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Ahead of Papal visit, Manila Archbishop on Islam, Asian Catholics, reform

January 14th, 2015
02:50 PM ET

On Thursday Pope Francis heads to the Philippines as part of a six day papal tour of Asia, after his stay in Sri Lanka, where he canonized the country's first saint.

As Manila awaits the pontiff, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour spoke with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle what this visit means at this time of deep religious divide.

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Charlie Hebdo's new issue creates an epic print run

January 14th, 2015
08:08 AM ET

Imagine a world where an attack on the freedom of the press creates a media printing of epic proportions.

On Wednesday, "Charlie Hebdo" will boost its circulation from a weekly 60,000 to 5 million copies in 16 languages and 25 countries, including Turkey, where Hebdo's editor-in-chief says secularism is under attack.

Christiane Amanpour has the story.

EU needs passenger registry like U.S. implemented post-9/11, says EU anti-terror chief

January 13th, 2015
06:29 PM ET

By Madalena Araujo, CNN

The European Union needs to enact legislation that allows authorities to keep a database of all travelers, similar to a law implemented in the U.S. after the September 11th attacks, the EU’s Counter-Terror Coordinator told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.

Gilles de Kerchove’s comments came in response to questioning by Amanpour about Hayat Boumediene, the partner of alleged Paris attacker Amedy Coulibaly, who was reportedly able to go to Turkey via Madrid before crossing into Syria on Thursday.

“I would say because we are missing one instrument and that’s at the core of the discussion in Paris, we really need to do what the Americans have done after 9/11, to set what they call a Passenger Name Record, PNR, which is one of the few tools which allows the police to detect suspicious travel when their services have not been able based on intelligence to detect that someone was planning to go abroad for the jihad.”

The U.S.-style law would make it mandatory for airlines to hand EU countries the data of passengers entering or leaving the union.

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Jews belong in France, says French Prime Minister

January 13th, 2015
02:52 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

As French Jews contemplate leaving the country in the wake of last week's Paris attacks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has sought to reassure the sizable population in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

"Without the Jews, France is no longer France. It’s the oldest community. They have been French citizens since the French revolution," he said.

"We need to reassure them and we must combat this new kind of anti-Semitism with resolve. But the position of Jews in France is to be in France. For me, I’m absolutely convinced about it, and I shall fight to the very end. I am married to a musician who is Jewish."

Four French Jews who were murdered in a Kosher Paris market last Wednesday were buried in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Mourners included thousands of Israelis, and Israel’s Prime Minister and President.

"This is not how we wanted to welcome you to Israel," President Reuven Rivlin said.

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French PM: ‘The threat is still there’

January 12th, 2015
05:28 PM ET

By Madalena Araujo, CNN

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Monday that the threat is still present after last week’s terror attacks in Paris left 17 people dead.

Valls said “the enquiry is only beginning and we need to go fast and I want to say, as the President of the Republic has said to France, the threat is still there and we have to be very careful that there is no reaction to what has happened.”

The warning came a day after more than one million people flooded Paris' Place de la République in a an unprecedented show of solidarity and defiance. Nearly four million people marched throughout the country, making it the largest mobilization in France’s history.

The world is still learning the details of last week’s shootings, in which gunmen claiming they were avenging the Prophet Mohammed attacked the staff of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Kosher supermarket.

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Rector of Great Mosque of Paris calls for ‘political Islam’ to be abandoned

January 12th, 2015
02:49 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Islam must be a religion, not a political agenda, the rector of the Great Mosque of Paris told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Paris on Monday, calling for reform in the training of imams.

“Today we want to appeal for a change in religious thinking in Islam – that we abandon political Islam, that we should not turn it into a policy but to keep it as a religion, a religion which doesn’t ask people to kill anyone nor to carry out anti-Semitic acts, or anything political,” Dalil Boubakeur said through a translator.

More than anytime in recent memory, France and French Muslims are trying to grapple with what Islam means for the country.

Last week, a terror attack by gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” left 17 people dead at Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Kosher supermarket.

“Islam is a religion of peace, a religion of tolerance, a religion which people can live together in which people can be brought up in accordance with the ethics and morals of democracy and it should be an example of humanism.”

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Muslim activist: Cartoons no justification for attacks

January 12th, 2015
11:18 AM ET

Elsa Ray, of the Collective Against Islamophobia, tells Christiane Amanpour we must "get united and say we have to stop these vicious circles of hate." Click above to watch.


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International cooperation on terrorism must get stronger, says French Foreign Minister

January 8th, 2015
07:01 PM ET

By Madalena Araujo, CNN

International cooperation on terrorism must get stronger, French Foreign Minister told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday on the heels of the attack on the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Laurent Fabius said that the country has been under threat and “we have stopped a number of attacks already, but unfortunately we cannot undermine 100 percent of attacks in all cells [and] as a consequence the international work of cooperation must be stronger and stronger.”

“We have known for a long time that not only in France but throughout the countries of Europe, United States, England, all the countries of the world are threatened. What we really have to understand is that these terrorists, whether they be nationals of the countries or foreign, that this is a world threat.”

French President François Hollande declared Thursday a day of mourning following the attack on the satirical weekly's headquarters, which left twelve dead and eleven injured. A major manhunt is underway for the gunmen, who said they were avenging the Prophet Mohammed.

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French Justice Minister tells Amanpour latest on manhunt

January 8th, 2015
03:10 PM ET

A desperate search for two suspected terrorists continues, and French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira has the latest. Click above to watch.


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France will not bow down to ‘new form of terror’

January 7th, 2015
06:22 PM ET

By Madalena Araujo, CNN

France will not bow down to what is a new type of extremism, French intellectual Bernard Henri-Levy told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday following a terror attack at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

“This morning, it was an act of war, it was a real attack. Not exactly a terrorist sort of execution, it was not blind terrorism, these murderers came to Charlie Hebdo, they called for… some of the killed people by their name, they called them by their name and they did [execute] them. So it’s a very strange and new form of terror which happened today.”

Twelve people were killed and eleven more wounded by gunmen who stormed the French publication’s office on Wednesday shouting “Allahu Akbar” and said they were avenging the Prophet Mohammed, Paris Prosecutor François Molins told a press conference.

World leaders have condemned what French President François Hollande described as “an act of exceptional barbarism.”

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