

So please don't get carried away by people who are always negative to something good happening in my country.

ANDERSON: Its important point though, isn't it given that there were always promises that this will be a carbon neutral World Cup. And we've looked at

some of the opportunities that this World Cup is affording that promise. I guess it's important to sort of drill down on how you ensure a carbon

neutral World Cup.


ANDERSON: Is it clear how you're the boss of the airline, clear for our viewers how and why what type of carbon offset credits an airline like

yours, for example, can buy to ensure that promise is kept.

Al-BAKER: Becky I'm the CEO of an airline. My job is to make sure that we are doing everything that is sustainable both at the airport and within the

airline. However, our Ministry of Environment will be the right person to answer discussions and they have taken huge strides in making sure that

this will be a carbon neutral games and what is expected from us will be delivered.

ANDERSON: Just explain how important this World Cup is to the kingdom of Qatar?

Al-BAKER: It is very important because it is the first time that the FIFA is going to take place in the Middle East and in an Arab country. And at

the same time it puts Qatar very solidly on the sports map in the world which we were already there, but now having the biggest tournament in the

world, FIFA will happen in my country in a small country like the State of Qatar.

ANDERSON: The logistics of ensuring that everybody gets in and out who wants to visit the country wants to experience the world cup are huge. It's

good to have you on Sir, explaining exactly how you are addressing those challenges.

We very much look forward to the competition back end of this year. Thank you, sir. Now up next, Colombia's next president will be either be a Left

Wing politician for the first time in the country's history.

Or a man who calls himself the king of TikTok, we'll take a closer look at this unexpected election.


ANDERSON: Well, a former guerilla fighter and a popular social media star are headed for the next round in Columbia's presidential election. Leftists

Gustavo Petro on the left here will face off against business magnate Rodolfo Hernandez on June the 19th.

The first round of voting finished on Sunday with Petro winning a little bit more than 40 percent - beating establishment favorite Federico

Gutierrez for second place. That was an unexpected result. Journalist Stefano Pozzebon is live from Bogota. And what does this mean for the

country of Colombia at this point?


STEFANO POZZEBON, JOURNALIST: Well, Becky, these means that Colombia is ready to turn a page. It really brings an end to a political chapter that

has been dominated here in Colombia by largely the same group of politicians that have ruled the country for the last 60 years. Something

that Gustavo Petro, the winner of yesterday's first round of these presidential election was quick to point out, take a listen.


GUSTAVO PETRO, COLUMBIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I think this vote in Colombia really sends a core message to the wall. And error is over, a

political chapter is over. It ended bad and it's finally over.


POZZEBON: Now we know that this chapter is over and there is a new blank page to write. Who will write it, we still don't know because two outsiders

have progressed to the second round to the runoff, which is set for June 19.

While we know a lot about Petro who is a left wing former guerilla fighter, and he is a third beat for the presidency.

We really don't know much about his adversary Rodolfo Hernandez, who really surged in the last few weeks in the polls to force his way in the runoff.

He has been compared to former U.S. President Donald Trump before his focus on social media; he likes to call himself the king of TikTok.

But whatever happens and whoever will be the new President of Colombia, this has large implications for the United States foreign policy in South

America, because Colombia is one of Washington's strongest allies in the region.

And the stability of this alliance has been a cornerstone of regional politics for pretty much the last 20 to 30 years.

So the fact that there will be an outsider who may not be in the same terms with the White House with Washington with the United States, in Colombia,

that will have very strong implications, Becky.

ANDERSON: Stefan, thank you. Let's get you up to speed on some of the other stories that are on our radar right now. And there remains of 20 people on

board the Thai Air flight in Nepal have been recovered.

The Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority there says one other person is still missing and one body can be seen but has not yet been


Rescuers have been facing treacherous weather conditions as you can see in these images set more than 4400 meters above sea level.

China is pushing ahead with zero COVID policy even though the country's health officials are reporting a significant drop in infections. Shanghai

reported only 67 cases on Sunday.

Authorities there have announced that all businesses will be able to operate from Wednesday in an attempt to revive the city's COVID hit

economy. Northeastern Brazil bracing for more heavy rain after at least 84 people were killed in last weekend's flooding, and landslides.

Dozens remain missing. President Jair Bolsonaro just flew over some of the affected areas; Brazil has been pounded by intense rain since late

December. Well, coming up Liverpool fans disappointed with the way their team played but furious with their treatment by police pregame in Paris.

We'll speak with a fan that was in the thick of the chaos.



ANDERSON: Alright, welcome back. You're watching "Connect the World" with me, Becky Anderson. Real Madrid is celebrating their 14th Champions League

title. The images that you see here from late on Sunday, here's the team parading through the streets of the Spanish capitol.

Well their victory in what is Europe's premier club competition over Liverpool was marred by shocking scenes of police firing, tear gas and

pepper spray at some Liverpool fans, including children and disabled people who were waiting to get into the stadium in Paris.

Now the inquest and blame game has begun UEFA, France and Liverpool all offering alternate versions of the truth. Christina Macfarlane is joining

us now. And you and the team have been drilling down on exactly what you understand to have happened and what the truth is that lie behind some of

what were very disturbing images that has to be said?

CHRISTINA MACFARLANE, CNN WORLD SPORT ANCHOR: They really were, Becky. And there does appear as we've been saying to be one word against another here.

But from what we know, Real Madrid fans were able to enter the stadium that they're in uninhibited.

While at the other end, Liverpool fans were held up by French police subjected to increase checks. We've been talking to fans that are outside

the state of France. And what they've told us is worrying; they said that the French police indiscriminately fired on the crowd with tear gas that

included young people, disabled people, families, that fans with tickets were prevented from going into the stadium instead forced into bottlenecks

at one end of the stadium because of these increased checks.

And this morning, the French Sports Minister said that she actually blamed Liverpool fans for turning up with fake tickets. Now on that point, there

was a press conference held earlier today where the French interior minister announced that fake tickets were to blame.

In their view, he said there had been fraud on an industrial level alleging that some 70 percent of tickets attempting to come in to the state of

France were thought to be fake. That is some 30 to 40,000 fake tickets.

But Becky already there are fans pushing back against this because they just didn't see evidence of that certainly not on that level on the ground.

And if that were the case, what was the match only delayed by 36 minutes?

And also why did you wait for not have more checks in place to filter fans before they got to the stadium? You know, we all know that, you know, fake

tickets are in, you know, an operation that made most major sporting events. But it is that number that 30 to 40,000 that people find

particularly positive.

ANDERSON: I know that you and the team have spoken to people who were there and I hope to speak to one fan who witnessed some of the chaos. What are

people telling you?

MACFARLANE: Just that it was chaos, that there was no attempt to even inform the crowd as to what was going on. One fan we spoke to this morning,

you know, he said he spoke a little bit of French speak to kind of glean what was happening, but instead they were treated like animals.

And we know that now there's been calls for an inquiry from the UK government into, you know, to investigate what is happening UEFA now in hot

water to explain themselves.

But also, there is a bit of concern. You know, in terms of the sensitivity around this for Liverpool fans, we know that this comes amidst the backdrop

of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, where 97 people were killed.

And as you know, Becky, you know, there were attempts after that to try and place the blame on fans as to what would happen. What had happened in the

police failures there, so this is a highly charged issue now and if nothing else, a major embarrassment for France?

Remember they have two major sporting events coming up in the next two years, the Rugby World Cup next year, the Paris Olympics in 2024. So I'm

sure you know many fans watching will question whether they want to attend that.

ANDERSON: Yes. And there will be those who say were they ready because this event this game was actually not scheduled to be in Paris, was it?

MACFARLANE: Exactly. Yes, exactly. So there'll be big questions off it asked for the French authorities moving forward. Becky.

ANDERSON: Well, after months of devastation from a relentless Russian onslaught residents of one Ukrainian city are doing the impossible. They

are putting the pieces back together rebuilding reconnecting and reopening their businesses. Suzanne Malveaux has more.


SUZANNE MALVEAUX, CNN JOURNALIST (voice over): A rare missile attack and Ukraine's western city of Lviv. In April, three Russian missiles hit

military infrastructure of fourth hit this family owned car repair shop nearby.

Bozhena Paternak is helping her family put the business back together.

BOZHENA PATERNAK, HELPS RUN FAMILY BUSINESS: This building is interoperable.

MALVEAUX (voice over): This crater where the missile hit was the office where four employees were killed.

PATERNAK: Three of them worked here for around 10 years. One was my age. He was supposed to celebrate his 27th birthday soon.

MALVEAUX (voice over): Along with grief and sadness the employees felt the urgency to reopen to help support the loved ones of those who died.


PATERNAK: Guys just put on their uniforms came to work to clear the rubber.

MALVEAUX (voice over): Volunteers pitched in to make the repairs go faster.

OLEKSIY ANATASIEV, VOLUNTEER: We need to help from our heart, because we are all brothers.

MALVEAUX (on camera): It did touches your heart?

ANATASIEV: Yes come from our heart.

MALVEAUX (voice over): Just a month after the strike, the auto chance is back in business.

PATERNAK: We need to stand up and move on, no matter how much pain and suffering.

MALVEAUX (voice over): In Lviv city center chef Stanislav Dimitriev is about to open a new restaurant.

STANISLAV DIMITRIEV, CHEF, BLUEFIN RESTAURANT: I love cooking. I love bringing joy to people.

MALVEAUX (voice over): Three months ago, Dimitriev have had to abandon his sushi restaurant in Mariupol and flee with his wife and two little boys as

Russian forces invaded.

DIMITRIEV: We heard a huge explosion. We were very afraid. So we packed up and we call our business partners and started to leave.

MALVEAUX (voice over): This is the second time Dimitriev has had to pack up his life and start again. He opened his very first restaurant in Donetsk,

Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014.

DIMITRIEV: Everything was bombed there, nothing was left, neither from the first or second restaurant. I was just thinking about how to get out, to

get our children out. We didn't have plans to open up another restaurant.

MALVEAUX (voice over): But with financial support from friends, he's opening Bluefin again, now even bigger.

DIMITRIEV: We want to help our country financially to create a small business.

MALVEAUX (on camera): What is it inside of you that keeps you going like this? DIMITRIEV: We are Ukrainians. Period, it speaks for itself. It's our


MALVEAUX (voice over): Willpower that is essential to driving an economically strong independent Ukraine. Suzanne Malveaux, CNN Lviv.


ANDERSON: Well, Rome has survived invasions and occupations for centuries. But now an army of wild boars has besieged the Eternal City. And this surge

of swine might pose a health risk to their domestic cousins. Barbie Nadeau has this story for you.


BARBIE NADEAU, CNN CONTRIBUTOR (voice over): Wrong you could say is going to the hog, wild boar that is, city workers are doing everything they can

to stop them from inundating the Italian capital, but with little success.

Wild boar aren't just a nuisance to residents that concerns officials. There's also a risk that they carry swine flu, which is not dangerous to

humans, but could impact the food supply.

ANGELO FERRARI, ITALIAN SPECIAL COMMISSIONER FOR SWINE FEVER: Together with the wild boar problem, we have a very grave problem because of them. The

African swine flu is now in our territory, and that is very dangerous.

NADEAU (on camera): Part of the problem, of course, is that there's plenty to eat when the wild boar come into the city.

NADEAU (voice over): There are a few options on the table to get rid of the pests.

NADEAU (on camera): So what do you think the city should do to stop the problem?

CARLO GASPARRI, ROME RESIDENT: Kill them. It's there --. The - way is to kill them because they are too much.

NADEAU (voice over): The city of Rome is working on a plan to do just that by bringing in a group of hunters to call the herd estimated to be around

20,000 in and around Rome, who come into the city to look for food.

Romans are being told not to picnic in areas where the boar graze. They're also told to sanitize shoes and hands before leaving parks. But not

everyone agrees with the need to kill these beasts.

ILARIA ROSSI, ROME RESIDENT: I don't like this solution. I don't want that kill the wild boar because I don't think they are dangerous. I feel good

because I see the animals like if I lived in the country, but I live in Rome and near to the center. So for me it's good. It's very good.

NADEAU (voice over): So far the wild boar have scared a number of local dogs. But there is little choice since man and beast cannot coexist at

least not easily. Barbie Latza Nadeau, CNN, Rome.


ANDERSON: Tonight's parting shots celebrations are well underway here in the UK as Queen Elizabeth prepares to markup Platinum Jubilee as part of

these celebrations.

Sotheby's London is showcasing an exhibition of art and jewels paying homage to a significant symbol of the Monet style tiaras, more than 40

tiaras on display with some pieces making their public debut including the Spencer tiaras which was worn by Princess Dianna on her wedding day in



ANDERSON: But the crowning spectacle of the event is a piece that dates back to 1845. An emerald and diamond tiara designed by Prince Albert pays

wife Queen Victoria that is now regarded as one of the most elegant gemstone tiaras in the world.

The exhibit runs till June 15, and is just one of many, many events marking Queen Elizabeth the Second's 70th year reign. We took you around the world

today, quite literally from Ukraine, to Jerusalem to Qatar, to Colombia, to Rome. And finally we're right back here in the UK. And that's what we do,

folks, we connect your world every day. Join us again, same time tomorrow. Good night.