Jimmy Greaves, England World Cup winner and Tottenham legend, dies aged 81

September 19, 2021 at 10:37

(CNN) Jimmy Greaves, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 and one of the most prolific goalscorers in English football history, has died at the age of 81, his former club Tottenham said. A Tottenham legend and the club's all-time record goalscorer, Greav...

Analysis: In Canada and Germany, climate is finally on the ballot. But can it win?

September 19, 2021 at 04:02

Canadians, who go to the polls on Monday, are among several nations casting votes on the heels of record-smashing, often deadly extreme weather this summer, boosted by climate change. In the run-up to Canada's parliamentary vote, the climate crisis has feat...

One of Asia's most prestigious universities is on the frontline of a battle for democracy

September 19, 2021 at 00:32

Hong Kong (CNN) Students and lecturers at Hong Kong 's most prestigious university returned from summer break this month to a very different institution. The self-censorship began after June last year when Beijing imposed a controversial and sweeping nation...

Wall Street Journal's Facebook Files series prompts comparisons to Big Tobacco

September 18, 2021 at 21:47

New York (CNN) All week long, The Wall Street Journal's "Facebook Files" series has invited comparisons of the social media platform to tobacco companies. The Journal relied on internal company documents it obtained to showknows, "in acute detail," about th...

Italy will likely hold a referendum on decriminalizing cannabis next year

September 18, 2021 at 13:23

(CNN) Italy will likely decide whether or not to decriminalize cannabis in a referendum next year, after campaign groups managed to gather the required 500,000 signatures in a week. Popular referendums in Italy can be called if 500,000 signatures are obtain...

Tottenham to host world's first net zero carbon elite football game -- but is a carbon-neutral match possible?

September 18, 2021 at 11:29

(CNN) Tottenham Hotspur hopes to end Sunday's Premier League game against Chelsea on zero -- not zero goals or shots on target, but zero carbon emissions. The club is calling the match the world's first elite net zero carbon football game, and in partnershi...

What Afghan Americans want refugees fleeing the Taliban to know

September 18, 2021 at 07:07

(CNN) Decades after the last major exodus from Afghanistan, refugees find themselves forced to flee their homeland once again as the US war in Afghanistan ends and the Taliban rise to power. Afghan Americans who have gone through the journey as refugees off...

US targeted wrong vehicle in August airstrike and killed 10 civilians, including 7 children

September 17, 2021 at 21:26

McKenzie told reporters that the strike -- which he said killed seven children -- was a "mistake" and offered an apology. The Pentagon's announcement will likely fuel more criticism of the Biden administration's chaotic evacuation of Kabul and handling of t...

Investigation finds World Bank leaders pushed staffers to boost rankings for China and Saudi Arabia in high-profile reports

September 17, 2021 at 17:57

Atlanta (CNN Business) The World Bank says it will stop publishing its annual Doing Business economic report after an independent investigation found bank leaders placed "undue pressure" on staffers to alter data to inflate the rankings for China and Saudi...

New Lebanon PM seeks 'quick fixes' to help his country out of economic crisis

September 17, 2021 at 17:51

(CNN) New Prime Minister Najib Mikati urged Lebanon's people to put their trust in his government as he seeks "quick fixes" to help his economically shattered country. In his first interview with an international media outlet since forming a government a we...

Canada's election is heating up. Some fear US-style political polarization will follow

September 17, 2021 at 13:50

Canada's Conservative Party leader was ready to make a childcare announcement and as he approached the microphone, the campaign backdrop was pitch perfect: a giddy child on a bouncy castle. He unloaded on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a way Cana...

Russia goes to the polls amid crackdown on political dissent

September 17, 2021 at 12:48

The ruling United Russia party, which backs President Vladimir Putin, is widely expected to win a majority. The head of Russia's Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, has dismissed criticism of the vote, saying the "entire political and social spectr...

This mobile app is helping Afghans navigate Kabul following the Taliban takeover

September 17, 2021 at 11:58

New York (CNN Business) As the Taliban entered Kabul last month , the team behind the crowdsourced news alert app Ehtesab deserted their office in the city. Ehtesab was created three years ago to provide real-time alerts and information about incidents in K...

A Parisian landmark is cloaked from view

September 17, 2021 at 09:48

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNNAfter three months of construction work at Paris' famed Arc de Triomphe, the 160-foot-tall war monument has been completely concealed. The landmark, built during Napoleon's reign, has been outfitted in 270,000 square feet of si...

Northern Irish police charge two over killing of journalist Lyra McKee

September 17, 2021 at 09:12

(CNN) Northern Irish police said on Thursday they had charged two men with the 2019 murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry, whose death sparked outrage in the British-run province. The men, aged 21 and 33, were also charged with rioting and possessi...

Trump abandoned this giant trade deal. Now, China wants in

September 17, 2021 at 09:03

New Delhi (CNN Business) China has applied to join a major Asia-Pacific trade partnership that the United States ditched several years ago , as the world's second largest economy tries to bolster its relationships in the region. Chinese Commerce Minister Wa...

UK Speaker: We can't let mob rule smash democracy

September 17, 2021 at 07:54

London (CNN) Following high-profile attacks on democratic institutions, including the January 6 riot at the US Capitol , UK Parliament Speaker Lindsay Hoyle feels an urgent responsibility to champion political freedoms. Hoyle, who as speaker is the highest...

What are nuclear-powered submarines and how do they work?

September 17, 2021 at 07:32

The fleets of the US Navy and Royal Navy have two kinds of submarines -- categorized as attack and ballistic missile. But attack subs and ballistic missiles subs -- often called "boomers" -- serve very different purposes. Australia is signing up for the nuc...

Satellite images reveal North Korea expanding facility used to produce weapons-grade uranium

September 16, 2021 at 22:37

Washington (CNN) New satellite images obtained by CNN reveal North Korea is expanding a key facility capable of enriching uranium for nuclear weapons , renovations that likely indicate the country plans to significantly ramp-up production at this once-dorma...

Italy to mandate Covid-19 'Green Pass' for all workers

September 16, 2021 at 20:31

The rule was decided at a cabinet meeting and aims to persuade more people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. "This is to make these [work] places safer, and make the vaccination campaign even stronger," Speranza said. He called the decree "a strategy that...