Covid-19 vaccine mandates are divisive, but they can work. Europe is starting to show how

November 30, 2021 at 10:47

Science gave us the possibility, the exit ticket out of this vicious circle of virus waves and lockdown discussions. A Christmas market next to Vienna's Stephen's Cathedral, normaly packed with crowds of people, was shuttered last Monday. But just as lockdo...

Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises Qatar is 'tolerant' and 'welcoming'

November 30, 2021 at 09:53

"We know that the World Cup brings with it a certain amount of scrutiny. Then ahead of the 2018 World Cup, the UK Foreign Office warned ahead of the tournament that members of the LGBTQ community face "significant risk" in traveling to Russia. A clock in Do...

Sexual harassment rife inside Australian parliament, report finds

November 30, 2021 at 08:53

One in three people working in Australia's parliament have experienced sexual harassment, a report published on Tuesday said, following an independent inquiry into parliamentary workplace culture. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who ordered the review in Feb...

Secretary of defense orders review of US airstrike that killed civilians in Syria in 2019

November 29, 2021 at 23:22

(CNN) Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a review of a US airstrike conducted in Syria in 2019 that the Pentagon only recently admitted had killed civilians after the publication of a New York Times report, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said duri...

Pentagon to build up US bases in Guam and Australia to meet China challenge

November 29, 2021 at 20:14

(CNN) The Pentagon will focus on building up bases in Guam and Australia to better prepare the US military to counter China, a senior defense official said on Monday. The moves have been prompted by the Department of Defense's global posture review, which P...

Opinion: She returned to Kabul after the Taliban shot her, then had to flee again

November 29, 2021 at 19:38

Doha, Qatar (CNN) Five years ago, Breshna Musazai was studying law at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. The university was a prominent symbol of the American presence in Afghanistan, which made it an appealing target for the Taliban. Five yea...

Sweden's lawmakers elect the country's first female Prime Minister -- again

November 29, 2021 at 16:01

(CNN) Swedish lawmakers have again elected Magdalena Andersson to the role of prime minister -- days after she resigned from the post -- and she is set once more to become the first female leader in the country's history. Andersson was first chosen to be pr...

Disney is streaming 'The Simpsons' in Hong Kong without the Tiananmen Square episode

November 29, 2021 at 13:37

New York (CNN Business) Fans have noticed that an episode of the Simpsons that features a scene in Tiananmen Square is missing from Disney+ in Hong Kong. In the 2005 episode "Goo Goo Gai Pan," the family travels to China to adopt a baby. The Simpsons clan s...

Virgil Abloh, artistic director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White founder, dies of cancer at 41

November 29, 2021 at 12:25

Louis Vuitton and founder and CEO of Off-White, died Sunday of cancer, according to a post from his Virgil Abloh , the acclaimed menswear designer forLouis Vuitton and founder and CEO of Off-White, died Sunday of cancer, according to a post from his verifie...

Shopping online this holiday season? Why you need to protect yourself

November 29, 2021 at 12:18

Jen Easterly is the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), leading the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to cyber and physical infrastructure. (CNN) Cyber Monday is here, and while millions of Americans...

These countries have found cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant so far

November 29, 2021 at 12:18

London (CNN) Nations around the world are racing to identify how many cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant they have, as fears over the new strain force governments to shutter borders and revisit restrictions. The new mutation, which is potentially more tr...

Honduras set for woman president as leftist Castro storms towards victory

November 29, 2021 at 11:57

Tegucigalpa, Honduras Honduran presidential candidate Xiomara Castro headed for a landslide win in Sunday's election, declaring victory as supporters danced outside her offices to celebrate the left's return to power 12 years after her husband was ousted in...

Lebanese protesters block roads over economic meltdown

November 29, 2021 at 11:51

Beirut, Lebanon Demonstrators, some of them burning tires, blocked roads across parts of Lebanon on Monday in protest at the country's economic meltdown, days after the Lebanese pound sank to new lows. Lebanon's economic crisis, which erupted in 2019, has p...

Macao casino shares tumble after police arrest Suncity founder

November 29, 2021 at 11:46

Hong Kong Macao casino stocks slid on Monday, rattled by the arrests of 11 people over alleged links to cross-border gambling and money laundering, with the founder of the gaming hub's biggest junket operator among those detained. MGM China MCHVF Wynn Macau...

Facing shortages, Canada taps its strategic reserves of maple syrup

November 29, 2021 at 10:15

New York, NY (CNN) Amid shortages, Canada is tapping into its strategic reserves. This time, for maple syrup. The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, a leading trade group, said it is releasing roughly 50 million pounds from its strategic maple syrup reserves, al...

Taiwan scrambles fighters to see off Chinese warplanes as Xi meets top brass

November 29, 2021 at 03:45

Taipei (Reuters) Taiwan's air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China's President met his top gener...

Safe and alive, but 'traumatized,' the future of these Afghan women athletes is very uncertain

November 29, 2021 at 02:39

Mayeli is one of two Afghan women footballers now living in the UK who spoke to CNN about their experiences. Once the Taliban seized power, the women feared for their lives and the safety of their families. In August, the UK government announced a resettlem...

Opinion: Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron are locked in a post-Brexit duel

November 28, 2021 at 19:08

He is the author of the book Digital Pandemic and host of the podcast " Global Impact. " (CNN) Once again, vulnerable people yearning for a better life find themselves caught in a distasteful game of political ping pong between wealthy Western nations. On W...

Peru's president pledges support for those affected by 7.5-magnitude earthquake

November 28, 2021 at 18:43

(CNN) Peru's President vowed support for those affected by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake early Sunday morning, leaving structural damage in the northern part of the country. President Pedro Castillo Terrones tweeted, "All my solidarity with the people of Amazo...

Peruvian mummy that's at least 800 years old found by archeologists in Lima

November 28, 2021 at 17:05

(CNN) A mummy estimated to be between 800 and 1,200 years old has been unearthed by archeologists in Peru, at a site near the country's capital city of Lima. Researchers from the National University of San Marcos found the preserved body underground in the...

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