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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.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky released from prison

December 23rd, 2013
02:02 PM ET

Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky arrived in Germany after Russian President Vladimir Putin released him Friday following more than 10 years in prison, the German Foreign Ministry said.

Khodorkovsky's son, Pavel, told CNN in a text message that he flew to Germany to meet his father.

In a statement following his release, Khodorkovsky said he asked Putin to pardon him on November 12, "and I am glad his decision was positive." He further said "the issue of admission of guilt was not raised" in the discussion.

He went on to personally thank those who followed his case and supported him and said he was "constantly thinking of those who continue to remain imprisoned."

Becky Anderson speaks to Pavel Khodorkovsky about the news his father has been granted amnesty less than a week after he told her about his doubts that the Amnesty law would result in his pardon.

Watch: Khodorkovsky: Amnesty unlikely for father 

'Third sex' law aims to reduce surgery

November 4th, 2013
12:19 PM ET

Traditionally a birth certificate offers two gender choices, male or female; but now in Germany, there is a third option.

As of Friday, Germany is the first country in Europe to allow parents to not specify their child's gender on birth certificates.

Supporters of the new law say this takes the pressure off parents to immediately assign a child's gender.

CNN's Jonathan Mann speaks to Dr. Annand Saggar about the reasoning behind Germany's new "third sex" law.

U.S. denies report it spied on Merkel

October 24th, 2013
01:46 PM ET

Shortly after reports by Le Monde that the NSA listened in on millions of phone calls in France, Germans are angered over a report that the U.S. monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone.

Read: Germany: U.S. might have monitored Merkel's phone

Becky talks to CNN correspondent Frederik Pleitgen about the latest developments in the U.S. spying claims.

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