5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

CNN – Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already preparing for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they’re getting an earlier start on the holiday shopping season this year in stores and online as households nationwide continue to grapple with persistently high inflation that’s forcing them to cut … Read more

Increase in Venezuelan migration is felt across the US

EAGLE PASS, Texas — It cost Nerio two months and everything he had to get from Venezuela to the US, traveling mainly by foot and watching as exhausted fellow migrants were assaulted or left behind to die. Like an increasing number of Venezuelans, Nerio undertook a dangerous journey that included traveling through Panama’s notorious jungle, … Read more

Monkeypox in China: Don’t touch foreigners, says senior health official after first case emerges

CNN – A top Chinese health official has warned people against touching foreigners, a day after mainland China confirmed its first case of monkeypox. Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, wrote on China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo on Saturday that the country’s Covid-19 restrictions and tight border controls had … Read more

China’s Xi calls for effort to prevent ‘color revolutions’

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan — Chinese President Xi Jinping warned his Central Asian neighbors on Friday not to allow outsiders to destabilize them with “color revolutions” and offered to set up a regional counterterrorism training center. Xi’s comments at a security summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders from Central Asia, India and Iran reflect official … Read more

‘The emperor has no clothes’: Why China’s reputation for economic management is coming undone

As governments in the US and Europe mishandled one calamity after another — from the 2008 financial crisis to botched efforts to contain COVID-19 — even champions of liberal democracy looked on with envy as China’s policy makers navigated the same troubled waters with apparent ease. But the cracks of China’s governing model are beginning … Read more