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World sees Trump as a weakened president

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you think it's only Americans who are watching the news of a criminal indictment and a guilty plea of Trump campaign officials in the Russia probe, think again. Not only is the entire world following the dramatic developments, but world leaders, in particular, are keeping a close eye on …

What 'Allahu Akbar' really means

<b>(CNN) —</b> I'll never forget the day a US army veteran who had fought in Iraq embraced Islam at my former mosque in New Orleans. He arrived in his full uniform, and was overcome with emotion when he heard the congregation shout <i>"Allahu Akbar"</i> after he uttered the Islamic declaration of faith.<p>The army …

Extremism

North Korea Defector Warns Military Will React to Any Sign of U.S. Attack

North Korean military officers have been trained to trigger a devastating counterstrike if their country is attacked by the United States, according to a high-profile defector.<p>Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho's comments to U.S. lawmakers suggest that military action on the Korean peninsula …

Catalonia Is Becoming Europe’s Problem

European leaders have treated the Catalan independence bid as an internal Spanish matter, but its deposed leader’s decision to flee to Brussels may change that.<p>The European Union has gone out of its way to stay out of the crisis in Catalonia, which came to a head last week when the northeastern …

Europe

How Paul Manafort’s Indictment Reveals Robert Mueller’s Strategy

How does the indictment of former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort fit into the Russian collusion investigation when none of the charges against …

Gender gap report: Equal pay now 217 years away

The World Economic Forum has said that it will take 217 years until women have equal pay and representation in the workplace. It's the second year …

Feminism

At least five people close to Trump engaged with Russian Twitter trolls from 2015 to 2017

On Wednesday, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, released a list of Twitter accounts identified as being linked to Russians seeking to meddle in the 2016 presidential campaign. A review of that list, which included more than 2,000 usernames, …

Saudi women hold massive conference to inspire girls in the Kingdom

Famous Saudi women have held a conference to inspire young girls.<p>The unique event took place in capital Riyadh on Saturday, and involved women from a …

Henry A. Giroux | Disposability in the Age of Disasters: From Dreamers and Puerto Rico to Violence in Las Vegas

Mourners hold their candles in the air during a moment of silence at a vigil to mark one week since the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country …

Puerto Rico