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. happening now. security forces and protesters clashing near the u.s. embassy in beirut. just one of a series of demonstrations in the region against the u.s. president's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. >> in the meantime, mr. trump pays a controversial visit to a civil rights museum in mississippi. african-american leaders decide not to attend. is there a bitcoin bubble as prices soar, we look at the online currency phenomenon. we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm george howell. >> i'm natalie allen and news am
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room starts right now. outrage is spreading across the middle east days after the u.s. recognized jerusalem as israel's capital. >> live images taking place on the streets of northern beirut, lebanon near the u.s. embassy. violent protests that we continue to monitor. protests set fire, they threw rocks, clashed with security forces. authorities had responded with a great deal of tear gas. more demonstrations are planned in jerusalem and the west bank in the coming hours. ben wedeman has been there at this protest reporting on it for us. what's going on right now? >> reporter: there's been an attempt by organizers to stop the more -- and it's important
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to stress at this point they are gathered outside several hundred i think actually well over 1,000 demonstrators are gathered at a roundabout on the road leading to the american embassy. the american embassy, that's several hundred meters up the hill. not even visible so they did at some point manage to tear down a gate leading to the road that goes to the american embassy but at this point i said there's a lot of people waving flags. they're chanting, they're clapping but it's peaceful at the moment and the violence seems to be the exception rather than rule today and earlier there was [ inaudible ] --
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you've been telling us that they're not just protesting the move by president trump but also the lack of leadership that many see in the arab world on this issue right now. >> reporter: yes. these demonstrations have been spa sparked by recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel. people feel that arab leaders for one, and behind the scene and under the table, however you want to put it are sending a different message to the u.s. administration. so there is a lot of anger at the arab leader for -- but ironically one of the people who was giving a speech said something that -- and that is a
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thank you to president trump for reuniting -- they all agree upon which is status of jerusalem and -- it's important to keep in mind that over the last seven or eight years people have been very divided, up rising throughout the arab world, wars and libya and this is one issue that almost -- >> thank you. and that violence we're seeing in beirut is the latest
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among reaction to the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel. you've seen protests, clashes for days now with israeli forces in jerusalem and the west bank and the arab league has called on the united states to cancel its jerusalem decision. >> some groups are lashing out at u.s. vice president mike pence. he is set to visit the region this month. there are reports that palestinian president will not meet with him. state media in egypt say the koptic church will not either. the u.s. president donald trump on saturday honored u.s. civil rights heros of the past but he's also getting slammed by activist of the president. >> he attended the opening of the mississippi civil rights museum. he toured the pulling and spoked to those gathered there. >> several prominent civil rights leaders did not taepd that opening. they say the president's policies insult the people honored by the museum. >> it is my appreciation for the
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mississippi martyrs that are not here, the names both known and unknown that will not allow me, that will not allow many of us standing today to share a stage the president. >> the head of the civil rights organization, the naacp slammed mr. trump's appearance calling it a photo opportunity. >> cnn was at that event and has detailed for us. >> reporter: president trump spent about 40 minutes here at the muse crumb touring the facility. he saw an exhibit on the freedom riders who help desegregate the bus system, also saw an exhibit on med gar he was assassinated right here in jackson in 1963 and he delivered brief remarks lasting about ten minutes to a small group that accompanied him in the museum, we're talking about civil rights veterans, museum patrons and elected
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officials. listen to some of what he had to say. >> the civil rights museum symbolizes the fight to end slavery, to break down jim crow, to end segregation to gain the right to vote and to achieve the sacred birthright of equality. here -- [ applause ] >> that's big stuff. that's big stuff. those are very big phrases, very big words. here we memorialize the brave men and women who struggled to sacrifice and sacrifice so much so that others might live in freedom. >> reporter: so there you heard the president honoring a activist, honoring those who fought to end slavery, fought for their right to vote. people he called american heros, but one of the big criticisms that we're hearing from folks
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who decided to skip this event including the head of the naacp and vinnie thomas and john louis, they say that trump's inclusion in today's event is an insult to the very people being honored in this museum. they have a long list of grievances. overall, they say the president hasn't been a defender of civil rights and he's been criticized in the past for racial insensitivity. the activists point out the fact that he questioned the legitimacy of the first black president. he has endorsed the alabama senate candidate roy moore who when asked when america was last great talked about the era of slavery. families were more united even though there was slavery. john lewis and vinnie thompson in their statement highlighted the fact that the president has been bashing nfl players mostly
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black football players who have been kneeling to protest racial inequality. so those are some of the criticisms that face the president here along with about 100 protesters who turned their back on the motorcade. voters in the u.s. state of alabama will choose their next senator. it's not that simple, though. republican candidate roy moore has been accused of sexual misconduct and bors, accused by several women on friday. the u.s. president donald trump through his support behind roy moore and then today moore campaigned began calling people with a recorded message from the president himself. that message that roy moore will uphold conservative values. moore's democratic rival doug jones is courting the african-american vote. u.s. corey booker and deval
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patrick campaigned with jones saturday. both men are prominent figures in the african-american community. >> a lot of moving parts to this race that's set to take place tuesday. let's bring in leslie to talk more about this live in london. she's an associate professor at the university of london. always good to have you with us to talk about what's happening. so with this particular case, the u.s. president, you know, he of course didn't go to that state but he has attended the opening of a civil rights museum just next to the state in mississippi. several civil rights leaders boycotted the opening, suggesting that mr. trump's presence there was an insult they say and the president largely ignored that backlash, let's talk about the reasons that those icons decided not to attend. >> reporter: well, this president as you know has been seen as incredible divisive on issues of race and identity and so it's unsurprising i think especially in the aftermath if
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we go back to charlottesville in august and the president's response which was not unequivocal in terms of condemning the violence that was -- that came out of neo-nazi movement and that back and forth surrounding charlottesville has continued to dominate perceptions of this particular president along with a series of other statements and practices and the endorsement of course of roy moore is very significant. so it was not surprising the president kept his visit very short. remember he didn't attend the public ceremony of the opening of the museum. he attended a much smaller meeting and several of the people who boycotted said they hope to schedule another opening in which they can more fully participate. so it's not good but it's not tremendously surprising in light of the last several months and the rhetoric that's been coming out of the white house. >> but was this a double-edged
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sword for the u.s. president, so he attended but had he not attended would he have received just as much criticism? >> absolutely. there's no doubt that to not attend the opening of a civil rights museum of this kind in this location would be tremendously difficult. arguably he did the best thing he could do which was to keep his visit very short, very briefly and tort most part to stick to the script. the timing is difficult given that we're right up against this election which is very deeply contentious in the neighboring state but nonetheless it was a difficult -- difficult thing to manage and i think all parties sort of did what they needed to do and i suspect there will be much greater celebration of the museum subsequently. >> let's cross the border into the u.s. state of alabama. that election set for tuesday. the controversial senate roy
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moore, he has been accused of relationships with teenagers and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old while he was in his 30. he now has the full endorsement of the president who also has allegations from women against him. it's looking to be a tight race but if mr. moore were to win, how would that effect the brand, the republican brand moving forward? >> i think this is very difficult. roy moore was not a popular candidate even before these sexual allegations came out. he lost his job twice in the state as a chief of supreme court court for not following federal orders. he didn't have tremendous following and now in the context of the broader, the me too movement, if roy moore is elected into the senate it makes it very difficult for the republican party. there will be an ethics investigation ongoing which will
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cast a shadow and create a lot of very difficult problems. there's been an effort by many in the senate to distance themselves from him but once the president -- once president trump came out and really so strongly endorsed him it's made it much more difficult for them to balance their reactions. >> so as far as doug jones is concerned, we're seeing these high profile endorsement, the u.s. president not going to alabama but certainly endorsing this alabama senate candidate. not seeing the same high profile endorsements from democrats, why do you think that is the case? >> i think that there's probably a desire to hold back a little bit from this race because it's so potentially controversial and to perhaps avoid backlash if they come in too strong it -- the state is very strong republican state and perhaps there's a sense to wait and see
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how it plays out. roy moore is not a strong candidate within the state, hasn't been tremendously popular. he was down in the polls before trump endorsed him. so there might be some sense that restraint could be actually more effective strategy for influencing what happens on tuesday in that state. >> live for us in london, thanks for the insight today. >> thank you. firefighters have turned a corner we're happy to say on those aggressive fires in southern california. but could the forecast impact their progress? plus one of the world with's most mysterious currency gets a big boost in value this week. talking about bitcoin and if you own any, you might be smiling today. we'll be back after this. to find my next vacation. rome, show me something. i'm having breakfast at the pantheon. what an amazing view... of your finger.
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firefighters from all over the country have been in this fight and derek is here to tell us more about it. >> donald trump signed a federal state of emergency for california just on friday and what that did is freed up a lot of resources and money and red tape. there are ten u.s. states in the western part of the country that are contributing to the relief efforts in southern california, helping battle these blazes at the moment. over 200 fire fighting engines and over 700 total personnel being contributed as well. check out some of the visuals and you can see just how large these fires are. this is the thomas fire. it's just extensive. it's nearly the size of chicago and you can see some of the fire fighting efforts being done from the air and from the ground as well. to get back to the graphics, we have seen a 30% increase in wildfire activity compared to this time last year, unbelievable. thomas fire 15% contained.
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lilac fire over 40% contained. this is the burn area where we've highlighted in rain on google earth just to show you how large and expansive an area this really is. from oakview south to ventura and towards the mountainous areas of southern california. this area is just nearly the size of chicago. still a critical fire danger in threat today. over 20 million americans red flag warning continues. this has been ongoing for six days straight and the conditions there are just ripe for more fires to break out with winds picking up. there is silver lining, they have made some progress on some of the larger fires but that doesn't mean that embers aren't still possible there and with winds picking up later today, they could spread once again. >> not over yet. >> no, it is not. several day, if not week problem. >> thanks for keeping us up on it. >> yeah. you may have heard a lot about bitcoin, the
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cryptocurrency has been on a wild ride since $7,000 in value just last week. >> that's an extreme short-term price swing for any currency. bitcoin is digital money bought, sold and kept in so-called wallets online. it's encrypted so you can buy and use it anonymously. >> the traditional markets are taking renewed interest in it and bitcoin's value has exploded. just take a look at how its dollar value has shot up. it started at less than $800 in january before topping $17,000. this week and some of those traditional markets are hoping to cash in on the big business of bitcoin by opening there own futures exchanges. in just a few hours, the chicago board options exchange will open its bitcoin futures market and it will be joined by the chicago mercantile exchange later this month and nasdaq may follow next year. >> let's get all the details from miles johnson, capital
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markets editor for the financial times joining us now in london. pleasure to have you with us to talk about this. >> hi. >> let's start with the big picture here. you've described this in your own writing as a faith based financial asset for the populist era. explain to our viewers what you meanpy that. >> what i mean is the bitcoin is not an asset which can be valued by any traditional financial metrics and financial bubbles occur throughout history and interesting thing is really what they tell us about the societies at the time they occur and with bitcoin i really think it chimes with a collapse in confidence in traditional forms of authority and the traditional financial system. >> so we're seeing the currency on the rise. it started as we said this year worth less than $1,000 and a few days ago it hit 17,000. critics say it's a bubble. the bitcoin faithful say this is something that can't be analyzed
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by these traditional means. mainstream experts they just don't get it. your thoughts on that? is this something that can be understood by people who follow traditional means? >> i think it very much is sort of shows many different elements of what could be seen as a speculative bubble because it's used as faith based means evaluations. you can't understand this. the only way of understanding this is by adopting a new way of thinking and i think it very much means it's impumpus to normal fact based financial analysis. >> some of our viewers may ask the simple question for those who are not familiar with it, where can you use bitcoin? >> well, there are vendors who accept bitcoin as a means of payment but there's still a lot of friction in the bitcoin system. it's an expensive thing to transact with and most importantly it's extremely volatile. so it would be as if you went to
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the grocery store to buy something and the value of the dollar's in your pocket moved by 50% by the time you left your house to buying your groceries. it's very difficult to have a store of value and currency at the same time. >> let's talk about the people who actually led to this rise. we know that this is useful, being used on the dark market. what about its legitimate purposes and uses? >> yes. there are -- its supporters will argue that it's effectively creating a deextrawillized digital currency which is not dependent on the backing of government are central banks so that gives it a use and sort of stability which people who support it argue normal currencies don't have because they're dependent on central banks and governments. >> and the last question i'd like to ask you just about bitcoin mining. can you explain that please? >> bitcoin mining is effectively a means of producing more
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bitcoin and the most simplistic terms requires those who are mining to solve complex mathematical puzzles to create a new bitcoin of which there are limited supply. the issue is bitcoin money requires a large amount of power to do this and so it has a sort of cost and eventually there will be some sort of reconciliation between the cost in power terms and the actual amount of bitcoin and the price of bitcoin. >> miles johnson, live for us in london, thank you for the explanation on what's happening. >> thank you. and coming up here, the latest on tensions over the u.s.-jerusalem decision. we'll have a live report from the region. plus, celebrations there but these are not protests. we'll explain has cnn "newsroom" pushes on. no more questions for you! ouph, that milk in your cereal was messing with you, wasn't it? try lactaid, it's real milk without that annoying lactose.
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click, call or visit today. welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you're watching cnn "newsroom." i'm george howell. >> i'm natalie allen. protests have again rocked the u.s. after the u.s. recognized jerusalem as israel's capital. violent demonstrations have broken out near the u.s. embassy in lebanon. that's what you're seeing here. protesters set fires and lashed with security forces. authorities responded by firing tear gas to try to disburse the crowd of about 1,000. the u.s. state of mississippi, controversy followed the u.s. president as he spoke at the opening of a civil rights museum. civil rights activist called the president's policy insulting to those who were honored bill the museum and many activists
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boycotted that ceremony skblnchs police in sweden are looking for several people who threw burning objects at a synagog late saturday. no one was injured in the attack and firefighters extwinnished the flames from the object before they damaged the building. boris johnson has just wrapped up meetings with top iranian leaders, the uk foreign office said he had constructive talks with the iranian president about britain's support for iranian 2015 nuclear containment deal and other issues facing the two countries. the foreign office statement did not specifically mention the case of criminal prisoned british-iranian aide worker which was supposed to be among the topics discussed. we're talking more about the decision made by president trump. he has been criticized for his decision but he's also been praised. >> this is a clear break with the past administrations but the status quo never led to long-term peace. here's cnn nic robertson on
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whether mr. trump's gamble might pay off. >> reporter: clashes like these in the past few days, stone throwing, palestinians youth goading well armed israeli security officers apart what world leaders openly worried might happen recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital. their fears weren't misplaced. there have been casualties. yet this is only a partial picture, many of the palestinian protests have been relatively peaceful and overall have lacked the scale and zeal of past palestinian actions. it's way too soon to know how all this is going to turn out it raises the question, can president trump capitalize on his announcement. >> we're profoundly grateful for the president for his courageous and just decision to recognize jl as the capital of israel. >> reporter: israelis have been
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gushing in their praise. >> good step forward towards peace. >> when i came into office -- >> reporter: one lawmaker suggested trump's name should be carved into the western wall. one said he'd name a park after trump. there's been much speculation about why trump made the announcement. his critics say it was just to fulfill a campaign promise yet the careful framing by the white house and the positive israeli response perhaps gives trump leverage other u.s. presidents lacked. throughout the region, pro palestinian protesters have united to say trump is bias towards israel and the u.s. can't be a fair peace talk negotiator. the palestinians chief negotiator told cnn, trump had effectively shut down talks for a two state solution. >> president trump made the biggest mistake of his life. >> reporter: put the palestinion protest, i talked to people who said this too that they also
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told me that aren't happy with their own leadership. >> i think the leadership has had many opportunities for in terms of a wake up call and they haven't listened to the street. i hope it's a wake up call for them to pursue a course of action. >> reporter: frustrations hang in part on -- but also with regional leaders. >> some of the arab states are not reacting in a very vigorous and obvious way. the statement was dangerous. the reaction should be strong. >> reporter: helping israelis and palestinians find peace has been one of the bigger clefrpgz for american president. he's bedevilled the best minds and negotiators the u.s. has been able to muster. too soon to say if the gamble
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will payoff. nic robertson, cnn, jerusalem. >> interesting perspective there. more demonstrations are expected in this day and israel's prime minister is set to meet with french president mac kron. mr. macron is stepping up into this situation somewhat. ian lee is monitoring things for us in jerusalem and nic's report there did ask a lot of questions about how long these protests will go and what's really on the minds of people that are not just angry at donald trump, they're angry at some of their own leaders. >> reporter: that's right. when we saw in the beginning of that piece, we saw the intensity of the clashes between protesters and the army and the police on thursday, friday. today there's calls for more protests although we haven't seen them materialize in the street and that raises the question of does this story --
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or does this protest movement for the palestinians, does it have legs? will it continue? can they keep this momentum up? or will they eventually go home and just accept this decision by the united states. we also heard, though, the frustration from the palestinian leadership about there's really no way forward. we still haven't heard what way forward the palestinian authority is going to take and so that vacuum we have seen protesters on the street but right now it is quiet in jerusalem. >> we know that to the vice president mike pence will be visiting the region soon but he's not exactly getting a warm welcome or he's not expected to, is he? >> reporter: the palestinian authority and especially the palestinian authority the president said he's not going to meet with the vice president
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mike pence. we were in jerusalem and there's on the wall a painting of president trump and below it says that mike pence isn't welcome and that really is the sentiment with all palestinians right now. they don't want to have anything to do with the united states. they're very angry with the united states. there's a sense of -- not a betrayal but the fact that the united states has tried to portray itself as a neutral mediator ten the israelis and the palestinians and now the palestinians saying the united states is showing its true colors and more with israel and that's why they broke off talks the with the united states and essentially told the united states take a backseat in this peace process. but there is that vacuum there that will have to see what can possibly fill it when it comes to the peace process, but right now it doesn't look like the united states is going to be welcomed in bethlehem, anywhere
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in the palestinian territories any time soon. >> ian, thank you. the streets of baghdad there are celebrations and it's all about who is not in iraq any more. we'll explain. but some people still like cable. just like some people like wet grocery bags. getting a bad haircut. overcrowded trains. turnstiles that don't turn. and spilling coffee on themselves. but for everyone else, there's directv. for #1 rated customer satisfaction over cable, switch to directv. and for a limited time get a $100 reward card. call 1-800-directv ...studying to be a dentist and she gave me advice. she said... my daughter is... ...dadgo pro with crest pro-health. 4 out of 5 dentists confirm... ...these crest pro-health... ...products help maintain a... ...professional clean. go pro with crest pro health crest pro-health... ...really brought my mouth... the next level.
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the iraqi-syrian border. >> the dream of liberation is now reality and isis dream has come to an end. >> translator: we announced to our people and to the whole world that our heros have reached the final strong holds of daesh and purified it, raising the iraqi flags which were the iraqi usurped territories. the iraqi flag flies high today over all iraqi lands and over the remotest border areas. >> gentleman monica is live for us. you can tell from the images there the celebrations there is a great deal of pride here. explain these significance of the fact that the isis is not longer in iraq. >> reporter: this is a day that the iraqis are now calling victory day. they are taking this day to celebrate that finally isis no longer controls any significant territory in iraq. more than three years ago this
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moment would have seemed impossible if you look at how much territory the group controlled then. you're talking about major cities whether it's in western iraq like falluja and to the north and mosul. finally now after so much sacrifice and you talk to iraqis, they're not just celebrating this moment they're also taking a moment to remember the lives lost. we're talking about thousands of fighters, of civilians who sacrificed their lives in the battles and blood she had that we saw over the past three years to make this moment a reality. this is a very significant moment for iraq but there's also this realization that this is not the end. this might be the end of military operations and the battles but there's still a lod of hard work ahead for iraqis. >> let's talk about the terror group as it stands now. surely, isis has been broken
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down but how and where are they still viable? >> reporter: well, if you talked to officials they would tell you that the group no longer controls significant territory whether in iraq or in syria, so that so-called caliphate that isis declared no longer exists but that does not mean an end to a terror group. they still possess the capability and ability to carry out attack and that is one of the concerns here, george. and when it comes to iraq, we need to keep in mind, iraq has been here before, before isis, you had al qaeda in iraq and iraqis at one point marked the end of that group and it reemerged. so when you look at the conditions that led to the rise of isis a few years ago whether it is the divisions within the sectarian and ethnic divisions or the feelings among the sunni community that they were being
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neglected and marginalized and other factors that really hasn't been dealt with and that is why you're hearing these reminders from officials, for example, the united nation top official to iraq when he addressed the security council last month saying that military victories just one component of a very complex battle and that iraq needs to address these issues to make sure that we don't see a rise of another group after isis but again, george, at this point in time, iraqis are just taking this moment to celebrate the end of isis's reign of terror. >> thank you for the reporting. as iraqis celebrate what they hope will be peace in their country, we're going to talk peace in a moment. the noble peace prize ceremony is just a couple of hours away. we'll tell you how this year's winner, a group hopes to make the world a safer place.
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in just a few hours the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons or ican will be awarded the noble peace
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prize. >> it's receiving the honor for its work to draw attention to the cat the strof if i can consequences of nuclear weapons. it was a driving force behind the u.n. treaty on the prohibition of nuclear arms. they adopted the treaty in july. it prohibits countries from developing, from testing and stock piling nuclear weapons. 50 u.n. member states must ratify the treaty for it to become binding. the executive director is hopeful that will happen. >> it is the only rational choice and eliminating them begins with this treaty. let us for our leaders to reshape a new foreign policy that does not rely on these illegal weapons of mass destruction. let us make them sign this treaty. another woman speaking out against nuclear weapons is a survivor of a nuclear explosion. she was just 13 when an atomic bomb shattered the japanese city
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of heiroshima. >> no matter what happened, never the use of nuclear w. we have to think of millions of people who surround those cities. >> joining me now is the financial lawyer. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. do you think this will help their cause for this treaty to become binding under international law? >> well, you know, sometimes when the nobel peace prize awards a prize it sends a message and the message is clear over the past few years -- it's become increasingly noticeable that we're entering a very difficult period in terms of the likelihood of further proliferation of nuclear weapons
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and even the likelihood of war by giving the prize to i can the committee is honoring the importance, it's a noble goal and the committee wants to reinforce that point. >> yes. hopefully it will help them achieve what they want the to achieve. let's talk about the fact that all of a sudden nuclear war is something in just not the back of peoples' minds but a little bit more forward. who do you want the finger to? north korea? united states? for backing away from the iran nuclear deal? how did we get here in 2017? >> well, the fact is that when the nuclear nonproliferation treaty came into force a few decades ago, people believed it would be what they call a gallery rush to nuclear weapons, that many states would rush towards acquiring them. this did not happen.
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after the first phase only three states acquired nuclear weapons, india, pakistan and possibly israel and more recently north korea has acquired nuclear weapons but if the nucleorth ko issue is not resolved and if the states in asia do not believe that north korea is going to be contained then others may feel pressurized to acquire nuclear weapons. south korea, for example, even japan. the same is true in the middle east. if states in the gulf do not believe that iran is actually being constrained in acquiring nuclear weapons, we will see pressures amongst those states too to acquire nuclear weapons. so there is an increasing danger over the next few years that the breakout that was feared in the 1960s and '70s will start taking place thousand. >> right. we're going the right way on this certainly. i want to ask you too what do you make, major nuclear powers,
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the u.s., the uk and france not sending a delegation to the ceremony just deputies. israel has an ambassador there but others looking the other way on this one? >> ican has two main points. one is they focus on the terrible consequences of nuclear war and that is indisputable. they have another theory as well and that is nuclear weapons when push comes to shove does not aid the security of states, that the damage that's entailed if they all used would not really reinforce security. that is a theory that is contested. many states believe that nuclear weapons are integral part of the security. states have given up nuclear weapons. south africa, gave up nuclear weapons some time ago but that was because the south african
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government did not believe that nuclear weapons aided their security and i think they were absolutely correct but others have given up nuclear weapons such as ukraine, for example, gave up the nuclear weapons on its territory and now they are at war. colonel gaddafi gave up his weapons and he was attacked. not only is nuclear weapons relevant to their security but if they gave them up, their security will be degraded. >> interesting that you pointed that out and thank you for letting us know that. as far as curtailing those who want to have nuclear weapons, since you're here, what is your answer as far as the nuclear situation? >> well, i cannot believe that north korea will in the near future give up its nuclear weapons. the north korea regime believes that those weapons are integral to its defense against american and south korean advances, so while we may aim to constrain
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nuclear weapons and i think there is some room for the north koreans to curtail their progra programs, they aren't going to be giving up nuclear weapons readily, not in the short-term. ican has a laudable objective but in the near term and short-term, i cannot see any nuclear weapon state surrounding its nuclear weapons no matter what the political pressure or no matter what the legality of them are according to the united nations. >> somber thought indeed. we'll be thinking of ican as they get this nobel peace prize. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> that is sobering. >> it is. turning now to egypt where archeologists have unveiled artifacts found in two tombs over the past six months. among the finds a linen wrapped mummy, funeral masks and shrouds. some of them layered in gold.
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>> officials say some of the artifacts date back to egypt's 17th dynasty, around 1580 b.c. the tombs are located near luxor and are discovered in the 1990s but have been kept sealed until recently. >> it's been two long years since "star wars" fans were left wondering what's left in a galaxy far, far away. >> the wait is over. "star wars," the last jedi premiered saturday night in los angeles. there they are on the red carpet, the stars themselves. both human and droid. actress daisy ridly hinted the films plot involved women becoming more powerful and demanding respect. not unlike what's happening in hollywood and washington lately. go see that one. >> thanks for watching cnn "newsroom." i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howell. for our viewers here in the united states, new day is next. stay with us.
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good morning, everyone. i'm do you know what i mean? gallagher in for christi paul this sunday. >> i'm victor blackwell. good morning. >> breaking news. tear gas and water cannons and angry protesters and violent demonstrations erupting out of the u.s. interviewee. >> you see what is happening here. ben wedeman is among the crowds near the u.s. embassy in lebanon. describe what you're seeing near you. >> until about ten minutes ago, everything was


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