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Northern Ireland is on edge and British politicians should beware

Northern IrelandThere are times when working as a journalist provides a front-row seat to some of the most important events taking place on Earth. On the downhill slope to Brexit, Derry -- also known as Londonderry -- certainly fits the...

‘Pouring gas on fire’: Russia slams Trump’s stance in Venezuela

(CNN)China, Turkey and Syria have joined Russia in criticizing the United States for recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president. Those countries issued strong statements declaring support for beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro, who was...

Maduro defiant as Venezuelan opposition leader declares himself acting president

(CNN)Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday gave US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country in response to the head of the National Assembly declaring himself acting president amid massive anti-government protests. Hours after President Donald Trump officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's...

Answering the call: The women on the front lines of Japan’s defense

Yokosuka, Japan (CNN)The first time 22-year-old Akiko Hirayama stepped on board a navy ship, she was transfixed by the hardware. "I was so amazed by all the torpedoes and missiles on the ship and its labyrinthine layout," said Hirayama. "I'd...

Passengers stuck on United flight in frigid cold for more than 14 hours

(CNN)Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Hong Kong were left stuck on the ground for more than 14 hours in frigid weather with a dwindling supply of food. The nightmarish incident began when the 3:05...

Internet shutdowns aren’t just Africa’s problem. They’re happening worldwide

Hong Kong (CNN)When Hong Kong police fired tear gas at peaceful pro-democracy protesters in 2014, the news moved swiftly through social media. Photos and videos of mostly student demonstrators being gassed helped fuel the outrage that ultimately drove hundreds...

Prince Philip car accident: Royal, 97, unhurt as Land Rover flips

London (CNN)Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has emerged unhurt after a traffic accident in which the 97-year-old's Land Rover flipped onto its side. The accident occurred about 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) on a public road...

At least 21 killed as Kenya hotel siege is declared over

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)Men armed with guns and explosives burst into a hotel complex in Nairobi, killing at least 21 people in an attack that lasted hours and ended Wednesday morning. An American and a Briton were among the people killed when...

Suspect in Jayme Closs case tried to kidnap her twice previously, complaint states

(CNN)The suspect accused of killing James and Denise Closs and kidnapping their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme, first spotted her when he was on his way to work, as she was getting into a school bus, according to a criminal complaint...

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