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North Korea in Focus at ASEAN Meeting; U.S. and Russian Diplomats Discuss New Sanctions; Trump's Popularity in Russia Sinks; Crisis in Venezuela; Model Abducted in Milan Now Safely Back Home; Hospitality Industry Faces Challenges after Brexit; Russians Getting Much Of The Credit For Ceasefire; Europe Sizzles Under 'Lucifer' Heat Wave; Justin Gatlin Denies Usain Bolt Farewell Victory. Aired 12-1a ET
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[00:00:07] ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN ANCHOR: The U.S. Secretary of State meets with Asian Ministers in hopes of finding a way to rein in North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
Venezuela's president meets with his military leaders after putting down what he calls a rebellion.
And residents embrace a ceasefire in parts of Syria and many thank Moscow for the pause in the fighting.
Hello -- everyone. Thanks for joining us.
I'm Rosemary Church at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.
CNN NEWSROOM starts right now.
The top North and South Korean diplomats have reportedly met face to face in the Philippines. South Korean media says the two foreign ministers spoke at a Manila gala on Sunday there in the Philippines for a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
New U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang have been a major focus of the event. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is also in Manila. He just said Washington was willing to hold talks with Pyongyang but there are conditions.
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REX TILLERSON, UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE: The best signal that North Korea can give us that they're prepared to talk would be stop these missile launches. You know, we've not had an extended period of time where they have not taken some type of provocative action by launching ballistic missiles.
So I think that would be the first and strongest signal they could send us is just stop -- stop these missile launches.
(END VIDEO CLIP) CHURCH: Alexandra Field joins us now from Seoul, and of course, Alexandra -- a lot to cover. I want to start with the foreign ministers of North and South Korea. Do we know what they may have achieved in their discussion?
ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well look, it's being described as a brief encounter -- Rosemary -- that, coming from local media here in South Korea. They're sourcing government officials, they say. But the foreign ministers of North Korea and South Korea have this brief exchange at a gala that was held at the ASEAN Summit for these foreign leaders. The diplomats were in attendance for these high-level talks that have started over the weekend and continued into this week.
It has been reported that the South Korean foreign minister asked the North Korean foreign minister to respond. It seems possible to that invitation for talks -- that invitation for dialogue that was extended weeks ago that has been a major focus of the Moon government which came to power here in South Korea in May for months now.
And we understand based on the reporting from local media that the response from the North Korean foreign minister was to doubt the sincerity of South Korea's invitation. Again, this appears to have just been a brief encounter -- a sort of sideline discussion that was happening in the context of this gala. But it does represent some contact that has become very rare.
The last you had the foreign ministers of North and South Korea speaking to each other was at the same event last year -- Rosemary.
CHURCH: Yes, interesting what took place there. Then, because of course, the new president of South Korea had been pushing for talks with North Korea in his campaigning and then, of course, once he took office. But he also spoke with President Trump, didn't he, over the weekend.
What came out of that discussion? And what would likely happen with North Korea if it continues launching these missiles?
FIELD: This was a discussion that follows up on this second ICBM launch that you saw from North Korea about a week ago. This is an opportunity for President Trump to talk to President Moon about how to proceed.
We understand from both sides that during this discussion, the two leaders talked about the mounting and increasing threat that has been presented by North Korea.
They also underscored what they both believed are the importance of these U.N. sanctions -- the latest sanctions to be levied against North Korea. They've been described as some of the toughest sanctions ever levied against -- places (ph) among the most heavily sanctions places on earth.
And they talked about the possibilities of dialogue. This has been a theme that we've been hearing from Washington in recent weeks now, as you point out -- Rosemary, from South Korea for months now. It's also something that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed when he met with his South Korean counterpart in Manila over the weekend that you're talking about how dialogue with North Korea could be achieved.
Look, the U.S. has been very clear according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that North Korea needs to take major steps that would qualify as a pre-condition for any kind of dialogue. You heard him calling for them to stop testing any missiles.
And the Secretary of State has made it clear that an agreement for denuclearization would be the pre-condition that could lead to dialogue.
[00:04:55] South Korea has taken a slightly more flexible approach. They have, of course, already extended that invitation for dialogue that never got any kind of response -- Rosemary.
CHURCH: All right. Alexandra Field -- reporting there from Seoul in South Korea just after 1:00 in the afternoon.
And let's go now to Ivan Watson. He is there in Manila, the Philippines where of course, this ASEAN Summit is taking place.
So Ivan -- of course, we know that the foreign ministers of North and South Korea have met. It was a brief meeting but significant in itself that they did talk. Is there anything that South Korea, Japan or the United States could say to North Korea to convince it to stop launching these missiles?
What is possible? What could be given to North Korea to do that?
IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: You know, that's a question that's kind of flummoxed everybody -- Rosemary, because North Korea has made it clear that it is hell-bent on developing its nuclear weapons and its ballistic missile technology.
And so they were given this very strong signal, as the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pointed out, with this United Nations Secretary Council resolution that got unanimous approval. Not only, you know, propose by the U.S. but also from Russia and China which will cut North Korean coal, iron and even seafood exports.
And Tillerson himself said we'll have to wait and see how the implementation of those sanctions will be -- that would be a big question and the U.S. will have to deal with it as that moves forward.
Now, the U.S. had also wanted to further diplomatically isolate North Korea at this ASEAN gathering which doesn't include just the 10 Southeast Asian nations but also at least 17 other nations represented at the Asia Regional Forum.
Now North Korea was not disinvited. Its membership in that forum has not been suspended. But ASEAN did take the unusual of issuing a joint statement expressing grave concern over North Korea's ballistic missile launches and pointing out that this was a threat to world peace.
How that message will be received by the North Korean foreign minister who is attending here, who will attend the Asian Regional Forum sessions later this afternoon -- that's not entirely clear.
We did see him on stage at a gala dinner last night along with dozens of other foreign ministers, not the U.S. Secretary of State I might add, who his aides say that he stayed in the hotel to work on today's meetings. He was not on stage with the many other heads of state.
The South Korean foreign minister was on that stage. And that was a big photo-op. People were clasping hands and the North Korea foreign minister was smiling very broadly at that gala dinner.
So if he is supposed to be diplomatically isolated at that moment, he looked very, very pleased -- Rosemary.
CHURCH: Right. Just after 12:00 in the afternoon there in Manila, Philippines talking live with our Ivan Watson. Many tanks.
Joining us now to talk more about this is CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer who's also an historian and professor at Princeton University. Thank you so much for being with us.
JULIAN ZELIZER, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: Thanks for having me.
CHURCH: So Julian -- what all has been achieved so far at this ASEAN Summit now that we are hearing that the foreign ministers of both North and South Korea have met and talked? Just how significant is that, do you think?
ZELIZER: Well, this comes after the unanimous vote by the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on North Korea so I think there's a feeling certainly from the Trump administration's side and Secretary Tillerson that there is growing momentum to put pressure on North Korea to conduct negotiations between the North and the South and to try to move towards some kind of resolution with the ongoing threat of economic sanctions and potential military action.
CHURCH: And then, of course, we hear that on day two of the summit, we expect U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be in the same room as North Korea's foreign minister. How likely is it, do you think that they will talk to each other and if they do what could that possibly achieve?
ZELIZER: Well, I think they might have some kind of talk. I mean at this point Secretary Tillerson is playing the role of the negotiator, which we would expect from the Secretary of State. More of the aggressive posture is coming from the President himself and from military parts of the administration.
So I'm not sure how substantive any discussions can be. Obviously the big goal at this point, stopping the missile test, is very clear. It's not as if it has to be articulated. But it would be at least diplomatic or theatrical to have some kind of restrained interaction between the two. CHURCH: Yes. And there has been a push from the U.S. and indeed South Korea to move toward possible talks. But not only did the U.N. Security Council unanimously approve these new sanctions against North Korea but China also told North Korea publicly to stop being provocative.
[00:10:08] Of course, it did also urge the U.S. to stop its joint military exercises -- that's not new; and asked for it to dismantle its anti-missile defense system. But how significant is it that China voted for the sanctions against its ally, North Korea; and also scolded Pyongyang publicly.
ZELIZER: Well, it's significant but I'm not sure the skeptics are convinced about what happens next here in the U.S. At this point, China has generally been unwilling to put much pressure -- economic pressure which is really the key point on North Korea.
Their interests are not necessarily the same as the U.S. They have the interest in North Korea continuing in some ways in its status quo form without all the provocation.
So I think there are many people watching from the U.S. that even with these new words are not convinced that there'll be any fundamental change in behavior from China.
CHURCH: And I did want to ask you this because Rex Tillerson did not attend that summit dinner for all the foreign ministers at the ASEAN summit. The reason given was that he was preparing for day two of the summit. Wasn't that a missed opportunity to talk with all the leaders present and to forge critical relationships, show a united front perhaps against North Korea's nuclear threat?
ZELIZER: I think many of his critics will say that. There's been a lot of critic of Secretary Tillerson who have not been pleased with how he's performed.
And in general, the administration has moved away from the Asia pivot that we saw under the Obama administration. So this is an example of where the administration could have tried to engage the region rather than withdraw and in focusing only on North Korea.
That was the premise of the Obama policy. That if you engage the entire region, ultimately that would be the best path toward getting cooperation from China and ultimately putting more severe pressure on North Korea.
But we'll see. That's not the path that the Trump administration has chosen to take.
CHURCH: Julian Zelizer -- always a pleasure to chat with you and get your perspective. Many thanks.
ZELIZER: Thank you.
CHURCH: And Rex Tillerson also met with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov on Sunday and they discussed the new U.S. sanctions against Moscow.
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TILLERSON: Russian meddling in the elections was certainly a serious incident. We talked about it in the discussion we had with Minister Lavrov yesterday and trying to help them understand just how serious this incident had been and how seriously they've damaged the relationship between the U.S. and the American people and the Russian people. That this had created serious mistrust between our two countries and that we simply have to find some way to deal with that.
SERGEY LAVROV, RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER (through translator): We had a lengthy meeting with Rex Tillerson. He was primarily interested. That was what he started with in details of those decisions that we grudgingly made in response to the law on anti-Russian sanctions taken in the Congress of the United States of America.
He provided an explanation -- actually his explanation was based on the interview of Vladimir Putin to Channel Russia. Everything was said in detail there.
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CHURCH: Russia had hoped that its relationship with the U.S. would improve when Donald Trump was elected U.S. President. Now those hopes have dimmed as the Russia election meddling investigation drags on and the new sanctions have been approved by Congress and by President Trump.
CNN's Oren Liebermann has the details.
OREN LIEBERMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The champagne floats freely on inauguration night -- Russian adoration for President Donald Trump on display.
Trump was given fawning press coverage -- a favor he returned.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with Russia. Wouldn't that be -- wouldn't that be nice.
LIEBERMANN: In Trump, Russia saw someone whose world view aligned with their own. Seven months later, the Trump-Putin bromance has come to an end and with it the Russian love for the American president -- his approval rate sliding.
The leading weekly talk shows saying Donald Trump shot himself in the leg, started limping and lost a good chunk of his powers. Now, they see a weak president, a Congress suffering from what they called Russo-phobic hysteria and an expanding Russia investigation Kremlin calls absurd and groundless.
What do you think of President Donald Trump? "I don't think things have changed with Trump in the office. Of course, we expected that there will be changes for good," this woman says. "He gave us some sort of hope but I think nothing has changed."
"My opinion of him has changed a bit," says this woman. "There's little hope now that our relations will get better. He behaves more like a businessman, not like a president."
[00:15:06] Trump's signing of the sanctions bill hitting Russia's energy and finance sectors dispelled any notions of the two countries getting along any time soon. The anger playing out -- where else, on Twitter.
Trump tweeting, "Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time and very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us health care." Trump's frustration against Congress seen as submission in Russia.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tweeting, "The Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way."
Trump and Putin have avoided criticizing each other directly. That hasn't saved the American president's image in Russia, now portrayed as impotent and weak.
A very different image of Putin on holiday in Southern Siberia seizing the moment -- the president proudly bearing his own popularity.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Putin, better -- better, better. He's the best friend of all the world.
LIEBERMANN: Oren Liebermann, CNN -- Moscow.
CHURCH: And we'll take a short break here.
But coming up, as protests grow more violent in Venezuela, authorities claim they've put down a revolt. Why President Nicholas Maduro said it was time to beat terrorism with bullets.
[00:20:11] CHURCH: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is celebrating the suppression of what officials call a rebellion. Authorities say there was an attack of the military base on Sunday and two people were killed. Mr. Maduro says government forces beat terrorism with bullets.
Here's our Leyla Santiago in Caracas.
LEYLA SANTIAGO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The government is calling this a terrorist paramilitary style attack. They say they have several people in custody and they're actively searching for others. And we've even seen the stronger military presence on the streets.
Now this revolt came shortly after a video was posted online by a group of uniformed men saying that this was a legitimate rebellion; that they wanted to reestablish constitutional order in Venezuela.
According to the government, these were all civilians except for one person involved in this group. And the government also claims that this group was backed by outside influences, specifically naming Colombia and Miami.
And this comes on the same day that the now ousted Attorney General Luisa Ortega-Diaz has spoken out yet again. She's been a very vocal critic of the government. Even though she once supported President Maduro, she is now saying that his actions are illegal, are not legitimate. And she claims that she is still the Attorney General of Venezuela despite who the new constituent assembly may have named as her replacement.
Remember this new constituent assembly is very controversial. It is expected to rewrite the constitution and could give President Maduro extended powers.
The new constituent assembly has already that it will establish a truth commission. One that the president said was put in place today and will move forward or risk getting to the bottom of the political unrest, the violence that has played out on the streets of Venezuela. But many in the opposition, the critics fear who that commission will target next.
Leyla Santiago, CNN -- Caracas.
CHURCH: A British model is now safely home in the United Kingdom following a terrifying ordeal. According to Italian police the 20- year-old woman was kidnapped when she went to a photo shoot in Milan. Authorities say she was to be sold for auction on the dark web. One man is in custody.
Our Barbie Nadeau has the latest now from Rome.
BARBIE NADEAU, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: But we know that we are looking for at least one other suspect who was involved in the original drugging of this young woman before she was taken into this hiding place near the French border on the Italian side of the French border.
The suspect that they have in custody is Polish. He has claimed to be part of the group called the Black Death Group.
There was a letter in some of his belongings that the Italian police have released to us that indicated that they had to decided to release because she was the mother of a young child and that was against the so-called company policy in terms of selling sex slaves. This is according to this letter. The Italian police are investigating whether or not that group exists
or whether or not that letter is obviously authentic or not.
But let's take a listen to what the Italian police had to say about this particular aspect.
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PAOLO STORARI, ITALIAN PROSECUTOR (through translator): Analyzing his e-mails, we understand that this person was, or said that he was, part of a group called Black Death Group.
Now whether this group exists or not, I quite frankly don't know. But there is a Europol report from 2015 that notes the existence of this group in the deep web, the hidden web.
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NADEAU: Now, of course, that's all to be verified by the Italian police as they look into this. One of the big problems with cases like this is anything on the dark net or the so-called deep web these are all unindexed Web sites that aren't even available for standard browsers so it's very difficult for people to get to the sources of these Web sites.
This particular man apparently told the model that he's made 15 million euro on the selling of women for sexual slavery on the deep web. Obviously that isn't confirmed either.
But even just the allegation of that is very disturbing. Police are very, very concerned though that there may be other women like this young model who are being held captive and who are being sold for sexual slavery on the deep web.
CHURCH: Very disturbing story there. Barbie Nadeau reporting.
When the U.K. leaves the E.U., the freedom of movement between Britain and the rest of Europe will likely end. E.U. citizens working in Britain and their employers face an uncertain future. And the hospitality industry could be hit especially hard.
[00:25:03] Our Nina Dos Santos looks at how one London hotel is dealing with it.
NINA DOS SANTOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: In the heart of Westminster, the Georgian House Hotel is preparing for a new day. With 60 rooms to clean, it's a busy operation but one thing they can't prepare for is Brexit which could cost a small hotel like this more than half of its employees.
Staff like Gabi (ph) from Romania in Britain just two years she may have to go when freedom of movements comes to an end in 2019. And with debts to pay back home and a daughter to support, she doesn't know how she'll manage.
GABI CARDOS (ph), HOTEL WORKER: I am alone. I'm a single mother. When I came here three years I start my life all over again. And it's very hard and I don't know if I can do that again. I'm hoping that I don't need to leave.
DOS SANTOS: Keeping people like Gabi is one immediate concern. And recruiting more is another.
SERANA VON DER HEYDE, OWNER, GEORGIAN HOUSE HOTEL: Already we have seen a change as far as it's become more difficult to recruit. Whereas before we would place an ad, soon we would have 50 applicants. We now get 10. So to get the kind of person that fits here we have to look longer and harder. And then during the day we have the bar here.
DOS SANTOS: With up to a quarter of the 4.5 million workers coming from the E.U., the U.K.'s hotels, restaurants and bars and particularly vulnerable to any changes in the labor force.
It's estimated over 60,000 new staff will be needed for a year after Brexit, a shortfall hoteliers doubt Britons would want to cover.
VON DER HEYDE: British kids are not interested in going to housekeeping. That's because they're interested in more glamorous areas of the industry.
DOS SANTOS: This hotel offers a microcosm of the challenges that the hospitality industry faces after Brexit, the sector which is the fourth largest employer in the U.K. and one which is uniquely dependent upon foreign tenants for its (inaudible) to grow.
And though businesses have raised their worries with the government, confusion reigns.
VERNON HUNTE, BRITISH HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION: It's crucial that the government avoids bringing in a change of circumstance after 2019 representing cliff's edge. It's crucial that across government, there is a joined approach to supporting our industry and those discussions will continue.
DOS SANTOS: In the meantime, people like Gabi and millions of others live in limbo, wondering if they'll have to check out for good in less than two years' time.
Nina Dos Santos, CNN -- London.
CHURCH: It's a welcome relief from relentless fighting. Coming up, an exclusive look at the calm inside one Syrian camp.
We're back in a moment.
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[00:31:23] ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN ANCHOR: A very warm welcome back to CNN NEWSROOM. I'm Rosemary Church.
Want to check the headlines for you this hour, if North Korea wants to negotiate, its missile tests must stop that is according to U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He's in the Philippines for the gathering of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations. New U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang have been a major focus of the event.
Violent clashes rock in Valencia, Venezuela hours after authorities say they suppressed what they're calling a terrorist attack at a military base. It's not clear if the incident was an attempt to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro's government. Two people were killed.
Israel is moving to shut down Al Jazeera's operations in the country, accusing the network of inciting violence. Israel's communications minister announced plans to revoke media credentials of Al Jazeera reporters. Close it's towards (ph) the bureau and pulled its broadcasts from local providers. Al Jazeera has denounced the move.
Mike Pence says he is not planning to run for president in 2020. And adamantly denies a "New York Times" report suggesting otherwise. The report says a Republican shadow campaign has been taking shape in the event that President Trump decides not to run again.
In southwestern Syria, there's an oasis of calm in the country's civil war, thanks to a ceasefire which is holding for now. It's a result of a U.S.-Russian effort, that some locals and government troops are giving Moscow all the credit.
Fred Pleitgen has this exclusive look at life in Quneitra.
FRED PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It was one of the most violent battlefields in Syria. Syrian army video shows fighting between government forces and rebels in Quneitra right on Israel's doorstep.
But now, there's a ceasefire. Tanks are parked. Soldiers relaxed.
The fighting has significantly decreased since the ceasefire this officer tells me, you totally noticed that. We don't hear shelling anymore. But sometimes, groups like the Nusra front break the truce. Nusra is not part of the agreement. If they start shooting, we have to retaliate.
This is the front line, right in the heart of town. While both the U.S. and Russia brokered this truce, the Syrian government troops feel, its Russia that has the upper hand.
Russia has helped a lot, he says, they laid the ground work for the ceasefire. They have the most power.
Quneitra is one of three areas in Syria where the U.S. and Russia negotiated truces between government and opposition forces. (on camera): The people here say of course, they appreciate the calm since the ceasefire has been put in place. But also say, it had almost an immediate impact on life here, with more people venturing out and more businesses opening their doors once again.
(voice-over): A lull on the battlefield means more commotion at the barbershop where Hadi Al-Assad (ph) works and many soldiers and towns people now come to get a trim.
We want this to be solved for good, he says. We just want our lives to be the way they were before.
Farming is also ramping up again. Nasser Al-Sayed (ph) spends hours in the blazing sun threshing wheat. While he commends both Russia and America for brokering the truce, he's grateful only to Moscow.
If America would have wanted to solve this, they could have done it a long time ago, he says. Russia is working hard. They are strong allies.
[00:35:09] From posts on the Golan Heights, Israel is observing things with growing unease. The Israeli's fear the ceasefire could allow its arch enemies, Iran and Hezbollah supporters of the Assad government to move forces into this area.
But at the moment, the people in this town aren't worried about thicker Middle Eastern security concerns. They're just enjoying the calm while it lasts.
Fred Pleitgen, CNN, Quneitra, Syria.
CHURCH: And we'll take a short break here. Coming up, it's so hot in parts of Europe. They're calling the heat wave Lucifer. We will check to see if it's going to cool down anytime soon. We're back in a moment.
CHURCH: And welcome back everyone. Well, people across much of the Europe are being warned to stay cool. Temperatures have soared well above 40 degrees celsius. The unusually long heat wave hitting the region is the most intense in more than a decade. And it's even earned a nickname to match.
Erin McLaughlin reports.
ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's hot out there. So devilishly hot, that the heat wave has a nickname, "Lucifer." And it's gripping parts of southern and eastern Europe, Serbia, Romania, Croatia, parts of Italy, Spain and France.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): It feels bad. Such weather makes me drink a liter of water every half hour. After you wet yourself with water, it feels like hot steam in the air around you.
(voice-over): Serbia is on red alert, the highest weather warning. And then Romania, reports the heat is turned deadly, at least two killed.
What separates this from your average summer scorcher, record-breaking temperatures lasting a lot longer than usual, a deadly combination, sparking wildfires and water shortages and in some places, damaging crops, all this during peak tourist season.
PHIL JORVIS, TOURIST: We are visitors from England. And we've had some nice weather this year. But it's not as hot as Rome, nowhere near. Making sure we drink a lot of water.
(voice-over): That's good advice, experts say, warning people to be careful to avoid the sun. And if you do go out, don't forget the sunscreen.
Erin McLaughlin, CNN, Paris.
CHURCH: All right. So let's see if there's any break and store for people across Europe and Israel. Here's Pedram Javaheri joins us now with the forecast. And Pedram, it was very important, all those warnings to people.
PEDRAM JAVAHERI, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Absolutely. But, you know, and it's just of course this is what you expect, right, in the month of August. But it's the long duration Rosie. As Erin said there in that story, where we have excessive heat for at least several weeks at time, we're talking upper 30s, lower 40s. And these were the temperatures. Your body's response to it is really going to be very hard pressed to be able to cool itself off efficiently.
[00:40:04] So, widespread coverage, we think some changes for the better in store. But all of that heat will want to be displaced elsewhere. So, other people that haven't been experiencing the heat are going to be getting in on the action.
So, here's what it looks like. Cordoba, and to Catania and Southern Italy, look at the middle 40s both on Saturday, a little cooler on Sunday, temps around 35 to 33 degrees respectively what it should be for this time of the year. So, it's about 10 degrees displaced from where the heat should be.
Notice, here goes the heat the next the couple of days, cooler air tries to come in. So finally get a break here. And with the excessive heat, I always talk about the studies that have been done on this that show that the human violence, human aggression, all of these are increased because of excessive heat. And crime as a result spikes as well with all of this.
In fact, the study that was a multi-year study done that put people in rooms over 10 degrees celsius, 25 celsius and also 40 celsius showed a filmed interaction of the people -- and the people that were in the 40 C room actually had the most hostile responses to the videos.
One of the ways these videos kind of analyze how the human body response to excessive heat, so, really not good news. You notice the trend at least Rome, is a better one. A cooling one that comes down to about 28 degrees, just below the average for this time of year as we go in towards the upcoming Friday here and into Saturday.
Here's what's going on over Japan, how about a half a meter or more of rainfall inside the last couple of days. This is a pesky of a tropical disturbance gets Noru setting there, just skirting the eastern coast of Japan on its 14th day as a typhoon in the last 50 years. Only one other storm has been a longer lived as a typhoon and that was Opal back in the 1970s.
So, you're looking at the storm system that is going to push into the record books. Right now, it's pushing in towards the central portion of Japan. And the Japanese Alps, well known for a very mountainous terrain, so not only will they displace the storm and begin really weaken it. But also squeeze all the moisture out of it.
The mountains there, home to some 400 ski resorts. So, of course not the time of the year, you're expecting to begin to snow. But again, it really act to shred the storm apart. And on Tuesday locally in Tokyo I think where the heaviest rain is going to be expected. Weather disruptions, the air travel of course are going to be expected as well. So it's a story we're going to follow here on CNN, Rosie.
CHURCH: Yes. A lot of weather stories to follow there, Pedram. Thank you so much for keeping us all up to date on that. Appreciate it.
JAVAHERI: Thank you.
CHURCH: Well, a message of peace from an Indian boxer aimed at easing tensions between India and China. Over the weekend, Vijender Singh defeated his Chinese rival in a title fight in Mumbai. He then dedicated his win to India-China relations and expressed his hope for peace. His comments come amid a border standoff involving work on a road on a plateau which separates the two countries. Singh says, he doesn't want tension on the border.
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VIJENDER SINGH, BOXER: India-China friendship because the tension on the border is not good because I see it on the social media, on the news it keep getting on, on and on, on and on, that's not good. So, I just give this title to the people, to the peace I think, because, you know, it's all about peace, it's all about India-China friendship.
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CHURCH: Also pushing for peace between the two countries, a sand artist who create this sculpture in India to mark international friendship day. It shows the flags of India and China with a dove, a symbol of peace. And thanks for your company here on NEWSROOM. I'm Rosemary Church. "WORLD SPORT" is next. Of course I'll be back at the top of the hour with more news from all around the world. Do stay with us.
[00:45:19] VINCE CELLINI, CNN WORLD SPORT ANCHOR: Welcome to WORLD SPORT at CNN center. I'm Vince Cellini. The day after we are speaking with a man who shocked the world. America's Justin Gatlin a day removed from what was supposed to be a golden goodbye for Usain Bolt that is 100 meter farewell at the World Athletic Championships.
A little perspective here, Bolt has been the standard in track and field since the 2008 Beijing games. In a sport marred by doping controversy, he's a clean athlete who sets world records, entertains his fans and therefore, has transcended his sport. There's great debate now about who will carry the sport forward after his retirement. But that door is wide open.
Bolt won his heat on Friday. But he was sloppy in doing so. Here in Saturday's final, again, a poor start for Bolt. He could not recover. The race got away and Gatlin ended up grasping gold leaving Bolt with bronze. Gatlin was booed in the intro. So, he shush the crowd afterward. And then he knelt at the feet of the great Jamaican star attribute.
Gatlin is the man who twice as served doping suspensions thus the crowd reaction. But yet he was the man winning gold and sending Usain Bolt into retirement. This is not the script that was expected for Bolt. But he competed in the strip relay next weekend and it will do so. But he didn't seem to have any hard feelings about this finish.
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USAIN BOLT, WON BRONZE MEDAL IN FINAL 100M RACE: No, it's well deserved, you know what I mean. I've said over the years that he's a great competitor, you know what I mean. If you don't show up on a night, he will beat you, you know what I mean. And for me, I didn't show up tonight, my start was horrifying as always. And it's surprising. Truly around dollars (ph) get better. But I didn't so, this one is thin.
BOLT: No. This is it, you know what I mean. My body is telling me it's time. You know what I mean, my legs are hurting now. It's the first time I've ever done running. And my legs are hurting. But it's time to go.
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CELLINI: We'll please to say I was joined by the mens 100 meter winner Justin Gatlin earlier from our London bureau, and he had a very shiny accessory in tow.
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) JUSTIN GATLIN, WINNER, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 100M: There you go.
CELLINI: Have you taken it off yet?
GATLIN: I have not. Not since I've got on the podium. I plan on wearing in the shower and sleeping in it too.
CELLINI: That's a lot of information. We appreciate it. Justin, first, let's talk about the bizarre atmosphere of the race. It's Bolt's last race. He's the sentimental favorite. You were booed by the crowd then and again today at your medal ceremony. How did you stay in the moment and win this race?
GATLIN: You know, I just focus on my lane. I listened to my coach. He told me to stay in my race pattern. I've been injured this year, earlier in the season. I wasn't able to have the terrific start that I usually have. But he said just hold on to your technique first half of the race and make a charge for the second half. And that's where usually Bolt is always victorious.
CELLINI: Did you feel that Bolt might be crying for an upset after the Friday heat? He didn't perform that well. He seemed uncomfortable.
GATLIN: No, not really. I mean, it's so hard to predict with Bolt, because he does just enough to get by. And then he basically comes alive when it's time for the finals. So, you don't know what Bolt you're going to get. And he's the kind of guy that he'll show up on a time.
CELLINI: We heard from Bolt. And there was a lot of mutual praise between yourself and Usain. So, can you share with us that moment after the race when you embrace and the two of you were talking together? What did you speak of?
GATLIN: He came over to me. Obviously, I bowed down to him in all the respect I have for him. And he came up to me and said, I didn't see you in lane eight. I said, I didn't see you in lane four. We both laughed. He said, congratulations. Well deserved. You worked hard for this. And he said, you're a classy guy. You don't deserve all these boos. Have respect. And you stay that way.
CELLINI: Has your relationship always been a good one with Bolt?
GATLIN: It has. And it's never really been publicized. And I don't want to put our careers on the back of, we're good friends or we're bad friends. It was just competitors who have a rivalry and we respect each other. But I think at this championship, a lot of people saw that we do have a mutual friendship.
CELLINI: Justin, at age 35 now, on what you've been through with the two suspensions, how do you work through the pushback from critics who say that you shouldn't even be competing? How do you block that out and go about your business?
GATLIN: By winning. I'm back, you know. And I've come out to -- I served my time. I went through all the channel of getting back on the track. And that's how society is. You know, you correct yourself, and normal society, you come back and you be a citizen of the community. And that's what I've done. And I've tried to aspire younger athletes what to do and what not to do. And that's what I'm here doing, just trying to be the best person I can be in life.
[00:50:02] CELLINI: The criticism, fair or unfair to you now? And again, is it just something you've come to live with?
GATLIN: It leaves me scratching my head, you know. I've been back in the sports 2010. I wasn't booed in 2010. I wasn't booed at '11. I wasn't booed in '12 which was still in London. I wasn't booed in '13. I wasn't booed on '14 or '15. Not so much in '16, but here, you know. I understand the reason why, you know, have black hat, you have white hat, you have evil, you have good. But I think it was really sensationalized by the media, between two people who have the utmost respect for each other.
CELLINI: Well, not to be outdone, another American sprinter offered a thrilling upset in the women's 100 meter final, again coupling a Jamaican runner among others. The USA's Tori Bowie was golden by the slimmest of margin, a stunning performance.
Bowie also beat race favorite Elaine Thompson of Jamaica who couldn't rally from a terrible start. Look at this, Bowie took Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast to the wire and leaning forward at the finish, one goal by one hundredth of a second. Ta Lou in her reaction thought she won it. But the definitive look shows the result. Tory Bowie going gold in a time of10.85 seconds, an incredible performance.
And still to come here on WORLD SPORT, its hello to the premier league season, as signaled by Community Shield from Wembley. We will have more London fun on the way.
CELLINI: Soccer now, and with an historic win for the Netherlands who's women's national football team claim their first ever major title beating Denmark at home in the final of the European championships. It was a six-goal thriller.
And with the game tied 2-2 at half time the Netherlands well orchestrated free kick letting Sherida Spitse was able to side foot it to the back of the net to put the home side up three and two. In the final moments, the orange put it away. Vivianne Miedema splitting the defender and the keeper and buries it, 4-2, the final score, Netherlands the Euro 2017 champions.
And that wasn't the only trophy up for grabs. The Community Shield at Wembley, London side Chelsea and Arsenal meeting in a charity match that means little yet so much as the prep for the premier league season which begins next weekend.
And the fans got their money worth, the full 90 minutes plus, an original kind of penalty shootout. Victor Moses gave Chelsea the early lead in the second half. But the Gunners got it back when a careless tackle from Pedro led to a red card and the Gunners equalizer. He was dismissed with a challenge on Mohamed Elneny. Sead Kolasinac heading a goal from the resulting free kick that led to shootout in which both teams did back-to-back kicks. And it was Olivier Giroud who scored the decisive kick Arsenal 4-1 on penalty.
And now a story of triumph over tragedy involving Alan Ruschel and three of the Chapecoense players who survived an air crash that killed 71 people in Colombia last year, Ruschel will return to football Monday in a friendly against Barcelona that is now much more tribute for Chapecoense then tuna (ph) for Barca.
[00:55:14] Ruschel and his team should expect a hero's welcome from the Catalan fans as the Brazilians are still rebuilding their team which has a lot of on-loan players, as it is Ruschel considers his return against Barcelona nothing short of a dream.
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ALAN RUSCHEL, CHAPECOENSE CRASH SURVIVOR AND DEFENDER (through translator): Today I'm here, alive. God is good. I am very grateful for God for everything he has given me in life. For everything he is doing for me. For me to be here today, to play at camp new and against Barcelona is a childhood dream. Exchanging shirts with Messi would be a great gift for me. The best player in the world, and one of the best in football history, for me, it would be great.
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CELLINI: Very powerful story.
And that's it from me and the WORLD SPORT team. But before we go, congratulations to South Korea's I.K. Kim on winning her first-ever major title and being the subject of our latest Rolex minute.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: After a four-day golfing master class, In-Kyung Kim has claimed her first Korea major championship on Sunday, winning the women's British Open by two strokes at Kingsbarns Golf Links.
Missing the cut at the previous two majors, the South Korean entered the weekend with a two-shot lead, before making her move on Saturday. In an exhibition of precision driving and spectacular putting, the 29- year-old scored a flawless round of 66 storming her way to a six-shot lead heading into Sunday.
And the rainy final day proved to be nothing more than victory lap. Despite tumultuous weather and pressure from Michelle Wie and Jodi Ewart Shadoff who showed a golf record equaling around of eight under. Kim held her nerve down the stretch, finishing the tournament 18 under par, claiming her third LPGA title of the season and the biggest victory of her career.
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