Harris condemns Russian test of anti-satellite weapon at Biden administration's first space council meeting

December 01, 2021 at 21:38

(CNN) Leaders from all corners of the US government condemned Russia's recent test of an anti-satellite weapon on Wednesday at the inaugural meeting of the National Space Council under the Biden administration, calling for accelerating the development of ru...

WTA announces suspension of tournaments in China amid concern for Peng Shuai

December 01, 2021 at 21:00

(CNN) The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) chairman and CEO Steve Simon has announced an immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong. "In good conscience, I don't see how I can ask our athletes to compete there when Peng Shuai...

US and South Korea to develop new war plan to address North Korean military advancements

December 01, 2021 at 20:12

(CNN) The US and South Korea will develop a new operational war plan to address the threat from North Korea, senior defense officials said Tuesday, as the Pentagon shifts its focus to the Indo-Pacific region following its recently completed global force pos...

Ethiopia says it recaptured UN World Heritage site

December 01, 2021 at 18:19

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopian government forces and their regional allies have recaptured the town of Lalibela -- a United Nations World Heritage Site -- from Tigrayan forces, the prime minister's office said on Wednesday. Forces aligned with the Tigray P...

Here's how Omicron could make the supply chain mess worse

December 01, 2021 at 18:03

Washington (CNN Business) Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is concerned the Omicron coronavirus variant will exacerbate pressure on the already stressed-out global supply chain. But I do worry, because we know people are afraid to go to work," Raimondo told...

4 golfers test positive ahead of South African Open

December 01, 2021 at 17:56

(CNN) Four golfers scheduled to play in the South African Open have been forced to withdraw after testing positive for Covid-19, the tournament announced on Thursday. Dylan Mostert, Teaghan Gauche and Siyanda Mwandla are the latest golfers to withdraw from...

Biden should quickly revisit Omicron travel ban, says this CEO

December 01, 2021 at 16:04

New York, NY (CNN) Roger Dow, CEO of the US Travel Association, is questioning the logic of President Joe Biden's travel restrictions, imposed on South Africa and seven neighboring countries following the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant. "We wa...

Four injured as old aircraft bomb explodes near Munich train station

December 01, 2021 at 14:44

Berlin (CNN) Four people have been injured in an explosion caused by an old aircraft bomb near a busy train station in the German city of Munich, police said Wednesday. The explosion happened after drilling during construction work near Donnersbergerbruecke...

'Unanimous conclusion' that Peng Shuai is 'fine,' says IOC member Dick Pound

December 01, 2021 at 11:32

(CNN) Long-time International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound has said that the "unanimous conclusion" by those on a call with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai is that she is "fine." As questions continue to swirl about Peng's well being , Pound cal...

Nigeria on high alert as it confirms three cases of Omicron variant

December 01, 2021 at 09:59

(CNN) Africa's most populous nation is on high alert as three people in the country have the newly identified coronavirus variant Omicron, a statement from The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed. The test results "were positive for this var...

Analysis: China's birthrate just hit another record low. But the worst is yet to come

December 01, 2021 at 08:04

Hong Kong (CNN) China's birthrate in 2020 has hit another record low -- and there's no indication things are about to pick up anytime soon. There were only 8.5 births per 1,000 people in China last year, according to the latest yearbook released by the coun...

Former Japan PM tells China, 'a Taiwan emergency is a Japanese emergency'

December 01, 2021 at 06:16

Taipei, Taiwan (Reuters) Japan and the United States could not stand by if China attacked Taiwan, and Beijing needs to understand this, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday. An armed invasion of Taiwan would be a grave danger to Japan...

Extreme winds in Turkey kill 6 and injure 52

November 30, 2021 at 14:30

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) At least six people were killed and 52 were injured after extreme wind storms swept through Turkey on Tuesday, according to state-run broadcaster Anadolu. Four of the fatalities were in Turkey's commercial hub of Istanbul, home to 16...

Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point in two decades, UN says

November 30, 2021 at 14:00

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) Tens of millions are going hungry in Latin America and the Caribbean as the Covid-19 pandemic sharpens a regional malnutrition crisis to its worst levels in decades, according to the United Nations. In just one year -- from 2019 to...

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November 30, 2021 at 12:45

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Covid-19 vaccine mandates are divisive, but they can work. Europe is starting to show how

November 30, 2021 at 10:47

Science gave us the possibility, the exit ticket out of this vicious circle of virus waves and lockdown discussions. A Christmas market next to Vienna's Stephen's Cathedral, normaly packed with crowds of people, was shuttered last Monday. But just as lockdo...

Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises Qatar is 'tolerant' and 'welcoming'

November 30, 2021 at 09:53

"We know that the World Cup brings with it a certain amount of scrutiny. Then ahead of the 2018 World Cup, the UK Foreign Office warned ahead of the tournament that members of the LGBTQ community face "significant risk" in traveling to Russia. A clock in Do...

Sexual harassment rife inside Australian parliament, report finds

November 30, 2021 at 08:53

One in three people working in Australia's parliament have experienced sexual harassment, a report published on Tuesday said, following an independent inquiry into parliamentary workplace culture. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who ordered the review in Feb...

North Korean defector recaptured in China after more than 40 days on the run

November 30, 2021 at 06:09

Hong Kong (CNN) A North Korean defector who escaped from prison in northeast China has been recaptured by authorities, after more than 40 days on the run in the biting winter cold. The 39-year-old, identified by Chinese authorities as Zhu Xianjian, was just...

Westpac to likely pay $81 million for allegedly charging dead people, among other breaches

November 30, 2021 at 04:48

Westpac said on Tuesday it will likely be fined 113 million Australian dollars ($80.8 million) for alleged compliance failures across its business over many years, including charging financial advice fees to thousands of dead customers. Australia's No. 3 le...

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