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i'm rich barnes. it's hard for people to k how much their accident case is worth.h barnes. t ouour juryry aorneneys hehelpou ♪ hello. welcome to viewers joining us in the united states and around the world. you're watching cnn newsroom. i'm rosemary church. just ahead, treacherous road conditions are a major concern for millions of americans as a vicious winter storm pummels much of the east coast. djokovic deported. the australian open is now under way without the world's top tennis player. plus north korea test fires
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more suspected missiles. the fourth time in just a month. we're live in tokyo with the details. >> announcer: live from cnn center, this is "cnn newsroom" with rosemary church. good to have you with us. well, a brutal winter storm has been battering much of the southeastern u.s. with freezing rain and snow. and the northeast is next. as many as 80 million americans were under winter weather alerts on sunday, stretching from georgia to maine. and the effects of this system could cause problems for days to come. states in the appalachian region are seeing heavy snowfall and high winds. parts of north carolina got as much as a foot of snow, or about 30 centimeters. and at least 25 counties declared a state of emergency. down in florida this system spawned tornadoes on the west
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coast, which destroyed at least 28 homes and damaged dozens more. downed trees and power lines knocked out power to nearly 300,000 customers across the southeast on sunday. more than 150,000 along the east coast are still in the dark. and more than 3,000 flights were canceled sunday, according to flight aware, largely due to the weather. 1,200 more are already canceled for monday. with this weather system moving through the northeast, parts of pennsylvania are feeling snow. winter weather advisories are for the next couple of hours. >> before the first snowflakes fell in pennsylvania, governor tom wolf was urging people to stay home.
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in terms of pittsburgh, they realized their last snow event came up short. they did not expect or anticipate a refreezing event that took place after that snowfall and making many of those side roads basically impassable and just a frozen mess. so what they've done, according to the mayor in an announcement made on friday, they tried to improve their response, we saw it on sunday with plow trucks and snow removal equipment out and about on the streets and sidewalks. forecasters here expect up to a foot of snow in and around pittsburgh so the main concern is monday morning, though it is a holiday. school was not scheduled for today. there are folks who have to get to work, so authorities are concentrating on roads and highways. let's go to meteorologist tyler malden he joins me on the latest with the winter weather conditions. what are you seeing?
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>> rosemary, first of all, any snow and any snow that melted across the southeast, any rain that fell that is still lingering on the roadways, it will freeze overnight. we have to watch out for black ice in the southeast. towards maine, we have winter weather alerts. notice the swirl here. this is pushing out of the carolinas moving into the northeast. we did see earlier was right through maryland, we saw snowfall followed by severe weather just within a matter of about four hours or so. that heavy snowfall is now pushing across pennsylvania, on into new york, on the backside on into ohio, too. we're seeing snowfall rates that are really significant. so what is going to happen as this pushes to the north, it will leave a decent swath of snowfall behind. the pink areas here, those are
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amounts of about 12 to 18 inches of additional snowfall. the consensus will be about four, five, maybe six inches across the mid-atlantic and the northeast. up along the coastline just light snowfall. we are seeing wind gust alerts. gusts of almost 50 miles per hour, 60 miles per hour as this system pushes up to the north. watch for the reds on the map, up the appalachian, across the mid-atlantic and the northeast. that will be problematic because any ground saturated, that wind could cause a tre e to topple over. in addition, you have ice that could form on those trees in saturated grounds and then that wind comes through and it could topple down the tree. that could lead to power outages. it will lead to treacherous
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driving conditions, too. mid to late week, there is a clipper system moving across the great lakes and ohio river valley that will be pushing into the northeast. we'll add to the winter weather woes here across this portion of the country in the days to come. roads mary? >> tyler, thank you very much for keeping a close eye on all of that. south korea says the latest missile test from north korea are "very regrettable actions. seoul held a meeting after the last missile testing. the missiles were launched from near pyongyang's international airport into the sea to the east. blake essig joins us live from tokyo with more on that. so the fourth time in a month that north korea has apparently tested ballistic missiles. everyone is asking what's going
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on. >> you know, since the start of the year, north korea has sent a strong message to the world by conducting several missile tests while south korea, the united states and japan are currently analyzing details of this most recent launch that took place early this morning local time. based on the estimated maximum altitude and distance the missiles traveled, japanese and s south korean officials both believe north korea test fired two short-range missiles. as you mentioned, this is the fourth missile test by north korea in january alone, that's compared to two tests in all of last year. the increased number of missile tests should not come as a surprise, that's because just a few weeks ago kim jong-un promised to further strengthen his country's military capability during a speech closing out its five-day party meeting. before today's test, the last missile launch was carried out
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less than a week ago and took place a few hours after north korea's foreign ministry released a statement expressing frustration over new sanctions imposed by the united states. the statement said that if the u.s. adopts such a confrontational stance, north korea will be forced to take stronger and certain reactions to it, essentially suggesting this missile test carried out last week was as a result to those sanctions. the biden administration has taken a more muted approach in dealing with north korea compared to the previous administration. it's unknown if these frequent missile tests will be a pattern this year, the two countries appear to be at a deadlock. the biden administration made it known they're all in for dialogue and engagement but will not drop sanctions as a price to sit down with north korea. north korea wants the dialogue to take place as well but they're adamant that the biden administration must first display goodwill by dropping
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those sanctions. >> blake, many thanks. the u.s. role in the standoff between ukraine and russia has some people asking if we're entering a new cold war. the top republican on the u.s. house foreign affairs committee was asked about that by cnn's jake tapper. take a listen. >> do you think we are in a new cold war with russia? >> i do. i do, because i think putin again smells weakness here. he knows that if he's ever going to invade ukraine, now is the time. i hope he doesn't make that miscalculation, but the fact is, if he does invade ukraine, what is the united states, what is our commander in chief prepared to do to stop it? i'm not seeing a lot of details or action that could deter him from that critical step. this would be the largest invasion in europe since world war ii. that's how big of a deal this is. >> this past week with russian
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troops amassed near the ukrainian border, several ukrainian government websites were targeted in a cyberattack. the u.s. has blamed russia for crippling hacks against ukraine in the past. but it has not directly accused russia in the latest incident. still national security adviser jake sullivan did issue a warning to moscow. >> there will be severe economic consequences. if russia is pummelling ukraine with cyberattacks, we'll work with our allies on the appropriate response. >> as this goes on, the pentagon now says they have information that russia has operatives in place to make people believe ukraine is starting trouble to justify an invasion. for more on this growing standoff, cnn's fred pleitgen joins us now from moscow.
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what is the latest on the rising tensions and what is moscow's latest move? >> it is certainly complicated on so many different fronts that people are talking about and where these tensions are going on. there was a great interview that was done with the kremlin spokesman this past weekend. it was aired yesterday in that he talked about a lot of these issues. the russians deny they're behind cyberattacks. that's the stance we've seen from the kremlin before where they continuously deny being behind those things. there's been a flurry of cyberattacks in the past that the u.s. and other countries blamed on russia and the russians say it was not them. certainly the bigger issue in all this is that standoff around ukraine. there the kremlin spokesman said russia does not intend to invade ukraine. they are the ones, they say, who believe their security is being infringed upon. they continuously say it's not
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ukraine itself they're concerned about but the fact that nato might place weapons inside ukraine. that ukraine might move closer into nato's orbit and that sometime in the future become a member of nato. moscow says that is a red line to its security. the russians are saying they want those guarantees from the united states and its nato allies that ukraine will not become a member. there's other things that the russians put forward in well. in general, no nato expansion to the east and no u.s. troops rotating through some of those newer nato countries. all of this, the u.s. continues to say, is a nonstarter in negotiations that are continuing. i think one of the things that we heard also in that interview on cnn, that the spokesman for the kremlin gave, he said it's still very much open whether or not these talks between russia, the u.s. and the u.s. allies are going to lead to some sort of new agreement or some sort of new status quo.
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he does say right now the u.s. and russia are completely different tracks. he said he believes that is very disturbing. of course the russians have said if there is not some sort of agreement, they could use what they call military technical measures and that does sound a lot like a possible new cold war. >> that is a concern. fred pleitgen joining us live from moscow, many thanks. coming up, a rabbi says his congregation was ready to survive a hostage crisis that unfolded in texas this weekend. his advice to others is next. and a controversial new covid measure has passed the french parliament. we'll find out what happens next in a live report from paris. unlike most sinus treatments, it provides ininstant relief that lasts up to 12 hours. its powerful decongestant targets congestion at the s source, with a dual actition formula that relieves nasal congestion and soothes sinus prpressure by reducing swelling in the sinuses.
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rescue team and all hostages were saved. investigators on both sides of the atlantic are trying to figure out what led to the attack. >> all day sunday police continued to work at the beth israel synagogue behind us with investigators loading that truck behind us with items perhaps still processing evidence. we've seen more from the facebook live sometimes services and people at home hearing those terrifying moments. we'll play you a clip here. there's only audio, no video. it's not clear whom the suspect is speaking to, but it's clear he did not want to leave that building alive .
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one of the hostages, the rabbi, about going through security training in the past that proved so crucial in this situation and the 11 terrifying hours they spent in there with the suspect. i'll read part of that statement. he says in the last hour of our hostage crisis, the gunman became increasingly belligerent and threatening. without the instruction we received we would not have been prepared to act and flee when the situation presented itself. there's no question this was a
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traumatic experience. he encourages other organizations, congregations to go through similar training and thanked everyone for their prayers and support. we're also learning a little bit more about the suspect and how he came into the united states. a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told josh campbell that the suspect arrived in the u.s. via jfk five weeks ago and he was not on a watch list. there is more investigation to be done about how he went from new york to texas and why and how this happened in the first place. back to you. the u.s. surgeon general is warning a national peak in the omicron covid surge likely won't happen in the coming days and says the next few weeks will be tough. he spoke to cnn's jake tapper on sunday and said testing is still a top priority.
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>> as the president said, we certainly have more we need to do on testing. and that's a message that's very clear from him to the public, to his team, that we need to pull every lever possible. it's why you've seen so many additional spigots opened, if you will, when it comes to testing, and why that supply will continue to increase in the months ahead. across the atlantic, england is taking another step in easing some of its covid rules. starting monday, people can end their self-isolation after five full days if they test negative on days five and six and have no fever. after weeks of debate and amendments, the french parliament has approved a controversial vaccine passport. the new law requires proof of full vaccination for many every-day activities like visiting bars and restaurants and long-distance public transport. a negative pcr test is no longer enough. the law still needs to go to the constitutional court next week for final approval. for more on all of this, i'm
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joined by jim bitterman from paris. good to see you. what more can you tell us about this controversial vaccine pass and when will it likely go into effect? >> well, it's going to go into effect very shortly, probably within the next few days. it depends on the constitutional court, which could rule that it's unconstitutional, but that seems unlikely at this point. it's not even likely that the opponents to this piece of legislation will get it to the constitutional court. in any case, this new piece of legislation requires, as you said, the display of this health pass, this vaccination pass for any kind of activities, outside activities including bars, restaurants, cafes, it's meant to encourage the 5.5 million french who have not gotten their vaccinations to get their vaccinations because they will find their activity will be restricted if they don't. one thing about the new law, it toughens penalties for the
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fraudulent use of the pass. there's been a number in the past -- there's been a number of cases of fraud involving the health pass and now the -- the penalties include jail time for the vaccination pass if you are convicted of counterfeiting or fraud with that. >> all right. jim bitterman joining us live from paris, many thanks for those details. still to come, a dramatic departure, novak djokovic is deported just hours before the australian open gets under way. so what comes next? plus the djokovic saga highlights a bigger issue in the sports world, confronting anti-vax beliefs among some star athletes. we'll take a look at that on the other side of the break. vapocool drops in honey lemon chill for fast acting sore throat relief ♪ahhh!♪ wooo! vaporize sore throat pain with do you struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep?
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the australian open tennis tournament is now under way without world number one novak djokovic. the tennis star arrived in dubai early monday after losing his bid to stay in australia despite being unvaccinated. it appears unlikely he will be welcomed back any time soon according to the australian minister of home affairs. take a listen. >> that cancellation was upheld by the federal courts. as a result of that, he will be banned from entry for three years into the country. now, there are some compelling reasons that may be able to be looked at, but that's all hypothetical at this point. any application will be reviewed on its merits. >> djokovic was deported sunday
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hours after an uaustralian federal court upheld a decision to revoke his visa for a second time. the judges saying australia's immigration minister acted lawfully when he canceled djokovic's visa citing concerns the unvaccinated star could stir up anti-vaccine sentiment. djokovic is getting plenty of support back home. belgrade lit up its tallest building in his honor calling him the pride of serbia. the country's prime minister has called the australian court's decision scandalous. cnn world sports patrick snell is standing by in atlanta with a look at what this means for the tournament, but let's go to anna joining us live from hong kong. after days of much embarrassment on all sides, djokovic is now out of the australian open, out of the country. what is the latest on all of
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this and the fallout? >> i think it's fair to say nobody comes out of this looking good. certainly not novak djokovic, the 34-year-old serbian world number one who, as you say, has been deported from australia, is now in dubai and where he goes from there we don't know. he might return to serbia to a hero's welcome. he might return to spain where he spent some of the pandemic or you may return to monaco, where he know he has residencies. he does not come out of this looking good, nor does the australian federal government who has dragged this out over ten days nor does tennis australia, the organizers of this grand slam event. but as you say, this court upheld the government's decision to cancel djokovic's visa for a second time. he did leave the country. he said as he left i am extremely disappointed.
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this was in a statement that he issued. he went on to say we are taking some time to rest, recuperate before making further comments. the serbian prime minister was much more colorful in his language. as you said, he describes the deportation as scandalous. the president of serbia went on to accuse the australian government of torturing and tormenting djokovic and treating him like a mass murderer. it's interesting, you ran that sound byte from karen andrews, the home affairs minister earlier this morning. on another radio show, the prime minister, scott morrisson, he said that the federal government had never given him any exemption, that rules were rules, however he would consider allowing djokovic back into the country down the track under the right circumstances. obviously a difference of opinion between the prime minister and perhaps the home affairs minister. you know, the majority of
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australians feel that whilst the process to get here was clumsy, was really a national embarrassment, brought a lot of shame to australia, it was the right decision, the right outcome. the reason they feel so strongly about this is because what they have been through over the last two years with this pandemic. they've gone through some of the toughest restrictions and lockdowns. the city of melbourne that is hosting the australian open was locked down for 256 days. to watch the uaustralian open yu need to be vaccinated to get into melbourne park. more than 90% of the population is vaccinated. this is why there was such strong reaction towards djokovic and his attempt to stay in australia and play. >> a lot of sacrifices made by australians there. appreciate that. patrick, to you, now that djokovic is out of the australian open, what has been going on at the tournament?
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and what will this mean moving forward given that djokovic is banned from the country for three years as things stand right now, though it sounds like there may be some wiggle room there going forward. >> that's going to be one to watch. i tell you, look, if that is the case, three years, it potentially means the next time he gets to play the australian open he would be 37 years of age. but it seems plenty of wiggle room regarding that. day one, monday at the australian open. just looking at the guy who replaced novak djokovic in the draw. the 150th world rachged italian, caruso taking on kecmanovic. kecmanovic getting in that draw. also on the men's side of
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things, so much of the talk going into the tournament had been djokovic if he gets to play, he is going for a 21st career grand slam, that would make him the most decorated decorated player of rafa nadal is going for a 21st grand title. on monday he won his opener against marcos giron. he gets the job done. so now that will be one to watch there moving forward. just a reminder to viewers, roger federer, the swiss who is also the third icon of the sport going for that 21st slam, he's not playing this year at melbourne park due to injury. on the women's side of things, naomi osaka, the japanese superstar is through to round two. she beat camilla osareo. and all eyes on ashe bardy in
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the night session. she is taking on lesia tsurenko. this is only day one of the tournament. maybe now we can focus on the sport and the actual matches. >> who do you think will likely win the australian open now that djokovic is out? >> you would, wouldn't you. maybe a couple weeks ago i would have said nadal. i will not say nadal because he has much to prove. coming back from injury. he had a bout with covid. i like the denil medvedev. maybe. maybe. he's the reigning u.s. open champion as well. he beat djokovic in the u.s. open final in new york last year. he lost in the final last year. the aussie open to djokovic. he has unfinished business here. that's part of my thinking. >> we'll see if you're right.
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patrick snell, we'll keep an eye out. thank you very much. joining me now is espn senior writer howard bryant. great to have you with us. >> good to be here. >> in an article you wrote a few days ago that djokovic has, i'm quoting here, cemented his membership within the pandemic's most infamous group, the anti-vax multimillionaire athlete who behaves as if his fame, wealth and enormous platform to disseminate misinformation places him above the rest of us. since then, uaustralia has thron him out of the country for doing exactly that. what message does this send other anti-vaccine athletes and the entire sports community? >> it's a devastating blow for him. tennis is an individual sport. novak djokovic is the greatest male tennis player in the world right now. he's chasing greatness and for
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him to not only be thrown out of the country and unable to compete in this australian open, but he faces a three-year ban from the country. so the place of his greatest successes he's not able to attend for the next three years unless there's some change. i think the biggest message it sends to me is not just to novak -- i don't think the goal is to force him to be vaccinated. i think the goal here, the message to me goes closer to tennis australia and to the other sports leagues and to the french open and the u.s. open and wimbledon to have some uniform standards. that you can't great these loopholes that players are allowed to travel the world and not be vaccinated. >> yeah. it's a very important point. you also wrote in that same article that athletes lauded for using their voices to benefit the conditions of others have been replaced by the pandemic-era player.
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beholden completely unto himself, unburdened by community and others using vaunted platforms to disseminate pseudo science to elevate and separate themselves. why do you think some of these sports heroes have turned out to be so sell-serving during this pandemic? some even lying about their vaccination status at a time when their voices needed to spread the advice of public health professionals to keep everyone around them safe? >> i think the biggest reason is because they don't believe they're a part of this anymore. i think one of the biggest things that's happened over the past few years is that the -- this decade, whether we're talking about trayvon martin or george floyd or colin kaepernick, this decade will be remembered for the revival of the athlete's political voice that they became involved in social movements. and they have completely undermined all of that goodwill during the pandemic. they have been one of the most
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obstructionist voices and perhaps the most vocal obstructionist voisces. i think part of the reason is because they don't believe the rules apply to them, that sports had always been part of being -- part of the solution, and they no longer seem to see it that way. i think that they really do view themselves -- because their platforms are so enormous and because their leagues did not create vaccine mandates that they were allowed to essentially make everything a personal choice. it goes in line as well with really what's happening in this country as well, there is no community and the players have really begun to reflect that. >> yeah. your words are so powerful. you say that while australians and citizens around the world sacrifice to resume their lifestyles by suffering through the difficult steps of vaccine mandates, for the long-term
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greater good, several high profile athletes decided the only name that matters is the one on the back of their jerseys. powerful words once again. what enables this behavior and why do some top athletes comfortably put themselves first while most of us step up and do the right thing because we really only are talking about a few selfish players in the whole industry of sports, aren't we? >> i think the reason is because we've enabled them as well. this is what happens when you -- if you tell them they're gods and you treat them like gods, they believe that they're gods. and i think that's one of the biggest things that you've seen so far during this -- on this issue. i think when it comes to a player like novak jdjokovic, hes done a lot of great things in terms of encouraging vaccinations for others. he's a curious anti-vaxer. he's not the aaron rodgers anti-vaxer who tells you that there are other different forms of treatment that you can take
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and that he's going to sort of play hocus-pocus with the words telling you that he's not vaccinated but immunized the way aaron rodgers did. for novak, this has been a personal choice he's not going to get vaccinated, but at the same time the end result becomes the same because instead of doing what kyrie irving said which is to say okay, these are the rules, i choose not to play by them, which is his right, he went looking for loopholes and was incredibly reckless. novak djokovic is a player who wants to be known as a great person. he's not one of these people that is not aware of criticism. he wants to be loved and he is beloved in his country and a lot of people really do look up to him. that's why some of this is so bizarre in toerls oterms of his cageyness about his vaccination status. in 2020 he was the one in the middle of the pandemic before there were vaccines who had --
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who organized a maskless tournament that turned out to be a superspreader event. it's just very reckless and poor decisionmaking on his part. >> yeah. howard bryant, a pleasure to talk to you. thank you very much for joining us. >> my pleasure. thank you. parties at 10 downing street during the pandemic have sparked public fury and led to scrutiny over boris johnson's leadership. ahead on cnn, a top leader in the uk is now lashing out at the prime minister over the scandal. we'll explain. it's not your dishwasher's fault. simply add finish jetdry 3in1 to rinse, dry and shine your dishes. solve 3 problems at once with fifinish jetdry 3in1.
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the head of the uk's opposition labor party says prime minister boris johnson broke the law by attending parties during a covid lockdown. revelations of numerous parties at ten downing street during the pandemic while the rest of the country faced tough restrictions are prompting questions about
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how long mr. johnson can survive as leader of the conservative party. for more on this, let's bring in cnn's nina dos santos from london. that is the big question, how much longer can boris johnson hang on? >> it's a big question that many mps in westminster are waking up having to answer to their own constituents. we had multiple reports over the course of the weekend that mps from the conservative party, the ruling party, have been having to field furious demands from people who say i had to abide by all of these lockdown restrictions even at times of great personal distress during the coronavirus pandemic, why on earth did people inside number 10 downing street seemingly not stick to the very own rules that they themselves drafted? that is the question at the heart of boris johnson's premiership. what they're trying to do here is get it back on to even keel. over the course of the weekend, we saw all sorts of leaks to the sunday papers saying you could expect a purge of staff here at number 10 downing street.
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and also a raft of populous policy, headline grabbing policy initiatives that could be announced as soon as this week. things like tackling the rising cost of living, spiking energy prices, also freezing the national broadcaster's license fee payment. all of that type of stuff that appeals to the red meat, if you'd like, of the conservative party base. the question is, will it be enough? let's look at the prestige of unseating a british prime minister. we went through it many times during theresa may's time over brexit. you have to get a no-confidence vote. to do that, you need a critical mass of mps who want somebody like boris johnson out of office. they have to table 53 letters to a back bench committee and then there has to be various votes on it. there's a feeling where nowhere near that point yet, but the premiership of boris johnson after these allegations
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including at a time when the country and the queen was mourning the death of prince phillip is testing peoples patience and continues to do so. >> nina, many thanks. reporters in hoc ss in hong fearing after a crackdown on journalists. we're back in a moment. new mucinex instasoothe. works in seconds, lasts for hours.
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some journalists in hong kong are starting the year unemployed after a new wave of crackdowns. the city had a high degree of media freedom for decades, but all that's changed in the wake of a national security law backed by mainland china. ivan watson spoke to journalists questioning their future in hong kong. >> reporter: this is what it looks like when the hong kong police knock on the door of a local journalist carrying a search warrant. >> what time did they show up at your door? >> 6:00 a.m. i wake up in my dream -- >> reporter: police take ronson
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chan in for questioning. that same morning, they raid his workplace, the independent online news portal stand news and arrest at least six other people tied to the outlet, accusing them of publishing seditious material. within hours, stand news shuts down for good, and just days later, another independent news site, citizen news, closes preemptively citing the deteriorating media environment. >> today getting the foreign correspondent in the field is quite dangerous honestly. >> reporter: it's dangerous for you to talk to me right now? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> i'm afraid it will become evidence saying we've become an agent for the foreign power. but i still think i have to speak out about what happened in hong kong. >> reporter: the hong kong authorities say they're going after criminals, not silencing journalists. >> so these actions are law enforcement actions. these actions have nothing to do
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with so-called suppression of press freedom or suppression of democracy. >> reporter: the government says it is not targeting journalists. >> this is a lie. this was a lie. >> reporter: connie, who doesn't want her full name published for safety reasons, worked at the tabloid apple daily. it shut down last june after police raided its offices, seized its assets and arrested at least nine executives and staffers on charges of collusion with foreign powers. after a 16-year career as a journalist in hong kong, connie is now unemployed. >> i'm thinking of leaving hong kong. >> why? >> because it is not safe anymore. >> reporter: hong kong used to be the freest corner of modern day china, a former british colony that was supposed to be spared the strict government censorship in mainland china. the city was home to a feisty
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local press corps. in 2000, reporters shouted questions at then chinese leader jiang zemin. >> hong kong was also a very big center for international coverage in the asian region, precisely because it was a place where you didn't need to worry about someone knocking on your door in the early hours of the morning. >> hello, and welcome to the post. >> reporter: for 20 years, british journalist steve vines hosted a news show on hong kong's public television network, but he packed up and left for this rain-soaked corner of england last year after he watched authorities arrest dozens of opposition politicians and activists. >> it was just breath taking.
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every day someone was arrested. some organization was forced to close down. somebody else had been fired. it was just relentless. >> reporter: the hong kong authorities insist journalists can still work here. >> is there freedom of the press in hong kong today? >> yes and no. it's difficult in that we feel that there is enough for us to continue, but it's certainly put the industry in crisis. >> reporter: tom grundy is editor-in-chief of the hong kong free press. he hopes authorities don't muzzle his small, non-profit reader-funded news site. >> we don't know where the red lines are. the goalposts keep moving. for the moment we're staying put and pressing on. >> reporter: the last year has been a bitter lessen for the heart broken, newly unemployed journalists. >> i trusted for over 27 years. >> i just hope that anyone still have freedom of speech, just,
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