Margaret Warner

  • January 11, 2017  

    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the president-elect’s nominee for secretary of state, appeared before the Senate Wednesday for the start of his confirmation hearing. Senators quickly focused on Russia, questioning if Tillerson had too cozy a relationship with the Kremlin; he countered that his business experience and familiarity with the country offer a strategic advantage. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama has ordered a full review of cyberattacks during the presidential campaign, according to the White House. A number of Democrats have complained that Russian hacking was intended to assist the now president-elect. Also, the Senate was divided over a bill to fund the government, as the midnight deadline for its passage loomed. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2016  

    Egypt has experienced turbulent relations with the U.S. under the Obama administration, but President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was the first foreign leader to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his victory. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry about anti-terrorism strategy, human rights, Egypt’s position on Syria and more. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2016  

    In rebel-held Aleppo, the violent fight against the Islamic State is escalating, with 50 people killed and another 150 injured on Tuesday. Though Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for a cease-fire in the city, administration officials suspect Russia wants to cement a victory before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2016  

    On Friday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to negotiate a treaty with the guerrilla group FARC and put an end to the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere. The honor was received five days after the Colombian people narrowly rejected Santos’ deal in a referendum. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • September 30, 2016  

    Since the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, there has been growing concern about cyber-manipulation of election results this November. Voter registration databases in Illinois and Arizona were penetrated in June, and the FBI reported this week on attempts against several other states. Hari Sreenivasan talks to chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner for more on the threat. Continue reading

  • August 25, 2016  

    Katie Ledecky was one of the most triumphant athletes of the Rio Olympics. The 19-year-old swimmer overwhelmed her competition; in the 800-meter race, she finished nearly a pool length ahead of second place. Known for relentless training and humility, she will forego endorsement deals to attend Stanford University this fall. Margaret Warner met her in Bethesda, Maryland, at her high school pool. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2016  

    How the U.S. should fight the Islamic State is a major 2016 campaign theme. Donald Trump recently proposed “extreme vetting” of immigrants to the U.S. and joint military operations abroad, while Hillary Clinton favors U.S. airstrikes and support for local ground troops. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Trump foreign policy adviser Walid Phares and Clinton campaign adviser Wendy Sherman for details. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2016  

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have emerged from Friday’s failed coup stronger, but the rule of secular law may suffer. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports and Hari Sreenivasan learns more from chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner and Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
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  • June 24, 2016  

    What does Great Britain’s impending exit from the European Union mean for the United States and other countries across the globe? Judy Woodruff poses the question to former U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder, former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass and chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner. Continue reading

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