Trump-related stocks surge after indictment

New York CNN  —  Three stocks with ties to former President Donald Trump surged Friday after two sources familiar with the case told CNN that Trump faces 30 counts related to business fraud in an indictment from a Manhattan grand jury. It’s not clear why investors sent shares of those companies soaring Friday, although the […]

Why Corporate America has grown silent on gun violence

New York CNN  —  America’s biggest companies rushed to strengthen their gun safety policies after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. Dick’s Sporting Goods stopped selling semi-automatic, assault-style rifles at stores. Citigroup put new restrictions on gun sales by business customers. A year later, after mass shootings at a […]

Haiti soccer sexual abuse scandal: Impending defamation lawsuit could cost journalist $64,700 if he loses. He says he’ll ‘never give up’

CNN  —  An investigative journalist who detailed allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against the former Haitian Football Federation (FHF) president is now facing a defamation lawsuit designed to gag him, his lawyer tells CNN Sport. French journalist Romain Molina – who wrote news stories detailing the allegations against former FHF president Yves Jean-Bart to […]

Uganda’s hardline anti-LGBT bill: UN and US join chorus of condemnation

CNN  —  The United Nations and United States on Wednesday added to international outrage over a hardline bill passed by Ugandan lawmakers that criminalizes simply identifying as LGBTQ+, prescribes a life sentence for convicted homosexuals and a death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality.” The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights asked Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni not […]

Mexico’s president says Mexico is safer than the US

CNN  —  Mexico is a safer country than the United States, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador argued on Monday, weeks after the high-profile kidnapping of four Americans drew global attention to the country’s security crisis. “Mexico is safer than the United States. There is no issue with traveling safely through Mexico. That’s something the […]

More than 100,000 people in Mexico are still missing

New York CNN  —  As the American survivors of last week’s bloody kidnapping in Matamoros receive medical treatment, and the bodies of those killed are repatriated, Mexico’s broader epidemic of disappearances remains largely unsolved: More than 100,000 Mexicans and migrants have disappeared, with no explanation of their fate for families. The Mexican defense ministry said […]

Two dead after foiled $32.5 million airport heist in Chile

A foiled multimillion-dollar heist at Chile’s largest airport has left two dead, officials said Wednesday. Footage widely shared on social media shows a shootout between robbers and officials from Chile’s DGAC aviation agency at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago. Chief prosecutor Eduardo Baeza said Wednesday the “assault” resulted in the deaths of […]

Japanese police arrest 3 for taking part in “sushi terrorism” pranks at kaiten-sushi restaurants

Hong Kong CNN  —  Police in central Japan have arrested three people for taking part in pranks at a sushi conveyor belt restaurant. The acts, which appear to be becoming more commonplace, have been dubbed online as “#sushitero” or “#sushiterrorism” and have affected the financial fortunes of the country’s famous rotating kaiten-style restaurants. Various perpetrators […]