Sinking of the Moskva: Ukrainian missile or accidental firing – what really happened to the Russian warship?

CNN — The Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva rests deep under the Black Sea this morning. Whether he is there as a victim of Ukrainian missiles, Russian incompetence, bad luck or some combination of the three is unclear. What is certain, however, is that the biggest warship loss in 40 years will raise troubling questions … Read more

Premarket: Recession-proof stocks are having a moment

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking on the same link. London CNN Business — Investors fear that the risks of recession are increasing in the United States. … Read more

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits China and India under shadow of war in Ukraine

hong kong CNN — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is meeting his counterparts in China and India this week – two countries under pressure to condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine as the death toll in the unprovoked conflict rises. Lavrov first met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday ahead of a scheduled flight to … Read more

Asia has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases. These graphs show what is really happening

hong kong CNN — Millions of people in China are confined. Hong Kong morgues are overwhelmed. And South Korea reports the most cases per capita in the world. For much of the pandemic, these places were seen as Covid-19 success stories, as strict border rules helped them avoid high cases and deaths – even as … Read more

One in five South Koreans have had Covid, as latest wave sees deaths rise

CNN — The latest wave of Covid-19 in South Korea has pushed the total number of infections in the country to more than 10 million since the start of the pandemic, as funeral homes struggle to cope with a sudden increase in death. Cases began to rise in February, driven by the highly transmissible variant … Read more

Hopes of third Trump-Kim summit revived despite criticism from Pyongyang

CNN — Hopes for a third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared revived on Wednesday even after Pyongyang chastised Washington for “hostility” that was “viciously slandering” the country. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has accused the United States of engaging in “extreme hostile acts” against their country, specifically … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meets Xi Jinping in surprise visit to China

beijing CNN — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first trip abroad since taking power in 2011, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing and discussing the country’s abandonment of nuclear weapons, according to state media. Chinese state. Kim, who made the surprise trip to the Chinese capital at Beijing’s request, said he … Read more

With the option to rule for life, China’s Xi targets Taiwan

hong kong CNN — Xi Jinping began his second term as president of China with a stark warning for Taiwan, an island he considers a breakaway province. “All deeds and tricks aimed at dividing the motherland are doomed to failure and will be condemned by the people and punished by history,” Xi said Tuesday at … Read more

Taiwan watches China as China and the world watch Ukraine

Seoul, South Korea CNN — China is closely monitoring events in Ukraine to assess its own strategy towards Taiwan, the island’s foreign minister has warned. “As we watch the development of events in Ukraine … we are also watching very carefully what China might do in Taiwan,” Joseph Wu said at a press conference on … Read more

US delegation signals support for Taiwan’s defense in shadow of Russian invasion of Ukraine,

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. Taipei, Taiwan CNN — As the world focuses on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a delegation of former US defense … Read more