Modi urges unity on climate change, terrorism, pandemics as India assumes G20 presidency

December 02, 2022 at 03:49

The world must cooperate to tackle the greatest challenges of climate change, terrorism, and pandemics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday as India began its year-long presidency of the Group of 20. The Ukraine conflict, which started with a Russian...

Rape case that shook Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

December 02, 2022 at 03:19

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) director of public prosecutions, Shane Drumgold, told reporters Friday that the risk to Brittany Higgins’ mental health must be put ahead of the need for a resolution in the case. Higgins, a former federal government s...

Uruguay and Ghana set for epic rematch 12 years after controversial World Cup quarterfinal clash

December 02, 2022 at 00:09

CNN —Uruguay and Ghana’s quarterfinal meeting at South Africa 2010 is widely viewed as one of the most iconic World Cup matches in history. It was a goal that would have put Ghana into the World Cup semifinal, making it the first African team in history to...

'I hold China accountable': Uyghur families demand answers over fire that triggered protests

December 01, 2022 at 21:20

But when they finally received word about their family on Friday, it was even worse than they might have imagined. China’s state-run news agency Xinhua claimed the fire killed 10 people and injured nine, but reports from local residents suggest the real tol...

Iranian security forces kill anti-government protester celebrating World Cup defeat, rights group says

December 01, 2022 at 21:12

CNN —A man is reported to have been killed by security forces in northern Iran during public celebrations by anti-government protesters following the national football team’s defeat against the United States on Tuesday. Norway-based rights group Iran Human...

New footage reveals how 5 lions escaped their Sydney zoo enclosure

December 01, 2022 at 15:27

(CNN) — The Great Escape always brings prisoner-of-war Steve McQueen to mind, but perhaps the real masters of breaking out are five lions who absconded from their enclosure at a Sydney zoo last month. Taronga Zoo said on Thursday that new CCTV footage revea...

The Fed's favorite inflation measure cooled in October

December 01, 2022 at 14:57

CNN Business —A key measure of consumer prices slowed somewhat in October, another hopeful sign that inflation pressures could be moderating. The Personal Consumption Expenditures price index, or PCE, rose 6% in October compared to a year earlier, the Comme...

To make money, avoid these common mistakes

December 01, 2022 at 13:37

Based on decades of leading behavioral research, Crosby said investors easily fall prey to four inherent biases. But when you’re mindful of them you can take steps to either mute their effect, or harness them to your financial advantage. It protects us in m...

Railroad workers aren't the only Americans without paid sick days

December 01, 2022 at 13:28

The US does not have a national standard on paid sick leave, a rarity among industrialized nations. Public sector workers, management and professional employees and higher-earning staffers are more likely to have access to paid sick days. Roughly one-third...

US gas is cheaper than before Russia invaded Ukraine

December 01, 2022 at 12:39

New York CNN —Prices at the pump continue to plunge, dropping the US average for gasoline below where it was when Russia invaded Ukraine. A gallon of regular gas now fetches $3.47 nationally, according to AAA. That is below the $3.54 average on February 24,...

Spain boosts security as prime minister targeted amid series of letter bombs

December 01, 2022 at 12:39

Madrid CNN —Spain said Thursday it was boosting security measures after a series of letter bombs was discovered in the country, including one that was sent to Spain’s prime minister last week. After establishing a security perimeter, they conducted a “contr...

What to expect from Friday's jobs report

December 01, 2022 at 12:37

Minneapolis CNN Business —Ahead of Friday’s closely watched jobs report, economists polled by Refinitiv say they are expecting job growth to have slowed in November, with just 200,000 positions added. But while the recent wave of layoffs hitting the tech se...

Analysis: China signals it could soften its zero-Covid policy, but there are more questions than answers

December 01, 2022 at 10:21

Hong Kong CNN —China has given its most significant signal yet that the country may seek to adjust its stringent zero-Covid policy that has transformed daily life, roiled its economy and – in recent days – sparked a wave of protests across the country. The...

What's happening in China after zero-Covid protests?

December 01, 2022 at 09:06

Protests on such a large scale are highly unusual in China. While demonstrations over local grievances occur periodically, the protests are the most widespread since the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement of 1989. The Chinese government has cracked dow...

Philippines will explore for oil in South China Sea even without a deal with Beijing, says Marcos

December 01, 2022 at 06:38

The Philippines must find a way to explore for oil and gas in the South China Sea even without a deal with China, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Thursday, emphasizing his country’s right to exploit energy reserves in the contested waterway. “That’s...

India on track for record $100 billion in remittances, says World Bank

December 01, 2022 at 06:04

New Delhi CNN Business —The extensive Indian diaspora will help the South Asian country reach a special milestone this year. Asia’s third largest economy is on track to receive more than $100 billion in yearly remittances in 2022, according to a World Bank...

Huge trade partner and 'systemic rival.' Europe has a China problem

December 01, 2022 at 03:55

The Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and tit-for-tat sanctions between China and EU lawmakers have strained relations since. The United States, which imposed controls on exports of semiconductors to China in October, is reportedly exerting p...

Analysis: Big moments for women at the men's World Cup

November 30, 2022 at 23:15

Consider that this payday for US women was won when the US men’s team defeated Iran, a country where authorities are brutally tamping down protests by women who want basic human rights. It’s a moment of triumph for the US womenThe US Women’s National Team e...

Landslide leaves at least two dead and dozens missing in Brazil

November 30, 2022 at 22:36

CNN —A landslide in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná killed at least two people and left dozens missing on Wednesday, according to officials. A landslide, which followed heavy rainfall, affected Brazil’s BR-376 highway, CNNE reports. Authorities belie...

Qatar World Cup chief says between 400 and 500 migrant workers have died in projects connected to the tournament

November 30, 2022 at 22:22

CNN —World Cup chief Hassan Al-Thawadi said that between 400 and 500 migrant workers have died as a result of work done on projects connected to the tournament – a greater figure than Qatari officials have cited previously. In an interview with Piers Morgan...