Taiwan says multiple Chinese aircraft and vessels spotted in possible simulated attack

Hong Kong CNN — Taiwan says it detected “multiple” Chinese aircraft and naval vessels taking part in military drills around the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, in what could be a possible simulated attack against the island. The ministry said some of the aircraft and vessels had crossed the sensitive median line in the Taiwan Strait … Read more

Who was al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri?

Washington CNN — Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s death at the hands of a US drone strike brings an end to his “trail of murder and violence against American citizens,” President Joe Biden said Monday evening. Zawahiri, 71, was a key architect behind multiple attacks on the US, and was “deeply involved” in the planning … Read more

US kills al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in drone strike in Afghanistan

CNN — The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike, President Joe Biden said Monday in a speech from the White House. “I authorized a precision strike that would remove him from the battlefield, once and for all,” Biden said. Zawahiri, who just turned 71 years old, remained a visible … Read more

Climate crisis: This nation is scorching in a heat wave and wildfires, yet it’s returning to planet-baking coal

Western Macedonia, Greece CNN — Dimitris Mitsaris opens his garage door and the smell of fermenting grapes emerges, as the first morning light bounces off dozens of steel tanks. Mitsaris and his family live here, in Agios Panteleimonas, a mountainous village of just 800 residents in northern Greece, and have made their home into a … Read more

England’s women reach the Euro 2022 final with a stunning win over Sweden

CNN — England’s women banished the heartbreak of their two recent major semifinal defeats by beating Sweden 4-0 to reach the final of Euro 2022. It didn’t all go host England’s way, however, as Sarina Wiegman’s side had to weather some serious first-half pressure from a world class Swedish side. But Beth Mead’s smart turn … Read more

Some cities could return to indoor masking. Here’s what you need to know.

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Washington CNN — It’s a confusing time, yet again, in the Covid-19 pandemic. Consider this: Covid-19 cases are increasing across the US, driven by the most transmissible variant of the coronavirus yet. Reinfections … Read more

US heat wave: High temperatures paired with high humidity is likely to affect millions of Americans through the end of July

CNN — Scorching heat compounded by suffocating humidity is expected to persist through the end of the month in many parts of the US, where millions will likely endure temperatures in the triple digits. More than 80 million Americans from the West to New England were under either heat warnings or advisories as of Friday … Read more

US heat wave: Grim warnings are issued as oppressive heat in the US shows no signs of slowing down

CNN — As an oppressive heat wave spreads across the United States – and shows no sign of slowing until at least through the weekend – local leaders across the country are urging extreme caution. The scorching heat that has already settled across much of the south-central US and prompted heat warnings and advisories across … Read more

LIV Golf: Donald Trump tells golfers to join controversial tour and ‘take the money now’

CNN — Former US President Donald Trump told golfers that they should join the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series and “take the money now,” as the breakaway series prepares for its next event at Trump National Golf Bedminster, New Jersey, from July 29- 31. “All of those golfers that remain ‘loyal’ to the very … Read more

5 things to know for July 18: Uvalde, Mall shooting, Ukraine, Heat waves, Netflix

CNN — When you board an airplane, the decade-old, bulky inflight entertainment screens can feel like a holdover from another era. For years, travelers have shared feedback about their outdated inflight experiences, and now it appears companies are getting closer to implementing some revolutionary concepts. In fact, if a few tech giants have their way, … Read more