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US Congress approves plan to end government shutdown

23.01.2018 - 00:06


Pence: US embassy to open in Jerusalem before end of 2019
US Vice President Mike Pence arrived at a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, saying that it was an honor "to be in Israel's capital, Jerusalem."
22.01.2018 - 18:38

World leaders are starting to go around Trump
With Vice President Mike Pence receiving a hero's welcome in Jerusalem from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but a cold shoulder from Arab leaders from Palestine to Jordan, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas heads to Brussels to meet Europe's foreign ministers. It's a clear end run around Trump's flailing efforts to broker peace in that corner of the Middle East.
22.01.2018 - 17:36

Is the end nigh for Palestinian Christians?
A church service begins in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.
22.01.2018 - 17:44

Turkish attack in Syria threatens wider conflict

22.01.2018 - 16:57

The free-for-all in Syria will make your head spin

22.01.2018 - 18:26


'The ones who lost:' Mosul still digs out its dead 6 months after ISIS' defeat
The crew gently digs around the dark, matted hair protruding from the rubble. As they pull away bits of debris, the stench of rotting flesh grows more pungent.
23.01.2018 - 00:50

Mt Mayon volcano alert as lava spills out
More than 27,000 people have been evacuated in the Philippines as the country warned a hazardous volcanic eruption might be imminent.
23.01.2018 - 00:55


N. Korean pop star finds fame in South Korea during Games tour
The lead singer of Kim Jong Un's favorite girl band toured Seoul Monday to scout venues for North Korea's art troupe when they perform at next month's Winter Olympics.
22.01.2018 - 13:48

Tokyo stages missile drill as fears linger of North Korean attack
Hundreds of Tokyo residents wearing gray bibs took part in the city's first simulated missile attack since the end of World War Two, despite an apparent calming of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
22.01.2018 - 11:20


Ballistic missiles: Who has what?
How many countries actually have ballistic missiles? And who can defend themselves against attacks using them? Nick Paton Walsh explains.
19.01.2018 - 17:56


US slaps tariffs on foreign solar panels and washing machines

23.01.2018 - 00:17


Nation's 1st democratic handover in 70 years
Football star George Weah was sworn in as President of Liberia Monday, in the country's first democratic transfer of power for more than 70 years.
22.01.2018 - 15:33

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: What is her legacy?
This is a significant year for people who believe in the limitless power of transcendent leadership to change the world.
22.01.2018 - 20:02


Alexis Sanchez completes controversial Man U transfer
It's been rumbling on for months but the transfer saga involving Chilean international Alexis Sanchez has finally come to an end.
23.01.2018 - 00:34


EU heaps sanctions on Venezuelan leaders as isolation grows

22.01.2018 - 17:28

Mexico reports highest murder rate on record
Soaring levels of drug-related violence made 2017 Mexico's most murderous year on record, according to government statistics released Sunday.
22.01.2018 - 22:38


Russian spy ship spotted 100 miles off US coast
The Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov was spotted 100 miles south east of Wilmington, NC in international waters, according to a US military official, just days after the vessel was seen leaving the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain.
23.01.2018 - 00:52


UK army chief calls for extra funding amid Russian threat
The head of the British Army will warn that the country's government risks increasing its vulnerability to Russian aggression if it fails to invest further in its military infrastructure.
22.01.2018 - 12:15

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?
Teens' happiness and self-esteem can be linked to the amount of time they're spending in front of their screens, a new study says.
22.01.2018 - 15:22

The plumber given a $3 million Titian
A Titian painting once owned by King Charles I of England and given to his plumber is set to hit the auction block in New York.
22.01.2018 - 17:33

Kabul hotel siege: Journalist describes night of terror from inside
Desperate guests threw themselves off balconies to their deaths as gunmen roamed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel firing and throwing explosives in a deadly siege that ended Sunday, an eyewitness tells CNN.
22.01.2018 - 09:43

Is anywhere in the Afghan capital safe?
Days before Saturday's attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, the US State Department warned of exactly such an incident. That the warning was so specific -- it noted that extremists were likely to target hotels in in the Afghan capital -- underlines the grim predictability of violence in Afghanistan, especially around the once-safe capital.
22.01.2018 - 14:27


Davos 2018: What happens at the World Economic Forum?

20.01.2018 - 14:33


USA Gymnastics' leaders step down
As gymnast after brave, young gymnast took a podium to lambaste serial molester and former gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, the national governing body for the sport announced Monday its top executives were stepping down.
22.01.2018 - 23:41

Facebook admits social media can 'corrode democracy'

22.01.2018 - 18:59


This spy ship's seizure nearly sparked war
"This is it, they're taking us out here to kill us," Stu Russell thought as he trudged through the snow in the middle of the night into a dark forest.
21.01.2018 - 01:07


The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017

22.01.2018 - 16:42

Team USA's Olympic uniforms are wearable heaters

22.01.2018 - 16:43

Feminist graphics by Pakistani artist ignite debate
Shehzil Malik began producing feminist graphics as a form of "catharsis" -- a counterweight to the gender inequality she sees in Pakistan. Her vibrant, subversive images, which include hijabi bikers, tattooed women and a brown-skinned Wonder Woman, were a defiant kind of therapy.
22.01.2018 - 13:36

How to cash in on social media
Social media is changing how the world works and nowhere is that more apparent than in one of the most populous cities in the world: Lagos.
22.01.2018 - 12:17

Djokovic upset by South Korea's 'Professor'

22.01.2018 - 16:22

The future of driving is here
Let's get a few things straight, shall we? When 2018 comes to a close, the world's cars will still have four wheels. The vast majority of them will still be powered by combustion engines. And they'll all still have steering wheels. Sorry to disappoint, but it had to be said.
22.01.2018 - 02:22


A year of Trump: (Almost) everything that happened
It will be impossible to adequately explain in decades to come just what it was like to be alive in the exhausting first year of Donald Trump's presidency.
20.01.2018 - 09:20


Destinations to avoid in 2018
Tourism backlash has been in full affect over the last 12 months, with several destinations announcing they'd had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems.
22.01.2018 - 15:52

Toast of New York chases $16M fairytale
He lived a comfortable life at stud in Qatar, but champion racehorse Toast of New York is back for a shot at $16 million in the world's richest ever race.
22.01.2018 - 12:52

China's love of steam trains
A steam locomotive winding through a mountainous landscape is an unforgettable sight.
22.01.2018 - 00:59

This bar got famous not serving alcohol
It all came to Johanna Corman after four nights of tossing and turning.
22.01.2018 - 22:44

The street art duo behind a mural taller than the Statue of Liberty
Street art has come a long way from its humble and rebellious beginnings. It has become popular the world over (just check the number of Instagram tags) and is exhibited in galleries -- with the likes of Banksy and JR becoming celebrated artists in their own right.
22.01.2018 - 02:22

Three-week funding stopgap heads to President Trump as immigration debate looms
The Senate is scheduled to have a key vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government and fund it for three weeks, though it's unclear if this plan will win over enough Democrats to pass.
22.01.2018 - 19:30

Cillizza: Winners and losers from US government reopening
The federal government is on a glide path to reopening Tuesday after Senate Democrats largely joined their Republican colleagues to vote for a proposal that will fund the government through February 8 in exchange for a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to turn to the DACA program in very short order.
22.01.2018 - 21:16

Analysis: The shutdown is over. Now what?
On the third day, the Democrats punted.
22.01.2018 - 22:31

Opinion: A big loss for Schumer and the Democrats
Scott Jennings says that Democrats damaged their prospects by shutting down the government without broad public support for their action
22.01.2018 - 23:14

Where was Trump?: Why the President was irrelevant in talks
The big story coming out of the 2018 government shutdown was this: Where is President Donald Trump?
22.01.2018 - 23:39

Turkish attack in Syria brings threat of broader conflict

22.01.2018 - 11:09

Tillerson fears Turkey's Syria offensive
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed "concern" about Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, but stopped short of demanding an end to the operation.
22.01.2018 - 21:49

SAG awards host jabs at Melania Trump
Kristen Bell did not hold back when she took the stage as the first-ever host of the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.
22.01.2018 - 22:49

This weekend, they marched; in November, they vote
They've said, Time's Up. They've said, Me Too. And now they're saying: If you're not an ally, we're coming for your seat.
22.01.2018 - 09:13