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Lawyer Says Breivik Believes He's At War; The Making of an Extremist; Breivik's Father Speaks; Norway Mourns; Breivik Shows No Remorse; US Debt Ceiling Debate; Calls Crash Capitol Hill Servers; US Lawmakers Remain Divided.; US Debt Holders; Somalia Famine; Outlook for Africa Drought Conditions; Floods in Philippines; Rare Winter Thunderstorm in Buenos Aires

Aired July 26, 2011 - 08:00:00   ET


KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to NEWS STREAM, where news and technology meet. I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong.

Anders Breivik's lawyer says his client believes he is in a war, as Norway continues to count the cost of his terror rampage.

Politicians scramble in the US to cut a deal in the next seven days or the US could default on its debt.

And the family of Amy Winehouse prepares for a very private funeral.

The man who admits to causing Norway so much pain is spending time in solitary confinement. A lawyer for Anders Behring Breivik spoke to reporters a short time ago. He says that Breivik was surprised his attacks succeeded, but he expected police to stop him before he reached Utoya Island.

We also heard he took drugs to make him strong and alert before the bombing and shooting rampage, and his lawyer a claim raised in court on Monday. Breivik says he worked with two terror cells in Norway and others abroad.

With all these confessions, reporters asked why Breivik is still pleading not guilty.


GEIR LIPPESTAD, ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK'S LAWYER: This whole case has indicated that he's insane. He's in a war, and he says that the rest of the world and especially the western world don't understand his point of view, but in 60 years time, we all will understand.


STOUT: Breivik's lawyer says he does not know if the suspect's family has asked to see him. Our Nic Robertson spoke to some people who were friends with Anders Breivik years ago.


NIC ROBERTSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): On his way to solitary confinement, Anders Behring Breivik is rushed from a rare closed-door session of court, journalists and public locked out of the hearing where authorities say he admitted he carried out the killings.

They are anxious to contain his message of hate, one that is already spreading in a 1500-page justification posted online that reads, in part, like a murderer's manual.

Contrary to his earlier claims, Breivik now says he wasn't acting alone. This part of the horrible tragedy, that he was not alone, not a surprise for this woman, who knows him.

MARIT ANDERSEN, HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND: He's not the loner. He's not the person who was struggling, who had no friends. He had friends. He was smart, he did well in school.

ROBERTSON: Marit Andersen was a high school friend that is beyond belief that the man she remembered as an entertainer turned out to be a brutal assassin.

ANDERSEN: He would do little dances and he would say funny things. Something that was atypical for somebody who looked like that and would sort of make fun of himself in a way. And that was very endearing.

ROBERTSON: The attacks have the whole nation reeling, but the ramifications of the killings and his online ramblings don't stop at Norway's shores. The ripples risk spreading.

LARS GULE, OSLO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE: Not necessarily in Norway. A copycat could emerge anywhere, actually. And that is a real problem, not least because this is what Breivik wants.

ROBERTSON: Gule tracks right-wing radicals through their online postings. He's never seen anything as dangerous as Breivik's diatribe.

Thousands in Norway share his anti-Islamic sentiment, he says, and discuss their views in internet chat rooms.

GULE: The right-wing websites, they provide a greenhouse for extremist ideas, because they become isolated. People who do not share these ideas, they tend to stay away, which means that there is no opposition, there is no contrary argument, so they feed upon themselves.

ROBERTSON: Marit Andersen, Breivik's high school friend, said she tried to be that moderating voice, stepping in when she saw his anti-Islam sentiment harden.

ANDERSEN: Later, it became more extreme, and I remember after we all got on Facebook, we became -- I became friends with him there, and he had some rather outrageous statements there. So, you know, you can't say stuff like that, that's completely unacceptable.

ROBERTSON (on camera): That Breivik's extremism was not caught in some greater safety net will undoubtedly become a point of contention.

What is beyond doubt is that this nation is changed forever, and the closing of the court to the public is just the first manifestation of the price this peaceful, tolerant nation will be paying.

Nic Robertson, CNN, Oslo, Norway.


STOUT: Now, let's go a bit further into Breivik's past. His parents' divorced when he was one year old. His father, a diplomat, lost custody and later moved to France. Breivik was raised by his mother in a neighborhood of Oslo described as middle class to wealthy.

And the manifesto he's believed to have written criticizes her, saying this, quote, "I do not approve of the super liberal matriarchal upbringing as it completely lacked discipline and has contributed to feminize me to a certain degree."

As for his father, they lost touch when Breivik was a teenager. Jens Breivik now says he never wants to see his son again. He did not want his face shown on camera in this interview.


JENS BREIVIK, ANDERS BREIVIK'S FATHER (through translator): No, I'll never have more contact with him. In my darkest moments, I think that, rather than killing all those people, he should have taken his own life.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): Those are strong words from a father.

JENS BREIVIK (through translator): They are but, thinking about what has happened, I get so upset, and I still don't understand that something like this could happen. No normal human being would do something like that.


STOUT: Now, the mayor of Oslo says Norwegians will punish Anders Breivik with "democracy and love."

Almost 200,000 people participated in this memorial on Monday, marching with roses to honor victims and to reject violence. Oslo police say that they will release the names of some of the dead later on Tuesday.

Several hundred people are still gathered outside Oslo Cathedral. Our Michael Holmes is there and, Michael, I can't get over the scene behind you. Describe the outpouring of emotion there in Norway.

MICHAEL HOLMES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: You know, it is extraordinary, Kristie. We were here last night for the march that came down from City Hall to here, about a 15-minute walk. Thousands and thousands, some people, the police estimated nearly 200,000 people came down here to the cathedral.

Everyone had flowers. Everyone had a flower, at one point, they all held it up for a minute. Our Nick Clayton (ph), the cameraman, just started widening out a bit, just see this carpet of flowers behind me.

It runs for, I don't know, about 50 meters down one way and about up to 30 meters the other. It just -- thousands of flowers, Norwegian flags, written letters, candles. Just an amazing outpouring or respect, really. Emotion and somber mood, but respect, as well.

And it really is indicative of this society. There's very little anger. I've heard no one call for revenge. It's just not that type of place, as we heard in Nic Robertson's package.

I was just talking to Jonathan Wald, our producer, one of our producers, who was at the news conference with the lawyer, and he said that the lawyer had also mentioned that people here had come up to him not to berate him for representing this man but to actually thank him for taking it on, because it's seen as part of the democratic process.

The lawyer, Geir Lippestad, is a member of the Labour Party which, of course, was the focus of these attacks. That's just a nice little insight into the attitude in this country, Kristie.

STOUT: Yes, incredible reaction to Breivik's lawyer. And I like how you describe the scene behind you, an outpouring of respect.

Now, more on what Breivik's lawyer said. Can you tell us more about what he mentioned about his client's mental state and motivation behind that killing spree?

HOLMES: It really was an insight into the thinking of Breivik, this man. Yes, what we heard -- and in terms of his mental state, we heard the lawyer say that he'd taken some kind of drugs, he wouldn't say what, in order to stay strong, to stay alert during these attacks.

In terms of insanity, he said this whole case has indicated he is insane, but he said it was too early to talk about whether insanity would be used as a defense.

He said he's sorry that he had to do this, but he said it was necessary to start a revolution in Europe. He said that he's part of a war, he feels he's part of a war, and that that war will go on for 60 years, and it's only then that people will understand.

There is zero remorse from this man. Zero remorse from the victim (sic). He believes he's in a war, his actions were necessary, that's what his lawyer said. And a direct quote from his lawyer, "He shows hate towards everyone who believes in a normal political system."

And the other thing that was interesting that he said was Breivik never thought he would get this far. He never thought he would get to that island after the explosion. Let's play that sound bite from the lawyer.


LIPPESTAD: He thought that he would after bombing, after the action in the island, and he obviously thought that he would be killed at the trial, so he believes that someone will kill him.


HOLMES: Now, he also said, the lawyer said, that Breivik is pleading not guilty, although there is a lot of speculation. He's admitted to these acts, of course, and is, in fact, is proud of them, as we know.

But he's pled not guilty. Why? Well, partly because a lot of people thing that by pleading not guilty, he gets a trial, and that gives him a platform, a stage from which to continue to espouse his doctrine of hatred of Muslim immigration into western Europe and, in particular, this country.

But also his lawyer says that he pled not guilty because, while he may have done this, he doesn't think there was anything wrong in doing this, so he's not prepared to plead guilty to a crime per se. Just a fascinating insight into the workings of this man's mind, Kristie.

STOUT: Yes, the mind of a killer and a nation in mourning. Michael Holmes, joining us live form Oslo, thank you.

Now, do stay with us here on NEWS STREAM. We have more coverage on the attacks in Norway to come but, first, US lawmakers, they still seem to be speaking a different language when it comes to raising the country's debt ceiling. And now, with just one week left, is there still time to pass a deal?

And the United Nations is working to save people from starving -- starving to death in the Horn of Africa. Are those efforts paying off?


STOUT: Welcome back. And now, with only week to go until a crucial decision must be made on whether to raise the US debt ceiling, lawmakers in Washington remain divided.

Now, on Monday, both Democrat and Republican congressional leaders, they shot down new proposals to cut debt and increase the borrowing authority of the US. If they don't come to an agreement by August the 2nd, the US could default on its debt, spelling not only big trouble for the US economy, but also financial markets around the world.

After a lot of frustration, the US president Barack Obama and the Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner appealed directly to the American people in separate speeches on Monday night.

Mr. Obama laid out what he called the "dire consequences" of failing to strike a deal.


BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We would not have enough money to pay all of our bills. Bills that include monthly Social Security checks, veterans benefits, and the government contracts we've signed with thousands of businesses.

For the first time in history, our country's triple A credit rating would be downgraded, leaving investors around the world to wonder whether the United States is still a good bet. Interest rates would skyrocket on credit cards, on mortgages, and on car loans, which amounts to a huge tax hike on the American people.

We would risk sparking a deep economic crisis, this one caused almost entirely by Washington.


STOUT: John Boehner used his air time to reiterate Republican concerns, saying the government needs to rein in spending rather than raise taxes.


REP. JOHN BOEHNER (R), SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: The president has often said we need a balanced approach, which in Washington means we spend more and you pay more. Having run a small business, I know those tax increases will destroy jobs.

The president is adamant that we cannot make fundamental changes to our entitlement programs. As a father of two daughters, I know these programs won't be there for them and their kids unless significant action is taken now.


STOUT: President Obama says increase in borrowing authority won't mean an end to spending cuts.


OBAMA: Understand, raising the debt ceiling does not allow Congress to spend more money. It simply gives our country the ability to pay the bills that Congress has already racked up.

In the past, raising the debt ceiling was routine. Since the 1950s, Congress has always passed it, and every president has signed it. President Reagan did it 18 times. George W. Bush did it 7 times. And we have to do it by next Tuesday, August 2nd, or else we won't be able to pay all of our bills.


STOUT: In his speech, Mr. Obama also called on Americans to make their feelings heard, urging them to contact their representatives on Capitol Hill.

And they must have heeded that call, because shortly afterward, error messages popped up on official websites for high-profile Republican leaders John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, saying, quote, "Web page cannot be found" and "server is too busy."

The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, then re-tweeted this comment, quote, "Obama tells people to contact Congress and it crashes the Hill servers."

For more on the entire US debt debate, Dan Lothian joins us now from outside the White House. And Dan, it sounds like the US president and the Republican House speaker are blaming each other for the deadlock, so is either side willing to compromise now?

DAN LOTHIAN, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: That's the big question. I think we have to wait and see if, in fact, compromise can be reached.

I can tell you that behind the scenes, according to our sources, Republicans and Democrats are still involved in discussions, believing that they can find some kind of middle ground, a more moderate approach, than what either side is pushing at this point.

You're hearing strong rhetoric. You heard from the president last night and from Speaker Boehner, and it showed a level of frustration, the president talking about how Americans elected a divided government, but not a dysfunctional one.

And neither side can even agree on whether or not there is even a stalemate, the president saying that there is a stalemate, and you have Speaker Boehner saying that there's no stalemate because Republicans have passed legislation already.

So, both sides still digging in and not willing to accept what the other side is offering.


OBAMA: We know what we have to do to reduce our deficits. There's no point in putting the economy at risk by kicking the can further down the road.

BOEHNER: The sad truth is that the president wanted a blank check six months ago, and he wants a blank check today. This is just not going to happen.


LOTHIAN: So far, we are told that there are no meetings scheduled here at the White House today dealing with the debt and deficit.

But as we've seen over the last few days and certainly weeks, a lot of things are happening that the White House has not put on the official schedule, and then some things are added at the very last moment, so I would not be surprised if there are not additional meetings that popped up.

But everyone, of course, here at the White House making contingency plans to figure out who would get paid and who wouldn't get paid if the debt ceiling is not raised, at the same time hoping that a compromise can be reached, Kristie.

STOUT: Yes, the situation is very fluid right now. And Dan, your thoughts on President Obama's performance last night in that speech. Do you think he was able to win over American voters and ramp up the pressure on the Republicans?

LOTHIAN: Well, I think if you look at what you were pointing out a second ago, the response on the e-mail and on websites from Americans who, essentially, were heeding the call of the president to reach out to their lawmakers, it appears that it did at least win over or get the attention of a big chunk of the voters out there, at least those who choose to get involved.

Look, there is a level of frustration among the electorate. We're looking at the polling. They're frustrated not only at Democrats but at Republicans as well because they feel that system is broken, and neither side is willing to repair it.

And meanwhile, they're concerned about their jobs and whether or not they can stay in their homes, and those are things that are biggest concern to them. They don't feel that lawmakers are truly following that mandate.

So, again, if you look at the reaction to the president's call last night, you would have to say that it's positive, but that's not a complete picture.

STOUT: That's right, there's still a sense of frustration out there. Dan Lothian joining us live from Washington, thank you.

So, who is at risk if the US Congress fails to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling and the government does default on its upcoming debt payments.

Well, the US Federal Reserve holds the bulk of US treasuries, at more than $1.6 trillion worth. That's based on the latest May figures. Their holdings increased as part of the recent US quantitative easing program.

China, meanwhile, is we all know the biggest foreign holder of US debt. As of May, it held nearly $1.2 trillion of US bonds, but this is what may surprise you, this number right here, is just how much US debt Japan holds. It owns more than $900 billion in US bonds.

The UN steps up efforts to save lives in the Horn of Africa and, up next, we'll tell you what the world body is doing to help victims of famine and drought.


STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching NEWS STREAM.

The day after an emergency meeting in Rome, the United Nations is preparing to airlift emergency rations to some of the worst-affected areas of the drought in the Horn of Africa.

This UNICEF video was filmed two weeks ago, shows supplies coming into the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The agency says that many of the country's children are nearing death from starvation.

The World Food Program is organizing Tuesday's airlift. It will also fly supplies into Mogadishu as well as parts of eastern Ethiopia and northern Kenya. Frances Kennedy speaks for the World Food Program.


FRANCES KENNEDY, SPOKESWOMAN, WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: We're seeing that a lot has been done. We're having people even individuals coming through our website, which is, because they want to help.

These images in the recent days have galvanized attention of the public and of donors, so we're seeing an increase. We're seeing something like $200 million in donations to the World Food Program in the last couple of weeks.


STOUT: So, will climate conditions worsen the famine there? Let's get the very latest, now, with our Mari Ramos as she joins us from the World Weather Center. Mari, what are you seeing?

MARI RAMOS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Kristie, we're looking at a period right now where conditions continue to be very dry. And even if we get the amount of rain that should be about normal, they would still have some concerns as far as their ability to produce the kind of food that they need in that area.

Remember that, Somalia is not the only place affected. Notice, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, as we head into South Sudan and even into areas farther inland, here. We're still experiencing anywhere from an extreme to a weak drought.

And actually, as we head over back towards Somalia, in the last few months, the drought situation has actually improved because we got into the rainy period again.

The rains have been less than average in these areas, and we are expecting some rain, especially in some of the northern regions. The south should remain very, very dry, which is one of the areas hardest hit.

And another concern is that some of these countries where so many people are fleeing in search of food, such as Kenya, for example, and back over toward Ethiopia, we are also dealing with a drought there, where there's also some concerns about the food security in some of these regions.

And notice some scattered rain showers, but really nothing too much. But even where you see these little bits of cloud cover right here, you can see that reflected in the temperature, as well.

Remember, when you have that lack of cloud cover, the temperatures can really shoot up very, very quickly, and that's a concern for anyone. But when you're talking about people that are malnourished, it really poses another very serious problem just that aggravates the situation for people there, the need for water, the need for shelter very important.

Notice, as we head over into some of these areas, you see those lighter colors. That's an indication of the cloud cover and the rain that we've had, especially over the highlands.

And let's go ahead and move on, and I want to talk to you about what's happening in the Philippines. Here, we've had that system that I was telling you about yesterday really beginning to pick up.

I want to show you, first of all, this picture, and then we're going to go ahead and roll the video. This is from Legazpi in the Philippines, and here you see some rescue personnel trying to get to people that are trapped by the high water.

Let's go ahead and roll the video, please, and you'll notice, wooh, that water was moving very, very quickly across some of those areas. Overturned vehicles, missing people, flooded homes, collapsed buildings, downed trees, downed power lines, and even some areas that remain completely impassable because of this storm system.

If you come back over to the weather, I hate to tear you away from those images, but this is what we're looking at over here, this system that continued to intensify yesterday.

Some of the storm totals are pretty impressive. In some cases, we've had over 500 millimeters of rain. Legazpi, one of the areas I just showed you, they have over 500 millimeters of rain, and that's the result when you see a situation like that.

Very, very quickly, I do want to show you where this storm is actually headed. And right now, even though we're still looking at a tropical storm, should weaken somewhat and move out into the South China Sea.

Let's go ahead and check out your forecast, now.


RAMOS: I want to head to South America, and you know what? We've been talking about the Southern Hemisphere yesterday with that winter storm in New Zealand, remember? Well, they've had a storm of a different kind, and this one in Buenos Aires, a rare severe thunderstorm right smack in the middle of winter.

Take a look at these images. At least one person reported dead, here, several people injured, and a lot of damage, as you can see, there, Kristie.

Some of the damage -- or most of the damage, I should say, occurred from building collapses, roofs that collapsed as the powerful winds from this weather system were moving through there, as high as 80 kilometer per hour winds were reported in some of those areas.

If you come back over to the weather map, let me show you what we have right now. What a difference in the temperature. Eight degrees right now Buenos Aires.

Yesterday, conditions were much warmer as that front system pulled through. We had that severe weather that developed along this area here of northern Argentina, by the way, no stranger to severe weather, it's just unusual to see it during the winter months.

We've had the front system move through, some thunderstorms now expected across southern parts of Brazil, but they're not expected to be as intense as what we had in Buenos Aires. Back to you.

STOUT: Yes, that storm really took people by surprise, there, and with deadly effect. Mari Ramos, there. We'll talk a little bit later.

Now, just ahead here on NEWS STREAM, as we learn new information about the suspect in Norway's massacre, Nic Robertson talks to prime minister Jens Stoltenberg about the tragic attacks in his country.

And days after the sudden death of singer Amy Winehouse, her fans hold vigil outside her London apartment as her friends and family meet for a private farewell.


STOUT: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. You're watching News Stream. And these are your world headlines.

Now Washington is still divided over debt reduction and raising the U.S. debt ceiling after both Republicans and Democrats in congress shot down new proposals on Monday. If lawmakers don't come to an agreement one week from today, the U.S. could default on its debts.

Now the United Nations is calling for urgent help for the horn of Africa where millions of people are caught in the grip of drought and famine. Now UN aid agencies and charities holding an emergency meeting in Rome called the situation catastrophic. They say that they will need a billion dollars by the end of the year to respond to this crisis.

Now two Italian forensic scientists are casting doubt on the DNA evidence that convicted Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of murdering Knox's roommate in 2007. The scientists say police mishandled the investigation making key evidence unreliable. The two are currently appealing their case. And a verdict is expected in September.

The man who admits to a bombing in Oslo in a massacre on an island outside the Norwegian capital says he is surprised he succeeded. Now that's what we heard a short while ago from Andres Behring Breivik's attorney. The lawyer said Breivik thought police would stop him. Now Breivik also claims he got help from two terror cells in Norway and others abroad.

Now investigators are pursuing any potential co-conspirators, though authorities have said they believe Breivik worked alone. And rescue workers are also still looking for bodies. Now the bomb in Oslo exploded near the prime minister's office. Jens Stoltenberg sat down with our Nic Robertson and talked about this difficult time for Norway.


JENS STOLTENBERG, NORWEGIAN PRIME MINISTER: Of course it's a difficult time for me, but it's so much more difficult for those who have lost their loved ones, those are those children, friends, relatives, and those who are still in hospital. We have several people in hospital and some of them are seriously wounded.

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: But you have experienced the loss of people who were near and dear and close to you, people you've treasured, you've know for decades.

STOLTENBERG: Those people I've known for many years, I've known their parents, friends, and this youth camp is an annual, traditional camp in the Labor Party of Norway. I, myself, have participated every summer since 1974.

ROBERTSON: Since you were a teenager.

STOLTENBERG: Yes, since I was a teenager. And it's a great symbol of young people being active, participating in political debates, learning about society, learning about the political system in Norway. And all these young people are people who would like to make a difference for Norway, because these were the leaders of tomorrow of Norway.

ROBERTSON: How do you explain this not to the nation, but to yourself?

STOLTENBERG: I think that I never will be able to explain it fully to myself how this could happen, the horror that so many people experienced at that Island on Friday, because many people were killed, but many more people, young people, teenagers and children, saw other children, young people being killed.

I think no one haven't -- no one who wasn't there will never be able to fully understand what happened.

ROBERTSON: There must have been moments in the past few days where you just want to stop and take a moment for yourself.

STOLTENBERG: To be honest, I think that for me it has been -- it has given me strength, it have given me in a way courage that I have the responsibility to help and to assist and to try to give some kind of direction.

ROBERTSON: You've talked about this incident should not affect Norway and in the way people here live their lives. But already in the face of this trial, it's already happening. It's already having an impact.

STOLTENBERG: I think that this will change Norway. We will have a Norway before, and a Norway after the bomb and the killings. But what I've said, what I will do whatever I can to make sure that happens is that Norway will be possible to recognize, that we even after this terrible incidents, will be an open society, will be a democratic society, and we'll be a society where people participate without fear in political work.


STOUT: Now the British Prime Minister David Cameron is now demanding an urgent review into extreme right-wing groups in the UK prompted by the attacks in Norway. Dan Rivers examines the rise of the far right across Europe.


DAN RIVERS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It looks like a classic al Qaeda attack, but this was from the opposite end of the political spectrum. The far right extremist, possibly a lone wolf, furious at perceived Islamification in Norway, venting his anger on his own people.

But it appears Anders Behring Breivik wasn't alone in his warped political ideology. His alleged manifesto boasts of links around Europe. And he even claims he attended a summit with other extremists in April 2002 in London.

Far right groups have condemned the masscre in Britain, but some like the English Defense League, whose rallies have often descended into violence, have described the attacks as a wake-up call for politicians. They share Breivik's anger at perceived uncontrolled immigration. They say tensions are at boiling point.

STEPHEN GASH: Resentment is huge, I'm telling you, but you're not going to see Anders Breivik kind of action. I don't believe that's going to happen. But you are going to see -- you're going to see mosques invaded, that kind of thing.

RIVERS: The far right is enjoying a resurgence across Europe. In the Netherlands, Geert Wilder's Freedom Party won 15 percent of the vote in 2010. In Denmark, the Danish People's Party, led by Pia Kjaersgaard has 25 seats in the Parliament. And in France, Jean-Marie Le Pen's Front Nationale has surged in popularity.

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS, RADICALIZATION EXPERT: Perhaps one of the reasons why we've seen a rise in far right political groups is, particularly in this country, I think a lot of the analysis looks at the failure of main stream parties on the left and right and center of really addressing issues that are taken very seriously by a lot of working class people in this country, such as immigration.

RIVERS: America has already experienced the horror of a far right lone wolf terrorist. Timothy McVeigh's truck bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma in 1995 left 168 people dead.

And in Britain, an anonymous face in a crowd suddenly became a killer in 1999. Extremist David Copeland set off three bombs targeting minorities.

David Copeland's terrible bombing campaign was 12 years ago here in London, but the police have never discounted the threat from a so-called lone wolf terrorist. In some ways it is their worst case scenario. Events in Norway have underlined just how difficult it is to thwart such an attacker.

If they're acting alone, it's almost impossible for security agencies to spot them. No co-conspirators means no e-mails to intercept and no phone calls to tap. With rising discontent among the far right, it is a problem now vexing police across Europe.

Dan Rivers, CNN, London.


STOUT: Now we should mention that the English Defense League mentioned in Dan's report has denied any link to Breivik.

Now let's take a closer look at Muslim populations across Europe. Now a recent study by the Pew Forum, it says about 3 percent of people in Norway right now are Muslims. Now it also says that Norway will be 6.5 percent Muslim by 2030. Now the study says Europe as a whole will be about 8 percent Muslim by then. And Pew does not make predictions past the year 2030.

Now that figure is very different from the manifesto believed to be by Breivik. It claims that Europe's Muslim population will reach between 15 to 40 percent between the years 2030 and 2070.

Now CNN has the latest coverage of these attacks in Norway. You can get even more information at We have a time-line on how the attacks unfolded, a profile of the suspect, and a photo gallery of the aftermath.

Now let's take you to the United States and more complaints about the TSA's handling of airport security. Now you may remember this man, Thomas Sawyer, his tough air port security pat down. It made the news last November after an airport screener burst his urostomy bag causing urine to spill all over him. Now Sawyer says he has bladder cancer and warned the screener to be gentle. That prompted a public apology from the TSA and a promise that it wouldn't happen again.

But it did. On a flight from Detroit to Orlando on July 14, Sawyer says screeners refused to yield his warning again, resulting in the same embarrassing consequences.

Now to the UK where a spokesman for the late singer Amy Winehouse said her friends and family would attend a small funeral for her this Tuesday. Now he did not say where or what time it would take place. Now Scotland Yard says an autopsy performed on Monday did not establish a clear cause of death. It will be at least two weeks before the results of toxicology tests are known.

And fans are still paying their tributes in the London neighborhood where Winehouse died on Saturday. Atika Schubert is there and joins me now live.

And Atika, describe the scene around you.

ATIKA SCHUBERT, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, it has essentially become a shrine to Amy Winehouse. Scores of people have been coming over the last few days, bringing flowers, messages, art work, photos of Amy Winehouse. And here and there in between the flowers you can also see bottles of vodka, beer, glasses of wine, this for an artist who very publicly struggled with an addiction to drugs and alcohol very much on her own terms.

Now we understand that her funeral service that guests of friends and family have just started gathering for that funeral service and her former producer Mark Ronson, for example, was seen at that London funeral service, arriving.

Now it is a private funeral service. And her family have asked for privacy. But as you can imagine, the scene behind me is where many of her fans have gathered to show their tribute and their appreciation to the artist and her music.

STOUT: Now Atika, her album Back to Black, it came out in 2008. It reentered the charts over the weekend. And it seems the tragedy of the death of Amy Winehouse has sparked a lot of interest in her music.

SCHUBERT: It has. And what we've seen is that there's a renewed interest.

You know, it's interesting, she died so young. And she only had 2 albums -- Frank, and Back to Black. And while Frank was very popular, Back to Black was really the one that catapulted her to stardom. And as a result she became a household name.

And one of the interesting things about Amy Winehouse is that even with all that fame, she stayed here in Camden. This was the neighborhood she lived at. She was seen at the local pubs, or walking down the street. She was very much a fixture of the community here. And that's really what the scene behind me also does represent, the fact that this neighborhood will miss her greatly.

In fact, one of the signs behind me says calls me the Queen of Camden. That just goes to show that despite all that fame she was very much a local girl for many of the people here.

STOUT: Yeah, the entire neighborhood honoring her today. Atika Schubert joining us live from London. Thank you.

Now Pedro Pinto will be here with the world sport update in just a couple of minutes. And he will tell you why these scenes may be the catalyst for a major change to Argentina's football league.


STOUT: Welcome back.

Now it's time for a look at sport. And Sergio Baptista has paid for Argentina's poor showing at the Copa America. Pedro Pinto joins us now with that and more -- Pedro.

PEDRO PINTO, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Kristie. The Argentine Football Association deciding to terminate Batista's contract after a meeting on Monday night in Buenes Aires. The team won just one game at the Copa America before being knocked out in the quarterfinals by eventual winners Uruguay. Batista was sacked just hours after he had vowed to continue as coach.

He had said the following, "I am sure of my footballing ideas. I always said the Copa was all about getting ready for the World Cup in 2014. I am absolutely resolved to keep going."

Well, needless to say the Football Association had other ideas and rescinded his contract. Batista agreed to leave his post immediately. The former Argentine international had managed the national team for only a year.

And the new manager for the national team is not the only change on the horizon for Argentinian football. The AFA approved a proposal to restructure the country's championship. The plan is to create a league by joining all the teams from the first and second divisions. Members of the Football Association Board decided to reform the current Premiera Division into a brand new competition featuring 38 teams that would be divided into two zones. This would start in the 2012-2013 season.

So why did they decide to make this change? Well, skeptics say that one reason is this. You're looking at violence that erupted following the relegation of one of Argentina's most prestigious and popular clubs, River Plate, just last month. They say that official want to avoid some of the country's biggest clubs dropping into the lower tiers of Argentine football. That's what a lot of the skeptics are saying.

Finally, to football of a different kind. The NFL lockout came to an end on Monday night in the United States after team owners and players finally agreed to the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement. So the NFL season will begin as planned on September 8. The first work stoppage since 1987 began four-and-a-half months ago when players and team owners could not agree on how to divide $9.3 billion in annual revenues.

The new agreement, which will be in effect for the next 10 years stipulates that owners will get 53% of revenues rather than a 50/50 split, but it gives players better health and retirement benefits and likely more income too in the long-run considering revenues are expected to increase.

There's also a new salary cap for each team of $120 million they can spend on wages and bonuses per season, a salary system to reign in spending on first round draft picks was also introduced, and unrestricted free agency will be allowed for most players after four seasons in the league.

Under the new terms, team facilities will open in the next few days. All in all, it was an encouraging day for the U.S.'s most popular and profitable sport.


ROGER GOODELL, NFL COMMISSIONER: Football is back. And that's the great news for everybody. I want to thank Dee and all of the players for their leadership and for securing the long-term future of the game. Having a 10 year agreement is extraordinarily great for our game, but most importantly our fans. And everybody worked hard, everybody had a passion, and everybody believes in this game of football and what we can do to make our game better. And I think this agreement is going to make our game better.

So we're grateful for all the work that both parties did to make sure that we came to this day today and make sure for the fans that we can sit in here and say football is back.


PINTO: So for owners, players, and fans it's a case of alls well that ends well, Kristie. Back to you.

STOUT: All right. Pedro, thank you for that. Pedro Pinto there.

Now, New York is just one American city that is feeling the effects of that searing heat wave hitting the nation. And now some green pioneers are trying to take those powerful rays and put them to good use. As Steve Hargreaves reports, they have a long way to go, but a plan is in place.


STEVE HARGREAVES, CNN MONEY CORRESPONDENT: For years, the heat of summer has put a strain on New York City's electrical grid. But now, the city is looking to use the sun's rays to reduce the grids burden. The Department of Energy, the City University of New York, and Mayor Bloomberg's office have teamed up to increase the number of solar panels in New York City.

TRIA CASE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK: How do we increase the amount of solar in New York City? What are the policies, what are the programs, what are the things that we can do as the partnership to really move solar out into the marketplace?

HARGREAVES: To help make it easier for people to purchase solar, Tria Case created the solar map, a tool that allows users to track existing solar installations in New York City.

CASE: People didn't really know that we had solar in New York City. You can't see the installations in New York City. They're up very high. And so we wanted to make sure that people understood, you know, in fact we have, you know 400 installations here in the city. And we have, you know, 6 megawatts of solar in the city. And, you know what, it's possible on your roof.

HARGREAVES: The map allows users to calculate how much solar installation would cost on their roof, how long it would take it to pay off, and how much carbon they could take out of the atmosphere.

It also includes a tool that let's users draw solar panel models onto their buildings.

CASE: The solar map was our -- one of our special projects with the department of energy that, you know, we believe would allow people to understand not only what's out there, but what's possible.

HARGREAVES: To see how solar works in New York, we went to the roof of Broadway Stages in Brooklyn, one of, if not the first solar powered television studio in the country.

The building owner estimates that the panels provide up to 35 percent of the power it needed for the studio.

GINA ARGENTO, PRESIDENT, BROADWAY STAGES: The motion picture industry consumes a lot of electricity, obviously. And we thought that installing solar panels would be a good way to set an example of how you can help conserve energy and give back to the grid and to the community.

HARGREAVES: The panels cost $2 million to install. But Argento should quickly see a return on her investment.

JESSE CUTAIA, PROJECT MANAGER, SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS: These systems should actually be paid back in about four years once they take advantage of all of the tax abatements that are available from the city and all of the credits that are available from the state and federal government.

HARGREAVES: The city is hoping more building owners will take advantage of those credits to install solar.

CASE: If you were able to put solar on every possible roof, and that's maybe two-thirds of the buildings in New York City are -- have possible roof space, we could probably generate 49 percent of our peak power.

HARGREAVES: And case that additional solar power would lead to less blackouts and cleaner air in New York.

For CNN Money, I'm Steve Hargreaves.


STOUT: Now ahead on News Stream, it is a prayer that is sparking controversy. Now this pastor, he shook things up with his comments before a national NASCAR race. I'll tell you what he said next.


STOUT: Welcome back.

Now it's not often when a prayer causes laughs and controversy, but that is just what happened at the invocation for a NASCAR race in Nashville. Now Jeanne Moos reports on the racy comments and the reaction.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It was the best of prayers, it was the worst of prayers.

JOE NELMS, BAPTIST PASTOR: Lord, I want to thank you for my smoking hot wife tonight.

MOOS: It was a prayer unlike any other.


NELMS: Hail Mary, full of grace.

MOOS: This prayer was full of cars, NASCARs.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So we want to thank you tonight with these mighty machines that you brought before us.

MOOS: Baptist pastor Joe Nelms was in Nashville giving the pre-race invocation.

Some are calling it the first sponsored prayer brought to you by...

NELM: Thank you for the Mazdas and the Toyotas, thank you for the Fords, thank you for Sunoco racing fuel, and Goodyear tires.

MOOS: As one critic posted on YouTube, I'm certainly not a religious man, but I'm pretty sure product placement in a prayer equals a straight ticket to hell.

But Pastor Nelms isn't bothered.

NELMS: I can assure you there were no endorsement deals, but I am not against them. Any of them that want to send some money, I'm sure it will happy to use it.

MOOS: And wait til you hear how he ended the prayer.

NELMS: In Jesus's name, boogey, boogey, boogey, amen!.

MOOS: So what does boogedy mean?

NELMS: It means go get after it boys. It's southern for get to it.

MOOS: It's the catch phrase used by a well known NASCAR announcer to start a race. But the prayer started critics' engines.

It's making a mockery of prayer. He's just being a clown. He's being sacrilegious.

Pastor Nelms says he just wanted to get folks who don't go to church thinking.

NELMS: Hey, maybe it's not all Christians are stick in the muds.

MOOS: Admirers called it the best prayer ever. This is awesome. Putting the fun back in fundamentalism.

NELMS: Lord, I want to thank you for my smoking hot wife tonight, Lisa.

MOOS: That smoking hot wife part sure rings a bell.

Will Farrell, playing race car driver Ricky Bobby.

WILL FARRELL, ACTOR: Dear, Lord baby Jesus.

MOOS: Thanking the lord in Talladega Nights.

FARRELL: And of course my red hot smoking wife, Carli who is a stone cold fox.

MOOS: Pastor Nelms confesses he recently saw Talladega Nights on TV and got the idea to use it. As for his wife, she said this to someone who called to complain about the prayer.

NELMS: I'm the smoking hot wife and I don't care how many times he says it to a big crowd or a small crowd, I'm enjoying it.

MOOS: This pastor has no issues with the separation between church and track.

Jeanne Moos, CNN...

NELMS: In Jesus' name, boogedy, boogedy, boogedy, amen.

MOOS: New York.


STOUT: And finally, let's go over and out there. And you probably won't find this on any list of the world's most dangerous professions, but it turns out that being a Chinese billionaire is, well, pretty dangerous. Now according to the China Daily, unnatural deaths have taken the lives of 72 mainland billionaires over the past eight years.

Now as you can see, the causes range from murder to accidents to even execution. And according to the math that's been done that means a Chinese billionaires dies roughly every 40 days.

Now despite that, the numbers are still growing. Now according to Forbes, last year there were 64 billionaires in China. And this year, 115.

Now that is News Stream. World Business Today is next.