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[10:00:13] ROBYN CURNOW, CNN ANCHOR: Ahead at the "International Desk," Theresa May is set to become Britain's next leader after her rival drops


The Portuguese football team upsets the odds to win the European championship. And new details about the frightening plans of a gunman who

killed five police officers in Texas.

Hi, there. Welcome, everyone. I'm Robyn Curnow at the CNN Center. And we start in London, where the dust from Brexit is far from settled, but the

path to prime minister is crystal clear for Theresa May, Britain's Home Secretary stands uncontested to become the country's next leader. The only

other conservative party contender, Andrea Leadsom, withdrew her leadership bid a few hours ago.


ANDREA LEADSOM, BRITISH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, CONSERVATIVE PARTY: There is no greater privilege than to lead the Conservative Party in government.

And I would have been deeply honored to do it. I have, however, concluded that the interests of our country are best served by the immediate

appointment of a strong and well-supported prime minister.

I am, therefore, withdrawing from the leadership election, and I wish Theresa May the very greatest success. I assure her of my full support.


CURNOW: And the Conservative Party officials say the wheels are already in motion to elevate Theresa May to prime minister.

Well, CNN's Max Foster joins me from our London bureau. Our political contributor, Robin Oakley is outside 10 Downing Street.

Max, to you first. The wheels are in motion. How soon could Britain have a new prime minister?

MAX FOSTER, CNN LONDON CORRESPONDENT: Could be in a matter of days. There's lots of discussion about how technically this might work because we

have a situation where Theresa May will be the next prime minister, so she needs to be making all the key decisions from now. But David Cameron is in

post and has all of the machinery around him.

So, how do we move on from here? So, we are expecting the Parliamentary Party to appoint Theresa May as a conservative leader. And then, we need

the Queen to make the appointment formal. The queen is currently outside London, so David Cameron would have to travel outside London in order to

resign and Theresa May would have to travel outside London in order to be appointed.

The Queen is back in London on Wednesday afternoon, though. So, that looks like the earliest point at which Theresa May might be appointed. So, you

could have a situation where David Cameron has his last prime minister's questions on Wednesday, then goes to the palace to resign, and Theresa May

then follows in after her -- after him to be appointed.

CURNOW: What a tumultuous few weeks it's been. Robin, to you, why did Leadsom pull out?

ROBIN OAKLEY, CNN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR: Essentially, I think because she was as an inexperienced minister with only a junior job behind her, she's

been absolutely shaken to the core by the intensity of media attention on her since she declared her leadership bid. And she made an ill-judged

comment about how she was better suited, perhaps, to be a prime minister than Theresa May simply because she was a mother.

A lot of people turned on her over that, said it was crass and vile and not the kind of thing you expect in a leadership election of this sort. And

the storm that unleashed which Andrea Leadsom admitted had her in tears I think has convinced her, finally, that she isn't ready for this kind of job

and this kind of exposure at this stage. And so, she's now ceded the ground to Theresa May, Robyn.

CURNOW: While I have you here, Robin -- I mean, you've been covering politics since before Margaret Thatcher. This will be the second female

prime minister. What kind of a leader will Theresa May be?

OAKLEY: Well, she has done very well as home secretary over six years. It's one of the most strenuous jobs in government, and it's a job which

often gets people the wrong kinds of headlines. She's been there for a record six years. She's not been able to bring down immigration, which was

one of her tasks as home secretary, but that was largely due to European Union immigration.

Otherwise, she's held to been an effective fighter for her cause, able to stand up to vested interests like the police federation, succeed in getting

Abu Qatada, the hated preacher expelled from Britain when others failed.

So, she's seemed very much as a safe pair of hands, a cool resolute woman not much given to fraternizing with her fellow M.P.s, not somebody who

tours the tea rooms and the bars and slaps people on the back, but quietly, as she says, gets on with the job. Robyn.

[10:05:13] CURNOW: And also as one analyst said, she's also no stranger to a fight. Max Foster, this is about stability, about certainty isn't it?

What is the most important list on Theresa May's to-do list?

FOSTER: Well, it has to be Brexit. She has to justify her position on Brexit because she campaigned for Britain to stay within the European

Union. She has made it very clear, though, that she accepts the public decision on that.

So, there won't be a second referendum. Britain will be leaving the European Union. It's just the process about which to go through with that,

because we've got a standoff at the moment. Brussels is saying there will be no access for Britain to the single market if they don't accept freedom

of movement of people.

Theresa May, very clear, that the referendum was a public choice on immigration and there has to be some negotiation around whether or not

there will be free movement of people between the European Union and the U.K. So, she is trying to set herself up in a negotiating position. And

the one card she has is Article 50, as it's known. And she has to start that two-year process for Britain to leave the European Union.

She won't do that until she's got some sort of deal on the table, some sort of compromise on the movement of people. And she's been quite tough on one

thing, which is worrying a great number of people who have European nationality, and that is whether or not E.U. nationals currently resident

in the U.K. can stay. She's not saying whether or not they can stay or not, and that is part of her negotiating position.

So, we need to know what her plan is to extricate Britain from the European Union, absolute priority, because that's what's causing economic

instability as well as political instability.

CURNOW: And Robin, how quickly will this trigger a general election?

OAKLEY: Not very quickly at all, if Theresa May has her way. She -- when she made her first pitch for the leadership, she said Brexit means Brexit,

no second referendum and no general election until 2020 which is the next one that is due under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act.

There must be a temptation for any conservative leader at the moment to have an early general election because the Labour Party is in total

disarray. Today we heard Angela Eagle, Shadow Minister, challenging Jeremy Corbyn, the party leader -- much criticized party leader, for his job.

Labour may will be about to split, if that goes to the country and he is re-elected by the activists in the country against the wishes of the M.P.s.

So, temptation there for a conservative leader to call an election, but Theresa May has got to get on with the job of getting Britain out of

Europe, and then, perhaps, having got the package together, present the terms to the country in a general election, but she doesn't want to do that

early, Robyn.

CURNOW: No, so, she'll want a quiet, cautious divorce, not a quickie one. Robin, just for you. David Cameron, I mean, he and his family are still

living in 10 Downing Street behind you. In fact, Mr. Cameron looked rather crestfallen at Wimbledon yesterday. This was a political gamble that

backfired on him. It was certainly not the exit he'd want.

OAKLEY: No, certainly not. He called a referendum to try and steal the battles within the Conservative Party. He thought he was probably going to

be able to win the referendum that Britain would stay in the E.U. He hoped that was going to calm some of the divisions in his own party. Instead,

those divisions are as vivid as they ever were, and he has lost his job as prime minister.

He had been expecting to stay on into September to a G20 Summit when he and President Barack Obama would both make their farewells. But now, it looks

as though he's going to be out bundled out of Downing Street pretty quickly, Robyn.

CURNOW: Indeed, and Britain could have a prime minister -- a new prime minister by the end of the week, perhaps. To Max and Robin, thanks so


Well, now to celebrations in Portugal. The country's football team stunned the sporting world over the weekend. Now, they're back at home. They're

getting a hero's welcome. Take a look.

A parade winding through Lisbon. Hundreds are crowded along the route cheering on the men who struck down France Sunday in a last nerve-racking

minutes of the final match of Euro 2016.

Well let's go to Isa Soares at the parade in Lisbon. Hi there, Isa. There have been some fantastically jubilant scenes in the last hour where you



CURNOW: Yeah, sorry, Isa -- we're going to have to fix her audio there. It has been quite a tumultuous and loud experience in that parade, and

we'll try and sort out both communications and speak to her a little bit later.

In the meantime, stay with us. You're watching CNN.

[10:10:11] Demonstrations are sweeping the U.S. after police violence towards black people. In some cities, those tensions reached the boiling


Plus, the last stand for Donald Trump's political opponent. Party leaders discuss rule changes that could block his presidential nomination. All

that and much more after the break.


CURNOW: Take a listen there. Jubilant crowds in Lisbon, Portugal, as their football team is receiving a hero's welcome. Those are the crowds.

And in the midst of all of those crowds, our Isa Soares.

We think we have sorted out our audio with you. I know it's very loud. Just describe the scene for us.

ISA SOARES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Robyn, I can't hear what you said because everyone is looking at the scene here behind me, with their silverware in

hand. They're now going to parade through the streets of Lisbon to what will be hundreds of thousands of people here. This has been a real hero's

welcome for this team.

Many people around the world didn't think that they could do it. They were calling them the underdogs. But now here in Portugal, people really

believed in this team, Robyn. And although they lost their star player, CR7 as he's known here, Cristiano Ronaldo, they still believed the team

could do it. And in fact, many people are saying it was Cristiano Ronaldo's injury that really inspired a team to try and fight.

And here, just behind us in the last half an hour Robyn, we heard from the president of Portugal, who basically congratulated the whole team for their

grit, for their steely determination, and for their humility in believing that they could do it, Robyn.

CURNOW: Oh, and Isa, I'm going to try and ask you a question. Hopefully, you can hear me over all that joyous screaming and shouting. I mean, one

of the players said that their team played as simple as doves and as wise as serpents.

SOARES: Indeed, that's exactly what he said. And many people here, besides the star player, they're putting the coach up there among one of

the greatest. They applauded him when his name was called out here. His strategy has always been one that inspired many people. It's unusual, to

say the least. He said right at the beginning, Robyn, of the championship that Portugal would go to the final, and they're only be coming back on the

11th. And so, he did it.

But what many people do admire is the fact that he called his team ugly ducklings. In other words, we don't play beautiful football, but we get

the results. And for the people here, that's really what mattered after all.

CURNOW: Yeah, and what a result. Enjoy your day there in Lisbon among all that celebrations. Isa Soares, thanks so much.

[10:15:03] Well, coming up in 30 minutes, "World Sport" will go live to Amanda Davies in Paris with much more on Portugal's historic Euro 2016 win.

And to a story that has engendered a lot of heartbreak and soul-searching here in the U.S. Emotions and tensions still running high across America

in the wake of last week's fatal shootings of two African-American men by police.

Violence broke out at a Black Lives Matter protest Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Alton Sterling was killed last week. Dozens of

demonstrators were arrested.

Now, Baton Rouge was just one of many U.S. cities that saw protests over the weekend, but it is certainly one of the hot points of the wave of anger

in American streets. Our Nick Valencia joins me now from Baton Rouge.

Hi there, Nick. What's it like there at the moment? Difficult times.


It has been an emotionally exhausting week in the United States, not just here in Baton Rouge, but it's certainly underscored here by the series of

demonstrations held over the weekend. And while the violence was minimal compared to other marches in the country, nowhere was there more arrests.

Here, nearly 200 people arrested in three days. Police attribute that to organizers who have come from out of state to protest against police. They

expect more demonstrations later today.




VALENCIA: Protest over police-involved shootings growing louder and more widespread. Thousands taking to the streets over the weekend, in cities

across the country. The demonstrations, mostly peaceful.

In Atlanta, nearly 10, 000 protesters shut down major highways. The standoff ending with few arrests.

But elsewhere, violent clashes between heavily armed police and protesters led to over 300 arrests.

In Baton Rouge, police in full riot gear, arresting over 100 protesters and storming on to people's front lawns.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, no, no, no, no!

VALENCIA: Thousands on social media sharing this photo of a young woman, stoic as officers rushed towards her. Activist DeRay McKesson was among

those arrested Saturday night.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Don't fight me. Don't fight me. Don't fight me.

DERAY MACKESSON, ACTIVIST: I'm under arrest, y'all.

VALENCIA: McKesson, a prominent face of the Black Lives Matter movement, was released 17 hours later.

MCKESSON: I remain disappointed in the Baton Rouge police, who continue to provoke protesters.

VALENCIA: In St. Paul, Minnesota, Saturday night, protesters throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers from a freeway overpass after

shutting it down, according to police.

CHIEF TODD AXTEL, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT: It's certainly not life-threatening, but they're significant enough to go to the hospital.

VALENCIA: One officer suffering a broken vertebrae after a 25-pound rock was dropped on his head.

TODD: And I'm absolutely disgusted by the acts of some.


VALENCIA: The kindling for this chaos was the shooting death of 37-year- old Alton Sterling, a black man who died at the hands of two white police officers. With that fatal shooting, still very fresh in peoples' minds

here in Baton Rouge, police are on high alert. Robyn.

CURNOW: Yeah, and what is the atmosphere like? There's a lot of discussion within the U.S. about the need for justice and trust about

community policing. What's the climate between the police and the community like at the moment?

VALENCIA: It is very discouraging. To be frank and honest with you, it's almost as if you have two sides talking past each other, unwilling to learn

anything from the other side.

Police saying demonstrators are using children, essentially, as human shields to draw a wedge between adult demonstrators and riot police.

And then you have Black Lives Matter activists like DeRay McKesson, who traveled from out of state here, saying that in the statements that police

have released to the public, they refuse to take accountability for their tactics and actions. It is a conversation that is just beginning and has

been reignited by the violence that we saw this week. But I'm not sure how much each side is learning from the other. Robyn.

CURNOW: Yes, an agonizing debate playing out across the country. Thank you so much, Nick Valencia there.

Well, it was the Louisiana and Minnesota killings that allegedly triggered the subsequent rampage in Dallas, Texas, where a lone, black gunman shot 12

white police officers, killing 5 of them.

Well, CNN's Victor Blackwell has new details about that police standoff as well as the sorrow that has gripped the Dallas community.


CHIEF DAVID BROWN, DALLAS, TEXAS POLICE DEPARTMENT: We're convinced that this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was


[10:20:02] VICTOR BLACKWELL: Dallas Police Chief David Brown telling CNN the killer was plotting large-scale attacks.

BROWN: He was going to make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement's efforts to punish people of color.

BLACKWELL: Bomb-making materials and a journal found inside the home of the deranged gunman suggest he was practicing detonations and aiming for

larger targets.

BROWN: The materials were such that there was large enough to have devastating effects throughout our city, in our North Texas area.

BLACKWELL: Police say the killer told them why he did it during a standoff, saying he was seeking revenge for the shooting deaths of two

African-American men last week.

Cornered in a parking garage, negotiations with the killer lasted about two hours.

BROWN: He just basically lying to us, playing games, laughing at us, singing, asking how many did he get and that he wanted to kill some more

and that there were bombs there.

BLACKWELL: Officers ultimately using a robot armed with a bomb to end the gunman's life, a first for law enforcement in the U.S.

At the scene, an ominous message written in the shooter's own blood on the walls near his body. The initials "R.B." a message police are still trying

to decipher. These, as we're learning more about the five officers whose lives, were cut short protecting a peaceful protest.

VALERIE ZAMARRIPA, SLAIN OFFICER'S MOTHER: Not without my baby, not my Patrick.

BLACKWELL: 32-year-old Patrick Zamarippa, the engaged father of two was a navy veteran and just weeks away from his 33rd birthday. His family says

his dream was to become a police officer.

LAURA ZAMARRIPA, SLAIN OFFICER'S SISTER: My brother loved his country and his community. I just can't wrap my mind around it. It's just so unreal.

RICK ZAMARRIPA, SLAIN OFFICER'S FATHER: It's his day one, he was born here as a hero. He's my little hero, and he's a big hero. He should be here


BLACKWELL: Those who did survive the ambush, like Shetamia Taylor, are grateful to be alive. The Dallas mother protected her four sons when shots

rang out. She was hit in the leg as officers were shot in front of her.

Taylor thanking police for they're heroism in the hail of bullets.

SHETAMIA TAYLOR, DALLAS SHOOTING VICTIM: It hurt. Of course, I'm thankful that my babies are OK, but somebody's dad, son or husband isn't.


CURNOW: That was CNN's Victor Blackwell reporting.

More cities around Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. have been lighting up buildings in blue to honor the fallen officers.

In the race for the White House, Republican Party leaders are meeting to establish the rules and platform for their national convention. Now,

what's normally a procedural discussion could turn into a political battle. It's the last chance for Donald Trump's opponents to try and block his

nomination for president.

Well, our Sara Murray joins us now from Cleveland. Hey, there, Sara. So, the anti-Trump forces could make their last stand? Is it likely?

SARA MURRAY, CNN POLITICS REPORTER: Well, they certainly could try, Robyn. I mean, the rules committee is really where we're going to be looking for

any sign that there is, in fact, a delegate uprising and that they might have anywhere near the votes he would need to try to begin unbinding

delegates and allowing them to vote their conscience and not necessarily vote for the first in U.S. a presumptive nominee, at this point, Donald


As of right now, it does not quite look like they have the numbers to get there, but of course, we're going to be watching that closely over the next

couple days.

CURNOW: Indeed. Now, let's talk about hashing out the party platform. And Trump has all but split with the party on some key issues like trade

and the big social issues. I mean, will there be consensus? We're already seeing a little bit, aren't we?

MURRAY: Well, I think that there's going to certainly be a debate over the platform. And yes, as you pointed out, there is language that's more

reflective of Donald Trump's tough talk on trade, but we're also seeing a big shift in terms of how they talk about gay marriage in this platform.

In previous platforms, we've seen language calling for a constitutional amendment, saying marriage is between a man and a woman. That is not in

the early draft of this platform. Now, of course, that's going to be the subject of debate. This is only the first take at this, and they're going

to meet today and discuss it further. But at least initially, this looks like it could be an area where LGBT advocates get a little bit more from

the Republican Party than they have in the past.

CURNOW: Yeah. I mean, Donald Trump certainly turning all sorts of things upside down in this election on that from this convention perhaps no

different. How much, when we go -- going into this convention, how much does Trump need the party? How much does the party need him? We know he's

told the leaders to be quiet even

MURRAY: That's right. He said, essentially, if you're not going to get behind me, you should just be quiet, and maybe I'd do better without all of

this unity, because Donald Trump has been the outsider candidate.

But Robyn, I think what we're seeing is behind the scenes, there's a lot of wrangling to get everyone on board. Paul Ryan has announced that he will

be speaking at the convention. Ted Cruz is going to speak. Scott Walker is going to speak. These are all people who have been critical of Donald

Trump. Ted Cruz hasn't even endorsed him, but it's clear that the Republican National Committee and Donald Trump's allies have been doing

some pulling of the strings behind the scenes to try to get as many people on board as they can to make Cleveland sort of a show of unity after a very

divisive Republican primary.

[10:25:14] CURNOW: A show of unity. And we also know that Donald Trump said he wanted it to be more showbizy as well. So, we'll see how that pans


Sara Murray covering everything in Cleveland for us, appreciate it.

Well, the U.S. is pledging more support in the fight against ISIS in Iraq. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced 560 more U.S. troops will be

deployed to assist Iraqi security forces in support roles. This comes as Iraqi forces prepare to try to retake the city of Mosul. Carter expects a

recaptured airfield to serve as a base of operations.


ASH CARTER, U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY: I certainly expect, and in fact, it's happened just in the last 24 hours, the seizure of the Qayyarah West

Airfield. That will be followed. Its purpose is to create a logistics up there. So there will be U.S. logistics support. That's one of its

purposes for being there, to help consolidate that.


CURNOW: Well, the increase brings the number of American forces in Iraq to more than 4,600.

Well, still ahead here at the "I Desk," Theresa May poised to become Britain's next prime minister. We'll look at her political career and how

she emerged as the last Tory standing to succeed David Cameron.


CURNOW: Hi, there. Welcome to the "International Desk." I'm Robyn Curnow. Here's a check of the headlines.

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May stands to become the country's next prime minister after the only other Conservative Party contender withdrew

her leadership bid. Andrea Leadsom announced she's backing May and said May should be appointed immediately to handle the aftermath of the Brexit


Almost 300 people were arrested during weekend demonstrations across the U.S. However, most of the protests were peaceful. It came after the fatal

police shootings of two African-American men and the killings of five officers in Dallas.

More than 10,000 people are running for their lives in South Sudan, fleeing caches in the capital. That's according to the U.N. factions have been

battling in the streets since Thursday, and the U.N. report shells struck one of its patrols, killing two peacekeepers.

Now, more on our top story. Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May now stands uncontested to become the next prime minister.

[10:30:04] Quentin Peel is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. He joins me from our London bureau.

Quentin, so, I mean, ostensibly, Britain could have a new prime minister by the end of the week.

QUENTIN PEEL, ASSOCIATE FELLOW, CHATTAM HOUSE: Yes, I think so. I think it'll all go pretty quick, you know. I think it might be a bit of a

disappointment to David Cameron, who was rather hoping to hang on until have one another big trip to the G20 meeting in China but it looks like he

won't be making it.

CURNOW: No, his certainly not. He's going to have to pack his bags from 10 Downing Street. The lady who will be moving into 10 Downing Street, what do

we know about her? What kind of leader is she? What kind of a person is she?

PEEL: Well, she's a bit distant. Certainly, she's distant from journalists and the media. She's very cautious about what she gives away. She doesn't

seem to be a very trusting person, but she's been very focused. It's been perfectly clear that she had her eye on being David Cameron's successor for

quite a long time. And actually, a year ago, people were talking about the stop Theresa May campaign.

So, she certainly got what she wants. She's both -- she's got a foot in both camps. She's seen as very tough on immigration. She's, after all,

currently the home secretary who's responsible for immigration. On the other hand, on some other social issues, she's been rather more liberal.

So, she's, if you like, she's a uniting figure, but she's not a very welcoming figure, and she was famously described last week by one very

senior conservative party member as a dreadful woman.

CURNOW: Oh, wow. I mean, I think that's, you know, this is certainly not for the fainthearted, this job but just tell us about her personal life.

PEEL: Well, she's the daughter of a Protestant clergyman, which gives her one rather interesting thing in common with a certain Angela Merkel, the

German chancellor, who's also the daughter of a Protestant clergyman. And she really has been focused on politics from the start although, she did --

she read geography at university and then she went -- did a job at the bank of England. But it was pretty clear, I think, that she always wanted to be

a politician.

So, she doesn't talk to the press, she doesn't give a lot away, so she's not very popular, if you like, with the media, but she's very single-


CURNOW: And you talk about her and Angela Merkel having some sort of similarity in terms of their backgrounds. I mean, when it all boils down to

this, negotiating this Brexit divorce is going to be about these two women sitting down and hammering out some sort of agreement, isn't it?

PEEL: I think it is. And I think the key is going to be this. Angela Merkel always is very clear on European matters, but it's all about negotiation

and compromise. And the question is will Theresa May be that sort of person who can actually fix things to get a deal that she can then sell back at

home. She says very flatly, "Brexit" means Brexit. I.E., Britain is going to leave the European Union. But what she doesn't say is what sort of

Brexit is it going to be.

And that I think he's much more difficult. Is it going to mean an end to freedom of movement for European migrants? Because that's what most voters

were looking for when they voted to leave the European Union. But that means that Britain would not be able to stay in the European single market,

which is what most of British business, and overwhelmingly to the city of London very much want.

So, she's going to have to find a balance between how do you control migration and how do you stay in the single market. And that's going to be

no mean challenge.

CURNOW: We know Mrs. May and her husband are a fans of crickets. And I understand she's probably going to be trying to play a test match here, not

a 20-20 game, because how soon was she going to trigger that Article 50? I mean there's a sense, like Mrs. Merkel, that she's going to try and fudge

it a bit when it comes to politics.

PEEL: Yeah, I think she said already not before the end of the year. And they've got to decide, that is to say the new British government headed by

Theresa May has got to decide what they mean by Brexit. That's the demand from their 27 European Union partners.

What do you mean by this? How far do you want to go? Do you want to literally throw it all over and run away and not have any serious sort of

trade relations any longer? No, I'm sure that is the answer. But how close do you want to be? And at the end of the day, it's a very tough negotiation

because it's going to be Britain on the one side and 27 other European states, all of whom will want to, if you like, get their own priorities

into the negotiation. So, it's not going to be easy. And Theresa May is going to have to be a very cool, calm and focused leader if she's going to

get a decent deal.

[10:35:08] CURNOW: Yeah a lot on those shoulders. Thank you so much, Quentin Peel, as always. Great to have your perspective, thanks a lot.

Well, still ahead, the "CNN Freedom Project" goes to Beverly Hills, California, to uncover an ugly secret, an alleged case of modern-day

slavery. That story coming up.


CURNOW: Well, the "CNN Freedom Project" is dedicated to putting an end to modern-day slavery. Today we focus on one case of alleged human trafficking

at a place you'd least expect, a bakery in Beverly Hills, California, one of the wealthiest spots in the world.

CNN's Sara Sidner has this report.


ARMALINDA DELA CERNA, FROM BAKERY EMPLOYEE: It's like a trap that we cannot leave.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Seven days a week, no day off.

LOUISE LUIS, FOEMER BAKERY EMPLOYEE: She scolded me and threatened me that I should not speak again about going home.

SARA SIDNER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: 11 workers who thought they were embarking on an opportunity of a lifetime only to find themselves trapped in a

scenario they say they couldn't afford to leave. At first, it seemed like a sweet deal made by business owners they knew in their home country. Work in

a new, fancy, French bakery, use skills they already had, and receive a salary far beyond what they were making in the Philippines. Their work

visas and trip to America would be paid in full by their employers.

DELA CERNA: It's really hard to decide because I have a good job in the Philippines.

SIDNER: So, this was a huge decision for you.

DELA CERNA: It is, so bad. It's my first time to be away.

SIDNER: Your son is how old?

DELA CERNA: I left him at 6 years old. For me, like, okay, this is a sacrifice that I have to make for a better future for my son, so I have to

do it.

SIDNER: So, like the others, Armalinda Dela Cerna agreed to fly 7,000 miles from home. She was hired as a manager in L'Amande French bakery in Southern


The bakery was so popular, the owners, Analiza and Goncalo Moitinho de Almeida opened a second bustling bakery. Their customers had no idea that

behind the counters, the workers say they were suffering. The government says they were victims of human trafficking.

But what really shocked people is where this was all taking place, in one of the ritziest neighborhoods on earth, Beverly Hills. The bakery was

located just a few feet away from Rodeo Drive.

Do you think that the customers, especially in Beverly Hills, had any idea what was going on?

[10:40:02] DELA CERNA: I guess not, because one of the rule at L'Amande, when you are working in front, you have to smile.

SIDNER: Court documents say some were being paid less than $3 an hour, working more than 12 hours a day and with no days off for weeks on end. And

when they complained to the owners, they say they were threatened.

YANIN SENACHAI, ATTORNEY, ASIAN AMERICAN ADVANCING JUSTICE: The workers were told if they did not continue to work under the unlawful conditions at

the bakery, the defendants would impose on them an $11,000 debts, unilaterally imposed debt, and that they would financially ruin the workers

and prevent them from working again in the Philippines if they were deported there.

SIDNER: The workers say they were told they'd have to work three years to pay off the debt and that their work visas did not give them the same

rights as their American counterparts. To survive, 10 people crowded into two one-bedroom apartments. So this was the first one.

DELA CERNA: This was the first one, yeah.

SIDNER: It must have felt really crowded.

DELA CERNA: It is. It is very crowded but for us, just a sacrifice to save money.

SIDNER: Then one day, investigators with the Department of Labor showed up at the bakery. Were you afraid when they came in, started asking these


DELA CERNA: Actually, I wasn't afraid. I was like, thank god they're here.

SIDNER: The investigation ended with citations and the workers filing a lawsuit that they won. In a default judgment, a federal judge ordered the

bakery owners to pay $15 million in damages. So far, they haven't paid a cent. The owners have denied the accusations, putting up a website filled

with personal attacks on their former workers and photos they say prove their workers were happy and free.

The Almeida's did not agree to an on-camera interview, but in a statement to the CNN said they couldn't afford attorneys' fees at $80,000 to $100,000

a month to fight the lawsuit in court, so they didn't show up. The owners claim the lawsuit was simply a ploy by the workers to get permanent visas

to stay in the United States. The U.S. government did give them special visas which protect trafficking victims valid until 2019. For Armalinda, it

means she'll be reuniting with her son after three long years and a new beginning. This was sort of like a dream, dream to nightmare.

DELA CERNA: Yeah, a dream to nightmare. But now we can start building our own dream now.

SIDNER: Sara Sidner, CNN, Beverly Hills, California.


CURNOW: Thanks to Sara for that report. And on Tuesday, we'll meet another inspiring survivor of human trafficking. He was brought to the United

States from Zambia to perform in a boys' choir. The dream was to earn money for his family and to build a school back home. That is Isha Sesay told

that he was scammed by a Texas religious leader.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: After raising more than $1 million from CD sales and school and church performances, it turned out the deal he'd struck with the

boys and their families was a lie.

GIVEN KACHEPA, TRAFFICKING VICTIM: They never paid us. We were never paid a dime for the work that we did, except after the government became involved.

They said, if you're not going to sing, then we're either not going to feed you or we're going to send you back home to your country again.


CURNOW: Well, I should say bring us the incredible story of how this courageous man was able to rebuild his life in the US. It's all part of our

"Freedom Project" series this week on CNN.

Well, thanks for watching. I'm Robyn Curnow. That does it for us here at the "International Desk." Don't go anywhere "World Sport" is next.


[10:45:28] CHRISTINA MACFARLANE, CNN SPORT ANCHOR: Hello and welcome along to CNN World Sport with me, Christina Macfarlane.

We're in the past few hours, the Euro 2016 champions, Portugal have landed on home soil and paraded through the streets of Lisbon on an open-top bus

flanked by thousands of adoring fans.

This was the scene on arrival earlier at the airport, greeted by green and red spray cannons, and then a bus ride up to the presidential palace,

surrounded by many fans, who have been up most of the night celebrating the first major football title in Portuguese history.

And after being greeted by the president, Cristiano Ronaldo and his team will now begin the official parade into the city, where the party is set to

continue for some time yet.

Well, meanwhile, over in Paris, it's a very different picture, and that's where we go now to join our Amanda Davies.

And, Amanda, I imagine that there's a great deal of regret amongst French fans today for what could have been.

AMANDA DAVIES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, Christi, I'm not sure it's a case of regret. I think it's a case of they've absolutely moved on and they're

trying to forget it already. We've had 50 or so different aircraft practicing their fly-bys Champs-Elysees.

We thought they were going to be celebrating victory at Euro 2016 here in Paris but instead, they're already rehearsing for the Bastille Day

celebrations, which are here on the 14th of July, of course, on Thursday.

It really is a sense of the one that got away because France was so much the favorite, heading into that final at the Stade de France on Sunday.

Their boss, Didier Deschamps perhaps went a little bit further. He didn't say it was the one that got away. He said it was a wasted chance, one that

was thrown away.

And in terms of what the newspapers are saying about it, this is the front page of L'Equipe this morning. It says, "Overwhelmed". Paul Pogba, who we

expected to be one of the stars of the final, was virtually invisible really. And there he is, covering his head in shame, really, great

disappointment after that resolve. It really won't feel any better to the players today, despite the face that they've gone for lunch with the French

President Francois Hollande.

There's been some pictures of that released here in France. And Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper, was pictured in tears because this was widely

regarded as the -- perhaps the most talented sport at this tournament.

There was such high hopes and expectations that they would go on to emulate the success of the European Championship, winning-French team from 1984 and

from 2000 and do it here on their home soil after what has been such a difficult 12 months for the French people. But it wasn't to be.

There is one section of French society, though, celebrating this morning, Christi. And that of course, is the Portuguese contingent, because here in

France, there's about 1 million Portuguese immigrants. It's the largest Portuguese population outside of Portugal, in fact. And they certainly

weren't backwards in coming forward in their celebrations until the early, early, early hours.

MACFARLANE: Yes, I think the French fans won't be bullied by the scenes in Lisbon right now.

But Amanda, there were some question marks over Portugal throughout this competition. But on the night, they won without their leader, Cristiano

Ronaldo on the pitch. Does this prove that they are greater than the sum of their parts and worthy winners?

DAVIES: It's a very interesting one. Pepe called it a brilliant chapter in Portugal's history. I think it's fair to say, it wasn't exactly a brilliant

footballing performance from Fernando Santos' side. But that really sums up the tournament, doesn't it?

It has been a tournament, where the rule book has been ripped up. And the fact that it was Eder that scored their winning goal, not one of the

superstars of the team, a player who had only played 16 minutes of football in this tournament prior to coming on as a substitute yesterday.

I think you're right, you know, this was a side that finished third in their group, had been criticized for their defensive style of play. People

questioning whether they should have been in the final at all.

But a lot of credit does need to go to Fernando Santos for organizing his outfit, very much taking the emphasis off the technical ability of the

individuals and putting the emphasis instead on tactics.

[10:50:08] And when Ronaldo went off, moment that you thought could have crushed Portugal's hopes, his side really were galvanized, putting Ricardo

Quaresma on the wing gave them a little bit more width.

It started Portugal playing in a very different manner and they became much, much stronger and really started giving France problems.

And Santos, when he took over two years ago, played his first match as Portuguese manager at the Stade de France. He stood in the dressing room

that day and he said to his players, "We will be back here at the Euro 2016 finals."

So it's turned out and. And bluntly, him and his players won't mind how they got there, how they claimed that first piece of silverware.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the man who we expected to be the star, will very quickly have forgotten the fact that he played such a little part when it

came to that final in the end, of course. And they will just be pleased that forevermore, it will be Portugal 2016 European champions.

MACFARLANE: They absolutely will. Amanda, thanks to you and the team for your fantastic coverage throughout the tournament. I know you're headed

back later today.

And well, with all the excitement in Lisbon, it's easy to forget there was a stunning British victory on home soil on Sunday.

After the break, Andy Murray tells us why his second Wimbledon title is even sweeter.


MACFARLANE: Welcome back. Let's return to one of our top stories today.

Andy Murray says the birth of his daughter earlier this year gave him extra motivation to steal the Wimbledon title for the second time in his career

on Sunday.

It was his third grand slam victory in eleven appearances. But this time, free from the pressure of 2013 to become the first British man to lift the

trophy in 77 years, Andy Murray bristled with confidence and purpose, taking 29 clean wins in just 12 unforced errors to sweep as straight set

victory over his opponent, Milos Raonic.

A man who knows just how tough it is to do just that, winning on centre court is our tennis contributor, James Blake, who sat down with the

champion earlier today at the All England Club.


JAMES BLAKE, RETIRED TENNIS PLAYER: So, Andy, you had two highs in 2016, having a baby and winning Wimbledon. Did having a baby first change the

motivation or change -- make it a little sweeter to win Wimbledon this time?

ANDY MURRAY, WIMBLEDON CHAMPION: Yeah. I think it changed the motivation, you know, but not so much like just for this tournament, but it's just

throughout the whole year, just everyday kind of -- I don't know, enjoying life a little bit more is, you know, the best thing that's happened to me.

And, you know, my tennis has got better as a result, I think.

BLAKE: Do you feel any different this time? You got to play your 11th grand slam finals, the first time, you didn't face Roger Novak. Did that add

pressure or take did it take a little pressure away?

[10:55:03] MURRAY: I think so, pretty much. I saw it maybe as a bigger opportunity to win, so I felt a little bit more pressure.

But then, I think like in the tight moments, the important moments yesterday, it helped me having, you know, being the more experienced one

and knowing sort of how to deal with those moments maybe a little bit better than Milos at his first slam final. And I know how that felt. It's

not easy. And, you know, he maybe didn't play so well in the tight moments and that helped me.

BLAKE: How important is it in your career to chase number one ranking, or is that ever a real priority for you?

MURRAY: Yes, I mean, the last couple of years, it's something I've, you know, I've wanted to do. I would love to get to number one in the world.

It's an incredibly difficult thing to do.

Just, you know, Novak losing in the third round, people were saying was, you know, one of the biggest shocks in Wimbledon history. You know, the

amount of consistency that he's had has been phenomenal.

So, you know, if I want to get there, I'm going to have to keep up the form that I've had the last tournaments. I'm going to have to do that for a

whole season. So I try my best to do that. And yes, see what happens.


MACFARLANE: Andy Murray with our James Blake there. OK, that's it for now, but we're leaving you with a full recap of a truly unforgettable weekend of

tennis and Women's U.S. Open Golf in the Rolex Minute.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The 130th Wimbledon Championships concluded with Serena Williams on the verge of making history. Her seventh Wimbledon title, won

against Angelique Kerber, equalling Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam victories in an open era.

In the men's final, Andy Murray delighted the crowd with a royal performance.

Milos Raonic had no answer to the British player's return and all-court athleticism. Murray, securing victory in straight sets for his second

Wimbledon title.

There was drama at the U.S. Women's Open in California. Brittany Lang's birdie on the 16th gave the home player the lead before a bogey on 17

forced a three-hole playoff against Sweden's Anna Nordquist.

With the score's level, Nordquist was judged to have touched the sand on the second playoff hole and given a two-stroke penalty.

Lang two-parted the final hole to tale the title she failed close to winning as an amateur 11 years ago.