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China has reached a major milestone in ending absolute poverty. But the Communist Party isn't celebrating yet

Sat, 11/28/2020 - 00:13
Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a major milestone this week in his five-year long fight to end absolute poverty across the country -- but it doesn't appear that he's celebrating yet.

How California prisoners raised $30K for a high school student in need

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 22:34
It's hard to imagine two more different places than an elite private school and California's Soledad State Prison, which houses the state's largest concentration of men sentenced to life behind bars. But for the past seven years, the two worlds have collided in an unusual way: through a book club.

Uproar over Thanksgiving candies as Chinese university says it does not promote 'Western holidays with religious connotations'

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 17:06
A Chinese college student's threat to report a dormitory supervisor's offer of Thanksgiving candies has stirred a heated debate online over the government's tightening grip on campuses across the country.

Protests erupt across Brazil after brutal beating death of a Black man

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 14:56
Brazilians outraged by the death of a Black man after being beaten by supermarket security guards have been protesting in major cities across the country, chanting a phrase familiar to Americans: "I can't breathe."

Diego Maradona laid to rest in Buenos Aires

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 10:49
Legendary soccer great Diego Maradona has been buried near the grave of his parents at a cemetery outside Buenos Aires. Diego Laje describes how Argentinians are remembering the late football star.

Knife-edge Swiss vote could make businesses liable for global rights abuses

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 10:29
Swiss voters are about to decide whether a business should be held liable for human rights and environmental abuses, even if the wrongdoing was committed in a foreign country by a subsidiary or a supplier it works closely with.

Australian winemakers dealt huge blow from China as relations worsen

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 10:12
Australian winemakers have been dealt another blow from China as tensions continue to spiral between the two countries.

Potential setback to AstraZeneca vaccine

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 09:56
• UN: Pandemic hurting far too many women • Germany urges EU nations to shut ski slopes • Europe pushes to rescue Christmas despite sacrifice of other religions

Analysis: Trump's election loss may have been a blow to populists around the world. But don't count them out just yet

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 07:50
For four years, Donald Trump has been the world's standard-bearer for right-wing populism. The movement didn't begin with Trump, but the US President championed it in a way no other leader could, using the weight of the most powerful office on Earth to give it legitimacy.

Analysis: Hong Kong protester gets 21 months in prison for throwing eggs as city's judiciary comes under pressure to take hard line

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 04:25
A 31-year-old man has been jailed for 21 months for throwing eggs at a police station, the latest tough sentence handed down by a Hong Kong court as the authorities move to clamp down on political dissent in the Chinese territory.

French police officers suspended after a video emerges of them beating a Black man

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 01:42
Several French police officers were suspended Thursday after a video emerged of them beating a Black man in Paris.

Whole Foods sent some customers a disconcerting email about their turkey

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 21:07
Bring on the frantic "where can I get a turkey TODAY?!" searches.

Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 17:44
The Covid-19 pandemic has set gender equality back years, with women around the world taking on the "lion's share" of extra domestic chores, the United Nations reported on Thursday.

Ethiopia enters 'final phase' of operation in Tigray region, says Prime Minister

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 16:54
Ethiopia has entered the "final phase" of a "law enforcement" military operation in the northern restive region of Tigray after a 72-hour deadline to surrender expired, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tweeted in a statement on Thursday.

Europe pushes to rescue Christmas despite sacrifice of other religions

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 16:06
2020 has been far from festive, but as the year comes to an end, many of Europe's governments are scrambling to avoid stringent lockdowns over the Christmas holidays.

South Korean leader of online sexual blackmail ring sentenced to 40 years

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 07:45
The South Korean leader of an online sexual blackmail ring that targeted minors and young women was sentenced to 40 years in jail on Thursday, marking the end of an explosive criminal case that sparked outrage across the country.

How bistro loved by Bourdain is coping with second lockdown in France

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 05:03
French restauranteurs have been hit hard by two nation-wide lockdowns. Unions say that two out of every three establishments in the hotel and restaurant sector could go out of business as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.

British-Australian academic freed by Iran in apparent prisoner exchange

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 03:09
Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic detained by Iran for more than two years on espionage charges, has been freed in an apparent prisoner exchange for three Iranians.