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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com these are the kind of things the world needs to focus on. >> welcome to our viewers around the world. already in progress in hamburg, germany. the u.s. president donald trump and canadian prime minister justin trudeau. the women's evntrepreneuentrepr summit. >> this is the efforts that have been the greatest potential to
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close gender gaps and eliminate barriers to gender equality and help achieve sustainable goals. we know helping women around the world is not just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do. the people collected here indicate that with the weight of contributions we're making, but also this tremendous commitment. i would be remiss not to talk about the fact as we are helping individuals, women and girls, in the developing world, there is still much to do at home. that's why initiatives like the u.s./canada with women business leaders and entrepreneurs launches by donald trump and i with the help of ivanka trump back in the early spring has already begun to ensure we are helping and recognizing developing and developed
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countries need to focus on women's success if we are going to create the opportunities and success we all need. merci. >> justin, thank you very much. we have a great neighbor in canada and justin is doing a spectacular job in canada. everybody loves him and they love him for a reason. congratulations on the job you're doing. i want to thank also chancellor merkel for what she has done here. it's been really incredible the way things have been handled. nothing's easy. so professionally and without much interruption despite a few people. they seemed to follow your g20s
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around. you have been amazing and done a fantastic job. thank you very much, chancellor. i'm truly glad and very proud to be here today to announce historic initiative to help transform millions of lives -- millions and millions -- a lot of great, great women out there with tremendous entrepreneurial spirit and talent and provide new hope to these women from countless communities all across the world. women in both developing and developed countries represent tremendous promise for economic growth and prosperity. when more women participate in the work force which, by the way, will be a lot more competition for people like me prior to becoming a politician. it's a lot of competition. talented competition. but the world economy will grow
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and millions of people will be lifted out of poverty. millions and millions of people. jobs. critical investments we are announcing today will help advance the economic empowerment of women around the world. as i said in poland on thursday and poland was so terrific to me and such great people. empowering women is a core value that binds us together. i'm very proud of my daughter ivanka. always have been from day one. i have to tell you that. from day one. she has always been great. champion. she's a champion. if she weren't my daughter, it would be so much easier for her. might be the only bad thing she has going if you want to know the truth. i'm proud of ivanka who is a forceful advocate for women
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entrepreneurialship. i want to thank you, ivanka, for the great work you are doing in addition to the great work you have done over the last few weeks and months working so hard to help everybody. heavyi helping the chancellor. you are helping women all over the world. i want to thank you. thank you very much. i also want to thank world bank president my friend. kim. great guy. really great guy. i might have appointed him, but i didn't. he would be a great appointment. and the founding donor countries for their support. we had tremendous support from so many countries. chancellor merkel and ivanka, this is a vision that has now become a reality. a strongly funded reality. thank you for all your efforts and your dedication to this very critical issue. i love it because so many jobs
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even beyond women, the women will be creating initiatives and businesses. that means jobs for people. we applaud everyone involved in the wonderful and meaningful project and president kim told me just recently this is one of the most significant fund raising efforts for women entrepreneurs that has ever happened in history. there is nothing even close. that's a really great achievement. i'm pleased to announce today that our administration will also make a substantial contribution. and around the world women face numerous barriers running their businesses and including access to capital and maybe almost as importantly, access to mentors. the facility will help remove the barriers and open up doors of opportunity so women may live and work to their full
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potential. i know what that potential is. it is unlimited. by investing in women around the world, we are investing in families. we are investing in prosperity and investing in peace. with the $50 million commitment, the united states will continue to lead the world stage in developing policies to empower women financially in our modern economy. i just want to congratulation everybody. this has been a really difficult one, but once it got going, it was about women and it took off beyond what anybody thought. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank everybody here. chancellor, thank you. your leadership is absolutely incredible. very inspiring. very much, everybody. >> the u.s. president donald trump there at the event that has been headlined by ivanka trump to promote women's
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economic empowerment as an integral part of the g20 process. the goal is reduce the gender employment gap by 25% by 2025. it is called the 25 by 25. this goal of this event to basically provide money, loans and technical assistance and mentorship to women in developing countries and around the world. >> the united states pledging $50 million there. you heard president trump give a nod to angela merkel who is also in the room and part of the initiative. so many countries giving millions to help women achieve economic equality in all areas of the world. very positive event here with something they hope to take very, very far with helping empower women. let's bring in nic robertson now. he is in hamburg. he has been listening to the event and talking about what else is on tap today.
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it was nice to see ms. merkel and donald trump there sharing the lecturn and wishing each other well. before the event, we were not sure how they would get along. nic. >> reporter: we think back and angela merkel here said these events at the g20 don't happen over a couple of days. a lot of work goes into it. we know angela merkel went out of her way early earier this ye sort of get donald trump on page on this message. he talked this was a hard thing at the beginning to get going. angela merkel invited his daughter ivanka trump to an important women's forum. she sat next to christine legarde. it was a significant invite for
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merkel to invite ivanka here to get the ball rolling. it provided a significant role for merkel. ivanka trump can draw support from donald trump and show progress is being made. substantial progress. we heard christine legarde showing the support for women which is hugely important in the emerging markets and developing world. it shows this can help the role of women and help as president trump said to bring peace and stability as well. one of the other speakers talked about the value of the money that is contributed. $50 million by the u.s. other funds from saudi arabia, united arab emirates. one speaker said for about $1,000, you can educate a woman
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to take an entrepreneurial role. they have 300,000 women they would like to do that. this money is important. they need to build on it and put more money into it. one key thing and this was amplified by president kim and christine le garde. through the digital environment, there is a way for mentorship. the digital environment is a huge impact for women. not just the money, but the back up going online. women will access mentors. christine legarde and president kim saying they will be on tap for that. expertise and help will be needed. this is what they are talking about. it has been a big lift for angela merkel and it is something she thought strategically about to get donald trump on board and she has done that through with the help of ivanka trump and president trump with his praise of his daughter. this is the sort of thing angela
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merkel want toed to do to bring president trump center stage with the world financial leaders here. give him a stake. give him a role. show he is taking the lead and this is the leadership that angela merkel has been sort of trying to build around the g20. >> you mentioned ivanka trump. this is the role she wanted to play. help her father do more s more things to help women. i want to talk about mr. trump's meeting with theresa may of the uk. let's play a clip from the meeting and then we'll talk about it. >> i'd like to thank the prime minister for being with us. we had tremendous talks. there's no country that could possibly be closer than our countries. and i just want to say thank you
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very much. we are working on a trade deal which is a very big deal. great for both countries. i think we'll have to done quickly. we have all of our trade people. we have wilbur ross with us. we have all of the trade people. rex and i had a tremendous meeting yesterday with president putin. we had really great meetings with a lot of people. we have a lot today. prime minister may and i have developed a very special relationship. i think trade will be a very big factor between our countries. i want to thank you very much. >> mr. president, did the russians spy about your meeting yesterday? >> mr. president? >> i won't be going to london. >> when will you be going? >> we will work it out. >> there you have it.
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donald trump saying a lot of nice things about theresa may. nic. >> reporter: absolutely. this has become the format with president trump. it was noticeable yesterday. he mentioned this wonderful meeting he had with vladimir putin and u.s. secretary of state tillerson. it was no provided on camera follow-up to it. no opportunity on camera for journalists to ask questions. this has become the format now. rex tillerson did answer questions, but it was on audio tape. in these environments, you hear so many shouted questions on the pressing issues of did president putin really -- did you really accept president putin's no meddling. he did not answer that, but he was clear on the british issue. this was an important meeting for the british prime minister
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theresa may theresa m. she has pushed the european union that britain can alone do hugely important trade deals that will benefit britain in the future. you heard president trump echoing that. yes, we can do trade deals with britain and quickly with the caveat on the quickly. britain is not able and entitled to go about making trade deals of this nature until it is out of the eu which is expected to be about two years from now. that was the message that theresa may will be able to take home to london and feel good about it. she is embattled politically back home just having done very poorly in the elections that she called. natalie. >> nic robertson in hamburg, gener germa germany. nic, thank you. still ahead on "newsroom" we continue to follow the g20 summit.
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protesters near the g20 are handling the fire. and trump and putin meet face-to-face at the summit. is this a new beginning for relations with the u.s. and russia? we go live to moscow for more on that. stay with us. you are watching "cnn newsroom" live from atlanta. if you have medicare
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you get a sense on the streets this in hamburg, germany. protests near the g20 summit on friday. anti-capitalists tried to disrupt the talks by leaders and they were met by police officers. >> some threw rocks and bottles at police. 213 officers have been injured since thursday trying to keep the peace. more than 100 people have been arrested. >> demonstrators set fire to the streets and looted shops. that is when special forces intervened with tear gas and a water cannon. >> our frederik pleitgen was in the middle of it all. >> reporter: on the sidelines of the g20 summit. protesters want to disrupt the
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summit. some saying they want to make it inside the secure perimeter. as you can see, right now what is going on is the police firing water cannon trucks at people who set barricades on fire. that is something we have been seeing throughout the evening and continues well into the night. the clashes here are very, very heavy. they sort of pinpoint actions of protesters against the police. then during the evening what happened is things escalated. many people were arrested and the police also saying that dozens of their own officers were injured in the clashes that took place. not just on friday, but of course on thursday as well. fred pleitgen, cnn, hamburg. >> trump and putin meet face-to-face on friday.
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>> there was a lot to discuss. syria, ukraine and the alleged meddling in the u.s. election. cnn's michelle kosinski reports that russian and u.s. officials have different versions of how the meeting went. >> president putin and i have been discussing various things. i think it is going very well. >> reporter: the handshakes were public. the meeting private. the briefing afterwards. no cameras allowed. secretary of state rex tillerson detailing the first trump/putin face-to-face meeting played out. >> the president opened the meeting with president putin by raising the concerns of the american people regarding russian interference in the 2016 election. they had a very robust and lengthy exchange on the subject. president putin denied such involvement. >> reporter: tillerson said trump pressed putin more than
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once on cyber meddling, but moved on to avoid it being an argument. russian foreign minister had a different version of events. >> translator: president trump heard putin's clear statements that this is not true and the russian government did not interfere in the elections and he accepts these statements. >> reporter: the white house responded saying there was no acceptance of the russian view. really only trump, putin and top diplomats and translators know exactly what happened. >> was it brought up where he said some people in my country are exaggerating or pushing this narrative and you know we need to bring this to an end. i know for sure despite what i said that you were involved and this has to stop. did he say there would be consequences. all of that detail is missing. we may never find out. >> reporter: on thursday in poland, president trump would not say for certain if russia was responsible.
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>> could have been a lot of people. >> reporter: and tillerson was asked if trump if russia did meddle. tillerson did not answer the question. he called the meeting a good start and constructive. >> the two leaders i would say connected very quickly. there was a very clear positive chemistry between the two. i think again and i think the positive thing i observed and i had many, many meetings with president putin before. there was not a lot of relitigating of the past. >> delighted to meet you personally, mr. president. >> reporter: though the initial meetings for the cameras were stiff. tillerson said there was so much to talk about. it was difficult to stop the meeting. after an hour, the first lady came into the room asking if they wanted to wrap up, but the discussion went on. syria being the focus.
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they were able to announce agreement between russia and the united states on a cease-fire in southwest syria on wednesday. and on the cyber issue, agreement to discuss the framework and commitments to not interfere. clearly, there remains a big gap in approach. >> how do you deter him from acting in that way in the future? what are the punishments and costs that president trump would impose to ensure russia would not repeat that action in 2018 and 2020. he did not do that. >> michelle kosinski, thank you for the report. let's bring in peter, the editor in chief of the journal russia in global affairs. live in moscow with us. good to have you with us. here is the thing, there were no cameras present. we will never know what was said in the meeting. we know both sides claim it was positive encounter and we know there were conflicting
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statements on both sides of the russian meddling in the u.s. election. we will get to the details in a moment. on the whole, how do you read the optics of the meeting? >> first of all, serious diplomacy is normally conducted behind closed doors without cameras. i don't see any problem with that. secondly, i think the meeting was much better than anybody could have expect and anticipate because even those results announced show that it was a substantial conversation. it does not mean that the agreements were rather those basic discussions about particular issues will be implemented in the future. unfortunately, the track record is not very encouraging. but at least we see that trump and putin can discuss real things. not just exchange some propaganda shoutings.
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i think this is positive outcome. >> indeed two powerful nations talking about tough issues. one issue is russian meddling. his russian counterpart agrees it happened, but claims u.s. accepted the denial of involvement. this conversation did happen. direct contradiction from the senior official in the united states that mr. trump did not accept mr. putin's claim of non interference in the election. what do you make of the difference? >> first of all, i don't see any serious contradiction. you just quoted mr. lavrov who said mr. trump heard strong statement by president putin. heard does not mean accepted actually. he heard. of course he is able to hear. in general, i think this extremely strange discussion.
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what americans expect for american press and american public expect from this debate in public. of course trump asked questions and of course putin denied. what else can he do? i think another result of the meeting announced to create a working group on cyber security. this is a body where those issues should be discussed in a very professional way without a propaganda around this without public statements but how to avoid such things in the future. this is a technical thing first of all and the last political noise around this, i think this is the better. >> the two did make progress on syria. however listen to this statement from the secretary of state
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specifically the last few lines of what rex tillerson had to say. >> the president pressed president putin on more than one occasion regarding russian involvement. president putin denied such involvement as i think he has in the past. the two leaders agreed this is a substantial hindrance and the ability of us to move the russian/u.s. relationship forward and agreed to exchange further work regarding commitments of non interference in the affairs of the united states and our democratic process as well as those of other countries. >> so mr. tillerson states publicly russians have been involved in this and maybe they're doing things the united states is not doing right. maybe one has it right. maybe the other doesn't. here is the question. does this represent an opening for resurgent russia making an impact on the world stage
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regardless of the united states? >> of course russian role in world affairs is now pretty significant. at least in particular conflicts like syria. at the same time, i read results of the meeting as a beginning of really serious conversations and serious attempts to find ways how to stabilize serious situations. the fact we can say that russia and the u.s. together with other nations which were not present, but say invisible elephants in the room. they are looking at how to stabilize and ensure permanent cease-fire there. this is a matter of very hard
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diplomacy and very difficult bargaining. this is a step forward. it is much better situation than we had say a year ago when obama administration, lavrov and kerry tried to facilitate a peace process which failed multiple times despite very hard work. >> fyodor, thank you for your insight today. >> and we will talk with cnn's ivan watson in moscow as well. he will talk about the reaction to the meeting and coming up as north korea keeps celebrating successful missile launch, other regional powers are showing off their military might. is this a phone?
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4:34 a.m. on the u.s. east coast. well co welcome back to viewers in the united states and around world. i'm george howell. >> and i'm natalie allen. president trump working through the g20 summit. coming up, four consecutive bilateral meetings with the leaders of indonesia, singapore and china. the iraqi military officials say forces are continuing to fight and take back the old city of mosul from isis. they say they are down to the last few meters before they establish full control over the city. iraqi media report the military has killed 35 terrorists and freed many civilians. the russian and u.s. president agreed to a cease-fire to take effect on sunday. secretary of state rex tillerson
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says it is the first indication of the two countries being able to work together on the conflict. tillerson was the only other white house official at the meeting. rescue crews struggling to reach stranded residents. this is after torrential rains caused flooding and mudslides in southwest japan. disaster officials say tens of thousands of others cannot return to their homes. in the united states is flexing its military might with a clear message to pyongyang after the launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile on tuesday. two u.s. bombers flew over the korean peninsula in a ten-hour mission on friday. >> they were joined by japanese and south korean and other fighter jets. it calls the north korean actions an threat to the americn allies. they are able to release the capacity of the military if needed.
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>> south korea is stepping up military drills. >> our barbara starr has the report. >> reporter: south korea flexing its military muscle. conducting a naval military drill to show the world and north korean leader kim jong un it's own military might. for its part, north korea is still celebrating the launch from the fourth of july. >> translator: the great success of the intercontinental ballistic missile launch is the show of our mighty power. >> reporter: the u.s. is assessing what it knows about the north korean icbm test and how soon it will be able to strike u.s. soil. >> we're still analyzing the latest tests at this time. >> reporter: a key question, did the missile reenter the earth's atmosphere in tact? that would be a necessary step for north korean icbm to hit a
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target. then the issue of placing a nuclear warhead on the missile. >> they are trying to put it on top of the icbm delivery system. i think it is a very serious threat. >> reporter: a threat that for now the u.s. is confronting peacefully. >> this is a diplomatically led international effort to stop a worldwide threat they are bringing to bear. >> reporter: but what does that look like? secretary of state rex tillerson announced the trump administration goal is to roll back north korea's nuclear and missile program. >> stopping them today is not acceptable to us. >> reporter: the key diplomatic question is would it help to sit down and talk to kim jong un directly. a fascinating question to which nobody knows the answer. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. north korea will be the big topic in the coming hours of the g20 summit. president trump holds his last
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meeting of the day with chinese president xi jinping. >> the last time they met, president trump expected president xi to control north korea. instead, north korea has been ramping up. >> let's talk more with andrew stevens live at this hour. the trump administration leaning on china to use influence. the president expressing frustration on twitter. people have seen that. recently holding out hope that china will do more. >> you are right, george. this is a roller coaster administration since donald trump became president. since mar-a-lago, the relationship has soured. part of that deal is because the u.s. and donald trump in particular, doesn't think china has done enough to restrain
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north korea and obviously with the launch of the icbm, they would be right. donald trump wants to see a more aggressive china tackling the north korea issue. he has expressed frustration or let his frustration known through words. last week, we had three days where three separate actions by the u.s. did anger china. arms sales to taiwan that china thinks it is its own renegade state, but part of china. they had that. we had two others as well. there has been a real push by the administration to say that china does need to change their attitude toward north korea. the question is what can china do and what is china prepared to do to push back on north korea? there is no love lost between kim jong un and xi jinping. the last thing they don't want is regime change and they don't
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want to see the economy and society there to collapse. they don't want chaos on the border. it is a very, very difficult equation. these two are in the middle souring relationship. this is key. what happens when they meet? the world's biggest economies and at the moment they are at odds. >> given the situation as it stands now with the relationship, what are the chances that significant agreements can be made with regard to how to handle the north korean provocation? >> well, we know that donald trump is transaction based. it has been suggested that the u.s. would go easier on trade with china and cut better deals with trade with china on trade. remember, donald trump was branding china a currency manipulator and raping the u.s.
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economy during the campaign trail. donald trump made it clear he was going to crackdown on china. he can use that as a carrot saying we can pull back on china if you do something or if you do confront north korea more aggressively. that has been said here in beijing that china does have some wiggle room. it could perhaps crackdown on chinese banks which is said to be laundering north korean money in hard currency. it is a situation if they don't reach a deal, what does it mean? there is a possibility they could diverge with a trade war. you could have two key players actually separating. it is the opportunity cost of not getting a deal which equally worrying. >> all eyes will be watching. andrew stevens live in bbeijing.
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next here a cnn exclusive. >> inside the city walls of raqqah, the capital of isis declared caliphate where they make the final stand in syria and really the middle east. >> cnn's nick paton walsh inside the epicenter of the fight against isis in raqqah, syria. that's when we come back.
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welcome back to "newsroom." as we mentioned earlier, the u.s. and russia and jordan reached a deal they are establishing a so-called deescalation zone in threesyria. the cease-fire set to take place sunday and noon local time. under the deal, u.s. and russia will ensure compliance in the
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zone. >> now let's take you to the heart of the battle against isis in certisyria. nick paton walsh is in the area. >> days ago, insurgents punched through the wall and nick was the first western journalist to get access. >> we are in the city walls of raqqah. the capital of isis self declared caliphate capital in the last final stand in syria and the middle east. the kurds and arabs control 200 meters inside of the old city. down that way, isis positioned. the forces here don't move around much in the daylight because of the risk of isis snipers. less so in the streets. at night, the majority of the movement forward is in fact made. we have seen u.s. forces not far from the positions.
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anxious not to be filmed. you understand it is them calling in arrest strikes and the artillery allowing them to move forward quickly. i have been surprised how little of the city isis are in right now. an area possibly 1.5 to 3 miles in terms of size. increasingly small in the terrain that they hold. as we saw in mosul in iraq, civilians apparently held in the midst unable to flee because of the isis snipers. a real impediment for the fighters. the progress here marking potentially the last time that isis can say they hold a city in syria. >> nick paton walsh with the report from raqqah. the united nations conference adopted a treaty prohibits nuclear weapons with support from over 122 countries. but none of the nations actually have nuclear weapons took part in the negotiations and did not vote on the measure.
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>> the treaty would prohibit the development and stockpiling all nuclear weapons. it is the first multilateral nuclear treaty in more than 20 years. i want to tell you about the largest icebergs ever recorded and it could soon break free from antarctica. we will show you that coming up next.
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act® strengthens enamel, protects teeth from harmful acids, and helps prevent cavities. go beyond brushing with act®. a giant iceberg is about to break free from the east coast of antartica and that is not a good thing. >> we have meteorologist derek van dam with more. >> right now there is a 300 foot wide, 70 mile long rift separating the delaware-sized piece of ice from the larsen sea ice shelf. we will take you there. >> we are watching that closely. >> it has progressed significantly. we are taking you down there now to give you an aerial perspective of the area. any moment now we are expecting this gigantic iceberg to break
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free from the ice sehelf. we have seen size things are changing quickly. in early june, it was eight miles that separated the ice shelf from the water. now we only have about three miles of ice holding together this piece of ice that is again expected to break apart any moment now. let's take you to the moment. bottom part of the world. a a antarctica. this is the larsen ice shelf. here is the aerial photograph of the widening ice rift taking place. to give you perspective of how large it is. 2300 square miles. seven times that of new york city. if you are international viewers, 6,000 square foot kilometers. that is how large the iceberg will be if it breaks off. if you were to melt that
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iceberg, it would rifval the volume of lake michigan in the united states. here is another aerial photograph of the 300-foot wide breaking apart as we speak. in fact we have satellite images to prove just that. this has been several years in the making. we saw in november of 2010:crack starting to elongate. in may of 2017, still several kilometers away from actually breaking off. now the latest satellite image shows we have about only three miles or five kilometers of separation of ice holding this together. here is a really interesting time lapse to show the widening gap of the ice shelf starting to break apart. it is only a matter of time. we are literally holding on by a thread as seen with the image here of the actual rift taking place. this is particularly dangerous. natalie and george, this is a popular shipping area for any
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kind of vessel. if we have an iceberg the size of delaware floating around, you can imagine the problems it would create. >> it is coming. >> it is. slowly but surely. thank you, derek. to infinity and beyond or at least mars. on thursday, the vice president of the united states mike pence visited the kennedy space center in florida. >> speaking with workers, he reaffirmed the commitment to space discovery. he vowed the u.s. will return to the moon and go further. >> here from the bridge to space, our nation will return to the moon and we will put american boots on the face of mars. [ applause ] >> mr. pence left his mark on the nasa facility and the internet noticed that. he laid his hand on part of the spacecraft right on the sign
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