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world leaders in hamburg, germany, the final day of the g20 summit. and later, the u.s. president donald trump meets with chinese president zee jixi jinping. and in syria, the two sides say they will provide humanitarian aid and assure compliance with all involved. and ahead, a cnn exclusive. a look inside the city that isis calls its capital. we'll show you the conditions facing the fighters and residents there in raqqah, syria. >> it's all already here, welcome to our viewers, live in atlanta i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howell from cnn world headquarters, "newsroom" starts right now. it's 5:01 on the u.s. east coast, the g20 summit is back
under way. for the most part, all eyes on the u.s. president donald trump he met with the indonesian president. and he met with theresa may. listen. >> i'd like to thank theresa may for being with us. we've had tremendous talking. there's no country that could possibly be than our country for a long time. i just want to say thank you very much. for one thing, our trade deal, a very big deal, very powerful deal, great for both countries. and i think we'll have that done very, very quickly. we have all of our trade people, with have wilbur ross with us, all of the trade people, rex and i had a tremendous meeting yesterday with president putin. and we've really great meetings with a lot of people. but prime minister may and i have developed a very special relationship. and i think trade will be a very big factor between our two
countries. so i want to thank you very much. >> mr. president, did the russians -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. >> i will be going to london. >> when will you be going, sir? >> sounds a bit confusing but those were questions being asked about the russia meeting. mr. trump in the past hour joining angela merkel in an event that his daughter ivanka helped launch. and later on the u.s. president will speak with several asian leaders including a meeting with chinese president xi jinping. mr. trump may push china to push china hana to rein in.
and president putin is expected to get questions about his meeting with mr. trump on president. let's bring in our international representative nic robertson live in hamburg. so what happened in that meeting? there are no cameras there, we'll never know exactly what was said. we do know that both sides said it was positive. we know there were conflicting statements on the russia meddling issue. we'll get into that later with ivan watson, but on the whole, the optics of this meeting? >> reporter: the optics of the meeting that it was productive. it that was certainly the way secretary of state rex tillerson came out and explained to reporters on an off-camera, but on-air briefing. he said, as far as the issue, the question of meddling went, it became clear that that was sort of an impasse with president putin, that they weren't going to make any headway. he said that it's become very clear early on in the meeting,
that the two leaders were -- were getting on well. but they decided president trump, thought it was more important to continue to press on the issue relitigate the issue of russian meddling. which according to secretary of state rex tillerson, when he had put that question at the beginning of the meeting, to president putin, he'd framed it in the terms of, you know, frami framing the question for american people asking this, rather than i donald trump asking you about the meddling. he framed in not in terms of him asking, but the american people asking that question. and secretary of state rex tillerson characterizing this as both men getting on well and wants to sort of develop their relationship going forward. that seemed to be the most important thing. an agreement, as you say on a cease-fire, in a small part of southwestern syria, something
that potentially could be built into further cooperation with syria. they said very little reported back to us about what may or may not have been said on the issue of ukraine, which is a big point of contention between the two leaders. but the narrative that emerges from both sides is one that shapes this relationship, is one that is moving forward. one that is positive. not without problems, but really not focusing on the problems, trying to find the areas of cooperation. >> other world leaders from the eu, from china, also looking at this interaction between the u.s. president and the russian president. obviously, the world was watching that meeting. but how are those other world leaders? what are they taking away from what they saw? >> reporter: well, they'll take away from it an american president who wants to engage with other leaders. when he feels that there's something to be gained from it.
it's not entirely clear, outside of trade which president trump continues to say is important, he has said, you know, when he was in warsaw, just a couple days ago that there were great things coming for russians and americans together. and he does continue to push the fact that trade can be done with russia. but i think that they will look at that meeting and say when president trump sees something of value in the relationship, then he will chase that relationship, you know, over and above the concerns that are being expressed so strongly in his home nation. and that is the question of meddling, russian meddling in u.s. elections but president xi jinping which is perhaps the biggest meeting on president trump's agenda today, is going to look at it as someone who is probably not going to see eye to eye with it after having a warm relationship earlier in the year at mar-a-lago a couple months
ago, there are many points of contention, north korea is one of those. as we heard secretary of state rex tillerson explain with north korea, both sides accepted they had different speeds of approach and different tactics, if you will. and likely, we should expect the same sort of narrative from that meeting with president xi jinping. but going into that meeting, of course, united states is said to be b-bombers on a training exercise ex courted by two f-15s to south korea, by u.s. f-16s in the area and on the way back, the planes will be escorted by japanese aircraft. this is not what xi jinping wants, he talked about a demilitarization by all. there will be tension on this. that he's probably not going to get a whole lot of agreement
with. >> this important meeting coming up between the u.s. president and xi jinping. again, a lot of the meeting that come out with regards to the russian meddling, but also with nato, with the eu looking on to see how the united states wants to grow closer through their white house with russia. our international diplomatic editor nic robertson live. thank you for the report. let's get the view on the deal with russia between presidents putin and trump. our ivan watson is here for us. ivan, i want to ask you the questions about how the meeting went did depends on who you ask. and we had a russian scholar on a couple hours ago who said, his feeling that russia is just spinning this. that it's maybe making a fabrication. and he even said sergey lavrov downright lied. what's the view from there?
well, i think, first of all, russian officials looked pretty delighted with the meeting with a number of media personalities here saying that the trump/putin meeting overshadowed and eclipsed the entire g20. but, yeah, there is a question that after his kind of unprecedented meeting that went on so much longer than was originally planned that the two top diplomats hooper in the room came out and gave differing accounts, contrasting accounts about how that very controversial question was discussed of alleged russian meddling in the u.s. election. the russian foreign minister came out and said hey, vladimir putin denied any meddling, and the american president accepted it. take a listen. >> translator: president trump that he had firm assertions from president putin that is not true and that russian authorities
have not meddled in these elections and that he said that he accepts these assertions. that's it. >> and lavrov went on to say that president trump mentioned that certain groups are trying to inflame the situation around this alleged meddling. now, secretary tillerson said that president trump pressed president putin on this. and that they basically agreed to disagree. what's interesting is after foreign minister lavrov spoke, a white house official then had to come out speaking on anonymity denying that president trump had accepted vladimir putin's denial. so, you have contrasting accounts of this very controversial question which is not going to go away, given the number of investigations that are underway into alleged meddling. and links, alleged links, in washington right now, natalie. >> yeah, as far as the big
picture, ivan for putin, he wants to restore russia's place on the world stage. is he any closer to getting there as a result of this meeting? or is there a door open for him? >> i believe so. and i just heard a top lawmaker here on moscow speaking on russian tv acknowledging that they'll probably be living in a parallel situation in the future. the sanctions that russia does not like that had been imposed by the u.s. and were strengthened just a few weeks ago by the trump administration, they're not likely to go away. but there are other areas where the two governments will be cooperating in the future. notably, syria, where both sides agree to establish essentially a safe zone in southwestern syria. when it comes to the ukraine conflict which russia plays an enormous role in, the u.s. has agreed to appoint a special enjoy to help with negotiations on that point. there seems to be disagreement on north korea. rex tillerson, the u.s.
secretary of state, conceded that the russians view this differently. the russian position this week has been that north korea did not in fact fire a intercontinental ballistic missile has u.s. military has claimed. instead, it was a medium-range ballistic missile. one other area of contention, secretary of state rex tillerson said that the trump administration position is still to call for a regime change in syria. that the assad -- president and family of assad must go. they continue to firmly support president assad. so there are some areas of cooperation, but still a number of areas of difference. and secretary tillerson eluded to that in his to the press. >> we appreciate you breaking that down, thank you, ivan watson. and another angle on washington. moscow relations, russia is stepping up its spying in the united states.
>> u.s. officials feels the kremlin feels emboldened by the lack of force of meddling in the u.s. election. we look at some of the cloak and dagger operations in the u.s. >> reporter: as president trump met face-to-face with president putin, sources tell cnn the russians are ramping you intelligence gathering inside the u.s. with suspected intelligence officers continuing to enter the country under the guise of other ways. >> they're looking for other ways to be able to attack the united states should they need to do so. and the most compelling way to do that is basically a cyber attack would shut down the significant american infrastructure. >> reporter: u.s. officials feel russians are feeling emboldened by the lack of significant retaliation for meddling in the 2016 election from both the obama and trump administrations. intelligence experts warn that america and its elections remain
at risk putin denied any interference. >> this is an assault on us. our nation, our country. and regardless of party. and we need to get to the bottom of this and figure out what to do to prevent it in the future. >> reporter: for decades russian intelligence gathering inside the u.s. has been a constant threat. before becoming a months kwou media star, anna chapman was caught on camera in the u.s. working understand cover for the kremlin. in 2010 she was busted in a probe in ten russian sleeper agents. currently intelligence sources tell cnn they believe the russians have nearly 150 3r5i9ives here, quickly replenishing their ranks after the obama administration expelled 35 diplomats suspected of spying back in december. shuttering two k30u7bds believed to campaign sophisticated surveillance equipment. russia denies. but russians were seen removing
equipment before going home. the compound now a major point of contention between russia and the u.s. >> the u.s. should not return them virtually any circumstances that i can imagine the russians agreeing top there ought to be a price to pay. and this is a relatively small price to pay. >> reporter: meanwhile, new warnings about the potential cyber attacks. wolf greek nuclear operating corporation that runs a nuclear plant in kansas was one of the companies targeted according to a report in "the new york times." there's no indication in any of the intrusions the systems that control the actual plants have been infiltrated. a point statement from the fbi and department of homeland security said in part, there is no indication of a threat to public safety as any owe terrible impact appears to be limited to administrative and business networks. and while the origins of the hackers are being investigated, people familiar with the investigation tell "the new york times" the techniques seem here mimic those of a russian hacking
group from five years ago. now, "the new york times" says that joint report between dhs and fbi did not indicate if the attempted hacks were an attempted espionage. trying to get some trade secrets or some or the paper said, an attempt at greater destruction. diane gallagher, cnn, washington. still ahead here on "newsroom," a cnn exclusive. cnn senior international correspondent nick paton walsh inside the epicenter on the fight against isis. he's in raqqah, syria. we'll have that report. as you know, the turmoil continues in venezuela. the economy isnn shambles. and many don't know where they're next meal is coming from. you're watching "cnn newsroom." glucerna. everyday progress. we, the people, are tired of being surprised with extra monthly fees. we want hd. and every box and dvr. all included.
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welcome back to "newsroom." in southwestern japan, at least 15 people have been killed as torrential rains caused flooding and landslides. dozens of people are unaccounted for and rescue crews struggle to reach stranded residents there. many people can't return to their homes, schools have been opened as evacuation shelters and the government has dispatched 12,000 emergency personnel for rescue operations. there was one encouraging result from friday's meeting between u.s. president donald trump and the russian president. the two leaders managed to agree on a partial cease-fire in syria's civil war.
>> the secretary of state rex tillerson calls it the first indication that the two countries can work together to resolve the conflict. the u.s., russia and jordan reached a deal creating so-called de-escalation zones in three regions of southwest syria. >> and on to the deal, the u.s. and russia will assure compliance, provide humanitarian access and ensure security in the zone. the cease-fire takes effect on sunday. >> we want to take you now to the heart of the battle against isis in syria. cnn's nick paton walsh is in raqqah, syria, the city that isis views as its self-proclaimed capital. >> but isis is getting squeezed out. they punched through the wall. and nick became the first international journalist to get exclusive access. >> reporter: we're now inside the old city walls of raqqah, isis caliphate and territory in which they will make their final
stand and really the middle east. that wall the key milestone of coalition forces and syrian and kurds control 300 meters of the old city here. down that way, 200 meters are isis positions. the forces here don't move around much in the daylight. because of the risk of isis snipers, much so less in these streets but the majority forward is made, we've seen u.s. forces here not far from this position, anxious not to be filmed or noticed. i'd be surprised how little the city isis parentally are in. an area possibly 1 1/2 to 3 miles in terms of size. increasingly smaller terrain that they hold. as we saw in mosul and iraq, civilians apparently held in their midst unable to flee because of the isis snipers, a real inpediment for the isis
fighters but the progress here marking for the last time that isis can say they hold a city in syria. >> and that can't happen soon enough. our nick paton walsh will be there for us in raqqah. we the political and economic turmoil in venezuela has forced a lot of people to cross the border into colombia, and half making the trip are children just looking for something to eat. and they had to go to another country. here's leila santiago with the story. the. >> reporter: 6-year-old natalie wants food. she's hungry. her mother hears, but she doesn't have anything to give her. the family of five sitting in a street corner in colombia made the journey from venezuela last month. ask natalie why she's here -- she says things are tough because of maduro, the president of venezuela. their lives here, selling lollipops, living day to day or an escape from political unrest,
shortages and violence, here they can make money and eat. she says she's here because she has to make money for the hotel. the family depends on the jen ross tiff others in a place where some help. many don't. and most or too distracted to notice the little boy who hasn't had a meal today. the mayor of the town says the town cannot afford to support what he calls an exodus of venezuelans. if anyone understands limited resources, it's freddy. these lollipops are all they have to sell and to eat. yet with the little money he collects about eight u.s. dollars on a good day, the family pays for their room and a meal. tonight, a few bread rolls, a few for his sons and a few for complete strangers, another venezuela family just like his. because at the end of the day,
dad wants his kids to understand this isn't what he wants for them, but it should be appreciated. this life they're living, he says, far away from home, no money, no school, it's still better than what many are living in venezuela, even if here they feel invisible. leila santiago, cnn, colombia. >> wow. >> what a family and what a father. that is heart wrenching. >> a few for his family and a few for strangers there. leila santiago, thank you so much for bringing us that report. here in the u.s. state of georgia, a mother accused of stabbing five family members made her first court appearance. those close to her said she's mourning the loss of her father and struggling with depression. >> but her demeanor in the courtroom was anything but the somber one you might expect. our report from emily schmidt. >> reporter: a georgia mother accused of murdering four of her
children and her husband made a bizarre court appearance. isabel martinez appeared in gwinnett county court smiling and looking at news cameras and giving her a thumbs up. >> ma'am, i'm going to caution you to cut out the display for the cameras it's really not a good idea and probably not to your benefit. >> reporter: through an interpreter, martinez repeatedly waived her right to an attorney. police say martinez fatally stabbed her husband martin romero and four of her children ranging in age from 1 to 10. a fifth child was also stabbed but survived. she is in stable condition in a hospital in atlanta. neighbors and family members were in shock following grisly discovery thursday morning.
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coast. welcome back to our viewers here in the u.s. and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." it's good to have you with us. i'm george howell. >> thanks for joining us, i'm natalie allen. world leaders are wrapping up the day at the g20 summit. much of the focus has been on u.s. president donald trump. and angela merkel is being closely watched with her relationship with mr. trump. >> also at the g20, mr. trump said a trade deal between the u.s. and uk will happen very, very quickly. he held talks a short time ago with british prime minister theresa may. will trump wraps up his meeting with chinese president xi jinping. and on friday, the u.s. agreed or a stop cease-fire on syria to take effect sunday. secretary of state rex tillerson says it's the first indication of the two countries being able to work together on syria
tillerson was the only other white house official at the meeting. rescue views in japan are scrambling to find missing and stranded residents there, this after huge floods went across the country this week. police and military personnel are working on rescue operations. for the second time in two days, the united states is flexing its military might over the korean peninsula. two u.s. bombers flew over the region in a ten-hour mission on friday joined by south korea and u.s. fighter jets. this exercise was a warning to north korea, pyongyang, after its launch of what it claimed was a intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this week. >> south korea also stepping up its own military drills. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr has this report for us. >> reporter: south korea flexing its own military muscle. conducting ail naval launch
fired military drill to show the world and north korea leader jooukim jong-un its own military might. for its part, north korea is still celebrating the launch from the fourth of july. >> translator: a great success of the intercontinental ballistic missile launch is a demonstration of our mighty power. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence is urgently assessing what it knows about the north korea icbm test. and how soon it will be able to strike u.s. soil. >> we're still analyzing the latest test at this time. >> reporter: a question question, did the missile re-enter the earth's atmosphere intact? that would be a necessary step for a north korea icbm to hit a target. then there's the issue of placing a nuclear warhead on top of the missile. >> they're trying to mi ing tind this warhead to put it on top of
the icbm system. so i think it's a very serious threat. >> reporter: a threat for now, the u.s. is confronting peacefully. >> this is a diplomatically led international effort to stop a worldwide threat they're bringing to bear. >> reporter: but what does that look like? secretary of state rex tillerson announced that the trump administration goal is to roll back north korea's nuclear missile program. >> stopping where they are today is not acceptable to us. >> reporter: and a key diplomatic question 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 penalty john. north korea, of course, topic "a" in the coming hours in the g20 summit. that's what u.s. president donald trump and chinese president xi jinping will be talking about. let's get more on that meeting with andrew stevens. he joins us live from beijing.
very, very important topic, obviously, andrew. and the question is will these two leaders be able to do something about it? how do they get along? >> absolutely, natalie. there is a lot on the table for these two to talk about but north korea looms large given what happened over the last week or so. this is the most important relationship in the world, u.s. and china. but the relationship between president trump and president xi has been rocky, take a look. >> a man i've got ton like atend respect. >> reporter: -- it was hailed as all smiles. in april, at trump's mar-a-lago resort. trump famously said he listened to xi explain chinese history to him for ten minutes and made him realize, quote, it's not what you think. but in months trump's had a
lesson in real politics. this week, he learned that u.s. and china are still miles apart. >> it's quickly becoming a major barrier in the relationship between washington and beijing become both countries see north korea as a major headache. they both want to resolve it very earnestly. but the issue is they are not on the same page about how to most effectively deal with north korea. >> reporter: trump appears to believe that china is still the key to controlling north korea. judging from his tweets on china over the past few days. china is north korea's closest and main trading partner. and trump wants china to apply more economic pressure on kim jong-un. china says it has implemented u.n. sanctions including blocking coal exports from north korea which cuts off a key source of hard currency for the kim regime. the u.s. says that's not enough.
and the bromance has been turning sour. president xi this week complaining of, quote, negative factors which are complicating the u.s./china relationship. china is dismayed with the recent arms deal with taiwan and the u.s. navy sailing through disputed waters in the south china sea claimed by china as its own. >> so we're almost to the end of the money hoon. so they're doing things that are now getting under china's skin. so it's a combined sort of now we like you, but on the other hand, now, we're going to press you. and as if to say we can manipulate china into behaving the way we want to, i don't think that works too well. >> that is not the way to play china? >> i don't think so. especially now xi jinping has to look strong, has to look consistent, has to be the man of stability. he's not going to do something that is at trump's bidding.
>> reporter: china also clear it does not want regime change in north korea. >> the dilemma is as follows, in order for economic sanction to be able to force north korea to denuclearize, the sanction has to be so tough that it directly threatens the stability of the economic system. and therefore threaten the stability of the regime. >> now, we know president xi's position because we heard it when he met vladimir putin. and that is the u.s. and north korea needs to get to the negotiating table. to do that, the u.s. has to stop these joint military exercises with south korea to north korea. and at the same time, the north koreans have to freeze their ballistic missile program. but as you saw, as you said, natsly that second flight of u.s. and south korea military aircraft over the korean peninsula just a few hours ago shows that the u.s. is just not
taking any notice of that path being offered by president xi. so can donald trump convince president xi through coercion, or shared interests that is the real question. >> absolutely. we'll wait and see what happens with that meeting for sure. andrew stevens. thank you for your report. let's get analysis from john nelson wright. a senior research agent. glad to have you with us. the question now is which path forward will work? the u.s. is making it clear all options are on the table, including military power, with regards to north korea. but china, and for that matter, russia, also pushing for more dialogue, which the u.s. says has not worked in the past. >> i think the dialogue is something that the americans inevitably have to accept. as you might have pointed out, nuclear action is impossible. the risks are too high.
you've got thousands of people just miles away from the dmz and the range of naek's missile capabilities. i think anyone would recognize why deterrence is important that's why we've sean the important way of dpon straiting american resolve not to be intimidated. when it comes to putting pressure on pyongyang, sanctions through the united nations, a useful way of expressing global symbolic opposition to what the north has been doing, the idea that that will change the north korean approach i think is fanciful. and we heard the chinese are resistant to this idea. questioning today, for example, donald trump's assertion that trade has increased by 4% with china and the united states. beijing is arguing that's an exaggeration. it doesn't take into account that trade has actually declined over a three-year period. so, i think ultimately, we'll have to come back to the talks,
aside from, of course, we have a new president. ultimately, i think washington will reluctantly have to accept that. >> so, we heard from the previous report, that just about the fact that these two leaders, they want to walk away from this meeting with, you know, the optics of strength. the question is you know, the u.s. president has been pushing china to do more. president trump has before tweeted his frustration with that relationship but recently expressed that he has hope that china will use its leverage. which way will it go? >> i think what you'll probably see is beijing make something symbolic news in the direction of increased pressure. just a week ago, americans listed the chinese bank which dealt with some trade with north korea. they were in a position, washington's in a position to expand that secondary sanctions regime. and to have more impact on the
chinese banks for beijing. so it's a delicate balance, if you like. a type that almost will sanction it that the americans put pressure on the chinese. xi jinping will want to save face. will want to hear to be more compliant to the wishes of the international community. so, i think we'll see a stronger rhetorical pronouncement. and with the chinese support i think is an exaggeration. ultimately, donald trump however frustrated he is by the inability of the chinese to resolve this will have to have a new strategy. the evidence that donald trump is thinking comprehensively about having to deal with north korea is a little off the ground. it needs to be long term. >> john nilsson-wright, thank
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deliverable that they can tout after the meeting on north korea. what you've seen is the saber rattling north korea has been doing especially the last few weeks has worried a lot of leaders here. they talked about it, been very up front about it and president trump has been one of those leaders. but yesterday, secretary of state rex tillerson after a meeting with vladimir putin said they actually see the response from north korea a bit uneven. a few months ago they were touting coal shipments being stopped from china to north korea. so what i think president trump is trying to get going into the meeting is say little more certainty. what they're going to want is a deliverable that able to come out of the meeting and tout especially on north korea. president trump himself hasn't been consistent on north korea. in the span of a few months, even weeks, he's thanked chinese leader zee pixi jinping, has wr
them off, scolded them. so going into the meeting, north korea is certainly the biggest topic. and it's going to be the focus of questions and afterwards. and i think what you'll see is the white house, especially wants to get something out of this meeting on north korea so they can quell fears, especially days after north koreans bragged about testing that intercontinental ballistic missile. >> all right. dan. that is the meeting to come. again, the meeting that happened between president trump and president putin there was clear disagreement between russia and the united states, over whether mr. trump accepted will putin's explanation on hacking, for the basics, you know, mr. putin said he denied any involvement. >> yeah. >> and mr. lavrov later said that the u.s. accepted that denial. however, we understand from a senior official that that was not the case. where do things stand on that front? >> it seemed pretty quickly after the meeting that the white house sort of had the rug pulled out from under them on this
meeting. almost instantly lavrov had told the meeting that president trump agreed and accepted the explanation on 2016 hacking. that was quickly rebuffed by the white house but what happened is lavrov's response was on camera. the white house did not put secretary of state rex tillerson on camera. the rug was pulled out from them. and lavrov won the day especially in the first hour or two hours after the meeting. there really hasn't been that much agreement on that meeting since then. i think the white house was pretty pleased with how the meeting went. they liked the personal enter ashgszs that donald trump and vladimir putin had together. they bragged about the fact that the meeting was longer than planned. melania trump came in to try to break it up but they went on for another hour. that really was the agreement. the major question going forward what actually happened in that
meeting and did president trump actuallial agree with russian president vladimir putin's explanation on hacking. >> dan merica, thank you for reporting today. a major event is about to take place in antarctica. a giant iceberg. the larsen ice shield. i'm sure you heard about it, seen pictures. derek is going to tell you what's going on when we come back. minimize blood sugar spikesp you can really feel it. glucerna. everyday progress.
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the iceberg about to break free from antarctica, the larsen that you probably heard about, the larsen shelf. and derek is here to tell us about it. >> a giant ice sheet that's about to break off from the area and we're going to try to, as george would say, break it down for you. you're seeing kind of an aerial perspective of the larsen ice shelf. there's now a rift about 300 feet wide and 70 feet wide in this area. and it continues to get bigger. at the beginning of june, the ice shelf was eight miles from
breaking off. now, there's three miles of ice that holding this gargantuan ice together. not much separating the free ocean to the mainland of antarctica. here's the bottom portion of the world. let's talk about exactly where this is, you zoom into the eastern coastline of antarctica. this is the larsen ice shelf that juts out. here's an example of the widening gap that continues to form. and to put this in perspective for you it is massive, the potential iceberg that will come in hours if not days to come. we're expecting this thing to be seven times the size of new york city. that's roughly 300 square miles. and 6,000 square kilometers this potential iceberg could be. if you were to break this down in terms of volume and size, you'd melt that iceberg, it
would be roughly the same amount of water that fills lake michigan. this is an aerial graph of the rift continuing to form and continues to elongate at a rapid pace. especially in the past month or so, we have had this particular region extend by about five to ten kilometers in a short period of time. and it's clearly seen in this visible satellite image. you can actually see how it continues to widen. the issue going forward, a lot of people asking why is this a big deal. well, this is a popular shipping lane, shipping area. and also an area for natural gas exploration. we have ships assigned and you can see the potential problem there floating around. very scary. >> thank you. >> and thank you for watching "cnn newsroom." i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howell. the news continues here after the break.
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that mush sha meddled in last year's election. >> he denied such involvement. >> not a single fact has been presented. >> i think it's going very well. look forward to a lot of very positive things happening. >> he used the language that this concerns the american people. he never said as far as we know that this concerns him. what's troublesome is that it does not appear that it's his concern. >> the sidelines of the g20 summit. >> melania trump was on lockdown as protests raged