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US sanctions target Myanmar junta-linked businessman for procuring Russian-made weapons

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Myanmar businessman and two others involved in procuring Russian-made weapons from Belarus for the junta that seized power in the Southeast Asian country early last year, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Published on 7 October 2022 | 4:15 am


UN rights council rejects debate on China's abuses in Xinjiang in a blow to the West

The UN rights council on Thursday voted down a Western-led motion to hold a debate about alleged human rights abuses by China against Uyghurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang in a victory for Beijing as it seeks to avoid further scrutiny.

Published on 7 October 2022 | 2:34 am


Bolsonaro speeds up payments to the poor as election looms

Brazil's government has announced plans to accelerate this month's welfare payments to the needy, as President Jair Bolsonaro prepares to face leftwing rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a second-round election.

Published on 7 October 2022 | 1:26 am


US mortgage rates take a breather after rising for several weeks in a row

After rising for seven weeks in a row, mortgage rates retreated last week.

Published on 6 October 2022 | 3:17 pm


Porsche overtakes Volkswagen as the most valuable carmaker in Europe

Porsche took pole position as Europe's most valuable automaker on Thursday, overtaking former parent Volkswagen as the price of the sportscar maker's newly-listed shares sped higher.

Published on 6 October 2022 | 2:32 pm


Big companies keep leaving Chicago. What's going on?

Tyson Foods is the latest company closing its Chicago offices, joining Boeing, Caterpillar and Citadel among others.

Published on 6 October 2022 | 1:11 pm


Gas prices are starting to take off again. More increases are on the way

Even before Wednesday's action by OPEC+ to cut oil production, US gas prices were on their way up. More price increases at the pump likely lay ahead.

Published on 6 October 2022 | 5:56 am


One man killed, two journalists injured during Israeli military raid in West Bank

A Palestinian man was killed and two journalists shot and injured by Israeli forces during an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said Wednesday.

Published on 6 October 2022 | 2:13 am


OPEC announces the biggest cut to oil production since the start of the pandemic

OPEC+ said Wednesday that it will slash oil production by 2 million barrels per day, the biggest cut since the start of the pandemic, in a move that threatens to push gasoline prices higher just weeks before US midterm elections.

Published on 5 October 2022 | 4:36 pm


Bella Hadid's spray-on dress goes viral at Paris Fashion Week

It is the buzziest moment of Paris Fashion Week so far. On Friday evening, Bella Hadid closed French label Coperni's Spring-Summer 2023 show with a dress that was sprayed on in front of a live audience.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 11:35 am


The floating palaces wowing the Monaco Yacht Show

The world is in turmoil. The specter of global conflict lurks on the horizon. Energy prices are putting the squeeze on millions. Covid lingers. But in Monaco, at the yachting world's most glamorous event, it's business as usual.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 8:53 am


5 signs the world is headed for a recession

Around the world, markets are flashing warning signs that the global economy is teetering on a cliff's edge.

Published on 2 October 2022 | 6:21 pm


The couple who spent their honeymoon riding an African iron ore train

When planning a honeymoon, many couples go for obvious destinations like Paris, the city of love, or the Maldives, with its stunning azure waters.

Published on 30 September 2022 | 1:10 pm


Why the metaverse won't fix our IRL beauty standards

Avatars are nothing new — and nor is the idea that we care about how we look online.

Published on 29 September 2022 | 1:31 pm


Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr. star in striking portrait series

A celebrity's image can be quickly shaped by a single photograph, TikTok video or news headline, but in Robert Wilson's staged video portraits shot over the past two decades, he invites viewers to slow down — way down -— with hours-long poses held by celebrities including Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt and Isabella Rossellini.

Published on 26 September 2022 | 11:25 am


World's best airline for 2022 named

From Covid to chaos, it's been another bumpy year for the aviation industry. In much of the northern hemisphere, the busy summer season was beset by delays and cancellations, while in the United States a new study this week found that airplane passenger satisfaction is declining across the board.

Published on 23 September 2022 | 6:38 pm


World's longest underwater tunnel will link two countries

Descending up to 40 meters beneath the Baltic Sea, the world's longest immersed tunnel will link Denmark and Germany, slashing journey times between the two countries when it opens in 2029.

Published on 22 September 2022 | 5:01 pm


China's new spiral skyscraper is among the world's most 'twisted' buildings

One of the world's most twisted towers has been unveiled in Chongqing, China.

Published on 2 September 2022 | 2:29 pm


The rise of South Korea's virtual influencers

She's got more than 130,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts photos of her globetrotting adventures. Her makeup is always impeccable, her clothes look straight off the runway. She sings, dances and models -- and none of it is real.

Published on 16 August 2022 | 4:33 pm


After 40 days in a bomb shelter, two Ukrainian refugees and 17 dogs are ready to start a new life in Poland

When CNN Hero Aaron Jackson welcomed the first group of dogs from Ukraine to the abandoned animal shelter he's reopened in Poland, he also took in two refugees who shared an amazing story of survival.

Published on 16 June 2022 | 5:28 pm


This CNN Hero solves an often invisible problem by providing 'Undies for Everyone'

It's not every day you meet a rabbi from Texas with a thing for underwear.

Published on 10 June 2022 | 12:19 am


TikTok star shares her breastfeeding journey and excess milk to help others

With no end in sight to the baby formula shortage, lifestyle content creator and new mom Lucie Fink is stepping up to help babies in need. She's donating her excess breast milk, and she credits her TikTok and Instagram followers with inspiring her to help.

Published on 2 June 2022 | 9:59 pm


These were the best and worst places for air quality in 2021, new report shows

Air pollution spiked to unhealthy levels around the world in 2021, according to a new report.

Published on 22 March 2022 | 4:43 pm


Not only is Lake Powell's water level plummeting because of drought, its total capacity is shrinking, too

Lake Powell, the second-largest human-made reservoir in the US, has lost nearly 7% of its potential storage capacity since 1963, when Glen Canyon Dam was built, a new report shows.

Published on 21 March 2022 | 7:54 pm


Big-box stores could help slash emissions and save millions by putting solar panels on roofs. Why aren't more of them doing it?

As the US attempts to wean itself off its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and shift to cleaner energy sources, many experts are eyeing a promising solution: your neighborhood big-box stores and shopping malls.

Published on 20 March 2022 | 7:01 am


Photographer's surreal family portraits are literally breathtaking

Having a family portrait taken by Haruhiko Kawaguchi comes with one unusual condition: That he wrap your entire house in plastic and then vacuum-seal you into an airtight bag.

Published on 21 February 2022 | 12:52 am


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Published on 15 February 2022 | 11:30 pm


The Italian village that doesn't speak Italian

Nicknamed Italy's "Little Provence," Sancto Lucio de Coumboscuro is an isolated village in almost every sense.

Published on 24 January 2022 | 9:49 am