This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Jerusalem: Walter Rodgers) Prospects for violence in the Middle East as Israel readies to begin new settlements in East Jerusalem featured; scenes shown of Palestinians and Israeli soldiers on the hills. [Palestinian Authority Feisal HUSSEINI, Saeb EREKAT - comments on the situation.] The view of Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat that the Israeli action threatens the peace process noted.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Announcement by British Prime Minister John Major of the date for the national elections that could end 18 years of Conservative Party rule reported. [MAJOR - campaigns.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Photo shown of President Clinton, who is recovering from knee surgery, meeting with Russian foreign minister Yevgeny Primakov prior to the Thursday summit between United States and Russia. Russian President Boris Yeltsin said reaffirming his opposition to the expansion of NATO.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) CNN's opening of its new news bureau in Havana, Cuba, reported.
(Havana: Lucia Newman) Cuba's handling of the Helms-Burton Law, which is the latest United States legislation aimed at ending Communism in Cuba, featured; scenes shown of meetings where the government is rallying the people behind the regime of Fidel Castro. [Cuban culture minister Abel PRIETO - (thru translator) says it's independence or annexation.] The tenets of the Helms-Burton Law outlined on screen. [National Assembly president Ricardo ALARCON, Representative Roberto MENENDEZ - offer differing opinions on whether the law is not working.] The impact of the law on Cuba's economy detailed.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The launching of CNN En Espanol in conjunction with the opening of the bureau in Havana, Cuba, announced.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.
(London: Richard Blystone) The legacy of Britain's Conservative Party, which may lose power in the coming elections, reviewed; details given of the Tories' war on inflation under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that changed the structure of British society. ["Daily Telegraph" Janet DALEY - says Thatcher broke the mold of British politics.] The decline of British Prime Minister John Major's power through the 1990s outlined.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Interview held with retired Oxford University professor David Butler about the British elections. [BUTLER - explains how difficult it would be for the Labour Party to lose the elections in the final weeks of the campaign; says the Conservative Party has botched the job and is tired in office despite that fact that the economy is doing well; explains how the Labour Party is doing well under Tony Blair and that the British public seems committed to change.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Judge Richard Matsch's ruling that he will not agree to move or delay the trial of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh reported.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(Atlanta: Ann Kellan) Viewing the comet Hale-Bopp presented; various photos and film shown of the comet. The early morning viewing schedule for the comet and a lunar eclipse in the coming weeks outlined.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Announcement by British Prime Minister John Major of the date for the national elections that could end 18 years of Conservative Party rule recapped. [Labour Party Tony BLAIR - campaigns.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Photo shown of President Clinton, who is recovering from knee surgery, meeting with Russian foreign minister Yevgeny Primakov prior to the Thursday summit between United States and Russia.
(Moscow: Jill Dougherty) Russia's opposition to the planned expansion of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to include former Warsaw Pact nations featured. [Russian President Boris YELTSIN - (thru translator) says we have a healthy Yeltsin and a sick Clinton for Helsinki!; promises no more concessions to the US; says Russia will not join NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) because it is a military organization.] [Political analyst Michael McFAUL - assesses Yeltsin's new political appointments.] Yeltsin said assigning the job of finance minister to Anatoly Chubais.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The ordering by CIA acting director George Tenet of an investigation into whether the CIA was used by the Democratic National Committee to gain access to the White House for contributors to President Clinton's campaign reported.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The expansion of rebel control in Zaire reported; map shown. The failing health of long-time ruler Mobutu Sese Seko, who has prostate cancer, noted.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The state of turmoil in Albania updated; scenes shown from the port of Durres, where refugees try to leave for Italy.
(Tirana, Albania: Siobhan Darrow) The background to the problems in Albania reviewed; details given of the long repressive regime in Albania and questions of what happened to the rule by President Sali Berisha, who started democracy in post-Communist Albania, but has now been accused of authoritarianism. [Balkan analyst Mark ALMOND, Democratic Alliance Party spokesman Blendi GONXHJA, Social Party leader Fatos NANO - comment on the situation in Albania.]
(New York: Donald Van de Mark) The business report presented: Stock Market Report, treasury bond figures. [Dean Witter Reynolds chief investment strategist Peter CANELO - assesses the economy.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Israel's plans to begin new settlements in East Jerusalem reviewed. [In interview about the Middle East peace process, Israeli cabinet minister Netan SHARANSKY - accuses Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat of making threats in the midst of the peace process; defends the Israeli government's commitment to the peace process; comments on Jordan's King Hussein's "noble" visit to Israeli after seven school girls were killed by a Jordanian soldier; defends the housing construction on a barren hill in Jerusalem.]
(Studio: Tom Steiner) The banning of Australian sprinter Dean Capobianco for using steroids, scandal in Hong Kong's horse racing, word that German tennis player Boris Becker is resettling in the United States and the signing of pro football player Elvis Grbac by the Kansas City Chiefs reported.
(Studio: Hilary Bowker) The start of Linda Finch's round-the-world air flight along the route taken by aviator Amelia Earhart 60 years ago reported; map shown of the plane's route.