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Belgium shows off Russian plane intercepts

The Russian planes intercepted by the Belgians included a Su-27 Flanker, a Tu-134AK, an Il-76, an An-72 and an An-12PPS, according to The Aviationist blog, which reported on the photos last week. The photos were also posted on the Facebook page of

Mexican soccer star rescued after being kidnapped

Story highlights Alan Pulido had been kidnapped Saturday night in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas state Appearing before reporters alongside Tamaulipas' governor, Pulido said he is 'good' "I'm good, I'm good, thank you," Alan Pulido said as he f

Putin warns he’ll retaliate against U.S. defense systems in Europe

Story highlights U.S. and NATO say missile defense system is to defend against Iran Putin must be taken seriously, military analyst says The United States launched a ground-based missile defense system earlier this month in Romania. The syst

Easter Island statues may fall into sea, UN warns

Story highlights Report highlights 31 World Heritage Sites Statue of Liberty also at risk from climate change "Some Easter Island statues are at risk of being lost to the sea because of coastal erosion," said Adam Markham, deputy director of

Last Soviet leader Gorbachev banned from Ukraine

Story highlights "I'm always with the free will of the people," Mikhail Gorbachev says of Crimea annexation Gorbachev to British publication: U.S. rubbed "its hands with glee" over Soviet Union's collapse Gorbachev's comments on Crimea are t

Israel tests ‘Iron Dome of the Sea’

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Could Russia REALLY go to war with NATO?

Story highlights Russia and NATO are locked in rivalry that can lead to WWIII However, they are also heavily economically inter-dependent, making war implausible A new book by General Sir Richard Shirreff, NATO's deputy supreme allied comman

See how they won Europe’s biggest prize for the 11th time

Champions League final Real Madrid defeats Atletico Milan Real Madrid won its 11th European Cup after beating city rival Atletico Madrid on May 28 in Milan's San Siro stadium. Regulation time ended in 1-1 draw but Real Madrid won 5-3 on penalty

Jo Wilfried Tsonga forced to quit French Open with injury

Story highlights Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retires from French Open Home favorite suffers injury in third round match Serena Williams overcomes Kristina Mladenovic World No.1 triumphed 6-4 7-6 in contest delayed by rain Just a day after the nine-ti

Hull City wins $260 million Premier League lottery

Story highlights Hull City promoted to the Premier League Mo Diame's strike secures instant return to top-flight for City Sheffield Wednesday last played in Premier League 16 years ago Over 70,000 fans at Wembley Stadium Hull, which was rele

Real Madrid wins Champions League

Story highlights Real Madrid wins Champions League Real wins 5-3 on penalties after contest finished 1-1 after extra time Sergio Ramos had given Real a first half lead Yannick Carrasco equalized for Atletico Ronaldo held his nerve to beat Ja

Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo takes maiden pole in Monaco

Story highlights Daniel Ricciardo to start Monaco Grand Prix in pole position Championship leader Nico Rosberg finished second fastest World champion Lewis Hamilton hampered by technical problems Max Verstappen suffers heavy crash The Red Bu

Obama at Hiroshima: What to watch for

Story highlights The President is expected to address nuclear proliferation Despite the visit, there are still lingering resentments by the Japanese By visiting Hiroshima, Obama is casting the powerful presidential spotlight on the haunted m

Foes in ‘Brexit’ campaign trade accusations on race

Story highlights Britain's right-wing media accuse campaign poster of skinhead vs. South Asian woman as divisive Group behind poster: Minorities have equal sway in vote on "Brexit," Britain's exit from EU The latest to cause a stir depicts a

ISIS lets Raqqa residents flee city

Story highlights ISIS is allowing residents to leave the capital of its so-called caliphate The move comes as U.S.-backed forces launch an offensive to the north of Raqqa The Sunni terror group declared a state of emergency in Raqqa earlier this

Did ISIS take out Russian copters?

Story highlights Russia denies claims its equipment was hit Satellite imagery suggests extensive damage to military equipment A media outlet affiliated with the terror group claimed on May 15 that ISIS hit the strategic T4 base in central Sy

Iraqi troops retake key town from ISIS

Story highlights Capturing town of Karma is Iraqi forces' first significant win in fight to reclaim Falluja Karma is near Falluja, one of last two Iraqi cities under ISIS control The recapture of Karma, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) northea

88 migrants rescued as 2nd boat capsizes

Story highlights Italian coast guard rescuing migrants from boat; five died in sinking day before Greek authorities clear overwhelmed Idomeni migrant camp on Macedonia border The Italian coast guard told CNN it had rescued 88 people Thursday

Mom of Everest victim: ‘A life wasted’

Story highlights Maritha Strydom says she learned of her daughter's Mount Everest death on the Internet "I'm concerned about a lot of things," says the Australian woman Then the pings stopped. And soon after Strydom got the news every parent

The harrowing Everest climb that claimed 4 lives in days

Story highlights New details emerge about how three tourists and a Sherpa lost their lives on Everest One victim was climbing Mount Everest to prove that vegans are not weak Rescue efforts are still ongoing for two missing climbers on Mount

Exploring Mount Everest

Exploring Mount Everest The journey to the summit of Mount Everest is a challenge an increasing number have taken on since the summit was first reached in in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Until the late 1970s, only a handful of

First active-duty U.S. soldiers successfully summit Mount Everest

Story highlights Two active-duty soldiers and a combat-wounded veteran reached the summit of Mount Everest They were climbing to raise awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD USMC Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville became the first combat-wounded vet

Despite the dangers, hundreds want to climb Mount Everest

Story highlights Climbing mountains is not a logical choice, it's a passion, says veteran climber Four people died, two climbers are missing on Mount Everest Climbing had been halted for two years after earthquake, avalanche Mount Everest is

Why is the U.S. arming Vietnam?

Story highlights Experts say it sends a message to China The move could be a boon to U.S. companies By ending the ban, the U.S. is signaling its desire to leave behind decades of tense post-war relations with Vietnam and start a new phase of

Two different accounts of the final days of the Vietnam War

By MacKenzie Sigalos, CNN Updated 4:28 PM ET, Mon May 23, 2016 The war ended on April 30, 1975, with the fall of Saigon -- now Ho Chi Minh City -- to the Communist north, two years after the withdrawal of U.S. ground troops. We have two very diff