About the Show

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

On the Next Episode of The Lead

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

world lead

July 21st, 2014
05:53 PM ET

Flight 17: Will Russia pay?

(CNN) – Ask the secretary of state, and the evidence is "enormous." Ask the American people, and 85% think Russia was either directly, or indirectly involved in the taking of the innocent lives aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
FULL POST

Posted by ,
Filed under: World Lead

world lead

July 21st, 2014
05:36 PM ET

Flight 17: Former CIA operative warns of copycat attacks by terrorist groups

(CNN) – The shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 could inspire other terrorist groups.

Asked if terrorists could obtain a surface-to-air missile defense system, and attempt a copy cat attack, former CIA operative Bob Baer says "the chances are good."
FULL POST

Posted by ,
Filed under: World Lead

world lead

July 21st, 2014
05:12 PM ET

Brother of MH17 victim: He wouldn't want his death to be used for political jockeying

(CNN) – Pim de Kuijer devoted his life to trying to change the world for the better, working on democratization projects in Sierra Leone, Malaysia, Russia, and Ukraine.

He, along with 297 others, was killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week.

"He was a person that was very much devoting his life to changing the world," said brother Paul de Kuijer.
FULL POST

Posted by ,
Filed under: World Lead

world lead

July 21st, 2014
04:42 PM ET

U.S. intelligence suggests Russia was involved in downing of Flight 17

(CNN) – The unanswered intelligence question: Were Russian military personnel present at the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? Did Russian troops pull the trigger, taking 298 lives?

U.S. officials say they may never know for certain, but they do know Russia was involved.

CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Posted by
Filed under: World Lead

world lead

July 21st, 2014
04:25 PM ET

Flight 17: Separatists say they will hand over black boxes

Hrabove, Ukraine (CNN) - Pro-Russian officials also were expected to hand over Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's black boxes Monday night, according to Sergei Kavtaradze, special representative to the self-declared rebel Prime Minister in Donetsk, Alexander Borodai.

FULL POST

newer posts »