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this hour on "cnn newsroom," a joint naval drill between the united states and south korea began just a few hours ago, and it comes amid worries that president trump's twitter talk will push north korean leader kim jong un to be more aggressive. we'll go live to seoul. and nearly 300 people killed in a double bombing in somalia. hundreds more are in hospitals. it's the deadliest attack in the country in years. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm cyril vanier. >> and i'm natalie allen. these stories ahead here on "cnn newsroom."
joint u.s.-south korean naval drills are under way against the backdrop of escalated tensions with the north. north korean state media is calling u.s. president donald trump a war merchant and a strangler of peace. and pyongyang says the military exercises create a hair trigger situation on the korean peninsula. the u.s. secretary of state tells cnn no matter the rhetoric, the white house does prefer diplomacy. >> i think he does want to be clear with kim jong un and that regime in north korea that he has military preparations ready to go. and he has the military options on the table. and we have spent substantial time actually perfecting those. but be clear, the president is also made clear to me that he wants this solved diplomatically. he is not seeking to go to war. he has made it clear to me to continue my diplomatic efforts, which we are, and as i've told
others, those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops. >> in the meantime, iran is threatening to halt unannounced inspections of its nuclear program if the nuclear agreement is canceled. secretary tillerson says washington is trying to stay in this deal, the iran nuclear deal, but he adds that there are flaws that need to be fixed. >> we want to take the agreement as it exists today, fully enforce that agreement. be very demanding of iran's compliance under the agreement. and then begin the process of addressing the squalls that we see over the not actions of addressing ballistic missiles, for instance. the concerns that we have around the sunset provisions, the phase-out of the provision. we know what that looks like. we've seen that in the past in the '90s with north korea, agreements that ultimately phase out. what happened has put it on the road where we are today with north korea. we don't want to find ourselves in that same position with iran. >> well, we've got both issues covered with fred pleitgen. he is live in tehran.
and alexandra field is in south korea for us. let's begin in seoul, alexandra, with these drills that have just begun, the same drills that always ainger the north. >> you can see the u.s. flexing military muscle in the region. that is part of the trump administration's strategy. and you did hear the secretary of state alluding to that. though he diplomacy is the first and the main objective here. he does say it's important for president trump to continue to show north korea that a military option exists and is on the table. as for south korea, their military official says that these drills continue to be necessary to counter provocations from the north. so to that end, what you got are 10 days of naval exercises. these will happen in the waters to the east and west of the peninsula. they involve the u.s. carrier strike groups, guided missile destroyers. and as you point out, they are sure to enrage pyongyang as these drills often do. we have heard from state news in north korea.
they've been slamming these drills even before the drills started. again, talking about how the u.s. pushing the region to the brink of war. this will sound pretty similar to the classic bit of north korean rhetoric that we heard just a week ago when the foreign minister told state news in russia that president trump had lit the wick of war when he threatened to totally destroy north korea if necessary during his speech to the united nations just about a month ago. natalie? >> north korea sometimes engages in some military might of its own during these drills. the north has certainly been busy with its missile launches. any sign from north korea of anything like that? >> what we've seen so far is they had revived a threat that they first leveled against the u.s. back during the summer months. it was one of the detailed threats you had seen from the regime that was the threat to send four missiles into the waters around the u.s. pacific territory of guam. that was a response to remarks by president trump unleashing
fire and fury the likes the world has never seen. it was really one of the points of the greatest tension over the summer months. you have again seen the north korean regime renewing this threat through state media. and certainly, natalie, these drills are scheduled to continue for the next ten days. we expect we will hear more rhetoric from the regime. as you point fraught the past you have seen them take action, including missile launches. just this year, you've had more than a dozen ballistic missile launches coming from north korea. natalie? >> ten long days. we'll see what happens. thank you so much, alexandra field for news seoul. >> let's look at our other main foreign policy story here. iran is fighting back against the u.s. president's threats to withdraw from the landmark nuclear deal. the country says it will stop letting international monitors inspect its facilities unannounced if the deal is canceled. let's go to fred pleitgen in tehran. you've been monitoring reaction to the speech in tehran, president trump's speech.
what are you finding? >> that's exactly what the iranians are saying, cyril. they say that there won't be any unannounced visits by iaea if the deal fully falls apart there are other very senior politicians saying look, if there are additional sanctions imposed on iran, for instance, by the united states, that would mean the end of the nuclear agreement that would also mean that the iranians could very quickly ramp up their nuclear program once again. the iranians have always maintain they'd were never after a nuclear weapon. but they do feel they have the right to a nuclear program. and they certainly say if a deal falls apart, that nuclear program would go back into force without any sorts of restrictions there are of course certain things, certain facilities that they have destroyed there is elements that they have sent abroad. but they say they could ramp things up again very, very quickly there is here on the ground in iran a lot of anger at some of the rhetoric that president trump used in his speech. it's quite surprising, though,
what actually seems to have angered iranians the most. here is what we heard when we were on the streets of tehran. >> among the many criticisms president trump hurled at iran -- >> the regime remains the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. >> reporter: believe it not, it was this one that most enraged iranians. >> it harasses american ships and threatens freedom of navigation in the arabian gulf and in the red sea. >> reporter: at this tehran market, folks were fuming at trump saying arabian gulf and not persian gulf. >> translator: i think some of what he said was okay. but when he talked about the arab golf, that caused the arab countries to jubilate. this woman says, i got very upset with it because he insulted our history and our nation. >> it shows he is not an educated person, this woman says. and he doesn't know anything how about the world works. >> reporter: of course, iranians are concerned after president trump decertified the nuclear
agreement that curbs iran's atomic ambitions in return for sanctions relief. the move seems to be uniting iran's various political factions. there are deep divisions in this country between moderates who want to open iran up to the world and hard-liners who are suspicious of the west. but after president trump's iran speech, both sides are coming to each other's defense. on the president's order, the u.s. treasury also put new sanctions on iran's hard line revolutionary guard, or irgc over its support for terrorist organizations leading the moderate foreign minister shareef to tweet today, quote, today iranian girls, boys, men, women are all irgc. hussein matari is the head of the most influential hard-line newspaper and adviser to iran's supreme leader. he said president trump has helped conservatives by verbally attacking iran.
> translator: trump made us realize that if we don't stand together, the enemy will exploit the distance between us, he says. a widespread unity was created among us. president trump's new and tough approach to iran has disappointed iranian moderates while hard-liners are gloating, saying tehran never should have negotiated with america in the first place. and, you know, cyril, all of these issues make it more difficult for international companies to also come in here. when you're on the ground near the city, you can see there are international companies coming in, trying to scope out what it would be like to start doing business here, especially european companies. but uthat specter of the nuclear agreement possibly falling apart or being in jeopardy is also something that is on the minds of the companies as well. they certainly would like a little more clarity as to what the future will bring also, cyril. >> fred, i was watching your report there. it was fascinating. am i correct to understand from
your reporting that perhaps in fact what mr. trump's speech did was actually strengthen and unite the iranians against? >> yeah. i absolutely think that is the case. i do think that the political factions here, the ones that were really at odds with one another, especially look back at the last presidential election here in iran, when hassan rouhani won his second term in office, there was some really divisive political rhetoric going on. rouhani criticized the hard-liner. he criticized the rev news leer guard for their missile launches. and the hebrew writing on the missiles. hassan rouhani has come to the defense of the revolutionary guard. a lot of other officials have done so. the foreign minister has done so as well. one of the things that the iranians are saying is they believe it is actually the americans who are isolating themselves. shareef said no one is going to believe the u.s. anymore if they pull out of this nuclear agreement. also in negotiations with north
korea, if that is something the u.s. wants to start as well. they say that the ieae is compliance. they're saying this is the strictest verification regime that they currently have in the entire world. and you have the european countries and russia who are also say they not only believe this deal is working, but it is actually at this point the best alternative. and everything else could possibly be catastrophic, cyril. >> cnn senior international correspondent fred pleitgen reporting live from tehran in iran. thank you very much. let's get insight now on how the u.s. is approaching this deal. the deputy head of the u.s. and meshes program at chatham house. he joins us live from london. jacob, thanks for talking with us. we just heard from fred there that, you know, the iranians think that the americans are isolating themselves. the iaea says iran's in compliance. european countries say iran is compliant. the top advisers advise president trump don't do this.
iran is in con plays mpliance. what is behind donald trump's move against this deal? >> there has ban lot of criticism from trump during the campaign, the other republican candidates of the iran deal. it was not popular with republicans when obama was negotiating it after it was announced. so in some ways, this is a continuation of a sort of existing trend within u.s. politics. but what happened after the deal was signed and after the election, people who had been opponents of the deal, including the secretary of state and the secretary of defense amongst many other senior republicans, including those in pofgs power on capitol hill basically said we need to hold the this deal because it's not perfect. there are a lot of things we criticized about it. we stand by those criticisms. but it's a necessary framework that holds us together with our european allies. it's a rare area of cooperation between ourselves, russia and china. and it seems to be working for moment. the iaea, the state defense, the defense department are all
satisfied for the moment the iranians are not actually producing a nuclear weapon, system, or a nuclear weapons program as far as we can tell. this is basically trump's initiative to try to bring his sort of negotiating maximal negotiating tactics to the table. the problem is this isn't a bilateral negotiation, and things work difficultly at multilateral negotiations. >> right. and we've heard the iranians in fred's story say there it doesn't seem like the president of the united states understand how things work. he kind of did the same thing with the paris climate accord. and the world was saying wait a minute, it's not up for renegotiation. but it seems like that's what he is looking to do. and before he is also kind of voted to dismantle things and throw it over to congress and say here, fix it. is that what it seems he is doing now? >> yeah. i think that's one of the differences between this and the paris climate accords. the climate accords he made a unilateral withdrawal from although it takes place over four years. because that is what is set
gallup the document itself. the iran accord, he habit actually completely torpedoed it. he reviews to recertify it which is a measure congress required the president in its vote, putting stipulations around the deal itself. so now it goes back to congress. and congress can decide whether to reestablish sanctions on iran, which would probably destroy the deal, or the do, no which would result in a lack of u.s. -- or lessening of u.s. leverage and u.s. credibility on the issue, but wouldn't actually destroy the deal. it wouldn't mean that europeans would -- and the iaea would not be enforcing the deal and holding to its provision. >> and what does this do, jacob, overall to u.s. relations with the european countries that worked so very hard on this deal and to see mr. trump, you know, kind of shake things up? >> it's a really significant blow. the french, the british and the germans, as you say, worked very hard on the deal. it's a centerpiece of european
and eu foreign policy. it's something is not a lot of debate about in france or britain or germany. it's generally seen in those countries as a fairly positive step. and, you know, i think the sense in these countries is that the u.s. should, if it seeks a renegotiation, it should be looking for a sort of extension of the deal. should it be looking to craft the follow-on deal or additional negotiations around the ballistic missile program rather than torpedoing the centerpiece of western engagement with iran. i don't think there is very much sort of positivity here there is very much sense that much good will come out of this in terms of either broader nonproliferation goals or specifically of containing iranian regional ambitions. >> thanks, jacob. still to come on "cnn newsroom," tensions are mounting in northern iraq. the latest on the standoff between the kurds and the iraqi central government, when we come back.
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in syria, isis appears to be close to losing its de facto capital. u.s.-backed fighters say the terror group has been driven from 90% of raqqah. the syrian democratic forces say only a few hundred isis militants remain. >> there are reports some of the terrorists have surrendered, and others were allowed to evacuate. more fighting is expected in the days ahead. the u.s.-led coalition said it will try to protect civilians. and as isis seems to be collapsing in raqqah, tensions are brewing in neighboring iraq between two of its enemies. fighting has been report new year's day the kurdish controlled city near kirkuk. kurdish official says their troops were attacked with tanks but what exactly happened is unclear. we do know central government troups troops have been moving towards the city. a stand off in the oil-rich region intensified after a vote last month. the kurds have a said that they're ready to repel any attack by baghdad.
the u.s. is urging all sides to avoid escalating the situation. so for more on all of, this live from aman, jordan, where she is monitoring the situation. the central iraqi government has decided to use force in kirkuk. what do we know? >> well, cyril, it would seem that worst case scenario seems to be unfolding right now in northern iraq. those disputes, tensions between the kurds and the asia have been brewing for years and years. this is not something that happened overnight. now the biggest concern is that this is turning into ooh military confrontation. a spark of this latest crisis now is that controversial referendum on independence that the kurds, the kurdistan regional government went ahead with in late september, despite so much pressure from the international community, from the government in baghdad telling them not to go ahead with it. they did.
and since then, cyril, there have been some moves to try and get everyone to the negotiating table to try and start some dialogue. but baghdad had a precondition. they wanted the kurds to annul the results of the referendum. something that hasn't happened and tensions have been building. in the past few days the kurdistan regional government came out and warned saying that the iraqi security forces along with the shia, the iranian-backed shia militias were preparing to attack the city of kirkuk. in their words that was denied by so many iraqi officials. but overnight we have seen iraqi forces with starting they're calling this operation to secure kirkuk and moving in from different directions on the city with reports now they're claiming to have captured some sites. and as you mentioned some reports, some exchange of fire. unclear at this point the nature of that in the past few hours. >> jomana, i know it's a very fluid situation. do you think we could be looking
right now at the beginning of the partition of iraq? >> i think, cyril, we have been looking at this for quite some time as that battle against isis started winding down in iraq. this is the direction that the country has been headed towards, especially when the kurds announced that they're going ahead with that referendum. now, i spoke to a senior kurdish official a short time ago. and she was telling me that they have not reached -- this is not the point of no return. that there is still room for de-escalating, that the iraqi prime minister can do something now so everyone can sit and negotiate a way out of this. and they're also saying that the united states has a big role to play here. they say they have a lot of influence, a lot of assets and diplomatic influence in baghdad and erbil, and that they should be using this, according to kurdish officials, to prevent war, according to this one official, cyril. >> all right, jomana karadsheh
reporting live from aman, jordan, thank you very much. officials say that saturday's terror attacks in mogadishu are the deadliest the country has seen in years. >> twin truck bombings left at least 277 people dead, hundred morse wounded. and that number is expected to rise. and no one has claimed responsibility. let's go to farai seven-zo in nairobi, kenya. the number of dead may very well rise. >> it's already risen in the last hour since i last spoke to you, natalie. it's gone up by one. one person has succumbed to his injuries since we last spoke. and the number of dead in mogadishu in saturday afternoon's blast is now standing at 277. obviously that number is expected to rise. remember, that junction, k-5 junction where this truck, the first truck exploded was busy. and the foreign minister told me yesterday that you cannot walk in a straight line at that time of day on a saturday. it would have been full of
vendors, of teenagers, of people going to the malls. and that's where this truck unloaded its deadly load. and of course the somali security say they had been tracking it all through the city. and unfortunately, they didn't get to it on time. a the moment, people are being buried. we understand that the turkish health minister has arrived in mogadishu, and the minister of information just told me of the 300 or so injured people, 40 are being airlifted because their injuries are too severe to be treated in mogadishu hospitals. we're talking about lost limbs. we're talking about severe burns. and it, as you say in your introduction, both of you, the very worst kind of terrorist attack on mogadishu. since this insurgency against islamic terrorists began way back in 2007, natalie. >> and the country is also facing drought and famine. couldn't come at a worse time. horrible. thank you so much for your report, farai sevenzo out of
nairobi. firefighters have been battling raging wildfires in northern california for a week. we'll see how weather conditions might help them finally get the upper hand. we've seen a lot of powerful storms in the atlantic, but not many that have reached ireland. we'll have the latest on ophelia's unusual path, coming up next. hey allergy muddlers
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leader in southeast asia and was wanted by the fbi. the other led a local militant group. they had spearheaded a deadly siege which sparked fears isis would gain a foothold in the region. ten days of joint u.s.-south korean naval exercises just got under way. the drills are to counter north korea's provocations. the u.s. and pyongyang have exchanged escalating rhetoric over the north's escalating program. pyongyang recently renewed its threat to launch missiles near guam. rex tillerson says the u.s. is trying to stay in the iran nuclear deal, though it needs serious revision. this comes after president donald trump threatened to pull the u.s. out of the agreement on friday. he says iran is violating the terms and mistreating the u.s. and the catalan president is refusing to clarify whether he indeed declared catalonia independent from spain. instead of that, karl budgemont.
some residents in northern california are returning home to piles of metal and rock after dozens of wildfires scorched their neighborhoods the past few days. at least 40 people have been killed in the fires since sunday. >> nearly 88,000 hectares, or 217,000 acres have burned throughout california. but crews are starting to get the fires under control. cnn's dan simon has the latest from kenwood, california. >> reporter: for the first time in a week, firefighters are now striking an optimistic tone about these fires. that's because the winds have died down, and with that, the containment numbers have gone up. that said, there still are some trouble spots. take look behind me. that's the oakmont fire you. can you see the smoke billowing there is some flame there on the mountain. but firefighters not too curbed because the fires are not burning towards any populated
communities. we have seen, though, some airplanes making some drops, just to make sure things don't get out of control. saturday night, it was a difficult night for the community of sonoma, which is south of here. we did see some structures burn. there were some evacuations. but sunday, a whole different story because the winds have died down. the area no longer under a red flag warning. and with that, we've seen a number of fires, including the tubbs fire which was the most destructive fire in the community of santa rosa. the containment number, 60% or more. so firefighters now think they're beginning to turn a corner. dan simon, cnn, kenwood, california. >> finally. we'll take it. pedram javaheri following the latest too for us as well. that's some good news from dan simon, pedram. >> absolutely. it's been a long time coming. you know, we had winds up to tropical storm-force about ten days ago when it all initiated. you look at 20 large active fires across this region. and of course the concern now is how quickly is it improving.
we've seen about an 8 to 15% inimprovement as far as containment is concerned in the past 24 hours. the tubbs fire still only 60% contained. but still seeing dramatic improvements just in the past 24 hours alone. winds have generally calm down a little bit. say 2 to 5 miles per hour. some areas up to 10 miles per hour, down from the 35 to 40 miles per hour. we have just a few days ago. and then the temperatures with an onshore component. look at this. san francisco goes from 85 down to 65. los angeles from the middle 90s down to the lower 80s. the firefighters certainly going to be appreciative of the improving conditions across that area of the western u.s. to western europe we go where something very interesting, very unusual taking place right now. post tropical storm ophelia working ashore. the winds are 140 kilometers per hour, which 185 miles per hour that is equivalent to a category 1 hurricane. but the reason it's not called a hurricane is that it's moving over cooler waters. it is a cold core system versus tropical systems that are warm
core. it didn't change the fact that the wednesday are just as strong as a category 1 hurricane. and the impact is going to be significant around the western area of ireland here over the next several hours. it will move ashore with winds equivalent to a category 1 hurricane. first time since 30 years ago today the great storm of 1987 impacted this region left behind 22 lives lost, and also brought down 15 million trees across northwestern europe. well, you know, the impact could be significant in particular for ireland. the education department saying this storm is unprecedented as a result for ireland. they've actually closed all schools across the board, across the island today. work your way into portions of the uk. there are low impacts expected. but still could see power outages widespread. heathrow reporting about 20 flights that have been halted so far. dublin much the same. about 20 flights canceled going into monday. the afternoon and evening hours, notice, a lot of the winds pushing in through the channels. could be upwards of 100 kilometers per hour and works its way towards northern areas
of the uk. a big story for folks across an area that do get hit very hard in significant storms. but having one that has tropical origins is something you don't see every day, guys. >> yes, unusual like many of the storms we're seeing. >> very true. >> pedram, thank you. it's racing toward ireland and the united kingdom, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rain and possibly a dangerous storm surge. let's go to our phil black. he is live in ireland. you starting to feel the effects there yet, phil? >> yeah, indeed. and natalie, it's really extraordinary. the conditions here are changing so quickly, so rapidly. it's been very windy, blustery, and wet throughout the morning as the sun as risen here. but there are moments of relative calm. and then moments where the wind really picks up overhead at the moment there is a huge patch of blue sky. it is changing very, very quickly. but over the next hour, two hours, that's when the authorities here tell us that this particular corner of southwest ireland is really going to start to feel the
strongest winds coming from ophelia. and as you heard there, this is no longer a hurricane. but the strength of the winds is still very much like one. so that's why the authorities here are so concerned. they're initially just worried about the south to southwest coast where we are. that's where they put in place what we called a red warning. their strongest possible weather warning that warning now applies to the entire republic of ireland, because they have concern that the gusts of wind could be so unpredictable and so dangerous in every county of this country. so the advice to everyone here is to stay indoors all day, to sit this one out. they've been advised to do all the preparation stuff before today. and what the authorities now here hope is that this storm will pass. the damage will be minimal, and hopefully no one will be hurt. but they're worried about the wind. they're worried about the rain. they're expecting flooding. and of course big sees and a storm surge as well,s that storm
begins to move its way up the west coast of ireland. back to you. >> tropical storm hitting ireland that is so bizarre. phil black covering it for us. we'll talk to you again. thanks. to puerto rico. thousands of people struggling for basic necessities still nearly a month after hurricane maria devastated the island. 85% of the island still has no power. >> and more than 30% of people don't have clean drinking water. in fact, the situation is so bad that some are drinking from contaminated wells. cnn's ed lavandera has more on this. >> reporter: nearly a month after hurricane maria struck puerto rico, there are still some serious questions about just where some puerto ricans are getting their water from. a one area in particular is of intense concern here. it's an area around a town called dorado west of the capital of san juan. there is an area there that has been labeled as a super fund site. for those not familiar with that what term means, it's created by the environmental protection agency and basically describes an area that is highly
contaminated with toxic materials in the ground. there are a number of water wells on that super fund site, and there are reports and we've seen it ourselves of people getting water from those wells. now one of the wells that has been used has been officially cleared by government official here is in puerto rico. and they have been actually passing that water out to people who are standing in the long lines to come and get that water. they say that the water has passed all of its testing. some of the other wells, it's not exactly clear. a team from the environmental protection agency went around this weekend testing some of those wells, and it could take most of the week to get the results back. and it's believed that in this water, that there could be high levels of toxic materials from industrial waste that is in those waters that could be causing serious health problems for people. epa say it would require long-term exposure to the water. but we were with one of the epa officials. here is what heed that say about the testing that they're doing.
>> there is urgency. it's a concern. and it's a concern in both public health and perception both. we understand that people are hurting right now. we understand there is a lot of thirsty people out there. and they're accessing whatever water they can. and we're trying to ascertain if it is pose any hazards or not. >> some independent experts we have spoken with over the past few days getting them to examine epa documents about this super fund site say it is disturbing that water wells were being used for drinking water. some people have been exposed to that drinking water and have used it for drinking water. what is more fascinating that many people, as we have gone around to some of the well, many of the people who live in this area had no idea that this area had been designated as a super fund site and they had no idea they were tapping into possibly contaminated water. so the work on determining exactly what is coming out of those water wells will continue to be done this week.
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sorry. the far right is celebrating another political accomplishment in europe. sebastian kurz is set to become austria's next chancellor following sunday's election. he may form a far right government, the first in austria in over a decade. >> kurz pushed his center right party further to the right, giving ate substantial anti-immigrant agenda. cnn's senior international correspondent atika seubert joins us from vienna. now that sebastian kurz has won, where does he want the take austria? what does he want to change? >> this ask the big question. let me show you some of the big headlines this morning. triumph for kurz is one of them. the other says interestingly, the new chancellor for change. but then the subheadline says or is it still red-blue?
what that refers to is the coalition building. basically they're asking what does he mean by change. he was certainly elected. he got 30% of the vote with this idea that he was a young fresh face on the political scene, that he had turned his rather fusty people's party inside out. but what is he going to do now? as we know, he has been much tougher on immigration, not only taking the position to close austria's borders at the height of the refugee crisis, but at some point supporting a ban on the face veil, what is known here as the burqa ban. they're certainly calling for a tougher line on immigration coming from the far right freedom party. which he may or may not go into coalition with. i think the other thing is what will his economics policy be? he has called, for example, for lessening the taxes that will also have an impact on social services here. so everybody is waiting to see what the change candidate will do now that it appears he is on
track to become chancellor. >> all right. becoming chancellor is one thing. but he has to form a coalition. he has to put a team together. that is going to allow him to govern. what is that going to take? >> yeah, he has won 30% of the vote. so he is national choice for chancellor. but that doesn't mean it's guaranteed to him yet there is still a lot of coalition building that needs to get done. that's probably going to start on thursday when more of the vote comes in. and he has really two options here. he can either go with the old coalition, which the social democrats, but that's very unlikely, because they've basically called this election because they couldn't get along and work with each other anymore. that means the second option is the far right freedom party. this is a notoriously anti-immigration, anti-islam party. and it would be a very significant shift to the right if he made that coalition with them. on the other hand, kurz is really the only thing that stopped the freedom party from coming ahead in the polls in the run-up to the election. so he is at once somebody who
needs the freedom party perhaps in this coalition. but at the same time, one of the few political forces that can prevent their sort of far right agenda from taking over in the election. >> all right. atika seubert, reporting live from vienna in austria. thank you very much. more women are speaking out against harvey weinstein. the latest sexual abuse allegations against the disgraced movie mogul still could come here. we'll go live to london. my "business" was going nowhere... so i built this kickin' new website with godaddy. building a website in under an hour is easy! 68% of people... ...who have built their website using gocentral, did it in... ...under an hour, and you can too. type in your business or idea. pick your favourite design. personalize it with beautiful images. and...you're done! and now business is booming. harriet, it's a double stitch not a cross stitch! build a better website - in under an hour. free to try. no credit card required. gocentral from godaddy.
the former nfl quarterback colin kaepernick has filed a grievance against the national football league, claiming the team owners colluded to keep him from being signed. he says he is being punished for kneeling during the national anthem during games last year. >> kaepernick said he was protesting the treatment of african americans, particularly by police. he opted out of his contract with san francisco back in march, and he has been out of a job ever since, with no teams picking him up. well, more women are coming forward with sexual abuse allegations against one of hollywood's most powerful producers, harvey weinstein. british act cress lysette
anthony is one of the newest accusers saying weinstein rape heard in the late 1980s. >> she is not the only one to speak out in recent days. another unnamed woman has gone to the police to say weinstein attacked her as well. our brian stelter has the latest. >> reporter: police in london confirming they are looking into a second set of allegations against harvey weinstein. this coming two days after the actress lysette anthony came forward and said she was assaulted by weinstein in the 1980s. the way she described it was rape. she spoke with a british newspaper over the weekend detailing the allegations. so police in london are looking into weinstein, and so are police here in new york city. we know that police here are looking back at past allegations against weinstein, including a 2004 rape allegation. looking into the possibility of corroborating evidence and possible charges in the future. this comes ten days after "the new york times" and then the new yorker both published investigations into weinstein's
wrongdoing. his camp has strenuously denied the rape allegations. but he has admitted to other improper behavior. in a statement back ten days ago, he asked for forgiveness saying he had caused pain in people's lives. we haven't heard anything new from weinstein over the weekend, though. the academy of motion arts and sciences expelled him from the academy on saturday, revoking a lifetime membership in an unprecedented decision. that's not the only organization shunning weinstein right now there are at least two other groups in hollywood also planning meetings, also planning ways to make statements against weinstein. this scandal has been profoundly embarrassing not just for the weinstein company, but for hollywood writ large. that's why we're seeing these public denounce united natide d. it's in a corporate limbo with talk of a possible sale, but also attempts to move forward and keep its projects on the air
and in the theaters. that's going to be very hard to do, however. this has ban stain on the company's reputation, and of course personally for harvey weinstein, an incredible fall from grace. but what's most important here are the accusers, the dozens of women who say weinstein assaulted them or harassed them. well continue to see new stories published on a daily basis. new women feeling the courage to come forward and speak out about what happened in the past. back to you. >> brian stelter for us. it's amazing they stayed quiet for so long. let's go to our diana magnate. she is live in london. now there are, tine, two more accusers that we're learning about who are from the uk. what more can you tell us about these cases? >> well, the met police have said that in fact there are three separate women who have come to them with allegations of sexual assault by a man who they are not saming as harvey weinstein. they don't until they press criminal charges. but one woman referred her
incident to merseyside police who referred to it the met police. and it turns out that that was lysette anthony who was referred to in that report just now. she gave a very detailed interview in the sunday times about the alleged rape, describing it as disgusting and pathetic. he forced himself upon her in her london home in the late '80s she says, and she said she felt disgusted and embarrassed by the attack. a second woman has come forward and given an interview to the mail on sunday where she describes how weinstein allegedly raped her in the basement of the london offices. and a third woman has come to police detailing also allegations of sexual assault. harvey weinstein's people, of course, have said that they have vigorously denied any suggestions of nonconsensual sex. all of this comes at the same
time as emmanuel macron, the french president has also taken steps to rid weinstein of his legion de honor, the mark of excellence that the french state gives out. >> that follows him getting kicked out of the academy, which brings us the oscar. diana magnay for us in london, thank you. last week "saturday night live" was widely criticized for overlooking the weinstein scandal when it was first reported. now the sketch condominimedy sh finally duke took on the disgraced weinstein. >> i actually did have one meeting with harvey, okay? i was invited to his hotel room. and when i arrived, he was naked, hanging upside down from a monkey bar. tried to trick me into thinking his genitals were actually his face. >> apple has announced it will add hundreds of new emojis to its system including a person at a spa, a vomiting face and a
shushing finger. and finally, an emoji about what it was like to work wore harvey weinstein. he doesn't need sex rehab. he needs a specialized women where there are no contact with the outside world, metal bars and it's a prison. >> one cast member said making jokes about sexual assault was difficult. some critics say "snl" wait today long to deal with the issue, be they certainly did this weekend. thank you for watching. "early start" is next for everyone here in the united states. >> and everyone else stay tuned. more news with hannah jones in london. starting right now.
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