President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Ankara was "seriously saddened" by footage showing American military vehicles operating close to the border with Syrian Kurdish fighters Turkey sees as a terror group. The Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) are seen by Washington as the most effective fighting force in the battle against jihadists in Syria. Ankara says the fighters of the YPG are merely the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), who have waged an insurgency since 1984 inside Turkey that has lef t tens of thousands dead.
An American woman held for more than two years by China has been deported to the United States after being convicted of espionage, the US State Department confirmed on Sunday. Sandy Phan-Gillis was detained in March 2015 at the Macau border after visiting mainland China with a trade delegation from the Texas oil capital Houston. "We are aware that Chinese authorities deported Ms. Phan-Gillis back to the United States," a State Department official said.
Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is warning that "a good part of humanity" will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate, and he is calling for diplomacy and a revived United Nations to take the lead in negotiating a resolution.
W. Kamau Bell discusses the impact of immigration with visitors at the Martin Luther King Jr. monument in Washington, D.C. Watch "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.
Mandy Moore dives into shark-infested waters in this summer's open ocean survival horror, "47 Meters Down." There have been trailers for Johannes Roberts' take on the classic deep-sea scenario floating around, but a fresh sneak peek just washed ashore this weekend. In this trailer, we get an even more in-depth look at Moore's Lisa as she and... Read more »
It's been 25 years since the Los Angeles riots, an event already marked by numerous TV specials, with more to come. Yet one relatively under-covered aspect of the unrest is the role TV and video played -- and the jarring realization, played out in multiple cases since, that seeing wasn't always believing.
TOWN OF OASIS, Wis. (AP) — Cris Van Houten thought he was getting a little bit of paradise when he built his house on Huron Lake in Wisconsin's central sands region. He could look out from his deck at the blue water and scuba dive in the shallows.
During the opening minutes of Sunday's Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal against the Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics star guard Isaiah Thomas got popped in the mouth and spit out a front tooth.
That's the bad news. The good news is that it gave him shooting superpowers.
The Celtics were down 16-0 when Thomas inadvertently took an elbow to the mouth while trying to defend Wizard forward Otto Porter. A front tooth shot out and Thomas calmly picked it up off the court. With a gaping hole in his usually toothy smile, Thomas went on to shoot back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers, which certainly helped the Celtic climb out of that deficit.
The Celtics went on to win 123-111. Thomas told reporters in post-game interviews, "It bothers me to talk, my tongue goes right through my tooth."
Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has been re-elected as leader of the ruling Democratic Party (PD). Renzi's win was announced well ahead of the end of counting, as his rivals fell far behind. About two million people took part in the vote, which from the beginning appeared to run in Renzi's ... Read full article »
EC will be approaching the law ministry soon to amend the Representation of the People Act to disqualify candidates named in chargesheets for bribing voters from contesting elections to Lok Sabha as well as assembly for up to five years after the court frames charges.
An Israeli minister said Sunday that 300 Palestinians have agreed to end an almost two-week-old hunger strike launched in protest at the conditions of their detention. Three hundred hunger strikers have "agreed to take food without having obtained" any of their demands, Israel's internal security minister, Gilad Erdan, told army radio. "Negotiations are out of the question," he said, adding that 920 Palestinian prisoners remained on hunger strike.