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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.

Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • France • Latest Episode

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.”


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • France • Latest Episode

Charlie Hebdo, a 'symbol of free speech'

January 7th, 2015
03:29 PM ET

Natalie Nougayrède, former executive editor of Le Monde, tells Christiane Amanpour the French media will rally around Charlie Hebdo and "will not step back."

Click above to watch.

Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • France • Latest Episode

In America, NRA ‘thrives’ on horrific moments, says filmmaker

January 7th, 2015
07:23 AM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

As Republicans took control of both houses of U.S. Congress on Tuesday, a key goal for President Obama has never looked further away – enacting gun control reform.

Almost exactly two years after the horrific killing of 20 children and six schoolteachers in Newtown, Connecticut, attempts by advocates to enact new gun control legislation have failed.

A new documentary by PBS Frontline, “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA,” premiered Tuesday, and explores the history and power of the gun-rights organization.

“This is an organization that is started in America as a kind of gun safety group, a marksmanship group,” filmmaker Michael Kirk told CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, on Tuesday.

“In the 1960s, when President Kennedy was assassinated, when his brother, Bobby, was assassinated, and when Martin Luther King was killed, the government in America, the President, Lyndon Johnson, and the Congress basically enacted gun control legislation.”

“And it was at that moment that the NRA went from being a small, benign gun safety group to a tremendous political force in America.”


Filed under:  Gun Control • Latest Episode • U.S. Politics

2015: The year the world acts on climate change?

January 7th, 2015
07:19 AM ET

Imagine a world where people stop arguing and start acting on climate change. Could this be the year?

CNN’s Fred Pleitgen has the story.

Time and 'ideas' running short in Libya, says U.N.

January 6th, 2015
05:33 PM ET

By Madalena Araujo, CNN

The situation in Libya, a country nearly lawless since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, is increasingly dire, the U.N. Special Representative to the country told CNN's Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, on Tuesday.

Bernardino León warned that “we are running out of time, we are running out of ideas and if in the coming weeks it is not possible to revive this political dialogue, the international community should think of other formulas and speak in a different language in Libya.”

“If we give up [on Libya],” Bernardino added, “and this is something that might happen in the coming weeks… then we will have different types of solutions but also a longer time and a missed opportunity for the political life in the country.”

Three years after Gadhafi's death, the intensifying power struggle between rival factions has plunged the country into turmoil.

“There is ongoing violence in several points of the country, but the recent fighting in Ras Lanuf is threatening with a conflict that might be generalized all over Libya. So there is political chaos, military, security chaos, and of course economic chaos.”


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode • Libya

International migration watchdog urges sea-change in narrative, policies

January 6th, 2015
01:24 PM ET

By Madalena Araujo, CNN

The international community must change its attitude on migration and outdated policies, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.

“We need to change the migration narrative so that people understand that migration is inevitable; it is necessary if economies are to flourish and it is desirable if we have the right policies. But our policies are out of date,” Ambassador William Swing said.

Swing’s comments followed last week’s two “ghost ship” incidents, where hundreds of migrants were set on autopilot towards Italy’s coastline, only to be rescued by authorities.

When Amanpour asked Swing if he thinks these smugglers can be stopped, the Ambassador brought up “the example of the piracy off the coast of Somalia.”

“This was a disruption of international trade and they've put together an international task force and there is no longer any piracy on the Somali coast.”

“Now surely if you can do that there, you can put together a task force that could go after these smuggling gangs and do something to put them into jail and make them pay a price.”


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Italy • Latest Episode • Syria

Amid growing anti-Islam protests, German Interior Minister admits problems reaching ‘some parts of our society’

January 5th, 2015
05:13 PM ET

By Madalena Araujo, CNN

Germany’s Interior Minister admitted some difficulty in reaching some parts of society, but pledged to fight against a new type of anti-Islam movement that is sweeping across the country.

“We and others and the media we have problems to reach some parts of our society and I think this is the case in other democracies as well,” Thomas de Maizière told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.

Germany has been rocked by a wave of anti-Muslim demonstrations and concerns about a resurgence of right-wing nationalism, with the protest group “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West” (PEGIDA) gathering tens of thousands of supporters in recent months.

The Minister pointed out that “it’s very interesting that the organizations of PEGIDA they know exactly where is the red line which they should not cross, which makes me more sceptical, but they know where the taboos are in Germany though I don’t see a renewal of the NPD or other parties."

"It’s less than in other European countries and we are very well aware of it and we will fight against every tendency.”


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Germany • Latest Episode

EXCLUSIVE: Rare access to ISIS territory in Syria and Iraq

December 22nd, 2014
10:39 PM ET

CNN's Frederick Pleitgen talks with German author Jürgen Todenhöfer who traveled to ISIS-controlled Syria and Iraq. Click above to watch part one

You can read about Todenhöfer's trip and discoveries here.

PART TWO: Al Qaeda "nothing" compared to ISIS

PART THREE: Todenhöfer: "ISIS were not kind to me"

Filed under:  Iraq • Latest Episode • Syria

Is the International Criminal Court still relevant?

December 22nd, 2014
10:24 AM ET

The International Criminal Court is facing one of its biggest existential crises.

Earlier this month, the Court dropped its case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta; he had faced crimes against humanity for allegedly orchestrating violence after a 2007 presidential election.

And in the wake of the Kenyatta development, Uguandan President Yoweri Museveni called on African leaders to quit the Court all together.

But Senegalese Justice Minister Sidiki Kaba remains a defender of the Court, telling CNN's Christiane Amanpour that it has a "preventative" effect.

Click above to watch.

Filed under:  Africa • Christiane Amanpour • Kenya • Latest Episode • Senegal • Uganda
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