Novak Djokovic’s father poses with fan wearing pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with fan wearing pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol at Australian Open

CNN — The Australian Open told CNN it “briefed and reminded players and their entourages” about the “policy of the tournament regarding flags and symbols” on Thursday after a video emerged Wednesday of Novak Djokovic’s father, Srdjan, pictured during a demonstration with fans holding Russian flags. to express its support for Russia. In a video … Read more

Turkey says Sweden was complicit in burning Quran amid tensions over NATO membership bid

Turkey says Sweden was complicit in burning Quran amid tensions over NATO membership bid

CNN — The Swedish government was complicit in the burning of the Quran during a protest in Stockholm last weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reportedly said Thursday. Rising tensions between the two countries come as Sweden relies on Turkey to support its bid for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance, … Read more

Reality show ‘Squid Game’: Three people received medical treatment during filming

Reality show ‘Squid Game’: Three people received medical treatment during filming

CNN — Three people received medical treatment while filming for a real-life “Squid Game” show, Netflix has confirmed, but the streaming giant denied anyone was “seriously injured.” Netflix announced last year that it was launching “Squid Game: The Challenge” as a reality competition series based on the hit drama — a fictional South Korean series … Read more

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

Wagner group: US introduces new sanctions against Russian mercenary group

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a Russian private mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, imposing a slew of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The U.S. State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions designed to “target … Read more

Israeli troops kill nine in Jenin clash with Palestinian gunmen, deadliest day in West Bank in more than a year

Israeli troops kill nine in Jenin clash with Palestinian gunmen, deadliest day in West Bank in more than a year

CNN — Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, and wounded several others during a raid on the restive West Bank town and refugee camp of Jenin on Thursday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The death toll makes Thursday the deadliest day for Palestinians in the West Bank in more than a year, … Read more

Maria Branyas Morera, 115, is the world’s oldest person

Maria Branyas Morera, 115, is the world’s oldest person

CNN — She has survived the horrors of two world wars, a civil war and two global pandemics. US-born Maria Branyas Morera has been named the world’s oldest person by Guinness World Records (GWR), following the death of French nun Sister André earlier this month at the age of 118. Morera has spent the past … Read more

Burkina Faso: France recalls ambassador and withdraws troops

Burkina Faso: France recalls ambassador and withdraws troops

CNN — France will withdraw its armed forces from Burkina Faso within a month, the French Foreign Ministry reported to CNN on Wednesday. Following a formal request from the government of Burkina Faso to do so, the French military mission will end one month after receiving that written request, the ministry said. Since 2018, the … Read more

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia.  Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

Hong-Kong CNN — A deadly cold snap gripping East Asia has claimed the lives of at least four people in Japan after freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall during the Lunar New Year holiday caused travel chaos, with climate experts warning that such extremes weather conditions had become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said all four … Read more

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered significant cracks in the ice shelf a decade ago, but there have been two major breaks in the past two years. The BAS Halley Research Station is … Read more

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions blocking pay raises for their employees

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions blocking pay raises for their employees

New York CNN — California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a groundbreaking new state law that sets working conditions and minimum wages of up to $22 an hour for fast food workers in the nation’s largest state. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and KFC owner Yum! Brands donated … Read more