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your company leaders strike a deal to bail out greece. but will the greek people accept higher taxes, fewer jobs and smaller pensions? it's 5:00 a.m. in washington, 9:00 in new zealand. hi. i'm zain verjee. you're watching "world one." a scramble for work visas, indonesia slaps a ban on workers going to saudi arabia after a maid there is be headed.
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that's not stopping these people who still want to work there. from chaos to calm on the streets of damascus, not a protesters in sight. cnn is finally allowed to report inside syria, but with government minders on hand. how do you turn a city into a formula one circuit? join us for a high-speed drive through valencia and we find out. first, it's plan to save greece. the impact will be felt right across europe, just a few hours ago, the government in athens hammered out an agreement with the eu leaders and the international monetary fund to tackle its huge debt. the $40 billion savings plan will mean five years of belt-tightening for greece. in exchange international lenders will keep giving the money it needs to avoid defaulting on its debts. the bailout is not a done deal. it's dependent on the greek parliament now approving the necessary savings as well as the
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tax increases. lawmakers vote on that next week. linda lab pool low joins us from athens via skype. how are the greek people going to react? they're carrying the burden again. >> that's right. just to give you a sense of the mood in athens. we get headlines along the lines today of greece in front of a firing squad, no light at the end of the tunnel, that sort of thing. that's all ahead of the crucial vote and also the announcement following talks between the greek finance minister and the representatives in athens of new tax increases and a number of other measures that are going to make things, as you said, much more difficult for the greek people. the unions have already called a 48-hour strike to coincide with the crucial vote in parliament next week over the austerity measures, and a number of other
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demonstrators have said they will join in. there are the groups camped outside parliament for up to four weeks in some cases to make sure the measures do not go through. they have said that they will form a human chain around the parliament building showing their disapproval of the measures, that they really don't want to see voted in. the mood in the public in greece has been very -- hasn't been very supportive of what is going on. that is also reflected very much in the politicians. none of the opposition parties have yet supported the measures. and even in last week's reshuffle we had of the government, the only people that voted in support when the prime minister asked for a vote of confidence were his own mps. so a lot of disapproval in athens over these measures. >> linda, thank you so much. let's take a look at what the newspapers around the world are saying about all this.
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in greece, kathy marine any english has this headline "stretched too far." solutions do exist, what does not exist is the political will to implement them. warnings, humiliation an punishment are only making matters worse. here in the uk, the opinion piece in "the guardian," the headline "the nationals have won: europe's dream is over." though most eu watchers talk of muddling through as the most likely policy response to greek bankruptcy, it's a muddling without momentum. direction, or real agreement, let alone enthusiasm. the "wall street journal," "the eu's greek revisionism." it is says the eu's leaders have put politics before mathematical reality for a long time. that they're now treating greeks as pariahs for having done the
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same thing is deeply hypocritical. there is a tense standoff in syria. an activists told cnn government tanks and troops are surrounding a border village. it's a six as being described as worrisome by u.s. secretary of state. hillary clinton says the reported military buildup is increasing the risk of border conflict. thousands of syrians have fled into turkey in just the past two weeks to get away from syrian security forces. >> we are closely monitoring the situation in syria and in neighboring countries, and it is further example of the lengths to which president assad's regime will go to repress the people of syria rather than actually working in a collaborative way to try to resolve the legitimate concerns of the syrian people.
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>> for the first time since the anti-government protests began, damascus has finally allowed cnn inside syria. or wa damon gets a firsthand look. >> reporter: at what one of the main entrances, there is a massive speaker that is blaring pro-government music. we just heard lyrics saying "we are your man, bash had, you are protecting syria." we spoke to the restaurant manager who set up the speaker. the management was saying that the restaurant decided to do it as a symbol of nationalism. we are escorted by a government minder as we wander through the streets and the heart of the capital. the president's image is everywhere. in this part of damascus at least, he seems to enjoy public support. there's party hats here. there's even key chains, t-shirts that have been printed
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up. now the man who owns this makeshift stand was telling us he began really selling these types of products around three months ago when the uprising first began. he said he's doing a very solid amount of business and he chose to sell these types of products as a symbol of his patriotism. sometimes there is an almost surreal contrast with the images of violence and suffering that have emerged from syria since march. so he's just thrown the confetti into the air. he is saying it's a symbol of his happiness because there are no problems in syria. syria is a solid country and there is absolutely no upheaval and nothing to be upset about here right now. maybe not here, but people who have fled to the border with turkey 400 kilometers to the north have plenty to be upset about. with just the clothes on their backs, they tell stories of abuse and threats by the
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security forces and vow they won't return to their homeland until assad is gone. government officials tell us the military was simply targeting armed gangs and they ask, why is the world so focused on 10,000 refugees from syria when there are over a million iraqis displaced by the u.s.-led war in 2003? and there was anger. spontaneous or otherwise, among some of the people we met in the capital. our filming here just stirred up quite a debate with one woman coming up to us and telling us they wanted all americans and all westerners out of their country, that the u.s. and other nations had absolutely no business meddling inside syria. it's as if syria were two countries. arwa damon, cnn, damascus. >> arwa getting a firsthand look
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at the syrian capital damascus. ef every time she and the crew were shooting everything, there was always a government minder present. more than a million indonesians work in saudi arabia. now jakarta says it won't give anymore visas to go there until saudis agree to changes. it's over a huge you of the treatment given out to an indonesian maid. we'll tell you that brutal story in a minute.
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greek parliament backing the cuts in a vote next week. the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has warned clashes in northwest syria could escalate even further. it follows reports that government troops have surrounded a border village. clinton says the u.s. is watching the syrian regime closely and is in talks with turkey about the influx of thousands of refugees. indonesia will not issue anymore visas for local people to go and work in saudi arabia, not until it has a new agreement with the saudis. huge numbers travel overseas to work. more than a million of them go to the gulf kingdom. but jakarta is furious that saudi arabia executed an indonesian maid by be heading. the woman had been convicted of killing her employer's wife. but indonesia was not informed that the sentence was about to be carried out. there has been an outraged
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response right across indonesia. the government is protesting to the saudis and has also recalled its ambassador from rhee had. the case of the maid brings into focus the issue of the rights of female workers around the world. a senior researchers from human rights watch joins us live from new york. thanks for being with us. be heading still goes on in saudi arabia? >> it does. and what we have seen in the case of foreign workers is that it's quite common for their governments not to have any notification that one of their nationals may be executed. >> how much more information do we know about the beheaded maid's side of the story? >> we know very little. there are some reports that her employers were prohibiting her from returning home to indonesia and that's one of the reasons why she attacked her employer, but we don't have much more
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information. >> moving forward, what is it that human it's watch wants saudi arabia to do? >> well, there are a range of problems that domestic workers in saudi arabia are facing. one problem is poor treatment in the criminal justice system where they might be executed without ninoing about it. but they're also subject to labor exploitation, often not getting paid for months or years. in many cases confined to the workplace, having their passports confiscated, and sometimes subject to physical and sexual abuse. we would like the saudi government to cover these workers under the labor law an make sure they have access to the police and to their embassies if they need help. >> how often does this happen in saudi arabia? >> unfortunately it happens fairly frequently in terms of these types of cases of abuse. if you go to the indonesian
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embassy or consulate on any given day, you will find hundreds of domestic workers sheltering there because they have complaints about poor treatment from their employers. >> what kind of advice would you give the domestic workers from indonesia going to saudi arabia knowing that this kind of stuff happens? >> it's very important that they get an employment contract that is valid, and in many cases they are promised one type of job and then get one that's completely different and that they go through a valid recruitment agency. but in reality, there are no guarantees if they go to work in saudi arabia. and so it's worth considering looking for employment in another country that can provide better guarantees. >> they get better pay, don't they, in saudi arabia? >> they may get better pay if they are actually paid. but one of the most common
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complaints -- there are more than 10,000 complaints of this every year that we know about -- is that they aren't getting their wages. i, myself, have met many women who haven't gotten paid for eight years or ten years at a time. >> wow. eight years! >> the system is such where these women really get trapped because of the immigration laws, because of the ways that they are confined to the home. it makes it very difficult for them to escape abusive conditions. >> nisha varia, thanks for talking to us. appreciate it. you're watching "world one" from london. she's japan's newest pop star. she can't sign autographs or walk the red carpet. what's the point? well, there is one. we'll tell you just ahead. cleveland gets a consolation prize for losing lebron james last summer. who did the cavs select number
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welcome back. you're watching "world one." she is a pop idol causing a huge sensation in japan. she is big. the newest member of girl band akb 48, she's made her debut.
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one little problem. she actually does not exist. singing sensation is a digital composite of six other band members. so fans can't really hold their breath because she ain't launching a solo career any time soon. here is important advice from the u.s. first lady michelle obama, eat your vegetables. it's a rule she lives by. after all potatoes are vegetables, therefore, french fries are vegetables, right? right. of course. mrs. obama told an audience in south africa that french phis are her absolute favorite food. she quickly added, i can't stop eating them. then said, p.s., eat your vegetables. you may not be able to walk a mile in princess diana's shoes, but you can dance in her dress now, at least you can if you've got $800,000 to spare. that was the price paid for a gown that grabbed headlines when the world's most famous princess danced with one of the world's
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most famous actors. she wore this vel let off-the-shoulder number to a white house state dinner and hit the dance floor with john travolta. petra joins us now, when are you going to take me dancing? >> i like the names that their names were said in the same sentence. >> you didn't answer the question. >> how about tonight. >> you've got a nice dress on. >> thank you. >> you can wear that. is this politically indirect? >> no. >> it's friday. >> i don't mind at all. there was some basketball action, too, right? >> i will get to do my job. that is the stopry. a big night for the cleveland cavaliers -- did you just smack me -- who had two of the top four picks in the draft. they aim to start rebuilding the team following the departure of lebron james. first pick, they for kyrie
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irving, the 19-year-old duke university standout went first playing only 11 games in his college basketball. they have high hopes for a kid who averaged 17.5 points and 4.3 assi assists. number four pick, tristan thomas from texas university. as far as irving is concerned, he could play for australia at next year's olympics, if you believe that. he was actually born in melbourne when his dad was playing basket over there. irving says he isn't ready to make that decision just yet. >> right now i'm in discussion with the head coach, bret brown. we've been talking for a while about me transitions from the usa to playing for australia. it's a decision that's not going to be made right now. like i said, we're in conversation. i haven't talked to coach k. about it. that will be a decision that i'll make further down the road. at wimbledon li nah, the
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chinese star who made history at the french open by becoming the first asian to win a grand slam title lost in three sets to german wildcard, sabine lisicki. she couldn't keep up her usual level of play. her opponent level the match by winning the second set 6-4. she sealed the deal 8-6 in the third. a lot more action at wimbledon on friday to look forward to. russian football officials have toughened their stance on racism after fans at a league match through a banana as former brazilian international umberto. if it force them to play in other cities. home supporters decided to
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target roberto carlos, he took exception to it and decided to walk off the field. after the game roberto carlos said it was the second time this happened since he moved to russia and urged authorities to take a stand. they've condemned the incident and would be giving out a reward to help identify the culprit. this is horrible, zain, considering that this country, russia, is hosting the world cup in 2018. they have a lot of work to do to try to resolve this issue. >> pedro pinto, thank you. staying with a sporting theme now. the city that has been the backdrop to major international events in recent years. valencia in spain has hosted the america's cup twice. its yacht marina is the venue for the formula one grand prix. richard quest took a flying lap of the quest in an aston martin. lucky guy.
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>> beautiful car. you're going to drive it? with top speeds above 300 kilometers per hour and valencia's landmarks as a backdrop, this stands out. turning a city into a circuit isn't easy. they won't have all these pesky traffic lights to worry about during the f-1. >> translator: our main objective is to inconvenience the city as little as possible during the preparations. we do that by only closing two roads in the week leading up to the race. >> reporter: this makes the
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this is "world one" live from london. i'm zain verjee. greece agrees to a deal that brings it a step closer to a bailout. they've thrashed out a $40 billion cost-cutting plan. if greece implements it, international lenders will keep giving the money the country needs to avoid defaulting on its debts. the plan will have to get approval from the greek parliament next week. the european unions impose more sanctions on syria. four firms have had their assets frozen. they start sanctions last month, including the president, bashar al assad. a temporary ban on workers going to saudi arabia after an indonesian national was executed in the kingdom. indonesian leaders say they're angry that the saudis did not notify them before beheading an
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indonesian maid convicted of killing her employer's wife. top u.s. military commanders say they'll carry out president obama's orders to pull more than 30,000 troops out of afghanistan even though they argued for more to be kept in the country. the afghan president has welcomed the plan saying life is already improving. we're joined by cnn's nick patton walsh in northeastern afghanistan. what is afghanistan with fewer nato troops actually look like. >> reporter: it's interesting you ask that. we're south of an area called newer stan, on the border with pakistan. voluntarily nato began pulling troops out from there about a year or mo ago, simply because they didn't see this mountainous area of valleys, small remote villages strategically being worthwhile pouring resources
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into. at the same time the surge heightened in the south, down in this area in the north there was less of a nato presence. we've seen subsequently in videos we've obtained that some towns there, the taliban claim they're back -- the government there as the dominant force. it's hard to verify that, although afghan officials do say in that particular area the taliban appear to have been in power since march when they say they moved into the area. this is a glimpse really of what people might start seeing in afghanistan if nato troops are significantly withdrawn. moving back was a strategic choice made by the americans. they didn't think it was worth the manpower. they wanted to concentrate on population centers. in the longer term argument, the fears are not really voiced by general petraeus, but kind of hinted out the military establishment in the u.s., that if you continue to pull troops back from areas like this, you do give the taliban a chance to
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be resurgent, zain. >> nick, "the new york times" is reporting today that the u.s. has found evidence of links between osama bin laden and a militant group in pakistan. this is all centers around a cell phone that was found on the courier that was also killed. what more details can you tell us about that? >> reporter: the cell phone was absolutely key in getting bin laden. i must apologize for the background noise. it seems according to "the new york times" that american officials have tracked on that krem phone numbers that appear to lead to a militant group. it's a militant group in pakistan, one of many, allegedly put there as some kind of pre launch group that might assist pakistan in the event of a war with india. there's also suggest in this "new york times" piece that this same group were having contacts with pakistan's intelligence
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services. now pakistan intelligence services deny that. one senior intelligence official says they were continuing to pass information to the americans -- yes? >> thanks, nick. let's get a little bit more on that "new york times" report now. according to the paper, american officials have been told the cell phone belonged to bin laden's courier and showed he had been in contact with a group, it was recovered in a raid that killed bin laden last month. it could be a sign that bin laden used the group as part of his support network inside the country. cnn senior international correspondent joins us now. >> what do we know about this group? >> they've been in existence well over 20 years, a group supported by pakistan's military, initially because they would have helped provide muj add dean fighters to fight the soviets in afghanistan and also
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to provide fighters to go into indian-controlled kashmir and fight for the freedom of kashmir. this is something pakistan's government supported, intelligence services supported. so they created sort of proxy forces to fight these proxy wars. what these groups were were radical islamist groups. over the years they became close to al qaeda and taliban. they shared the same ideology. an example of that is when indian authorities captured some of the leaders, the group hijacked and indian airlines plane and took it not to pakistan or landed in india, but it flew it to afghanistan, to taliban-controlled afghanistan demonstrating the clear ties. this sar round the year 2000, the end of 1999. this gives a sense of how strong the ties were. what was interesting is plan
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landed, the plane freed the hostages, but the hijackers were allowed to go free with the taliban and cross back into pakistan. it's this similar owes sis that bin laden used this to help keep himself hid e en and actually issue instructions or more around inside pakistan. >> how much do you think this information that we're learning about the cell phone and what was traced actually implicates the pakistani intelligence? is this a smoking gun or not really? it's just by association? >> it's by association and by implication. in this stage in and of itself from what we know it's not a smoking gun. i spoke to an arab diplomat over the weekend who told me that people close to pakistan's intelligence services, people who would have had a great deal of interest in osama bin laden were alarmed in the few weeks before the u.s.-led operation in
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abad bad because it noticed an increase and were asking the arab allies what did they know. so the implication is that pakistan's intelligence services or people associated with them, their antenna were already up. the arab diplomats said in no way did they get implication from the pakistanis, they knew it was about osama bin laden. so not a smoking gun, but obviously an avenue like this provides sort of rich and fertile ground for further investigation and may yet provide some more smoke to this gun. >> nic robertson, our senior international correspondent, thanks a lot, nick. you're watching "world one." what's in a name for this basketball superstar? meet the man of peace in just a minute.
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look and see what's trending on social media right now. at number three, a tsunami warning in alaska has been canceled after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake there. the quake initially caused this huge flurry of fear across social media. no destructive tsunami has been recorded and no danger exists according to the tsunami warning center. as number two, your name is what? nba star ron artest wants to change his name to -- listen to this -- meta world peace. that's what he wants. the l.a. lakers player recently even filed the legal paperwork saying it's for personal reasons. his request has really made fans quite perplexed. among their biggest concerns, they're wondering, well, if that's going to be his name, what's going to be on the back of this jersey? as number one, music, madness and loads and loads of
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mud. england's best-known music festival into full swing. u2 is playing for the first time ever. that's friday night. music revellers have been arriving because of wet weather. there's been plenty of mud. that is how they're passing the time. will the rain stay away for festival goers this weekend. our meteorologist jill brown joins us now. jill, i think it's going to be pretty hot, right? >> wait till you see this radar. just in the last hour or two, all of a sudden you've got this showing up. i think that spells bad news for the folks in glastenbury. that's going to mean a little less sunshine. this picture, this is a huge music festival, the biggest in europe, doesn't it look beautiful, until you zoom in closer and say everyone looks like this. that's because they've had some sun but they've had some rain and more rain on the way today and even going into saturday and
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sunday. another spot that would probably be frowned upon but has been getting rain is wimbledon. looks like for the next couple days we're in pretty good shape. we may get some showers this afternoon and this evening, but then saturday looks dryer and sunday looks like we should have sunshine. a few nice days ahead for wimbledon. otherwise, we've had severe weather across europe, reports of very heavy rain in parts of france. 73 millimeters, that's a lot of rain. wind gusts up to 72 kilometers per hour. in germany, 75 hail. we'll see it trending from northern italy over farther to the east into ukraine in the next 24 hours. to china we go. we have continued to see the summer monsoon bringing heavy, heavy rain. look at the rain showing up here. the storms blowing up with very heavy rain. a little farther to the west we
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have had very heavy rain. let's take a look at some of the video out of here. wow, what a mess. this is a huge city, by the way, with 31 million people. nearby areas, extreme flooding, looks like we will continue to see different spots getting this. we've had video coming in from different cities in china. it was only a month ago when most of these areas were reporting drought conditions. so you can see what's been going on here. again, this is the rainy season, but extreme this year. that area that we had that video out of was right about in here. now, in may, that was a drought, drought everyone. no one getting too much rain. just a little over a month later, look what we have? some of those areas in a drought now have severe floods. that includes in and around the shanghai area. looks like we'll get more rain. there's a couple things that are going to help to enhance the rain we do get. tropical system, this is haima
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coming in, brought 60 millimeters of rain to hong kong in the past 24 hours. moving into northern vietnam. china drawing out. the next one is tropical storm meari. this could bring more rain to coastal parts china. senators are close to voting on a bill to allow same-sex marriage. talk about timing. u.s. president barack obama attended a gay and lesbian gathering. he was less vocal on the issue of gay marriage. >> i believe that discrimination because of somebody's sexual orientation or gender identity ran counter to who we are as a people. it's a violation of the basic tenets on which this nation was founded. i believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this
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country. >> does that extend to legalizing gay marriage right across the country? fellow democrat bill clinton didn't think so when he was president. back in 1996 president clinton banned federal recognition of same-sex marriage. so it became a state issue. the first legal gay wedding in the u.s. was performed in massachusetts. that was in 2004. connecticut, iowa, vermont, new hampshire and the district of columbia now also allow them. let's move to outside the u.s. and see what happens there. the netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same sex marp raj, then belgium, spain, sweden and portugal among the european countries that followed the dutch lead. to brazil where it's actually the most recent country to recognize same-sex marriage. the brazilians join canada, iceland, norway, argentina and south africa. you're watching "world one" live
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welcome back. this is "world one" live from london. coming up on 6:00 a.m. in new york, noon in berlin and 7:00
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p.m. in tokyo. every year thousands of young girls are trafficked into the sex industry. this sunday we'll share their stories in a compelling documentary. we head out with actress demi moore. in this preview she looks at the life-threatening legacy of modern day slavery. >> seven and a half miles north of kathmandu lies a different aspect of care provided by mighty nepal's team, the hospice. the scars of human trafficking are never merely skin deep, and the pain and suffering often extends to future generations. amid the seemingly idyllic image of rural family life, there's another morning routine to be performed, one which casts a darker complex on the picture. this is the daily lineup for
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medicine without which many of these women and children would die. they all carry the hiv virus and many have other related illnesses, in most cases a legacy of time served under slavery in the brothel. the medicine is expensive and mighty nepal struggles to maintain the supply of life-saving drugs. >> you can tune in for nepal's stolen children, a cnn freedom project documentary. see the world premier on sunday night at 8:00 p.m. london time. viewers in the americas can catch it at 8:00 p.m. eastern, 7:00 p.m. in mexico city. the price of oil is in the headlines today after a surprise move by members of the international energy agency caused a steep drop in a barrel of crude thursday. after months of high oil prices, some of the world's biggest oil-consuming countries are releasing 60 million barrels of oil onto the markets. half of that is coming from the
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u.s. nina dos santos from "world business today" joins us. how significant is this move? >> it is significant, also rather unexpected as well. it's only the third time the iea has actually taken that kind of step, it did so back in 1991 in response to the curtailment of oil supplies thanks to the gulf war. it took similar steps back in 2005 in response to hurricane katrina. it is significant. the current amount you're talking about, 60 million barrels doesn't sound like a lot if you put it into this kind of context. only enough to power the world's energy supply for some 17 hours. >> that's it? >> that's it. it's not huge, is it? one thing anti lifts we've been speaking to have been tellings, it is still the better quality crude they're putting on the market. we should look at who else is contributing. the united states which isn't surprising is contributing half of this amount. it does have the world's largest
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oil reserves, but europe is also supplying 30%, japan and korea another 20. >> why did the iea do this? >> two reason, zain. on the one hand we've had the conflict in libya. we've got to remember before the conflict libya was africa's number three oil producer. of course, that has curtailed supply. it has, in fact, meant that we've got 132 million barrels less of crude oil circulating since that conflict. 1.5 million is the good quality stuff. the other reason is, of course, opec. this is the cartel that controls about 40% of the world's oil. it didn't raise its out put recently to meet rising demand. >> what about the average guy at the pump? how does it affect them? >> that's one of the big questions many people watching the show will be asking. we've been coping with high oil prices for a number of years. we're close to $100 a barrel. after this announcement was made, i was anchoring myself
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yesterday afternoon. the price of brent crude dropped by about $4.00, and the price of nymex saw a similar slip. still back up about $91 a barrel for nymex. that's the wti crude. what that means is we're only about $10.00, $9.00 short of another $100 a barrel mark. that is the psychological level above which things really start to rise. the only thing certain at the moment is we've got a lot of volatility that probably won't filler through to the pumps. >> dina dos santos, thanks for being the bearer of bad news. thank you for the perspective. quick recap. athens reached a deal with the european union and the sber national monetary fund to slash its budget gap by $40 billion. the deal paves the way for a new bailout to prevent greece from defaulting on its debts. that's not going to happen unless the greek parliament backs the cuts in a vote next week. u.s. secretary of state
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hillary clinton has warped clashes in northwest syria could escalate. it follows reports that government troops have surrounded the border village of kir bet al jews. they're in talks with turkey about an influgs of thousands of syrian refugees. those are the headlines. i'm zain verjee, and on behalf of the whole team here at "world one," i want to say good-bye to one of our amazing producers, naomi mahone. she's leaving us. she's incredible. everything she's seen on this show and all cnn shows for many years is because of producers like her. they make our shows. we're going to miss you. keep watching cnn. the news continues right here.
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straight ahead on "american morning," notorious gangster whitey bulger shipping to boston after 16 years on the run on his way back to face 19 counts of murder. the people who whitey bulger who allegedly shook down are talking. some may be worried that he might do the same. bombshell in the casey anthony murder trial. her mother on the stand saying she's the one who did a google search for chloroform. did it put any doubt in the jury's mind? gas relief? maybe. u.s. tapping emergency oil stockpiles and trying to make your summer more affordable america's most watched families since the cosbies. the life web cast of a eagle easiness. we watched them grow and tear
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