March 3rd, 2014
02:55 PM ET

CNN's Coverage: Ukraine

As tensions mount in Ukraine, CNN's journalists continue to cover the crisis from around the world.  Anderson Cooper has traveled to Ukraine, and Christiane Amanpour had the first international television interview with Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Ukrainian Prime Minister who lead the Orange Revolution, since her release from prison.

Anderson Cooper in Ukraine @andersoncooper

Christiane Amanpour @camanpour

Wolf Blitzer @wolfblitzer

Jim Sciutto @jimsciutto

Fareed Zakaria @fareedzakaria

Kiev

Matthew Chance @mchancecnn

Anna Coren @amcoren

Claudia Rebaza (CNN en Español) @crebazacnn

Crimea

Diana Magnay @dimagnayCNN

Ben Wedeman @bencnn

Bosphorous Straits

Ivan Watson @ivancnn

Moscow

Phil Black @philblackCNN

Brussels

Erin McLaughlin @erincnn

United Nations

Richard Roth @richardrothCNN

Isha Sesay @ishasesayCNN

Traveling with Sec. Kerry

Elise Labott @eliselabottCNN

Berlin

Fred Pleitgen @pleitgenCNN

London

Atika Shubert @atikacnn

December 19th, 2013
04:53 PM ET

Amanpour exclusive: Billie Jean King to gay Russians: ‘You are not alone’

In an exclusive interview, tennis legend Billie Jean King told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour she “thrilled” to represent the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  “I'm very proud to go as an athlete, and as a gay woman,” she said. “I'm thrilled.”

Asked by Amanpour if there will be any protests, King said “Maybe we should wave rainbow flags or something, I don’t know,” she said, drawing an analogy to the Black Power salute – a raised fist – given by two American athletes at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. She added “As long as we’re not being malicious, we can show our feelings.”

President Obama named the former tennis champion, who is gay, to the American delegation at the Olympics earlier this week.  The President himself will not attend the Games – the first time in more than a decade that an American president has not done so.

King said if the anti-gay law was the reason for the President’s non-attendance he should “go ahead and say it,” but added – with tongue in cheek – that he was “sending a ‘King’ instead of a president.” 

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a press conference Thursday, knocked down criticism over the law as “Western values.”

Full interview

December 9th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

CNN's Anchors and Reporters in South Africa

CNN’s coverage of the death and funeral of Nelson Mandela continues, with Christiane Amanpour, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Isha Sesay reporting from locations in South Africa.  Correspondents Robyn Curnow, Arwa Damon, Errol Barnett and David McKenzie contribute to the coverage across CNN’s networks and platforms.  Gemma Paralleda and Jose Levy contribute to CNN en Espanol’s coverage.

Online, users can go to http://www.cnn.com as well as the CNN Apps for the latest updates, which include articles, photo galleries, interactives and video. Additionally, CNN iReport, the network's global participatory news community, invites users to share their memories, photos and personal stories of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Links to CNN video:

Robyn Curnow

South Africa plans to say farewell to Mandela

Arwa Damon

Day of prayer for Mandela

David McKenzie

South Africans celebrate Nelson Mandela

CNN Coverage: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
December 5th, 2013
04:58 PM ET

CNN Coverage: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, CNN reported on the death of Nelson Mandela.

CNN correspondent Robyn Curnow is in Johannesburg, South Africa reporting on the country's reaction to his death. Christiane Amanpour and Wolf Blitzer contribute to the network's coverage with analysis and interviews.

Anderson Cooper will anchor network coverage from 8-11pmET, and he will be joined by Curnow, Amanpour and Blitzer.

CNN Films' 'An Unreal Dream' scheduled for 9pmET tonight will be rescheduled.

Online, users can go to http://www.cnn.com as well as the CNN Apps for the latest updates, which include articles, photo galleries, interactives and video. Additionally, CNN iReport, the network's global participatory news community, invites users to share their memories, photos and personal stories of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.


Topics: Christiane Amanpour • CNN • Robyn Curnow • Wolf Blitzer
October 11th, 2013
12:08 AM ET

Malala Yousafza to Christiane Amanpour, " They cannot kill my cause"

Tonight on AC360° Later, Christiane Amanpour joined the panel with a first look at her riveting interview with activist Malala Yousafzai.

Of the Noble Peace Prize Malala says “When I think of myself, I have a lot to do.  So I think that it’s really an early age, and I would feel proud when I would work for education, when I would have done something, when I would be feeling confident to tell people, Yes! I have built that school, I have done that teachers’ training, I have sent that much children to school.  When I will be feeling proud. Then if I get the Nobel Peace Prize, I will be saying, Yeah, I deserve it, somehow.  Still, I need to work a lot.  I need to work a lot.  And I must work a lot.”

Video clips from their interview below. The Bravest Girl in the World will air this Sunday at 7pm ET on CNN and CNNi.

September 24th, 2013
12:32 PM ET

CNN's Nima Elbagir on the ground in Nairobi

Nima Elbagir (@NimaCNN) talks with Christiane Amanpour speaks with Nima Elbagir in Nairobi, Kenya about the siege by Al-Shabaab of a mall.

Few answers as Westgate Mall siege drags on in Nairobi
July 18th, 2013
11:28 AM ET

Italian P.M. Letta to Amanpour: "It's really a shame, and I will continue to ask him to resign"

CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviewed Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta from London on Wednesday.  In a wide-ranging interview, Letta, who just recently was sworn in to his office on 28 April 2013, discussed his chief ministerial priorities, whether Italy would seek a bailout from the E.U., the state of Italian economic reforms, and his own headline-making personal austerity.

Letta also commented on the controversial racist description of one of his top ministers, Cécile Kyenge, made by one of Italy’s most prominent Senators, Roberto Calderoli, who said she resembled an orangutan and that her success in Italy encouraged illegal immigrants to come to Italy.  Integration Minister Kyenge is an Italian citizen who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Of this matter, Letta told Amanpour:

AMANPOUR:  Italy has a very prominent first black member, black cabinet member, and we were quite shocked to hear one of the senior Italian parliamentarians refer to her as an orangutan.  Should he be out of a job?  Is that the kind of person we want as a parliamentarian in Italy?

LETTA:  No, he has to go out from his job.  And I asked him to resign.  It was a shock for Italy and for, of course, all the public opinion.  You know my choice to ask Cécile Kyenge to be minister was a choice very clear for the country.  Italians has - they have to understand that the internal integration is one of the main issues for the future.  And the message was very clear.  Of course, there are today problems and I asked to this Member of Parliament to resign, is a shame, is really a shame.  And I will continue to ask him to resign.

AMANPOUR airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern.  The full transcript for this edition of the program may be found here.

July 2nd, 2013
09:18 PM ET

Morsi advisor to Amanpour: “there are millions of people in the streets respecting the democratic choice of the majority”

Tonight on CNN International's AMANPOUR, Christiane Amanpour interviewed the communications advisor for embattled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Sondos Asem.  Ms. Asem discussed why President Morsi will not step down from office voluntarily, despite enormous demonstrations across the country and calls for his resignation.

AMANPOUR airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern.  The full transcript for this edition of the program may be found here.

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June 26th, 2013
09:36 PM ET

Fmr Defense Secretary / Fmr CIA Director Robert Gates discusses Syria, Snowden with CNN's Amanpour

Former U.S. Defense Secretary and former CIA Director Robert Gates spoke with CNN's Christiane Amanpour about his view that the U.S. should be very cautious about offering military support for the Syrian rebels trying to topple the Assad regime inside Syria.  Sec. Gates describes that Americans should be prepared for a lengthy association with Syria if the U.S. engages in military aid to rebels in Syria or associating with other nations undergoing revolution, telling Amanpour in his interview:

"In 250 years on the history of revolution, beginning with our own, ours is the only one that actually turned out reasonably well in the early decades.  In every other case, the most radical, the most ruthless, the most violent and the best organized have been the winners in those revolutions, have come out on top."

Gates also spoke about his views on the NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, who is now presumed to be in transit status at a Russian airport:

"Frankly, these are the tools that we use to protect the American people.  You've always had this debate in this country over the proper balance between freedom and security.  But 35 years ago, after the scandals of the CIA, we established these oversight mechanisms that under presidents is different, as Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and George W. Bush have been continued.

And under Congress' control, both by the Republicans and the Democrats, to override all of those institutional safeguards.  For an individual to take upon himself doing this is a formula for chaos and anarchy."

AMANPOUR airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern.  The full transcript for this interview may be found here.

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June 24th, 2013
05:45 PM ET

Amanpour: This day in history, President Mandela and rugby united a nation South Africa

"A beautiful game that transformed a nation that day and in so doing transfixed the world," CNN host and chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour recalled the 18th anniversary of the rugby game that became a watershed moment in South African history on today's AMANPOUR on CNN International.

On June 24, 1995, the South African rugby team, the Springboks won the nation's first-ever Rugby World Cup.  When then-President Nelson Mandela presented the winning team captain, Francois Pienaar, their trophy, the mostly white crowd in the stadium spontaneously erupted in surprise chants of "Nelson!"  It was a moment memorialized in a Hollywood film, and much more importantly, in the hearts and minds of South Africans – Black and White.

AMANPOUR airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern.  The full transcript for this edition of AMANPOUR may be found here: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1306/24/ampr.01.html.

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