This exec was central to banning Trump on Twitter. Now she's facing thorny issues in democracies abroad

October 27, 2021 at 14:10

Gadde, who by then had become head of legal, policy and trust at Twitter, found herself at the center of deciding whether to take the unprecedented step of banning Trump from Twitter. Twitter's head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde has been at the ce...

Boris Johnson thinks he doesn't need business. It's a huge gamble

October 27, 2021 at 13:10

London (CNN Business) Boris Johnson's government has just laid out its annual tax and spending plans with a clear central theme: building back better after the pandemic. The prime minister wants to overhaul the UK economy as it emerges from a deep recession...

Beijing says it's time for companies to pay their overseas debts

October 27, 2021 at 09:53

Hong Kong (CNN Business) Beijing is making one thing clear to the country's embattled property developers: Pay your debts. (Evergrande didn't comment publicly on the payment, but it was reported in Chinese state media .) Getting seriousThe Evergrande paymen...

Analysis: With 100 days until the Winter Olympics, Beijing races to control Covid outbreak

October 27, 2021 at 09:14

Hong Kong (CNN) Wednesday marks the start of the 100-day countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympics, but not everyone is in the mood to celebrate, as officials instead race to suppress a widening outbreak of Covid-19. Come February, the Chinese capital will b...

Islanders sue Australia for inaction on climate change

October 27, 2021 at 06:20

(CNN) A group of Torres Strait Islanders living off Australia's north coast filed a court claim against the Australian government on Tuesday, alleging it has failed to protect them from climate change which now threatens their homes. The case brought on beh...

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi testifies in court but a gag order prevents her defense from being made public

October 27, 2021 at 04:23

(CNN) Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified in court on Tuesday for the first time since she was overthrown in a military coup . Her courtroom testimony in the capital Naypyidaw, however, was not publicly available due to a gag order i...

Australia officially allows vaccinated residents to travel outside the country

October 27, 2021 at 03:27

All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from November 1, authorities said on Wednesday, October 27, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vaccination...

Brazilian commission votes in favor of recommending criminal charges against Bolsonaro

October 27, 2021 at 00:05

Sao Paulo (CNN) A Brazilian commission investigating the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has voted in favor of charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, among others. Seven of the commission's eleven senators voted on Tuesday evening to suppo...

2% of Elon Musk's wealth could solve world hunger, says UN official

October 26, 2021 at 20:10

Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN Business) A small group of ultra-wealthy individuals could help solve world hunger with just a fraction of their net worth, says the director of the United Nations' World Food Programme. It's not complicated," he added. A "perfect storm"...

Energy crisis will set off social unrest, private-equity billionaire warns

October 26, 2021 at 17:05

New York (CNN Business) Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman warned Tuesday that high energy prices will likely set off social unrest around the world. "We're going to end up with a real shortage of energy. And when you have a shortage, it's going to cost more...

US has few good options if China seizes islands close to Taiwan, war game concludes

October 26, 2021 at 16:41

Instead, the report stressed the need for a multilateral approach, suggesting the US, Taiwan, Japan and others work to deter China from seizing the island in the first place. "The United States and Taiwan must begin coordinating today to build a credible de...

2 million Brits get a raise as minimum wage jumps to $13 an hour

October 26, 2021 at 14:03

London (CNN Business) Up to 2 million UK workers will be getting bigger paychecks starting in April following a hike to the minimum wage. The minimum hourly wage for people over the age of 23 will increase by 6.6% to £9.50 ($13), the government said ahead o...

Wall Street's $1 trillion club is growing. Don't pop the champagne

October 26, 2021 at 12:37

London (CNN Business) The exclusive group of American companies worth more than $1 trillion just added another member. It's the largest purchase of Teslas ever by a single buyer, and the biggest move into electric vehicles by a rental car company. But the g...

Travel industry leaders donate more than 20,000 flights for Afghan evacuees

October 26, 2021 at 12:00

(CNN) Seven airlines, along with other travel industry leaders, are donating more than 20,000 airline tickets to Afghan evacuees to get to their final destinations in the US, matching an additional 20,000 flights contributed by the public, the White House,...

Amid a cascade of crises, Haiti's fuel shortage could be the worst

October 26, 2021 at 04:02

She is one of the only patients currently admitted in what is usually one of Haiti's largest, busiest hospitals. But amid a crippling nationwide fuel shortage, their tanks are empty and the hospital stays dark. Reasons for the crisisThe national fuel shorta...

German ISIS bride sentenced to 10 years in prison over death of Yazidi girl left to die in sun

October 26, 2021 at 03:20

(CNN) A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl. The Higher Regional Court in Munich found the woman, identified only as Jennifer W., guilty of crimes against humanity for "enslav...

Six-year-old survivor of cable car crash must be returned to Italy, court rules

October 25, 2021 at 20:24

(CNN) An Israeli court has ruled that a six-year-old child who was the sole survivor of a cable crash accident in Italy in May should be returned to Italy. Eitan Biran's parents, brother and two great grandparents were killed in the accident, sparking an in...

The military has taken over in Sudan. Here's what happened

October 25, 2021 at 18:54

(CNN) Sudan has descended into crisis after the military dissolved the country's power-sharing government and declared a state of emergency on Monday. Sudan had been ruled by an uneasy alliance between the military and civilian groups since 2019, but on Mon...

Ex-Saudi intel official describes Crown Prince as a 'psychopath'

October 25, 2021 at 18:51

(CNN) Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is a "psychopath," who "poses a threat to his people, to the Americans and to the planet," a former top Saudi intelligence official who is now living in exile in Canada has said. In an interview on CBS News...

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin wants to build a tourism space station nearly as big as the ISS

October 25, 2021 at 17:38

New York (CNN Business) Blue Origin, the rocket and space tourism company founded by Jeff Bezos, is proposing a massive new commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" that could be used to host science experiments, vacation getaways, and potentially eve...