Saudi Arabia and Iran agree to reopen embassies during Beijing talks on resumption of diplomatic ties | CNN

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  Saudi Arabia’s and Iran’s Foreign Ministers met in Beijing on Thursday to discuss key details in the resumption of their bilateral relations following a landmark agreement mediated by China last month. In the highest-level meeting between the two sides in more than seven years, Iran’s Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Saudi Arabia’s … Read more

The four astronauts NASA picked for the first crewed moon mission in 50 years | CNN

[ad_1] Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Astronauts who will helm the first crewed moon mission in five decades were revealed on Monday, queuing up the quartet to begin training for the historic Artemis II lunar flyby that is … Read more

Taliban detains three British men in Afghanistan, UK non-profit says | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Three British men have been detained by the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to the non-profit Presidium Network. The UK non-profit which “provides support to communities in crisis” tweeted Saturday that they have been working with the families of two of the detained men “in support of finding a resolution and release for … Read more

With the arrest of an American journalist, the Kremlin sharpens confrontation with Washington | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  American journalist Evan Gershkovich made a pointed observation last year following the arrest of prominent Russian opposition figure Ilya Yashin. “Reporting on Russia,” he wrote, “is now also a regular practice of watching people you know get locked away for years.” Those words have a terrible resonance today, following the arrest of … Read more

Wall Street Journal reporter arrested in Russia on spying charges | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has been arrested in Russia on suspicion of espionage, the first time a US journalist has been detained on accusations by Moscow of spying since the Cold War. “The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has stopped the illegal activities of US citizen Evan Gershkovich, … Read more

The US sanctioned Chinese companies to fight illicit fentanyl. But the drug’s ingredients keep coming | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  The seller, who went by the name Linda Wang, was curt when asked if she sold a chemical often used to create fentanyl. “That’s banned,” Wang replied, before quickly providing an alternative: “CAS79099 powder is best. U can have a try.”  After more than a week of back and forth, she seemed … Read more

Bolsonaro claims he won’t lead opposition as he returns to Brazil for first time since riots | CNN

[ad_1] Brasilia, Brazil CNN  —  Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday claimed he would no longer lead the country’s opposition as he boarded a flight home for the first time since his election defeat that culminated in thousands of his supporters rioting in protest at the result. Bolsonaro, who denies inciting violent attacks in … Read more

Watch protests in Israel after Netanyahu fired foreign minister | CNN

[ad_1] Watch protesters flood Tel Aviv highway to protest Netanyahu Journalist Elliott Gotkine reports from Tel Aviv, Israel, where thousands of protesters have flooded the streets on the day Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister, Yoav Gallant, who had opened up a rift in the government by calling for a pause to controversial … Read more

What to expect from the Fed meeting as Powell faces a legacy-defining moment | CNN Business

[ad_1] New York CNN  —  The Federal Reserve and its chairman, Jerome Powell, are facing a legacy-defining moment as their two-day monetary policy meeting concludes on Wednesday. The mission? Slay the inflation dragon without singeing the banking system. Among the choices, the Fed could continue its aggressive rate-hike campaign to cool inflation that is running … Read more

Fed and other central banks try to head off crisis by keeping dollars flowing | CNN Business

[ad_1] London CNN  —  The US Federal Reserve and several other major central banks announced a coordinated effort Sunday night to boost the flow of US dollars through the global financial system with the aim of keeping credit flowing to households and businesses. “The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, … Read more