Myanmar to release 5,600 prisoners held for anti-junta protests

It follows the junta's announcement Monday that it would free more than 5,600 people arrested for protesting against military rule since a coup in February . The released prisoners would need to sign a document pledging not to commit any acts of violence ag...

German media group fires BILD editor after damning press reports

(CNN Business) The German media group Axel Springer said on Monday that it has fired the editor-in-chief of the BILD newspaper, Julian Reichelt, for failing to "to maintain a clear boundary between private and professional matters" and being "untruthful to...

China denies hypersonic missile test, says it was a spacecraft

Beijing (CNN) China has denied a report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, saying on Monday that the test was instead a "routine spacecraft experiment." The Financial Times reported Sunday that "China tested a nuclear-capable hyp...

Māori All Blacks player Sean Wainui, 25, dies after car crash

(CNN) New Zealand Rugby is mourning the death of Māori All Blacks player Sean Wainui after the 25-year-old died in a car accident on Monday. A rising star who played 10 times for the Māori All Blacks, Wainui had a brief spell with the Crusaders, before join...

Workers injured in Kuwait refinery fire, output unaffected

Kuwait A fire at Kuwait's Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery on Monday injured several workers but operations were unaffected, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said. The atmospheric residue desulphurisation (ARDS) unit where the fire broke out was isolated...

China's economic growth slows to 4.9% in the third quarter

Hong Kong (CNN Business) China's economy grew just 4.9% in the third quarter of 2021, the weakest rate of expansion in a year as the country contends with a major energy crunch, supply chain disruptions, and deepening debt woes in its outsized property sect...

What to expect at Apple's MacBook event

(CNN Business) Apple is set to kick off its second product event of the season, a month after introducing its new iPhone 13 lineup. At a virtual event on Monday at 1 pm ET, the company is expected to unveil two high-end MacBook Pro laptops powered by its ne...

Protest in Athens as Beijing prepares for Olympic Games flame

Athens, Greece (CNN) Greek police detained two human rights activists after they unfurled banners at the Athens Acropolis on Sunday opposing the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as China's Games organizers prepare to receive the Olympic flame. The activists sta...

'Squid Game' is a huge hit. That may not be enough for Netflix

That's no longer the case, in part because of the global mega-hit "Squid Game." Netflix's stock was in the red for 2021 as recently as August. But, which will report earnings for the third quarter on Tuesday, has enjoyed a massive turnaround in the past few...

Sudan protesters call for military coup as political crisis deepens

(CNN) Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum on Saturday calling for the military to seize power as Sudan grapples with the biggest political crisis in its two-year-old transition. The military and civilian group...