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Five things about Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has consolidated his hold on power with a major purge of the country's political and business leadership.<p>BBC News' Frank Gardner looks at the moves the heir has made since his rise to power in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

North Korea's missile and nuclear programme

<b>A series of successful North Korean missile tests has demonstrated its growing power and expertise, stoking tensions with the US.</b><p>The November 2017 test of a previously unknown type of missile known as Hwasong-15 was North Korea's highest altitude flight to date.<p>This followed North Korea's largest …

North Korea: What we know about the new missile

<b>After two months without a missile test, North Korea has launched its highest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile, which experts say puts the US well within range. It says this is a new missile, known as a Hwasong-15. What can we tell about this missile from the latest test?</b><p>What is North Korea …

One-minute World News

North Korea’s Longest Missile Test Yet

After more than two months without a missile launch, North Korea did a middle-of-the-night test (3:17 a.m. in Japan) today that appears to be its …

Donald Trump's secret? There is no secret

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US government is set to shut down on December 8 unless Congress can pass a bill -- and President Donald Trump can sign it -- to fund the government beyond that date.<p>Which is why it made perfect sense that Trump was scheduled to meet with the four top congressional leaders -- …

Will Meghan Markle become the royal family's silent feminist?

Jill Filipovic is a journalist based in New York and Nairobi, Kenya, and the author of the book "The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness." …

DOJ: Russian agents behind Yahoo cyberattack

Bitcoin hits $11,000 and then plummets. What next?

The bitcoin roller coaster is picking up speed.<p>The virtual currency powered past $11,000 for the first time on Wednesday, capping a jaw-dropping rally of more than 1,000% since the start of the year. But it then plunged by more than $2,000, providing a stark reminder of its extreme volatility.<p>Long …

Cryptocurrency

Tired of winning? Clock ticks down on Trump's first year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has just one month left to salvage a lost legislative year in a presidency that he vowed would be an endless victory lap -- but has yet to produce a major new law that reshapes the nation.<p>The President's road to a congressional win could be paved by passing …

Donald Trump

Senators debate likely effects of GOP tax plan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> While Congress continues to push for tax reform, senators from across the aisle debated Tuesday evening over the likely ramifications of the GOP tax bill.<p>Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Tim Scott faced off against Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders …

Meghan Markle intends to become UK citizen after marriage to Prince Harry

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meghan Markle intends to become a UK citizen, the British royal family has announced, confirming that the American actor's marriage to Prince Harry would take place at Windsor Castle in May next year.<p>Kensington Palace said that Windsor, a royal residence west of London, had become "a …

Catholicism

North Korea missile launch: The most important things to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea broke a two-month lull in weapons testing with a dramatic launch of its most advanced missile yet, an intercontinental ballistic missile it claims can reach the "whole" US mainland.<p>The country's state media declared the Hwasong-15 missile was "the most powerful ICBM" which …

North Korea

US court charges Chinese 'hackers' with attacks on three corporations

<b>Three Chinese citizens have been charged by a US court with hacking attacks on international corporations.</b><p>The three, said to run a cyber security firm in China, targeted Moody's Analytics, Siemens and GPS maker Trimble, the indictment says.<p>They are alleged to have used email phishing scams and …

Argentina missing sub: Water entered snorkel causing short circuit

<b>The Argentine navy says that before its San Juan submarine with 44 crew on board went missing on 15 November in the Atlantic Ocean, the vessel's captain reported that water had entered the sub through a snorkel.</b><p>A navy spokesman said that the water had hit one of the batteries causing it to short …

Kenya election: Kenyatta vows to overcome divisions

<b>Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to overcome Kenya's divisions after being sworn in for a second term as president, at a ceremony boycotted by the opposition.</b><p>Speaking after his inauguration in the capital Nairobi, he said he would try to incorporate some of the opposition's ideas "in the spirit of …

Alfa Romeo Giulia named Motor Trend Car of the Year

Motor Trend magazine has named the Alfa Romeo Giulia its Car of the Year. The finalists included the new, redesigned Honda Accord and the Tesla Model 3.<p>At the same time, Motor Trend also named the new Honda CR-V its SUV of the Year and the Ford F-150 Truck of the Year.<p>To be eligible for these …

Alfa Romeo

At a Navajo veterans' event, Trump makes 'Pocahontas' crack

President Donald Trump, during an event at the White House honoring Navajo code talkers Monday, referenced his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, …

Experiencing the best of Prince Edward Island

Facebook is rolling out AI-based suicide prevention effort

Facebook is expanding its automated efforts to prevent suicide.<p>The company said on Monday it is now using artificial intelligence to identify posts, videos, and Facebook Live streams containing suicidal thoughts. It will also use the technology to prioritize the order its team reviews posts.<p>In …

Artificial Intelligence

Davis Cup: France edges Belgium 3-2 to win trophy for 10th time

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lucas Pouille proved the hero for France as it beat Belgium 3-2 to win the Davis Cup for the 10th time before a raucous home crowd at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille Sunday.<p>Pouille thrashed Steve Darcis 6-3 6-1 6-0 in the fifth and deciding rubber to see France lift the famous trophy for …

United Airlines releases new customer policies

Following a public relations crisis, United Airlines has released a ten-point action plan to "improve customer experience."

United Airlines

4 of the best helicopter sightseeing tours in North America

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's magical. And it's very loud.<p>That moment when a helicopter lifts off is a sweet sensory overload, with turbine engines screaming and the main rotor beating the air into submission just a few feet above your head.<p>But coddled in a good set of noise-canceling headphones or cocooned in a …

Taal Volcano in the Philippines: Danger, beauty -- and golf! | CNN Travel

Chinese social media giant is worth more than Facebook

It's official: China's biggest tech company is now worth more than Facebook.<p>Tencent (TCEHY) shares closed more than 2% higher in Hong Kong on Tuesday, valuing the social media and gaming giant at around $522 billion, according to FactSet. Facebook (FB) is currently worth a little over $519 …

Social Media

Uber fined $8.9 million in Colorado for problematic background checks

Uber is once again under fire for how it conducts background checks.<p>The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) fined Uber $8.9 million on Monday for allowing drivers with "disqualifying" criminal or motor vehicle offenses to drive for the company. Some of them did not have valid licenses and …

Next stop $10,000? Bitcoin's incredible surge hits new heights

The great bitcoin boom of 2017 is going from strength to strength.<p>The virtual currency rocketed above $9,000 for the first time on Sunday and was trading above $9,500 by Monday morning in Asia.<p>Stock markets around the world have been on a tear this year, but their gains are paltry compared with …

Cryptocurrency

Undisciplined Trump disrupts his own tax reform pitch

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump can't -- or won't -- keep his eye on the prize.<p>Trump has always used chaos as a tool to disorientate his rivals but now risks wounding himself with his disruptive behavior, as a critical moment looms for his presidency with a generational tax reform bill on …

Donald Trump

Regulators question Google over location data

Google is facing scrutiny for reportedlycollecting data about the location of smartphone users without their knowledge.<p>Regulators in South Korea summoned Google (GOOGL) representatives this week to question them about a report that claimed the company was collecting data from Android devices even …

South Korea