Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin answered a reporter’s question about age and gender

Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin answered a reporter’s question about age and gender

As two of the youngest heads of government and among a small percentage of female world leaders, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin have long faced questions about their age and gender. But they quickly shot down a journalist who asked on Wednesday about the purpose of the Finnish … Read more

China to punish internet users for ‘liking’ posts in crackdown on Covid protests

China to punish internet users for ‘liking’ posts in crackdown on Covid protests

Hong Kong CNN Business — Internet users in China will soon be held accountable for liking posts deemed illegal or harmful, raising fears that the world’s second-largest economy plans to control social media like never before. China’s internet watchdog is strengthening its regulation of cyberspace as authorities step up a crackdown on online dissent amid … Read more

China’s Zhengzhou, home of the world’s largest iPhone factory, has ended its Covid lockdown

China’s Zhengzhou, home of the world’s largest iPhone factory, has ended its Covid lockdown

Hong Kong CNN Business — The central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, has lifted a five-day Covid lockdown in what analysts say is a much-needed relief for Apple and its main supplier Foxconn. Zhengzhou is the site of “iPhone City,” a sprawling manufacturing site owned by Taiwanese contract manufacturer … Read more

Christian Pulisic scores winner for USA a day after being taken to hospital with a bruised pelvis

Christian Pulisic scores winner for USA a day after being taken to hospital with a bruised pelvis

CNN — United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) forward Christian Pulisic has been taken to hospital with an abdominal injury sustained while scoring the winning goal for the United States in their crucial 1-0 win over Iran at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. A U.S. Soccer spokesman told CNN in an email that … Read more

Singapore lifts ban on gay sex, but curbs prospects of legalizing same-sex marriage

Singapore lifts ban on gay sex, but curbs prospects of legalizing same-sex marriage

Reuters — Singapore’s parliament decriminalized sex between men on Tuesday, but in a blow to the LGBT community, it also amended the constitution to head off lawsuits that have led to legalization of same-sex marriage in other countries. The moves come as other parts of Asia, including Taiwan, Thailand and India, recognize more rights for … Read more

China could have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035, Pentagon claims

China could have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035, Pentagon claims

CNN — China’s stockpile of nuclear warheads has surpassed 400 in a fraction of the time previously estimated by the United States, a major Pentagon report revealed, as Beijing aims to accelerate its nuclear expansion as it seeks to position the US as the world’s top superpower. In 2020, the US estimated that China had … Read more

China launches 3 astronauts to new space station

China launches 3 astronauts to new space station

Subscribe to CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — China’s nearly completed space station launched three astronauts on Tuesday, marking the start of the country’s long-term presence in space. It is a major achievement for China’s ambitious space program, which has explored the … Read more

The White House is treading carefully as protests develop in China as the US seeks to mend relations with Beijing

The White House is treading carefully as protests develop in China as the US seeks to mend relations with Beijing

Washington CNN — As frustrated protesters take to the streets across China to protest the government’s draconian Covid-19 restrictions — sparking rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials — the Biden White House is choosing its words carefully and deliberately. Top US officials who have been closely following the unrest in China … Read more

Bank of America CEO predicts two years of housing market pain

Bank of America CEO predicts two years of housing market pain

New York CNN Business — The CEO of one of the nation’s largest banks is bracing for an economic downturn in 2023. But he also hopes the likely recession will be short and “mild.” In an exclusive interview with Poppy Harlow on “CNN This Morning” Tuesday, Bank of America (BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan said there … Read more

Iran will face the USA in a winner-takes-all match to advance to the knockout stages of the World Cup

Iran will face the USA in a winner-takes-all match to advance to the knockout stages of the World Cup

CNN — After days of political tension and fiery gossip between countries, he knockout stage has arrived for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) at the World Cup – nothing less than a win on Tuesday will be enough when they face Iran in a winner-takes-all match. Whichever team wins will advance to the … Read more