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April 26th, 2011
10:17 AM ET

Newest robots dance, help children with special needs

The future arrives at American Morning’s set this morning.

They’re two feet tall, nine pounds, equipped with touch sensors and Wi-Fi, and they just might be able to beat you at soccer.

These bots, the Nao, made by Intel and Aldebaran Robotics, are the robots of the future. Intel General Manager Frank Soqui brings his robots on set and shows Ali Velshi and Christine Romans how they will be changing the future in schools and hospitals.


Filed under: Technology
April 26th, 2011
09:42 AM ET

U.S. interest in Libya different from Syria

(CNN) – The crackdown on anti-government protesters by Syrian forces escalated in recent days as demonstrators, emboldened by weeks of protests, called for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad. The crackdown culminated with the raid in Daraa where thousands of troops reportedly stormed the city and opened fire on demonstrators.

The United States is lobbying the United Nations to address Syria's human rights abuses. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council is expected to take up the issue, and Washington is seeking to block Syria's efforts to join the  U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, where members are meeting Friday.

How will the United States react to Syria, and why is President Obama handling the Syria situation differently than Libya?

Ambassador Marc Ginsberg, a former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco and presidential advisor on the Middle East, talks to AM’s Christine Romans and Ali Velshi about U.S. foreign policy response to unrest in the Middle East.


Filed under: Libya • Middle East • U.S. • World
April 26th, 2011
09:19 AM ET

U.S. State Department urges Americans to leave Syria

The U.S. State Department is urging Americans in Syria to leave the country, as the government's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters there has intensified, killing 11 Monday.

Fawaz Gerges, Director of the Middle Easter Centre at the London School of Economics, speaks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the situation in Syria.


Filed under: U.S. • World
April 26th, 2011
08:41 AM ET

Britain takes different deficit approach

Both have global economies, but the United States and Britain are taking different approaches to solving the global recession.

Newsweek columnist and historian Niall Ferguson joins AM’s Kiran Chetry live in London to talk about Britain’s approach and how some of those decisions could translate into strategies for recovering the U.S. economy. Ferguson also addresses China’s economy and how it’s monetary policies are having rising influence on the global stage.


Filed under: Economy • World
April 26th, 2011
08:24 AM ET

London prepares for nearly one million spectators on wedding day

How will police keep safe the nearly one million spectators who will be lining the London streets on Friday for the Royal Wedding?

Roy Ramm, former commander of specialist operations at New Scotland Yard, shares how security is preparing for the big day, how the weather will affect screenings, and how they will react if a disruption occurs.

The planning, Ramm tells AM's Kiran Chetry, has been going on for months. He explains the precautions taken and who police have already pre-screened as potential disruptors.


Filed under: World
April 26th, 2011
03:55 AM ET

Pinky up to a proper British tea

Prefer your Royal Wedding with a spot of tea?

AM’s Kiran Chetry kicks off her London at the Dorchester with CNN International’s Zain Verjee. She explores the British tradition over high tea and sandwiches.


Filed under: World
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