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news an on your cell phone. i'm elise presson, cbs news, new york. it's monday, february 21st, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." brenk of war? time could be running out to prevent a possible russian invasion of ukraine. why u.s. officials believe moscow is not bluffing. queen elizabeth in isolation. the 95-year-old monarch tests positive for covid. how she's doing following a chaotic week for the royal family. helicopter crashes. two choppers go down just hours apart on two different u.s. beaches. the investigations now under way. good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this could be a pivotal week in the desperate efforts to prevent
russian in-- the russian invasion of ukraine. president biden has agreed in principle to meet with russian president vladimir putin. top u.s. officials believe putin is moving forward with plans to invade. joint russian military exercises in belarus have also been extended after they were supposed to end yesterday. the white house has warned moscow of severe economic sanctions if it carries out an attack. bradley blackburn is following the latest developments from new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this possible meeting between president biden and president putin was brokered by the french. a last-ditch effort to avoid war. the white house says they are pursuing diplomacy right up until the moment russia invades. president biden and russian president vladimir putin have agreed in principle to a face-to-face meeting to discuss the standoff over ukraine. >> president biden has made very clear that he's prepared to meet president putin at any time, in any format, if that can help prevent a war.
>> reporter: the time to timing and location of a possible summit have yet to be determined. the details will be arranged during thursday's sit-down between secretary of state antony blinken and russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. the white house stressed that there will be no talks if russia attacks ukraine. at least 150,000 russian troops are now in position along that nation's border. sources tell cbs news those soldiers have already received orders to invade. >> i don't believe it's a bluff. i think it's -- i think he's assembled the kinds of things that you would need to conduct a successful invasion. >> reporter: president biden convened a meeting of the national security council on sunday. the administration says russia faces severe economic sanctions if it moves against ukraine. >> listen, guys, we're talking about the potential for war in europe. >> reporter: this weekend, president putin oversaw military drills that included nuclear-capability missiles. the russian leader has demanded
an end to nato's expansion into eastern europe but says russia has no plans to invade ukraine. and those thousands of russian troops in belarus were supposed to leave that country after wrapping up ten days of joint military exercises, but russia says that deployment has now been extended indefinitely. >> very concerning. bradley blackburn in new york. thank you so much. closing arguments get under way today in the federal hate crimes trial of the men convicted of killing ahmaud arbery. tr they've pleaded not guilty to violating arbery's civil rights. they were already convicted of his murder last year in georgia in a state trial and sentenced to life if n prison. arbery was chased and shot two years ago while jogging in a neighborhood. this morning, queen elizabeth is in isolation at windsor castle after testing positive for covid. the 95-year-old will remain, though, on light duties this
week. as ian lee reports, it has been a difficult time for the royal family. >> reporter: a statement from buckingham palace says the 95-year-old monarch is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, and is currently receiving medical attention. and in the spirit of her nation, she's carrying on with light duties. >> i'm here. >> reporter: last week, the queen met members of the military while keeping her walking stick close by. >> how are you? >> well, as you can see, i can't move. >> reporter: queen elizabeth's diagnosis comes just weeks after prince charles and his wife camilla both caught the virus. although it's uncertain how she contracted it, the queen is believed to be triple vaccinated. she's been a beacon of strength for the nation during the pandemic, rallying her people in its darkest days. >> we will meet again. >> reporter: now it's her turn to receive support. [ prime minister boris johnson wished the queen a rapid return to vibe rack good health.
queen elizabeth is currently celebrating her platinum jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne. it hasn't been all cake as her covid diagnosis caps off a stressful week for the royal family. prince andrew settled a sexual assault lawsuit with virginia guiffre for an undisclosed amount. now british police are investigating prince charles' charity for allegedly offering favors in exchange for donations. there has also been speculation about the queen's health. last october she spent a night at a hospital in london for an undisclosed condition. her doctors told her at the time to rest and slow down. ian lee, cbs news, windsor, england. >> reporter: french police have opened an investigation into the death of an associate of jeffrey epstein. former modeling agent jean-luc brunel was found dead saturday in his prison cell in paris. the 75-year-old was being held in connection to an investigation into a rape and sex trafficking of minors. while an official cause of death
has not been released, his lawyers suggested he killed himself. epstein died by suicide himself in his new york jail cell in 2019 while awaiting trial for sex trafficking. investigators are looking into a pair of helicopter crashes over the weekend. you can see on the left side of your screen, in this home surveillance video, a police chopper crashing into the water off newport beach. that's in california. two officers from nearby huntington beach were on board. one died, the other was injured. witnesses described the scene. >> chopper was coming straight down for our houses, and the pilot made a last-minute attempt to ditch it in the water and not hit the houses. >> the houses all shook. several on the street heard it, and everyone screamed "helicopter down," and we knew something was wrong. >> no word yet on what caused the chopper to go down. hours earlier, on the east coast, this terrifying scene played out on a busy florida beach. a chopper slammed into the water just feet from swimmers and sunbathers in miami beach.
two people on board the helicopter were hurt. everyone on the ground was okay, and there was no word on the cause of that crash either. and the 2022 winter olympics in beijing have officially come to an end. the closing ceremony was held yesterday at the birds nest stadium. american bobsledder elana meyers taylor was selected to be the u.s. flag bearer. team usa finished with 25 medals overall, fifth most behind norway, russia, germany, and canada. the 2026 winter olympics will be held in milan and cortina in italy. coming up, rodents wreak havoc. how an infestation at a family dollar warehouse forces the shopping chain to close hundreds of stores. and basket-brawl. what sparked a huge fight between two college rivals including some of their coache. this is the "cbs morning news." with dupixent, i can du more....beginners' yoga.
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our top stories this morning -- president biden has agreed to meet with russian president vladimir putin in an effort to avoid war in ukraine. the meeting hinks upon russia not carrying out an invasion. officials believe moscow has already given the order to move forward with plans to attack. and queen elizabeth is in isolation this morning after testing positive for covid. buckingham palace says the 95-year-old monarch is
experiencing mild cold-like symptoms. both her son, prince charles, and his wife camilla, were diagnosed with the virus earlier this month. there might be hidden health dangers in some of the wine you are drinking. a new study shows that they could have more sugar and calories than you might realize. tina kraus reports from london. >> reporter: just pop and pour. a pandemic pastime most don't think twice about. >> i think it's quite relaxing for me at least. >> something to look forward to. >> staying in is the new going out, isn't? >> reporter: but new research reveals two glasses a day could put you over the suggested sugar limit. >> i think for a lot of people they think of alcoholic beverages as kind of, you know, not counting or not really thinking about what's in it. >> reporter: britain's alcohol health alliance found some of the country's most popular wines pack close to 60 grahams of sugar her bottle. one glass of this sparkling variety has more sugar than a
glazed doughnut. dieticians say that adds up over time. >> high sugar intake over the long term is associated with an increased risk of certain diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. >> reporter: consumer groups are calling for nutrition labels on wine bottles, something not required here in the uk or the u.s., leaving consumers in the dark when it comes to sugar and calorie content. >> to be honest, i don't care. >> personally i think, yeah it would be very good to know. >> reporter: researchers also found two six-ounce glasses of some reds have more calories than a hamburger. >> i think having transparency around labeling could help people choose a wine or any type of alcoholic beverage that feels most aligned with them. >> reporter: so wine lovers can sit back and sip guilt free. tina kraus, cbs news, london. the study found wine that's contain less alcohol like rose,
fruit, and sparkling varieties tended to be higher in sugar. so coming up on "cbs mornings," new developments in the case of the so-called tinder swindler who is at the center of a hit netflix documentary. plus, we'll introduce you to a self-described on-demand poet. how he crafts poems for strangers in just minutes to help them deal with some of life's deepest emotions. and we'll talk with legendary actress ellen burstyn why retirement is not in her vocabulary. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪