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CNN
Jan 18, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> you're watching "world one" up first, china's president hu jintao, will arrive in washington tuesday evening to meet with u.s. president barack obama and when it comes to the two leaders, this may actually say it all. in the latest list of most powerful people in the world, from "forbes" magazine, mr. obama was number two, mr. hu was number one. but what's at stake here is more than a number on a list. there is big money to be discussed, like $263 billion. that was the u.s. trade deficit with china in 2009. and the u.s. continues to ship money and jobs to china. a lot of people in america say that china encourages that imbalance by its economic policies, by far the biggest complaint from u.s. politicians and businesses is currency manipulation. china holds its currency at an almost constant rate against the dollar. that basically means u.s. goods are more expensive in china than they would be if the market set the exchange rate and also makes chinese goods cheaper in the u.s. that's going to be one of the hot topics when mr. obama and mr. hu get together this week. cnn's stan
CNN
Jan 19, 2011 5:00am EST
>>> strike up the band. china's president gets the red carpet treatment as he arrives in the u.s. >>> it's 5:00 a.m. in washington, 9:00 p.m. in canbora. >>> roads become rivers, boats take the place of cars as rivers rise, hundreds more australians are told leave their homes. >>> his supporters cheered when he returned to haiti but is "baby doc" duvalier's past catching up with him in the former dictator's visit turns tricky. >>> and look. what's she wearing? she's out of this world when it comes to tennis but venus's outfits aren't always so heavenly. you're watching "world one." >>> china's president hu jintao is just a few hours into his three-day state visit to washington and most of the hard work lies ahead. but before getting down to business with the u.s. president, barack obama, a little bit of pomp set the tone. he was welcomed by the u.s. vice president and then mr. hu was off to the white house for his first event. a small private dinner with mr. obama in the old family dining room of the white house. >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton was also at that dinner
CNN
Mar 2, 2011 5:00am EST
who's pushing hard for democracy in china. >>> and the best team in the nba had a night to forget on tuesday. don riddell will give you all of the details ahead. in sports, what happened? last year. (oof). i had a bum knee that needed surgery. but it got complicated, because i had an old injury. so i wanted a doctor who had done this before. and unitedhealthcare's database helped me find a surgeon. you know you can't have great legs, if you don't have good knees. we're 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. hey babe. oh, hi honey! so i went to the doctor today, then picked up a few extra things for the baby. oh boy... i
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Jun 2, 2011 2:00am PDT
countries like china, from countries like turkey as well. it's much more significant, though, in terms of what the european do because some 25% of all the fresh produce exported from the european union goes to the russian markets. so, it's a major economic blow for european farmers who depend very much for at least a quarter of their exports on russia where their fruit and vegetables are now banned. >> matthew chance, thank you, reporting from moscow. >>> you're watching "world one" live from london. >>> coming up, a string of deadly tornadoes strike the u.s. state of massachusetts. we're going to bring you the very latest on the rescue operation. [ male announcer ] the inspiration for its shape was an archer drawing his bow. ♪ could that have also inspired its 556 horsepower supercharged engine? ♪ the all-new cadillac cts-v coupe. we don't just make luxury cars, we make cadillacs. now use the best suncare recommended most by dermatologists. neutrogena®, with technologies like helioplex... it provides the highest average spf and unsurpassed uva protection. neutrogena®. get the best.
CNN
Mar 4, 2011 5:00am EST
the borders into tunisia and egypt. you are watching "world one." in china there is an emphasis on keeping a lid dissent. >> strong arm tactics are not uncommon. china is behaving like a bully and fears others like foreign countries are reluctant to speak up. >>> beijing's attempts to silence its critics. that is coming up. plus it is not uncommon for car makers to recall vehicles to fix a bug in the system, they don't usually mean a real bug. we'll explain later in the show. oh boy... i used our slate card with blueprint. we can design our own plan to avoid interest by paying off diapers and things each month. and for the bigger stuff, we can pay down our balance faster to save money on interest. bigger? bigger. announcer: chase slate with blueprint helps you save money on life's little surprises. trip...lets... announcer: start your path to saving today. call 855-get-slate. at 190 miles per hour, the wind will literally lift ordinary windshield wipers off the glass. so, did we build a slower car? or design wipers that could handle anything? what do you think? the cadillac cts-v,
CNN
Jun 23, 2011 2:00am PDT
itch automobile. >>> china's released artist ai weiwei after nearly three months in jail, he's an outspoken critic of the chinese government. authorities said he was detained because of tax evasion. the state-run news agency says he was released on bail after confessing his crimes. >>> moammar gadhafi is calling for the u.n. security council to investigate a nato attack that his government says killed libyan civilians. cnn's david mckenzie can tell us more about what he's been saying. david joins us now from tripoli. what else did gadhafi say? >> well, i had, zain. it was a late-night diatribe played on late-night tv. his main point of anger was hitting on the compound. that was a long time associate of moammar gadhafi as part of the revolutionary council, the original four men who kind of sparked the revolution in the '70s. moammar gadhafi was saying that this was a clear hit on civilians, certainly when we were there, civilians were killed in that attack. but nato has consistently said this was a command and control center and was used to attack civilians by the moammar gadhafi
CNN
Jun 8, 2011 5:00am EDT
that harsh, there are concerns that russia and china may veto and other countries have expressed concerns that this resolution would be the first step in a path towards military intervention and syria is aware of the rift within the international community. they have close ties with russia and the syrian vice foreign minister last week was on a trip to china where he was underscoring just how close the two countries' alliance was. and where he said quite clearly that syria was going to be relying on countries like china as a counterweight to other western nations who are trying to influence what is happening inside syria. all of this comes as residents in the northwestern part of the country are gearing up for what they fear is going to be the most intense military crackdown to date. monita? >> thank you. >>> opposition fighters in yemen have gained control of an important city in the president's absence. a city at the heart of anti-government protests. taiz. government forces are regrouping and are believed to be trying to re-enter the president. yemen's wounded president, ali a
CNN
Jun 17, 2011 2:00am PDT
the arab spring spreading? we go to china where the government there is cracking down on a wave of social unrust. >>> they plan yet another day of demonstrations. we visit the growing refugee carps across the border in turkey. that's just ahead. g hours with r checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." ♪ ♪ ♪ [ sighs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] smart like a volkswagen. the 2012 cc. ♪ 8% every 10 years.age 40, we can start losing muscle -- the 2012 cc. wow. wow. but you can help fight muscle loss with exercise and ensure muscle health. i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. [ female announcer ] ensure muscle health has revigor and protein to help protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. keeps you from getting soft. [ major nutrition
CNN
May 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
could tell us what went wrong. >>> plus, the sky over china is no stranger to haze but pollution isn't to blame for the miazma engulfing central mongolia. old by skin professionals for a whole lot less. new olay pro x advanced cleansing system. you think i have allergies? you're sneezing. i'm allergic to you. doubtful, you love me. hey, you can't take allegra with fruit juice. what? yeah, it's on the label. really? here, there's nothing about juice on the zyrtec® label. what? labels are meant to be read. i'd be lost without you. i knew you weren't allergic to me. [ sneezes ] you know, you can't take allegra with orange juice. both: really? fyi. [ male announcer ] get zyrtec®'s proven allergy relief and love the air®. >>> welcome back. the unsolved mystery surrounding air france flight 447 is back in focus today. the data recorders from the doomed flight are being brought home to paris nearly two years after the airbus 330 plummeted into the atlantic, carrying 228 people. no one survived. we want to take a look at how this disaster has unfolded at this point. it's been almost t
CNN
Jun 16, 2011 2:00am PDT
in southern china to flee their homes. we'll get you the details in our weather update. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. from "i like you." "i really like you." "i love you." "i will always love you." and sometimes a gift says, "you mean more to me than anything else in the world." life insurance from new york life ensures your loved ones will always be taken care of, with 166 years of financial strength -- it's the most selfless gift you can give. new york life. the company you keep. >>> welcome back. you're watching "world one." here's some of the stories we're talking about. the u.s. congresswoman who was shot in the head in january is out of the hospital. gabrielle giffords will have further treatment at home now. she was one of 13 people wounded in a mass shooting in arizona in january which also left six people dead. t
CNN
Jun 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
italy over farther to the east into ukraine in the next 24 hours. to china we go. we have continued to see the summer monsoon bringing heavy, heavy rain. look at the rain showing up here. the storms blowing up with very heavy rain. a little farther to the west we have had very heavy rain. let's take a look at some of the video out of here. wow, what a mess. this is a huge city, by the way, with 31 million people. nearby areas, extreme flooding, looks like we will continue to see different spots getting this. we've had video coming in from different cities in china. it was only a month ago when most of these areas were reporting drought conditions. so you can see what's been going on here. again, this is the rainy season, but extreme this year. that area that we had that video out of was right about in here. now, in may, that was a drought, drought everyone. no one getting too much rain. just a little over a month later, look what we have? some of those areas in a drought now have severe floods. that includes in and around the shanghai area. looks like we'll get more rain. there's a
CNN
May 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
horrifying scene in northwestern china. authorities say a disgruntled employee threw a petrol bomb to a royal bank's conference room. more than 40 people were injured. state news agency reports some people jumped from the fifth floor to escape the flames. >>> the recent uprising in the arab world have changed the face of history. what's more, they cast a spotlight on major issues like democracy, free codom and justi. the need to protect human rights is as great as ever. here's some of the findings. in the past year, the organization found 89 countries unlawfully restrict freedom of expression. and while the u.s. of torture was found to exist in 98 countries. also found that 2/3 of people in the world still don't have access to justice. and in addition to that, 48 countries are guilty of holding prisoners of conconscience. in tunisia, abuses of human rights bring down both governments as people took to the streets saying enough is enough. >> complete disregard for human rights. torture is rampant. people are -- a quarter of the population, at least, is unemployed. they have no prospects.
CNN
Feb 25, 2011 5:00am EST
frigate was also tasked with taking more than 200 people to malta. china's state-run news agency says 12,000 chinese have been evacuated over the past few days. most of them worked for chinese companies doing business in libya. >>> the exodus of libyans is prompting a lot of concern both in the middle east and in europe. right now there's no telling just how much worse things could get. the u.n.'s refugee chief spoke to us about that. >> these people flee a war in libya, then they are truly refugees. they need to be granted protection according to international law. we need to make sure in tunisia, also egypt, doors are opened to them. it's impossible to predict the figures. it's impossible to predict how many people will be affected. depends on the political evolution in libya. indeed we have the experience in civil wars in different parts of the world that as hundreds of thousands cross the border. let's hope that this is not the case in libya. let's hope that the bloodshed ends and hope a solution is found before this awful tragedy becomes even bigger. >> the united nations is
CNN
Apr 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
tuesday. now i want to leave you with video coming out of china. this is a fire of a different sort coming out of china. this is actually out of the shandong province. this didn't produce rain but kicked up strong winds and actually caused a fire right near the resort area of mt. thai. that's in shandong promise. mt. thy is one of china's great sacred mountains. it has sacred relevance to china. this is one of the five sacred mountains across japan. we don't want to see anything like that happen. good news is, it looks like everything has been brought under control. at a time, they 1,000 residents evacuated. >> good video. interesting stuff. jen, thank you very much. >>> this is "world one," live from london. >> from tv comedy to courtroom dram manchs he's back in the news again. find out why charlie sheen has a date with a jij today, not one but two court case. >>> and wheels of change. why a shake-up of cuba's economy could mean a change for the country's eye cornic cars. ink, ink, ink, ink, ink... i mean i love that card. it does things differently too. great customer service, go
CNN
May 26, 2011 5:00am EDT
alike, saying the response would be to strengthen its ties with china, russia and latin america to prove to the world it is not made up simply of america and the west. you also said that history has prove than syria does not succumb to pressure. that gives you an idea of what the regime's stance is expected to be, and syria's position is further bolstered by the fact that it does continue to maintain a close relationship with a regional power house, iran. we've not heard real significant condemnation coming from arab leaders when it comes to the syrian's regime's methodology in terms of dealing with the demonstrations. zain? >> arwa, how is lebanon itself where you are, dealing with the refugee problem? >> well, so far there have been around 4,000 or 5,000 refugees that have come into lebanon from syria and for the time being, lebanese authorities say that it is manageable. those who do manage to make the treacherous journey through the rugged hills, sneaking across the border at unofficial crossings, many of them having to navigate the terrain on their stomachs, crawling through t
CNN
Jun 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
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CNN
Apr 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
. security council if it chooses to ally itself with russia, china, india, rather than key allies here in europe. it obviously is pushing for a political solution here but how that will pan out is at this stage, unclear. monita? >> thank you very much for that. >>> let's turn to what's happening right now inside libya. cnn has spoken to someone who lives in misrata who says government forces have been firing rockets at the port, destroying a cement factory and cargo containers. to the west in the capital tripoli, the signs of civil war are not always so evident in some parts of the city. life seems almost normal. as we have this report. >> reporter: several dozen die-hard gadhafi supporters gather at tripoli's green square to voice support for libya's leader. apparently this demonstration has been going on every day since nato's air campaign started against libya. a lot of the people we've been speaking so say they want the campaign to end immediately and want other countries to stop meddling in libya's affairs. some claim they fled benghazi in eastern libya and the west wants jus
CNN
Jun 22, 2011 2:00am PDT
historically damaging monsoon season in parts of central and eastern china. all the attention is going to the south where we are seeing tropical storms. other meteorologist pedram javaheri has the story. >> whether you get it from the monsoon season or tropical storms. the south china see, around the gaun dang province, this is him ma that will make landfall, heavy rainfall from across victoria harbor out towards portions of sang jong. this will be a rain maker and working east of the philippines, yet another storm miss sem in place. just before you think you'll see conditions improve and dry up, you get lined up a couple of storm systems and the concern, of course, heavy rainfall in the foreseeable future one more time. the rainfall totals we think about eight, ten centimeters, about three to four inches around hang congress. the dark red color contours up to 25 centimeters. that's ten inches of rainfall in the 24-hour period in an area that is a high populated region. a lot of concerns there, a lot of air traffic issues, if you're traveling across southeastern asia. keep that in mind. simil
CNN
Feb 9, 2011 5:00am EST
affecting parts of china. we're talking in northeastern china, this is the area's winter wheat belt. the region in the shortage dealing with the severe to extreme drought. the problem is this is affecting drinking water, as well as what's happening with the wheat products across the region. we have video. let's go to it to show you how bad the situation is there. the problem is there is no water for crops as well as to feed livestock. and people are actually barely getting water in some parts. as we go through the next several days ahead, we're not expecting any rain. when the systems come over the desert, it squeezes out a lot of moisture. we'll see a few showers, a dusting of snow the next five days. back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> the u.s. president has won one of his most difficult and protracted battles against cigarettes. barack obama has quit smoking. the first lady stead's been almost a -- said it's been almost a year since he last lit up. she made the announcement at a child health initiative. mr. obama reportedly chewed nicotine gum to help wean himself off of cig
CNN
Apr 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
under construction. let's take a look and see what china has. china's got 13 reactors. 27 are under construction. how about russia? 11 under construction. and we take a look to here at south korea, they have five reactors under construction. we save japan for last, they have 54 reactors. monita? >>> the president of ivory coast, alassane ouattara called for calm off laurent gbagbo was arrested on monday. they forced their way into his residence, refusing to accept the results of last year 'presidential election. the u.n. says fighting appeared to end quickly. gbagbo's capture triggered celebrations on the streets of abidjan. alassane urged all fighters to lay down their weapons. >> translator: men and women of ivory coast, at this historic moment, i invite and ask you to remain calm. i ask all citizens to do as much as possible to ensure that peace returns definitively in our country, today as i say, we have turned over the page to a new white page, white like the white of our flag, a symbol of hope and peace. >> african nations are also pretty pleased with the outcome in ivory coas
CNN
Jun 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
actions of russia and china. even then we don't have a resolution that is strong enough in order to be able to start making an impact on the regime which continues to crack down on its own people. >> all right. thank you very much for that. we appreciate your time. >> i'm zain verjee in london. >> thank you for watching cnn. >>> ahead on "american morning," the united states in face-to-face talks with the taliban. it's an attempt to end the war in afghanistan. the two sides have been negotiating for weeks, but outgoing defense chief robert gates says there's only one way the talks can succeed. >>> wildfires burning out of control. now a serious threat in seven states. the top priority -- arizona's monument fire. senator john mccain says illegal immigrants are to blame for setting some of them. we'll tell you what the u.s. forest service is saying about that. >>> and many are calling it the second coming of tiger woods. 22-year-old rory mcilroy of northern ireland is now the u.s. open champ. breaking records along the way. we'll tell you about his rise to the top and the role that hi
CNN
Apr 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
unanimous support. they came up against deep divisions, china, russia and lebanon opposed it. it was slammed by syria, which accused some nations of encouraging terrorism. attention now turns to the u.n. human rights council. it's holding a special session on friday to talk about the syrian authority's actions. these pictures appear to show evidence of the security forces gearing up to bring the heavy guns out. this was posted on youtube. you can see tanks on the road toward daraa. that's where the protests have been flaring up in recent weeks. nine people were killed in one day, a witness says. human rights group says 450 people have been killed within the last month. cnn is not allowed inside syria. we can't independently verify these reports. arwa damon is in beirut. what are you hearing is going on inside syria from your sources? >> reporter: well, zain, it has been incredibly difficult, in fact, impossible for us today to reach anyone inside daraa. we've tried on a number ever occasions calling the various satellite phone numbers we have for eyewitnesss there. either ringing wit
CNN
May 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
abdullah of saudi arabia, all different countries that make up the g20, china, saudi arabia, raising the profile and share holdings in that process. it will get much more complicated. it will be accelerated in the next three to four days. >> all right, john, let's go over now to jim bitterman in paris. and jim, of course, while that's happening on the one side, the political side, let's take a look at how it's also this fallout has continued to take place in paris. tell us about, again, the scanned that'll continues to rock france. >> reporter: well, i think one of the things that happened here this morning was the idea that they saw this letter from dominique strauss-kahn, it's the first time anyone here has heard anything from him. and the resignation letter to the imf was the first thing they heard. i'll read a little bit more of that. you read a bit in the introduction. he also said i think at this time first of my wife, who i love more than anything, my children, my family and friends and colleagues at the fund. to all i want to say i deny with the greatest possible firmness all
CNN
Feb 8, 2011 5:00am EST
sincere?" after this it says "after their respective superpower patrons, china and the united states called for interkorean dialogue. neither north nor south wants to be seen as the party refusing to talk." in the united kingdom, "the daily telegraph" headline says, "north and south korea start military level talks." it says analysts have cautioned against expecting too much from the dialogue as seoul and washington have pledged not to enter into substantive negotiations with pyongyang until it shows it is sincere about giving up its nuclear arsenal. and finally to australia, "the sydney morning herald." "two koreas hold first talks since island attack." it says the talks were to focus on procedural matters but the south sees it as a chance to test the sincerity of its neighbor's peace overtures. you can read more at facebook.com facebook.com/w1 cnn. >>> she's bold, she's brave, and we've got a handbag. britain's most unlikely crime-fighter. >>> something you don't see on the way to work every day. foot to the floor in the wrong direction for this u.s. motorist. >>> and ivan watson t
CNN
Jun 15, 2011 2:00am PDT
, though, at china when it was targeted by hackers. google says attempts were made to access the g-mail accounts of human rights activists as well as government officials. let's bring in eddie william, an expert in online security who joins us via skype from brussels. thanks for being with us. who is behind all this? >> hello. excuse me, what did you say? >> who is behind this? >> well, i have several records of hackers. so what we have, for instance, amateurs that are still around and stu tried to, well, run around with everybody but the most important level of the hackers are the activists and the crackers. hack-tivists have a political motivation. on the contrary the activists, the crackers, are completely different. and they are after the money, so that's a complete different level. >> what do we need to do to stop it? >> well, to stop it it's -- for us it's quite easy. for the normal guy on the street, if you have some anti-virus installed and desktop firewalls that seems to be helping with a lot of problem. social engineering. social engineering is something they tried it to
CNN
Mar 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
council last week but china, russia, india and other countries have already gued against foreign intervention. questions about the operation persist and there are no clearances on what the end game will be. we're joined by an associate fellow at royal united services institute. thank you for being with us. there's so many questions about what the objective is. we understand that the objective under the resolution 1973 is to protect civilians. but does that mean moammar gadhafi gets to stay? >> it says protect civilians under the threat of attack. if that threat is deemed to come from colonel gadhafi himself, you may see this mission expand to focus on gadhafi rather than focus on the military aspects to the east. >> but right now they don't have the legal -- the coalition, they don't have the legal objective and legal right to do that. >> well, it says under threat of attack. it's an incredibly elastic resolution. i'm not a lawyer but i would argue they can be interpreted in creative ways. i would suggest there are as many objectives and strategies as there are coalition powers.
CNN
May 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
secretive visit to china. the reclusive leader who rarely travels abroad met the chinese president, hu jintao. its it's largest ally and main provider of food and aid. they confirmed his visit hours after his bulletproof train left beijing. >>> leaders from some of the world's richest countries are meeting in deauville in france. the g-8 countries are close to a multibillion-dollar deal to help democracies like egypt and tunisia. they've also been talking about libya. russia says its g-8 partners have asked it to help mediate between the warring parties. >>> we continue to follow developments, though, surrounding the capture of ratko mladic. now facing charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. cnn's phil black is at the hague where the international war crimes try boonial is awaiting mladic's extradition. phil, how much of an issue is his health going to be, and how could that affect the trial? >> reporter: well, i think you'll find, zain, that it could potentially be a significant issue. with ratko mladic now in custody, the tribunal's greatest disappointment was the death
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Jun 10, 2011 5:00am EDT
lagarde has been there this week already. from there she moved on to try and drum up support in china. imf members have contrasting resumes to weigh up. let's begin with christine lagarde. she's the french finance minister and made her name as a top international lawyer. it says she's less well known and -- it is less well known she was once a synchronized swimmer. she was the first woman to serve as a finance minister in a g8 country and is widely regarded a front-runner for the imf job. and her competitor, agustin carstens was previously deputy managing director of the imf. he says he'll bring a fresh pair of eyes to the job, something members outside europe have been calling for for years. lagarde is under pressure at home, though, the french opposition says she has overstepped her authority in 2007, then as finance minister she intervened in a dispute between a state-owned bank and a businessman. three judges will decide today to launch a formal probe or dismiss the case. we have a senior foreign analyst for france tv 3 and he joins us now from paris. always good to see you. >> good mo
CNN
May 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
. germany, france, china, and the uk all have smaller but significant amounts of imf voting power except the europeans say they should still have managing directorship of the imf for within simple reason. because ignore them individually. instead think of the eu as a global block. and then eu suddenly has 29% of the imf voting shares. the u.s., 16%, asia, 16%. little africa, which comes in at just 5%. when you put it like that, european union can clearly outvote almost everybody else. but it won't be enough just do it on their own. the europeans really do need to rope in others for political acceptance and expediency. you'll have the europeans with 30-odd percent. they'll bring in hopefully the americans because the merns want to keep the world bank. maybe add in a couple of favorites from elsewhere. and the overarching effect will be this. eu plus u.s. equals imf. don't expect any change any time soon. >> richard quest reporting there. despite richard's math, emerging economies want to say who gets to be the next imf chief. read about that part of the story at cnn.com/international. >>>
CNN
Feb 28, 2011 5:00am EST
showing sunshine now. cleared out. and it has cleared out across eastern china after another round of snow in beijing, which was good news, because the air quality was so poor a few days ago that residents took to wearing masks. but now with the snow coming through and melting now, of course, we're back into the moderate zone. so much, much better. while we had it, it was a pretty sight and folks were smiling because of better quality, had their pictures taken. this week's storm system heads east and it looks like there could be 10, maybe 15 inches of snow as the storm system exists off to the east. thanks, jill. >>> zain, what is it like to be a woman who seems to have it all? >> well, let me tell you, it's not a particularly sunny day. particularly gloomy in england. >> we'll find out about life as a fashion icon and a future princess, just ahead. >>> and in sports, tiger woods slips lower in golf world rankings where there's a new number one. kate will bring us the latest. that's a recipe for failed investing. open an e-trade account and open doors, seize opportunities, take act
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Feb 21, 2011 5:00am EST
. >> cnn's mohamed jamjoom. >>> there has been an attempted uprising in china. security forces clamped down on the peaceful action in a busy shopping street. key internet search words were blocked. in hong kong police outnumbered protesters. let's take a look at what is trending in social media. at number three, the mumbai high court rejected an appeal from the only surviving gunman from the mumbai terrorist attacks. a pakistani was sentenced to death last year for his involvement. >>> at number two, the ouster tunis tunisian president is one of the top search on goog. and at number one, hash tag libya trending high on twitter. this google transparency report shows us the amount of google traffic into libya. this is a good indicator of the internet traffic. as you can see at times there has been no internet there at all. you can see the dips it takes. we are seeing little activity on social media inside the country. >>> more of the top stories and some really great behind the scenes videos. we have photos at facebook.com/w1cnn. >>> there is a strong tropical cyclone spinning in the sou
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May 17, 2011 2:00am PDT
china and saudi arabia, the big surplus countries of the world today, put more money into the international monetary fund and they would argue at least for the number two post that john lifski should be considered at the very least. >> what are some of the other candidates being discussed. >> candidates from the traditional g7 or g8. leading that pack is someone in the meetings, christine lagarde, the finance minister of france is considered a leading contender. the french would like to hold on to the post. she has extremely good relations in germany, good relations with the united states and good relations within asia as well. former prime minister of the uk, gordon brown has had his eyes on this job for a long, long time. he reportedly does not have the support, though, of the current prime minister of britain, david cameron (. from the emerging markets, angel gurria and perhaps for the number two position, trevor emanuel, within that context now, zain, of the g20. we've heard less known candidates being considered from india. it's also worth noting in the early part of this
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Apr 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
radiation fears. they say they'll start handing out checks as soon as possible. >>> inflation in china shot up in the first quarter of this year, consumer prices were up 5. % from the year earlier, the most in almost three years. that's despite a series of efforts in controlling inflation. the central bank has raised interest rates four times in the past six months. >>> an italian activist and journalist kidnapped in gaza has been found dead. colleagues of vittorio arrigoni say this strongly resembles him. in an autopsy it showed he was killed hours before security forces arrived. cnn's phil black joins us from jerusalem with more. phil? >> reporter: yes, a tragic and it would seem sudden end to this hostage taking. officials in gaza say they received a tip-off as to just where he was being held. by the time they got to the house they found he was already dead. they believe he had been dead for some hours at that point. it would seem he was killed many hours or well before the deadline given by this extremist group in that ub video you mentioned. hamas had 30 hours from 11:00 a.m. wedn
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Jan 20, 2011 5:00am EST
ground. >> translator: in recent years, china/u.s. relations have made strong headway thanks to the joint efforts of both sides. >> it's easy to focus on our differences of culture and perspective. let us never forget the values that our people share, a reverence for family, the belief that with education and hard work and with sacrifice, the future is what we make it. and most of all, the desire to give our children a better life. >> u.s. congressional leaders won't be focused on shared val use when they meet with mr. hu today. they're angry over what they see is china's deliberate policy of undervaluing its currency which they believe is taking away american jobs. cnn's stan grant joins me from beijing to talk a little bit more about today. stan, president hu has been called a dictator, a gangster. congress is not happy and currency is their top problem today, right? >> reporter: yes. the niceties are out of the way, aren't they, now down tat bare knuckles if you like. currency is number one. this has been something many in the u.s. congress have been banging on about for some tim
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Feb 14, 2011 5:00am EST
goes to -- japan. china has overtaken japan as the world's second-biggest economy. we'll go live for details. >>>. [ cheers and applause ] and the stars turn out in style for the pasta awards in london. we check out the winners and the, those that also ran. >>> and look who's coming out of her shell, finally. it's lady gaga. making that grand entrance at the grammys on the music industry's big night. >>> the crowds in cairo's main square have dwindled from tens of thousands to just a few dozen. many of the people out today are there to pay tribute to protesters who died during violent clashes there. egypt has been under direct military authority since hosni mubarak resigned as president on friday, after an 18-day revolution. the interim military leaders made some big changes on sunday. they dissolved parliament, suspended the constitution and said they would only be in charge for six months or until elections could be held. egypt's ambassador to the united states says the general's top priorities are restoring security and reviving the economy. >>> fresh protests at national bank of
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Mar 8, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> communist china rediscovers an ancient age. >>> and there's no stopping the running of the bulls in chicago. details in our sports update. >>> we begin with libya and plans for a possible no-fly zone over the country are being considered carefully as the world looks for ways to stop the violence. british, french, and american officials at the united nations have drawn up a draft text that refers to an air exclusion zone. now, it's one of the options as they try to stop moammar gadhafi's forces from carrying out deadly air strikes. the idea's been backed by a number of gulf states, but russia, which has veto power on the u.n. security council says it is against foreign intervention. nato's also looking at how to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis. it's launching around the clock surveillance flights of libya. and there's tough talk being directed at moammar gadhafi himself. barack obama saying the libyan government's use of force against its people is unacceptable. he says it will be held accountable for any more violence. >>> libya's foreign ministers hitting back at the
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Feb 10, 2011 5:00am EST
in northern china. they are dealing again with a drought across this region, talking about extreme to severe drought, anywhere in orange and red. now, you remember yesterday, we said we had a system that was going through that is going to bring snow around. in fact, we did see snow. here's the video. here's the proof that, yes, people are actually shoveling the snowfall. many parts of northern china haven't picked up measurable amounts in weeks this is certainly welcome news. this is hurting the winter week across northern china. as i take you back over, i want to point out fairly quiet that system out of here. some more moisture to the west, will it bring any snow to northern china where they're dealing with the drought. unfortunately, we're not going to see any more snow in the forecast over the next days. we'll see snow and-n provinces including the quong dong province up north. >> thank you very much. just adding on to what jen was talking about how the weather was making headlines. bangkok post says as drought shrivels wheat crop. it says chinaed called for higher output and p
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Jan 25, 2011 5:00am EST
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Apr 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
saying about japan's radioactive worries. take a look at the china daily. it says radioactive water to pose little danger to china. quoting a researcher from the chinese center for disease control and prevention, the paper says the radiation level of discharged water is low and ocean currents will take the water eastward away from china. "the wall street journal" asia edition says contaminated fish found off japan's coast. it says, fear of radioactive japanese fish both at home and abroad threaten to further hurt an industry already weakened by the tsunami. and finally, "the new york times" headlines, u.s. sees a ray of new threats of japan's nuclear plant. the paper is reporting a confidential u.s. government document says the troubled nuclear plant is facing a wide array of fresh threats that could persist indefinitely. >> that article was talking about those threats could be the result of a very measures being taken to stabilize the plant as we speak. we want to get more analysis on the crisis there that japan is facing. we're going to cnn hong kong where we're joined by former n
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Jan 27, 2011 5:00am EST
. >> sensational stuff down under in melbourne. roger federer down to djokovic. earlier we saw china's li na become the first asian woman to face a grand slam. she'll face kim clijsters for the title. clijsters knocked out the world number one. >> thank you very much. and before you go, just a quick mention as we talked about the australian open and the huge, huge win for china there. >>> i want you, monita, to take a look at this piece of video. you know, it's the accident that every performer dreads. on wednesday, the singer/songwriter jimmy buffett's luck ran out. the 64-year-old was on stage at sydney, australia. look what happens. he took one step, oh, no, you can see him tumbling off stage. he was taken to the hospital. he was released. his manage said he's doing well. that was embarrassing. sometimes i worry about tripping on the set. >> please don't. >>> an update on the story we're following from the u.s. remember all the black birds that fell from the sky on new year as eve? officials say as many as 5,000 birds died in arkansas. now lab tests are back and cause of death is official
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