Category Archives: World News

Pictures of the week: Thousands of penguins, the winter solstice and Christmas wild swimmers

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Each week the picture editors at The Independent sort through hundreds of thousands of images sent into us by photography agencies from all around the world. These are… Read More »

How the push to end the military vax mandate culminated in the NDAA

President Biden signed a defense policy bill on Friday that includes a provision cleared by the House and the Senate to repeal the administration’s military vaccine mandate. The National Defense Authorization Act will terminate the COVID-19 vaccine for military members, but it does not reinstate members of the military who were discharged or had their… Read More »

SEC says it’s not violating Elon Musk’s right to free speech

DETROIT — The US Securities and Exchange Commission is denying allegations that it is violating Elon Musk’s free speech rights by trying to enforce a 2018 securities fraud settlement. The commission, in an appeals brief filed late Thursday, said Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, waived his First Amendment rights by agreeing to the settlement… Read More »

10 moments in 2022 straight out of a sci-fi movie

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — From a spacecraft the size of a refrigerator plowing into an asteroid (deliberately) to a helicopter trying to catch a rocket plummeting back to earth, 2022 offered surreal moments in space that could… Read More »

No Harry Kane worries after World Cup penalty woe for Antonio Conte ahead of striker’s Tottenham return

Sign up to Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter sent straight to your inbox for free Sign up to Miguel’s Delaney’s free weekly newsletter Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has no concerns about Harry Kane’s mindset following his World Cup disappointment. Kane returned to club duty this week after being given time off having represented… Read More »

The tech we couldn’t live without in 2022

CNN — Bone conduction headphones, TV streaming devices and Bluetooth speakers are among the tech gadgets topping holiday wish lists this year. Other notable products – ahem, the new 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max – are near impossible to find. But as the year comes to an end, the staff at CNN is reflecting… Read More »

CDC warns of increase of invasive Strep A cases among children

Comment on this story Comment The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of an increase in severe infections involving the Group A streptococcus bacteria, also known as Strep A, among children. There has been a “recent increase in pediatric invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections,” the CDC said Thursday in a health advisory… Read More »