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after all the harsh criticism, would you believe the foreign policy is starting to line in some areas with president obama's. we are live with the latest. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez. happy friday. it is 5:00 a.m. here on the east coast. remarkable turn of he vepeventse white house. after a year of campaigning against every part of barack obama's foreign policy, the president post-inauguration, seems to be adopting the very policies. the administration taking a tougher stance on israeli settlements. issuing a warning to russia blaming it for lines in ukraine. threatening new sanctions against iran without targeting the nuclear deal. >> this in the diplomatic efforts to soothe rattled nerves in asia and patch up with australia after the heated call with mr. trump's and the prime
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minister. all of this on secretary of state rex tillerson's very first day on the job. live coverage from europe to the middle east. we start with ian lee in jerusalem with the surprising white house pivot on israeli settlements. ian, what is the reaction? >> reporter: for us who cover israel, we were a bit shocked when we woke up and saw the statement from the white house. i think israeli officials when they were waking up were a bit taken aback. up until now, it seems the israeli government had green light to expand in the west bank and east jerusalem. they announced over 6,000 settlement units to be constructed in the areas. now the white house appears to say pump the brakes. issuing the statement, while we don't believe the existence of settlements are impediment to peace, the construction of new
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settlements or existing expansion may not be help for to achieve that goal. we hear from the deputy foreign minister saying the white house holds the settlements are not an obstacle to peace and never have been. adding it must be concluded that the expansion or construction is not the problem. you do have a bit of conflicting statements there from the deputy foreign minister. especially with the white house saying the expansion of settlements is possibly harming the goal of achieving peace. we do have prime minister netanyahu meeting with president trump later this month. expect that to be hashed out. expect to see what israeli/american relations will look like going forward. >> absolutely. thank you for that, ian lee in jerusalem. thursday marked the first appearance of the united nations security council by the ambassador to the u.n.
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nikki haley pivoted away from president trump's cordial rhetoric toward russia. going after moscow after the aggression in ukraine. >> this escalation of violence must stop. the united states stands with the people of ukraine who suffered for nearly three years under russian okay paccupation military intervention. until it supports and respects ukraine's sovereignty and territory, this crisis will continue. >> haley disappointing kremlin hopes that sanctions would be curbed under the new administration. let's bring in clare sebasti an. good morning. what is the view from moscow? >> reporter: absolutely, christine. the u.s. blaming russia. russia blames ukraine for the escalation in violence. this is the difference of opinion that we saw with russia
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and the obama administration. nikki haley doesn't want to see sanctions lifted. and neither does president trump. a slight modification. the white house emphasizing this is not an easing of sanctions. they said they knew about the speech in advance. the warming of relations that many expected does not seem to be materializing yet. at the russian ambassador to the ur u.n., he said there was a noticeable change of tone at the u.n. he said there is a long road ahe ahead. he hopes that leads to more constructive relations going forward. the back drop is the serious escalation of violence in ukraine. more shelling was reported. civilian casualties. this is a serious challenge for the u.s. administration going forward. particularly when it comes with how it deal was russia. >> clare, thank you.
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turning to iran. the white house is expected to announce new sanctions possibly as soon as today. the additional sanctions are a response to the ballistic missile test on sunday by iran. the president campaigned hard against the nuclear deal, but sources say the sanctions are not expected to affect that agreement. joining us live is thomas erdbrink. he is reporting this morning from iran. thomas, thank you for being with us. iran has been very weary of the administration. how are they likely to receive new sanctions coming down for the missile test? >> reporter: well, good morning. clearly they will not be very happy. at the same time, the pivot we are discussing where the trump administration is coping the obama administration in the foreign policy, we are seeing in iran because where everybody was
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expecting the trump administration to try to ren renegotiate or cancel the nuclear agreement. we are seeing them slipping sanctions on iran after the missile test they did earlier this week. that is what the obama administration has been doing over the past year. often the sanctions were insignificant. didn't have high impact. what the iranians are afraid of is, of course, mr. trump's remark yesterday that all options against the country are on the table. this is something that will make the iranian establishment nervous because they have negotiated over the past year with the americans and other world powers to get the nuclear agreement and they have given up a large part of the nuclear program. to again hear threats is something that will not go down well here in tehran. that said, just as many other governments in the world, they are confused by the intentions
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of president trump. their solution until now has been to thread carefully and take things incite the trump administration. they don't know what the reaction will be. >> probably no more interesting time to be in tehran. thank you. leaders from the eu meeting for the first time since donald trump took office. 27 eu leaders taking part in the summit. how are they responding to the upheaval? what is on the agenda? i know someone who knows. cnn international diplomatic editor nick nic robertson. what is top of the agenda? >> reporter: top of the agenda is how does the eu want to deal with the new white house? what we heard from the french president arriving here is we don't know what president trump really wants on nato.
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he said the most important thing for us, the eu, is to be united. there is a sense here that president trump is hostile to the eu. on the other hand, you have the british prime minister theresa may coming in here to brief the other eu leaders. she will talk to them about the need for them to pay their way in nato. this was an important part of the conversation with president trump. he feels nato members don't pay enough. she will be bringing that message. another part of the conversation is migration from north africa here in malta in the mediterranean. very close to the coast with libya and north africa. a real concern in europe about all the migrants and refugees flooding into europe. obviously something in common with the white house on that issue. what we have heard and this is perhaps some of the strongest language we heard from the eu collectively from the european parliament, they written a
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letter, left wing, right wing, center party, written to the council and european commission president, the main bodies for the eu. they say we think president trump's pick for ambassador to the u.n. is hostile to the eu. that will be one of the things that they come out saying. unity in the face of uncertainty from the white house. >> nic robertson from malta. i'm sure the leaders are eager about the next breaking news. breaking news from paris. french interior ministry says there is a serious security incident at the shopping center by the iconic leuve museum. the man was wearing two backpacks. a second weapon. about 200 people are in lockdown
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in the leurve. and the metro station is shutdown. the man is seriously injured. more information as it becomes available here. watching that situation. >> cnn reporting that screened the heart of paris. are all of these moves by president trump the start of the movement of diplomacy or another unpredictable day? there she is. tal kopan joins us next to talk about it.
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across the board, the swath of the global this morning -- >> would you stop talking? >> which camera? which words am i reading? is it really this early? the foreign policy president trump spent more than a year campaigns against.
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are they pivots or a blip? foreign policy known for the similarity. tal kopan is in washington for us. tal, good morning to you. >> please start talking. >> i hope you are in better shape than i am. what is going on? are they pivoting or is this permanent? >> you said the dirty secret is when presidents change parties, american foreign policy doesn't change much. keep in mind a lot of things trump ran on during the campaign were marketedly different from presidents in the past. especially regarding to israel moving away from the two-state solution which is part of the american policy for decades. it is not surprising when you get off the campaign trail and into the apparatus of government with the advice of career foreign service officers who know this stuff inside and out,
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career security folks in all facets of intelligence and military community. the advice he has been given is most likely a little bit different than maybe what he heard from the advisers which is the way he should talk about it on the campaign. we will keep watching. i don't think anyone can predict what the future will bring. it certainly is not a surprise that some of the foreign policy may be a little more consistent than promised. >> there is real politics and foreign policy whiplash. depending on the hour, you don't know what it is. when you think about this week. how profoundly interesting this week was where the president of the united states was in a heated argument on the phone with an ally, but spoken so warmly to someone against u.s. interests and so many fronts, russia. it is fascinating how this
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morphs every day. >> absolutely. what i was spoking about now is the posture of the government overall. it is certainly not trump himself who has shown his vision of how to talk to world leaders is very different than what we have seen from presidents in the past. it is freer. he does have staff that in some ways briefs him and is in the room for the calls. we don't know exactly how much of their advice he is taking. he is certainly not reading a script when he talks to foreign leaders. he is treating it as henegotiat. we will see if he walks that back or makes it his signature. >> tal, we know the defense secretary is in asia right now. we can imagine what he will have to do. come back. we will talk more about all of this from washington. in the meantime, elon musk is heading to the white house
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today. he is ready to carefully criticize the travel ban. musk is a member of the advisory forum. set up to talk jobs in the economy. musk says i and others will express objections to the executive order on immigration and offer suggestions to the changes of the policy. i understood those who object to my meeting, but engaging will serve the greater good. another tech titan is quitting. the uber ceo. he told president trump he is concerned about the travel ban. then said he will not participate in the council anymore. interesting tightrope. we are following breaking news from paris. attack on armed soldiers at a crowded shopping center. we will have the latest from paris. and could the super bowl halftime show turn political? coy wire and what lady gaga has
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patriots take on the falcons in the super bowl on sunday. if you ask most pats fans who is their biggest foe, roger goodell. >> i heard that before. coy wire will sort it out in the bleacher report. good morning, coy. >> good morning to you. tom brady has been dismiss sive and quiet since the deflategate suspension. new england fans, that's a different story. andy scholes went to radio row in houston and talked to boston media legends. they know the pulse of the people. they told andy how people in new england really feel.
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>> i really have never seen anything like it. the all-time target. it is across the board. he has become the devil. >> pure 100% hatred. not even much debate. patriots fans with a consensus. he is a bad man. not an honest man. he screwed tom brady and the patriots. >> they love tom brady and the patriots. no one was doing anything. that is why they are happy to be here. the feeling is they tried to punish the patriots. it didn't work. here they are. >> if the patriots win this game, many are saying goodell having to hand the trophy over to tom brady will be must-see tv. the pressor for the halftime she went down yesterday. gaga is known for taking a stance for bullying and equality. she was asked if she would make a political statement during the performance. here she is. >> the only statements i'll be
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would you believe president trump is suddenly starting to align with president obama on key areas of foreign policy. major developments. welcome back to "early start." i'm miguel marquez. >> i'm christine romans. very busy more than.
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let's starts with breaking news. the french interior ministry says there is an ongoing security incident at the louvre museum. officials say a soldier on duty opened fire on a man who just attempted to attack him with a knife. he was armed with a machete. he screamed allah akbarh. the attacker is seriously injured. about 250 people have been evacuated from the louvre and the metro station has been shutdown. details coming in. we will have a live report from paris coming up in a moment. security incident there. one person who has been shot. we'll have more as we get the latest. here in this country. remarkable turn of events. at white house, after a year of campaigning against every part of president obama's policy. president trump post-inauguration, seems to adopt the very policies. the administration taking a tougher stance on israeli set e
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settleme settlements. issuing a stern warning to russia. threatening new sanctions against iran, but not directly targeting the nuclear deal. >> this amid diplomatic efforts to soothe rattled nerve after a heated call with australia's prime minister. all on rex tillerson's first day on the job. we have it covered from the middle east to asia and the pivot on the israeli settlements. we have ian lee with the latest. how is the latest message from the white house likely to be received? >> reporter: good morning, miguel. they have announced over 6,000 new housing units to be introduced into settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem. israeli officials are
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downplaying this statement from the white house which says while we don't believe the existence of settlements are an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or expansion of settlements beyond the borders may not be helpful to achieving that goal. the deputy foreign minister realir released a statement. it must be concluded that the expansion of construction is not the problem. now a bit of confusion there as the white house saying that they may be an impediment to peace. the expansion of settlements, but likely to get more clarification when prime minister netanyahu meets with president trump on february 15th. expect them not only to discuss settlements, but moving the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem and what relations between israel and the united states will look like going forward.
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miguel. >> ian lee for us in jerusalem. it will be a busy time. thank you. thursdays also marked the first appearance at the united nations by the ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley pif ovoted away goi after moscow on the aggression in ukraine. >> this escalation of violence must stop. the united states stands with the people of ukraine who suffered three years under russian occupation and military intervention. until russia and the separatists it supports, respects ukraine's sovereignty and terrorist, this crisis will continue. >> haley disappointing kremlin hopes that sanctions would be curbed under the administration. we want to bring in clare sebastian in moscow. clare, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, miguel. we had stronger statements in
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the past from haley's predecessor. this is separate from what we thought under president trump. it sets up the same argument we saw with the obama administration. the u.s. blaming russia for violence in ukraine and russia continues to blame ukraine. sanctions, of course, remain in place. there was a modification overnight to one of the obama administration's sanctions. the white house emphasizes this is not an easing of sanctions. they also said they knew in advance about haley's speech at the u.n. that sense of warming relations not materializing. russia trying to put a positive spin on the comments. russian ambassador to the u.n. saying he had noticed a change in tone from the u.s. side. there is a long road ahead. he does hope that leads to more constructive relationships.
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the violence is continues in ukraine. more reports of potential civilian casualties and calls from international monitors to lay down weapons. this will continue to be a major challenge for the trump administration. >> clare, thank you very much. another major story this morning. iran. the white house expected to announce new sanctions possibly as soon as today. these additional sanctions are a response to iran's ballistic missile test on sunday. although the president campaigned hard against the nuclear deal, the new sanctions are not expected to affect that agreement. iran vowed it would not bow to the united states and continue the missile activity. senior adviser to the ayatollah khomeini criticized the extremism of president trump declared iran on notice. he says no options are off the table. leaders from the eu meeting for the first time since trump took office. 27 leaders taking part in the summit. how are they responding to the
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upheaval and what is on the general gagendpeter jenning agen agenda? let's bring in nic robertson live in malta. i take it the administration is a big topic of conversation there? >> reporter: you bet. president francois hollande was talking about the fact there cannot be a relationship with president trump going forward if he doesn't understand that europe and european union is united. that is something we will hear. there is a letter written from the european parliament. left, center, right. they are written to the leaders of the eu to get it on the agenda, if you will, to reject president trump's pick for ambassador to the eu. ted malick is hostile.
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they are quoting him saying he helped bring down the soviet union. a sense the united states is hostile to the eu. you will hear about that and for the french president to keep up to speed of what is happening in paris and talking about migrants and refugees. that is a common concern across the mediterranean here. common concern in europe and the white house. >> full agenda for them and for you, nic. thank you. >> you heard nic saying they are following the breaking news from paris. attack on the armed officer at the louvre museum. cnn's melissa bell is live in paris with what with we know right now. it looks like a second arrest. what can you tell us? what is happening? >> reporter: christine, that second arrest has now been
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confirmed by police. although they explain until the investigation gets under way and the j they look at this, they have to look at the first man. what happened at the louvre here, christine, you see the huge number of police vans made it to the scene. it was just over an hour ago, a man wielding a machete and carrying backpacks lunged toward the military and police on guard to protect the louvre. the carousel is beneath the louvre and behind the columns behind me. he lunged toward them with the machete shouting allah akbar. that is confirmed by police. the area is secure. the 250 people trapped inside and taken to secure parts of the museum were kept for an hour and a half. they have now been evacuated and gathered in groups all around me
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recovering from what happened. the fright that they had. police do confirm, christine, the area has now been secured. so the investigating police have begun work to try to figure out the motivation. >> melissa bell. thank you. come back when you have more details after the second arrest and suspect which has been wounded. foreign policy shifts from the trump administration. real changes or is the young administration struggling to get on message? we will go to washington next. s built with passion... but i keep it growing by making every dollar count. that's why i have the spark cash card from capital one. with it, i earn unlimited 2% cash back on all of my purchasing. and that unlimited 2% cash back from spark means thousands of dollars each year going back into my business... which adds fuel to my bottom line.
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all right. in the past 24 hours, president
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trump's foreign policy is evolving in the direction of his predecessor. he spent more than a year campaigning against it. these are a blip or permanent? let's bring in tal kopan live in washington. hard to say anything is certain. very clear if you look at israeli settlements or nikki haley talking about russia. james mattis, the defense secretary secretary, in asia. the apparent r >> we didn't know where he stood. one advisor is different from the obama administration on israel. the american presidency and policy changes, but foreign
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policy largely stays the same. it changes on the margins. the diplomatic appareattus, thoe stay the same. president trump is getting a sense of the state of affairs of the world and robust advice. it is possible that is having an effect. it is possible the administration is slow walking some of the promises on the campaign trail. we have to keep watching. it is not an abrupt shift in the areas we were promised from day one as we always are. >> the rollout of the muslim ban and how badly that went not only here at home and countries around the world. that must have been a wake-up call for the administration. now they have rex tillerson in and the secretary of defense is traveling. is there some sense that they
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are starting to get on their feet? >> you know, the customs and border patrol put out a length any faq yesterday, i believe, about the executive order that you are referring to that caused a lot of confusion and protest at the airport over the weekend. that policy has been revised and clarified and walked back in areas and challenged in court and clarified. you know, they are starting to get their feet under them. reporting from inside seems to indicate that some folks in the administration maybe got out a little ahead of the skis here and the sense is they need to do executive orders as much as donald trump wants to come in and make change and be a man of action, they may need to do things more like the system has done them and work with different agencies and figure out implementation in advance. that may be more of what we see. >> disruption can be so disrupting. >> you cannot live in chaos.
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>> talking about the confirmation process. the fight to get more of his appointees confirmed. maybe that part of this too? he is trying to get out and get stuff done executive order.impl in office. >> exactly. the holes in the office. deputy secretaries and under level managers are not filled. there is urgent need to get those filled. we hope to see those begin to move. >> tal, great to see you. have a great weekend. new this morning, president trump moving to dismantling banking regulations. enacted after the financial crisis. expected to sign executive action today signaling he is serious about cutting major banking regulation. an official tells cnn the first is to change dodd-frank. not a straight repeal.
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we are following breaking news from paris. officials say a soldier at the louvre near the museum opened
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fire on a man who just attempted to attack him with a knife. we are told the man screamed allah akbar before the attack. the attacker seriously injured a second man. "new day" will follow the latest in a few minutes. a defense secretary james mattis arriving in japan over night. his mission to calm nerves. japan is a key ally with china and north korea. pyongyang issued a stern warning to the u.s. after secretary mattis had strong words of his own following the visit to seoul. let's go live to tokyo and bring in muhammad lila. muhammad, the secretary there really smoothing some feathers and ensuring the allies the security guarantees are still there. yes? >> reporter: miguel, you hit the nail on the head when you used the words. this is seen as a trip of reassures answere
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reassuranc reassurance. the defense secretary making the first comments since arriving in tokyo. coming out forcefully in defense of the alliance with japan. the united states stands shoulder to shoulder with the japanese prime minister and japanese people. earlier in iran, in the day, he made similar comments assuring south korea that the united states would come to its defense if north korea took aggressive action. that would be dealt with immediately and effectively. when it comes to japan, this is a key strategic partner for the united states. more than 50,000 american service members currently here in japan. home to the navy seventh fleet. dr during the campaign, president trump made comments that caused concern with japanese leadership. how japan should get its own nuclear weapons. if not, japan should pick up more of the cost to provide defense to japan. we don't have the readout with
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the meeting with the prime minister shinzo abe and secretary james mattis. you can rest assured the comments will be talked about. >> it will be interesting to hear that. muhammad lila, thank you. today, accused mexican drug lord guzman will appear in brooklyn federal court. he was set to appear via video conferen conference. the judge changed his mind because the absence would give the impression he is too dangerous to be in the courtroom. el chapo is spending 23 hours a day in solitairy confinement. economists surveyed by cnn money forecast 175,000 new jobs. and wages expected to rise 2.9%. the big question is how will the
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administration react to the data? trump caught the data phony and a hoax. investors are upbeat. amazon failing to deliver on earnings. great is not good enough. stock is down 4%. profit up 55% from a year ago. wall street had sky high expectations. same thing happened in october when the is stock rebounded. it is flirting with all-time highs. it is facing competition with walmart. finally, the year was 2013. robin thicke's "blurred lines." and facebook just gone public. mark zuckerberg decided to make a bold move on snapchat. offering $3 billion to buy the company. it turned him down. snapchat turned him down. $3 billion was too high. zuckerberg was crazy.
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today, snapchat is going public with an ipo worth $3 billion. documents filed last night giving us the first look at the popular app. snapchat claims 158 million daily users. 2.5 billion snaps created every day. half from miguel marquez. $515 million in year. profits may not come soon, but a lot of buzz. interesting. one of the papers called it an ipo selfie. look at the numbers. >> we love silly faces. >> we are following the breaking news from paris. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez. brc breaking news on the paris attack on "new day" right now. >> this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome viewers in the united states and around p world. you are watching "new day." it is friday, february 3rd. we start with breaking news from paris. a man wielding a knife rushing
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soldiers near the louvre museum. the man screaming allah akbar. >> the museum is on rolockdown. we learned a second person has been arrested in connection with the attack. let's go straight to paris. we have cnn's melissa bell with the latest. what do we know about why they are keeping these people are lockdown and the general situation, melissa? >> reporter: in the end, chris, the employees and visitors at the louvre are kept in the building for an hour and a half. they were removed before 10:00 a.m. local time. a couple hours now to secure parts of the museum. they were alollowed to leave a little while ago. many were told not to speak to the press. what we know and we confirmed and french authorities were quick on this to get through to
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the press and confirm details. just before 10:00 a.m., this machete wielding man with backpacks went for police and that is beneath the louvre museum. just beneath the pyramid. what we call it's carousel. he lunged for them before being shot several times and wounded. now fairly quickly the area was secured and the investigating officers with were able to get to work to try to workout exactly what happened. we have had confirmation from police that he did shout as he lunged for those policemen and soldiers in that attack. also france's prime minister has now confirmed that french authorities believed that this


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