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expect this week? relief could be on the way for middle class families. will the tax proposals make it past the republican controlled congress? good morning. i'm christine romans. john berman has the morning off. police on high alert as investigators try to unravel a web of suspected sleeper cells. new arrests include five in belgium. two more in france. prosecutors say they were crossing into italy. this morning, belgium officials are seeking extradition of one of several people arrested in greece. following friday's police shootout in belgium that left two terror suspects dead and one more injured. police are out in numbers. numbers not seen in years. in brussels we have ivan watson with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, christine. european diplomats and foreign ministers are gathering in brussels for the first time since the deadly "charlie hebdo"
attacks. at the top of the meeting is the counter terrorism efforts and the threat they perceive to european countries. in the meantime we are getting details for the first time on one of the suspects that was arrested in a police raid here in belgium in the eastern town of verviers. when the suspects opened fire on police and were killed. the third man was arrested and identified by his attorney as marouane el bali. he is being charged, the defense attorney says, with participation in a terrorist organization and possession of explosives and with prohibited possessions of weapons. the attorney insists his client is innocent of all terrorism charges. he said el bali was only in the
apartment raided by police because he was there to deliver a pair of shoes to his friend. he also says his client has no criminal record and was working as a security guard. el bali comes from the neighborhood here in brussels. it is a neighborhood with very high unemployment. with a very large population of first and second and third generation immigrants from north africa. that neighborhood was raided by police on sunday and the mayor there tells us they had to beef up security precautions not only for the headquarters of police in that neighborhood but also for the individual police officers. christine. >> ivan watson for us. thanks ivan. in france now, a source with knowledge of the investigation into the paris terror attacks tells cnn this morning that police are seeking two people whose dna was found on amedy
coulibaly's belongings. coulibaly killed four hostages in a kosher supermarket before police shot and killed him. three women held in connection with the paris attacks were released on sunday. the prosecutor's office says nine others are still being interrogated. i want to bring in our senior international correspondent nic robertson. he is live in paris. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. for the police any leads connecting other people to amedy coulibaly is hugely important. concerns that a group around him may be continuing potential threat for follow-on attacks. he was well on and that is where some of the dna was found. that is where the dna was found on the guns and ammunition and magazines in his apartment. a clip holding bullets. dna found on that. leading police to suspect at least one other person may have been aware of the weapons that he had there.
a large number of weapons he had there and with him on the attack at the kosher supermarket. also dna that french media is saying is believed to have been found in a car that coulibaly is believed to have used to get to the kosher supermarket on friday the day he perpetrated that attack. these two leads for the police very very important associated with coulibaly. security remains very very high. 10,000 french troops on the streets here. this is unprecedented. but the judgment and view of the french people is the government is taking the right steps. the polls in favor of the president and prime minister up 21 points and 17 points. the people are appreciating what the government is doing and giving them stronger approval ratings. christine.
>> nick robertson robertson, thank you. a yemeni official says the cease-fire has been agreed to with the rebels and shi'ite houthis. there may be a larger looming threat as the government deal was this. there are concerns that al qaeda in the arabian peninsula may benefit. aqap. senior correspondent nick paton walsh has the latest for us and explaining why this is so important in the context of what is happening in europe right now. nick. >> reporter: christine, there has been up to date with the events on the grounds. we heard continued shelling near the palace and administration. this is a shi'a movement called the houthis. they have been taking ground the last month. they got into a dispute over
closed roads with presidential security who were trying to protect the presidential staff and there are clashes here and some breaking news i can bring you. we are hearing from officials close to the president that after a meeting for an organized cease-fire the president had with the officials of the houthi movement. he came upon open fire on the convoy. they suspect the gunmen were ally to the houthi movement. the houthi say no. they condemn the attack. this is possibly a third party trying to cause trouble. the president was out to make sure the violence stopped to get the cease-fire going. every hour we see in the city more plumes of dust and smoke suggesting the fight is ongoing. it is important basically because the more yemen is
chaotic, the easier it is for the al qaeda in arabian peninsula is here. the increasing sectarian and the houthi on the other side. according to those close to the president, he is said to be safe in his residence. we are seeing a bid to takeover the building. the symbol of power in yemen. the fight on the streets is determining who will run the country. christine. >> it matters to counter terrorism operations going on in europe. >> reporter: this is how they first got foot hold because aqap is a failed state. now they are struggle theing to hold on to power. here, we see a power vacuum.
some seeking protection from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. they are a big part of the tribal. a real situation here where the worst the country spirals in anarchy, the easier it is for al qaeda arabian peninsula to exist here and attack. >> thank you nick paton walsh. we will look at the battle. we have two specials. at 9:00 jake tapper looks at "inside the paris attacks" and then at 9:30 "the war within islam." some 200 yazidis released this morning. they were held captive for more than six months. a kurdish official said the yazidis walked to the checkpoint
south of kirbykirk. nasty conditions on the roads in the northeast. this was the scene on interstate 76 in philadelphia. up to 50 cars in the crash. the same scene in the northeast. 100 people slamming into each other in eastern oregon. that crash left one tri-cities washington man sandwiched between two semis. new day will speak with him about the crash and what he was thinking when he was stuck between the semis. that is at 8:30 a.m. back to cold weather. with more storms in the forecast for the northeast. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri for the early look at your weather. >> good morning, christine. let's look at what is happening. we had a messy scenario on sunday with the hundreds of accidents across the northeast. temperatures in the 20s. rain showers across the board.
a lot of slick conditions. the storm system pushing to the canadian maritime. certainly going to get some action here with 4 to 10 inches in northern vermont and new hampshire. the storm will finally push out of here. resid residual moisture in place. 3 32 degrees is the temperature the next few days. it will feel colder than this. high pressure large in charge across the southeast. temperatures mild. you deserve it out here from atlanta toward dallas. pushing close to 70 degrees over the next 24 hours. changes in the weather. another cold spell here ahead of us the next couple days.
another storm drops in. we will watch this as we head toward the middle of the week. we will watch it. thank you. president obama gives his annual state of the union. white house aides were in force on sunday talk shows pushing the proposal of tax cuts for the middle class. the president wants to make sure middle class earners wants to benefit from the economy. he wants tax and fee increases on banks and wealthy americans. that had republicans out to say not a chance. we have erin mcpike at the white house. >> reporter: christine, president obama is unlikely to get what he wants here because of how he wants to raise the revenue. let's talk about that. he wants to raise tax rates on capital gains and dividends right now. that rate is 20%. he wants to raise it to 28%. he wants to impose a new fee on large financial institutions. as you can imagine, this was big talk on the sunday shows.
dan pfeiffer an adviser to president obama was on "meet the press." then jason chaffitz was on "state of the union." >> the simple proposition now that the economy is stronger we need to double down with waste stagnation and declining probability. to ask the wealthy to pay a bit more. >> we are not just one tax hike away from prosperity. the record number of receipts coming into the treasury. are you going to grow the economy and jobs? will small business men be better off with more taxes and more government? no. >> reporter: here are the tax cuts that president obama ultimately wants to offer. he wants to give a tax credit
for dual income families. keep in mind that this is just a starting point. we will hear a lot about this over the next few months as republicans and president obama wrangle over tax reform. >> thank you, erin mcpike. european shares are higher. the european central bank meets this week and will likely announce bond buying stimulus measures. asian shares are lower. plunging almost 8%. penalizing three brokerage houses. the u.s. stock market closed for dr. martin luther king jr. holiday. so little break in what has been a crazy january. triple digit moves for the dow. we are seeing that in commodities in oil and copper. analysts expect big swings for the foreseeable future. a shooting near the vice president's home putting authorities on alert. an investigation on the way to
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crackdown on terror. authorities across europe arresting suspects believed connected to sleeper cells as concerns grow about radicalized fighters returns from iraq and syria. we are talking with a terror expert. massive pile ups across the northeast after a flash freeze sent cars spinning. are we in for more hazardous conditions this week? president obama announcing plans to tax the highest u.s. earners to give it to the middle class.
will republicans even consider this proposal? welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. john berman has the morning off. 29 minutes past the hour. police across europe remain on high alert this morning as investigators try to unravel a web of suspected sleeper cells. new arrests include five in belgium, two more in france who prosecutors say were crossing into italy and this morning, belgium officials are seeking the extradition of one of several people arrested in greece. following friday's police shootout in belgium that left two terror suspects dead and one injured, police are out in force. numbers not seen in 35 years. patrolling the streets, guarding embassies and the country's national jewish museum. from brussels we have cnn's ivan watson with the latest. >> reporter: christine, good morning. european diplomats are gathering in brussels for the first time
since the deadly "charlie hebdo" attacks. at the top of the meeting is the discussion of the counter terrorism efforts and threat they perceive to european countries. we are getting details for the first time for the suspects arrested here for the raid in belgium in the town of verviers. on thursday night, when the suspects opened fire on police and subsequently killed. a third man was arrested and identified by his attorney as marouane el bali. a citizens hailing from the city of brussels. he is being charged, the attorney says with participation in a terrorist organization and possession of explosives and prohibited possession of weapons and with armed rebellion. the defense attorney insists his client is innocent of all terrorism charges. he says that el bali was only in the apartment that was raided by
belgium police thursday night because he was there to deliver a pair of shoes to his friend. he also says his client has no criminal record and was working as a security guard. elbali comes from a neighborhood here in brussels. it is a neighborhood with high unemployment with a large population of first and second and third generation immigrants from north africa. that neighborhood was raided on sunday. the mayor there tells us they had to beef up security precautions not only for the headquarters of police in that neighborhood, but for police. >> a source with knowledge telling cnn police are seeking two people whose dna was found on amedy coulibaly's belongings. coulibaly killed four hostages
in the kosher supermarket before police shot and killed him. three women held in connection with the paris attacks were released on sunday. the prosecutor's office says nine others are still being interrogated interrogated. i want to bring in cnn's nic robertson live in paris. interesting, nic, they are examining dna on a gun magazine and dna in the car that coulibaly drove trying to find accomplices. >> reporter: absolutely. an accomplice that would know coulibaly had weapons and handled the weapons or ammunition clip for him is a worry for police. that means he has plans or other weapons and intent to use them. and the car is the car that is believed to have been used by coulibaly as he drove to the kosher supermarket. the indications are that perhaps somebody drove him or he got the car from an accomplice.
these two people are very important for the investigation. the assessments of the french people are approving what the government is doing. the president has a 21 point boost and the prime minister has a 17 point boost in approval rating. christine. >> thank you for that nic. today, a funeral is held for the officer gunned down by coulibaly the day before he murdered four people in the kosher supermarket. clarissa jean-philippe will be laid to rest in martinique. an immediate cease-fire in the government with yemen and houthi troops. the government deal was the
rebels and the concerns that al qaeda in the arabian peninsula may benefit. to break this down for us we have nick paton walsh, the only western tv journalist in the area. he joins us live. >> reporter: christine, there is no truce to speak of here. we keep hearing blasts. there was a presidential chief of staff kidnapped a couple days ago. the houthi movement a shi'a movement say they detained him to stop a new constitution. the government tried to put the army on the streets to lockdown the roads. the houthis stopped it. it is the houthis to get into the government. this is the symbol of power in
yemen. in the last couple of hours, we are hearing from presidential officials that meeting. the houthis said they had nothing to do with the convoy attacked and condemned it. the violence is continuing. both sides say they want it, but blasts still heard. yemen escalating into chaos here. christine. >> the deteriorating security situation, that matters to counter terrorism operations in europe. >> reporter: yes. remember afghanistan on the taliban. they were considered a safe haven for al qaeda. similar in the chaos here in the al qaeda in the arabian peninsula the past few years. that chaos is beyond recognition. the houthi, the shi'a movement some day backed by iran that they deny are effective here
pushing bag sunni tribes. taking a lot of ground. that has sunnis here in yemen worried that all sectarian across the middle east replicated here with violence. that gives al qaeda space to plan attacks against the west. in short, no matter how crazy things get here in yemen, that is good news for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. >> nick paton walsh, thank you. here to help with more is the author of the new face of al qaeda. thank you for joining us. we have been watching new arrests and new sweeps in a number of countries. ten,000 troops s ten 10,000 troops on the streets of france. are they up to speed and doing the right thing here? >> reporter: indeed.
they are dealing with returnees of the sunni and iraqi front. they are dealing with cells in our countries that can be activated and might decide to strike terrorist attacks. after what happened in paris and what happened in belgium. the organization is such that in europe we don't have integrated intelligence series at the european level. although every european country is concerned. each country is doing its part for its own territory. there is large cooperation. bilateral cooperation has investigative teams involving several countries. we have seen in belgium, these networks or cells, involved in several countries in europe. we know these people are moving a lot and have a lot of contacts with a lot of countries and
other people in other countries who may have been initiated or directed to strike. this is a phenomenon that we try to watch at the european level. it is treated at the national level. >> when you have these borders that are essentially porous for someone who is european citizen, but is following the jihadi philosophy that is more difficult. let's talk about the sleeper cells. a source telling cnn as many as 20 sleeper cells made up of 120 to 180 people may be ready to strike in france and germany and belgium and netherlands. do you think the sweeps and what the officials have been doing right now, do you think they will flush out all of the participants? >> reporter: >> no of course not. it will deter or target and arrest people that are willing
to get involved in attacks. as we have seen in belgium, with the belgium authorities obviously foiled an attack on belgium. the same happened in the u.k. recently. in germany, they are making preventive arrests. in italy and spain. this is to strike the most apparent and those who they know are the most aggressive and might decide suddenly to trying very soon. the phenomenon is more entrenched and deeper. we have more than 4,000 european union citizens or residents involved in jihad and syria and iraq iraq. the work that is to be done will not be over very soon. >> what makes the teachings of
sarkawi unique for the way of life? >> we have seen that phenomenon for jihad in the past and afghanistan and bosnia and somalia and yemen. of course, totally different scale. today, the problem is the syrian conflict is a close conflict. very easy to access. the propaganda by the groups is especially and effective internet and reaching the young in europe. basically the young population that might be willing to have a future to get involved in something and for them because they feel they have a crisis of identity. they are searching for
themselves. it is an appeal that can be heard. >> identity crisis with deadly results. jean-claude, thank you for joining us. here in the country, below freezing temperatures and rain creating nasty conditions on the roads in the northeast. this was the scene on interstate 76 outside of philadelphia. up to 50 cars involved in the chain-reaction crash. we are told one person died. there are more storms in the forecast. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri for an early look at your weather. >> christine, across the northeast, the storm system that caused the mess on sunday brought 2 inches of rain to central park. that one finally exiting the picture and pushing into the canadian maritime. new england getting flurries later today. temperatures will be on the mild side from atlanta to new orleans. dallas and houston. from the 60s to the 70s. nashville pushing up to 60 degrees after temperatures below
freezing for the past several days. leading up to last week. you see northern states warming up. 39 in new york city. with the powerful winds in the forecast as the storm system exits the picture. cooler from 20 to 25 degree windchill in place today. we get another storm system that sets up tuesday night into wednesday morning. we will get flurries across the ohio valley. the moisture is in place. the cold air in place. icing is a possibility toward the middle portion of the week. the steering currents in the atmosphere and jet stream is a potent one. certainly going to support some active weather toward the middle part of week. thank you. time for an early start on your money. european shares higher. the european central bank will meet to talk about bond buying measures. china's bench march plunged 8%.
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president obama gives his annual state of the union address to congress. tax cuts for the middle class. the president wants to make sure middle income earners benefits from the improvements in the economy. he wants the tax cuts paid for with tax and fee increases on banks and rich people. that plan had the republicans out in equal numbers to say not a chance. cnn's erin mcpike is at the white house. >> reporter: christine, president obama is unlikely to get what he wants here because of how he wants to raise the revenue. let's talk about that. he wants to raise tax rates on capital gains and dividends. he wants to raise it to 28% from 20%. he wants to raise fees on large financial institutions.
this was big talk on sunday. dan pfeiffer was on nbc's "meet the press." and jason chaffitz was on "state of the union." as you will hear they were on different pages. >> now the economy is in a stronger place than it has been in a long time we need to double down on the efforts with wage stagnation and declining economic mobility. the simple proposition to ask the wealthy to pay more. >> it is a non-starter. we are not just one good tax increase away from prosperity in the nation. this nation had its all time highest record number of receipts in the treasury. are small businessmen better off with more taxes and more government? no. >> reporter: here are the tax cuts that president obama ultimately wants to offer. he wants to give a tax credit for dual income families up to
$500. he wants to triple the child tax credit to $3,000. now keep in mind this is a starting point and we will hear a lot about this over the next few months as republicans and president obama wrangle over tax reform. christine. >> eric mcpike thank you. the secret service and the fbi deciding who fired multiple shots outside a car outside delaware in front of vice president's home. police report a second shooting here by a short time later. it is not known if they related. pope francis making history in the philippines. record numbers of people turned out despite the torrential rain. details next.
pope francis is in mid air this morning on the way back to rome following a five-day visit to the philippines. on sunday millions of filipinos ignored a driving tropical rain to basking in the pope's presence. we have anna coren with this report. >> reporter: christine, millions of people gathered in manila's park behind me to watch pope francis with the final mass wrapping up his week long trip
to asia. it looks like the public got their wish. it looks like 6 million people turned out in the pouring rain to see the pope. it has been 20 years since a papal visit to this country. last by pope john paul ii in 1995 when 5 million celebrated mass for world youth day. his messages is to protect the child and preserve. >> each child is welcome and cherished and protected. we need to care for our young people not allowing them to be condemned to the life on the streets. >> reporter: earlier, pope francis had harsh words for
officials to end corruption. which stops the economic growth in the country to trickle down to the nation's poor. his mission of mercy and compassion has touched the hearts of filipinos. this is the third largest catholic nation in the world. he received a rock star welcome everywhere he has been. thousands of people have lined the streets every day to catch a glimpse of the pope and his motorcade. filipinos are describing as a once in a lifetime experience. >> 6 million people. thank you. a pop star taylor swift, responded to the video people cannot stop watching. ♪ cause the player going to play play play and the haters ♪ >> delaware's dover police p department released this video of the officer jeff davis rocking out. they released it in an effort to
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gas prices fall suv sales rise and hybrids suffer. now with gas below $2 the trend is expected to accelerate. how soon we forget big is back. uber is at odds with regulators and at the center of controversy. now the car service is making a promise. work with us and we will create jobs in europe. uber says the expansion will take 40,000 cars off the road and increase passenger safety with background checks with the drivers. something it has been criticized for. a lot of news to cover. including the information about suspects in the terror raids in belgium. increased security across europe. "new day" has that and more starting now. an international fe
tom none. >> what this represents is a per version of a major religion him we are have to take them on for whatever they got. >> they are denouncing boka haram. >> boka haram unchecked is not just a threat for the entire region but the world. >> it's sometime to step in an help nigeria. >> a net blue flight cleared for takeoff barreling down the runway at full speed when it suddenly hit the brakes. a pilot on another plane reported spoke coming from the delta flight landing gear. >> there is "new day." >> good morning, welcome to your "new day. "it is monday january 19th. it's 6:00 in the east. europe is on high alert. more terror cells exposed. five belgium nationals in custody charged with
participating in a terrorist organization. plotting to target police officers specifically two other suspects detained by the french. investigators on the hunt for two accomplices in the dna bombing of that kosher grocery bombing. this as foreign pinsters gather today to talk terrorism. we begin our cover annual with cnn's phil black. he is live if brussels. what itself the latest there, phil in. >> alisyn belgium authorities request the help of police related to what they discussed last thursday. they have arrested a 33-year-old algerian man. the belgiums now want to be expedited back here. they have not released what role he has played in this plot just yet there. is in addition to the two more belgium national was have been charged in france and will be extradited here as well. all of them accused of