12:12 AM ET, November 19th, 2014

CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute Hosted by Anderson Cooper Airs Sunday, December 7 at 8PM ET Pen Farthing, a former Royal Marine Sergeant, who reunites soldiers with the stray dogs they befriend while serving in Afghanistan, was named the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year by Anderson Cooper at the eighth-annual CNN Heroes An All-Star […] Full Post

CNN to deliver live, interactive multimedia coverage for Brazil 2014 World Cup
May 27th, 2014
06:22 AM ET

CNN to deliver live, interactive multimedia coverage for Brazil 2014 World Cup

- CNN Facebook partnership to engage global fan community
- Live TV coverage from Brazil throughout tournament
- Dedicated programming building towards the big kick-off and beyond

London 27 May 2014. CNN International will be bringing its audiences a range of in-depth news, analysis and features – across TV, online and mobile – during the build-up to the 2014 World Cup, and throughout the tournament.

The network’s coverage will include live programming from Brazil, feature programming from around the world, and online initiatives that will bring audiences up to the minute reaction and analysis from all corners of the globe. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Frederik Pleitgen • Press Releases • World Sport
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

November 25th, 2013
02:43 PM ET

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on "Geneva II" conference from Damascus, Syria

CNN's Fred Pleitgen (@fpleitgenCNN) reports live from Damascus, Syria on the "Geneva II" peace conference, which was announced earlier today by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

It is not clear which parties will attend the U.N.-brokered meeting on January 22 in Geneva, Switzerland, a subject that helped push back the conference for months.

"When we talk to people on the ground here in Damascus, many of them will tell you they simply want the fighting to end,” Pleitgen reports. “They want some sort of negotiated solution, however that solution might look.”

September 16th, 2013
02:25 PM ET

CNN's Fred Pleitgen goes inside the Syria weapons lab

CNN's Fred Pleitgen (@fpleitgencnn) gets rare access to the inspectors and laboratory that collected the chemical weapons evidence in Syria.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) lab, which is based in the Netherlands, analyzed the samples collected by U.N. inspectors following a gas attack on August 21 on the outskirts of Damascus.

While the inspectors are not allowed to talk specifically about their investigation in Syria, Dr. Hugh Gregg, Head of OPCW Laboratory, tells Pleitgen their routine analysis – the Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GCMS) – can see samples that "have been there for weeks or months."


Topics: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
August 29th, 2013
09:31 AM ET

Syria's Info. Minister tells CNN America is making a big mistake

In a sit-down interview in Damascus, Syrian Information Minister Omran al Zoubi tells CNN's Fred Pleitgen (@fpleitgenCNN) that he wants the U.S. to present proof that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian military.

"If the United States administration has proof that we used chemical weapons, then they should present this proof to the rest of the world," al Zoubi says. "If they don't have this proof or evidence, then how are they going to stand up to American public opinion and to world public opinion and explain why they are attacking Syria?"

Al Zoubi adds the sentiment on the streets in Syria is that America is "making a big mistake."


Topics: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
June 17th, 2013
11:21 AM ET

CNN Exclusive: On the front line with pro-Assad snipers in Syria

CNN's Fred Pleitgen (@fpleitgencnn) travels to the front line with a Palestinian militia fighting with the Syrian army, and reports on the fierce fighting taking place in the Damascus suburb of Yarmouk.


Topics: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
Syrian officials speak exclusively to CNN's Fred Pleitgen
May 6th, 2013
11:59 AM ET

Syrian officials speak exclusively to CNN's Fred Pleitgen

CNN correspondent Fred Pleitgen (@fpleitgencnn) continues to report from Damascus on heightened tensions surrounding alleged Israeli airstrikes and reports on the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria.

In an exclusive interview with CNN Sunday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad said the attacks on the nation's military research facility amount to a "declaration of war" by Israel. Watch that interview here. 

Last week, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi told CNN exclusively  that his government had not, and "would never use" chemical munitions - "if we had them." Watch that interview here. 


Topics: CNN • Frederik Pleitgen • Israel • Syria
Inside Syria: Exclusive look at pro-Assad Christian militia
February 5th, 2013
10:14 AM ET

Inside Syria: Exclusive look at pro-Assad Christian militia

In a CNN exclusive, CNN's Fred Pleitgen (@fpleitgencnn) reports from Saidnaya, a predominantly Christian town outside Damascus that is standing firmly behind President Bashar al-Assad.

"I don't know why, but we love the president very much," said Housam Azar, a Saidnaya resident and organizer of the town's militia. "Sure, there have been mistakes, but we love the president a lot."

Watch Fred's report here


Topics: Breaking News • Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
January 4th, 2013
07:33 PM ET

'The Coming Storms' encores on CNN/U.S. Saturday, Jan. 12

"I've never, in 26 years of forecasting, ever, seen anything like this," said Chad Myers, weather anchor and severe weather expert, while reporting on Superstorm Sandy.

Myers, along with CNN's Jason Carroll, Ed Lavandera, David Mattingly, Frederik Pleitgen, and John Zarrella, report for a new CNN documentary this weekend investigating the factors that made the impact of superstorm Sandy so devastating.  The documentary also offers insights from researchers and scientists on climate change, potential solutions to limiting the impact of future storms on critical infrastructure like power grids, and the potential impact of reductions in the funding of satellite systems that aid meteorological storm predictions.

CNN Presents: The Coming Storms encores Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET&PT on CNN/U.S.

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December 20th, 2012
01:00 PM ET

What Sandy Has Taught Us – and What Can Be Done to Prepare For “The Coming Storms”

New Investigative Documentary Debuts Sunday, Jan. 06 at 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. ET & PT

CNN’s intrepid storm correspondents will report for a comprehensive investigation on the lessons learned by Superstorm Sandy – and what Americans need to do to prepare for the next inevitable weather test.  The one-hour investigative documentary, The Coming Storms will debut Sunday, Jan. 06 at 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. ET & PT and replay on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. ET & PT.

CNN’s Jason Carroll investigates the impact of the storm surge and flooding, particularly to lower Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.  He also reports on climate change and how it may make storms more dangerous and more damaging.  CNN’s David Mattingly reports from Breezy Point in Queens, New York on potential engineering solutions to address the powerful storm surges associated with superstorms, and investigate the vulnerability of the nation’s power grids, communications and transport systems – and what municipalities are and are not doing to safeguard our infrastructure from storm damage.  CNN’s Ed Lavandera investigates what New Orleans has done in the deadly wake of Hurricane Katrina to make sure that city won’t go underwater again – and what we can learn from them.  CNN’s John Zarrella reports on threats to our eyes in the sky, satellites which are crucial to warning people that a storm is coming. FULL POST

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