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four hours from now, president trump, a high stakes trip to europe. the north korea missile launch, the vladimir putin meeting and much more on the agenda at a highly anticipated j 20 summit. welcome to "early start." >> it is wednesday, july 5th. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. good morning, everyone. just a few hours from now president trump departs on his second international trip, one that is loaded with consequence after a stop in poland the president travels on to g 20
summit in germany. an official bilateral meeting. >> this will be the first in-person meeting between the two loeaders. president trumps and putin also will discuss the launch of an icbm, a launch that has military muscle being flexed. our coverage beginnings with ryan nobles at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. president trump expected to leave here from washington today for his second foreign trip and this is a crucial one. he'll first head to poland before heading to germany for the g 20 summit and there will be a number of big issues on the table. north korea a big one after the
country firing another test missile this week, but also the meeting with vladimir putin and this meeting taking on a greater focus because both sides have announced this will be a formal bilateral meeting. that one will provide a much more focused meeting and it could be an indication that both sides are open to better diplomatic tie. there will be a number of topics on the table. u.s. officials are expected to bring up the conflicts in syria and ukraine, but the president is not expected to talk to putin about russia's alleged attempt to meddle in the u.s. election. one thing that both leaders will likely talk about though is north korea and president putin at a press conference with the president of china on tuesday where they talked about settling the situation and putin specifically talked about his concern about the deployment of more u.s. weapons in south korea. >> all right. thank you for that.
officials have reason to hope president trump's second european trip will be smoother than his visit in may. that was marked by awkward body language and the president scolding world leaders for not meeting their nato obligations. the pop you list government is expected to roll out the red carpet. cnn's melissa bell joins us from warsaw. does the president face a warm welcome or a cold shoulder in europe? >> reporter: no, he had faced skeptics back in may. this time he's beginning this trip with a friendly government. this is a populist government which shares many of his views. it is anti immigrant. it is concerned about supernational organizations and all over warsaw you'll see signs encouraging people to come out
to hear donald trump's first european speech which is what's on the agenda. the government has apparently promised president trump that he will get a warm welcome and very few protests. war sa is hardly a new pit stop for american presidents. it is unusual that they should hit warsaw before berlin but this is a different administration. donald trump will be the eighth sitting president to come through warsaw. what's different perhaps this time is the nature of the america administration and the nature of the government here receiving him. until now american presidents have come to celebrate the lifting of the shackles ever since 1989 whether they've been democrat or republican. this time it is a populist government being received here by a populist administration and all of this being very closely watched of course by brussels. very harsh words for the way the polish government has been
seeking to get its hands both on the free press in this country and on the independent judiciary, so donald trump's words will be closely watched by brussels and watched by the host. the polls are looking to look for reassurances on nato, the fact that donald trump is committed to the article 5 of the treaty that guarantees mutual help in case of aggression and promises on energy. they want natural gas for the united states. they want more of that to lessen their dependence on russia. >> and with that notion of the free press, you wonder if the president will stray from the script and mention his war on the media here in the united states. we'll check back with you next hour. thank you. all right. the u.n. security council set to meet in emergency session today at the request of the united states. the meeting in response to north korea's launch of what military analysts now think was a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile. claims to have tested a new
missile as an independence day gift to the united states. >> north korea leader kim jong-un says he won't negotiate over his ballistic programs until the u.s. ends what he calls its quote hostile policy and nuclear threat against the north. in response, the test the u.s. and south korea say they conducted a joint ballistic missile drill. and the secretary of state has released a statement calling the north koreaian test a new escalation. he says quote, global action is required to stop a global threat. we want to turn to andrew stevens monitoring the situation from hong kong. i wonder what are the suite of options, the new option for this global response to a global threat? >> well, the short answer is limited, christine. this is no doubt a significant escalation of tensions globally now from that missile firing
from north korea. and we saw very quickly the response from the u.s. and south korea. they launched those missiles in south korea and sent a warning saying these missiles are to show you ef precision targeting military hardware which can take out and affect the enemy leadership as they call it. so the tensions are escalating. the rhetoric is escalating there as well. kim jong-un continues to say that he will continue to develop his program. he called as you said this missile a gift to the u.s. he said he wants more gifts, both big and small to be sent to the u.s. so he's continuing on his path. what can be done, military options seems to be ruled out by most people, economic leverage can be applied by china but china at this stage has showed no interest in ratcheting up the economic leverage it has over
north korea which leaves negotiations and that's where we are at the moment. we've got the u.n. security council meeting. there may be further sanctions and of course we have the g 20 meeting later this week where north korea will once again be discussed and that's where you'll get that truly global response to north korea. >> andrew, the president is going to meet with leaders from china, south korea, and japan at that meeting. jinping met with vladimir putin ahead of those meetings. what can you tell us about that? >> they issued a joint statement. they didn't outright condemn what north korea has done but they did as they have always done, say that north korea has to abide by u.n. security resolutions which is clearly oobvious that they're not doing this. and this is a repeat of earlier policy, they put their plan on the table for the nuclear -- to try and deescalate the nuclear situation and basically that
plan is consisting of making sure that the u.s. and south korea stop their military exercises in return, north korea puts a freeze on its development program and then the two sides come together for talks. now, we saw the response that the u.s. and south korea to that call which was to launch missiles so more combined action there and north korea's leader showing no signs of stepping back from his plans either. so at this stage, christine, there's a lot of talk and an enormous amount of daylight between the parties involved in trying to deal with this nuclear issue on the peninsula. >> all right. thank you. nice to see you. a lot to unpack there. just hours after the missile test trump spoke to veterans. he never mentioned north korea by name but listen to this comment. a lot of people are interpreting it as a message for kim jong-un.
>> our country is doing really, really well. no matter where you look, the economy is blazing and on every front we're doing well and we do have challenges, but we will handle those challenges, believe me. >> president told the veterans he is privileged to serve as their commander in chief and promised them he would always have their backs. the trump administration getting tough on the top trading partners. those companies are working out trade deals without the u.s. japan and the eu to make a trade deal. the japanese prime minister abe says it's important to wave the flag of free trade in response to global moves towards protectionism. this deal could be bad news for some u.s. entries like automobiles because it discards high tariffs on japanese cars and removes on to cals for auto
makers in japan. this is happening, the eu and japan would create a trade black to nafta. mexico is looking for new economic alliances, enter china. china's ambassador says it's ready to talk about a free trade agreement. president trump has targeted both china and mexico with steep tariffs. heel meet with leaders from those countries on friday. what you hear again and again is they're looking toward a post american global trade architecture, you know, that -- >> what are the consequences? if you're an american business that do rely on mexico? >> there are dangerous implications and i'm expecting that the united states will put tariffs on steel. we don't know if it's going to be particular countries or if it's going to be -- what that's going to look like.
>> how might that impact the chinese. >> and how might that affect american farmers if they put tariffs on american products too. there's a lot to be done here on the trade front here and i think you'll see a lot of developments over the coming days. all right. more states refusing to cooperate with the president's voter fraud panel. now the issue is headed to court. more on that ahead on "early start." introducing the new sleep number 360™ smart bed. the only bed smart enough to change sleep as we know it. it senses your every move and automatically adjusts on both sides to keep you comfortable. and snoring.... does your bed do that? right now save on sleep number 360™ smart beds. plus, it's the lowest prices of the season with savings of $500 on our most popular p5 bed. ends sunday.
we're following breaking news. here in new york city a 12-year veteran of the new york city police department is clinging to life after getting shot in her command vehicle after midnight. the officer was based if h the bronx and are calling this an unprovoked attack. the officer was raced to the hospital and said to be in extremely critical condition. the gunman was killed by responding officers. a person thought to be a bystander was also shot and is in stable condition. we'll have more information as it comes in. all right. the user behind that trump cnn
body slam video is apologizing. president trump tweeted the video clip on his personal account with the caption fraud news cnn. it shows him tackling a man with a cnn logo imposed on his head. now the user who claimed credit for first issuing that video has apologized for that video and other offensive content he posted. >> he says i am not the person who the media claims to be in real life. never really meant any of the hateful things in that post. it was not meant to be a call to violence against cnn or any other news affiliation. >> the apology comes after cnn was able to identify the user and contact him. cnn does not identifying this user because of the apology and his promise not to repeat the behavior on social media.
>> so he has apologized. your turn, mr. president. meanwhile the voter fraud facing its first legal challenge. the privacy group epic filing an emergency motion in federal court for a temporary restraining order. they're trying to block the administration's request for all 50 states to turn over the personal data of all registered voters. the court has given the white house until today to respond. also developing this morning the head of the voter fraud commission, kansas secretary of state accused of violating federal ethics law. a civil rights group filing a lawsuit claiming he improperly used his role on the commission to promote his current candidacy for governor of kansas. he denies any wrong doing. at last count 44 states are not complying with the commission's request for voter data. no official word yet from florida, nebraska, arkansas, illinois, hawaii and new jersey. we also want to clarify a part of this story we reported
yesterday. colorado, and tennessee and they have issued statements that commend the commission's work, but we should clarify that does not mean they're handing over all the information being requested here. we apologize for any confusion on that one. all right. qatar has now responded to a list of demands from gulf nations which have broken off ties over a number of concerns. it's a good thing we brought the tablets huh?
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list of demands presented to them by those gulf nations. the deadline to respond had already been extended. l >> reporter: good morning, dave and we've heard from the saudi led alliance saying they've received that response that qatar handed over to the media to kuwait. they are reviewing it and they will respond in a timely fashion. now, we don't really know what the exact contents of that letter, that response from qatar actually is, but we heard from the moforeign minister here sayg their response in his words were within the context of international law and in a way that preserves the kompbsoverei of qatar and they will not be agreeing to comply with that list of demand at least in the form that came out in about ten days ago nearly two weeks now. but he also reiterated what
we've heard from them all along saying that that list of demands is unrealistic, that it has nothing to do with combatting terrorism and that it was targeting qatar's foreign policy and the sovereignty of this country. he says now qatar has done its role, they have handed their response and the ball is in the court of the saudi led alliance and their foreign ministers meeting today in cairo to decide what the next steps are and we'll have to see what comes out of that. qatar again emphasizing their position saying they are open for dialog and that is the only way they say to resolve a crisis like this, dave. >> many people that blockade was merely a smoke screen. a vatican owned pediatric hospital in rome is offering to care for charlie gard. it's in an effort to prevent the hospital from turning huoff his
life support. they want to bring him to the united states for an experimental treatment. such a sad story from beginning to end here and charlie gard's parents still hoping that they will be the once who will be able to decide how to care for him. >> exactly. but the fact is in this country, it's the child's interests that come first. and so when you have parents and doctors disagreeing as they have over his treatment, it goes to the courts and the courts have all sided with the doctors and i think that's a fundamental difference that came up in the court case. one of the witnesses said there is a cultural difference between the u.k. and the u.s. the u.s. where there's the money they will try any treatment possible and what charlie's parents is for him to go to the united states and have this bypass therapy. it has helped other children
with similar strains of his very rare genetic disease but not his actual strain and even the u.s. specialist offering it says it cannot reverse his brain damage. all the specialists in the uk say it would be futile. he should not be treated if it is just for the purposes of medical science and won't actually help him at all. now, we understand the mother asked the vatican hospital whether she could transfer the baby there and they were told that she could not. i think you can rest assured that doctors will be trying to construct an end of life plan which the parents can agree on so that the life support machine withdrawal of treatment happens gradually and that the parents can be a part of that process and accept that process. but it is of course an incredibly sad story and there is no further legal recourse for charlie's parents. >> a little boy whose story has captivated the world, no
president trump getting ready to head to europe for his first g 20 in just a few hours. he and vladimir putin already have plenty to discuss. now they take on the missile launch. a complicated mix. welcome back to "early start." did you stay up for the fireworks last night? >> i did not so maybe we should show them. i had to go to bed. >> yeah, we didn't stay up. you probably didn't stay up since it's 4:29 eastern time.
this is the skies above new york city late last night. just a few short hours ago. it's beautiful. >> it really is. i kind of wish i would have stayed up. now to the dire circumstances around the globe. president trump departs on his second international trip, one that is loaded with consequence. after a stop in poland the president travels on to the g-20 summit in germany and there he'll sit down with vladimir putin for an official bilateral meeting. it will not be the kind that would signal russia has a ways to go before the u.s. would reward it with a formal sitdown. >> this will be the first in-person meeting between the two leaders and the first official bilateral meeting between a u.s. and russian president in nearly two years. presidents trump and putin also likely to discuss north korea's test of a probable icbm, a launch that now has the u.s. and south korea flexing their military muscle. more on that in just a moment. our coverage of mr. trump's trip
begins with ryan nobles at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. president trump expected to leave here from washington today for his second foreign trip. this is a crucial one. he'll first head to poland before heading to germany for the g-20 summit and there will be a number of big issues on the table. north korea of course a big one after the country firing another test missile this week, but also the meeting with vladimir putin and this meeting taking on a much greater focus because both sides have announced that this will be a formal bilateral meeting. that will provide much more public focus to this meeting and it also could be an indication that both sides are open to better diplomatic ties. there will be a number of topics on the table even though the agenda hasn't officially been set. u.s. officials are expected to bring up the conflicts in syria and ukraine, but the president is not expected to talk to putin about russia's alleged attempt to meddle in the u.s. election. one thing that both leaders will likely talk about though is
north korea and president putin at a press con for instance with president xi of china on tuesday where they talked about settling the korean situation and putin specifically talked about his concern about the deployment of more u.s. weapons in south korea. dave and christine? >> ryan nobles at the white house. the u.n. security council is set to meet in emergency session today at the request of the united states. the meeting in response to north korea's launch of what military analysts think was a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile. they claim to have tested it as an independence day gift to the u.s. kim jong-un says he won't negotiate over his nuclear programs until the u.s. ends what he calls its hostile policy and nuclear threat against the north. the u.s. and south korea say they conducted a joint ballistic
missile drill. rex tillerson has released a statement calling the north korean test a new escalation as a threat to the u.s. and the world. tillerson says quote, global action is required to stop a global threat. let's turn to andrew stevens monitoring the situation from hong kong. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, the latest is we saw those missile tests coming from the south koreaians and americans in south korea which was a direct retaliation for that missile launch by north korea and very clearly the south koreans saying we're showing our military capability to perform precision strikes on the enemy leadership. so that's a very clear message coming from the south koreans. on other fronts the united nations security council having an emergency meeting later this wednesday to talk about north korea's actions and what could be done. whether there could be more sanctions in the pipeline. we also heard from president xi
and vladimir putin in moscow saying that the best way forward -- the only way forward is dialog. so there's a lot of talk at the moment. also a lot of daylight between -- between the chinese, the russians and the americans on what the best way forward is. donald trump has been leaning on -- on china to try to do more economic leverage. chinese showing no interest at this stage. chinese certainly can. 90% of north korea's international trade is actually done with china. so china does hold significant chips here but they're not planning to use them at this stage. >> yeah, trade actually up between china and north korea. 37% in the first quarter but you mentioned discussions between china and russia ahead of the g-20. what came out of that? >> well, it was more of the same in that the chinese and the russians have been saying particularly the chinese, that dialog has to begin and the steps towards that dialog to get
the u.s. and the north koreans to the negotiating table is a, for the north koreans to freeze their program, to freeze their missile and nuclear program and b, for the americans and the south koreans to stop doing these joint military exercises. vladimir putin talking about this buildup of military assets. he's referring to the missile detection system which the chinese are also deeply deeply angry about. they say it's just a way for the u.s. to spy on china. so that's another thing that needs to be dismantled really for the north koreans and the u.s. to start these talks. but just from the actions from the americans in south korea immediately after putin and xi had said this at a press conference, they were totally ignored basically. they went ahead with these missile tests so really at this stage, as i said, the daylight between the key players is
pretty big. >> yeah. a lot of dispute over the reason for the missile systems presence there in south korea. andrew stevens, live for us. thanks so much, sir. the hope that the second european trip will be smoother than his debut in may. that was marked by some awkward body language. >> this time the president starts his trip in poland where the populist government is expected to roll out the red carpet for president trump. melissa, does the president face a warm welcome or the cold shoulder in europe? >> reporter: almost certainly for the first leg of this trip, christine, a warmer welcome than he's had in the past in europe and that's because he's chosen poland not because american presidents haven't come before, but because he's coming here first before going to london, before going to berlin, before
meeting with what had been the united states more traditional staunch allies and of course it's no surprise. it is a populist government that is in charge here in poland and that is considerably worried brussels. it starts on things like immigration. its attitude to the free press, the government control that it's trying to bring to poland's judiciary. all of these things that have ruffled feathers in brussels and they've been sounding the alarm bells on. but president trump will therefore share a good deal with the government here. he also shares concerns about immigration, for instance, supernational organizations and yet what he says here will be so closely watched partly because the hosts of president trump are very much hoping him to commit absolutely clearly to that clause 5 of the nato treaty that calls for mutual cooperation on foreign aggression. poland shares a border with
russia and is extremely concerned about that and almost anything donald trump can say to go in the way of nato, to go in the way of his hosts here to commit to that mutual help will ruffle feathers in moscow. so too will his commitment to provide poland with greater energy, therefore allowing it to lessen its dependence on moscow and this ahead of that crucial meeting that you mentioned a moment ago with vladimir putin. so his words will be extremely closely watched when he makes that speech here tomorrow and this is after all a president who is not known for sticking to the script, but clearly, the reception here will be much warmer than it will in hamburg. there are signs all over warsaw calling for people to come out to welcome the american president and to hear him speak. so i think you're likely to see larger crowds and fewer protests here in warsaw certainly than you will in hamburg. >> interesting. all right. the president's wheels up in just about three hours. like most things the
today. i can't wait. the uncertain future of fed intends to sell off the trillions of dollars it bought up during the recession and plans to begin the end of the year, but her term is up in february and president trump has not said whether he would nominate her for a second term so the central bank doesn't want to start its new plan before a new fed chair steps in. it will also show if it will hike interest rates again this year. so far it has raised rates twice this year. it affects borrowing and ofkts credit cards auto loans, mortgages and savings account. a 12-year veteran of the new york city police department is clinging to life after getting shot in her car. police are calling it an unprovoked attack. the officer was based in the bronx. she was raced to the hospital and said to be in extremely
critical condition. the gunman was killed by responding officers, a person thought to be a bystander also shot in stable condition. we'll have more information as it comes in. president trump's voter fraud commission is facing its first legal challenge. the privacy group epic filing an emergency motion in federal court for a restraining order. they're trying to block the administration's request for all 50 states to turn over the personal data of all registered voters. the court has given the white house until today to respond. also developing this morning the head of the voter fraud commission, kansas secretary of state accused of violating federal ethics law. a civil rights group filing a lawsuit claiming he improperly used his role on the commission to promote his current candidacy for the governor of kansas. he denies any wrong doing. at least count 44 states are not complying with the request
for voter data. meanwhile right here in our backyard, the weiner and still champion joey chestnut, the man they call jaws downing a record, 72 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes to win the annual nathan's hot dog eating contest. >> doesn't he dunk it in water so he can get it down? that's just disgusting. >> broke his own record of 70 last year. took home the mustard belt. chestnut is a legend in the world of competitive eating. he's won this contest ten times. we have to mention on the women's side, sudo won her fourth straight nathan's title. >> okay. that is really funny. >> she took down 41 hot dogs and buns. look, the gender gap, a long way
to go in the world of competitive eating. we are bigger pigs, no question about that. >> that is a gap i don't need to close. it just grosses me out. >> i just wanted to -- we're bigger pigs. >> you can keep that gap. you're not interested in covering that. i will be live any time. all right. could this be the beginning of the end for the gasoline engine? the first major auto maker is going all electric. we'll tell you who on cnn money stream, next. are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ♪
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good morning to you. any idea what's in this response? >> reporter: well, dave, the government here, the foreign minister would not disclose the content of that letter in which they responded to that list of 13 demands. they handed over that letter to kuwait and now we've had confirmation from the saudi led saying they have received that letter and they're reviewing qatar's response and they will respond in time. basically, we've heard from the government here saying it is -- they will not be releasing the contents saying it is up to kuwait, the mediator here to do so. but the foreign minister hinted at what their response really entailed and he said that basically it was within the lines of international laws and in the context of preserving qatar's sovereignty, yet another hint from him that they will not
be agreeing to that list of sweeping demands that he again described as unrealistic and again said that the lust proves what they've said all along since the start of the crisis, this is not about funding terrorism, rather this is these countries, the bigger and stronger neighbors trying to push it to change its foreign policy and strip it of its sovereignty. he says now they've done their part and the ball is in the hands of the saudi led block. it is up to them to decide what the next steps are. they are insisting that the only way to resolve a crisis like this is through dialog and they say that they are ready to do that, dave. >> live for us in qatar. thank you. a vatican owned pediatric hospital is offering to care for terminally ill ten month old charlie gard. it's an effort to prevent doctors in london from turning off his life support allowing his parents to decide his fate. we'll go live to new york but
this is about what the courts are ruling here. the courts in the uk, they are essentially speaking for little charlie gard. >> exactly. because in the uk if you have a situation where the parents and the doctors disagree over a child's care then it goes to the courts and this has gone all the way through the court system. all of those courts have agreed with the doctors and the medical experts who have testified to them, who say this treatment is flo not going to reverse charlie's brain damage, it is going to be futile. the parents are clutching at straws and you can understand their desperation and they just want to try it out. but the judges basically have said, you know, it might benefit medical science, it's not going to benefit charlie. it is in charlie's best interest if treatment is removed, if he is taken off the ventilator and even his parents have agreed
that his quality of life as it currently is with severe brain damage, you can't tell whether his brain is actually functioning, he has no muscle capacity, very weak organs, that it is not worth sustaining. this offer from the vatican, we understand that the mother called the vatican hospital to see if there could be a transfer, but they were told that charlie needed to stay where he was. but the fact of the matter is there is no legal recourse anymore. the life support will be removed, but it will be done in a way they hope that they can create a end of life care plan that the parents can be as much on board as possible. >> you've got to feel for those parents and everyone involved in this sad story. thank you. okay. u.s. air strikes have been instrumental in the campaign against isis in raqqa.
mohammed lela had exclusive access to george w. bush and got some insight into the air and sea war in syria. >> reporter: they're the unseen faces in the war on isis. america's fighter pilots, 30,000 feet in the sky, providing critical air support to troops down below. we were given exclusive access to the uss george h.w. bush. home to fighter jets and the pilots who fly them. >> take a look around. you can see the massive fire power that's all around us. this is the most advanced ship in the entire u.s. fleet. in fact, just from this runway to my side, they launch anywhere from 12 to 20 air strikes against isis targets every single day. >> it's a unique experience for sure. >> reporter: scott spoke to us
down below with the engineers working around the clock. for him the hardest part of the job isn't actually the job, it's being away from his wife and two young daughters for seven months straight. >> how do you stay in touch? >> via e-mail, pictures, occasional phone calls, but while we're underway there's no skype, chat, face time, anything like that. so it's very challenging. >> reporter: the ship runs like a small town powered by twin nuclear reactors. with a crew of 5,000 on board there's always activity. with launches during the day and with infrared lighting at night. by the time their deployment is over, the military says the pilots on board will have dropped more than a million pounds of bombs in iraq and syria. >> at the end of the day, we need to ensure that we're putting bombs in the correct positions to take out isis. >> reporter: but that hasn't always happened. the pentagon has been dogged by
accusations that its air strikes have killed hundreds of innocent civilians since the campaign began three years ago. one monitoring group says that number is well over 1,000. the u.s. military maintains that it takes quote, extraordinary measures to mitigate the loss of civilian life. an admiral in the u.s. navy's fifth fleet, he spoke to us while f-18s were taking off below. >> war is not a clean business and some of the times a motorcycle or a car can come into an area where the weapons fall. >> reporter: most air strikes are planned days, even weeks in advance, but right up until the last second a pilot can abort the mission if they see unusual activity on the ground. >> when something comes up and they see someone who they haven't identified on the ground, they know we're not going to drop that bomb and that bomb can wait maybe an hour, maybe another day, maybe another week. >> reporter: for the pilots on board it's a responsibility
weighing heavily on thoeir shoulders knowing their decision can mean life or death. >> all right. great reporting there. thank you for that. let's get a check on money strooem this morning. the u.s. is set to open lower potentially. investors today will be waiting for these minutes of the feds' june meeting. they're waiting for the details of the balance sheet reduction. today is also the first full trading day of the second half of the year. a great year so far for wall street. up 8%. the tech heavy nasdaq up 14%. officials are lifting the laptop ban on two more airlines. turkish airways and emirates airlines can now carry their laptops on board. the concern was the devices could conceal explosives.
last week the ban was lifted from airways after it began tougher security measures. volvo is saying good-bye to gasoline engines. starting 2019 all new volvos will be all electric. volvo is the first major auto maker to abandon the internal combustion engine. that's because auto makers say electric is the future. sales overall by the way of autos are slowing and auto makers face increasing competition from companies like tesla. tesla's market value is bigger than ford, general motors or bmw. volvo has a chinese parent company and in china they're pushing for more electric cars on the road because of the pollution. so the leadership here may actually be one of those
examples where china is the leader here. >> imagine that. that's where we are. and you mentioned ford and gm. front page story in the new york times. car makers cut american jobs as sales slump six straight months. it is a scary industry right now. much more on the massive g-20 meetings ahead as "early start" continues right now. less than three hours from now president trump wheels up for a high stakes trip to europe. the north korean missile launch, the vladimir putin meeting and more. we are live this morning in london, poland, hong kong and qatar on the president's trip and more. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> that's no ordinary half hour. >> i'm dave briggs. it's wednesday, july 5th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east and just a few hours from now president trump departs on his second international trip, one
that is loaded with consequence. after a stop in poland the president travels on to the g-20 summit in germany and he'll sit down with vladimir putin for an official bilateral meeting as we've now learned. it will not be an informal meeting, the kind that would signal russia has a ways to go before the u.s. would reward it with a formal sitdown. >> this would be the first official bilateral meeting between a u.s. and russian president in nearly two years. presidents trump and putin also likely to discuss north korea's test of a possible icbm. a launch that has the u.s. and south korea flexing their military moment. more on that in a moment but our coverage begins with ryan nobles at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. president trump expected to leave here from washington today for his second foreign trip and this is a crucial one. he'll first head to poland before heading to germany for the g-20 summit and there will be a number of