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N Koreans pulled out of Pence meeting

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:50:54 GMT

US Vice President Mike Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un's sister, during his politically charged visit to the Winter Olympics in South Korea earlier this month, his office confirmed on Tuesday.

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Pro-Syrian regime forces enter Afrin to support Kurdish fighters

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:37:42 GMT

Pro-Syrian government fighters entered the contested region of Afrin on Tuesday and were reportedly fired on by Turkish forces, risking further military escalation between the two countries.

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US assault rifles for sale on jihadist online forums in Syria
US-supplied weapons originally intended for moderate allies in Syria have ended up for sale on jihadist online forums in the country's northern al Qaeda heartland.

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Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:35:33 GMT

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has directed his attorney general to propose changes that would ban so-called bump stocks, which make it easier to fire rounds more quickly.

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Sanders: Trump wasn't blaming Florida shooting on FBI's Russia probe

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:07:29 GMT

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to finesse a weekend tweet from President Donald Trump blaming the FBI's Russia investigation for missing a tip about the Florida shooting, saying the agency should not focus on a "hoax in terms of investigating the Trump campaign."

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'I will not shut up,' Haley tells Palestinian negotiator

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:27:26 GMT

Pledging she "will not shut up," US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the Trump administration will not change its decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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Survivor: It became real when I went to my friend's funeral

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:27:27 GMT

Dozens of students and staff who survived the Florida school shooting departed for the state Capitol to demand change from state lawmakers.

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Elise Christie: An Olympic tragedy on ice

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:08:37 GMT

If at first you don't succeed, then try and try again. And if it doesn't work that time, try again. And again.

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What life is like at the coldest Olympics in decades

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:29:20 GMT

In the mountains of Pyeongchang the sun dazzles off the pristine snow, even if a bitter wind bites and swirls.

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Justin Trudeau 'snubbed' by Indian government on official trip

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:30:49 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first official visit to India is generating plenty of publicity, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Wealthy man wins custody of 13 surrogate children

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:53:32 GMT

A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in Thailand.

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NYT: Kushner is pushing back on giving up his access to classified info

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:30:12 GMT

White House officials Jared Kushner and John Kelly are privately feuding over Kushner's access to classified information despite having only an interim security clearance, according to a report in The New York Times.

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Man pleads guilty to threatening New York congressman

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:22:44 GMT

A New York man pleaded guilty to threatening to kill GOP Rep. John Katko last fall, US Attorney James Kennedy's office announced Tuesday.

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Trump tweets denial of woman's claim he kissed her without consent

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:14:04 GMT

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied the account of a woman who alleges he kissed her on the mouth without her consent.

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Polish Jewish groups: Holocaust law threatens our safety

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:30:53 GMT

Poland's Jewish organizations say the country's controversial new Holocaust law has led to a "growing wave of intolerance, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism," leaving many within the community feeling unsafe.

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Cape Town's 'Day Zero' forecast pushed to July

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:52:30 GMT

The day that taps in drought-hit Cape Town are forecast to run dry has been pushed back another month to July 9, authorities in the South African city announced on Tuesday.

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NBA commissioner responds to Jay-Z

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:49:39 GMT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sits down with CNNMoney's Ahiza Garcia to discuss the challenges of being the head of a sports league right now, tackling racism and a shifting business environment.

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Queen joins Anna Wintour at London Fashion Week

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:20:37 GMT

A Swarovski-studded Queen Elizabeth II graced the front row of London Fashion Week, brushing shoulders with longtime Vogue editor Anna Wintour, during a surprise visit to the event on Tuesday.

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Fifth graft probe hits Netanyahu, inner circle as police chief fires back at PM

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:16:31 GMT

For the second time this week, Israeli police have announced a new corruption investigation targeting members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's inner circle, marking the fifth such investigation to entangle the premier and those closest to him.

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Child migrant 'tortured and held for ransom'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:42:42 GMT

Souleiman tells a harrowing tale. He says he left Guinea when he was just 17 years old, embarking on a treacherous journey that took him through three countries. Along the way, he says he was imprisoned, tortured and held for ransom.

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US man gets life in prison for killing neighbor he thought was Muslim

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:50:14 GMT

Stanley Vernon Majors, the Oklahoma man who gunned down his Lebanese neighbor in what prosecutors said was a hate crime, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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The safest and most dangerous countries to be a newborn

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:34:49 GMT

A new UNICEF report reveals which countries around the world have the highest and lowest mortality rates among babies up to one month old. Pakistan has the highest and Japan has the lowest out of all countries.

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Nigeria convicts 205 Boko Haram suspects

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:39:12 GMT

A Nigerian high court convicted 205 Boko Haram suspects for their involvement with the insurgent group, according to a Justice Ministry statement on Monday.

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Garbage pile collapse kills 'poorest of the poor'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:14:54 GMT

A huge mountain of garbage that towered over homes in an impoverished district of Mozambique's capital has collapsed, killing 17 people, officials said.

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Iceland's proposed male circumcision ban upsets Jews, Muslims

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:16:12 GMT

A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.

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Vicious brawl erupts on cruise ship

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:44:08 GMT

Twenty-three passengers were removed from a Carnival Cruise ship in Eden, Australia, after a series of brawls took place, according to Carnival Cruises and New South Wales Police.

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George and Amal Clooney donate $500k to March For Our Lives

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:02:32 GMT

George and Amal Clooney have stepped up in support of the survivors of the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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13 best things to see and do in Qatar

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:25:29 GMT

Qatar connects to 100 different destinations, making it an extremely busy transit spot.

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2,000-year-old statue has thumb stolen

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:30:38 GMT

A Delaware man has been charged with theft after stealing the thumb of a 2,000-year-old terra-cotta warrior from a Philadelphia museum.

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Excessive alcohol use linked to early-onset dementia risk

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:30:13 GMT

Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.

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When street signs become low-level political warfare

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:28:25 GMT

Olive Branch Street in Ankara, Turkey. Boris Nemtsov Plaza in Washington, DC. Bobby Sands Street in Tehran, Iran.

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Bad heart? Don't forget your flu shot

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:35:59 GMT

The flu vaccine may have an important benefit beyond protecting against influenza: It may also prevent heart attacks, especially in those at high risk, experts say.

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The stories behind a fashion photography legend's sexiest photos

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:11:01 GMT

There's one thing that always binds together Ellen von Unwerth's inimitable photographs: a distinct sense of playfulness.

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Jewelry designs infused with 'fairy dust and magic'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:22:11 GMT

Leila Abu Issa cut her teeth studying French literature, philosophy, art and film. But today the Qatari designer is channeling her creative impulses into her Leila Issam Fine Jewellery line, crafting minimal designs from precious stones.

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Vonn: 'I'm a crazy dog lady. It's better than a crazy cat lady'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:16:07 GMT

It hasn't been easy for US skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn in recent months as she received a torrent of online abuse after saying she wouldn't visit the White House if she won Olympics gold in Pyeongchang.

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