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Rookie Macron to face far-right Le Pen in final French election

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:41:28 GMT

Polls have closed in France's bitterly divisive presidential election. Early projections suggesting who may have made it through to the runoff are expected shortly.

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N. Korea threatens to sink US aircraft carrier

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:15:13 GMT

American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, authorities said.

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US responds to N. Korea threat

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:19:18 GMT

With tensions rising between the US and North Korea, the Pentagon on Sunday called for the isolated communist nation to avoid destabilizing the situation further.

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Poll: Trump, Dems and GOP all unpopular

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:05:15 GMT

A pair of polls released Sunday showed President Donald Trump approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest level of support any modern president.

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American detained in North Korea

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:46:45 GMT

A US citizen has been detained in North Korea, according to Martina Aberg, deputy head of mission for the Swedish Embassy in North Korea.

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Pope likens refugee centers to 'concentration camps'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:21:05 GMT

Pope Francis has drawn a rebuke from the American Jewish Committee after he likened European refugee centers to "concentration camps."

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Taliban attack army base: More than 140 feared dead

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:43:59 GMT

Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms attacked an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing or wounding more than 100 soldiers, authorities said Saturday.

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'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran dead at 56

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:29:15 GMT

Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late '60s to the mid-'80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom "Happy Days," has died. She was 56.

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French voters argue in front of CNN crew

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:16 GMT

Tensions rise as the French election gets underway. CNN's Jim Bitterman reports.

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London Marathon athlete helps fatigued runner finish

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:43:05 GMT

A London Marathon runner showed what sportsmanship is all about when he helped a fellow athlete reach the finish line.

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Four-year-old falls out of moving bus

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:39:48 GMT

It's a scene that would make any parent shudder -- a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway.

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Putin's huge Arctic military base

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:55:48 GMT

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a sprawling, futuristic Russian base in the Arctic, and Vladimir Putin's intentions for the region.

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Doctors charged in first US genital mutilation case

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:19:12 GMT

In the first federal case involving female genital mutilation filed in the United States, two Michigan doctors and the wife of one of the doctors have been charged with performing the banned procedure on two 7-year-old girls.

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11 items you should stop using now

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:14:21 GMT

These 11 household items pose a threat to the environment, and many of them are starting to get banned worldwide.

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The environmental cost of one day on Earth

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:57:18 GMT

For Earth Day 2017, our Econundrum series asks what is the environmental impact of 24 hours on Earth.

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Trump marking 100th day with 'big rally'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:10:25 GMT

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he will mark his 100th day in office on April 29 by "holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania."

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Sources: Russia tried to use Trump advisers to infiltrate campaign

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:23:47 GMT

The FBI gathered intelligence last summer that suggests Russian operatives tried to use Trump advisers, including Carter Page, to infiltrate the Trump campaign, according to US officials.

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8 endangered sites to see now

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:27:22 GMT

Florida manatees swim and sleep in the sunshine and golden-brown panthers prowl the shady forests at Everglades National Park.

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F1: Blink and you'll miss this

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:29:45 GMT

It is one of the marvels of modern Formula One racing -- but blink and you'll miss it.

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Twisted carbon-eating tower rises in the East

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:30:57 GMT

Paris-based architect Vincent Callebaut wants his buildings to be more than your average tower block. His vision is ambitious: create an energy-saving, carbon-absorbing civilization to fight global warming.

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What are Trump's favorite phrases?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:10:10 GMT

It's not hard to recognize the hallmarks of a speech by President Trump. Part businessman, part politican, part emcee, he adopts phrases and goes back to them over and over again. He punctuates sentences with a smattering of superlatives and decisive adjectives -- Great! Wrong! SAD! He makes promises and assurances that are verbal equivalents of the forceful handshake he so often employs.

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Young royals open up about mental health

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:44:07 GMT

It is rare for the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, to speak candidly on film. But in a video released Friday, Kate talks openly with her husband and Prince Harry about mental health and the importance of discussing mental wellbeing.

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9 ambitious homes architects build for themselves

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:23:17 GMT

The home is a built form that allows the architect to explore and convert ideas into reality. The opportunities and potential for expression to expand the boundaries of building form and building space are endless.

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IMPLICATIONS: Why should you care about these polls?

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:07:10 GMT

A presidential election in France is not usually the sort of thing that I would tell you to pay attention to. After all, it's hard enough to convince people that they should pay attention to elections in this country.

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GALLERY: What a French election vote looks like

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:52:14 GMT

France has voted in the first round of balloting for a new president following a divisive and unpredictable campaign that had 11 names on the ballot.

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OPINION: Why Putin and Trump both like Le Pen

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:59:07 GMT

On one hand, Donald Trump's praise of France's far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who appears to have received enough votes in Sunday's election to advance to the May 7 runoff, is not surprising. Le Pen, like Trump, ran a campaign that was anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and traded on white supremacist themes. (It's no coincidence that former Klan leader David Duke has publicly praised both Le Pen and Trump.)

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Trump praises 'rigorous science' on Earth Day

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:22:08 GMT

President Donald Trump declared his support for the environment and scientific research on his first Earth Day in the White House amid harsh criticisms over his actions to roll back environmental regulations and proposed cuts to non-military spending, including at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Soldier's horror account: Taliban started firing at anyone who came in front of them

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:16:55 GMT

The crowd of soldiers barely had time to finish their prayers before the Taliban came to kill them.

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Will climate change hurt our mental health?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:24:24 GMT

It's a dream many city-dwellers long for: moving to a spacious house surrounded by greenery in the countryside, where they plan to raise their family.

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Pollution-proofing your life

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:10:49 GMT

CNN shows you how one Beijing family is going above and beyond to protect themselves from toxicity in Beijing.

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Bees are dying -- what can we do about it?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:58:20 GMT

Maybe you could stand to live in a world without honey. But what about almonds, pears, avocados, grapes and -- dare we say -- wine?

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Imagine a world without giraffes

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:29:26 GMT

It's the tallest land-based mammal in the world.

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Listening for the amphibian apocalypse

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:10:09 GMT

The "blue jeans" frog is practically screaming to be noticed. Its head is blood red, and its legs are denim blue. It looks like it's wearing jeggings. But this little critter, also known as the strawberry poison dart frog, is only about the size of a fingernail. It spends most of its time either high up in the trees in this Central American rainforest or rooting around in the gooey "leaf litter" of the forest floor.

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Xavi reveals his 'Ultimate Player' -- but where's Messi?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:22:57 GMT

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez played with Lionel Messi for over a decade, once saying "there is no heir" to the Argentine's throne.

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Unexpected shift in car design

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:24:31 GMT

We're all used to the familiar front grilles and badges of car brands like Audi, Porsche and BMW. But have you ever considered a Peugeot piano? Or an Aston Martin yacht? Perhaps a Bentley handbag?

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