Cubans to decide on same-sex marriage in national referendum

Matanzas, Cuba CNN – The cake with figurines of two brides on top melted in the Caribbean heat and the wedding guests fretted aloud that one of Cuba’s frequent blackouts could strike at any moment but for Annery Rivera Velasco and Yennys Hernandez Molina, the day was one of the happiest of their lives. The … Read more

Roger Federer brings down the curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN – Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m … Read more

Hong Kong police arrested a man who played harmonica at the Queen’s vigil on suspicion of sedition

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here Hong Kong CNN – A man was arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of sedition after playing the harmonica … Read more

‘Not my King’: Anti-monarchy protesters face police crackdown in the UK

London CNN – While thousands of people have taken to the streets of the United Kingdom to remember Queen Elizabeth II following her death last week, critics of the monarchy have used this opportunity to protest, holding signs such as “not my King” – a reference to the new King Charles III. Police have intervened … Read more

Brett Favre’s texts included in the lawsuit over misspent Mississippi welfare funds

CNN – Text messages released as part of a civil lawsuit related to misspent welfare funds in Mississippi allegedly show former Gov. Phil Bryant worked to help former NFL and Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre obtain funds to build a volleyball facility at the University of Southern Mississippi. “Just left Brett Farve (sic). Can … Read more