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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Georgia's Saakashvili Weighs in on Ukraine Crisis

April 16th, 2014
08:41 PM ET

As tensions escalate in Eastern Ukraine and the prospect of war looms ever closer, Becky Anderson quizzes former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili about his experience of confronting the Kremlin and looking to the West for support.


Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Crimea • Ukraine

Lord Owen Slams Russia Sanctions

April 13th, 2014
01:02 PM ET

One of the chief negotiators in the Kosovo conflict tells Becky Anderson that sanctions against Russia won't resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Hear the former UK Foreign Secretary's views on the complex relationship between Moscow and Crimea.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Crimea • General • Russia

MH370 and the Future of Tracking Flights

April 7th, 2014
08:00 PM ET

The ongoing search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been defined by false hope and impeded by both the weather and the sheer scale of the operation. In Monday's Connect the World with Becky Anderson live from Abu Dhabi, Becky interviewed the Chief of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Tony Tyler about what the saga over missing Flight MH370 means for the future of tracking planes.


Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • General • Malaysia

Expert on new Malaysia Airlines lead

March 21st, 2014
03:53 PM ET

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is still missing. Even as the search area has expanded, experts say the window of opportunity to find any sign of the plane has been closing quickly. Becky spoke to Rick Burgess, a former P-3c Mission Commander and managing editor of Seapower Magazine, who estimated that there are between three and four days left to finish the search. "From there," he said, "I don't see much hope."

Becky asked Burgess about the debris spotted in the South Indian Ocean.  In relation to this possible lead, Burgess said "This is the first optimism I've had with this whole incident."

He also explained the capabilities of the search teams, the challenges posed by the weather, and the remote location of the search area.  See the full interview above.

Text: Nothing but water – and questions

Text: Nothing but water: No sign of Malaysian airliner on day 2 of search off Australia


Filed under:  Asia • Becky's Interviews • Breaking News

Fresh lead in Madeleine McCann case

March 20th, 2014
02:45 PM ET

Madeleine McCann disappeared in May 2007 in Portugal sparking one of the most high-profile missing child cases in history.

Now British police have identified a new person of interest.

Tanned, with dark hair, unshaven and smelling of tobacco and aftershave, the new suspect is thought to have committed a string of break-ins and sexual assaults not far from where Madeleine disappeared

Though this man assaulted five British girls, all aged 10 or less between 2004 and 2006, he has never been found.

He's not the only person still being searched for by the police. With Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood of the London Metropolitan Police emphasizing that "it's very important for us to understand and identify who this offender is," there are six other individuals that police want to speak to in connection to the case.

Becky asked criminologist and child protection expert Mark Williams-Thomas how he felt about this new development. He said that although it's wide, "if anyone did know this person they'd be able to come forward." He also emphasized that the issues with solving the case go further than just eliminating suspects. "The problem is the relationship between the Portuguese and the British police is one that is at best difficult, because there is not a communication level that is really open." And, he adds, "The only people that will solve this will be the people in Portugal."

On what this means for the McCann's, Williams-Thomas said that any move forward was positive for them. "Gerry and Kate live to the hope that one day they will find out. They will never give up."

Text: Madeleine McCann: Hunt for missing girl goes on


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Europe • United Kingdom
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