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subpoenas two more people, this as trump allies face their subpoena deadline. plus, the covid vaccine could be available for children within weeks. we have all the details for you. >> announcer: live from london, this is "cnn newsroom." with isa soares. welcome, everyone. it is friday, october the 8th, and we begin with a crisis averted for now. two senators, u.s. senators have voted to temporarily extend the nation's debt ceiling. that basically means they avoid what everyone agrees would have been a disastrous default. that means the u.s. government will have more money. in fact, it will have another $480 billion in about two more months to pay its bills. the house of representatives still has to agree. but this is only a temporary fix because come december 3rd, they will have to face a vote on this again. now, the stopgap measure brings
u.s. debt limit to a whopping $28.88 you can see there, trillion dollars. that's the amount the government can borrow to pay the bills it already owes and has nothing to do with future spending. so, what does this all mean? cnn's ryan nobles has more on the senate compromise as well as the major challenges still ahead. >> reporter: it wasn't easy, but the united states senate has passed a bill that is going to lift the debt ceiling temporarily through the first week of december and averting an economic catastrophe that could have happened if the debt ceiling wasn't lifted as soon as next week. republicans and democrats hashing out a deal that would basically just kick this problem down the road a couple of weeks, but avoiding that problem in the middle of october. but it still didn't come easy. republican leader mitch mcconnell working out a deal with chuck schumer that they hoped would mean they could bring that bill to the floor without any republican opposition, and then just
democrats could vote yes, republicans vote no. but the senate is a fickle place, and republican senator ted cruz and a few others said no, that they were still going to try and block the legislation. when you put that filibuster in place, that requires 60 votes total in order for there to even be an up and down vote. now, mcconnell did try and convince his colleagues to get those ten votes necessary to get it to the floor. he was successful, but there were a few anxious moments as the vote went down. ultimately there were the ten votes to get there. for the most part it was republican leaders, moderates, and a group of republican senators who are not seeking reelection that were not afraid to cast that vote to allow the bill to come tote floor. after that the simple up or down vote came through. and it passed along partisan lines. now, the house speaker nancy pelosi sent a letter to her colleagues earlier today informing them that they should be prepared to come back early
from their -- the recess they are currently on for the house to pass the same piece of legislation. the president, joe biden, has said he'll sign it into law. so the crisis for now will be averted, but again, to make clear, this has not solved any problems. the same impasse that we were dealing with here on capitol hill before we got to this point still exists. it's just now going to exist the first week in december before we get into the christmas holiday. but it's also important to point out it comes at the same time there will be another issue with the government spending. a government shutdown could loom once again, and there is still that continued debate over the president's domestic spending, a plan and agenda democrats still haggling out all those issues. so crisis averted, at least at one stage, but a lot more work to go. ryan nobles, cnn on capitol hill. >> well, u.s. treasury secretary janet yellen said she is relieved about the temporary fix for the debt limit, but she told
cnn's erin burnett that congress needs to come up with a long-term solution. take a listen. >> i think it is damaging to confidence of consumers, of investors, of course, everyone including me breathed a sigh of relief that we were able to reach an agreement that gets us to december 3rd. we were staring at october 18th as a time when we would, you know, run out of extraordinary measures and cash would be running down quickly. so it's important that we have met that deadline. >> and yellen. let's get a check of how the u.s. futures markets are responding. markets look pretty good, but pretty flat so far as we look at the futures. little change, but markets celebrated. obviously that decision by the senate to temporarily raise the debt ceiling of course, kicking
the can down the road. so farther seeing mostly green arrows. their eyes will be fixed on the release of the september u.s. jobs report and will likely shed some light on whether august disappointing numbers were just a blip or the start of an unwelcome trend. enhanced unemployment benefits expired at the beginning of september, and the port is expected to indicate what impact that had on the labor markets. so stock markets were fixed on that this friday. now, a deadline has now passed before close aides of former president trump to comply with subpoenas by the house select committee investigating the january 6 riot at the u.s. capitol. and the fresh round of subpoenas have gone out to organizers of the stop the steal rally that preceded the capital attack. the deadline for them is next wednesday. meanwhile, senate democrats have issued scathing report about then president trump's efforts to overturn his election loss. cnn's jessica schneider in washington has all the details for you.
>> reporter: former president trump releaptlessly sought to overturn the election. today the attempted coup is detailed in this 400 page senate report. trump directly asked justice department officials nine times to undermine the election result. and when the former president considered replacing then acting attorney jeffrey rosen with loyalist jeffrey clark, a d.o.j. lawyer who supported the election fraud lies, white house counsel pat cipollone, threatened to quit. >> it was cipollone who spoke up and said he thought this scenario and what they were trying to achieve was a murder-suicide pact, and the president should not do it. >> reporter: the committee's report is the most comprehensive account so far of trump's wide ranging plot. new revelations include accounts from inside the oval office on january 3rd when trump blamed former us attorney vijay pack to find mass election fraud in georgia and wanted him fired. that prompted acting deputy attorney general richard donohue to call park that night to tell him to preemptively resign,
which he did. republicans have already issued a rebuttal to the report dismissing the idea that trump was attempting a coup, noting that ultimately no action was taken by the d.o.j. >> in fact, if he had made another decision, you would have had a problem. >> reporter: but the senate report just adds to the mountain of revelations showcasing how trump and his loyalists tried to keep the former president in power. and the plot didn't just target the d.o.j. this memo obtained by cnn in mid september shows how conservative lawyer john eastman outlined a six-point scheme to persuade then vice president mike pence to throw out the election results on january 6th. >> this has been a massive attack on the integrity of the voting system in the greatest democracy on earth. >> reporter: meanwhile, new court documents revealed rudy giuliani and other trump allies testified under oath that they did little to verify these false election fraud claims before blasting them out to the public. in a sworn deposition, giuliani acknowledged he did not have all
the facts before falsely accusing a dough mignon voting systems executive of changing votes for joe biden. saying it this way. we didn't pronounce him guilty. we laid out the fact that we had. and all of this as the former president continues to insist the election was rigged. trump released a statement criticizing the work of the january 6th select committee, saying lawmakers should conclude that the real insurrection happened on november 3rd, the presidential election, not on january 6th. and the select committee just issued two new rounds of subpoenas to more people involved in planning the stop the steal rally on january 6th. that was a precursor to the capitol attack. one of the subpoenas is to the stop the steal group leader ali alexander. he previously claimed that he worked closely with republican congressmen planning the rally and that he communicated with the white house. all of those major points of interest for the select committee. jessica schneider, cnn, washington. now, the u.s. and mexico are
getting ready for talks on border security today. secretary of state anthony blinken is leading the us is delegation. the two countries are hoping to find new ways to cooperate on the migrant crisis, and the fight against human trafficking, drug smuggling as well as organized crime. a senior u.s. official said it is important for both sides to address the causes of those security causes. of course we'll stay on top that of story for you. now the collapse of an enormous scaffold at a high rise in hong kong a few hours ago has had tragic consequence. a fema worker died. she was rushed to the hospital where she passed away. the entangled mess as hong kong was under cyclone warning. the city was being buffeted by gusty winds. you can see there pretty heavy rains. still to come, young children could be lining up to get a covid vaccination soon.
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the world health organization is setting an ambitious goal to vaccinate 70% of the global population by the middle of next year. as you can see here, little more than a third of the world's population is fully vaccinated, 35.2%. that is according to our world in data. that is due in part to vaccine in equity. the u.n. secretary-general had some harsh words over the lack of access poorer nations have to these vital doses. take a listen. >> vaccine inequality is the best ally of the covid-19 pandemic. it's allowing variants to develop and run wild, condemning the world to millions more deaths and prolonging slow down that will cost millions of dollars. >> antonio guterres there.
all eyes will be on the food and drug administration in the coming weeks. pfizer just announced it is seeking emergency use authorization from the fda for its covid vaccine for young children. cnn's omar jimenez has the details for you. >> reporter: it's the beginning of a new phase in the fight against covid-19 as pfizer officially requests emergency use authorization from the fda for vaccinating 5 to 11-year-olds. the white house covid response coordinator says they're ready. >> we're working with states to set up convenient locations for parents and kids to get vaccinated, including pediatricians offices and community sites. so we'll be ready pending the cdc and fda action. >> reporter: it could mean shots in young kids' arms as soon as the end of october, but even now the u.s. is getting better. still averaging over 100,000 new covid-19 cases a day according to johns hopkins, but that's more than 11% down from last week's average and a 26% decrease from last month.
deaths and hospitalizations also down. all driven by the vaccine, yet many are still skeptical. >> remember, we've lost now 100,000 americans over the summer from covid-19 here in the south despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines. we know what this is. this is defiance. not even misinformation or disinformation any more. i call this anti-science aggression. >> reporter: and on masks, currently more than 99% of the u.s. population lives in a county where people should be wearing one indoors, according to cdc guidance. including cook county and the chicago land area where president joe biden is visiting today. >> since september we've seen a decline in delta, and that's encouraging. as we scale up our vaccination, hopefully get up to that 80% range, we're going to see a decrease in the intensity of covid-19. the disease spectrum will become more mild. people won't die. >> reporter: despite
improvements countrywide, the pandemic has still created sobering realities. covid-19 has taken the parents or grandparent care givers of 140,000 u.s. children. minorities at a higher rate, according to the cdc and other researchers. available data through june showed that racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 65% of those who lost a care giver while white children accounted for 35. even though minorities makeup just 39% of the population. >> as serious as those in equities are, things seem to be headed in the right direction. plus the possibility of an antiviral pill against covid-19 along with the prospect of having vaccinated 5 to 11-year-olds have some including former fda commissioner scott gottlieb optimistic they can be book ends to the pandemic at the very least a light at the end of what has felt like an endless tunnel. omar jimenez, cnn, chicago.
well, if the covid vaccine is authorized for young children, the u.s. surgeon jen says more states will likely mandate vaccinations for students in the coming school year. take a listen. >> part of the reason you're going to see states move in that direction post authorization is because we all want our kids to go back to school, to be able so stay in school, and to be safe. and many people out there think that covid is not a big deal for kids, we shouldn't really worry about it. but i will tell you, we have lost hundreds of children to covid. thousands have been hospitalized, and we could prevent a lot of this with a safe and effective vaccine. well, meanwhile, florida state board of education has voted to sanction eight of its school districts for not allowing parents to opt out of mask mandates. in addition to docking the pay of school board members, the board commission recommends that the state withhold further money to grants by the biden administration. superintendents from those districts argued they were in compliance and cited increasing
covid case counts for the mask mandates. u.s. president joe biden is defending his vaccine requirements of federal workers, large employers, as well as health care staff. and he took his message really on the road on thursday in hopes more businesses will follow his lead. jeff zeleny has more for you. >> reporter: president biden traveling to illinois on thursday to make the case for vaccine mandates for corporations. visiting elk grove village, illinois, speaking with the chairman of united airlines, one of the private kpdscompanies hen the u.s. leading the way requiring its employees to be vaccinated. some 99% of all employees are vaccinated. the president urging other companies to follow this their lead. other airlines already have. other large companies as well. the president delivering an economic argument for why this is the way out of the pandemic. >> i'm calling on more employers to act. my message is require your
employees to get vaccinated. the vaccinations are going to beat this pandemic finally. without them, we face endless months of chaos in our hospitals, damage to our economy, and anxiety in our schools. >> reporter: the president using that economic argument acknowledging it is tough medicine, in his words, for some employers and employees. but he said that is the only way to lead the united states out of this pandemic heading into the fall and winter colder months. the president also bluntly acknowledged he was not in favor of these mandates only months ago. he said it was not his first instinct. but because of the major reluctance across this country to vaccinate americans, this is actually been more effective than anything else has. the president says the corner has been turned, that delta variant still not out of the woods. he urged americans and companies to require vaccinations. jeff zeleny, cnn, elk grove village, illinois. now, american airlines is one company rolling out a new covid mandate for all of its
employees, and there are serious consequence for those who don't comply. cnn's pete pete muntean explains. >> reporter: american airlines has set the deadline for its employees in the united states to get vaccinated as the day before thanksgiving. it's the timing that is so interesting here because the wednesday before thanksgiving is typically the kickoff to the busy holiday travel season. american will not say if that is intentional, but the airline is actually going one step further here than other vaccine mandates. it is requiring that these employees get vaccinated fully by november 24th, meaning somebody who is getting the moderna shot would have to get their first dose on october 27th. clock is ticking for tens of thousands of employees here who just got a sternly worded memo from american airlines that says, to be clear, if you fail to comply with the requirement, the result will be termination from the company. we know that these mandates work on the vaccine hesitant. take united airlines mandate, for example.
just went into place last week. 67,000 employees in the united states had to submit to this, and of those only about 232 resisted, and united tells us that number went down as the firing process for those employees began. pete pete muntean, cnn, washington. well, there's more trouble this morning for the national hockey league's evander kane. front office sports in the espn cite unnamed sources who say they didn't say whether he submitted a false vaccination card. san jose sharks forward was cleared last month of gambling on nhl games including some he had played in. cnn has reached out to kane's attorney for comment. now, the english premier league has given its blessing to the controversial take over newcastle united football club. it has been sold to a consortium that includes a saudi sovereign wealth fund known as pif. the deal is reportedly worth about $400 million, but it's
being highly controversial because of the kingdom's human rights record. the fund is chaired by saudi crown prince, mohammed bin salman who according to u.s. intelligence agencies approved the operation this is jamal khashoggi was killed. they say it passed the test and the league assured they won't control the team. patrick joins me from cnn. patrick, look, good morning to you. i was looking at the papers this morning. pretty much all over the newspapers, yes, with the condemnation, but also from the fans. clearly ecstatic and clearly prepared to ignore the criticism. >> reporter: isa, yeah. i think you said it absolutely spot on. good morning to you as well. this is a story that's dominating on the global football scene. it really is something we are all staking stock of still, resonating, as they say, all around the world. that controversial saudi arabian
backed take over, let's put it into context. one of the historic names in football, but the team languishing second from bottom in the premier league, having a really bad time on the field of play. look, this has been a long-running saga. it looked like it was going to be going through over a year ago now. it got halted, during which time we have indeed seen saudi arabia's human rights record coming under intense scrutiny during that time. i want to hone in on that premier league statement. premier league has now received legally binding assurances that the kingdom of saudi arabia will not control newcastle united football club. so how is this all going to play out, then, especially financially? we have the three-party consortium including the saudi arabian public fund. total estimated asset value in the range of something like $450 billion, isa. the consortium including venture capital and private equity company, and the rb sports and
media. we'll get to reaction absolutely from amnesty international. it was swift, it was strong, and it urges the english top flight to change the league's owners in the test which the deal ultimately passed. take a listen. >> ever since this deal was fast talked about eight months ago, amnesty said it would represent a high water mark with the saudi authorities to clean up their human rights effort by buying english top flight football. it seemed the premier league was going in one direction on this decision. now they've gone in another. it sets a dangerous precedent the english football is open for business when it comes to sports watching. >> reporter: you mentioned the fans. the newcastle fans. this was a scene first as they gathered outside the club's iconic saint james park ground. we were giving thought to this earlier. this deal does make newcastle probably the richest team in football at least. fans likely to expect to see the
club flexing its muscles financially. it will be interesting to see how they approach it. i'll get into that in a few moments. the big picture financially, these figures spell it out, don't they? the consortium estimated the $450 billion mark as we pointed out earlier. compare that with man city's abu dhabi owners and the qatari owners. isa, look, newcastle united, the fans -- the fans are, indeed, the lifeblood of the sport. we saw that earlier this year with the doomed european super league. very powerful collective voice, but newcastle club craving silverware. 1955 the last time they won anything major of substance domestically. that was english fa cup. you have to go back to 1927 the last time they won the top flight title. back to you. >> and you know, patrick, looking at those numbers, that is putting into perspective,
that is a lot of money. let's see if it makes any difference, like you said, when it comes to those results. patrick snell there for us. thanks very much, patrick. good to see you. now, the manhunt continues for gabby petito's missing fiancee. police are now getting some help from his father. we will get the latest from florida on the search. that's next. for fast drug free relief vicks sinex. instantly clear everyday congestion. and try vicks sinex children's saline. safe and gentle relief for children's noses. tony here from creditrepair.com taking to the streets to talk about credit. can you repair your credit yourself? yes. -great. how? uhhh... how long does credit repair take?
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bills. of course, it is only a short-term solution. in the coming weeks, the fda is expected to decide whether to allow children to receive pfizer's covid vaccine. now, the father of brian laundrie has joined the police manhunt in florida for son, the missing fiancee, of course, of gabby petito. she was murdered while the couple was on a trip in wyoming. her family hopes he is found alive so they can get some answers. here's cnn's leyla santiago. >> reporter: brian laundrie's father chris laundrie assisting authorities in the search for his son. after leaving his house alone this morning, chris is seen entering the carlton reserve along with police. the attorney for the family telling cnn brian's father spent more than three hours at the 25,000 acre reserve, assisting authorities in the search. chris was asked to point out any favorite trails or spots that brian may have used in the preserve, although chris and roberta laundrie provided this information verbally three weeks ago, it is now thought that on-site assistance may be better.
brian reportedly told his parents he was headed to the reserve when they last saw him on september 13th, more than three weeks later, and still no sign of gabby petito's fiancee. the attorney for laundrie's parents telling cnn, brian's parents believe he is still there, adding, the parents see no reason to make a public call for brian to surrender to authorities because he says, quote, in short, the parents believe brian was and still is in the preserve. so there was no reason to issue a plea on media that he, brian, does not have access to. police are now denying that a recent camp site was found at the carlton reserve after a source close to the family reported one wednesday, holding off chris laundrie for search for a day while police investigated. north fort police telling cnn, quote, is it possible they thought there might be a camp site out there or something they may have seen from the air, but when they got on the ground that's not what it turned out to be? sure, i think that's a
possibilities. but he also says, quote, bottom line is that investigators are telling me that no camp site was found out there. meanwhile, gabby petito's parents and step parents grieving her loss and telling fox news they hope brian laundrie is found alive. >> he's a missing piece of the puzzle to find out what happened. >> when we say he's the key, he's the key to what happened. >> what happened out there. until we find him, we won't know. >> we believe he knows everything. >> reporter: and the attorney for brian laundrie's parents tell cnn that while chris laundrie was out at that reserve, there were no discoveries, but he was out there to walk law enforcement through that area of places that brian was known to frequent there in that reserve. he also added in that statement that they hope that law enforcement can find brian. leyla santiago, cnn, north port, florida. well, here the british government has launched a new inquiry into issues raised by
the conviction of former police officer who brutally murdered london woman back in march. activists say it isn't enough and are calling for new measures to stamp out active police violence against women. cnn's anna bashir has more for you. >> reporter: enough is enough. 16 silhouettes for the 16 women researchers say have been killed by serving or former police officer since 2009. it's a troubling statistic gathered by an organization which tracks fem site in the uk and brought into the spotlight following the murder of sarah everard. cousins used his authority as a serving police man to falsely arrest, abduct and rape her. >> i absolutely know that there are those who feel that trust in us is shaken. >> reporter: it is this erosion of trust that officials in the uk are now trying to tackle. increasing police presence in busy public spaces, and advising
women to ask key questions if they are approached by a lone officer. >> if somebody doesn't feel safe and they're not comfortable in the environment and they're dealing with a police officer, then ask them some questions. where are you from? why have you stopped me? where are your colleagues? and that way they can start to feel safe. >> reporter: but for the many still shaken by sarah's murder, these measures do little to restore public confidence in the police. yet again, it puts the onus of safety on women. suggestions all actions women have to take to keep themselves safe rather than women being safe because we can trust a police officer. sarah's murder has brought into sharp focus the issue of police perpetrated acts of violence against women. between 2018 and 2019, 143 allegations of sexual assault by police officers were recorded in england and wales. and in 2019, a police watch dog found that more than 400 referrals were made in relation
to abuse of power for sexual purposes over just three years. sarah billingham who led the q inquiry said even one case is one too many. >> the evidence speaks for itself. they have found their way into policing. until matters change, i can't say with certainty that policing is free from those prejudices, victims will always be kept safe by those who are there to protect them. >> reporter: do you think there is a culture within the british police force that allows police officers to commit such crimes with some level of impunity? >> there is a degree of tolerance within policing which is an unacceptable degree of tolerance of misogynistic behavior. and that needs to change. >> reporter: the government has now launched an inquiry into the issues raised by the conviction
of wayne cousins, including wider issues across policing, such as vetting practices, workplace behavior, and disciplinary action. the campaigners say the abuse of power by some police officers is just one part of a wider epidemic of violence against women. >> there is a wider, more deeper structural issue around women and the way the police police women and that currently won't be addressed by the report. i hope that scope will be widened. >> reporter: just as flowers continue to be left for sarah months after her brutal murder, the demand for police reform and greater accountability persists. cnn, london. thank you to her. now, brazilian police find more than 8,000 items of nazi memorabilia at the home of a suspected pedophile. rio de janeiro said they found
illicit possessions. metals, coins, uniforms, flags and images you can see there of adolf hitler. the man has been charged with racial discrimination and child pornography among other crimes and could face up to 30 years in prison. now, what caused that massive oil spill off the coast of california? we'll have the very latest on the investigation and see how clean-up efforts are coming along there. plus, the kremlin is offering to help pump more gas to europe. what the offer could mean for a controversial gas pipeline. that's next.
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hundreds of homes and businesses have been destroyed and crops are devastated. well, water is now receding in parts of the u.s. state of alabama that were inundated early this week. if you remember earlier in the show, four people were killed after heavy rains caused flash flooding wednesday including a 4-year-old girl. dozens had to be rescued from flooded homes and vehicles. but as alabama looks at the storms in the rearview mirror, the states to the east really bracing themselves for a hit. derek van dam explains. >> that's right, isa. in fact, the heavy rain that caused the flash flooding over central alabama yesterday has shifted eastward. we've had a significant amount of rainfall across central and northern georgia, and there is still precipitation moving through. that's why the national weather service has extended the flash flood watch across the greater atlanta metro region. that extends into portions of the carolinas as well. still an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain. look out for localized flash flooding throughout that area. we are also monitoring a few
different disturbances off the coast of the carolinas. the national hurricane center has a 30% chance of tropical development. and just looking at some of the latest computer models and the trends, we're starting to see kind of a closed circulation off the coast line. so looking more and more suspect for tropical development this weekend, and into the early parts of next week that could impact places like north carolina into virginia, as far north as new jersey. we'll monitor the situation very closely. one thing's for sure. it will be a wrath ore unsettled weekend for the eastern sea bi board and winds of tropical storm force. rain accumulation could pile up over a couple of inches for some locations, especially over virginia and the eastern coast line of the carolinas. we're monitoring a few different storm systems over the western u.s. where we'll see our first significant snowfall across the money mountainous regions of the
rockies. we expect temperatures to stay can cool. 74 for denver. you can sigh how the cool wither stays predominantly over the western u.s. while we warm up in the east. isa, back to you. >> thank you very much, derek. the oil spill in california appears to spread south. showing up on san diego county beaches. booms have been deployed and tests are underway to see if they are from the orange county spill. a small split in an under say p -- undersea pipe has released crude into the ocean. cnn has more on the investigation into the cause of that oil spill. >> reporter: we are getting new information and new images. the coast guard providing under water video that shows that 13-inch split in the pipeline. the c.e.o. of amplify energy describing that pipeline like a bow string, and the preliminary report in this investigation showing that it was the anchor of a passing ship that hooked
onto that pipeline and moved it more than 100 feet. the coast guard, though, not confirming which ship is responsible for this. but we do know that the coast guard boarded a german ship on wednesday. still, a lot of questions in terms of the investigation and the time line when authorities were notified and how quickly this clean-up process began. this is a difficult clean-up process that is going to take a long time. and just to put it into perspective, so far only about 6,000 gallons of oil has been recovered, and that's of the more than 100,000 gallons of oil that spilled into the ocean. so clearly a lot of work to be done here, and a lot of questions to be answered. camilla bernal, cnn, los angeles. stations in india searching for coal as stockpiles dropped to critically low levels. india central authority says
nearly half the country's coal fired power plants are only eye two-day supply left. they could face electricity shortages in the coming months. rolling blackouts have already begun for some residents in china. it's a growing power supply crunch crunch really that forced companies to cut production. prices left countries scrambling. that may hinge on the controversial north stream to pipeline. >> reporter: gas prices have increased eight fold over the last year, but they did ease thursday after president putin said russia could look at exporting more gas to europe which is something that iea called for two weeks ago. at the same time, russia's deputy prime minister suggested that a speedy certification of its new pipeline nord stream 2 would bring deion gas prices. this increase owes concerns russia could keep back gas to
keep prices high. that led to a quick approval of north stream 2. this is a pipeline completed last month. german regulators have four months to approve it. it is being fiercely opposed for years by some european nations as well as the u.s. one of the major regions being that it bypasses ukraine. that means ukraine would lose out on valuable gas transfer fees. they reached a dial with berlin in july saying it would allow the pipeline to go a hid in exchange for financial aid to ukraine. there are many reasons, though, far beyond russia for high gas prices in europe. both when it comes to supply and demand. next week the e.u. will publish a tool box of measures to help member states respond to the crisis. it will include grants and energy tax cuts to help support consumers through winter which could be devastatingly expensive. anna stewart, cnn, london. we're about 50 minutes or so away from finding out this
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one of new york city's biggest costume parties is back after year's absence due to the pandemic. fans began lining up for comic-con at the city's jacob javits center for the first time since 2019. the annual gathering is a chance for people to wear, of course, outrageous outfits from comic books, cartoons as well as pop culture. pretty cool. the strict covid guidelines are still in place. everyone over 12 must be vaccinated and masks must be worn inside the venue. now, we are moments away from finding out who the winner of the 2021 nobel peace prize will be. last year the coveted award went to the world food program, the world's largest humanitarian efforts to combat hunger in the midst of a global pandemic. so who is in it this year? cnn looks at the front runners. >> reporter: locked behind the highly protected door, a list of the 329 nominees to win this
year's nobel peace prize. one of the world's most prestigious awards will go to one of the individuals or organizations on that list. but until friday's announcement, the winner remains a mystery about which we can only speculate. each year the peace research institute oslo or prio does just that, with an esteemed prediction of likely front runners. >> first i think journalist prize this year would be very important and speak to both the fight against fake news and the important work that journalists are doing in conflict areas all over the world. >> reporter: those protecting freedom of speech are high on the list, followed by those defending democracy. the director says another likely candidate is svetlana, an exile belarusian human rights activist and opposition leader at the forefront of the resistance against the country's authoritarian president. if the nobel committee chooses to award political dissidents, possible winners could include
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