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US vs China: 3 flash points between the world's biggest economies

These are not easy times for relations between the world's two largest economies.<p>Against the backdrop of a slowing Chinese economy and a fiery U.S. presidential election campaign, economic tensions are rife.<p>U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is part of a team visiting Beijing on Monday and Tuesday …

U.S. sends F-22 warplanes to Romania

<b>Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport, Romania (CNN) —</b> Two of the world's most advanced warplanes have touched down in Romania for the first time, near the shores of the Black Sea and just a short hop from Ukraine, the Crimean Peninsula and Russia.<p>The United States sent the F-22 Raptors to southeastern …

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Taiwan, China Leaders To Meet For First Time Since 1949

Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks with his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore on Saturday in the first such meeting of leaders from the two rivals since the Chinese civil war ended in 1949.<p>The unexpected but historic meeting carries risks for both presidents, political …

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Stocks are on fire. But are they too hot?

The stock market hasn't been this red hot since 2011.<p>After tanking at the end of the summer, Wall Street has raced back with a vengeance. Fears about China's economic troubles and Federal Reserve policy have faded, sending the Dow skyrocketing about 1,500 points in October. The S&P 500 shot up 8.3% …

On the campaign trail: What's at stake in Myanmar's elections?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Myanmar's pro-democracy camp has been out in force ahead of a landmark general election due to take place Sunday, with supporters of the country's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gathering in their thousands at a final, massive rally in the largest city, Yangon.<p>Decked in the red of her …

El Faro owners file lawsuit to block legal action by families of ship's crew

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Navy and the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday that wreckage discovered at the bottom of the ocean over the weekend was indeed that of the American cargo ship El Faro. But as families of the lost crew hold out hope they'll learn their loved ones' fates, they …

China, Japan and South Korea relations 'completely restored' after summit

<b>(CNN) —</b> China, Japan and South Korea said they have "completely restored" relations after meeting Sunday for the first trilateral summit of the East Asian powers in three years.<p>Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye over the …

Beijing Summons U.S. Ambassador Over U.S. Navy Ship Entering Disputed South China Sea

China has condemned U.S. activity in the South China Sea after an American naval ship entered disputed waters close to Chinese-built artificial …

North Korea says it can miniaturize nuclear weapons

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea said Wednesday that it has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step toward building nuclear missiles.<p>Analysts and U.S. officials have said previously that they suspected Kim Jong Un's regime was working toward accomplishing the technical feat, which is needed to …

Spain Looks to Halt Catalonia Independence Vote

Spain’s leader said Monday that he will ask the country’s Constitutional Court to annul a new law that would allow the semi-autonomous Catalonia …

North and South Korea exchange fire

North and South Korea exchanged fire Friday after gunners in the North targeted balloons carrying leaflets critical of the country's reclusive regime, the South Korean Defense Ministry said.<p>North Korean gunners fired anti-aircraft rounds at the balloons for 20 minutes, and some of the shots landed …

Pentagon: New airstrikes target refineries used by ISIS in Syria

U.S. and coalition warplanes pounded ISIS positions in eastern Syria on Wednesday, targeting what a Pentagon official described as mobile oil refineries being used by the so-called Islamic State terror group to help finance its operations.<p>The latest round of airstrikes were aimed at cutting off …

Iran's Rouhani, UK's Cameron have historic, 'constructive' meeting

Leaders from Britain and Iran met Wednesday for the first time in 35 years, a potential breakthrough conversation that occurs at a time when Tehran is trying to shed Western-led sanctions over its nuclear program and Western nations are trying to garner international support for their campaign …

U.S.-led airstrikes on ISIS in Syria: Who's in, who's not

The campaign of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria has pitted several Arab countries into action alongside the United States.<p>Analysts say the involvement of leading Sunni Muslim nations in a fight against the Sunni extremism of ISIS is crucial.<p>"I think that's very important going forward as it does …

French President: Islamic extremists beheaded French hostage

French hostage Herve Gourdel was abducted and beheaded, a killing shown on video, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.<p>"You will understand that today I am speaking before you with a particularly high level of emotion because one of my compatriots …

Yet another beheading. What's the world going to do about ISIS?

ISIS beheaded another Westerner, a British aid worker. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry courted Middle Eastern leaders to join a coalition in the fight against the Islamist militants. And U.S. planes aimed at ISIS fighters near Iraq's capital.<p>As world leaders struggled Monday to come up with …

U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official

The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq, defense officials told NBC News.<p>U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials …

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone."<p>Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered …

UN to take over Central African Republic peacekeeping mission, adding about 1,800 more troops

The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries.<p>About …

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Scotland independence: accusations fly between two sides in fight for votes

Campaigning in Scotland's referendum reached a new intensity on the final Sunday before the referendum, with thousands of canvassers and people manning hundreds of street stalls fighting for the final few hundred thousand votes either side needs to clinch victory.<p>As Church of Scotland leaders …

Kerry: U.S. not at war with ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday would not say the United States is at war with ISIS, telling CNN in an interview that the administration's strategy includes "many different things that one doesn't think of normally in context of war."<p>"What we are doing is engaging in a very …

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ISIS can 'muster' between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters, CIA says

A CIA assessment puts the number of ISIS fighters at possibly more than three times the previous estimates.<p>The terror group that calls itself the Islamic State "can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria," a CIA spokesman told CNN on Thursday.<p>Analysts and U.S. officials …

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