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Amanpour asks Venezuelan President Maduro about mediation

April 10th, 2014
11:49 AM ET

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has agreed to talks with the opposition – with the Vatican as mediator, Reuters reports.

CNN's Christiane Amanpour asked President Maduro about this very idea - of having the pope as mediator - when she interviewed him exclusively last month in Caracas.

Click above to watch.

And you can see the rest of Amanpour's interview with President Maduro here.


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Venezuela

Meet India's most devoted voter, age 97

April 10th, 2014
07:22 AM ET

As Indians go to the polls, CNN's Fred Pleitgen has the story of the 97-year-old who has voted in every Indian election.

Click above to watch.


Filed under:  Imagine a World • India • Latest Episode

‘Era of these negotiations is over’ says Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett as Palestinian Mustafa Barghouti says Israel reneged on deal

April 9th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
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Israel minister says negotations at 'end'

CNN's Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett about the peace process.

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Palestinian: Israel reneged on deal

CNN's Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Palestinian leader Mustafa Barghouti about the peace process.

By Mick Krever, CNN

“The era of these negotiations is over,” right-wing Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett told CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, on Wednesday.

“The approach that we’ve been trying for twenty years now clearly has reached its end,” Bennett, who is chairman of the Jewish Home party, said.

“Everyone understands it’s going nowhere. Everyone in the world gets it. So why are we bashing our heads again and again?”

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Filed under:  Israel • Latest Episode • Palestinian territories

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste forced to read food labels to avoid boredom in Egypt jail, parents say

April 9th, 2014
02:45 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Peter Greste, the Al Jazeera journalist who along with two colleagues has been jailed in Egypt since the end of December, suffered such boredom that reading food labels was his only refuge, Greste’s parents told CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour.

“Up until a couple of weeks ago, they weren’t even allowed reading material,” Greste’s mother, Lois, said in an exclusive interview. “So to keep themselves occupied, they used anything – off labels, off plastic bottles, and off food containers.”

“They made a mural on the wall, which said ‘Freedom Now.’ Unfortunately, that had to be pulled down because the prison authorities considered that as a slogan.”

“But instead he’s got more creative, and out of foil made a sun with rays that go out to a meter wide. It’s arranged so that the sun hits the foil and lights up the whole of the room. So I think that’s wonderful.”

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Journalists' support 'keeps Greste going'

Journalist Peter Greste has been jailed in Egypt since December. His father says colleagues' support keeps his son going.

Monday marked 100 days since Greste and his colleagues were arrested in Cairo. They are charged with collaborating with a terrorist organization, which is the designation the government gives the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Filed under:  Egypt • Journalism • Latest Episode

Pistorius case ‘fits the profile’ of guns in South Africa

April 8th, 2014
04:01 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

On the day Olympic star Oscar Pistorius testified in a South African court about the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a South African gun control advocate told CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, that the case “fits the profile.”

“It’s highly racialized, gun ownership – the use of guns, but also who the victims are,” Adele Kirsten of Gun Free South Africa said.

Women “are particularly vulnerable in their home to be shot and killed by a man intimate and known to them, usually with a legal gun,” as was the case with Pistorius and Steenkamp.

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Filed under:  Latest Episode • South Africa

Dutch priest killed in Syria

April 8th, 2014
03:42 PM ET

For decades, Father Frans offered sanctuary to many in Syria. He was killed this week in Syria.

CNN's Arwa Damon reports.


Filed under:  Latest Episode • Syria

Russia ‘financing subversion’ in Ukraine, Poland accuses

April 8th, 2014
03:09 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Russia is “financing subversion [in Ukraine] using the pretext of ethnic problems,” Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, in an interview on Tuesday.

Those alleged ethnic problems, Sikorski said, “are non-existent.”

Pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities – Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kharkiv – on Sunday.

Rebels occupying Donetsk's regional government building Monday declared a "people's republic" and called for a referendum on secession from Ukraine to be held by May 11.

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Strong talk from Poland on Ukraine

CNN's Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski about Ukraine.

“In Crimea and in east Ukraine everybody speaks Russian. The media are Russian and until now there were no ethnic problems there.”

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Filed under:  Latest Episode • Russia • Ukraine

Oscar Pistorius in his own words

April 8th, 2014
02:13 PM ET

Cold-blooded murder or tragic accident?

Oscar Pistorius broke down on the witness stand Tuesday, sobbing as he recounted the moment he realized he had fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Click above to watch.


Filed under:  Latest Episode • South Africa

Never again? U.S. ambassador responds

April 7th, 2014
04:27 PM ET

One of the world's leading voices of conscience on the question of genocide and human rights is Samantha Power, who is now the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

She won a Pulitzer Prize a decade ago for her book, “‘A Problem from Hell’: America and the Age of Genocide.”

On Monday, she spoke with CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, from the Rwandan capital Kigali, where that country was marking 20 years since its horrific genocide.

Click above to see their conversation.


Filed under:  Latest Episode • Rwanda

Blair: Rwanda needed ‘strong leadership’ after genocide

April 7th, 2014
04:15 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Without “strong leadership,” Rwanda would have been unable to modernize and change at the pace it has in the 20 years since its horrific genocide, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, on Monday.

The country on Monday marked 20 years since nearly 800,000 people were murdered in about 100 days.

“I think it is an almost unique set of circumstances,” Blair said. “Frankly, without strong leadership, the country couldn’t have come the distance it has in the last twenty years.”

Rwanda has seen incredible modernization in the past two decades, Blair said, lifting “a million people” out of poverty, and getting huge reductions in malaria and maternal and child mortality, among other achievements.

While many credit President Paul Kagame with those successes, some also accuse the leader of stifling Rwanda’s opposition and having authoritarian tendencies.

In an interview with Amanpour last year, Kagame said she should not “worry” about whether he will step down at the end of his constitutionally limited term of office in 2017.

Pleitgen questioned Blair – who as founder of the Africa Governance Initiative serves as an informal adviser to Kagame – about the president’s record.

“You know the threat when people are in power too long, especially in Africa,” Pleitgen said. “You know that they can become authoritarian, that there is that danger and that that can lead to instability.”

“Yes; that's absolutely true,” Blair said. “He is someone I know well. I don't think he's that type of person or leader.”

“And by the way, I discuss [these issues] very openly with President Kagame and…there's not a problem having that discussion with him.”

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Filed under:  Latest Episode • Rwanda
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