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(CNN)During his Monday morning interview with CNBC, President Donald Trump claimed that China has "lost 15 to 20 trillion dollars in value since the day I was elected." Facts First: This isn't even close to true; nor is it clear what Trump is actually referencing here. The entire size of the Chinese economy is estimated to be around $13 trillion, so it's impossible...
London (CNN)The visit this week of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to England, Ireland and France, featured no public speaking engagements from the first lady -- a solo event at 10 Downing Street in London with the husband of Prime Minister Theresa May did not include official remarks. After a dance performance during a brief cultural performance at...
Hong Kong (CNN)More than 1 million protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, organizers said, to oppose a controversial extradition bill that would enable China to extradite fugitives from the city. The mass of protesters would be the largest demonstration since the city was handed back to China in 1997. Civil Human Rights Front, the group that organized the protests,...
Jilin, China (CNN)Wearing big black headphones and sitting on a blue floral bedspread, North Korean defector Lee Yumi was video chatting with yet another stranger online, dark rings shading the pale skin under her eyes. For five years, Lee -- whose name has been changed for her safety -- says she had been imprisoned with a handful of other girls in a...
Peterborough, United Kingdom (CNN) Britain's opposition Labour Party have held on to the parliamentary seat of Peterborough in eastern England in a tight by-election race, denying Nigel Farage's Brexit Party a first seat in parliament. Despite winning huge support across the UK during last month's European election, the Brexit Party was edged out by Labour by a margin of 683...
London (CNN) President Donald Trump's whirl of encounters with British royals and American wartime valor will be just pleasant memories Friday when he arrives home to face seething crises he escalated while abroad. The President will be immediately confronted with a new trade war with Mexico on which he doubled down during his trip to Britain, France and Ireland and...
(CNN) US and Mexican officials continued to negotiate into Thursday evening in hopes of reaching a deal on immigration enforcement to avert President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexican imports. But the window is quickly closing. Trump, who was still abroad following D-Day commemorations, faces a Friday deadline to sign an executive order to ensure the tariffs go into effect by...
Paris (CNN)A series of high-profile defamation cases have been brought against women in response to the outpouring of sexual misconduct allegations in the wake of #MeToo, and women's rights activists say they could have a chilling effect on the movement's future. Last week, Sandra Muller, the woman who started France's version of #MeToo, appeared in a Paris court, where she...
Beijing (CNN)China's latest message to its people: The United States is evil -- don't go there. In recent days, the government has issued two new travel alerts for citizens heading to the US, while state media has ratcheted up its fiery anti-American rhetoric. It is latest indication of Beijing digging in for a prolonged trade war between the world's two largest...
Washington (CNN)The US government has obtained intelligence that Saudi Arabia has significantly escalated its ballistic missile program with the help of China, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, a development that threatens decades of US efforts to limit missile proliferation in the Middle East. The Trump administration did not initially disclose its knowledge of this classified development...

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