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Taliban ratchets up an offensive across Afghanistan

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:46:15 GMT

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Kabul that left at least 29 people dead, as it ratchets up an offensive across Afghanistan.(image)

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Marines facing 'discouraging' challenges in Afghanistan

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:06:28 GMT

The plume of smoke and dust rose over the runway, high above the now-deserted but once costly and vital control towers.(image)

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Friendly fire strike by US kills 16 Afghan police, officials say

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:24:11 GMT

A US airstrike targeting Afghan militants Friday in restive Helmand province instead killed 16 Afghan police officers, US and Afghan officials said.(image)

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Mattis on Afghanistan troops decision: 'We are working to get it right'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:04:29 GMT

Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters Friday that the administration is "close" to finalizing a plan going forward in Afghanistan. He stressed that putting together an overall strategy "takes time" and added, "this is hard work so you've got to get it right, that's all there is to it and we are working to get it right."(image)

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Polish President vetoes controversial court reforms after protests

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:17:17 GMT

Polish President Andrzej Duda has surprised observers by vetoing two bills that would have given his populist government sweeping powers over the country's courts.(image)

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First photo of Nigeria's ill President Buhari in 80 days

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:25:43 GMT

New pictures have emerged of Nigeria's ailing President Muhammadu Buhari for the first time since he left the country on medical leave 80 days ago.(image)

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German schoolgirl who allegedly joined ISIS may be tried in Iraq

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:34:31 GMT

A 16-year-old German girl who ran away from home in 2016 and allegedly joined ISIS has been found alive in Iraq, the German government confirmed Monday.(image)

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Israel installs security cameras at Jerusalem holy site

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:56:02 GMT

Israel has installed security cameras near the entrance to one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians edge higher following a violent week.(image)

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Violent clashes rock Jerusalem's Old City

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:01:59 GMT

Three Israelis were killed Friday in a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement, Israeli authorities said. The attack followed clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Jerusalem's Old City, in which three Palestinians were also killed, according to Palestinian officials. CNN's Ian Lee reports.(image)

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The Open 2017: Jordan Spieth clinches Claret Jug

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:24:08 GMT

The greats find a way to get it done, Jordan Spieth's hard-fought third major title suggests he is on an exalted path in the game of golf.(image)

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Berlin gay pride revelers mark legalization of same-sex marriage

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:16:51 GMT

Thousands of marchers flooded the streets of Berlin for the annual Christopher Street Day parade on Saturday in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.(image)

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Prince George beams in official photo ahead of fourth birthday

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:24:09 GMT

Kensington Palace on Friday released an official portrait of the future king one day ahead of his fourth birthday.(image)

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William and Harry recall their last words with Princess Diana

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:02:39 GMT

Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken of their regret at the brevity of their final phone call with their mother, Princess Diana, just hours before her 1997 death in a car crash in Paris.(image)

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China's ambitious naval plan comes to Europe

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:34:57 GMT

One of China's most-advanced warships is leading a small flotilla to the Baltic Sea, where it will engage in exercises with the Russian Navy.(image)

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Venezuela strike: Clashes in Caracas, cracks in unity at UN

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:36:07 GMT

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro barricaded the streets in Caracas for a 24-hour strike as clashes intensified, the death toll from months of unrest neared 100 and cracks appeared in the government's public face abroad.(image)

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The week in 23 photos

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:50:49 GMT

Take a look at 23 photos of the week from July 14 through July 20.(image)

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Why Youngstown voters still support Trump

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:41:09 GMT

After the 2012 election, the Republican postmortem concluded that the traditional Republican base of mostly white economic and social conservatives had to be expanded if the GOP was ever to win another victory in the Electoral College. Conventional wisdom was that the Republicans should go after Hispanic voters, in part because many were thought to be conservative on social issues.(image)

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Chester Bennington's life may help male sex abuse victims speak up

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:36:32 GMT

Many fans are shocked and heartbroken over the loss this week of Chester Bennington, the fierce lead singer for the rock band Linkin Park. Police say they are treating his death as a possible suicide, which would make the pain even harder to bear.(image)

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What 'SNL' got wrong in its Spicer satire

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:20:37 GMT

Thanks to "Saturday Night Live,' we have two versions of Sean Spicer. There's the sympathetic one who Melissa McCarthy plays hilariously on the late-night show. And then there's the Spicer who has defended many of Donald Trump's outrageous claims with false statements and outright lies.(image)

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Are German car companies running a cartel?

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:17:46 GMT

Antitrust officials confirmed Saturday that they are investigating claims that the country's major carmakers may have been operating a cartel since the 1990s, colluding on everything from vehicle development and engines, to suppliers and diesel emissions systems.(image)

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UAE eases restrictions on Qatari media group

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:35:14 GMT

The United Arab Emirates is easing restrictions on some Qatari media.(image)

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Families facing breast cancer bond on special vacations

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:16:01 GMT

Jeanine Patten-Coble was blindsided by her breast cancer diagnosis eight years ago.(image)

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Bringing serenity after crisis

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:10:59 GMT

Since 2011, Jeanine Patten-Coble's nonprofit has provided free weeklong, fun-filled vacations to nearly 600 families affected by breast cancer.(image)

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