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(CNN)Investigators from European football's governing body will meet Thursday to decide whether Manchester City will be banned from competing in the lucrative Champions League, according to a member of the investigatory chamber. The New York Times reported Monday that the newly crowned English Premier League champion could be banned from Europe's most prestigious club...
Washington (CNN)Vladimir Putin keeps on getting the last laugh, and he knows it. The Russian leader and former KGB officer could not resist some sardonic trolling on a day when the tortured legacy of the 2016 election sowed fresh mistrust and discord in Washington and the US President's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., got caught in...
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Hong Kong (CNN)China will survive its trade war with the United States, state media insists, as it mounts a fierce new propaganda campaign against US "greed." In a series of opinion pieces and on-air editorials, the country's government-controlled media used strong and nationalistic language to reassure a shaky domestic audience that China's economy can weather the higher tariffs imposed...
(CNN)Neither Donald Trump nor Xi Jinping can afford to blink. A personal duel between two rival presidents could ensure that the escalating trade war across the Pacific may last longer than anyone expected. The showdown is now no longer just a confrontation between China and the US -- one a rising power challenging the long established dominance...
(CNN)The United Arab Emirates has said that four commercial cargo ships were targeted by “sabotage operations” off its eastern coast, just hours after the country’s government denied media reports of explosions at a nearby port. The apparent sabotage took place near to UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of the emirate...
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump downplayed the prospect of achieving a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea hours after the nation launched its second suspected missile launch in less than a week. “I don’t think they’re ready to negotiate,” Trump said from the White House Thursday. “We’re looking at it very seriously right now,” the...
(CNN)Brunei will not impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex, in an apparent bid to temper international condemnation following its roll out of strict new Islamic laws last month. In a televised speech on Sunday, the country’s ruler, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, said he would extend a moratorium on capital punishment...
(CNN)Forty-one people on board a Russian passenger jet were killed, including at least two children, after the aircraft crash-landed at a Moscow airport on Sunday, bursting into flames on impact and bouncing down the runway. Video of the incident showed the plane, Aeroflot flight SU 1492, skidding down the runway at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport,...
Tokyo (CNN)Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, has formally ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne, replacing his father, Akihito, who had abdicated a day earlier. The sun came out for a morning ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Wednesday, as Naruhito became the 126th Emperor of Japan, the latest in an unbroken line that stretches back...

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