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How vulnerable are the undersea cables that power the global internet?

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 09:03
On July 29, 1858, two steam-powered battleships met in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There, they connected two ends of a 4,000 kilometer (2,500 mile) long, 1.5 centimeter (0.6 inch) wide cable, linking for the first time the European and North American continents by telegraph.

North Korea: Launch was a "warning" to South Korea

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 07:02
North Korea says the two missiles launched this week toward the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, were intended to send a warning to South Korea.

Shinzo Abe Fast Facts

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 05:02
View CNN Fast Facts to learn more about Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister and the president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

Japan Fast Facts

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 05:02
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Japan and learn more about the country of islands located off the eastern coast of mainland Asia.

TV interview sheds light on UK's China relations under Boris Johnson

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 16:56
US President Donald Trump's warm overtures to Britain's new Prime Minister have been widely covered since Boris Johnson took power on Wednesday.

Meet the 16-year-old CEO who's helping nonprofits

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 16:37
Irawadee Thawornbut is the 16-year-old founder of Sandee for Good, an online marketplace for donors to order and pay for goods to be delivered to nonprofits.

US man found with loaded gun in luggage says he didn't know it was there

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:54
A United States citizen could face up to 20 years in jail after trying to board a flight in Japan with a loaded handgun in his luggage.

Why Hong Kong's young protesters feel they're running out of time in fight for democracy

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 11:53
When protesters in Hong Kong targeted the Chinese government's headquarters in the city, social media users in China were united in outrage.

South Korea accuses Russia of 'distortion of the facts' over mid-air confrontation

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 16:48
South Korea has accused Russia of a "distortion of the facts," amid a deepening diplomatic rift over an alleged violation of airspace.

China's military warns against growing threat from Taiwan 'separatists'

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 15:47
China has warned against what it describes as a growing threat from "separatists" in Taiwan, and said it would not rule out using force against the self-governed island Beijing regards as part of its territory.

Pro-Beijing lawmaker in Hong Kong: Apologize to me or take 'path of not being alive'

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 12:46
A pro-Beijing lawmaker who has become a figure of hate among pro-democracy circles in Hong Kong has issued a direct threat to his opponents after vandals attacked his office and the graves of his parents.

Putin and Xi test a budding military alliance in the Pacific -- and step up confrontation

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 03:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a clear message on Tuesday: They are ready to test the limits of their budding military partnership in the Pacific.

Singapore seizes tusks from 300 elephants in ivory haul worth $12.9 million

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 20:40
Singapore has stopped a shipment of almost 9 tonnes (9.9 US tons) of ivory, the largest seizure of its kind in the nation's history.

Li Peng, hardline Chinese premier who backed Tiananmen massacre, dies at 91

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 19:39
Li Peng, the former Chinese Premier remembered for his role in the brutal military suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protesters, has died.

Fears of thugs-for-hire in Hong Kong after mob attack

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 16:37
Six men have been arrested in Hong Kong in connection with a seemingly unprovoked and indiscriminate mob attack that injured 45 people at a metro station on Sunday night and outraged a city not used to such violent scenes.

Australian man caught with $140 million of meth after crashing into parked police car

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 13:37
An Australian man has been caught with a $140 million methamphetamine haul hidden in boxes after he crashed into a parked police car.

Kim Jong Un seen beside apparent submarine in state media photographs

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 11:36
North Korean state media released images Tuesday of leader Kim Jong Un inspecting what appears to be a submarine under construction.

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 11:36
South Korean fighter jets fired warning shots at a Russian military aircraft Tuesday after it violated the country's airspace, the country's defense officials said.

Why China is challenging Australia for influence over the Pacific Islands

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 05:33
To many, the Pacific Islands are remote holiday destinations. To China and Australia, they're the scene of a show down.

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang to rival Mack Horton: 'You must respect China'

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 16:27
Australian swimmer Mack Horton has reignited his feud with Chinese swimming star Sun Yang -- and most of China -- by refusing to share the podium with his longtime rival.