International

Trump says U.S. now talking to DPRK, meeting could still happen

U.S. President Donald Trump said here Friday that the United States is talking to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and his planned meeting with the country's top leader Kim Jong Un could still happen after he canceled it on Thursday. Speaking to the media at the White House...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:43pm

Putin, Macron meet to discuss U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday exchanged views on international issues including the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, according to the Kremlin. Putin and Macron discussed the situation of Iran, Syria and Ukraine and agreed to...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:30am

Xi meets Merkel, calls for higher-level China-Germany ties

President Xi Jinping Thursday told visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel that China will work with Germany to push bilateral ties to a higher level. Xi welcomed Merkel on her 11th visit to China, hailing the great importance she has attached to bilateral ties. Since the two countries launched...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:24am

Law professor Giuseppe Conte named Italy's new PM

Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday named law professor Giuseppe Conte as Italy's new prime minister, tasking him with a mandate to form a new government. Conte was put forward by the rightwing League and the populist Five Star Movement, the two top vote-getters in Italy's...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:15pm

Trump says meeting with DPRK's Kim "will absolutely happen"

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his meeting with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader, Kim Jong Un, "will absolutely happen." The summit scheduled for June 12 in Singapore "could very well happen," Trump told the media before...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:04pm

China’s self-developed plane engine completes test run

SHANGHAI – China’s self-developed demonstrator aircraft engine CJ-1000AX has completed a successful test run in Shanghai, the engine maker said Sunday. AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. Ltd. (ACAE) designed CJ-1000AX for China’s homemade large C919 passenger jet, developed to...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:13am

Maduro declared winner of Venezuela's presidential election

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was reelected for a second six-year term in presidential elections on Sunday, according to the National Electoral Council (CNE). Maduro was reelected by a wide margin, garnering over 5.8 million votes, Tibisay Lucena, the president of CNE,...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:07am

Cuba identifies 20 victims of fatal plane crash

Twenty of the 110 victims of Friday's fatal plane crash in Cuba have been identified and delivered to their families for burial, a top forensics official said on Sunday. Sergio Rabel, director of Havana's Legal Medicine Institute, told reporters at a press conference that a large group of...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:35am

Venezuelan president Maduro wins reelection, says electoral council

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was reelected for a second six-year term in presidential elections on Sunday, according to the National Electoral Council (CNE). The results were announced late Sunday by Tibisay Lucena, the president of CNE. Over 8.6 million Venezuelans went to the polls,...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:30am

Thousands of Moroccans march to protest killing of Palestinians on Gaza border

Thousands of Moroccans marched Sunday in the city of Casablanca to protest the killing of Palestinians by Israeli troops on the Gaza border. In the march, dominated by Islamist and left-wing parties, protesters called for holding Israel fully accountable for the grave atrocities in the occupied...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:26am

If we end up sitting around in self-driving cars watching ads, Google is going to make billions

While producing cars and components is still expected to be a good business once cars are autonomous, providing the driving experience is seen to be the biggest and best opportunity. New research from UBS predicts that US autonomous-vehicle revenue will reach $2.3 trillion by 2030—and 70% of...

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 4:12am

8 killed in shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School

At least eight people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, CNN affiliates are reporting. This is the third school shooting in eight days, and the 22nd since the beginning of the year in the United States. A suspect has been...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:01pm

Trump Jr: Can't recall discussing Russian meeting with father

Donald Trump Jr., the president's 39-year-old son, told a U.S. Senate panel that he didn't recall discussing a 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower in New York with his father, according to testimony released Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee made public over 1,800 pages of...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 1:19pm

U.S. Senate panel advances Gina Haspel to lead CIA

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted on Wednesday in favor of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to be the next CIA director, despite her ties to the agency's past controversial interrogation program. The Senate panel voted 10-5 in a closed session to approve the nomination...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:54pm

Israel expels Turkish consul in Jerusalem

Israel on Tuesday ordered the Turkish consul to Jerusalem to temporarily leave the country after Ankara expelled the Israeli ambassador to protest the killing of Palestinian protesters in Gaza. The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish consul, Husnu Gurcan Turkoglu, and instructed him to...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:54am

UN Mideast envoy condemns violence in Gaza

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday condemned the latest round of violence in Gaza. Briefing the Security Council, Mladenov said that Monday was "a day of tragedy" for the people in Gaza, referring to the bloody clashes near the border...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:47am

EU top diplomats agree to follow through Iran nuclear deal

European top diplomats on Tuesday agreed to follow through the landmark Iran nuclear deal despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw last week, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters on Tuesday. To this end, the EU will launch intensive discussion at all...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:41am

When more UK cities embrace Kwibuka activities

More and more cities of the United Kingdom have taken on the event to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in the past few years, according to information from the High Commission in London. Commemoration activities have so far been held in cities like London, Oxford and Birmingham, and...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:02pm

Palestinians slam U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem, resort to global help

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem Monday and called for mourning on Tuesday, after Israeli forces killed 55 Palestinians in Gaza. Abbas addressed a leadership meeting on Monday evening in his West Bank headquarters in Ramallah city, saying...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:18am

Current, former British PMs lead tribute to ex-minister who helps London win 2012 Olympics bid

British Prime Minister Theresa May, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and the opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday led tributes to Tessa Jowell, who died late Saturday and is famous for playing a major role in securing the 2012 Olympics for London. They, alongside former cabinet...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:06pm