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Syria could be Trump's biggest problem

10 hours 15 min ago
President Donald Trump has dodged his first big foreign policy challenge.

Japan's 1st passenger jet delayed 2 more years

13 hours 41 min ago
Japan's first ever homegrown commercial jetliner is facing yet another big delay.

Relatives of MH370 victims to appeal

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 12:31
The families of victims on board the missing flight MH370 said Sunday they planned to hand-deliver a petition and personal letters to Malaysia's transportation minister urging the search for the plane be resumed.

7.9 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 08:52
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck west of Papua New Guinea.

Protesters across globe rally for women's rights

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 03:49
Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Washington, D.C., and cities around the world Saturday to show support for women's rights and anger over the election of President Donald Trump.

Canadians turned away at US border on way to Women's March

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:36
At least two Canadians say they were turned away at the US border after revealing that they intended to go to the Women's March.

Will President Trump restart the drone war in Pakistan?

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 21:08
The Obama administration effectively halted the CIA drone attacks for the last eight months of its term, and now President Trump has to decide whether to restart them, write Peter Bergen and David Sterman

London protests against Trump

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 21:02
Thousands of people gathered in London to protest against the United States' new President Donald Trump.

London marches for 'hope not hate'

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:18
There were mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, husbands, fathers, brothers and sons; their ages ranged from those in strollers to people with walkers and they were united in a message of solidarity with women around the world.

Italy bus crash leaves more than a dozen dead

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:42
A bus returning from a school trip hit a pylon of a bridge near Verona, in Northern Italy on Saturday, leaving at least 16 people dead, according to the country's state-run news agency.

Women's marches around the world

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:32
Demonstrators participate in marches around the world in support of women's rights.

Donald Trump's battle cry

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:24
His supporters will cheer his tough inaugural address, but it was no call to unity, and left opponents--and likely governments around the world--rattled by its dark vision, says David Gergen.

Worldwide solidarity with women in US

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:04
Protesters in the United States and around the world are joining marches Saturday to raise awareness of women's rights and other civil rights they fear could be under threat under Donald Trump's presidency.

Fight for gun-safety policies far from over

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:54
I flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm and left our planet four times in a spaceship. I always thought I had a risky job. But it wasn't until my wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was nearly assassinated that I learned she had faced a more present danger.

Italy avalanche: All known survivors pulled from rubble

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:33
The total number of survivors is now at 11 as four people have been found dead and 20 others are still missing from Hotel Rigopiano.

Gambia: Defeated leader says he will step down

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 03:57
Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has announced he will step down as president after days of tense negotiations and the prospect of West African military intervention.

Survivors rescued after Italy avalanche

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 00:59
Two people have been rescued and four others found alive after an avalanche hit a hotel in the Gran Sasso Mountain in central Italy.

The world reacts as Donald Trump takes power

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 00:45
On the streets, in small gatherings and in the halls of government, people around the globe weighed in on US President Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, anticipating how the real estate tycoon's policies may play out on the world stage. Here is some of the reaction -- including opposition, support and even indifference:

Inauguration in 140 characters

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 23:47
CNN Opinion is curating tweets from our contributors during President Donald Trump's inauguration.

William and Catherine to move back to London

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 22:05
Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge will be returning to the British capital this year as they look to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen, Kensington Palace said Friday.

Reports: ISIS destroys facade of Roman theater

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 21:04
ISIS fighters have destroyed part of the historic Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of Palmyra.

Marijuana: Is the party over?

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:46
One of the many decisions facing President Donald Trump is whether to continue the federal government's hands off policy on marijuana, which has allowed the legal sale of the substance in 27 states.

Female lawmakers brawl in Turkish parliament

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:04
A lawmaker seeking to "deliver a message to the world" sparked a brawl between Turkey's female lawmakers in parliament earlier this week.

Why 2017 is impossible to predict

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:14
Even high in the Swiss Alps, the air is thick with uncertainty.

Rescuers search for survivors in buried hotel

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:40
Rescuers are working in freezing conditions to find as many as 30 people feared trapped in a hotel in central Italy, more than a day after it was buried by an avalanche.

Australia: 3 dead as car plows into crowd in Melbourne

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 06:27
Three people were killed Friday in Melbourne as a driver repeatedly ran down pedestrians before police were able to subdue him.

Extradited 'El Chapo' Guzman arrives in US; hearing Friday

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 06:27
Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who became a legend in Mexico through his dramatic prison escapes and years of staying just ahead of the law, arrived late Thursday in New York after he was extradited to the United States.

B-2 bombers pound ISIS in first combat since 2011

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 04:49
US B-2 bombers struck and destroyed two ISIS camps in Libya overnight, with initial estimates that over 80 militants were killed, US officials told CNN Thursday. 

Avalanche buries Italian hotel

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:36
An avalanche buried a hotel in central Italy on Thursday, January 19, after a series of earthquakes in the region.

Osama bin Laden, terrorist leader and doting father

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:38
In his final days hiding out in a compound in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden was still trying to control his global terrorist enterprise, while also taking an intense interest in the welfare of his some two dozen children from his five wives.

US bombs two ISIS camps in Libya

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:55
Video shows US B-2 bombers destroying two ISIS camps in Libya, with initial estimates that over 80 militants were killed, US officials told CNN.

Many feared dead in Italy avalanche

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:17
Rescue efforts are underway in Italy where many are feared dead following an avalanche. CNN's Barbie Nadeau reports.

As Donald Trump takes over, a diminished ISIS awaits

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 23:01
It's been almost 900 days since the US-led war on ISIS began. But as the Trump administration nears -- with its promise to bomb "the s*** out of ISIS" -- where does the campaign against the militant group stand?

Student opens fire at private school in Mexico

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:18
A teenage student in northeastern Mexico shot and wounded a teacher and three classmates at a private school before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

Russia extends Edward Snowden's asylum to 2020

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:11
Edward Snowden's leave to remain in Russia has been extended until 2020, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has confirmed to CNN.

This logo represent 'the future of football'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:54
Apparently it's a symbol for a "way of living" that represents the "future of football."

Saudi Arabia's giant oil IPO on track for 2018

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:07
The world's biggest oil company, Saudi Aramco, is still planning to go public next year.

How climate change has affected the world

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:58
CNN's John Sutter was in Shishmaref, Alaska, to explain how climate change has affected the world this year.

Again, we just experienced the hottest year on record

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:39
2014 2015 2016 was officially the Earth's warmest since record-keeping began in 1880s.

Gambia: Why there's political turmoil in this small African nation

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:27
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh should be spending his last day in power on Wednesday, but he has refused to accept defeat in last month's election and has indicated he won't hand over power to victor Adama Barrow on Thursday

Banks begin moving thousands of jobs out of Britain

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:10
Banks are already preparing to move thousands of jobs out of Britain after Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that she wanted a complete break with the European Union.

Could Jared Kushner solve Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:31
In late November, reeling from the shock of the US election, the organization that I work for -- Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) -- organized a conference in London with the Jewish News to discuss the likely impact of a Donald Trump presidency on Israel and the Middle East.

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:48
The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.

Germany cannot afford to turn its back on US

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:21
Were Hillary Clinton being inaugurated into the world's most powerful office Friday, there would be no question about Germany remaining the linchpin of trans-Atlantic relations.

Sex trafficking fight bigger than Backpage

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:11
On January 9, after an investigation lasting over 21 months, a Senate subcommittee published a scathing report, finding that classified ads website Backpage.com knowingly facilitated online child sex trafficking on the "adult" section of its website.

Space junk mission leads 2017 rocket launches

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:32
Space needs cleaning if costly catastrophic collisions are to be avoided, scientists warn.

"It's not the thing you expect from the Arab girl"

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:32
Roller derby is experiencing a global resurgence and Egypt's CaiRollers are leading the movement on the continent. .

Rome metro evacuated after quake

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:04
The metro system and some schools in Italy's capital, Rome, were being evacuated Wednesday following an earthquake that struck the country's heart.

Could Jared Kushner resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:03
Aaron David Miller says the idea that Donald Trump's son-in-law could bring about Mideast peace is wildly optimistic

Inside Syria, atrocities are committed with no accountability

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:23
A massive white Islamic flag signals our entry into rebel-held northern Syria on a cold, cloudy winter day.

China's richest man hunts for Hollywood studio

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:20
China's richest man has a problem: No one is willing to sell him a Hollywood studio.

China's fake food problem: Soy sauce and spice mixes

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:05
China's problem with fake goods even includes the condiments and seasonings that people sprinkle on their food

Biden: Russia will hack elections in Europe

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:02
Joe Biden used his final speech as vice president to issue a stark warning about the threat Russia poses to Europe and the United States.

Israeli police officer, ramming suspect killed

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:49
A police officer was killed in southern Israel on Wednesday in a ramming attack ahead of protests against the demolition of homes belonging to minority Bedouin Arabs, police said. The suspected Bedouin attacker was shot dead.

Obama commutes FALN member's prison sentence

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:05
President Barack Obama's commutation of the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, who was convicted for his role in a Puerto Rican nationalist group linked to bombings in US cities, ends a decades-long fight to free a man who supporters call a "political prisoner."

'Hope you die slowly:' Tennis stars trolled

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:46
Nicole Gibbs was only 17 and climbing the junior tennis rankings when the online abuse began.

China: As Xi Jinping praises free trade, critics of Mao lose jobs

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:29
In a speech in Davos Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping treated his audience of world business leaders to a full-throated defense of globalization and free trade.

Quest: Decision to end MH370 search is incomprehensible

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 06:52
It is nearly three years since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared.

What happens if Turkey passes Erdogan's 'power bill'?

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 06:47
Turkish lawmakers begin a second round of voting Wednesday on controversial reforms that would hand sweeping powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Families sad, angry to hear MH370 search ending

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:42
The decision to end the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "nothing short of irresponsible," according to a support group for family members of those who disappeared along with the doomed 777.

Pentagon readies ISIS plans for Trump

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:24
The Defense Department is prepared to provide the new administration with military options to accelerate the war against ISIS in Syria that could send additional US troops into direct combat, CNN has learned.

Brexit deal: British PM commits to vote in UK Parliament

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:25
British Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to placing a final Brexit deal to a vote in both houses of the UK parliament.

Trump's blast sends chill across Europe

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:22
On Friday at noon, Donald Trump will become the ultimate guarantor of the West's security.

MH370: Underwater search suspended

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:44
The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been suspended nearly three years after the plane vanished without a trace over the Indian Ocean, according to a joint statement from Chinese, Australian and Malaysian officials.

Deaf sailor wins top award after daring rescue

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:31
Gavin Reid, who is profoundly deaf, was as bemused as anyone to be named Britain's yachtsman of the year, given he'd only ever competed in one yacht race in his life.

Why we still need to pay attention to Zika

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:23
I live in Miami. I'm pregnant. I tested positive for the Zika virus.

Chinese President: No one can win a trade war

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:13
Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a robust defense of globalization, arguing that economic integration has powered human advancement and improved the lives of millions of people

Pakistan: Woman sentenced to death for burning daughter alive

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:09
A woman in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for burning her daughter alive in a so-called "honor killing" incident.

Zebra shark gives birth without male

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:57
A female zebra shark in an Australian aquarium has astounded scientists by producing live offspring asexually, three years after being separated from her long-term mate.

Istanbul nightclub attack suspect confesses, governor says

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:39
A man from Uzbekistan arrested in Turkey has confessed to carrying out the deadly New Year's gun attack at Istanbul's Reina nightclub, the city's governor has said, dubbing the shooting an ISIS-influenced terrorist attack.

N. Korea to Obama: Focus on moving, not human rights record

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:28
North Korea has said President Barack Obama should concentrate on packing rather than focusing on the reclusive nation's human rights record.

S. Korea's light sentences for business leaders

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:23
The heir to the Samsung empire is facing possible arrest over corruption allegations. But if history is anything to go by, criminal charges won't keep him away from the company for too long, if at all.

Poll: Most say Russian hacking didn't change election outcome

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:05
Allegations that Russia's government sought to influence the US presidential election have captured the attention of a vast majority of the American public, but there is little agreement on whether the allegations are true, or how the new president will handle the country going forward, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.

Lavrov says Russia keen for dialogue with Trump

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:35
Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he has yet to see an agreement in which sanctions on Russia could be reduced in exchange for nuclear disarmament -- but he is keen to start talks with the US.

Drone's operator detained for flying near Chinese airplane

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:10
Chinese authorities have taken a dim view of a close call between a commercial drone and a passenger plane.

Timeline of MH370 disappearance

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:15
What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before it dropped off radar?

Jane Goodall: A lifetime in the field

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:01
Primatologist Jane Goodall entered the Tanzanian forest in 1960 with a notebook and a pair of binoculars. Six decades later, she's recruiting locals and Google to protect her beloved chimps.

Tobacco giants in $49 billion mega merger

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:58
Two of the world's biggest cigarette companies are being rolled into one.

15 places to celebrate Lunar New Year

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 01:55
Want to strut your stuff in the Chinese Year of the Rooster?

Nobel economist: One-percenters, pay your taxes

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 00:09
In recent years, business leaders at Davos, the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, have ranked inequality as one of the greatest risks to the global economy. They have recognized that it is not just a moral issue but also an economic issue.

ISIS goes global: 143 attacks in 29 countries have killed 2,043

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 21:02
Since declaring its caliphate in June 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted or inspired more than 140 terrorist attacks in 29 countries other than Iraq and Syria, where its carnage has taken a much deadlier toll. Those attacks have killed at least 2,043 people and injured thousands more.

Timmermans: US will understand importance of EU

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 20:46
Responding to Donald Trump, the first vice president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans says Washington will understand the importance of union sooner or later.

The plastic bag you can drink

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:09
A Balinese company seeks to fight plastic pollution through a sustainable alternative that is good enough to drink.

Trump slams NATO as 'obsolete'

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 13:41
Donald Trump has given his clearest indication yet that he is ready to ease sanctions on Russia and usher in a new era between the US and its longtime foe.

How Germany's open-door refugee policy helps fight terrorism

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 13:12
Donald Trump thinks that Angela Merkel's immigration policies have been a "catastrophic mistake" and has blamed the broader refugee crisis for Britain's decision to leave the EU.

Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo detainees

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:51
Oman has taken in 10 detainees from Guantanamo Bay, the sultanate's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

The Saudi women afraid to go home

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:30
"This is it," Arwa said as she sat in the US immigration office on the outskirts of Houston, Texas last month. Having fled Saudi Arabia two years earlier, her 7 a.m. appointment would reveal if her application for asylum had been successful or whether she would be forced to leave America.

Arrest warrant sought for Samsung heir

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:40
Prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for Samsung's heir apparent on bribery allegations.

Where rich and poor don't breathe the same air

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:38
The first thing Jiang Wang does when she wakes up in the morning is check on her daughter to make sure she's breathing clean air.

The Ugandan 'Cranes' that touched the stars and pleased a murderous dictator

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:28
They were the sporting heroes of a nation, the no-hopers that showed up Africa's footballing establishment and whose success saw them showered with gifts by the notorious dictator Idi Amin.

These 8 people are richer than 3.6 billion people

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:24
Eight men now control as much wealth as the world's poorest 3.6 billion people, according to a new report from Oxfam International.

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