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French strikes over Macron's reforms cripple public services

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France's public services ground to a halt Tuesday as civil servants across the country went on strike against President Emmanuel Macron's proposed economic reforms.

Archbishop guilty of hiding sex child abuse

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An Australian archbishop is facing up to two years in prison after being convicted of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest in the 1970s.

6 things to know before the opening bell

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Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

Trump aides growing skeptical of Kim summit


Administration aides have grown increasingly skeptical the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will come to fruition amid harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang and concerns over the meeting's agenda, officials…

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Top 10 global retail destinations revealed


Online shopping helped make Amazon's Jeff Bezos the richest person of all time in January. But despite tough times for many stores in the US, plenty of us still enjoy a trip to the mall.


Ariana Grande marks 1 year since Manchester attack

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Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester on Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the terror attack that killed 22 people attending her concert.


Government tells Swedes how to be ready for war

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It's hard to predict when war will break out, but Sweden wants to make sure that it's populace is always prepared for the worst.


N Korean waitresses tricked into defecting, manager says

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When 13 North Korean workers defected en masse from a restaurant in China in April 2016, it was a propaganda boost for South Korea and a huge embarrassment for their homeland.


Jonathan Cristol: Pompeo's Iran speech is complete fantasy


On Monday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington: "After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy." Over 26 minutes, Pompeo articulated a strategy that can best be summarized as, "Do everything…


Zimbabwe applies to re-join Commonwealth, 15 years after leaving

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Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth after the country withdrew its membership 15 years ago under former President Robert Mugabe.


Trump keeps giving Kim upper hand


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's recent threat to pull out of the upcoming summit with President Donald Trump appears to be a ploy to take advantage of Trump's main weakness as a negotiator: He often makes major concessions without…

Jay Parini: The one lasting message of the royal wedding


With his stunner of a sermon, Bishop Michael Curry, not unlike Pope Francis, held before us a vision of Christ's message that young people can embrace, a vision of boundless love--moving beyond dark thoughts of end-times in Jerusalem and…

Do falling rocks cause sea level rise? Science weighs in


Don Lincoln writes that science plays a critical role in answering quantifiable questions about climate change, including the recent rise in sea level.

Mahathir Mohamad Fast Facts

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View CNN's Fast Facts on Mahathir Mohamad and learn more about the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Joe Biden: LGBTQ youth at risk


As lifelong public servants, we've both committed our lives to the notion that no matter who you are, where you're from or who you love -- every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Period.


Zuckerberg to testify in Europe

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Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify in the European Parliament on Tuesday. It's likely to be a tough one for the Facebook CEO.

No, no one is stealing your Social Security


There are many myths about Social Security: It's going bankrupt. It's a Ponzi scheme. It won't be there for today's young people when they retire.


Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like that'

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A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality "does not matter."


German broadcaster under fire for calling Markle 'exotic'

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The wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry was nothing like the ones the British royal family had put on before.


Opinion: We can admit the wedding was never a vehicle for meaningful racial progress


As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walked out of St. George's Chapel a married couple on Saturday afternoon, it marked a historic moment in the history of the British monarchy.

Monday, May 21

Mark Zuckerberg will testify live and you can watch it

Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his testimony in the European Parliament live streamed, after facing pressure from senior European officials.

Premarket: 5 things to know before the bell

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Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

'SNL' hits a comedic nerve with Trump/Sopranos


"Saturday Night Live's" season finale once again served up an opening political sketch that told the truth while making us laugh. This time, the iconic show ended its 43rd season with a parody of the famed last scene from "The Sopranos"…

Opinion: Mr. President, don't let Kim take advantage of you


Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national…

Sunday, May 20

Pakistani victim's mission was to promote 'mutual understanding'

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Karachi In Pakistan's port city of Karachi, a family is in mourning. Thousands of miles away on Friday in Texas, the eldest child of the house, 17 year old exchange student Sabika Sheikh was one of the ten teenagers killed in the Santa Fe…

China tests nuclear-capable bombers at South China Sea island

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China says it has landed long-range bombers for the first time on an island in the South China Sea, the latest in a series of maneuvers putting Beijing at odds with its neighbors and Washington over China's growing military presence around…

Her royal bio is up: It notes her 'proud feminist' credentials

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For Harry and Meghan, it was the morning after the night before. For the rest of Britain, it was a day to reflect on an electrifying wedding that's being hailed as a transformative moment for the British monarchy.

Saturday, May 19

A-list royalty: Famous guests flock to Windsor


American actor George Clooney, his wife Amal and David and Victoria Beckham were among the guests in attendance at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding. Global media mogul Oprah Winfrey, British actor Idris Elba and singer Elton John were…

This bipartisan bill can fix our failing prison system


On Friday, President Donald Trump and members of his administration joined the nation's criminal justice leaders for a half-day Prison Reform Summit at the White House. The event brought formerly incarcerated leaders, elected officials and…

Hey 'Speak English' guy, you forgot something


This morning I watched the viral video from the Fresh Kitchen deli in Manhattan, where a man is seen confronting staff and customers because he heard some diners speaking Spanish and the staff responding in Spanish.

Friday, May 18

India is freaking out about rising oil prices

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India told Saudi Arabia that high oil prices are hurting. OPEC and Russia are discussing their next move.

Meghan Markle's critics need to back off


After she is married, Meghan Markle will have no shortage of royal courtiers offering her help and advice.

Rudy is the pitbull Trump has been waiting for


It's safe to assume that the bull-in-a-china-shop style of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is precisely what his new legal client, President Donald Trump, wants in a defender. But what works for Trump in the short term could prove to…

'Who will give Meghan away?' isn't the right question


With the whole world wondering who will walk Meghan down the aisle to Prince Harry, it's well past time for us to ask why, in 2018, we still care so much about this patriarchal tradition, says Anushay Hossain.

Thursday, May 17

Opinion: What the volcano is doing in Hawaii


Lava flows provide a unique opportunity to see geology happen in real time. Most geologic processes take place over millions of years -- the Andes are still rising, but you will not notice any significant elevation change over your…

Why no one wants India's national airline

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Air India is having trouble finding buyers. Huge amounts of debt and strict caveats by its owner, the Indian government, are deterring potential investors.

China's answer to SpaceX blasts off

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OneSpace, a startup based in Beijing, on Thursday became the country's first private company to launch its own rocket.

Ozone-destroying emissions are on the rise. Scientists don't know why


Banned chemicals which can cause holes in the ozone layer are on the rise, according to a new report, and no one knows who the culprit is.