Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

Andrew Tate loses appeal against detention in Romania

CNN — Andrew Tate, the controversial former kickboxer turned social media influencer, and his brother Tristan have lost their appeal and will be held in Romania on charges of human trafficking and rape, CNN affiliate Antena 3 reported Wednesday. The brothers will remain in the custody of the Bucharest police until February 27, reported Antena … Read more

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

Russia is preparing for ‘maximum escalation’ in the war, Ukraine says

CNN — Russia is gearing up for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, possibly as early as the next few weeks, a top Ukrainian national security official said. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … 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 Pakistan’s northern city of Peshawar, which killed more than 100 people. More arrests will come after a major police investigation into the attack that left another 217 people injured, Peshawar police chief Mohammad Aijaz Khan said. Authorities are … Read more

Hong Kong is criminalizing CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong Kong is criminalizing CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong-Kong CNN — Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, popped up in cafes, restaurants and shops, with companies eager to enter an exciting new market that was already well established in countries around the world. That came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD was criminalized in … Read more

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — Eating more ultra-processed foods increases the risk of developing and dying from cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, according to a new study of more than 197,000 … Read more

Blast in Peshawar, Pakistan: Death toll rises to at least 100 in suspected mosque suicide bombing

Blast in Peshawar, Pakistan: Death toll rises to at least 100 in suspected mosque suicide bombing

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — The death toll from a suicide bomb that ripped through a mosque in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, rose to at least 100 on Tuesday. Muhammad Asim Khan, spokesman for the city’s Lady Reading Hospital, said at least 100 people were killed following Monday’s blast at the mosque at a police compound. Police … Read more

France on strike: Workers bring Paris to a halt in second mass protest over retirement age reforms

France on strike: Workers bring Paris to a halt in second mass protest over retirement age reforms

Paris/London CNN — French schools and transport networks were badly disrupted for the second time this month on Tuesday, as unions staged another massive strike against the government’s plans to raise the retirement age for most workers. Trade unions and opposition parties called for protests in major cities, hoping for a repeat of the first … Read more

Scientists are planning the resurrection of a bird that has been extinct since the 17th century

Scientists are planning the resurrection of a bird that has been extinct since the 17th century

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — No other animal is as inexorably linked to extinction as the dodo, a strange-looking flightless bird that lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean until the late 17th century. The … Read more

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

London CNN — The global economy will weaken this year as rising interest rates and the Russian war in Ukraine continue to weigh on activity. But economists are more optimistic than they were a few months ago. The International Monetary Fund said Monday it now expects global growth to slow from 3.4% in 2022 to … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more