South Koreans are about to get a year or two younger, thanks to a new law

December 09, 2022 at 05:37

Seoul, South Korea CNN —South Koreans are about to get a year or two younger, thanks to a new law passed on Thursday that aims to standardize how age is calculated in the country. In South Korea, a person’s “international age” refers to the number of years...

Indian Prime Minister Modi's party wins sweeping victory in Gujarat state elections

December 09, 2022 at 05:23

New Delhi CNN —India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scored a landslide election win in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat on Thursday, in a boost for the leader and his Hindu-nationalist party ahead of the 2024 general election. The...

Indonesian court clears retired army major of crimes against humanity in Papua shooting trial

December 09, 2022 at 02:13

An Indonesian court on Thursday acquitted a retired army officer in the fatal shooting of four teenagers in Papua in 2014, crushing hopes the military would be held accountable for alleged abuses in the country’s restive easternmost region. Held in an infre...

Peru's new president rules out elections as predecessor Castillo remains detained

December 08, 2022 at 21:18

CNN —Peru’s new President Dina Boluarte ruled out early elections on Thursday, her first day in office following the dramatic ousting and arrest of her predecessor Pedro Castillo. Boluarte became Peru’s first female President on Wednesday after lawmakers de...

Taliban carry out first public execution since returning to power in Afghanistan

December 08, 2022 at 17:21

CNN —The Taliban on Wednesday put an alleged murderer to death in the first public execution held in Afghanistan since the Islamist group returned to power. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the man was shot three times by the father of his alleged...

Why we think we're in a recession when the data says otherwise

December 08, 2022 at 12:52

New York CNN Business —It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without colliding headfirst into another ominous prediction of imminent recession. CEOs, portfolio managers, politicians, news pundits, second cousins and even Cardi B are sounding the al...

Tesla short sellers have made $11.5 billion profit this year

December 08, 2022 at 12:40

New York CNN Business —Here’s more bad news for Tesla CEO Elon Musk — as if he needs any. Investors who took short positions in Tesla stock have made an $11.5 billion profit so far this year, according to Wall Street analytics firm S3 Partners, as Tesla sha...

First on CNN: Defense bill takes aim at Russia's pot of gold

December 08, 2022 at 11:28

New York CNN Business —A must-pass defense bill now being negotiated in Congress includes new sanctions designed to trip up Russia’s war machine by targeting Moscow’s mountain of gold. The legislative text of the National Defense Authorization bill for fisc...

How the 'traumatic' death of a fellow distance runner inspired Mary Ngugi to change women's sport in Kenya

December 08, 2022 at 09:28

CNN —In the darkest moments of her toughest training sessions, professional marathon runner Mary Ngugi likes to lean on her trackside audience for motivation. That’s not necessarily her coach – nor her training partners – but a much younger group of runners...

When China and Saudi Arabia meet, nothing matters more than oil

December 08, 2022 at 06:00

Saudi Arabia is China’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and the top global supplier of crude oil. The United States has significantly increased domestic oil and gas output since the 2000s, while accelerating its transition to clean energy. The Ru...

New York Times journalists stage historic 24-hour strike after management and union fail to reach deal

December 08, 2022 at 05:02

An executive at The Times, who requested anonymity to speak candidly, acknowledged to CNN on Wednesday that the work stoppage would certainly create difficulties. But, the executive said, management has readied for the moment and could rely on the newspaper...

Bali bomber released on parole after serving half of 20-year sentence

December 08, 2022 at 02:50

Jakarta, Indonesia CNN —Indonesia has released on parole Umar Patek, a bomb maker in the deadly 2002 Bali attacks, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights said on Wednesday. Patek, a member of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah, was jailed for 20 years in 20...

UK government greenlights first new coal mine in three decades

December 07, 2022 at 20:47

CNN —The UK has greenlit a controversial plan to open the country’s first new coal mine in three decades, a little more than a year after the nation tried to convince the world to ditch coal at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow. Michael Gove, the UK housin...

Germany arrests 25 suspected far-right extremists for plotting to overthrow government

December 07, 2022 at 17:04

CNN —German officials arrested 22 suspected members and three suspected supporters of a far-right terrorist organization across the country on Wednesday on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. A former far-right member of the Bundestag, German...

Iran's former president urges government to be more lenient with protesters

December 07, 2022 at 16:37

CNN —Iran’s former president Mohammad Khatami has urged the current government to be more lenient with protesters, amid ongoing nationwide demonstrations representing the biggest challenge to the Islamic Republic in decades. The anti-government demonstratio...

Coca-Cola is getting into Christmas movies

December 07, 2022 at 14:00

New York CNN Business —Coca-Cola is hoping that this holiday season, families will crack open some Cokes, settle into a comfy spot and watch its first Christmas Anthology film series. The venture is a continuation of Coca-Cola’s Real Magic platform, which t...

GM to put thousands of electric vehicle chargers in rural America

December 07, 2022 at 13:08

CNN Business —General Motors is moving ahead with plans to install as many as 40,000 electric vehicle chargers in, mostly, rural parts of America. This comes as GM plans to sell exclusively zero-emission passenger vehicles by 2035. The chargers will have in...

Former Theranos COO set to be sentenced

December 07, 2022 at 12:05

The sentencing comes weeks after Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos and Balwani’s ex-girlfriend, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. It also came to light that Theranos was relying on third-party manufactured devices from traditional blood...

Jamaica declares widespread state of emergency to fight violent crime

December 07, 2022 at 11:25

CNN —A widespread state of emergency has been declared across Jamaica to fight violent crime, the island nation’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness said in a public address Wednesday. “All Jamaicans should be able to enjoy the Christmas season free from the thr...

Argentina's Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sentenced to six years in prison for corruption

December 07, 2022 at 08:25

CNN —A court in Argentina on Tuesday sentenced the country’s vice president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to six years in prison and disqualified her from holding public office again after finding her guilty of corruption during her earlier terms as Pres...

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