14-year-old Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli forces, says Palestinian health ministry

May 28, 2022 at 10:34

Bethlehem, West Bank (CNN) A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank town of Bethlehem late Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The family of the victim, Zaid Saeed Ghuneim, said the teenager h...

Boris Johnson has done huge damage to his reputation. His colleagues fear he will now cost them their jobs

May 28, 2022 at 04:10

"I was made aware of multiple examples of a lack of respect and poor treatment of security and cleaning staff. This sense that they are stuck with Johnson, whose personal approval ratings have been sinking since the start of the scandal last year, is freaki...

Imran Khan claims there's a US conspiracy against him. Why do so many Pakistanis believe him?

May 28, 2022 at 00:09

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) Standing atop a truck, thronged by a huge crowd, a visibly enraged Imran Khan repeated the claim that has become a rallying cry for his millions of supporters. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures as he travels on a...

Colombia's presidential election: A rattled country looks left, but will voters make historic pivot?

May 27, 2022 at 16:28

Bogota, Colombia (CNN) Colombians head to the polls on May 29 to pick a new president in one of the most turbulent times in its modern history. If none of the candidates win by an absolute majority, it will go to a runoff vote, slated for June 19. That disc...

US intelligence assessing whether North Korea tested missile with properties not seen before

May 27, 2022 at 16:05

(CNN) The US intelligence community is trying to determine whether North Korea tested a ballistic missile with properties the US has not seen before earlier this week, according to three US officials. North Korea's launch of three ballistic missiles on Wedn...

Senegal President sacks health minister after hospital fire that killed eleven babies

May 27, 2022 at 16:04

(CNN) Senegalese President Macky Sall has fired his health minister as the country mourns eleven babies killed by a fire at the neonatal ward of a hospital in the western city of Tivaouane. He cut short his trip and returned to Senegal Thursday, the health...

Armed assailants kill about 50 people in eastern Burkina Faso

May 27, 2022 at 15:31

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Armed assailants have killed about 50 people in a part of eastern Burkina Faso ravaged by Islamist violence, the region's governor said on Thursday. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack on Wednesday against reside...

US and Taiwan could begin talks on closer economic ties 'in a few weeks'

May 27, 2022 at 09:03

Singapore/Taiwan (CNN Business) Taiwan and the United States could begin talks to deepen trade and economic ties "in a few weeks," two senior Taiwanese government officials told CNN on Friday. The new discussions will "explore concrete ways to deepen the US...

Man dies in Brazilian police custody after being restrained in car filled with unknown gas

May 27, 2022 at 06:47

Protests were held in Umbauba, in the Brazilian state of Sergipe on Thursday following the death of a man in police custody Wednesday. CNN —Protests were held in the Brazilian city of Umbauba on Thursday following the death of a man in police custody. In vi...

Vietnam keeps its death sentences quiet. Rights groups say it's one of the world's biggest executioners

May 27, 2022 at 04:06

"The death penalty is a different kind of evil," she added. However, rights groups believe it to be one of the biggest executioners in the world and the biggest in Southeast Asia. However, as in previous years, it did not include China and Vietnam where exe...

China and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea for first time since 2006

May 27, 2022 at 03:52

United Nations (CNN) Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea in a vote the US ambassador to the UN called dangerous, disappointing and likely to fuel Pyongyang's prog...

Toronto Police shot and killed a man carrying a firearm near three schools, police say

May 27, 2022 at 02:01

(CNN) Toronto Police fatally shot a man who was seen carrying a firearm near three schools in the Scarborough area Thursday, police said. Officers responded to reports of a man carrying a firearm and "there was an interaction" between officers and the man,...

Russia is depopulating parts of eastern Ukraine, forcibly removing thousands into remote parts of Russia

May 26, 2022 at 20:00

Although some Ukrainians have voluntarily entered filtration camps to try to escape the fighting by entering Russia, many have been picked up against their will at check points and in bomb shelters. From checkpoints in Rostov and other Russian towns, many U...

The West united against Russia. Will its nerve hold as prices soar?

May 26, 2022 at 18:03

Davos, Switzerland (CNN Business) When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke by video to a packed room at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he thanked the West for its solidarity against Russia. But he also issued a warning to political...

Chinese consumers are stuck at home but still spending a ton, Alibaba says

May 26, 2022 at 15:11

New York (CNN Business) China's economy has slumped as Covid cases surged in the world's most populous country. But Chinese consumers stuck at home are still spending. E-commerce giant Alibaba reported better-than-expected earnings and sales for its most re...

Which Tom Cruise film has made the most at the ticket booth?

May 26, 2022 at 13:27

Paramount/Kobal/ShutterstockYear: 1993Box office haul: $158.3 millionAdjusted for inflation: $350.4 millionIf you’re looking for a time when Tom Cruise was at the peak of his stardom, it’s hard to argue with the early 1990s. “Mission: Impossible II”Tom Crui...

The volcanic paradise in the middle of the Atlantic

May 26, 2022 at 12:33

Welcome to the Azores, a necklace of nine enchanting islands that huddle in the middle of the Atlantic but are part of Portugal. Azores Airlines flies non-stop to Ponta Delgada on São Miguel Island from Boston, and to Lajes on Terceira with a stopover in Po...

UK hits oil and gas companies with $6 billion windfall tax

May 26, 2022 at 12:30

London (CNN Business) The UK government is introducing a £5 billion ($6.3 billion) tax on the windfall profits of its oil and gas companies, bowing to pressure from campaigners to raise money to help millions of people struggling with the worst cost-of-livi...

PR stunt or show of strength? Russia slashes interest rates

May 26, 2022 at 11:13

London (CNN Business) Russia slashed interest rates on Thursday as a resurgent ruble — buoyed by robust oil and gas revenues and government support — takes some pressure off its wobbling economy. At an extraordinary meeting, the Russian central bank cut int...

Eleven newborn babies die in Senegal hospital fire

May 26, 2022 at 08:27

(CNN) Eleven newborn babies have died after a fire that broke out in the neonatal department at the Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital in the western Senegalese city of Tivaouane, said the country's president Macky Sall on Thursday. "I just learned, with pa...