Colombia’s drug problem is worse than ever. But it has a radical solution

Bogota CNN – When Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first progressive president, took office in August, he laid out an ambitious agenda. His administration would finally achieve a stable peace with Colombia’s multiple rebel organizations; it would fight inequality by taxing the top 1% and lifting millions out of poverty; and it would abandon a punitive approach … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 22: Colorado shooting, Rail strike, Twitter, Voting, Iran

CNN – Disney is saying goodbye to Bob and hello to, well… a different Bob. The company ousted CEO Bob Chapek, and is bringing former CEO Bob Iger back to the helm. It’s quite the media shakeup. Here’s what else you need to know Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for his speech on Qatar’s human rights ahead of the World Cup

CNN – FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s nearly hour-long speech on the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been described as “crass” and an “insult” to migrant workers by human rights groups. In an explosive monologue at the start of a news conference in Doha, Infantino – the boss of world soccer’s governing … Read more

5 things to know for November 17: House, Layoffs, UVA shooting, Ukraine, College rankings

CNN – NASA’s Artemis I mission that launched Wednesday has shared a spectacular view of Earth on its way to the moon. If you often marvel at space and its endless expanse, you may also enjoy tracking the spacecraft in real time as it travels thousands of miles away from our planet. Here’s what else … Read more

DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

CNN – DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced a lawsuit against embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL on Thursday, alleging they colluded to deceive DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual assault. “For years the team and its owner have caused … Read more

Seoul Halloween crush: How the disaster in Itaewon unfolded

CNN – A fresh graduate in her first full-time job; a teenager who helped raise her siblings after their father’s death; a foreign exchange student excited for his first trip to Asia. In the seven days since 156 people were killed in a Halloween crush in the South Korean capital, the names and stories of … Read more

Rats with backpacks could help rescue earthquake survivors

CNN – Buildings don’t collapse very often – but when they do, it’s catastrophic for those trapped inside. Natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes can level entire towns, and for the search and rescue teams trying to find survivors, it’s a painstaking task. But an unlikely savior is being trained to help out: rats. The … Read more

China’s Xi emerges from the Congress Party with cemented power, set for third term

CNN – China’s top leader Xi Jinping is set to begin a norm-breaking third term with an even greater concentration of power, after retiring key party leaders from the top ruling body to make room for his own allies. The week-long Communist Party Congress concluded Saturday with the ushering in of a new Central Committee … Read more

Xi Jinping’s Party Congress speech: yes to zero-Covid, no to market reforms?

Hong Kong CNN Business – Even though China’s economy is beset by problems ranging from a real estate crisis to youth unemployment, Xi Jinping did not offer any grand ideas to set the country back on track during his two-hour opening speech at the Communist Party Congress on Sunday. The Chinese leader is expected to … Read more

China’s economy is ‘in deep trouble’ as Xi heads to Communist Party congress

Hong Kong CNN Business – When Xi Jinping came to power a decade ago, China had just overtaken Japan to become the world’s second largest economy. It has grown at a phenomenal pace since then. With an average annual growth rate of 6.7% since 2012, China has seen one of the fastest sustained expansions for … Read more