August 31st, 2014
12:12 PM ET

Congressmen Kinzinger & Ruppersberger on CNN's State of the Union// Ruppersberger: “we don't have intelligence at this point that an attack on the United States is imminent” from ISIS

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) discussed the threat of ISIS and how to stop Islamic militants.  Text highlights, and a transcript of the discussion are below.

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

Rep. Ruppersberger on ISIS: “we don't have intelligence at this point that an attack on the United States is imminent.”

Rep. Kinzinger on strategy towards ISIS: “I think the question is, you know, are we going to contain ISIS or are we going to crush ISIS? And that's really what it comes down to. If you want to contain ISIS, yes, you engage them in Iraq. And I do commend the president for making the moves in Iraq. I think, look, that wasn't easy for him to do, and it was the right thing to break some of the sieges, to push the momentum back of ISIS.”

Rep. Ruppersberger on the greatest threat to the US: “What - the biggest threat that I see to the United States right now are Americans and Brits who have passports that have the ability to come into our country without getting a visa. We had the suicide American bomber who was radicalized, came home to visit his parents, went back and then killed himself. Now, that could have happened in the United States. “

 A full transcript is available after the jump. 

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Topics: CNN
August 31st, 2014
12:00 PM ET

Senator Menendez on CNN's State of the Union: Russia in Ukraine "is clearly an invasion"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senator Robert Menendez spoke to Candy about Russia’s presence in the Ukraine and the proper response to President Putin. Text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

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Senator Menendez on Russia’s presence in the Ukraine: “Thousands of Russian troops are here with tanks, missiles, heavy artillery, and are directly engaged in what is clearly an invasion.”

Senator Menendez on aiding the Ukrainians: “We should be providing the Ukrainians with the type of defensive weapons that will impose a cost upon Putin for further aggression.”

A full transcript is available after the jump.
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Topics: CNN
Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 38 & 39
Myleene Klass (pictured far right) returns to CNN to host ‘Fashion Season: Paris’ (credit: Getty Images)
August 29th, 2014
10:55 AM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 38 & 39

Fashion Season: Paris

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Airs in 'International Desk' at 1500 BST/1600 CET and 1800 BST/ 1900 CET
Wednesday 24 September
Thursday 25 September
Friday 26 September
Monday 29 September
Tuesday 30 September

In September, the world’s fashion houses gather in Paris for the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. CNN International is devoting a week of coverage around the event, sending host Myleene Klass behind-the-scenes to meet designers, models and bloggers, catching the latest fashion shows.

The series of reports will include a visit to the iconic French fashion house, Balmain, Klass speaks to its young creative director, 28 year old Olivier Rousteing, about the philosophy of the brand and his upcoming collection. Reports will also include a meeting with Etienne Russo, one of the premier fashion show producers, who, over the last 20 years, has worked with the top fashion houses in the world, including Lanvin, Miu Miu and Chanel. From the drawing board to the catwalk ‘Fashion Season: Paris’ follows Russo as he prepares for one of his biggest shows to date. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
CNN takes viewers to the world’s premium travel destinations in special week profiling Elite Escapes
August 27th, 2014
05:53 AM ET

CNN takes viewers to the world’s premium travel destinations in special week profiling Elite Escapes

CNN is running a special theme week of coverage highlighting some of the world’s most exclusive, luxurious, remote and breathtaking travel experiences.

Starting on September 1, Elite Escapes segments will air on CNN International every day for a week during CNN Newsroom and the recently-launched The World Right Now with Hala Gorani, reaching EMEA and Asia prime time audiences. Elite Escapes will traverse the globe to discover a diverse mix of travel treasures that will excite and inspire CNN viewers.

Destinations that will feature as part of the theme week of coverage are: FULL POST


Topics: CNN
Gucci promotes Men’s Tailoring collection through  exclusive campaign on CNN International
August 27th, 2014
04:59 AM ET

Gucci promotes Men’s Tailoring collection through exclusive campaign on CNN International

CNN International is the exclusive global media platform selected by Gucci to increase brand awareness and promote its Men’s Tailoring collection during the Milan, Paris, New York and London fashion weeks taking place in September.

The multi-faceted campaign on CNN consists of a month of 30” advertising spots, the sponsorship of a theme week of travel features coverage called Elite Escapes, and integrated digital elements. The advertising campaign is focused on promoting the Gucci Men’s Tailoring collection and follows the iconic fashion brand’s first ever global TV campaign, which ran on CNN in December 2013. CNN is the exclusive global media platform for Gucci’s campaign due to an unrivalled reach amongst male high income earners and luxury consumers combined with sponsorship of a high quality editorial proposition. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
CNN International launches Smart Business to explore how digital innovation delivers bright ideas
August 26th, 2014
12:26 PM ET

CNN International launches Smart Business to explore how digital innovation delivers bright ideas

CNN International today announced the launch of Smart Business – a new weekly feature segment that will profile the trailblazers using innovative new approaches and the latest technology to create new business opportunities.

From September 3Smart Business will air on the network during the recently-launched The Business View with Nina Dos Santos and World Business Today so that it reaches EMEA and Asia primetime audiences. Each week the segment will feature a different company or industry personality who has broken the mould in the world of business to thrive in a digitised and connected world. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
August 25th, 2014
11:06 AM ET

CNN EXCLUSIVE: Three Grieving Mothers

On the day that Michael Brown will be laid to rest, CNN airs exclusive interview with the mother’s of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell. The mothers speak to CNN’s Don Lemon about the loss of their son’s, how they are coping and words of support for Michael Brown’s mother. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Don Lemon • New Day
August 24th, 2014
12:36 PM ET

Senators Graham & Reed on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley// Senator Graham "there's no way you can solve the problem in Iraq without hitting [ISIS] in Syria."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) discussed the threat that ISIS poses to the homeland.  Both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee agreed that the United States has grave incentives to eliminate ISIS.

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Senator Graham on the propensity of the ISIS threat: “It's about time now to assume the worst about these guys, rather than to underestimating them. They're not the J.V. team anymore. They're the most prominent terrorist organization in the world, but they're not the only one. They're in competition with the other jihadist groups. And the gold medal will be awarded to the group that can hit America”

Senator Reed on responding to ISIS: “it's in our interests with our regional partners to disrupt and ultimately destroy ISIS because of the threat it poses to interests in the region, as well as in the United States. “

A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.
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Topics: CNN
August 24th, 2014
12:31 PM ET

Britain's Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott on CNN's State of the Union "we are close" to identifying Foley's killer.

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, British Ambassador to the US Sir Peter Westmacott spoke to Crowley about the alarming numbers of Westerners fighting in Iraq and Syria.  In light of the revelation that James Foley’s executioner had a British accent, the British government has taken measures to identify the ISIS militant.

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

Ambassador Westmacott on identifying James Foley’s executioner: “I do know from my colleagues at home that we are close."

Ambassador Westmacott on jihadists from the West: “People think that maybe as many as 500 British subjects have gone to Syria and Iraq for this cause of jihad. And it's not a problem exclusive to the United Kingdom. We have got people from lots and lots of Western democracies who, unfortunately, are misguided enough to go to that part of the region and take up a cause which is a betrayal of all our values.”

Ambassador Westmacott on providing lethal assistance to opposition: “what has happened in Iraq and the way in which ISIS has scooped up weapons and money and other support which has been provided initially for the purpose of getting rid of Bashar al-Assad is an indication that that caution shown by my government and the United States government was perhaps well-founded.”

A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.
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August 18th, 2014
10:22 AM ET

CNN EXCLUSIVE: New Video Recorded by Witness Immediately following Michael Brown's shooting

Today on New Day, Piaget Crenshaw – a witnessed the shooting of Michael Brown – shared new video she recorded immediately after the incident. Piaget told Michaela Pereira "To see something like this outside of my window ... it’s just, traumatizing." Crenshaw said Brown was running away from police and then turned around. She said that was when Brown was shot.

In the video, you can hear Crenshaw's emotional response to what she had just seen. "God bless his soul," she said. "Police shot this boy outside my apartment."


Topics: CNN • Michaela Pereira • New Day
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