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Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack
Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information provided. ... read more

Ryanair pilots in Ireland suspend strike plans
Ryanair pilots in Ireland join other unions in Europe and suspend strike planned for Wednesday ... read more

François Gabart: French sailor slashes around the world solo record
François Gabart cuts more than six days off the record for fastest solo sail around the globe. ... read more

UK embassy worker found dead in Lebanon
Rebecca Dykes' body was found on Saturday and she had been strangled, police sources say. ... read more

Switzerland funicular: World's steepest railway opens
The specially designed barrel-shaped carriages rotate as it ascends precipitous mountain slopes. ... read more

Kaka: Former Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder announces retirement
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, a 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil, ends his playing career at the age of 35. ... read more

Brexit: Theresa May says she 'will not be derailed'
The prime minister writes in two Sunday newspapers that she has "proven the doubters wrong". ... read more

Austria far right: Freedom Party wins key posts in new government
Freedom Party nominees take foreign, interior and defence ministries in new coalition government. ... read more

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor 'confessing to spying'
Sweden-based doctor Ahmadreza Djalali is shown confessing to spying - a charge he has always denied. ... read more

Woolly mammoth skeleton sold for 548,000 euros in France
The ancient skeleton is thought to be the largest of its kind in private hands. ... read more

Funicular railway: Switzerland launches world's steepest service
Special barrel-shaped carriages allow the floors to tilt as it climbs. ... read more

François Gabart gets a hero's welcome after breaking sailing record
François Gabart is welcomed home after breaking the record for fastest solo lap around the world. ... read more

King Michael: Romania bids farewell to former monarch
Thousands of people and European royals gather for the state funeral in Bucharest. ... read more

Catalonia election: The bare facts
Gavin Lee presents the key players in the election, with the help of some rather colourful figurines. ... read more

Medieval and proud
Hugh Schofield discovers some ancient strengths in a French apprenticeship system. ... read more

Telegrams to stop STOP
Kevin Connolly looks at the surprising survival of a vintage messaging system in the age of Instagram and Twitter. ... read more

'Bribing the desperate'
Berlin is offering asylum seekers thousands of euros to retrace their steps - but is it ethical? ... read more

Deep-sea weak spot
As the UK's top military officer raises fears, what would happen if Russia cut undersea cables? ... read more

Hope for sufferers
The experience of six related Italians may help to find a new treatment for people with chronic pain. ... read more

Lock out
The internet of things poses new threats to our security, so how should we be fighting back? ... read more

Thousands of passengers are stranded after power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport
A power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest airport, is leaving thousands of passengers stranded and planes grounded.
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When the lights went out: 'Completely pitch black' at airport
Travelers stranded on planes on the tarmac for hours. Darkness in the terminal. Passengers guiding their cautious steps by the flashlights on their phone.
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Passenger: We've been on tarmac over 2 hours
Power has been restored to parts of the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta. CNN producer Betsy Klein reports from her flight, one of dozens stuck on the tarmac.
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Inside the airport serving more people than any other on Earth
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Airfare hacks: 5 ways to fly for less
Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.
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Sen. McCain will miss tax vote as he travels home
Sen. John McCain is heading home to Arizona to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumor and will not be in Washington for the tax vote this week, two sources close to McCain confirmed to CNN.
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Trump says he is not considering firing Mueller
President Donald Trump says he's not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, and added that his "people" are "very upset" about the counsel's decision to obtain tens of thousands of emails from the Trump transition team.
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Mueller team defends obtaining transition emails
Lawyers representing the Trump presidential transition wrote to members of Congress accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of obtaining unauthorized access to tens of thousands of transition emails, including what they claim to be documents protected by attorney-client privilege.
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Trump tries hiding from Omarosa on 'SNL'
"Saturday Night Live" spoofed a festive White House with Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump decorating the Christmas "tree of shame" with "haters and losers" from 2017.
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House panel to interview publicist who arranged Trump Tower meeting
The House Intelligence Committee has at least two interviews scheduled Monday to kick off a packed week of witnesses in the panel's Russia probe.
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Fox host calls FBI 'criminal cabal'
Fox Host Jeanine Pirro is ratcheting up the rhetoric against special counsel Robert Mueller. CNN's Brian Stelter says this is an effort to discredit Mueller's investigation.
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Opinion: Trump and allies are trying to destroy Mueller
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has come under fierce political attack. President Donald Trump and his allies are systematically attempting to destroy the legitimacy of the investigation in the eyes of the public. And without a strong congressional investigative counterpart, Mueller finds himself increasingly isolated and alone.
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The box office force is strong with 'The Last Jedi'
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British embassy employee found slain in Lebanon, sources say
A British woman found slain in Lebanon has been identified as Rebecca Dykes, according to a Lebanese security source familiar with the matter.
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Fox News will sue me for speaking out
Former Fox News contributor Tamara Holder says the abusive behavior at the network and alleged silencing by 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch ruined her life.
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Barack Obama and Prince Harry renew their bromance
Prince Harry interviewed Barack Obama as part of his guest editorship of BBC Radio 4's Today program, which will be broadcast on December 27.
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Putin thanks Trump for CIA's help in stopping terror attacks
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Sunday after ISIS-inspired terror attacks against the city of St. Petersburg were thwarted by Russia's Federal Security Service using intelligence provided by the CIA.
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Fires turn California paradise into war zone
Jeannette Frescas was not concerned about the Thomas Fire until the massive flames inched toward her neighborhood.
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What GOP tax bill will mean for homeowners
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Hundreds sick with stomach bug on cruise
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida on Saturday after hundreds of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal illness.
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Trump lawyer accuses Mueller of improperly obtaining transition emails
A top lawyer for President Donald Trump's transition team has accused a government agency of unlawfully turning over thousands of emails to the special counsel. ... read more

Atlanta airport loses power, trapping travelers in planes and terminals
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta — the busiest airport in the world — lost power on Sunday leaving some passengers trapped in planes and inside the airport terminals. ... read more

Putin calls Trump to thank him for shared intelligence information
Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Donald Trump on Sunday allegedly to thank him for providing Russia a CIA tip that thwarted a terrorist bomb plot in St. Petersburg. ... read more

Rohingya refugees tell harrowing tales of rape
Violent rape is so common for Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar that women talk about it openly, startled aid workers say. ... read more

Pope marks 81st birthday with extra-long pizza
Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday by blowing out a single candle on a rectangular pizza 13 feet long. ... read more

Inside Congress' largest sexual harassment settlement
Details surrounding the largest sexual harassment settlement yet uncovered on Capitol Hill provide a window into an opaque, convoluted and confusing process. ... read more

Poll: Dems head into 2018 midterms with biggest edge in a decade
Fifty percent of registered voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, versus 39 percent who want Republicans in charge. ... read more

Sex harassment cases redraw election map next year
Alabama's Senate race may be over, but there are still more special elections before the main event next of November's midterm elections. ... read more

British embassy worker found dead by roadside
Law enforcement officials in Beirut are examining a crime scene where a British embassy worker has been found dead on a roadside. ... read more

China signals reconciliation with Japan at massacre memorial
President Xi Jinping led a nationally televised ceremony to remember the 300,000 Chinese who died when Japan's Imperial Army occupied Nanjing. ... read more

Pentagon admits it had a UFO program, claims it ended in 2012
The Pentagon says that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. ... read more

Guatemala's trans indigenous beauty pageant is about more than just a pretty face
Aquetzali B'e Noj, winner of Guatemala's first indigenous LGBTQ beauty pageant, is making sure her community is not erased. ... read more

Have America's CEOs stopped standing up to Trump?
Few business leaders have spoken out against the president — but outdoor retailer Patagonia is one exception to the rule. ... read more

Palestinian protesters set pictures of Mike Pence on fire
In light of the White House's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian protesters set flame to placards with Mike Pence's face. ... read more

Key features of the Republicans' final tax bill
Grad students keep an important benefit and a tweak was made to the child tax credit, but an expert says the largest benefits still go to the richest Americans. ... read more

Why the 'death penalty capital of the world' stopped executing people
Since the Supreme Court legalized capital punishment in 1976, Harris County, Texas, had executed more people than entire states. That's all changing now. ... read more

What's next for net neutrality, and when will we see change?
After the FCC voted to repeal laws that govern a free and open internet for all, when can we expect to see changes to our service and fee structure? ... read more

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