6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Java

CNN —An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hit Indonesia’s West Java province on Saturday, the country’s geophysics agency BMKG said. According to the BMKG, the epicenter of the earthquake was on land and there is no potential for a tsunami. One person was injured...

How a deadly fire ignited dissent over China's zero-Covid policy

CNN —Stunning scenes of dissent and defiance played out across China over the past week, marking the country’s largest protests in decades – and an unprecedented challenge to leader Xi Jinping. The country’s security forces moved swiftly to snuff out the pr...

Venezuela and Chevron sign oil contract in Caracas

CNN —The Venezuelan government and American oil company Chevron have signed a contract in Caracas on Friday to resume operations in Venezuela, according to the country’s state broadcaster VTV. “This contract aims to continue with the productive and developm...

Balenciaga creative director apologizes for controversial ad campaign

Written by By Leah Asmelash, CNNBalenciaga creative director Demna has issued a public apology for one of the fashion brand's recent advertising campaigns, which featured images of young children cuddling teddy bears in fetish clothing. "It was inappropriat...

Europe agrees to cap the price of Russian oil at $60 a barrel

London CNN Business —The European Union has reached a consensus on the price at which to cap Russian oil just days before its ban on most imports comes into force. The bloc’s 27 member states agreed Friday to set the cap at $60 a barrel, an EU official with...

Hate speech surges on Twitter after Musk takeover, new research shows

Washington CNN Business —New Twitter owner Elon Musk declared last month that “hate speech impressions” had dramatically fallen on the platform since he took over. It was a remarkable claim, given that Musk has executed mass layoffs and chased away hundreds...

Israeli journalists experience chilly reception at Qatar World Cup

Most Arab fans he tries to interview, Vardi says, will just turn away when they discover he is Israeli even if they had been having a friendly conversation beforehand. “You are not welcome here, go away, there is only Palestine, there is no such thing as Is...

How an arcane 96-year-old law stopped the rail strike

The Railway Labor Act was passed in 1926 as one of the very first labor laws in the nation. At that point most of the railroads already had been unionized, some all the way back to the mid-19th century. The structure was therefore set up to regulate labor n...

China's cities are running out of cash to pay huge Covid lockdown bills

Hong Kong CNN Business —Protests this week across China show just how unpopular Beijing’s zero-Covid policy has become. But nearly three years on, the bills are mounting, placing an extraordinary financial strain on municipal authorities across the world’s...

Chinese police are using cellphone data to track down protesters

CNN —Chinese authorities are using cellphone data to track down protesters who demonstrated against the government’s stringent Covid restrictions in Beijing, according to a recording of a phone call between a protester and police heard by CNN. Hundreds of d...