Get ready for the most expensive holiday travel season ever

New York CNN Business – For travelers getting ready to make their first holiday trips since before the pandemic: prepare for sticker shock. Airfares are way up. US gas prices are higher than they’ve ever been at this time of year. Rates for hotel rooms and rental cars have jumped 12% and 46% respectively from … Read more

COP27: Ukraine finds new allies in a Russian tourist hotspot

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN – Ukraine’s pavilion at the COP27 UN climate conference in Egypt is built of austere, dark gray walls. It feels like a bomb shelter, a bit out of place among all the brightly colored structures erected by other countries that are showcasing climate solutions and celebrating natural beauty. The contrast is … Read more

As the Ebola outbreak grows in Uganda, the US ramps up preparedness plans

CNN – Uganda has been struggling with an Ebola outbreak for months, and although there have been no suspected or probable Ebola cases identified in the United States, federal and local health officials are working together to prepare for the possibility that the virus will spread across the Atlantic. The US Centers for Disease Control … Read more

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

CNN – President Joe Biden arrives in Washington on Wednesday evening after a whirlwind slate of summits across two different continents – his biggest opportunity yet to play diplomat-in-chief among other world leaders in a world reemerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip – spanning Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for summits focused on climate, Southeast … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 14: Midterms, UVA shooting, Air show crash, Trump, China

CNN – The TSA is ramping up security measures at airports nationwide after admitting to multiple protocol failures that allowed a man to get through a checkpoint with two box cutters. The move comes as passengers are expected to flood airports ahead of Thanksgiving in 10 days. Here’s what else you need to know Get … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 14: Midterms, UVA shooting, Air show crash, Trump, China

CNN – The TSA is ramping up security measures at airports nationwide after admitting to multiple protocol failures that allowed a man to get through a checkpoint with two box cutters. The move comes as passengers are expected to flood airports ahead of Thanksgiving in 10 days. Here’s what else you need to know Get … Read more

William Shatner describes space travel in new book “Boldly Go”

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN – Astronauts have for decades described their trips to space as “breathtaking” and humbling, a reminder of the Earth’s fragility and humanity’s need to serve as stewards of our home planet. Actor William Shatner, … Read more

China’s Golden Week spending plunges to seven-year low as zero-Covid batters economy

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 Business – Holiday spending during China’s Golden Week has plunged to its lowest level in seven … Read more

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

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