Top Space Force official: China is developing space capabilities at 'twice the rate' of US

December 05, 2021 at 03:36

(CNN) Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations for the US Space Force, said Saturday China is developing its space capabilities at "twice the rate" of the US. On a panel of US space experts and leaders speaking at the Reagan National Defense Foru...

A museum sits between North and South Korea. The curator wears a bulletproof vest

December 05, 2021 at 03:01

But a newly opened art museum is taking that to another level. The museum rests on the DMZ, or Korean Demilitarized Zone , a no-man's-land along the 38th parallel which divides North and South Korea. Its inaugural exhibition, titled "2021 DMZ Art and Peace...

US and other countries 'deeply concerned by reports of summary killings' in Afghanistan

December 05, 2021 at 02:32

(CNN) More than 20 countries, including the United States, issued a joint statement Saturday expressing deep concern over allegations of extra-judicial killings and disappearances of former member of former security forces in Afghanistan. The statement come...

Militants kill at least 31 in central Mali, say local authorities

December 04, 2021 at 10:27

(Reuters) Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday when they fired on a bus ferrying people to a local market, local authorities said -- the latest deadly attack in a region racked by violent insurgency. The bus was attacked by unidenti...

We know who is attacking us and we know how to get even, says Israel's cyber defense chief

December 04, 2021 at 09:32

Be'er Sheva, Israel (CNN) On a nondescript office park in the desert town of Be'er Sheva, a "war room" filled with screens showing various maps, rolling information, and graphics inform around a dozen or so staffers, manning computers at the central heart o...

US officials say humanitarian effort in Syria is another means to counter ISIS

December 03, 2021 at 21:48

(CNN) United States special operations forces in northeastern Syria have been quietly visiting local villages to help provide medical care to communities which have seen little health care in the wake of years of war. The visits are done in partnership with...

Banning US oil exports would be a 'gift to OPEC and Putin,' Big Oil CEO says

December 03, 2021 at 21:32

Despite pressure from lawmakers in his party, Biden has so far refrained from taking the more extreme step of banning oil exports. "It would be a gift to OPEC and Putin," the API CEO said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'Oil shock across the...

US, European allies sound a pessimistic note as Iran nuclear talks break in Vienna

December 03, 2021 at 21:11

(CNN) US and European officials sounded a pessimistic note Friday as the latest round of talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal concluded, saying that Tehran's maximalist demands and push to unwind previously agreed upon points are leaving them disappointed...

Taliban decree on women's rights, which made no mention of school or work, dismissed by Afghan women and experts

December 03, 2021 at 20:14

"A woman is not a property, but a noble and free human being; no one can give her to anyone in exchange for peace...or to end animosity," said the Taliban decree, released by spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. Afghan women interviewed by CNN on Friday said that t...

Pakistan PM calls mob killing 'day of shame' for the country

December 03, 2021 at 18:37

Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has called a violent mob killing of a Sri Lankan national on Friday "a day of shame for Pakistan." Khan's comments come after a Sri Lankan national working in Pakistan's Punjab provi...

Didi's delisting could spell the end for Chinese stocks on Wall Street

December 03, 2021 at 12:45

London (CNN Business) The era of big Chinese companies heading to the United States to raise money may have just come to an end. What's happening: China's Didi announced Friday that it will "immediately" start the process of delisting from the New York Stoc...

9-year-old Afghan girl who was sold into marriage rescued after CNN report

December 03, 2021 at 10:22

Last month, CNN reported that Parwana and several other underage girls were being sold by their fathers so other members of their families could eat. After an international outcry as a result of CNN's story, Parwana was returned to her family due to the bac...

Grab plunges 21% in biggest Wall Street debut by a Southeast Asian company

December 03, 2021 at 02:58

Hong Kong (CNN Business) The Southeast Asian unicorn Grab had a rough first day on Wall Street. The Singaporean startup closed down nearly 21% Thursday as it began trading on New York's Nasdaq. Grab went public by merging with a special-purpose acquisition...

Facebook sold ads comparing vaccine to Holocaust

December 03, 2021 at 02:38

New York (CNN Business) Facebook has sold ads promoting anti-vaccine messages, comparing the US government's response to Covid-19 to Nazi Germany, casting doubt on the result of the 2020 election, and even pushing political violence. The ads have been run b...

Colombia seizes hundreds of tarantulas and insects bound for Germany

December 03, 2021 at 02:11

(CNN) Hundreds of wild spiders and insects were seized by Colombian authorities on Thursday as they foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle the bugs to Europe, officials said. A statement from Bogota's environmental authority said at least 232 tarantulas, 67 c...

The rescue of Parwana: 9-year-old child bride is taken to safety in Afghanistan

December 02, 2021 at 22:45

Carrying only a blanket for warmth, 9-year-old Parwana Malik balances on her mother's lap beside her siblings, as the family is rescued by an aid group that saves girls from child marriage. Last month, CNN reported that Parwana and several other underage gi...

Abuse directed at London Hanukkah party bus investigated as a hate crime, police say

December 02, 2021 at 21:10

London (CNN) London Metropolitan Police are investigating a video that appeared to show a group of men spitting at group of Jewish people celebrating Hanukkah earlier this week. The video, filmed from inside a bus dubbed a "Hanukkah party on wheels" in cent...

Sword-wielding man dressed as a ninja shot by French police

December 02, 2021 at 19:37

Paris (CNN) A man dressed like a ninja was shot by French police after he attempted to attack two officers with a sword in the western city of Cherbourg on Thursday, authorities said. The incident escalated as two female police officers approached the man t...

A battle is brewing at the WTO. Here's why it matters for a global Covid-19 response

December 02, 2021 at 18:20

"The issue of equitable access to vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics is both the moral and economic issue of our time." The next ministerial conference was scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland, this week and debate on this again. But it was p...

US imposes new sanctions on Belarus

December 02, 2021 at 16:31

(CNN) The United States imposed a wide new tranche of sanctions on Belarus in response to the migrant crisis on the border with Poland and ongoing human rights violations by the Lukashenko regime. The Treasury Department on Thursday announced it is "designa...