CNN Political Unit
06/19/2013 09:54 am PDT
A new poll indicates a majority of Americans support the federal government's surveillance programs that track metadata on domestic phone calls and monitor online activity by foreigners overseas.
By Jason Hanna CNN
06/19/2013 09:44 am PDT
After U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed hot-button issues like America's surveillance programs during his visit to Berlin on Wednesday, the leaders addressed them with reporters.
By Ed Payne and Mitra Mobasherat CNN
06/19/2013 09:04 am PDT
Afghan President Hamid Karzai lashed out Wednesday at the United States over the opening of a Taliban office in Qatar, pulling out of security talks with U.S. officials and refusing to take part in peace talks with the Taliban that he said would only benefit “foreigners' strategies and goals.”
06/19/2013 08:54 am PDT
Using social media to organize, hundreds of youths met Tuesday in at least seven forums to carry out such planning. A total of 883 people have been detained under protest-related charges since May 31, said Emre Cokgezen, a member of the Istanbul Bar Association's crisis desk, which was created to handle detention issues related to the protests.
By Ben Brumfield and Marilia Brocchetto CNN
06/19/2013 08:47 am PDT
Mexican authorities have arrested a former college professor who was on the FBI's 10 most wanted list over allegations of child sex abuse.
By Omar Nor for CNN
06/19/2013 08:32 am PDT
At least 14 people died and 15 others were wounded in an attack on the U.N. headquarters in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday.
06/19/2013 08:27 am PDT
After a chorus of cries for social justice echoed through the streets of Brazil for days, protesters called for a time out Wednesday. Despite the anticipated lull in street marches, the government will beef up security with the deployment of elite police officers and firefighters.The protests, which started over a hike in bus fares, have had some effect.
By Kevin Liptak CNN
06/18/2013 10:54 am PDT
The names of dozens of detainees held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were released for the first time on Monday after a newspaper sued the federal government for the information.