Tag Archives: continents and regions

Russians buy boots and body armor for the troops, as the Kremlin tries to fix the campaign’s problems

CNN — School children raise money for socks, mothers buy winter clothes and sleeping bags, community groups collect donations for body armor. Russian citizens are crowdfunding to equip Soldiers deployed to Ukraine as winter closes in on the battlefield. Troops have complained they are short of basic equipment – ​​and the message has reached President… Read More »

Incoming congressman’s claims his grandparents fled the Holocaust contradicted by genealogy records

CNN — Claims by incoming Republican Rep. George Santos that his grandparents “survived the Holocaust” as Ukrainian Jewish refugees from Belgium who changed their surname to survive are contradicted by sources reviewed by CNN’s KFile including family trees compiled by genealogy websites, records on Jewish refugees and interviews with multiple genealogists. Santos, who has called… Read More »

Temperatures plunge as a severe winter storm blasts the US, snarling travel and prompting emergency declarations

CNN — A major winter storm blasting much of the central and eastern US is bringing record-breaking temperature drops and harsh snowy conditions that have resulted in flight cancellations, highway closures and several state emergency declarations. The storm is touching nearly every state, with more than 100 million people across the US currently under winter… Read More »

Antonio Brown: Former Buccaneers receiver will not face battery charge, prosecutor says

CNN — Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown will not face charges stemming from an alleged domestic battery incident involving a woman in Florida in late November, the State Attorney’s Office in Tampa said in a statement Wednesday. The Tampa Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office had previously determined there was probable cause to… Read More »

Opinion: What 2022’s elections taught me about humanity, politics and ‘magic sauce’

Editor’s note: David A Andelmana contributor to CNN, twice winner of the Deadline Club Award, is a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, author of “A Red Line in the Sand: Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Might Still Happen” and blogs at Andelman Unleashed. He formerly was a correspondent for The… Read More »

A guide to Washington’s busy Wednesday

CNN — It’s a busier-than-usual Wednesday in Washington. From Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s surprise visit to the White House to the release of the House January 6, 2021, committee’s final report and the fate of a consequential immigration rule hanging in the balance, this is not the capital’s typical year-end cram session. Here are some… Read More »

China wants Covid patients to go to work. The public isn’t so sure

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN — Just weeks ago, catching Covid in China meant being taken to government quarantine for an indeterminate stay… Read More »

Brazil inauguration: Lula da Silva made a historic comeback. He now faces a divided president

Sao Paulo, Brazil CNN — The mood is hostile at an encampment outside a military barracks in Brazil’s most populous city of Sao Paulo, where Brazil’s national anthem plays on a loop and dozens of supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro mill around. They dead placards that read: “SOS Armed Forces,” “military intervention with Bolsonaro in… Read More »

How Iran is accessing the social media accounts of protesters to incriminate them, experts say

CNN — In between being blindfolded, locked in solitary confinement, and interrogated in a wheelchair while she was on a hunger strike following her late September arrest, Negin says she had a realization: Iranian officials were using her private Telegram chats, phone logs and text messages to incriminate her. “They told me ‘Do you think… Read More »

Brittany Higgins: Rape case that rocked Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

sydney, australia CNN 🇧🇷 Prosecutors in Australia have ended a high-profile legal action against a former government official accused of raping a female colleague inside Parliament, saying a new trial would pose a “significant and unacceptable risk” to the woman’s life. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Public Prosecutor Shane Drumgold told reporters on Friday that the… Read More »