Ted Cruz Pushes for El Chapo to Pay for the Wall

Sen. Ted Cruz is proposing a new source of funding for a border wall: recently convicted drug kingpin El Chapo.

Turkey orders detention of more than 1,100 people linked to failed 2016 coup

Turkey has ordered the detention of 1,112 people over suspected links to a failed coup attempt, a Ministry of Interior source told CNN.

Pope Francis praises girl who broke through security to give him a letter

A little girl evaded tight police security Tuesday inside Abu Dhabi's city stadium and ran to Pope Francis to deliver him a letter.

The developing countries with the most to fear from Brexit

The potential fallout from Brexit won't stop with the UK and the European Union, a new study has found. The UK's departure from the EU may also pose a serious threat to developing countries that depend on trade with Britain, ...

Venezuela may 'spiral out of control' with at least 20 dead in protests, UN says

As two declared presidents vie for power in Venezuela, a UN human rights official says at least 20 people have died in protest-related violence this week in the Latin American country, sparking her concern that the situation there "may rapidly ...

Russian plane makes unplanned landing after hijacking attempt

A commercial flight bound for Moscow made an emergency landing in western Siberia after a drunk passenger tried to hijack the aircraft, Russian media reported.

Could World Youth Day in Panama give the Pope a boost?

World Youth Day in Panama is supposed to be about young people, from all over the globe, celebrating their Catholic faith with the Pope. But this year, it's happening during arguably the greatest crisis of Pope Francis' pontificate and of ...

'El Chapo' Guzman associate claims kingpin paid $100M bribe to former Mexican President

A former close personal aide to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Tuesday that the drug kingpin once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Global stocks swing wildly as investors worry about China's economy

Global stock markets kicked off 2019 with another wild day of trading triggered by new signs of economic weakness in China.

Ebola outbreak in Congo surpasses 600 cases amid more violence

The Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a grim new milestone in the Ebola outbreak that began August 1: The total number of probable patients is 608 as of Wednesday, with 368 deaths, the Ministry of Health said. An additional ...

Russia's 'invulnerable' nuclear missile ready to deploy, Putin says

Russia's new hypersonic missile system, which President Vladimir Putin claims is "invulnerable" to US defenses, will enter service in 2019, the Russian leader said after a test of the missile Wednesday.

Russia's targeting of black voters is a very American thing to do

When Vladimir Putin focused on black voter depression and sowing racial divisions in the 2016 election to help propel Donald Trump into the White House, he engaged in what is, unfortunately, a longstanding and time-tested American practice.

1 in 4 globally will have a stroke at age 25 or older, according to new study

One in four people globally will have a stroke at age 25 or older, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Vladimir Putin bows to his most dangerous enemy

The kids are alright. Or so says Vladimir Putin, defender of Slavic values, crusher of political dissent and (it seems) indulgent fan of Russian rap music.

Putin's war on rap unites Russia's hip hop artists

In Russia, a rap war is raging, but it's not between battling MCs. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has previously commended rappers for bringing societal issues into the limelight and invited a popular artist to perform at his presidential inauguration ...