Australian Open controversy offers preview of what's to come ahead of Olympics

January 19, 2021 at 09:01

Sydney (CNN) The quarantine controversy over tennis' Australian Open has raised questions about whether large-scale international sporting events can take place in the middle of a pandemic and could offer a preview of the difficulties facing this summer's T...

Paris Fashion Week: Watch the shows here

January 19, 2021 at 08:32

Written by Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNNParis Fashion Week opens its schedule of menswear shows today hot off the heels of neighboring fashion city Milan, which just brought its own fashion week to a close. The five-day event featuring new collections by dozens...

Opinion: Why Putin wants to keep Navalny locked up

January 19, 2021 at 07:45

Michael Bociurkiw ( @WorldAffairsPro ) is a global affairs analyst and host of the podcast "Global Impact." We learned Sunday that Putin chose the second option. These certainly are not the hallmarks of a leader who seeks a place in history among the great...

6.4 quake strikes Argentina's San Juan province, no tsunami warning issued

January 19, 2021 at 05:17

(CNN) A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Argentina's west-central province of San Juan on Monday night, according to a preliminary report from the United States Geological Survey. A series of aftershocks around the country followed. A magnitude 5.0 after...

China and WHO acted too slowly to contain Covid-19, says independent panel

January 19, 2021 at 04:20

(CNN) China and the World Health Organization (WHO) could have acted quicker and more forcefully to contain the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, an independent review panel said on Monday. In its second interim report, the Switzerland-based Independent Panel...

If Kim Jong Un destroyed North Korea's economy to keep Covid-19 out, will sanctions stop him from pursuing nuclear weapons?

January 19, 2021 at 01:18

(CNN) After arguably the most challenging year of his near-decade rule of North Korea , Kim Jong Un is sticking to his guns. Kim's message was crystal clear: Right now, North Korea needs its nuclear weapons to deter the United States "no matter who is in po...

Scottish fishermen say 'Brexit carnage' threatens to kill their business

January 18, 2021 at 18:29

London (CNN Business) Scottish fisherman parked their trucks near UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office at 10 Downing Street on Monday to protest post-Brexit red tape they say has made it almost impossible to sell British seafood to the European Union. M...

Russian opposition leader to be held in custody for 30 days

January 18, 2021 at 15:02

He was held overnight a police station in the city of Khimki, on the outskirts of Moscow. Russia's Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) has requested that a court replace his suspended sentence with a prison term. If the request is granted, Navalny will like...

French politics kills Canadian bid to create one of the world's top supermarket groups

January 18, 2021 at 14:32

London (CNN Business) The French government has put an abrupt end to a $20 billion takeover of the country's biggest retailer by Canada's largest convenience store operator. Carrefour CRERF Couche-Tard ANCTF In a joint statement on Saturday, French supermar...

Ghana president warns of health system overload

January 18, 2021 at 14:02

(CNN) Ghana's Covid-19 infection rates are skyrocketing and include new strains of the virus not before seen in the country, filling treatment centres and threatening to overwhelm the health system, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday. Ghana is not yet...

Series of disasters unfolding across Indonesia

January 18, 2021 at 09:28

Hide Caption 3 of 27 Photos: People queue up for food aid in Mamuju. Hide Caption 5 of 27 Photos: Rescuers search for survivors in a collapsed building in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, January 16. Hide Caption 6 of 27 Photos: Relatives carr...

Analysis: Former revolutionary begins sixth term with a lesson for other authoritarians

January 18, 2021 at 07:56

James Griffiths is a Senior Producer for CNN International and author of " The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet ." "The only sad thing ... is that we are missing the communication because some lines ha...

China debuts train prototype that can hit speeds of 620 kilometers per hour

January 18, 2021 at 04:10

(CNN) — China has revealed a prototype for a new high-speed Maglev train that is capable of reaching speeds of 620 kilometers (385 miles) per hour. The train runs on high-temperature superconducting (HTS) power that makes it look as if the train is floating...

Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit. But as coronavirus cases grow, some countries are still pushing ahead

January 18, 2021 at 02:52

The apparent discrepancy has led to concern among some scientists, and shaken international confidence in Chinese-made vaccines. The Brazilian results suggest CoronaVac is far less effective than vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, which have...

China's economy grows 2.3% in 2020 as recovery quickens

January 18, 2021 at 02:29

Hong Kong (CNN Business) China's economy grew more than expected last year, even as the rest of the world was upended by the coronavirus pandemic. The world's second largest economy expanded 2.3% in 2020 compared to a year earlier, according to government s...

Brazil issues emergency authorization for two vaccines

January 18, 2021 at 00:22

Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN) Amid a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus in parts of Brazil, federal health officials have finally voted to authorize two vaccines for emergency use. Sunday, Brazilian regulatory agency Anvisa approved both the Oxford/AstraZe...

Alexey Navalny detained on return to Moscow five months after being poisoned

January 17, 2021 at 20:10

(CNN) Russia's leading Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny , was detained by police in Moscow on Sunday, moments after his return to the country and five months after he was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. "This is the best day in the past five months,"...

Alexey Navalny arrested on his return to Moscow

January 17, 2021 at 20:03

Russia's leading Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny, was detained by local police , moments after his return to the country and five months after he was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports Navalny had originally been schedule...

Tim Cook: Why I kicked Parler off Apple's App Store

January 17, 2021 at 19:12

New York (CNN Business) Apple, along with Amazon and Google, effectively kicked Parler off the internet in the wake of the January 6 US Capitol siege. Despite criticism that Big Tech wields too much power over speech, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his decisio...

Spanish climber falls to death from K2

January 16, 2021 at 20:43

(CNN) Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote has died while climbing K2, the world's second highest summit, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday. "Sad death of Sergi Mingote at K2," Sanchez tweeted . "He wanted to continue making history by be...