Japan steps out of US ‘shadow as China threat grows

Tokyo CNN – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is a man on a mission. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, he has imposed sanctions on Moscow, agreed to pursue a nuclear-free world with the Pope and taken a diplomatic tour of Southeast Asia and Europe to rally world leaders to protect democracy. But it’s not … Read more

Australia election results: Labor leader Anthony Albanese will be the country’s next Prime Minister

Brisbane CNN – Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese is set to become the country’s next Prime Minister after voters turned their backs on Liberal leader Scott Morrison after just one term in office, according to projections from three news networks. Albanese appeared certain to form a minority government, though it was unclear as counting … Read more

China needs Russian coal. Moscow needs new customers

Hong Kong CNN Business – China is buying record amounts of cheap Russian coal, even as Western nations slam Moscow with sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. In April, not only did the world’s second largest economy buy more coal from Russia than ever before, it also eliminated import tariffs on all types of coal, … Read more

Boeing tries to catch up to SpaceX after plenty of drama

New York CNN Business – Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company, a primary US defense contractor, and a titan of a global aviation duopoly. A few years ago, the idea that it would dominate commercial space was a given, and companies like SpaceX, a relatively young business relying on a strategy of moving fast … Read more

Milk prices: Why you could be 50% more this year

Prices are rising at the fastest pace, creating a cost-of-living crisis that’s what the tough choices are about to make the world around people. The United Kingdom is no exception: inflation hit a 40-year high of 9% in April and a forecast to peak at 10% this year. The high cost of fuel and heating … Read more

5 things to know for May 12: Ukraine, Abortion, Inflation, Overdoses, California fire

CNN – Air travel in the US is back in full swing, but the return to the skies hasn’t been entirely smooth. Passengers are frustrated by packed flights, as well as an increase in disruptive passenger incidents, flight cancellations and soaring air fares, according to a new survey. Here’s what you need to know to … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist killed in the West Bank, was ‘the voice of Palestinian suffering’

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN – Veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a household name in the Arab world. For two and a half decades, she chronicled … Read more

How outlawing abortion could worsen America’s maternal mortality crisis

CNN – Dr. Judette Louis recalls a time when she treated a patient who was hemorrhaging from her pregnancy – and how she had to wait to obtain permission before she was allowed to terminate the pregnancy for the health of the mother. “I was standing there watching her hemorrhage out, waiting for permission to … Read more

Skipping meals. Racking up debt. How inflation is squeezing single parents.

San Francisco CNN Business – For 40 years, single parents say they are running out of places to cut costs. The price of groceries, gas, rent and utilities have been marched higher over the past year; But wages don’t keep up – and more than half of single parents make less than $ 15 an … Read more

Mario Batali: Woman who accused the celebrity chef of groping her testifies in criminal trial

CNN – A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by celebrity chef Mario Batali took the stand Monday on the first day of his criminal trial in Boston, testifying that he groped her during an impromptu selfie session in 2017. Natali Tene said she posed for photos with Batali while, out-of-frame, he took advantage … Read more