Hong Kong journalist says newsroom raid 'sent shudders through the industry'

June 20, 2021 at 18:03

New York (CNN) Five hundred police officers raided the Apple Daily newsroom in Hong Kong last week to arrest executives and top editors and seize journalistic materials under the city's national security law. The incident sounded an alarm across the media i...

National security adviser: US preparing more Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

June 20, 2021 at 15:26

(CNN) The Biden administration is preparing to impose additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of imprisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday. "We are preparing another package of sanctions to ap...

Extremist who threatened top Belgian doctor appears to have killed himself, prosecutor says

June 20, 2021 at 15:09

(CNN) A far-right extremist who became the object of a month-long manhunt after threatening a top doctor fighting Covid-19, appears to have killed himself, authorities in Belgium said Sunday. A body, believed to be that of Jurgen Conings, was found on Sunda...

Trump dashed dreams of reform in Iran. The country's new hardline president is living proof

June 20, 2021 at 12:28

President Donald Trump was about to announce America's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal . The nuclear deal, on the other hand, seemed to serve as the opening salvo of reform in the country. In June 2017, Iranians had shown up in droves to reelect Presi...

Duchess Meghan on her book: The story I wrote could really be your story

June 20, 2021 at 11:38

(CNN) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, said she hopes "any family" will see themselves represented in the pages of her children's book, "The Bench," in her first interview since speaking to Oprah Winfrey in March. The Duchess said that "growing up, I remember so...

Damascus to Tokyo 2020: Syrian refugees' remarkable journeys to the Olympic Games

June 20, 2021 at 10:07

A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK. Years after making the difficult choice to leave his home, Mahmoud is now one of 29 refugee athletes that will compete at the 2020 Oly...

This rabbi is joining the German army, 90 years after Hitler expelled Jewish soldiers

June 20, 2021 at 04:06

All this, and he didn't even know he was Jewish and the son of a Holocaust survivor until he was nine. A rabbi proudly joining the German army eight decades after the Nazis orchestrated the Holocaust is a hugely symbolic moment for the Jewish community. But...

Bolsonaro's rule is 'worse threat than coronavirus,' say Brazilians as nation passes 500,000 deaths

June 19, 2021 at 22:38

The South American nation, which holds half the continent's population, is being decimated by the virus. The 500,000 death toll is twice as high as it was six months ago, a sign that the mortality rate is accelerating, say experts. "In June of last year, we...

An ultra-conservative judiciary chief is set to win Iran's presidential election

June 19, 2021 at 10:50

Tehran, Iran (CNN) Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judiciary chief with a brutal human rights record, is set to win Iran's controversial presidential election, according to preliminary results announced by the interior ministry and reported by state media Saturda...

Palestinians cancel Pfizer vaccine agreement with Israel

June 19, 2021 at 10:06

Jerusalem (CNN) The Palestinian Authority has canceled an agreement with Israel that was to have seen at least 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 transferred to the West Bank and Gaza. The abrupt turnaround came after health officials in Ram...

Alleged financier for Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says he fears being extradited to the US

June 18, 2021 at 20:10

(CNN) He claims he was tortured by the authorities in Cape Verde and that even worse punishments await him if he is extradited to the United States. His jet stopped in the Cape Verdean island of Sal to refuel and authorities there arrested him on the spot....

Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital after 'successful operation'

June 18, 2021 at 16:53

(CNN) Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital after undergoing a "successful operation," the Danish Football Association confirmed on Friday. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark's game against Finland on Saturday before being resuscitated with CPR...

She could see our homes of the future

June 18, 2021 at 16:06

Written by Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN LondonThe story of the late Charlotte Perriand is an inspiring tale of an adventurous designer whose ideas and creations left a lasting mark on homes around the world. An example of this piece, still coveted by today's c...

Liberian rebel sentenced in Switzerland for war crimes, cannibalism

June 18, 2021 at 15:34

Geneva A Liberian rebel commander was sentenced in Switzerland to 20 years in jail on Friday for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism, in one of the first ever convictions over the West African country's civil war. The case was also Switzerland's first...

Israel to transfer at least 1 million Covid-19 vaccines to Palestinians in swap deal

June 18, 2021 at 15:04

Jerusalem (CNN) Israel has announced plans to transfer at least one million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to an Israeli government statement. The statement said the stock of between 1 million and 1.4 million doses...

Hundreds of vaccinated Indonesian health workers get Covid-19, dozens in hospital

June 18, 2021 at 12:36

More than 350 doctors and medical workers have caught Covid-19 in Indonesia despite being vaccinated with Sinovac, officials said, as concerns grow about the efficacy of some vaccines against more infectious variants. Most of the workers were asymptomatic a...

In North Korea a packet of coffee costs $100

June 18, 2021 at 10:17

Hong Kong (CNN) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has bigger problems than the United States right now. The ruler of the secretive, hereditary communist dictatorship opened an important political meeting on Tuesday acknowledging the grim situation his country...

Iranians vote in an all but decided presidential election

June 18, 2021 at 06:59

Tehran, Iran (CNN) Iranians have begun voting in a controversial presidential election that will likely deliver a hardline president who lost the 2017 election and has headed the country's judiciary for the last two years. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah A...

China's about to administer its billionth coronavirus shot. Yes, you read that right

June 18, 2021 at 06:50

As of Wednesday, China had administered more than 945 million doses -- three times the number delivered in the United States, and almost 40% of the 2.5 billion shots given globally. The number is all the more remarkable given its rollout had a slow start. C...

They work abroad to feed their families. Now they can't send the money home

June 18, 2021 at 01:59

"I left him with my mum," said the Myanmar migrant worker, 26, who is living in Thailand. Compounding their troubles, the money Su and her husband earn as factory workers in the Thai capital, Bangkok, can no longer reach their family. "Normally, when I send...

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