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Trump to project success as Washington rots from within
If the pattern of Trump's presidency up to now holds, his political base will give his speech an enthusiastic welcome and regard any criticism of the President as the typical response of biased mainstream media. But saddled with approval ratings below 40%, it's a fact that the President's capacity to win over the rest of the nation is compromised. Trump's first State of the Union address Everything you need to…
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CIA director Pompeo met top Russian spies
Russian media is reporting those who met with Pompeo may have included the country's sanctioned spy chief, Sergey Naryshkin. Talks between top US and Russian intelligence officials occurred just days before Pompeo once again warned that Russia will attempt to meddle in the 2018 US midterm elections and the Trump administration released a sweeping list of prominent Russian political and business figures in defiance of Moscow. While neither US nor…
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A clear view of enemy lines, but no end in sight in Yemen
Analysis by Nic Robertson, CNN Updated 1659 GMT (0059 HKT) January 30, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. The strategic high ground dominates surrounding Houthi territory below. A swift advance from here could dislodge the Iranian-backed rebels, either pushing them out of the capital or into meaningful peace talks. But that view would overlook the complexities of Yemen's war,…
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Why Yemen’s civil war is far from over – CNN Video
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CNN gets exclusive access inside Yemen – CNN Video
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Coincheck: $530M cryptocurrency heist may be biggest ever
A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan is coming under government scrutiny after it said hackers stole $530 million from its users. The exchange, Coincheck, has promised to partially refund the 260,000 cryptocurrency investors affected by the theft, although it didn't say when it would do so or where it's getting the money from. The hacking at Coincheck, which bills itself on its website as "the leading bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange in…
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Wed at 11, her plight may end child marriage
Her story is shocking. Raped at 8 and pregnant at 10, she was forced to marry her rapist at 11. She had to abandon high school after the babies kept coming. For years, she kept silent. But now, her voice rings clear in chambers where the state's laws are made. Her unrelenting public pleas to end child marriage are being heard. After a lifetime of struggle, Johnson's time has come.…
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A girl gets married every 2 seconds
That's 28 girls every minute; 1 every 2 seconds. The consequences of getting married at a young age can be devastating. Marriage can rob girls of their childhood and compromise their development. They often pay a heavy price in not getting an education or access to proper health care and economic opportunities. Many become victims of domestic violence and grow up feeling disempowered. India leads the world in the number…