July 21st, 2014
11:39 AM ET

CNN Coverage: the downing of Malaysia Flight #17 in Ukraine and Gaza-Israel Crisis

Monday, July 21:

CNN's Chris Cuomo sits down with the rebel leader of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Borodai to discuss the downing of MH17.

Sunday, July 20:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to CNN's Wolf Blitzer:  “I support taking whatever action is necessary to stop this insane situation…"

On CNN's State of the Union: Secretary of State John Kerry to CNN's Candy Crowley: "There is no trust with the Russians" 

CNN correspondents on the ground covering Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in Ukraine and Gaza-Israel crisis from the following locations:

Ukraine:

Phil Black - @PhilBlackCNN

Ivan Watson - @IvanCNN

Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo

Nick Paton Walsh – @npwcnn

Kyung Lah - @kyunglahCNN

 

Moscow, Russia:

Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Erin McLaughlin - @ErinCNN

Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN

 

Jerusalem:

Wolf Blitzer – @wolfblitzer

Martin Savidge – @martinsavidge

John Vause – @vauseCNN

 

Israel at Gaza border:

Atika Shubert – @atikaCNN

 

Gaza:

Ben Wedeman – @benCNN

Karl Penhaul – @karlpenhaul

 

Pentagon: 

Barbara Starr - @barbarastarcnn

 

State Department:

Elise Labott - @eliselabottcnn

 

United Nations:

Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN

 

July 20th, 2014
03:05 PM ET

"Did NBC punish reporter for bias?"

Brian Stelter talks with CNN International correspondent Jim Clancy about bias in middle east reporting.


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July 20th, 2014
02:58 PM ET

Zbigniew Brzezinski on Putin: "He has gotten himself into a horrendous jam."

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS featured an interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor. Brzezinski spoke with Fareed about what is likely to happen next in the Ukraine/Russia conflict after the downing of MH17 and gave his take on the Israeli /Hamas conflict.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Brzezinski on European reaction to MH17: “My sense is that the European public opinion is aroused.  This humanitarian issue is so tragic, so painful, so cruel and so unnecessary that the Europeans are beginning to be moved.  But each of the major European leaders has a role to play.  Chancellor Merkel has to face the fact that her predecessor, also a chancellor, was one of the creators of Europe's dependence on Russian energy supplies. Does Europe want to become a satellite?  I think President Hollande has to face the fact that he cannot now, at this moment, be sending advanced arms to help Russia.  Prime Minister Cameron should face the fact that the city of London has become a Las Vegas for Russian financial transactions that are self-serving. There are responsibilities these leaders have to face and they have public opinions which I think are becoming increasingly aware that this is truly a moment of decisive significance for the future of the system - of the world system.”

 Brzezinski on the idea of a new Cold War: “I would say that we're not starting the Cold War.  He (Putin) has started it.  But he has gotten himself into horrendous jam.  I strongly suspect that a lot of people in Russia, even not far away from him who are worried that Russia's status in the world is dramatically being undermined, that Russia's economically beginning to fail, that Russia's threatened by the prospect of becoming a satellite to China, that Russia's becoming self-isolated and discredited.”

 Brzezinksi on Netanyahu’s strategy is Gaza: “No, I think he (Netanyahu) is making a very serious mistake.  When Hamas, in effect, accepted the notion of participation in the Palestinian leadership it, in effect, acknowledged the determination of that leadership to seek a peaceful solution from Israel - with Israel.  That was a real option.  They should have persisted in that.  Instead Netanyahu launched the campaign of defamation against Hamas, seized on the killing of three innocent Israeli kids to immediately charge Hamas with having done it without any evidence, and has used that to stir up public opinion in Israel in order to justify this attack on Gaza which is so lethal.  I think he is isolating Israel.  He's endangering its longer-range future and I think we ought to make it very clear that this is a course of action which we thoroughly disapprove and which we do not support and which may compel us and the rest of the international community to take some steps of legitimizing Palestinian aspirations perhaps in the U.N.”

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

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July 20th, 2014
12:16 PM ET

Sen. Dianne Feinstein: relations with Russia are at Cold War levels, says Putin needs to "Man Up"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)spoke to Crowley about the downing of MH17 in Ukraine and believes that U.S./Russian relations have reached cold war levels.

HIGHLIGHTS

Senator Feinstein on Putin: “So, the issue is, where is Putin? And I would say, Putin, you have to man up. You should talk to the world. You should say if this was a mistake, which I hope it was, say it. Even if it was a mistake, it's a horrendous mistake to make. And I think it points out the futility of what's happening in the Ukraine, because there will be repercussions from this. I can't tell you exactly what those will be.”

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

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July 20th, 2014
11:04 AM ET

Netanyahu to CNN's Wolf Blitzer: “I support taking whatever action is necessary to stop this insane situation…"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Wolf Blitzer about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, and the extended nuclear talks with Iran.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Netanyahu on the possibility of reoccupying Gaza:  “Well, I support taking whatever action is necessary to stop this insane situation.  Just imagine - I mean, imagine what Israel is going through.  Imagine that 75 percent of the U.S. population is under rocket fire and they have to be in bomb shelters within 60 to 90 seconds.  So, I'm not just talking about New York - New York, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Miami, you name it.  That's impossible.  You can't live like that.  So I think we have to bring back, restore back a reasonable, sustained quiet and security.  And we will take whatever action is necessary to achieve that.”

 Netanyahu on Hamas targeting civilians: “They're not only targeting our cities.  They're deliberately firing thousands of rockets.  They have already fired 2,000 rockets in the last few days on our cities.  You can imagine this.  It's not only that.  And they wanted to kill as many of our six million Israelis who are targeted as they could.”

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

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July 20th, 2014
10:27 AM ET

Secretary of State Kerry to CNN's Candy Crowley: "There is no trust" with the Russians

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Crowley about the downing of MH17 in Ukraine and the ongoing conflict in Israel.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 Kerry on responsibility for downed MH17:“It basically, it’s pretty clear that this is a system that was transferred from Russia in the hands of separatists.  We know with confidence, with confidence, that the Ukrainians did not have such a system anywhere near the vicinity at that point in time, so it obviously points a very clear finger at the separatists, and that’s why President Obama and the international community are demanding a full-fledged investigation, which Russia said they would do.”

Kerry on trusting Russia:  “There’s no doubt, nobody’s trusting.  There is no question of trust with, you know, that would be ridiculous at this point in time to be trusting.  What I’m saying is that this is the moment of truth for Russia and for Mr. Putin, where they need to stop just saying things, and they need to make sure that they happen.  And that is why, precisely why, what you just said, the fact that they’ve been talking and nothing has happened is exactly why only the day before this incident, President Obama put in place tough additional sanctions on banking, on energy, on defense firms, on specific companies as well as additional specific individuals, and we hope that this will be a wakeup call for some countries in Europe that have wanted to sort of stand back and give this more time and worry more about the trade relationship. This is the moment of truth for Russia.  Russia is supporting these separatists.  Russia is arming these separatists.  Russia is training these separatists.  And Russia has not yet done the things necessary in order to try to bring them under control, which everybody believes they have more of an ability to do than they have exercised.”

Full Transcript of the Interview is available after the jump.
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Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 32 & 33
'The Art of Movement' returns for a new series
July 18th, 2014
10:26 AM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 32 & 33

The Art of Movement

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NASA astronauts prepare for zero gravity
 
Thursday 7 August at 0845 BST/ 0945 CET
Friday 8 August at 0545 BST/ 0645 CET
Saturday 9 August at 0730 BST/ 0830 CET and 1630 BST/1730 CET
Sunday 10 August at 1130 BST/ 1230 CET
Duration: 15 minutes

Returning for a new series, ‘The Art of Movement’ goes to the edge of the universe to discover the innovation and technology that has led mankind’s journey into outer space. 45 years ago, dreams became reality when the first man walked on the moon. ‘The Art of Movement’ goes back to that historic day in 1969 with astronaut Buzz Aldrin, member of the Apollo 11 crew and second man on the moon, as he gives the programme a firsthand account of how the moon felt beneath his feet. FULL POST


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CNN Coverage: Malaysia Airlines: Flight 17 Crash in Ukraine
July 17th, 2014
01:18 PM ET

CNN Coverage: Malaysia Airlines: Flight 17 Crash in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday. The Ukrainian Interior Minister adviser posted on Facebook: Flight was "shot down" by "terrorists." There were 280 passengers killed as well as 15 crew members.

CNN.com Story: Malaysia 777 crashes in Ukraine

 

CNN journalists are covering the story from the following locations: 

Ukraine:

Phil Black – @PhilBlackCNN

Nic Robertson – @NicRobertsonCNN

Ivan Watson – @IvanCNN

Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Erin McLaughlin – @ErinCNN

Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Kyung Lah – @kyunglahCNN

Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN

 

Moscow, Russia:

Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN

 

U.S.

Christiane Amanpour – @camanpour

Fareed Zakaria – @FareedZakaria

Jake Tapper – @jaketapper

Barbara Starr – @barbarastarcnn

Rene Marsh – @rene_marshCNN

Michelle Kosinski – @mkosinskicnn

Jim Sciutto – @jimscuitto

Elise Labott – @eliselabottcnn

Brian Todd – @briantoddCNN

Tom Foreman – @tomforemancnn

Jim Acosta – @JimAcostaCNN

Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN

Dr. Sanjay Gupta – @drsanjaygupta

Laurie Segall – @LaurieSegallCNN

Alison Kosik – @AlisonKosik

Jason Carroll – @jasoncarrollcnn

Deb Feyerick – @DebFeyerickCNN

 

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July 17th, 2014
07:11 AM ET

Jodie Kidd to host ‘CNN Equestrian’ on CNN International

• CNN offers its global audience an event-side seat at the world's premier equestrian events

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CNN today announced that television personality and international fashion model Jodie Kidd is to front a series of special equestrian programmes across its international network.

‘CNN Equestrian’ will see Kidd present all the latest action and showcase the unique skill, athleticism and elegance of horse and rider teams in comprehensive coverage of equestrian events. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
July 16th, 2014
06:04 PM ET

In interview with CNN, O'Malley defends call with White House on immigrant kids

(CNN) – Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley defended his criticism of Obama administration plans to return thousands of undocumented children to Central America, even after his remarks sparked a heated discussion with a senior White House official.

In an interview with CNN, O'Malley acknowledged that he asked White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Muñoz that the immigrants not be sent to a site in western Maryland that was under consideration.

"What I said was that would not be the most inviting site in Maryland. There are already hundreds of kids already located throughout Maryland," O'Malley said of his phone conversation with Munoz.

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