US bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales amid Chinese spying fears

November 26, 2022 at 05:02

The Biden administration has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “an unacceptable risk” to US national security. The US Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopt...

Taiwan votes in local elections billed as message for China and the world

November 26, 2022 at 03:39

Polls opened in Taiwan on Saturday in local elections that President Tsai Ing-wen has framed as being about sending a message to the world about the island’s determination to defend its democracy in the face of China’s rising bellicosity. The local election...

Speeding tanks, booming howitzers, shaking bones: This is how South Korea sells weapons

November 26, 2022 at 00:59

“By entering the world’s top four defense exporters after the United States, Russia and France, the (South Korean) defense industry will become a strategic industrialization and a defense powerhouse,” Yoon said. And the South Korean defense industry believe...

Ford recalls 520,000 SUVs due to fire risk

November 25, 2022 at 19:39

CNN —Ford has announced another SUV recall, this time impacting about 520,000 Ford Escape and Bronco Sport compacts in the United States. Potential cracks in the vehicles’ fuel line could cause fires to break out under the hood of some cars, according to Fo...

Why Thanksgiving-weekend movies aren't doing well this year

November 25, 2022 at 16:27

New York CNN Business —Thanksgiving weekend has historically offered a cornucopia of films, letting moviegoers get out of the house and kick back after eating copious amounts of turkey, mashed potatoes and pie. But this year the movie menu is pretty sparse....

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years of prison for rape in China

November 25, 2022 at 15:47

Hong Kong CNN —A Chinese court in Beijing sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu, also known as Wu Yifan, to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of sexual offenses, including rape, the court said in a post on its official Weibo account. Wu rose t...

Analysis: What the South African state visit tells us about the new monarchy

November 25, 2022 at 15:38

This time round, Charles III hosted the first state visit of his reign and welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the UK. Following the official welcome, the party took a carriage ride back to Buckingham Palace where Ramaphosa was greeted with...

The West is struggling to set an oil price cap that hurts Russia

November 25, 2022 at 14:22

London CNN Business —Allies of Ukraine want to put a price limit on Russian oil. Media reports this week from a gathering of European diplomats indicated that Russian oil could be capped at between $65 and $70 per barrel. Yet this range is controversial, si...

Will Erdogan finally deliver on his vow to invade northern Syria?

November 25, 2022 at 14:16

Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN —Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has in the past week launched a series of airstrikes against Kurdish militants in northern Syria, and has warned that a ground operation will soon follow. But Erdogan has been pledging an incursion...

Iranian-Kurdish footballer arrested on charges of incitement against the regime

November 25, 2022 at 11:46

CNN —An Iranian-Kurdish footballer has been arrested on charges of “incitement against the regime” as Tehran cracks down on anti-government protesters, according to state-aligned news agency Tasim. Voria Ghafouri, who plays as a defender for the Khuzestan F...

In Britain, nearly 200,000 workers are striking on Black Friday

November 25, 2022 at 10:30

Some 235,000 workers have gone on strike across the United Kingdom this week, encompassing schools, universities and the postal service. Workers are demanding better pay and working conditions as they struggle with soaring food and energy bills. Strike acti...

From prisoner to prime minister: The remarkable rise of Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim

November 25, 2022 at 10:02

Now age 75, Anwar Ibrahim has finally realized his dream by becoming the 10th prime minister of Malaysia. Anwar’s appointment comes nearly a week after a tumultuous general election that resulted in the first hung parliament in Malaysian history. “This has...

Rats blamed for eating 500 kilograms of cannabis stored by Indian police

November 25, 2022 at 08:56

New Delhi CNN —Rats in northern India have been accused of eating hundreds of kilograms of cannabis seized from drug dealers and stored in police warehouses. Court documents said the police had been asked to provide 386 kilograms of cannabis, but the prosec...

Hong Kong finds 90-year-old cardinal guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

November 25, 2022 at 06:24

Hong Kong CNN —A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. The silver-haired cardinal, who appea...

Indonesia needs earthquake-proof houses. Building them is a huge challenge

November 25, 2022 at 05:32

CNN —A deadly earthquake that reduced buildings to rubble in West Java, Indonesia has once again exposed the dangers of living in poorly built homes in one of the most seismically active zones on the planet. “The houses affected by this earthquake are requi...

The US-China chip war is spilling over to Europe

November 25, 2022 at 05:26

Last week, the new owner of Britain’s biggest chipmaker was ordered to unwind its takeover, just days after another chip factory sale was blocked in Germany. In Germany, the economic ministry barred Elmos Semiconductor, an automotive chipmaker, from selling...

Foxconn offers to pay workers to leave its largest iPhone factory after violent protests

November 25, 2022 at 02:45

Hong Kong CNN Business —Foxconn has offered to pay newly recruited workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to quit and leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly factory, in an attempt to quell protests that saw hundreds clash with security forces at the compound in ce...

How a scoop by a little-known crypto site led to the fall of Sam Bankman-Fried and implosion of FTX

November 24, 2022 at 15:48

Sign up for the daily digest chronicling the evolving media landscape here. Allison had obtained a financial document that showed 30-year-old SBF had engaged in shady behavior to use his crypto company, FTX, to prop up his separate investment firm, Alameda....

Body of Israeli Druze young man seized by Palestinians in Jenin returned to his family - Israeli military

November 24, 2022 at 11:23

CNN —The body of an Israeli Druze young man that was seized by Palestinian gunmen in Jenin has been transferred to his family, the Israeli military said on Thursday, adding that nothing had been given in return. “We didn’t negotiate in any way with the gunm...

Pakistan to appoint former spy chief as new head of army

November 24, 2022 at 09:37

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN —Pakistan on Thursday named former spy chief Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country’s army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid intense debate around the military’s influence on publi...