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    Trump hardens line on Saudi Arabia as evidence mounts over Khashoggi's disappearance

    Trump hardens line on Saudi Arabia as evidence mounts over Khashoggi's disappearance


    Washington has hardened its stance over Saudi Arabia's role in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's apparent death as new details emerged linking his disappearance to people close to the kingdom's crown...

    Washington has hardened its stance over Saudi Arabia's role in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's apparent death as new details emerged linking his disappearance to people close to the kingdom's crown prince.
    Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge to kick off Invictus Games

    Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge to kick off Invictus Games


    Prince Harry opened the fourth annual Invictus Games in style on Friday afternoon, climbing Australia's iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge along with a number of veterans and competitors from the upcoming...

    Prince Harry opened the fourth annual Invictus Games in style on Friday afternoon, climbing Australia's iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge along with a number of veterans and competitors from the upcoming event.
    US general survives Taliban attack that killed top Afghan police chief

    US general survives Taliban attack that killed top Afghan police chief


    The powerful police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan was killed Thursday in an attack following a security meeting with the top US commander in the city, three Afghan officials told...

    The powerful police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan was killed Thursday in an attack following a security meeting with the top US commander in the city, three Afghan officials told CNN.
    The Chinese app taking the social media world by storm

    The Chinese app taking the social media world by storm


    Chinese social media apps have struggled to win over users beyond their home turf. TikTok is changing...

    Chinese social media apps have struggled to win over users beyond their home turf. TikTok is changing that.
    Big tech's relationship with Saudi Arabia in doubt

    Big tech's relationship with Saudi Arabia in doubt


    This spring, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia met the royalty of Silicon Valley: Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and Sundar...

    This spring, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia met the royalty of Silicon Valley: Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and Sundar Pichai.
    Trade war with China may cause 2020 recession

    Trade war with China may cause 2020 recession


    There are increasing worries that the chilly trade relations between the US and China could lead to a deep slowdown in the US economy -- especially as the Federal Reserve continues to fight...

    There are increasing worries that the chilly trade relations between the US and China could lead to a deep slowdown in the US economy -- especially as the Federal Reserve continues to fight inflation.
    Looking forward to the WTA Championships in Singapore

    Looking forward to the WTA Championships in Singapore


    Excitement is building ahead of the season-ending BNP Paribas WTA Finals crown, with a stellar field taking part, including defending champion Caroline...

    Excitement is building ahead of the season-ending BNP Paribas WTA Finals crown, with a stellar field taking part, including defending champion Caroline Wozniacki.
    'Emotional' Alonso faces up to the end

    'Emotional' Alonso faces up to the end


    Now that his Formula One career is coming to an end, Fernando Alonso admits he's starting to get a little...

    Now that his Formula One career is coming to an end, Fernando Alonso admits he's starting to get a little sentimental.
    Japan's most sacred weapon

    Japan's most sacred weapon


    At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks...

    At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks flying majestically into air.
    Inside the world's largest underwater restaurant

    Inside the world's largest underwater restaurant


    Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in...

    Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete the interiors, in anticipation of the public opening in spring 2019.
    Dilapidated relics of the Soviet era

    Dilapidated relics of the Soviet era


    The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 (above) is one of the most bizarre airplanes ever made. It could take off vertically and land on the water, and it was designed to search and destroy US submarines during the Cold...

    The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 (above) is one of the most bizarre airplanes ever made. It could take off vertically and land on the water, and it was designed to search and destroy US submarines during the Cold War.
    China's robot-built future

    China's robot-built future


    Amid population growth and unprecedented urbanization, China's rise has been enabled by its ability to build quickly and cheaply. But meeting the country's construction demands has come at the expense of architectural identity, according to Philip Yuan,...

    Amid population growth and unprecedented urbanization, China's rise has been enabled by its ability to build quickly and cheaply. But meeting the country's construction demands has come at the expense of architectural identity, according to Philip Yuan, founder of the firm Archi-Union Architects.
    Hypersonic, nuclear airplanes of the future

    Hypersonic, nuclear airplanes of the future


    From blended wing airliners powered by nuclear fusion to a new generation of spacecraft designed to carry tourists to the moon, it's hard not to be mesmerized by Oscar Viñals' boldly ambitious aircraft...

    From blended wing airliners powered by nuclear fusion to a new generation of spacecraft designed to carry tourists to the moon, it's hard not to be mesmerized by Oscar Viñals' boldly ambitious aircraft designs.
    Japan's eerie abandoned theme park

    Japan's eerie abandoned theme park


    While exploring Japan in 2016, Parisian photographer Romain Veillon discovered the eerily deserted "Western Village" amusement park, themed around 1800s...

    While exploring Japan in 2016, Parisian photographer Romain Veillon discovered the eerily deserted "Western Village" amusement park, themed around 1800s America.
    15 airlines that no longer exist

    15 airlines that no longer exist


    In the little more than 100 years of commercial air travel, thousands of airlines have come and gone as casualties of oil prices, politics, mismanagement or financial...

    In the little more than 100 years of commercial air travel, thousands of airlines have come and gone as casualties of oil prices, politics, mismanagement or financial loss.