Russian military escalation and ‘bogus threats’ show Putin has been ‘outsmarted’ by the Ukrainians, says UK PM

CNN – Vladimir Putin’s announcement of increased military conscription to bolster Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine shows that the Russian President “has been outsmarted” by Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss told CNN in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview. The new British leader, who takes power at a time of historic upheaval, told CNN’s Jake Tapper … Read more

Lavrov walks out of UN meeting as allies slam Russia over Ukraine war

New York CNN – Russia’s foreign minister was absent from the chamber as his country faced wide rebuke from the United States and others for its war in Ukraine at a UN Security Council meeting, with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warning fellow diplomats “the very international order we’ve gathered here to uphold is … 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

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Britain bids farewell to the monarch with an outpouring of emotion

London CNN – Britain bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a majestic funeral steeped in tradition and a send-off reflective of the broad popularity she managed to retain over her remarkable seven-decade reign. Royal family members and dignitaries gathered at Westminster Abbey for a somber service. Presidents, prime ministers, princes and princesses, … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral is going to be a TV event of a lifetime for many. But could it be one of the last great events of the TV era?

CNN Business – The BBC credits Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 as the “event that did more than any other to make television a mainstream medium.” Fitting, then, that her funeral on Monday marks the end of TV’s dominance that started when she came to the throne. Back then, the lack of TV sets … Read more

Hospital appointments, flights and hotels canceled as Britain grapples with how to pay tribute to the Queen

London CNN – As Britain grinds to a national standstill ahead of Monday’s funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, it is grappling with an uncomfortable conundrum: what should, and what shouldn’t, be canceled out of respect for the monarch? Sporting fixtures and cultural events have been almost entirely suspended on Monday, the day of UK’s first … Read more

Queen Elizabeth: King Charles and his siblings hold a vigil beside their mother’s coffin

CNN – King Charles III and his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward held a brief vigil beside Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin in Westminster Hall on Friday, joining members of the military who have mounted a continuous watch over her remains for the past two days. Standing quietly, their heads bowed, the King … Read more

Queen Elizabeth: King Charles and his siblings hold a vigil beside their mother’s coffin

CNN – King Charles III and his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward held a brief vigil beside Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin in Westminster Hall on Friday, joining members of the military who have mounted a continuous watch over her remains for the past two days. Standing quietly, their heads bowed, the King … 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

Queen’s corgis to live with Duke and Duchess of York, Andrew and Sarah

London CNN – Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis will live with the Duke and Duchess of York, Andrew and Sarah, a source close to the Duke of York told CNN on Sunday. The pair, who divorced in 1996, both reside at the Royal Lodge on the Windsor estate. The source told CNN that the duchess bonded … Read more