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but i mean, there is a line, isn't there, from the farm, and haute cuisine. they all reflect the region, hopefully. >> daniel: yeah. >> anthony: but in the best case, they're interdependent. they -- they come from each other. in fact, who cooks in the great restaurants? well farm boys, basically. that's who always cook. my deepest thanks to your mother and your father. thank you. this is cnn breaking news. 12:00 a.m. on the east coast, and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. we are following breaking news in cnn, in canada, i am george howl. >> police say there are casualties after a shooting at a mosque in quebec city. they have not confirmed how many people were killed. >> let's go to our national correspondents in new york, and what is the latest information that you have learned joining us now by phone? >> george, they are still trying to figure out this investigation, still early, and as you mentioned, this shooting
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happened over this evening, and the police can confirm there are people who died in that mosque, the quebec mosque cultural center, and we know five people are injured and are in the hospital and we know from quebec city police, at least one person has been arrested. the police department there tweeting that this is now under control and that the mosque actually has been evacuated, but, of course, still a very fluid motion at this point. we know the prime minister, justin trudeau, he expressed his condolences through social media tweeting tonight, and tonight canadians grieve for those killed in a mosque tonight, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families and this is something unfolding and we are learning all this information, and certainly sad to hear as we know people did die in this incident. >> there in new york, the nypd
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is on a raised alert given what happened. what more can you tell us about that? >> reporter: this typically happens when we have incidents like this all around the world, and whether it's terrorist related or nonterrorists related, and typically the nypd does take action and that's what we are seeing here. we know the nypd is paying special attention to mosques in the new york city area, and sending their heavily-trained and heavy-armed teams that go around the city, those teams are actually also paying particular attention to mosques overnight. again, this while just keeping a close eye on the investigation which is fluid at this point, and that's happening here in new york city. >> that happening in canada, and at the same time in the backdrop of what has been happening, tensions raised in the united states. we will stay in touch as you
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continue to learn more. and now the trump white house is pushing back against criticism of the travel ban calling it a massive success story so far but many do not agree with that. >> thousands of people came together denouncing the executive order and the travel ban bars people from seven muslim-majority countries from the country for three months. top republicans and democrats are speaking out against the ban. more from dan simon in los angeles. >> reporter: you could see a number of protesters here at the international airport at l.a.x., and it represents a small sliver of the protesters that were here earlier in the day, but as you can see, the crowd is strong and very vocal and making their displeasure known about this executive order. we were told by an immigration lawyer that there are still some people who are in detention,
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people are still detained, but we have been unable to confirm that with federal authorities, and we did hear about one person that was released who was in custody for about 24 hours, and border patrol went through her phone and looking at her photos and going through her luggage before letting her go, and that's just one of the stories we have heard, and as you can see from the crowd behind me, they are very upset about what has happened, and you have a number of lawyers also on the ground trying to assist those who may be impacted by this executive order, but given now that we have darkness, still a number of protesters here on the ground, and it's clear they don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon. dan simon, cnn, los angeles >> thank you. despite the protest president trump is defending this controversial travel ban in a statement released sunday. he said this. >> america is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression but will do so while protecting our own
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citizens and border and i have tremendous feeling for the people involved in the horrific humanitarian crisis in syria and my first priority will be to protect and serve our country but as president i will find ways to help all suffering. >> and he also stated his executive order was similar to former president barack obama's policy, a ban on visas of 2011. mr. obama's policy did not -- did impose new screening procedures, however there was never an out right ban that was implemented. >> we are hearing reaction from mr. trump's chief of staff. >> reince priebus trying to assure the country green card holders will be allowed. >> what i am suggesting to you is that customs and border control, i suspect if they have a person that is traveling back and forth to libya or somalia or
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yemen, i would suspect within their discretion they might ask a few more questions at jfk or some other airport when somebody is coming back and forth within their discretionary authority as a customs and border patrol agent. >> there was a great deal of confusion in deciding how to decipher the order. >> again, reince priebus saying the executive order stands and is affective. the u.s. senate democratic leader is among those denouncing the order. >> chuck schumer vowed to get the president's order overturned. >> this executive order -- was
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mean-spirited and unamerican. it was implemented in a way that created chaos and confusion across the country and it will only serve to embolden and inspire those around the globe who will do us harm, and it must be reversed immediately, senate democrats are going to introduce legislation to overturn this and move it as quickly as we can, and i as your senator from new york will claw, scratch and fight with every fiber of my being until these orders are overturned. >> democrats are not the only ones raising concerns. >> some top republicans in mr. trump's own party, they are now speaking out worried about how this ban could do harm and whether it could hurt the u.s. in fighting terrorism. >> i think the affect will
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probably, in some areas, give isis more propaganda. but i'm very concerned about our affect on the iraqis right now. the dominant influence in iraq today is not the united states of america. it's iran. so what will the iraqi parliament do if we are talking about the fight against extremist and isis, a battle in mosul is going on as we speak and we certainly don't need some impediment in succeeding in driving the isis out of mosul. >> john thomas joins us now, and he's a republican consultant. you are in favor of the travel ban. first i would like for you to consider the political angle. there's pushback against the executive order since it was signed and there were protests. do you think this ultimately hurts or helps the presidency of donald trump? >> i think eventually, once it
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all gets sorted out properly, i think it helps donald trump for a couple reasons. first of all, this was one of trump's main campaign promises that he wanted to fight terrorism, and he did say that he wanted extreme vetting and so the fact that he is coming through on that promise as he is sorting it all is a political win long-term, and the other is donald trump's larger message as we saw in the inaugural speech, it's time to put america first, not the world first but america first. once all the mass nations of the implementation is sorted out, americans will look and say it may not have been perfect at first but at least we have a commander-in-chief fighting for us. >> tell me about that, and you say the implementation and some of the chaos you are referring to, and what does that tell us about the skill of the trump administration at this moment in time, and it's one thing having a set of policies and it's
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another thing to implement them smoothly? >> yeah, that's one thing that the trump administration -- at least donald trump doesn't have any experience with is governing, and i think he's quickly learning you have to be careful what you do because there are ramifications to it. in defense of the trump administration, trump's chief of staff on "meet the press" this morning -- or yesterday morning, i guess, said the reason that they rolled it out as quickly as they did and didn't notify agencies this would be happening in a week, a month or six months is because they didn't want to give potential terrorists notice they could come in before it was implemented so it was kind of a sneak attack to make sure the terrorist don't sneak through knowing the ban is coming. >> one of the arguments against the ban is that it may not work to improve the security of american citizens. if you look at nationalities of
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people that carried out attacks in the past, none of them would have been prevented by the travel ban we are seeing now? >> yeah, you know, it's a good question, and it's hard to definitively say what will stop terrorism, but i think you have to view it as a healthy dose of common sense and we know there are states of sponsor terrorism, and we know in some of these cases, in the seven or eight countries that were temporarily suspended or barred from traveling to the united states, that those governments don't have national i.d. data bases in place to work with the security to vet these people. it's not a matter of wanting to vet, but they don't have the i.d. systems in place, and before we let strangers into our house we should probably know who they are and what their intentions are. >> thank you so much.
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the president's travel ban on people from seven countries, and refugees trying to enter the united states has been met swiftly with legal challenges. for more analysis on the ban, and the legal hurdles that it faces, we are now joined by legal analyst, and former prosecutor. paul, always nice to chat with you. a series of court challenges, a federal judge granting a stay of many innocent people detained and then released. >> i think now four federal courts ruled against the trump administration saying the way this was handled violates the due process clause of the constitution as well as other rights, the equal protection clause in particular under the constitution. so i think you will see other court challenges asserting those
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arguments. >> just from a legal perspective, the many people that found themselves in the middle of all of this, what recourse did they have, and what would you expect people to do about this given the confusion? >> they have very little recourse actually, and not having actually entered the united states, technically, until they clear customs, and clear immigration, there's sort of in a state of limbo, so all they can do is what many of them did and that's contact a lawyer and get into federal court to see if you can have the findings set aside. now the trump administration has said that this has only affected less than 1% of people entering the united states, and that's it's really a very small number of people that have been affected not withstanding the size of the demonstrations, and that makes sense to me because if you look at the list of countries that they selected, the seven countries, they are
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all countries that don't have a lot of commerce with the united states. there are not a lot of people traveling between libya and the united states, or somalia and the united states, and iraq, of course, is a different situation, and certainly we are not getting a lot of traffic from syria except for the refugees, so i think it's only impacted on a very small number of people on this point and it may settle down as the week goes on. >> you pointed out four federal courts involved. paul, where does this go from here? explain to our viewers as concisely as you are able to because i know it's a complicated situation, but where does this go from here? >> well, it's a very complicated situation because you have federal courts really where the different points of entry are, los angeles, new york, boston, and they are all issuing ruli s rulings. eventually those will find their way to appellant courts and e n eventually to the supreme court
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and we will have one unified ruling from the spaerupreme couf the united states. i would suggest these things are going to move quickly, and obviously they are having an impacting at airports across the country. >> thank you so much for your time and insight. >> thank you. the british foreign office is clarifying how the ban applies to uk nationals. a uk national flying from one of the seven named countries will be allowed into the u.s., and a dual citizen traveling from outside the seven countries will also be allowed in. >> the only people that may face extra challenges are dual nationals traveling from one of the seven countries, like a uk dual national traveling from libya might be checked. delta airlines' flights
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welcome back to cnn "newsroom." some world leaders are speaking out against president trump's travel ban and welcoming those turned away by the united states. >> canadian's trudeau tweeted this out. >> scotland's first minister had a similar response.
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she tweeted the prime minister must make clear our obligation to give refuge to those fleeing war, persecution and opposition to banning people based on origin or faith. and ian lee is live with reaction from the middle east now. let's start with reaction in turkey. >> reporter: well, what we are hearing really is from a tweet from the deputy prime minister, saying that refugees are welcomed in turkey, the largest refugee country. and we have not heard from the turkish government officially, and this announcement that this ban came out on a friday late, and going into the weekend here in turkey, so if we are going to hear some sort of official statement it probably would be
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today, but expect the turks could be walking on egg shells a bit, and they weren't specifically called out in this ban, and they are not part of it, and we know how donald trump reacts to even the smallest slight, so turks will be moving forward cautiously, although turks in the past, president erdogan has expressed optimism about president trump and how relations could be improved, so really right now, turks probably are just going to move through this and not make many waves. >> it's not just turkey that could be walking a tightrope here. other countries in the middle east are having to fine the appropriate reaction to this. >> reporter: the thing is when donald trump won the presidency, he was riding a bit of a wave of popularity across the entire middle east, and you had egyptian president as the first foreign leader to call and
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congratulate the president, and you had, as we said, president erdogan hoping to have better relations with donald trump, and also gulf nations who are afraid of the growing iranian threat that they perceive, and also thinking that donald trump would be stronger, but with this new ban, you are having countries, especially specific countries like iraq, and you have them saying if you are going to ban us in the united states why not ban americans in iraq. there has not been any official statement to that, although there are some members of the government who are at least expressing that view. you also have yemen coming out and saying that this just supports terror, and sews divisions and there's no ju
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justification for it, and sudan said it's unfortunate because there was a warming between sudan and the united states, and iran is upset over this, and they have summoned the u.s. interest section in tehran, and they say it's baseless and discriminatory. where there was in some arab countries, there's a bit more trepidation after this ban. >> a round up of the reactions across the middle east to the executive order and that travel ban signed by the trump administration on friday. thank you, ian. >> and around the world we are hearing such strong negative reaction to the travel ban for millions of people, in fact, around the world and in the united states we are seeing the same, and people are protesting and at the same time there are also millions of people that support what donald trump is doing, not as vocal as the opposition, and here has been
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the affect of the roll out from the children to the elderly, and we are hearing how nerve-racking it is traveling from those countries. >> the countries included, iran, iraq, syria, sudan, libya, a and -- >> i felt really shocked, very frustrated, as i said before, and i couldn't believe that we are being deported, actually. and, yes, we are under a very difficult situation, and it was very hard for us after a very long flight. >> she was waiting in line, and he saw that he was syrian, and somebody came and took him to a private room where there was people from all nationalities over there, and a person comes and he lectured how if you are from these seven countries you have to go back.
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>> i was from iraq, and i worked as an interpreter for two years, and the united states helped me to come to the united states. ironed my u.s. citizenship, and this decision of mr. trump, it's very, very offending, actually, and questioning my and my other people, you know, integrity of loving the united states. >> here's the case of an iranian mother that was reunited with her are 5-year-old son caught up in the confusion surrounding the travel ban, and he anxiously awaited his arrival, only to learn that he was one of those travelers detained. >> after-hours without answers, she finally got to hold her son in her arms again. look at that. this is part of the moment where they were reunited.
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>> on his birthday, nonetheless. it was the birthday was to be reunited with his mother. civil rights groups and volunteer lawyers are flocking to u.s. airports to help dozens of stranded people caught up in trump's travel ban, and what they are doing to get them out of legal limbo. and discussing syria, yemen and how to keep terrorism from spreading. you are watching cnn "newsroom." now with taxes and fees included. get 4 lines of unlimited lte data for 40 bucks each. all unlimited. all in! switch to t-mobile today. like their photo claims tool. it helps settle your claim quickly, which saves time, which saves money.
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and indeed around the world. >> with the headlines we are following for you this hour, police in canada say at least five people are wounded after a shooting at a mosque in quebec city. they have not yet confirmed how many people are dead in that shooting. one suspect, though, has been arrested and police say the situation is under control. we will bring you more information in just a moment here as we continue to follow this story. and mass protests have broken out across the united states in response to trump's travel ban. it bans travel from seven muslim majority countries. flying delta in the morning? i am, and may run into a few problems. a computer outage severely impacted flights across the us, and a ground stop halted all
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delta flights in the u.s. for several hours is now over, and international flights weren't affected, delta, though, says delays continue and it's working to quickly fix the system outage. cnn following the deadly mosque shooting in quebec city, and paula newton is on the way there and joins us by phone. paula is our correspondent based in canada. paula, what more do we know here? we are talking about an attack on a mosque and the prime minister called it a terrorists attack recently. what more can you tell us? >> all levels of government saying indeed this was a terrorists attack, and what has been quite frankly in a sense very profound of the impact it's having, it seems like it was a coordinated attack, and it was two gunmen that were dressed in
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black, and as you eluded to, police do not want to confirm the number of dead and we know there are people that lost their lives in there and they do not want to confirm the number and several people have been injured and apparently a couple fighting for their lives in the hospital. in terms of investigating this, we are not ruling out that there were accomplices and co-conspirators and that's what they are looking for right now, and all levels of counterterrorism working on this to try and figure out what was missed. this was an islamic society during ramadan in june did have the bloody head of a pig left on their doorstep and that act was condemned at the time, but to see it escalate in such a way, i can tell you it has shaken not just this province but the country as a whole. >> would it be fair to say from your own reporting and what you have seen, have there been raised tensions in canada? >> i wouldn't say there would be
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raised tensions. there are tensions here as there are in many different communities, and in fact canada has taken in tens of thousands of refugees, specifically syrian refugees in the last few months. i will say that especially in quebec that i know that counterterrorism officials had been following some far right groups. this is complete speculation. i am just telling you what i know that counterterrorism officials have been doing, and the problem here is that while they were monitoring their correspondents and speech, they certainly had not gotten to the point where they thought it would lead to this kind of violent confrontation, but of course this is what concerned them at the time. again, complete speculation. what is really disconcerting for police is, again, the fact it was coordinated and they had no clues. there was not heightened security at the mosque as far as i know and even with that incident, and obviously all
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places of worship have been under extra vigilance in the last few years, and they -- after that incident, of course they had been shaken, but i did not hear of any specific security measures that were taking place in that mosque after that incident in june. >> paula newton on the phone with us on the way to the scene to gather more details for us, again, paula is based in canada and bringing us some context and we will continue to stay in touch with you as we learn more. and protesters are responding to donald trump's travel ban by gathering at u.s. airports to voice their outrage. >> cnn national correspondent was at the international airport here in atlanta and has this report for us. >> reporter: it is quiet now here at one of the united states busiest airports, but sunday was a very different situation as crowds line the curb, demonstrators that gathered outside one of the airport terminal wz a clear message for
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donald trump, and they felt the latest action that called for travel restrictions, and people here called that not just unconstitutional, and also un-american, and protesters having their voice heard, and the mayor also joining the course. >> you can't be outside in the energy that is outside and not understand that people are getting it. you can identify seven countries if you want, but the fact is that this is a muslim ban and i don't believe the majority of the people in the united states of america want to see a muslim ban tied to a religious test be the standard for our country, and the only way that won't be the standard is if we step out. >> the mayor also called for accessibility for attorneys that could potentially be able to speak to some of the individuals that could be detained in atlanta, and there were 11
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individuals that were detained by authorities over the weekend but they were released, and some of the refugees that could be headed to the south still, will they be able to clear customs and will they be able to make it to their new home. cnn,atlanta. >> the american civil liberties union or aclu are stepping up to help people put in legal limbo because of the travel ban. they argued a nationwide stay to keep people from being deported. and we are joined from karen in los angeles your organization filed that lawsuit in new york within an hour of the executive order being signed? >> not that quickly, but within an hour we were hearing about reports of what was happening to individuals with valid visas, so we worked swiftly with our colleagues at the aclu, the
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international assistant project at the yale law school clinic to file a lawsuit seeking relief for everybody nationwide held in this position. >> you mention two individuals, two iraqis who were your clients, they have since been released but the lawsuit stands? >> that's right. we filed a lawsuit as a nationwide class action while this was happening, literally, like you said, hours after the executive order issued. overnight on friday, we knew that our two clients who are iraqis were being threatened with being put back on planes and being sent back to iraq, a country they left because they feared for their safety. >> and what is the legal challenge? is it just the detention at the ports of entry or a wider challenge against the executive order? >> no, it's actually a bit in between. we filed for these two gentlemen seeking it be protection for all
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individuals across the country. we do believe -- >> protection from being detained? >> from an unlawful executive order, and right now protection from being returned to countries that they had left, and they would not be safe to return to, so they can't be deported as part of the executive order. >> so if you win the lawsuit, the executive order, the substance of it falls, correct? >> partially. we believe, and we are working with our colleagues, and we need to take down the entire executive order. right now as the temporary measure, the court said nationwide nobody can be removed from the seven countries until the court sorts things out more. >> what is the substance of your legal argument going to be when the merits of the case are reviewed, though? currently we have this emergency stay, but when the merits of the case are reviewed you are effectively challenging a decision made by an american president on the grounds of
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safety and protecting u.s. citizens? >> uh-huh. we think that the executive order as a whole is unconstitutional and illegal, and i will give you a couple reasons why. first of all, there is a constitutional right that individuals can exercise freedom of religion and have free expression there of. this executive order is not grounded in findings or safety, and what the president himself and those that helped draft it like rudy giuliani are saying makes clear the naked intent is to discriminate against certain groups of people based on upon what they believe and where they are from, and that's unconstitutional. >> but the courts would have to presume what the intention of the order is when the order doesn't mention specific religions? >> it's a little more complicated than that, right? for example, right now we have a situation where the president in
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his first week of office with the stroke of a pen decided he could override laws on those that have visas put in place, and the question is whether the president has authority at all to issue these kinds of bans for people coming to the united states. >> karen of the national immigration law center, thank you very much for your views. we will of course continue to follow this closely and we will have to speak with you again in the coming days, thanks. >> thank you so much. still ahead, creating safe zones in syria and yemen. >> and president trump speaks with saudi arabia's king about how things might work. introducing otezla, apremilast. otezla is not an injection, or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently.
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and the president spoke by phone with the saudi king on sunday and the white house said they reaffirmed their country's long-standing friendship and agreed it's important to strengthen efforts to fight the spread of terrorism. >> and we are joined now from jordan. how do mr. trump and the saudi king propose to set up and enforce the safe zones? that usually requires boots on the ground, which for the u.s. is not the case, at least in syria? >> reporter: absolutely. a very complex thing, saw especially when it comes to a complicated war zone with so many different parties involved, like syria, for example, so it's easier said than done as we have seen the obama administration in the past really not pursuing that because of the complexities that are involved. we have heard the president talking about this during the campaign a few times, and seeing
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this as a solution to try and stem the exodus of refugees into europe and other parts of the world. again, it's such a complex thing to enforce. there are so many questions about how you do it, and it's going to entail a lot of planning and a significant resources to try and do that, because if you look at the threat in syria, we're talking about, for example, people creating zones where civilians would feel safe enough to not flee the country so you can't do that without enforcing a no fly zone, and the question is who is going to be doing that? who is going to enforce a no fly zone that at one point was described at extremely costly to run and operate the no fly zone in parts of syria or bordering regions according to a general a few years ago, and he said it would cost $1 billion a month to
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enforce a no fly zone, and the boots on the ground, who is going to be protecting these civilians, here? is it going to be regional troops? so a lot of questions about this and how it would be done, would this be going through the united nations, and is it going to be an agreement between different countries, because if you talk about having a no fly zone, this means that there could be a risk here of, you know, a clash when you talk about the syrian air force, the russians, so you can't really have the no-fly zone without any sort of agreement with these countries. a lot of questions, and as we have seen from these notions that are put forward by president trump, more questions really than answers at this point about how anything like this would really go forward and how it would be implemented. >> thank you very much.
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president trump and his russian counterpart talked about improving relations between the two countries during their phone call, though, there was apparently no mention of lifting sanctions that washington imposed on washington for the annexization of crimea. and let's go to claire sebastian following this story. the predicated it's too early to talk about lifting sanctions, and sanctions will remain in place for now, and what do we know about the substance of the call and where things go from here? >> yeah, absolutely, george. no mention at all of the world santion, and they were looking at restoring quote, trade and economic ties between the two countries, something that would be clearly helped by the lifting of sanctions. there are a couple other elephants in the room on this call, and no mention of all of the russian interference in the u.s. election, and no question
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at all of the nato questions, and that is a serious concern to russian nato troops on its eastern border including u.s. troops. but they did discuss other various things, nonproliferation, and the korean peninsula, and they made it a priority according to the kremlin to work together to target international terrorism, particularly isis in syria. that, they said, was the key point, and they did say that they were working towards planning a face-to-face meeting. the time and place of that not yet set. but the tone of the meeting, according to both sides, very positive and a new phase in russian and u.s. relations. >> one other thing the president pointed out, how this relationship goes still up in the air. he said how the relationship works out i won't be able to tell you until later and i had many times i thought i would get along with people and i don't like them at all, so this is
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really up for grabs says the president of the united states. >> absolutely, and i think the russians are also kind of leaving their options open and not putting too much out on the table as such, and we are seeing a fairly positive response from the russian media, and they were talking about a new tone, and there was a program anchored by a man known as the chief propaganda, and he pointed out it was mr. trump that brought up the warm attitude of the american people towards the russian people and he said that was definitely something new, and they are latching on to this supposedly warming relationship between russia and the u.s., as a new order, and the head of the foreign affairs committee, his twitter account, he tweeted that it was, you know, russia and the u.s. who are now resolving global conflicts and europe, its role is waning.
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this is very much part of the narrative here in russia at the moment. >> the predicated he wants warmer relationships but it's important to point out the divide between . and republicans and the house and senate, many of them urging caution about growing closer to russia. how is that being perceived across russia? >> well, i mean, it's interesting, george, this is another part of the narrative we have seen all along, that there are divisions in the united nations, they talk about actually there was another tweet from the same alexi push compla kov. he talked about the statistics that half of the americans agree with, half don't. he said this isn't just a difference of opinion. this is about an accuse conflict between the two sides of american society, so very much
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in russia's interests to look at dealing with the divides. >> clair sebastian, thank you for your time and insight. we're going to take a short back. when we come back a doctoral student at yale, who is concerned about trump's travel ban, why he fears he will not be allowed to finish his studies in the u.s., next. ins, and racetra. and now much of that same advanced technology is found in the audi a4. with one notable difference... ♪ the highly advanced audi a4, with available traffic jam assist. ♪ like their photo claims tool. it helps settle your claim quickly, which saves time, which saves money.
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a doctoral student from iran who attends yale is now in limbo after president donald trump's travel ban. >> ali abdi is worried he can't return to his studies in the united states and fears heading back to his homeland. becky anderson has the story. >> reporter: chaos, confusion and outrage. u.s. president donald trump's executive order has sent
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shockwaves around the world, barring citizens from thinks seven muslim-majority cunning from entering the u.s. also affected green card holders currently outside the united states, people like ali abdi, an iranian ph.d. student at yale university. he was passing through dubai. he fears he won't be able to return to america. >> you haven't yet tried to get back to the states, correct? >> i have not tried, but there are confirmed reports of iranians with green cards who have either been taken off of their plane from the point of departure, or they have been banned from entering the u.s. after they arrived. >> reporter: emotionally, how does this all make you feel? >> it makes me feel that i cannot consider u.s. home anymore. i mean, home for me is a country that i feel safety and comfortable, secure, feel
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welcomed. i cannot also go back to my home country, iran, because of being a political activist and human rights activist. the situation i am in now, compared to thousands of other people whose lives are adseriously and negatively affected by the current executive order is actually nothing. there are families who are now torn, there are kids who are taken away, i mean, already taken away from their parents. >> reporter: what is your message to president trump? >> what you are doing is not making america safe again. you are making america un-safer, because you're feeding the sentiments of racism, and also making people like me feel that america is not welcoming them anymore. i was doing my ph.d. in the u.s. and was going to contribute to american society and american public by teaching there, but now that opportunity seems to be taken away from me. >> reporter: if you can't go
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back, what does ali do next? >> i am not allowed to go to iran, or if i'm allowed, i would be in jail. over jail or yale, i chose yale. the future is not predictable. i cannot tell you for sure what would happen. >> reporter: a sense of uncertainty shared by thousands of people who have no idea what happens next. becky anderson, cnn, abu dhabi. >> between jail and yale, he says. >> yeah. the news continues right after this. justice is spelled b-o-x.hero, say hello to a powerful tool that gives you options to fit your budget. ♪ oh, i'm tied to this chair! ♪ dun-dun-daaaa! i don't know that an insurance-themed comic book is what we're looking for. did i mention he can save people nearly $600? you haven't even heard my catchphrase.
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this is cnn breaking news. >> it is 1:00 a.m. on the u.s. east coast. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. we begin with breaking news that we're following here on cnn in canada. i'm george howell. >> and i'm cyril vanier. and we're learning the canadian police are saying there are casualties after a shooting at a mosque in quebec city. at least five people are wounded. they have not yet confirmed, however, how many were killed. >> for the very latest let's go live to new york, cnn's brynn gingras is there live following the story. brynn, the prime minister just issued a statement saying we


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