Category Archives: World News

Update from the Bahamas as heard on the Morning Drive

Kimberly Mullings reporting from Freeport, Bahamas described the surreal conditions wrought by Hurricane Dorian on Grand Bahama Island. She told Jillian and John about “seeing people leaving literally in their underwear trying to seek shelter … Some people have three story homes and they had to hang out in their attics for over 24 hours.…MORE

China threatens retaliation over Trump’s new tariffs

By Donna Borak and Betsy Klein, CNN The Chinese government on Wednesday threatened to retaliate if President Donald Trump follows through on his plan to ratchet up tariffs on Friday, just as the two countries try to finalize a trade deal. China’s chief trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, is due in Washington later this week for a critical…MORE

Juan Guaido declares ‘final phase’ of operation to topple Venezuela’s Maduro

By Nick Paton Walsh, Natalie Gallón and Tara John, CNN Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido made his boldest attempt yet to seize power from President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, announcing an uprising alongside a group of soldiers in the capital Caracas and unleashing a day of street protests and skirmishes. In a dawn address —…MORE

North Korea presented US with $2 million bill for care of Otto Warmbier

By Kylie Atwood, Zachary Cohen and Jeremy Diamond, CNN The North Korean government presented the United States with a bill for $2 million for the hospital care of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held as a prisoner by Pyongyang, and insisted the US sign a pledge to pay the bill before releasing…MORE

Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok Ahead Of First Meeting With Putin

By Joshua Berlinger, Zahra Ullah and Darya Tarasova, CNN North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok ahead of his planned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian state television showed Kim stepping out of his green private train at a railway station in the eastern port city, Wednesday…MORE

Easter Bombings Leave Sri Lankan Christians Reeling In Shock

By James Griffiths, CNN During Sri Lanka’s decades long civil war, St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya had armed guards. But in recent years, there has been only CCTV, the threat of violence replaced by one of burglary. On Easter Sunday, CCTV cameras appeared to capture the moment a man walked into the church to blow…MORE

Workers Questioned as Notre Dame Fire Investigation Ramps Up

By Euan McKirdy, Saskya Vandoorne and Kara Fox, CNN Prosecutors investigating the causes of the inferno that tore through Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have interviewed construction workers and security staff, as more details emerged about the effort to contain the blaze. Thirty employees working at the Paris landmark before the fire broke out were…MORE

Devastating Notre Dame Blaze was ‘Likely Accidental’

By Saskya Vandoorne, Melissa Bell and Kara Fox, CNN Investigators sifting through the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris warned of potential weaknesses in the remains of the building Tuesday, as experts said it could take months just to identify the scale of the reconstruction task. While the building was assessed to be structurally sound…MORE

Could Julian Assange still face rape charges in Sweden?

12 APR 19 10:31 ET By Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN (CNN) — The world watched this week as the disheveled figure of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was hauled, kicking and screaming at British police officers, from Ecuador’s London embassy, where he had been holed up for seven years. Much of the coverage focused on a big…MORE