September 18th, 2014
06:40 PM ET

President of Ukraine tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that U.S. has refused Ukraine's request for weapons

After his White House visit, Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko sat down with CNN's Wolf Blitzer to talk about the country's plea for substantive military aid.  A highlight from the interview is after the jump and a full transcript will be posted on FULL POST

September 17th, 2014
03:06 PM ET

CNN's Dana Bash interviews Senate Foreign Relations Chair, minutes ahead of Secy. Kerry's testimony

(CNN) - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee on Wednesday cautioned the United States against engaging with Iran in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash, Sen. Robert Menendez also pushed back against criticism that lawmakers are purposefully holding off on an authorization vote until after Election Day in November.

His comments came just minutes before the committee began hearing testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry on the administration's plan to combat ISIS.

Visit for the full story.

Menendez on ISIS vote: 'It has nothing to do with the election'

Topics: Dana Bash
September 17th, 2014
11:16 AM ET

Man kidnapped by ISIS with Steven Sotloff tells CNN U.S. government never interviewed him about abduction

In a report that first aired on Erin Burnett OutFront Tuesday, CNN's Karl Penhaul (@karlpenhaul) talks to Yosef Abobaker about the ISIS fighters who abducted him and American journalist Steven Sotloff in Syria in August 2013. Abobaker, who was working as Sotloff's fixer, was eventually released while Sotloff remained in captivity until his beheading  earlier this month.

When asked whether U.S. officials tried to interview him about their abduction, Abobaker says nobody reached out to him to discuss his experience.

"Nobody tried to contact me and I tried to help. Nobody come to me and ask me any questions from the (U.S.) government...Nobody contact me or ask me about their conditions. And they can find me – it's easy. But no, nobody tried to contact me."


Topics: Erin Burnett • ISIS • Karl Penhaul • Syria
September 17th, 2014
10:16 AM ET

Ericsson embarks on an exclusive global campaign with CNN International

CNN International is the exclusive global media platform selected by Ericsson for an integrated advertising campaign promoting the company as a leader in information and communications technology (ICT).

Starting on September 18, the main focus of Ericsson's activity with CNN is association with Tomorrow Transformed, a new strand of programming about innovation in society and business enabled by technology. Presented by CNN anchor Richard Quest, the segments will air fortnightly during CNN International's Quest Means Business and News Stream. Tomorrow Transformed will complement CNN's business programming by covering the impact of connectivity for businesses across a range of areas such as transportation, media, finance and energy. The segments will also air on CNN US to deliver a global audience. A 30-minute programming special highlighting the most innovative stories from the series will air in 2015.  FULL POST

Topics: CNN
September 17th, 2014
05:00 AM ET

Dangote Industries embarks on TV sponsorship campaign with CNN International

Dangote Industries Limited, one of Africa’s largest business conglomerates, is sponsoring the prestigious ‘Facetime’ segment on CNN Marketplace Africa, CNN International’s show that offers a unique window into African business.

Starting on September 19, a bespoke multi-media Dangote Industries Limited advertising campaign will include sponsorship of CNN Marketplace’s ‘Facetime’ segment and exclusive branding on the show’s microsite. The advertising campaign will support Dangote Industries Limited’s expansion across the Continent and outside of Africa by raising its profile among business and economic audience. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
TERROR AT THE MALL airs on CNN Friday, Sept. 26
September 16th, 2014
04:37 PM ET

TERROR AT THE MALL airs on CNN Friday, Sept. 26

HBO Documentary Film’s chilling inside look at the 49-hour siege of Kenya’s Westgate Mall comes to CNN

One year after the world was shocked by a brazen attack upon the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, CNN/U.S. broadcasts the acclaimed HBO Documentary Film, TERROR AT THE MALL, on Friday, Sept. 26 at 9:00pm and 10:30pm. All times Eastern.

Sometime shortly after noon on Sept. 21, 2013, Al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group from Somalia, attacked Westgate Mall in neighboring Kenya. The chilling story of the 49 harrowing hours that followed is told from the vantage point of witnesses and rescuers to the attack, film from more than 100 security cameras revealing hours of previously unaired surveillance video, and photos from survivors taken during the attack.

“That Saturday was really a normal Saturday, like any other Saturday,” recalls survivor Amber Prior, who was at the mall with her six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son. FULL POST

September 16th, 2014
05:25 AM ET

Richard Quest to explore how technology changes lives, businesses and the future in 'Tomorrow Transformed'

CNN International is launching Tomorrow Transformed, a new feature strand examining how society and business are changing through innovation and technology, and what this means for the future.

Presented by CNN anchor Richard Quest, Tomorrow Transformed complements CNN's increased business output which expanded this year with the launch of The Business View with Nina Dos Santos and the addition of accompanying feature content such as Future Finance and Smart Business. Starting on September 18, Tomorrow Transformed will air fortnightly during CNN International's Quest Means Business and News Stream. Reaching a global audience, the segments will also air on CNN US.  In addition, a 30-minute programming special highlighting the most innovative stories from the series will air in 2015.   FULL POST

Topics: CNN
September 15th, 2014
12:59 PM ET

Ryan Nobles Joins CNN Newsource as National Correspondent

Ryan Nobles will join CNN Newsource as a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C., it was announced today by Paul Crum, vice president of affiliate services for CNN/U.S.

Nobles joins CNN Newsource from WWBT in Richmond, Virginia, where he served as an award-winning anchor and reporter since 2007. He also served as an anchor and reporter for WTEN (Albany, NY), WHAM (Rochester, NY), and WKTV (Utica, NY). His communications experience includes serving as the Director of Communications/Research for New York State Senator Joseph Griffo; and as the Director of the Oneida County Youth Bureau in Utica.

Nobles has been ranked by The Washington Post as one of the “Best State Based Political Reporters” in 2009 and 2013; and on POLITICO’s “50 to Watch” list in 2011.

“Ryan is a relentless political and news journalist,” said Crum. “His experience will complement CNN Newsource and its offerings for its more than 800 affiliates.”


Topics: CNN
September 14th, 2014
01:56 PM ET

Uber CEO: We'll run your errands

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Uber CEO and founder, Travis Kalanick. With a presence in 200 cities across 45 different countries, Uber has changed the means of transportation.  Kalanick tells Fareed about Uber’s future aspirations to expand their services and to target emerging markets. 


Kalanick on Uber’s growth as a company: when you're doing billions of dollars a year and you're growing 4X year-over-year, and that growth is accelerating, it's pretty unusual.

Kalanick on Uber’s newest ventures: “So in Los Angeles, we're doing something called Uber Fresh, which is you push a button and you get a lunch in five minutes, right. In DC, we're doing Uber Corner Store.  So imagine all the things you get at a corner store. In New York, we're doing Uber Rush, which is messenger service.  And, you know, we like to think of ourselves as being in the business of moving - delivering cars in five minutes.  You push a button, a car comes.  But once you're delivering cars in five minutes, there's a lot of things you can deliver in five minutes. You know, FedEx isn't going to your near - nearest pharmacy and delivering something to you in five minutes.”

A full text of the transcript is available after the jump.


Topics: CNN
September 14th, 2014
01:49 PM ET

WH Chief of Staff: US cannot defeat ISIS alone

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough speaks to Crowley about the fight against ISIS and efforts to build an international coalition.


McDonough on combating ISIS: “the United States, with this coalition effort, Muslim states, Sunni states, part of that effort will, ultimately, not only degrade this capability with ISIL, but destroy ISIL itself, because it really stands for nothing.”

McDonough on aiding Iraqi and Syrian forces “we're using our unique capabilities, airpower, intelligence surveillance, reconnaissance, and our training ability to make sure that Iraqi forces on one side and Syrian opposition forces on the other side of the border can take the fight to ISIL.”

A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

Topics: CNN
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