US says 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Rusesabagina 'wrongly detained'

The United States has determined that Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film "Hotel Rwanda" sheltering hundreds of people during the African nation's 1994 genocide, has been "wrongfully detained," the State Department said on Thursday. Rusesabagina, 67, w...

China needs Russian coal. Moscow needs new customers

Hong Kong (CNN Business) China is buying record amounts of cheap Russian coal, even as Western nations slam Moscow with sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. China's coal imports from Russia nearly doubled between March and April, reaching 4.42 million me...

Soaring house prices create a new crisis in Australia

Gold Coast, Australia (CNN) Faye sits on a couch, her long hair twisted into a gray braid that comes down to her waist. At 72, the great-grandmother never thought she'd be here -- in a bare-walled flat in emergency accommodation on the Gold Coast of Austral...

John Aylward, known for roles in 'ER' and 'West Wing,' dead at 75

(CNN) John Aylward, a veteran film and television actor for more than three decades, has died, according to his longtime agent and friend, Mitchell K. Stubbs. Aylward died Monday of natural causes, Stubbs told CNN. Alyward, a Seattle native, was best known...

A glimmer of hope for food prices? Indonesia lifts palm oil export ban

London (CNN Business) Indonesia will lift a ban on exports of palm oil starting next week, a move that could ease a tight global market and relieve some of the pressure on food prices. President Joko Widodo said in a statement on Thursday that he had made t...

Opinion: Why North Korea's Covid-19 outbreak could shock the world

He has worked alongside North Korean doctors during more than 20 visits to North Korea and is a member of the National Committee on North Korea, which facilitates principled engagement between the US and North Korea. But now I fear for the safety of the doc...

Half a million Indians flee floods in northeast brought by rain

Guwahati, India More than half a million people have fled their homes in India's northeastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned seven, authorities said on Wednesday, as they warned the situation could worsen....