Pakistan’s economy is on the brink

Pakistan’s economy is on the brink

Islamabad/London CNN — Muhammad Radaqat, a 27-year-old greengrocer, is worried. He doesn’t know how much an onion will cost next week, let alone how he can afford the fuel he needs to heat his house and keep his family warm. “All the government is telling us is that things are going to get worse,” Radaqat … Read more

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk attack: Russian missile strike sends terrified civilians rushing for shelter

Kramatorsk, Ukraine CNN — A new barrage of missiles ripped through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday, sending flames and thick plumes into the air as screaming civilians rushed to find shelter. A CNN crew had just arrived on the scene and heard the first incoming strike on Kramatorsk. CNN saw the second … Read more

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

London CNN — Europe’s two largest central banks have hiked interest rates strongly on Thursday, opting for a bigger hike than the US Federal Reserve as inflation in the region remains near historically high levels. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England raised their rates an additional half point. Benchmark interest rates … Read more

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are also wondering

How do you lose a radioactive capsule?  Australian investigators are also wondering

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a tiny radioactive capsule lost alongside a lonely highway in Western Australia raises many questions, including how it escaped layers of radiation-resistant packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of many puzzling aspects of a case that investigators will examine in the coming weeks as they try … Read more

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

CNN — Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza early Thursday after intercepting a rocket attack from the coastal enclave, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. In a post on Twitter, the IDF said Israeli warplanes had targeted a chemical production site and a weapons factory belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza. … Read more

Australia’s new $5 note will not feature King Charles

Australia’s new  note will not feature King Charles

Brisbane CNN — Australia’s new $5 note will not feature Britain’s King Charles III, but rather a new design that honors “the culture and history of early Australians”, its central bank announced on Thursday. The design will replace the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said in a … Read more

Adani scraps $2.5 billion stock sale as value of his empire plummets

Adani scraps .5 billion stock sale as value of his empire plummets

London CNN — Indian billionaire Gautam Adani on Wednesday scrapped a deal to raise $2.5 billion from investors after a week of plummeting value at his logistics and energy business empire that began when a American short seller accused the conglomerate of fraud. The share sale – the largest offering by a company already listed … Read more

Gautam Adani’s wealth plummets as $90bn wiped out following Hindenburg fraud allegations

Gautam Adani’s wealth plummets as bn wiped out following Hindenburg fraud allegations

New Delhi CNN — Gautam Adani looks set to hand over his position as Asia’s richest man to another Indian billionaire as shares of his business empire continue to plunge following allegations of fraud by a US short seller . In a published survey Last Tuesday, Hindenburg Research accused Adani’s ports-to-power group of “brazen stock … Read more

Pakistan mosque attack: Suspects arrested after killing more than 100 people

Pakistan mosque attack: Suspects arrested after killing more than 100 people

CNN — Several suspects have been arrested in connection with Monday’s suicide bombing at a mosque in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar that killed more than 100 people. Further arrests will take place following a major police investigation into the attack which injured 217 other people, Peshawar Police Chief Mohammad Aijaz Khan said. Authorities … Read more

Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

hong kong CNN — Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, was popping up in cafes, restaurants and stores, with companies keen to join an exciting new market that was already well established in countries around the world. This all came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD … Read more