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

This is what the ‘Russification’ of Ukraine’s education system looks like in occupied areas

Lviv, Ukraine CNN – When masked Russian soldiers ransacked Nina’s home in northeastern Ukraine at 6 am one day in late April, they were not searching for weapons. Instead, they were looking for her Ukrainian textbooks. The troops held her husband and daughter at gunpoint, but the 48-year-old told CNN she knew it was her … Read more

Russian ships carrying stolen Ukrainian grain turned away from Mediterranean ports – but not all of them

CNN – A Russian merchant ship loaded with grain stolen in Ukraine has been turned away from at least one Mediterranean port and is now in the Syrian port of Latakia, according to shipping sources and Ukrainian officials. CNN has identified the vessel as the bulk carrier Matros Pozynich. On April 27, the ship weighed … 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

‘Stop asking why’: Shanghai intensifies Covid lockdown despite falling cases

Hong Kong CNN – Shanghai is further tightening its stringent lockdown measures after China’s top leader Xi Jinping pledged to “unswervingly” double down on the country’s controversial zero-Covid policy, leaving millions confined to their homes with no end in sight. Over the weekend, videos showing Shanghai residents arguing or scuffling with hazmat suit-clad workers and … Read more

Ukraine has accused Russian soldiers of using rape as a tool of war. These two women say justice is hard to come by

Brovary District, Ukraine CNN – In a small village Russian soldiers occupied as they tried and failed to take Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, at the beginning of the war, two women say they are living with the pain of multiple traumas: destruction, death and rape. One of the women – who said her husband was murdered … Read more

The Middle East will not rescue Europe if it turns off Russian oil

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 – As Europe tries to stymie Moscow’s war effort in Ukraine by weaning itself off Russia’s oil, Middle Eastern nations appear to be … Read more

Philippines election: polls close in race that could put Marcoses back in power

CNN – Polls closed on Monday in a pivotal election in the Philippines that could see the son of a late dictator elected to the country’s highest office. About 65.7 million registered voters across the country cast their ballots to replace populist leader Rodrigo Duterte, who steps down after six years. For the presidency, former … Read more