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(CNN) Jacob Zuma has quit as president of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party. "No life should be lost in my name and also the ANC should never be divided in my name," he said during a nationally ...
(CNN) Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's longtime opposition leader and former prime minister, has died in a South African hospital at the age of 65, according to MDC party spokesman Nelson Chamisa. Tsvangirai had been in and out of hospital since disclosing in June 2016 that he had colon cancer.

Washington (CNN) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces perhaps the most difficult stop of his Mideast trip in Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has doubled down on anti-American rhetoric by appearing to threaten US troops in Syria. Turkey has bristled at the US military's alliance with Syrian ...
(CNN) Most lawyers aren't willing to sacrifice themselves for their clients. That is, it seems, except in the case of Michael Cohen. Known to the world as "President Trump's personal lawyer," Cohen claims to have taken a $130,000 financial hit to protect his client from a scandal: allegations that Donald Trump ...
When asked about the images, Hugh Griffiths, the coordinator for the UN Panel of experts on North Korea -- which is charged with monitoring and reporting on sanctions enforcement -- told CNN, "I can confirm that the panel has received some information from Japan on this case, but unfortunately I cannot ...
"And when you put them all together, you've got a case." CNN's latest promo - the network seems to be picking up the pace -- comes as news outlets report special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be building a case that President Donald Trump's interference with the investigation into Russian election ...

By Josiah Ryan, CNN .... (CNN) CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd on Wednesday choked back tears as he confronted the grim details of the nation's latest school shooting, a massacre at Marjory Stoneman ... CNN's Emanuella Grinberg, Eric Levenson and Evan Perez contributed to this report.
(CNN) Doctors remain baffled by concussion-like symptoms that manifested in US government personnel while they were on assignment in Havana, Cuba. Their findings are laid out in a comprehensive medical report published Wednesday on what they found when they examined the patients. CNN first ...
"We sort of huddled in the corner for a few minutes and then I made the decision to move everyone to the closet," Falkowski told CNN's Anderson Cooper. Most students stood in silence while on their phones, some others burst into tears. Falkowski said she just tried to hold herself together. "You try to do the ...
(CNN) A wildfire raging in a remote part of South Australia is large enough that smoke emanating from it can be seen from space, CNN meteorologists confirm. The Kenmore Park fire was first reported on Thursday and is now burning an area of about 125,000 hectares (483 square miles), according to ...
"The President has some difficulty with precision," Biden said in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. Biden said he marvels at some of the comments Trump makes and referenced a line from Trump on Monday that Democrats who did not applaud his State of the Union address were "un-American" and ...
The more expansive request came when an agent in the FBI's counterintelligence division emailed the deputy general counsel at GSA to preserve documents, electronics and communications from the Trump transition team, according to documents CNN obtained through a Freedom of Information Act ...
Berlin (CNN) German Chancellor Angela Merkel moved a step closer to forming a coalition government with her center-left rivals on Wednesday, after four months of political uncertainty. A spokesperson for the SPD confirmed it had reached a deal with Merkel's center-right CDU, but stressed that it would ...
Reyes told CNN that she did not feel like she drank too much but noted that she was "not making her own drinks" and "does not have much memory" of the night. Although the timeline of the evening is still fuzzy at times, Reyes said she now recalls more about the what occurred -- including feeling very tired ...
"While it would be inappropriate to comment on the pending appeal with the contractor in question, FEMA continues to provide meals to survivors in Puerto Rico," William Booher, FEMA public affairs director, told CNN in an email. "At the time of the contract termination there were ample commodity supplies ...
By Sara Murray, CNN ..... (CNN) President Donald Trump's lawyers have aimed to hit the brakes on a potential sit-down with Robert Mueller, but Trump remains eager to speak with the ... CNN first reported last week that the President's attorneys were arguing against agreeing to a special counsel interview.
(CNN) US President Donald Trump wants a military parade, according to the Pentagon. A military official told the Washington Post he requested a display "like the one in France," after he was French President Emmanuel Macron's guest on Bastille Day last year, and much impressed by the annual show of ...

(CNN) It's not often that a cop looks skyward while ordering someone to pull over. But that's what happened Tuesday morning in San Bernardino County, California, after residents called 911 to say two hot-air balloons were flying extremely low and possibly smacking into residences.
(CNN) Gray crocodiles are turning orange in the African country of Gabon. Here's a hint why: evolution. And here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) ...
Speaking to CNN, John Delury, Professor of International Studies at Yonsei University, said that it was important to keep the request in context. "International sanctions are designed to cut off resources to the North's nuclear missile program, not to prevent it from sending a peace party to the South (during ...
Kenyan elephant expert Paula Kahumbu of Wildlife Direct said Bradley Martin was an "icon" in conservation. "He was one of the only people who was doing real investigative work on ivory horn trafficking and rhino horn trafficking. His work helped conservationists redirect their efforts," Kahumbu told CNN.
"This could be Rouhani's attempt to be seen as someone who can listen to the Iranian people, compared to other politicians who are perhaps impinging their ideological will on the people," Sanam Vakil, an associate fellow at Chatham House who studies Iran, told CNN. "People might appreciate that he's ...
(CNN) Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday to 40 to 125 years in prison, ending a remarkable three weeks of court hearings that dramatically personalized the pain and suffering the former doctor caused for years. At his sentencing hearing in Eaton County, Michigan, Nassar apologized for his years of ...
(CNN) President Donald Trump wasn't -- and, apparently, still isn't -- happy that Democrats in Congress didn't stand to applaud him in his State of the Union address last week. Here's what Trump told a crowd in Cincinnati in a speech on Monday afternoon: "They were like death and un-American.
(CNN) The only known surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris terror attacks appeared in court in Brussels Monday, but refused to cooperate or answer questions. It was the first public appearance for 28-year-old Salah Abdeslam since his arrest in Belgium in March 2016, according to Reuters news agency.
(CNN) Political unrest in the Republic of Maldives prompted the Asian nation's President on Monday to declare a state of emergency for 15 days. The move, which gives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom power to arrest and detain people, reflects a power struggle between the island nation's ...
A CNN employee discovered copies of them, along with other sensitive DHS material, in the seat-back pocket of a commercial plane. The reports were accompanied by the travel itinerary and boarding pass of the government scientist in charge of BioWatch, the DHS program that conducted the anthrax ...
(CNN) The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Monday evening to make public the Democratic memo rebutting GOP allegations that the FBI abused surveillance laws, the committee's top Democrat said, a move that will put the issue back on President Donald Trump's desk this week.
One White House aide told CNN's Jeff Zeleny that it was jarring to see Fox ditch the President's speech when the market free-fall hit 1,000 points. As Trump slammed Democrats in Blue Ash, Ohio, and celebrated robust job creation along with rising wages, the Dow Jones Industrial Average tanked 1,600 ...
(CNN) The search for a missing oil tanker off the coast of West Africa entered its fourth day Sunday, with no word on the fate of the 22 Indian nationals aboard the vessel. The vessel, Marine Express, was carrying more than 13,000 tons of gasoline and went missing in the gulf of Guinea, according to a ...
(CNN) The students of the acclaimed Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta are well known for their dance moves. So when they learned in a surprise Friday announcement that they were going to see the new blockbuster "Black Panther" movie, the ecstatic kids broke out laughing, cheering and dancing on tables.
North Korea is planning to show off dozens of long-range missiles at a February 8 parade, the day before the Winter Olympics is set to begin in South Korea, two diplomatic sources with deep knowledge of North Korea's intentions told CNN last week. The display of "hundreds" of missiles and rockets would ...
In a separate CNN interview on the same program, Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio signaled agreement with Gowdy that the memo is a "separate issue" from vindicating Trump in the Russia probe. "It's more looking within the agencies, something we have oversight over," said Wenstrup, who, like ...
Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. The four-page memo alleges FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, accusing the agency of improperly using information paid for in part by Hillary Clinton's campaign to obtain a FISA warrant for Trump campaign foreign ...
"We determined that from there (the North Korean embassy in Berlin) weapons procurement took place, in our view, with an eye toward the missile program and in part also the nuclear program," the head of Germany's Security Agency (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, told CNN affiliate ARD. "If we find such ...
If there are protesting players at the Super Bowl, NBC is set to show them, and the NFL told CNN money ahead of the game that it does not plan to keep players in their locker rooms and that there is no rule preventing players from protesting. A White House official told CNN that Trump has opted out of a ...
Sources close to the family confirmed she was expecting to CNN in September. "My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world," Jenner said on Sunday. "I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how." Jenner ...
Richard Anderson, Amtrak CEO and president, told CNN's Rene Marsh that the signal system along the section of track where the crash occurred was down and the tracks were being manually controlled by CSX. He said the CSX dispatch center directed the Amtrak train to the track where the derailment ...
Washington (CNN) More than six in 10 Americans, 62%, support legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller by requiring a panel of federal judges to sign off before any special counsel could be fired. The new Monmouth University survey comes amid reports that President Donald Trump attempted ...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia (CNN) A member of the Senate's Republican leadership acknowledged Thursday that the party may not be able to tackle some of the President's key immigration priorities by a March 5 deadline. Instead, the Senate's No. 3 Republican John Thune told ...
President Trump has decided not to participate in a Super Bowl Sunday interview this weekend. "He is not doing a Super Bowl interview," a White House official told CNN on condition of anonymity on Wednesday. Sources at NBC affirmed that their interview requests have been turned down. But Trump still ...
CNN's Key Races - Senate. In order to take control of the Senate, Democrats essentially have to keep all of their own seats and take two from Republicans. If Manchin loses, they have to take a seat that currently leans Republican. It's the political equivalent of shooting the moon. The margins, no matter what ...
"Successive governments have been trying to persuade journalists and politicians to stop using the phrase 'Polish death camps,'" she told CNN. "It comes down to a rather sloppy and cavalier attitude towards Polish history... towards one of the most painful periods in Polish history." At least three million ...
... according to authorities -- was seen trying to snake his way through the crossing gates, despite signals that included lights warning of the oncoming train, two sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. The Amtrak train, which was chartered by GOP lawmakers to take them from Washington, ...
But does requiring students to file such plans really push them to the graduation finish line? Zinth told CNN it may make a positive difference in how many students graduate, but she cautions states need to be aware of unintended consequences and the hurdles it may produce for students and their families.
(CNN) Cape Town -- a city once at the forefront of Africa's green movement -- implemented new emergency water restrictions Thursday as the sprawling metropolis prepares for the day its taps run dry. Residents are now being asked to curb the amount of municipal water they use each day to just 50 liters (a ...
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah denied that the purpose of releasing the memo was to undermine the Mueller probe and insisted that the White House is simply playing their role in a process initiated by Congress. "No, the purpose is transparency," Shah said, when asked by CNN about the ...
(CNN) Two 15-year-old students were shot Thursday morning at Sal Castro Middle school in Los Angeles, and a female student is in custody as a suspect, officials said. One boy was shot in the head and is in critical condition, and a girl was shot in the wrist, Los Angeles fire Capt. Eric Scott said.
Amtrak also said in a statement to CNN, "Our highest priority is ensuring the safety of our passengers, our crew and the communities we serve. We are actively taking measures to strengthen the safety of our operations, from adopting a safety management system approach used by commercial aviation to ...
"And I gave Trump -- continuing a lot of trends that have been going on anyway, black unemployment is pretty good," Jones told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources." "Should he get credit for it? Jay-Z said something you don't hear from many billionaires. He said, you know what? It's not about money.


 

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