North Korea tests presumed ICBM and two other missiles, South Korea says

May 25, 2022 at 02:44

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) North Korea tested a presumed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in one of three missile tests on Wednesday, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. The tests come on the heels of US President Joe Biden's first pres...

Police raid leaves at least 22 dead in Rio de Janeiro

May 25, 2022 at 01:02

Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN) At least 22 people have died in the bloody aftermath of a raid carried out by Rio de Janeiro's military police on Tuesday. Authorities said a gunfight broke out after police were shot at while preparing to enter Vila Cruzeiro, an und...

An off-script Biden works to erase Trump's legacy in Asia

May 24, 2022 at 22:04

Each man's comment caused ripples of surprise to cross the faces of his team seated nearby, including national security advisers and senior diplomats. Coming almost exactly three years apart, the two moments neatly highlight certain stylistic similarities b...

Bolsonaro fires Petrobras CEO who warned of diesel crisis

May 24, 2022 at 12:35

Brazil's right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro fired the chief executive of oil producer Petrobras -- the second in two months -- after the company refused to sell fuels at a discount to consumers warning it would lead to diesel shortages. Bolsonaro also call...

Boris Johnson under more pressure over new lockdown 'Partygate' photos

May 24, 2022 at 11:02

The photos, obtained by ITV News , appear to show Johnson offering a toast during a colleague's leaving party in November 2020; several bottles of alcohol litter the table in front of him. In some of the photographs, Johnson seems to be giving a speech, the...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says Iranian authorities forced her to sign false confession as condition of release

May 24, 2022 at 00:10

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (left) and Anoosheh Ashoori were freed from Iran and arrived at a military base in Brize Norton, England on March 17. London CNN —Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the dual British-Iranian citizen detained by Iran for nearly 6 years, said...

Ruling on Jews who prayed in Al-Aqsa compound ignites controversy

May 23, 2022 at 17:56

Israeli Magistrate's Court Judge Zion Sahrai ruled Sunday that three Jewish youths were not violating security conditions when they recited a Jewish prayer at the contested holy area known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram Al-Sharif. Polic...

Why Iranians are taking to the streets again

May 23, 2022 at 14:37

Thousands of pro-government supporters rallied outside Tehran, including 50,000 Revolutionary Guards and Basij militia members, according to state media. Here's what you need to know about Iran's latest protests:When did the protests start and what triggere...

Kylian Mbappé says sport has been his 'refuge'

May 23, 2022 at 14:32

(CNN) Kylian Mbappé says that playing football became his "refuge" as he battled with a "tough decision" as to whether to sign a contract extension with Paris St-Germain or join Real Madrid. The French international forward had long been linked with the Spa...

Russian soldier sentenced in Ukraine conflict's first war crimes trial

May 23, 2022 at 13:41

Kyiv, Ukraine (CNN) A 21-year-old Russian soldier was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed man in Ukraine's first war crimes trial since Russia's invasion. The soldier, Vadim Shishimarin, had pleaded guilty to shooting a 62-year-old...

The bull market minted millions of day traders. They're in for a rough ride

May 23, 2022 at 12:33

London (CNN Business) In early 2021, in the midst of speculative stock market euphoria, a pair of day traders went viral on TikTok with a video explaining their winning strategy. And I just watch it until it stops going up, and I sell it," says the user kno...

Germany is keen to pursue gas projects with Senegal, says Scholz on first African tour

May 23, 2022 at 11:54

Dakar Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday during his first trip to Africa, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices. Scholz kick...

Severed head of missing Nigerian lawmaker found in park, police say

May 23, 2022 at 11:47

Nigeria Police in Nigeria have discovered the severed head of a state legislator who went missing last week in the southeastern state of Anambra, where the government accuses separatists of carrying out a spate of killings and kidnappings, police said on Su...

7 dead after blaze on Philippine ferry

May 23, 2022 at 04:14

Manila, Philippines Seven people have died after a high-speed Philippine ferry carrying 134 people caught fire on Monday, with seven passengers still missing, the coast guard said. The MV Mercraft 2 caught fire just before reaching the port of Real in Quezo...

A new billionaire has been minted nearly every day during the pandemic

May 23, 2022 at 03:14

New York (CNN Business) The Covid-19 pandemic has been good for the wallets of the wealthy. Some 573 people have joined the billionaire ranks since 2020, bringing the worldwide total to 2,668, according to an analysis released by Oxfam on Sunday. That means...

Inspired by spiders, one Japanese startup is inventing a new generation of textiles

May 23, 2022 at 02:19

Now,one Japanese startup, Spiber , is exploring how spider webs could transform the textile industry. The company's trademarked fiber, Brewed Protein, has been used in limited edition collections with brands including Japanese streetwear label Sacai and out...

Makgeolli: How Korean rice wine is stepping out of soju's shadow

May 23, 2022 at 01:19

Makgeolli, the milky and often sweet traditional rice wine from Korea, was chosen for its price, not flavor. Kim, now an adjunct professor at Global Cyber University in Seoul, has been teaching makgeolli brewing techniques for 10 years. Kim Min-kyu (no rela...

Nissan is launching a comeback. Here's what it's like road tripping in its newest sports car

May 22, 2022 at 17:42

Do not attempt unless you have special off-road driving training and are driving on a closed course. Always consult the owner's manual before off-road driving, know your terrain and trail difficulty, and use appropriate safety gear. The new Nissan Z's nose...

Artworks challenge what it means to be from the United States

May 22, 2022 at 07:58

But, when flown upside down, burned, or manipulated in color and design, the flag can also send a far more subversive message. A new exhibition at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, titled "This is Not America's Flag," seeks to explore this dichotomy by displ...

Australia has a new left-leaning government: Here's what you need to know

May 22, 2022 at 06:47

Australia's coming in from the climate coldElection results showed a strong swing towards Independents who campaigned on issues relating to the climate. Labor has pledged to reach emission net zero by 2050, partly by strengthening the mechanism used to pres...