Shell reports profits of nearly $40 billion and announces $4 billion in buybacks

Shell reports profits of nearly  billion and announces  billion in buybacks

Hong Kong/London CNN — Shell made a record profits of nearly $40 billion by 2022, more than double what it brought in last year after oil and gas prices soared following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Europe’s largest oil company by revenue reported an adjusted full-year profit of $39.9 billion on Thursday – more than … Read more

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

US military personnel will have expanded access to military bases in the Philippines

US military personnel will have expanded access to military bases in the Philippines

CNN — The US military will gain access to four more bases in the Philippines under an agreement announced when US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited Manila on Thursday. In addition, the two allies said projects at five bases already covered by the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) were nearing completion. The EDCA … Read more

Complications in pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Complications in pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

CNN — Five major pregnancy complications are strong lifelong risk factors for ischemic heart disease, a new study finds, with the highest risk occurring in the decade after giving birth. Ischemic heart disease refers to heart problems, including heart attack, caused by narrowed or dysfunctional blood vessels that reduce blood and oxygen supply to the … Read more

Discovery of embalming workshop reveals how ancient Egyptians mummified the dead

Discovery of embalming workshop reveals how ancient Egyptians mummified the dead

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — From the ruins of an embalming workshop, scientists have discovered the substances and concoctions that ancient Egyptians used to mummify the dead. While scholars had previously learned the names of substances used to … 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

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candlelit bunker carved into the frozen earth. For several weeks they have been confronting hundreds of fighters from the Russian private military contractor Wagner who have thrown themselves against the Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, … 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

German police arrest woman for allegedly murdering doppelgänger to fake her own death

German police arrest woman for allegedly murdering doppelgänger to fake her own death

CNN — German police have arrested a woman on suspicion of murdering a lookalike she sought online to fake her own death. The 23-year-old German-Iraqi woman is being held at a prison in Ingolstadt, southern Germany, in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Algerian woman, Ingolstadt police spokesman Andreas Aichele told CNN on Tuesday. … 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