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hello and a very warm welcome to our viewers joining us in the united states and right around the wourld. i'm isa soares in london. just ahead right here on "cnn newsroom." >> it's really unacceptably high. we expect to transition to steady and stable growth, but i don't think a recession is at all inevitable. >> we should expect greater hostile activity from russia, purposefully, demonstratively, this week exactly.
>> the rout of the presidential party is total, and no majority is presented. >> donald trump knew the big lie was a big lie. they used it also as a big shakedown. we can't allow people to decide that they are above the law and that they are more important than our constitutional processes. ♪ >> announcer: live from london, this is "cnn newsroom" with isa soares. welcome to the show, everyone. it is monday, june 20th, 9:00 a.m. here in london. and we'll begin with economic uncertainty as investors watch to see if the united states can tame historic inflation without, of course, triggering a recession. global markets have been in flux since the u.s. federal reserve hiked interest rates last week by the biggest amount since 1994. by 70 basis5 basis points, in f.
station markets are left to trading. mixed day as you can see there. nikkei seeing the sharpest falls. if we have a look at the european markets, they've been open about an hour or so doing slightly better, starting off the week in the green. the ftse 100 up 4/10 of a percent. we'll keep an eye on those stock markets. well, despite fears of a coming economic hurricane by this c.e.o. of jpmorgan chase, members of the biden administration were out in full force over the weekend really trying to put americans at ease. here's what treasury secretary janet yellen had to say. have a listen. >> i expect the economy to slow. it's been growing at a very rapid rate as the economy, as the labor market has recovered and we have reached full employment. it's natural now that we expect to transition to steady and stable growth, but i don't think a recession is at all inevitable. >> well, amid the gathering
clouds, team biden says the world's largest economy is in goods shape as well as in good hands. >> people are buying less goods, spending time at home. they're spending more on services. that creates some real challenges for some companies and some c.e.o.s. what i would say is that not only is a recession not inevitable, i think a lot of people are underestimating those strengths and the resilience of the american economy. >> inflation is obviously happening globally. recession is not inevitable. the president really wants to have a steady and stable recovery. but, of course, one of the biggest pieces of these inflationary increases that we're seeing is the price of fuel. >> that's kim warner. she joins me now with more. claire, so clearly fears of recession vehvilainen front and center. we heard there from janet yellen the clearest words yet, i think. what tools does she have in her arsenal to make sure we don't get to recession? >> yes, she talked a lot about this actually. the part that the fed can do and the part that the administration
can do. there are things the administration has already done to try, for example, to bring down gas prices which are high, like releasing oil from strategic petroleum reserve, try to stabilize things a little bit. that way there are subtle things they can do, drug prices and other elements of inflation. not inevitable, she said, that's what we're hearing. the rest of the administration, they have a reason to say that because their policies are -- but she was asked about why, for example, in the eu core inflation, when you strip out food and energy, is much lower than in the united states. take a listen to what she had to say. >> energy prices spill over is really half of inflation of food and energy. and there are spill overs because energy is an important input into almost everything in the economy. it is true that we have had core inflation over and above that that is too high.
part of the reason is russia's war on ukraine has boosted energy and food prices in the united states and globally. over time, i certainly expect inflation to come down, and i think it's possible to have that happen in the context of a strong labor market. >> it's possible, isa, but it's not guaranteed. i think part of it is not only the way fed raises rates, we saw the aggressive move last week. the way they communicate it. we're not talking about inflation itself, we're talking about inflation expectations. those are at the highest point in the u.s. since 1981. >> we've had a lot of blame putting put on the war in ukraine, russia's war in ukraine. some of the fears were already palpable before the war started. i think it is important to put that in context, too. let me ask you, speaking of gas prices, what is germany doing? germany has made some very sudden moves, i think it's fair to say, to try to make sure
they're not so dependent on russian gas here. >> yeah, things are getting really real we said a couple weeks ago. now things are getting really real for germany when it comes to the threat of what russia can do to its back supplies. the threat of what they're doing is last week gazprom announced a reduction buy back of the gas flow through the nord stream pipeline through the baltic sea because of technical issues. what germany is doing is two things. one, they are firing up coal plants, it should be noted. they are incentivizing industry to use less gas. it is significant against their climate goals. we've been talking all along when it comes to supply and russian gas, i have to reduce the amount. >> is it the coal that's temporary? they're talking about credentials, too. >> they're saying it's a
transitional measure, transitional period. the person who announced it was the member of the green party. he said it was a bitter situation. >> thank you very much. well, russia's war is prompting a historic shift in european security. nato set to host a meeting in the coming hours on its expansion. last month, if you remember, sweden and finland set aside decades of neutrality and formally applied to join nato. but turkey already a member, has raised security concerns about the other two countries, accusing them of harboring kurdish terrorist groups. cnn's nina dos santos is joining me now. she's been right on it from day one. nina, what can we expect to come out of the meeting? what assurance are they looking for here? >> reporter: the fact they're getting around the table is certainly a step in the right dire direction,ition a, considering they rejected offers by nato in the last few weeks to try and get its diplomats to meet face to face with finland and also
sweden. instead ankara was holding out for concrete proposals about what the nordic nations were trying to do to stamp out kurdish terrorists that they claim, ankara claims are operating or enjoy sympathies in these two nordic countries. this is a particular issue for sweden because sweden is home to an estimated 100,000 kurds. that's 1% of the kingdom's entire population, and thisere a lot of sympathy for their cause over there. ankara's ire appears to be focused on a couple things. perceived support from sweden for kurdish separatists operating in northern syria. they claim those groups have the kurdistan workers' party, banned in the e.u., in the united states in the uk and coincidentally in sweden. these are things that sweden denies, but it is a very delicate balancing act because there are so many people who
call sweden home. swedish citizens who are of kurdish origin that ankara has an issue with. >> and on that point, i know you were in sweden recently where you met a group of kurds from turkey. what do they say about turkey's blocking really sweden's a session here? >> there is a real balancing act that the government of stockholm has to balance very finally largely because also it has a very prominent member of the kurdish community. i mean, the ally to their party had a crucial vote here. this is the situation that is very keenly felt both by swedes, by the democratic electorate of in particular the constituency of the ruling party that is coming up for elections in three months' time. but also by kurds who can vote in sweden, swedish citizens, they feel they might get sold out along the way here, if you like. ankara has reportedly demanding the extradition of dozens of swedish citizens including the
aforementioned m.p. of the swedish parliament i mentioned before. and it's one of the situations where even though these people aren't actually kurdish, turkish citizens, the fact they might in some way, ankara says, have some allegiance to kurdish separatists, represent a security threat from turkey's point of view, they say. all of these kind of negotiations on that legal side are going on behind closed doors. but what analysts say might actually be happening is the kurdish community, particularly in sweden, isa, is getting caught in a bigger game, one that can involve bigger geopolitical sessions turkey might be after, ending an arms embargo or getting the right to be a fighter plane contract a few years ago. there is a bigger game to play. kurds and swedes feel they are caught in the middle without much of a say. isa? >> i know you'll keep us on this meeting.
nina dos santos. thank you very much, nina. right now foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the looming crisis caused by the war in ukraine. it has trapped millions of tons of grain inside the country and the u.n. says the overall impact of russia's war is putting some 49 million people worldwide at risk of famine. listen to how e.u. foreign minister describes the situation. >> one cannot imagine, one cannot imagine that millions of tons of wheat remain blocked in ukraine while the rest of the world, people are suffering hunger. this is a real war crime. so i cannot imagine that this will last much longer. >> calling it a war crime. today's meeting comes as ukraine hopes to take another step toward its bid to join the e.u.. the european council will meet later this week to discuss whether to back ukraine's candidacy. but ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy warns moscow could respond by ramping up attacks.
>> translator: we should expect greater hostile activity from russia, purposefully, demonstratively this week exactly, and not only against ukraine, but also against other european countries. we are preparing. we are ready. we warn partners. >> well, the warning from president zelenskyy comes as fierce fighting continues in the eastern city of sievierodonetsk. critical, of course, to russia's push to take control of the wider donbas region. and we are also getting a look at the moment, russian forces seize control of 60 kilometers west of sievierodonetsk. this video looking at from a russian soldier's body cam shows troops moving past destroyed buildings before entering the local government building and making their way to the roof. well, russian forces may have retreated from ukraine's capital weeks ago, shifting, of course, their focus to the east. but officials say they left thousands of unexploded missions
in their wake. abde abdelaziz has this. >> reporter: they gather and destroy unploeded ordinary anthonys. left over of russia's invasion dropped on neighborhoods and scattered across suburbs that can kill and maim civilians long after retreat. we find explosive remnants practically everywhere, he says. inside homes, in people's yards, we find a lot on the roads, really everywhere. more than 43,000 explosive devices have already been neutralized in the kyiv region. but there are still hundreds of square miles that need to be surveyed and cleared, local officials say. it is dangerous work. there is a saying, only fools are not afraid, he says. we must always be careful. we must realize that any step can be our last.
during the disposal process, we witnessed those risks. so what's just happened is one of the unexploded ordinances started smoking and we were all told to pull back to here. they're going to check by drone and make a decision as to what they do next. once it's safe, the soldiers get back to work, carefully placing the munitions in a dugout. they rigged a detonation cord and moved back to a firing position. >> this is just a fraction of what needs to be destroyed. ukrainian officials tell us it could take five to ten years before the country is clear. >> reporter: hazards of war that lie in wait, even after the guns fall silent. salma abdelaziz, cnn, on the outskirts of kyiv. it's been nearly four months
since russia invaded ukraine causing millions of people to flee their home to escape conflict. the u.n. has recorded 7.7 million border crossings from ukraine, and another 7.1 million people are displaced within the country. while most people initially crossed into neighboring poland, if you remember, many have moved on to other european countries or even different parts of the world. in egypt, a small group of ukrainians have formed a community of their own in a resort town of the red sea. for one family, their trip started as a ten-day vacation. the day they were scheduled to go home, russia launched its invasion. >> my wife was an insurance agent. i'm a general manager at a porsche dealership in kharkiv. we had some great jobs there, and we're on a trip here for 15 february for ten days for
holidays. so those ten days last for 100 days at the moment. >> just one of so many lives dependent, of course. if you want to safely securely help people in ukraine who may be in need of food, shelter and water, go to cnn.com/impact and there you will find several ways you can help. still to come on the show, a dangerous heat wave is fueling wildfires from the east coast to deserts of the southwest. we'll have the latest warnings as well as forecasts. you are watching "cnn newsroom."
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visitors, the park says it will use an alternating license plate system. license plates ending in odd numbers can visit on odd days and with even number and zero can enter on even days. these precautions come after record rainfall caused devastating flooding in the park and surrounding towns. if you remember last week, experts say at one point the yellowstone yello yellowstone river swelled to its highest point. people in bangladesh are stranded due to what authorities are calling the worst flooding in the region in nearly two decades. officials say the rains and landslides have killed dozens of people. both countries have activated thousands of the police as well as army personnel to help with search and rescue efforts. many areas are without power and transportation is difficult, officials say the situation could deteriorate even further with more rain in the forecast. well, let's get more on
these extreme weather events with pedram javaheri. good morning, pedram. >> good morning, isa. yes, the flooding concerns across india and bangladesh are impressive when you look at exactly ha has played out, an incredible 970 millimeters for almost 40 inches of rainfall that's come down in the span of 24 hours. that is more than what seattle would get in an entire year. they are seeing in the span of 24 hours and three-day totals pushing to 2,500 millimeters or almost 100 inches in the span of three days. this is one of the wettest spots on our planet. the monsoonal moisture is in place in this region, the calcutta area and points north of bangladesh. we are trailing where we should be this time of year. on june 20th, the progression of the monsoon should be further north. for the western periphery of india, it is staying a little dryer than they expect this time of year. but notice this. talking about the united states with excessive heat, it has been a long-going -- long duration event with century mark widespread across portions of the united states. records fell by the wayside this
weekend. memphis is 100 degree reading, bested a record, tied a record from the 1800s. parts of seven states spanning from 9 million americans across the northern tier of the u.s., underneath another round of heat alerts where as many as 100 records could be expected. and really does expand farther beyond that region as we go in towards the middle portion and the latter portion of this coming week. look at chicago. 96 degrees on monday, 82 what is normal this time of year. notice 101 is what we expect come tuesday afternoon. minneapolis a trend, 20 degrees above average. and even into the southern united states, temps once again rising back up to almost 100 degrees towards the latter portion of the week. so this heat dome does want to expand farther and farther over the next several days and really spread this heat away from where it has been centered over the last several days. salt lake city, 73 degrees. seattle and cool 68 is what we expect over the next few days. here we go. across europe also watching big-time heat where as many as
200 plus record temperatures were observed on saturday aliona cross large areas of france. notice a 40-degree observation, 40 degree celsius or 104 fahrenheit across the region of france. summer gets officially underway this time tomorrow. the summer solstice. still 24 hours away from summer and watching historic heat build across a large part of the united states and europe. >> thanks very much, pedram. very hot indeed. the dry and windy conditions are fueling this wildfire near atlantic city in new jersey. the blaze more than doubled in size on sunday. scorching more than 2100 acres, 0 more than 800 hectares. firefighters have 20% or so contained. authorities urge residents not to fly drones in the area because that interferes, of course, with efforts to put out the blaze. conditions are expected, though, to improve later today. we'll stay on top of that for you. across the country a wildfire in arizona has ballooned to more than 20,000
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it will focus on donald trump's efforts to pressure state officials to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. georgia election officials brad raffensperger will testify and the panel will hear from arizona house speaker. it will examine trump's involvement in a scheme to submit fake slates to electors for criminal prosecution. have a listen. >> i certainly think the president is guilty of knowing what he did, seditious conspiracy, being involved in these, you know, kind of different segments of pressuring d.o.j., vice president, et cetera. i think what we're presenting before the american people certainly would rise to a level of criminal involvement by a president. >> there needs to be accountability. if you allow impunity for attempts at unconstitutional seizures of power, which is what a coup is, then you're inviting it again in the future. >> cnn senior crime and justice
reporter payton has more for you. >> reporter: this week we're going to see another aspect of donald trump trying to manipulate the laws to take the election. this tuesday the public hearing before the house select committee is going to focus on the states, specifically battleground states like arizona and georgia, where donald trump and his lawyers were trying to get state legislators and party officials to change the outcome of the popular vote in those states, and i is this remind everyone those were states that trump lost. so we know there are two aspects the trump team focused on in 2020, 2021, and that we'll be hearing more about. one was how there was this direct pressure campaign that donald trump was placing on state officials. that would include people like georgia secretary of state brad raffensperger. he will be testifying on tuesday. he's the one who received that phone call from the president in early january asking him to, quote, find votes in georgia. there is also rusty bowers from arizona. he is set to testify. he received a similar call from
trump and others about his state using republican electors who would back trump as a way to supplant biden's electoral college votes there. this hearing won't be about the maneuvering in the states we know the trump campaign and many lawyers were taking part in. it will focus on donald trump himself and his role. here is what committee member adam schiff said about that sunday on cnn. >> it will show evidence of the president's involvement in this scheme. it will also again show evidence about what his own lawyers came to think about this scheme. and we'll show courageous state officials who stood up and said they wouldn't go along with this plan to either call legislatures back into session or de-certify the results for joe biden. the system held because a lot of state and local elections officials upheld their oath to the constitution. a lot of them are republicans as well as democrats. >> reporter: schiff mentions there was both republicans and
democrats taking part, and that's an important point to remember going into this hearing. the officials whom we know will be testifying from georgia and arizona about donald trump's pressure campaign and how they pushed back against him, those men are all republicans. kaitlan polantz, cnn, washington. and we are following the results of two elections that are taking their countries into uncharted territory. today finds the french political landscape changed in a way not seen before. macron's centrist coalition lost its majority in the national assembly. they will be the largest block but fell short of the 289 seats needed in the final round of elections on sunday. our nada bashir has more. >> reporter: well, less than two months since his presidential election victory, he has been dealt a stunning and historic blow. his centrist coalition may have
won sunday's parliamentary election, but it failed to maintain its strong majority in the national assembly. that is, the lower house of parliament here in france. macron's alliance secured 245 seats, falling short of the 289-seat threshold he would have needed to secure that absolute majority. in contrast, major gains were achieved by a newly formed left wing alliance led by far left which followed behind in second place. in third marine le pen's far-right party with 89 seats. that's a record for the party. now, in a jubilant speech to supporters, he described the results as totally unexpected. and as warned by the french prime minister last night, they could certainly throw french politics into turmoil. >> translator: the situation is unprecedented. never before has the national assembly experienced such a
configuration under the fifth republic. this situation constitutes a risk for our country. given the challenges we face, both nationally and internationally. tomorrow we will work to build a majority for action. >> reporter: now, these results mark a significant shift in the balance of power for president macron's second term, making it more difficult for him to govern. and placing new limits on his capacity to deliver on domestic policy areas. the results were interestingly characterized on sunday by one government minister as a disappointing first place for macron. and after five years of largely undisputed control, the president will now be forced to strike new compromises and look for alternative allies in the national assembly to push his agendas through, although that may prove a challenge in itself. the president of france's conservative republican party which came in fourth place on
sunday has already ruled out an alliance with macron placing the french president in a precarious position for his second term. nada bashir, cnn, paris. meanwhile jean-luc is taking a victory lap. he addressed supporters in paris on sunday. >> translator: it is a totally unexpected situation, absolutely unheard of. the route of the presidential party is total and no majority is presented. we have achieved the political goal we set ourselves. in less than a month to bring down the one who, with such arrogance, had twisted the arm of the whole country to be elected without anyone knowing for what. >> well, and there celebrating on the left in colombia as well. he will become the first leftist president of colombia after capturing a slim margin on sunday. he said he won great national
agreement to end violence associated with -- >> translator: the government that will begin on august 7 is a government of life. it's a government that wants to build colombia as a global power of life. if we want to synthesize in three sentences what that consists of, i would say first in peace, second in social justice, third in environmental justice. >> u.s. secretary of state antony blinken reacted to the win saying in a statement, quote, we look forward to working with the president elect and move our nations toward a better future. there's been an uptick in covid cases in two regions of china, hong kong and macao. earlier the world's biggest gaming hub began its second day of mass testing with banks, schools, government services as well as other businesses shutdown. yet casinos remain open. for more on that i'm joined by cnn's kristie lu stout in hong kong. why are casinos still open if that's that bad?
>> reporter: this is the only industry in macao. its entire government is reliant on the takings coming in from the gaming and gambling industry. look, on sunday, macao due to the uptick in infection, it started a massive city wide testing campaign for all 600,000 residents there. and this, because they detected 31 new cases of the virus on sunday. that means schools are closed. museums are closed. number of public venues are closed. but iconic casinos, they remain open. for those who wish to leave mccould you, they have to provide a negative test taken in the previous 24 hours. macao is the large r world's largest gambling hub. the government relies on 80% of the revenues from the gambling and gaming industry. it has suffered tremendously throughout the covid-19 pandemic along with the zero covid rules that have been in place. the latest uptick in infection comes shortly after the government made that decision to
relax quarantine rules for new arrivals last wednesday. we are also continuing to monitor the situation here in hong kong. the other special administrative region here in southern china, cases are rising here. the government is on high alert. number of new daily cases surpassing 1,000. but the government is not showing any restrictions of the tightened restrictions ahead of july 1, a very key date because that is the 25th anniversary of the hand over. it is when the incoming leader will be sworn in. the outgoing leader, carrie lam, has been making interest comments in regard to the zero covid policy calling it in her words untenable. we have a statement for her. this is what she said to local media over the weekend. she said this. quote, there is less time to make the decision if the city is sticking to the border patrol measures in the half year by the end of this year, i will be a bit worried.
unquote. lamb added that members of the business community and financial community have been losing patience with the zero covid measures that have been in place here. back to you, isa. >> thanks very much, kristie lu stout live for us from hong kong. an all-star lineup comes together marking juneteenth right across the united states. that is next. it's an invigorating rush... ...zapping m millions of germs in seconds. for that one-of-a-kind whoa... ...which leaves you feeling..... ahhhhhhh listerine. feel the whwhoa!
celebrations took place across the united states this weekend to commemorate juneteenth, the holiday marking the end of slavery in the united states. some of the biggest names in music as well as entertainment joined cnn on sunday for a special live concert at the hollywood bowl in los angeles. president biden addressed the crowd in a video message and said the work towards equality is far from over. >> it is simply not enough to commemorate juneteenth. for emancipation did not mark
the end of american work to deliver equality. it only marked the beginning. to honor the true meaning of juneteenth, we must never rest until we deliver the promise of america to all americans, all americans. that's what kamala and i and our administration are committed to do. >> mr. biden signed the bill last year. it marks the day the last slaves in galveston, texas, learned they were free in 1865. well, she is known as the grandmother of juneteenth. it was opal lee who pushed for years to make the national holiday a reality. hundreds joined the activist for an annual walk for freedom in fort worth, texas, on saturday. the track is 200 miles long. that's how long it took before abraham lincoln's emancipation proclamation was in place in texas freeing the last slaves. >> when they learned they were free, they started celebrating and we've been celebrating ever since.
>> well, cnn's ramirez has more on how the holiday was celebrated in atlanta, georgia. >> reporter: well, now that juneteenth is a federal holiday and a state holiday here in georgia, the festivities are bigger and better than ever. i spoke with a grand marshal of the juneteenth atlanta parade and she said she saw more people out this year than in years past. and she's also seeing more diversity, more people coming out and celebrating. so the parade began on sunday afternoon and winded through the city with marching bands, double dutch, and then landed here in centennial park. you can see behind me plenty of vendors. organizers say they expect to see some 100,000 people come out to different juneteenth events in atlanta all throughout the weekend. but it's not just about celebrating when the last enslaved african americans learned they were free in galveston, texas. 2 1/2 years after the emancipation proclamation. it's also about what can be done now to help the black community move forward. and i keep hearing two common themes at this juneteenth celebration.
it's about voting and it's about supporting black businesses. take a listen. >> i am a sitting judge, so what's important for me is that everyone that's out here celebrating remember that they must vote. that it's not enough just to come and do the party, do the dance, to buy the items. it is more important, it is equally as important to make sure that we vote. >> last year we did the juneteenth festival like this, it was much smaller. i think now since it's a state holiday, there's more advocacy for black-owned businesses. so this entire weekend, there were people supporting black businesses that normally would not support black businesses. and i hope that that continues beyond just juneteenth because maybe those people that have never supported a black business said, oh, my goodness, i actually like that service or i like that product. >> >> reporter: so the message today is about he will brating and enjoying, but there is plenty of work to be done. nadia romero, cnn, atlanta.
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air wick. connect to nature. english golfer matthew fitzpatrick won the u.s. open. it was thrilling and came down to the last hole on sunday. the 27-year-old won the amateur championship there in 2013, and nine years later has won his first major championship at the same course. cnn's don riddell spoke with him after his big victory in massachusetts. >> it was incredible, you know. i thought about what it potentially could feel like, you
know, a big relief. you finish the tournament, you've won, and you realize you've achieved your lifelong goals. and, yeah, just the emotion kind of floods in and, yeah, just a special day for me. >> you did it on father's day. i got a lump in my throat watching your family, your mom in particular what it meant to her. how special was it to have all the family around? >> it doesn't get better. i've been very lucky in my career, this is my 8th win, my parents have been about six of them. so i would say that's very rare for a lot of guys. for me to have that is really, really special for them to share that with me this week is amazing. >> you didn't just win the u.s. open today. you also won the u.s. open amateur here. there's only one other golfer that has done that on the same golf course. you know who that is? >> jack nicklaus. >> how cool is that?
>> it's amazing, the best golfer of all time to share in the achievement that he's done is incredible. for me to do that as well is, yeah, you know, i'm so proud of myself to be able to achieve that and say that. so, yeah, when you share records with jack, it's pretty special. >> so clearly guys like you don't get to where you are without hard work and discipline. i've heard about your discipline, which sounds like it's off the charts. recently you hosted a bachelor party. >> exactly. >> with all your mates in the house. >> yeah. >> and you shut the door and wanted no part of it. how hard is it to make a sacrifice like that? >> for me, i just want to win. whatever it takes for me is what i've got to do. you know, i'm very lucky my closest friends understand that, too. some of them are athletes themselves as well, and they understand what it takes and, you know, they were brilliant. they had no issues. they understood that i was
playing a major the next week and, you know, i did what i had to do and it worked out. but it seems a lot for me, i feel like give me the -- other people, the dedication going out when no one else is and working hard, that's what's got me to this level and hopefully just keep doing it. >> you're kind of quirky. you do things your own way. you leave the flag in when you're putting. you chip cross handed. you make notes after every single shot. is that the kind of rabbit hole you have to go down to give yourself an edge? >> i think so, yeah. for me, my game in particular. one thing that was holding me back was my length off the tee and i've improved that significantly over the last year or so. and not only that, it's just, you know, i'm just trying to find every single way i can get better. whatever it is, and i'll try and find it. and i think because of that, you know, some days it pays off a little more than most. >> so you're known to make notes
in your little book after every single shot. did you remember to mark one down after your final putt? >> i don't know. i'll have to check. let me check. did i? no, i didn't. i didn't even write -- i didn't write down how close it was. but i can remember it. i'll do that later. but, yeah, i've done that before a few times maybe -- well, sometimes when i'm in a bit more heat. today i can let it slide. >> impressive discipline, don riddell with that interview. red bull driver max stopped and started his milestone 150th race in sunday and he made it count winning the canadian grand prix in montreal. it's his sixth win of the f-1 season and the 26th career win for the 24-year-old dutch man. carlos saines came in close second while louis hamilton took third. it is the first in canada. tennis star naomi osaka will not compete at wimbledon this
year. the four-time grand champion bowed out with a leg injury. last week the 24-year-old posted video of herself rehabbing her achilles in under water treadmill. she said it is stubborn still. she withdrew from the italian open citing left ankle injury. she hasn't played at the all england club since 2019. in southern ukraine, odessa's opera and ballet and theater opened the first time since russia's invasion began. the odessa national opera and choir on the bill for the reopening. the concert opened with a performance of the national anthem. all performances are being dedicated to the ukrainian military. the opera house says its thanks to the troops and public utility goes to show an artist can share creativity. that is wonderful to see. and the duke and duchess of cambridge posted a father's day photo on twitter on sunday. the still image showed a smiling prince william with his children
prince george, prince charlotte as well as cheeky prince louie. it was taken last year. williams father prince charles, the prince of wales, also marked father's day on social media sharing snaps on his own official twitter account. and that does it here for me on "cnn newsroom." thank you very much for your company. do stay in touche. details on the screen. coverage continues on "early start" with laura jarrett and christine romans. have a wonderful day. see you tomorrow. bye-bye.
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