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Parents of son with brain cancer refuse return to UK after arrest updated 8 hours 34 minutes ago

The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a hospital tell a judge they will not return to the UK voluntarily.

Paul McCartney signs letter urging Scotland to stick with UK updated 9 hours 48 minutes ago

Beatles star Paul McCartney is the latest high profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scotland not to vote for independence in a referendum next month.

Cameron lays out plans to counter UK jihadi threat updated 9 hours 53 minutes ago

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his battle plan to counter the threat posed by Islamist extremists returning to Britain from overseas.

Ukraine crisis: NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary general says updated 17 hours 1 minutes ago

NATO members are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international conflicts.

UK PM: Police need power to seize passports of would-be jihad suspects updated 23 hours 31 minutes ago

British PM David Cameron calls for police power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS.

Queen Elizabeth II Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former International Monetary Fund Director.

Missing British patient, 5, found in Spain, police say updated 1 days ago

Police: 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor who was removed from a British hospital has been found in Spain with his parents.

The scene in eastern Ukraine: A pressing rebel front, demoralized Ukrainian troops updated 1 days ago

Rebel forces have suddenly gone on the offensive across a wide area of eastern Ukraine, and a CNN crew sees little evidence of a military response.

Ukraine warns of return to 'full-scale war' over crisis with Russia updated 1 days ago

A U.S. lawmaker is calling for the arming of Ukrainian forces engaged in fighting Russian troops along the nation's eastern border with Russia.

Parents arrested after pulling son with brain cancer out of hospital updated 1 days ago

The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been arrested, police said.

EU leader says new sanctions to be proposed against Russia updated 2 days ago

A top European Union official said Saturday that new sanctions will be proposed within a week against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

Putin: You better not come after a nuclear-armed Russia updated 3 days ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that "it is better not to come against (nuclear-armed) Russia as regards a possible armed conflict."

6 questions -- and answers -- about the crisis in Ukraine updated 4 days ago

It's been building for months. And now, according to some, Russia has launched a "full-scale invasion" of Ukraine.

Dmitry Medvedev - Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia.

U.S. official says 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine updated 4 days ago

Ukrainian army officer says "full-scale invasion" of his country under way Thursday, U.S. official says up to 1,000 Russian troops crossed into Ukraine.

Foreign jihadists tell CNN: Foley beheading was justified updated 5 days ago

CNN exclusively speaks to foreign jihadists, fighting in Syria for ISIS, about the beheading of James Foley.

In wake of James Foley's murder, does Britain have a jihadi problem? updated 5 days ago

"Any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people" may have been the last words James Foley ever heard.

Raid on ISIS suspect in the French Riviera updated 5 days ago

ISIS terror on the French Riviera: Ibrahim Boudina, a French national from Algeria, was arrested earlier this year on the French Riviera.

Russian convoy rolls into Ukraine: 'Humanitarian' aid or 'direct invasion'? updated 5 days ago

A Ukrainian official accused Russia of directly invading the country under the guise of humanitarian aid.

1,400 cases of 'appalling' sexual exploitation revealed in UK report updated 5 days ago

1,400 cases of appalling sexual exploitation revealed in UK report.

Ukraine's President urges 'resolute actions' to bring peace updated 6 days ago

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko called for peace following talks in Belarus with Russia's Vladimir Putin over the conflict wracking eastern Ukraine.

Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine; leaders meet in Minsk updated 6 days ago

Ten Russian soldiers were detained in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region, Ukraine's Security Service said Tuesday.

New French government announced updated 7 days ago

A new French government was announced Tuesday, one day after it dissolved amid turmoil among top ministers.

After 8 months of conflict, what's next for Ukraine? updated 7 days ago

The conflict in Ukraine has lasted 8 months now. What's next for Kiev?

Ukrainian President dissolves parliament, schedules elections updated 8 days ago

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday on Twitter that he has dissolved the nation's parliament.

Aviation alert over Icelandic volcano lowered, restrictions lifted updated 8 days ago

Iceland lowered the aviation alert over the Bardarbunga volcanic threat, canceling air travel restrictions.

French government dissolved amid turmoil among ministers updated 8 days ago

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented President Francois Hollande with the resignation of the current government, the French presidency said.

Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in streets of Donetsk updated 9 days ago

Armed pro-Russian rebels paraded dozens of captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday afternoon.

Voice, words may provide key clues about James Foley's killer updated 9 days ago

As UK investigators work to identify the militant who beheaded James Foley, the tiniest details in the videotape of the killing could provide the key clue.

Russia aid convoy returns from Ukraine; Merkel raises prospect of more sanctions updated 9 days ago

Several dozen Russian aid trucks left Ukrainian territory Saturday morning, Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, a day after they arrived.

Donetsk: Photos of a besieged city draining of life updated 10 days ago

Bodies torn apart by the weapons of war. The bloody corpse of a man hit by shelling as he walked under trees, a shopkeeper's mutilated body in front of her store, a broom lying nearby.

Ukraine rebels bury the fallen -- the story behind the images updated 10 days ago

Working inside Donetsk presents various challenges as a photojournalist. One of them is working directly with rebel forces defending one of their last bastions against government forces.

Richard III's bones reveal king's taste for luxury food and wine updated 10 days ago

Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for the finer things in life -- including wine.

Hunt is on for suspected British jihadi in James Foley execution video updated 11 days ago

An international manhunt is under way for the ISIS fighter shown in a video of the beheading of journalist James Foley -- and its focus is on Britain.

Beslan School Siege Fast Facts updated 12 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Beslan School Siege.

Pro-Russian separatists shoot down Ukranian jet, hit two copters updated 13 days ago

Pro-Russian separatists struck two helicopters as well as a jet with portable air defense systems Wednesday in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano rumbles, could threaten air travel updated 13 days ago

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.

Ukraine military: 17 dead, 6 injured after refugee convoy attack updated 14 days ago

At least 17 people were killed and six injured in Monday's attack on a refugee convoy in the eastern Luhansk region, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday.

Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon updated 14 days ago

Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon.

Civilian caravan attacked in Ukraine, military says updated 15 days ago

Civilians, including women and children, were killed in an attack on a caravan of refugees in Ukraine's Luhansk region, the Ukrainian military said Monday.

Berlin Wall Fast Facts updated 15 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Berlin Wall, seen as a symbol of the Cold War and East/West relations. The Wall stood from 1961 to 1989, separating democratic West Berlin, considered part of West Germany, from Communist-controlled East Berlin and from the rest of East Germany.

Gunmen seize papers, cash from Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris updated 15 days ago

Gunmen attacked a Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris on Sunday, stealing 250,000 euros ($334,000) and diplomatic documents, French police say.

Julian Assange to leave Ecuadorian Embassy in London 'soon' updated 15 days ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London "soon" after living there for two years.

Ukraine says it's made gains against separatists updated 16 days ago

Ukraine's military advances in fight against pro-Russian separatists Sunday, penetrating territory the separatists held in Donetsk and Luhansk, sources say.

Dockworkers find 35 'screaming' stowaways in a container updated 17 days ago

Dockworkers at a major London port discovered 35 people inside a shipping container Saturday morning.

Ukraine says it destroyed much of Russian military convoy updated 18 days ago

Ukrainian border guards were in Russia on Friday to examine the contents of a huge convoy of trucks that Moscow says is carrying relief goods for civilians.

Singer Cliff Richard denies underage sex allegation updated 18 days ago

British singer Cliff Richard denies an underage sex allegation dating from the 1980s as "completely false."

Aid or invasion? Question looms as Russian convoy nears Ukraine updated 18 days ago

A Russian humanitarian convoy reportedly approaching the border with Ukraine will not be permitted to enter the country, a Ukrainian official warned.

Six questions -- what's happening in Ukraine? updated 18 days ago

Nearly six months since popular protests toppled pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych, fighting between Ukraine's military and pro-Russia rebels continues in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine fighting: Rebel official resigns; shells fall on Donetsk updated 19 days ago

A pro-Russian rebel leader in one eastern Ukrainian city resigned and shells reportedly rocked another rebel-held area Thursday.

Russian convoy to Ukraine abruptly changes course updated 19 days ago

A convoy of 280 of Russian trucks headed for Ukraine has suddenly changed its course, according to a Ukrainian state news agency.

6 injured in train derailment in Swiss Alps, police say updated 20 days ago

A landslide caused a passenger train to partially derail in the Swiss Alps on Wednesday, police say.

All rescued, 10 treated after squall hits sailing dinghies in Northern Ireland updated 22 days ago

More than 200 dinghy sailors caught in heavy weather off the coast of Northern Ireland have been accounted for and have returned to shore, officials say.

Turkey picks a president: What to know about Erdogan's victory updated 22 days ago

Turks have picked prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be the country's first directly elected president.

Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan wins presidency updated 22 days ago

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will become the country's first directly-elected president, reports state.

U.S. warns Russia not to intervene in Ukraine under 'peacekeeping' pretext updated 24 days ago

U.S. secretary of state warns his Russian counterpart that Russia should not intervene in Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian convoys.

Russia arrests Ukrainian officers updated 24 days ago

A Russian court authorized the arrest of five Ukrainian servicemen on what the state-run RIA Novosti news agency described as suspicion of war crimes.

Prince William Fast Facts updated 25 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Prince William, who is second in line to the British throne.

Ukraine: Rebel leader resigns; militants shoot down fighter plane updated 26 days ago

Alexander Borodai, the leader of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, resigns his post. Ukraine says militants downed military plane.

Prince William goes back to work updated 26 days ago

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is going back to work, taking on a new role as an air ambulance pilot.

Deemed too dangerous, search for MH17 victims in Ukraine halted for now updated 26 days ago

The search for victims' remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is halted Wednesday because of heavy fighting in Ukraine.

What is Putin's endgame in Ukraine? updated 26 days ago

What is Russian President Vladimir Putin's endgame in Ukraine?

Russia gives Snowden 3-year residency updated 26 days ago

Edward Snowden has been granted an extension to stay in Russia for three more years, his attorney said.

Enrico Letta Fast Facts updated 26 days ago

Here is a look at the life of former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

Russia's Putin issues retaliatory ban on food imports updated 26 days ago

President Vladimir Putin has banned food and agricultural imports from countries that imposed sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine.

Russian troop increase at Ukraine border raises concerns updated 27 days ago

Russia now has some 20,000 troops stationed by its border with conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, a NATO official told CNN Tuesday.

Opinion: Turkey's Teflon politician targets top post updated 27 days ago

In less than a week, Turkey will hold its first direct presidential election, yet the mood about the country can hardly be described as electric.

Fighter jet scrambled to escort passenger plane into UK's Manchester Airport updated 28 days ago

Fighter jet scrambled Tuesday to escort passenger plane into Britain's Manchester Airport after pilot got information on a "possible suspicious device."

Ukraine: As military warns of 'assault' plan, residents hunker down updated 28 days ago

Ukrainian troops are pushing toward the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

WWI outbreak marked in Belgium updated 29 days ago

Twelve cannons were fired in Liege, Belgium, on Monday to conclude a ceremony marking the outbreak of World War I 100 years ago.

Ukraine Fast Facts updated 32 days ago

Here's some background information about Ukraine, the second-largest European country in area after Russia. It borders Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Russia and the Black Sea in Eastern Europe.

Houses of Parliament (Great Britain) Fast Facts updated 32 days ago

Here's some background information about Great Britain's Houses of Parliament located on the Thames River in London.

MH17: 70 international experts search Ukraine crash site for bodies updated 32 days ago

The largest group yet of international monitors and experts on Friday reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.

80 bodies may still be at MH17 crash site, Australian official says updated 32 days ago

As many as 80 bodies from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still could be lying in the fields of eastern Ukraine, Australia's Foreign Minister says.

MH17 crash: Get up to speed on the latest from Ukraine updated 32 days ago

Get up to speed on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash investigation and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, based on the latest CNN reporting.

Norway Terror Attacks Fast Facts updated 32 days ago

Here's some background information about the Norwegian terrorist attack on July 22, 2011. Eight people died in a bombing in Oslo while 69 young people died on nearby Utoya island. This was the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II.

MH17 crash site: Dangers delay investigators; Ukraine warns of mines updated 33 days ago

For a fourth day, unsafe conditions in eastern Ukraine kept international investigators from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage.

Body of 'apparent stowaway' found in U.S. Air Force plane that traversed Africa updated 34 days ago

The body of an "apparent stowaway" was found in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force plane that traversed Africa, a Pentagon spokesman said.

What will MH17 crash investigators find at site -- and how useful will it be anyway? updated 34 days ago

Nearly two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, Dutch investigators have yet to lay eyes on the wreckage.

U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions as Ukraine fighting continues updated 34 days ago

EU officials agree to ratchet up economic pressure on Russia, an official says, as fighting in Ukraine cuts access to the Flight 17 crash site.

Suspect in Jewish Museum shooting extradited to Belgium updated 35 days ago

The suspect in the deadly shooting at Belgium's Jewish Museum was extradited from France to Belgium, a French court official said Tuesday.

MH17 investigators 'sick and tired of being delayed,' official says updated 35 days ago

Dutch and Australian experts trying to reach Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's crash site in Ukraine turned back again due to heavy fighting.

Romano Prodi Fast Facts updated 36 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Romano Prodi, former prime minister of Italy.

Big Ben Fast Facts updated 36 days ago

Here's some background information about Big Ben, the clock and bell in Elizabeth Tower, formerly St. Stephen's Tower, at the Houses of Parliament in London. It is one of the most famous landmarks in England.

Lionel Messi Fast Facts updated 36 days ago

Here is a look at the life of soccer player Lionel "Leo" Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina's national team.

Eiffel Tower Fast Facts updated 36 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Journalist detained working for CNN in Ukraine is freed updated 36 days ago

A Ukrainian journalist detained Tuesday by pro-Russian rebels while working as a freelance producer for CNN has been freed.

Fighting rages in Ukraine town; 2 children among 13 dead updated 36 days ago

More death and violence reported in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as some investigators unable to go to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Costa Concordia reaches end of final voyage updated 37 days ago

The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship reached the end of its final voyage.

Tour de France Fast Facts updated 37 days ago

Here's a look at the Tour de France.

Hillary Clinton: Putin 'bears responsibility' in downing of MH17 updated 37 days ago

Vladimir Putin bears at least some blame in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Hillary Clinton says.

Donetsk residents flee fighting; Russians report spike in Ukrainian refugees updated 38 days ago

Long lines of cars jammed the roads leading south from Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, as Russian media reported a spike in refugees seeking shelter in Russia.

MH17 crash: Investigators must have full access, Malaysian PM says updated 38 days ago

Malaysian investigators have not yet been able to access entire MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Najib Razak said.

Mother of two MH17 victims regrets not heeding son's fears updated 38 days ago

The mother of two brothers killed in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 told CNN she regrets not taking her youngest son's fears about the flight more seriously.

As nations seek more MH17 access, rebels reportedly getting impatient updated 38 days ago

As investigators seek more access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine, rebels say they're growing impatient with their presence.

Pentagon: Russia getting ready to send more powerful weapons into Ukraine updated 39 days ago

Russia is preparing the transfer of more powerful weaponry into Ukraine, and it could happen at any time, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

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