Christiane looks at why protesters are saying the World Cup only benefits outsiders.
By Lucky Gold
Going directly to the hell
Alexis Tsipras, head of Syriza, Greece’s extreme left-wing political party, appeared on Amanpour Wednesday.
Speaking from Athens, where he currently leads in the presidential polls, Mr. Tsipras responded to German Chancellor Merkel’s ultimatum – either Greece seeks economic reform and embraces austerity, or it will be shown the door of the European Union.
“I don’t know what Madame Merkel wants to do but I know what we want to do,” said Tsipras. “We don’t want outside the Eurozone. But we believe that Madame Merkel put the euro and the Eurozone in big danger by keeping these austerity measures.”
He added, “We want to change the austerity measures in Greece, also in Europe. We want to do this with the incorporation of other forces and people of Europe, the people who want a big change. Because everybody now understands that with this policy we are going directly to the hell. And we want to change this way.”
To watch the full original interview with President de Klerk, click here.
– F.W. de Klerk drew criticism for not fully repudiating the concept of apartheid
– He clarifies his remarks Wednesday, saying he has no belief in segregation
– His foundation said last week that the original comments were taken out of context
– Many have waited for de Klerk to renounce the brutal era of South Africa's history
By Samuel Burke, CNN
(CNN) - Under fire for his comments on apartheid, former South African President F.W. de Klerk clarified his position again Wednesday, saying that he repudiates the system of racial segregation as unacceptable.
In a statement Wednesday, de Klerk called apartheid "morally unjustifiable." He went on to say, "that it could not be reformed, that the concept of separate development had led to manifest injustice and had to be abandoned."
"I have no residual belief in, or attachment to, separate development," de Klerk told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
"Whatever the intentions may have been, I concluded many years ago that apartheid had failed, that it was unacceptable and offensive, and that it had resulted in manifest injustice."
Many South Africans say they have waited for their former president, who helped dismantle apartheid and give rise to Nelson Mandela's presidency, to renounce the brutal period of their nation's history.
By Lucky Gold, CNN
I take what Mr. Romney says as electoral rhetoric
With the first round of voting in Egypt a week away, presidential frontrunner Amr Moussa made an exclusive appearance on Amanpour Wednesday.
Speaking from his campaign headquarters in Cairo, Moussa took time to address another presidential election – this one in the United States – and the likely Republican candidate, Mitt Romney.
“Well, I take what Mr. Romney says as electoral rhetoric,” said Moussa. “And I hope that if elected he will reconsider such positions that if, really, he means what he says, will be detrimental to the interest and prestige and relations of the United States with the whole of this region.”
Specifically, Moussa challenged Romney’s position on Israel: “If his position is that aligned to the most fanatic Israeli current policies, Israeli current policy, it will be very negative I must say.”
Part 1: Cozy relationship between press and power Alastair Campbell, former spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair, talks to Christiane about his testimony before the Leveson Commission on phone hacking in the UK. Part 2: Exiled king of Greece From London, the exiled King of Greece talks to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about his perspective on the Greek crisis. Part 3: Women tortured for saying no CNN’s Sara Sidner has the story of the women left behind in Afghanistan.
Alastair Campbell, former spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair, talks about his testimony to the Leveson Commission on phone hacking in the UK.
From London, the exiled King of Greece talks to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about his perspective on the Greek crisis.
CNN's Sara Sidner has the story of the women left behind in Afghanistan.
Episode #21: Tuesday, May 15, 2012.