5 things to know for Nov. 21: Colorado shooting, World Cup, Twitter, Congress, Climate

CNN — It’s almost time for the unhappiest part of the holidays: Getting there. Holiday travel is going to be more expensive than ever, and in some places, snowier too. We hope all your season’s obligatory journeys are safe and reasonably priced. Now, let’s Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

North Korea: Kim Jong Un took his daughter to a missile launch and no one is quite sure why

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Father and daughter walking hand in hand near a towering weapon of mass destruction. That was the scene North Korea showed the world on Saturday as state media released the first pictures of Kim Jong Un with a child believed to be his daughter, Ju Ae, inspecting what experts say … Read more

China’s Xi attempts to claim diplomatic victory in battle for global influence after summit whirlwind

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Bali, Indonesia CNN — Xi Jinping may have rejected US President Joe Biden’s description of the 21st century as … Read more

Kamala Harris’ visit to the Philippines sends China a message of US intent

CNN — A Philippine archipelago known for tropical vacations will become the focus of political attention this week when Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the highest ranking US official to visit its main island. Palawan is home to dive resorts as well as a Philippine military base that Harris will visit on Tuesday, according to … Read more

Germany mulls breaking subsidy taboo to avoid trade war with Biden – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN — With only six weeks to avoid a transatlantic trade showdown over green industries, the Germans are frustrated that Washington isn’t offering a peace deal and are increasingly considering a taboo-breaking response: European subsidies. Europe’s fears hinge on America’s $369 billion package of … Read more

US is increasing the pace of hypersonic weapons development to chase China and Russia, senior admiral says

CNN — China and Russia are driving the US to develop hypersonic weapons faster than the Pentagon seeks to increase the pace of testing and research and avoid falling behind, a senior Navy admiral responsible for US efforts said. “Up until recently, there hasn’t been a real driver for us to take that technology and … Read more

EU threatens COP27 walkout over weak deal – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — European Union ministers threatened to walk out of global climate talks here Saturday, with officials blaming China and Saudi Arabia for weakening the deal. “All ministers, as they have told me — like myself — are prepared to walk away … Read more

COP27: Summit agrees on climate fund for ‘loss and damage’ in landmark deal

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN — Delegates from nearly 200 counties at the COP27 climate summit have agreed to set up a loss and damage fund meant to help vulnerable countries cope with climate disasters, in a landmark deal early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. But while the deal represents a breakthrough in what has … Read more

North Korea’s Kim boasts new ICBM as US flies bombers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasted that a recently tested intercontinental ballistic missile is another “reliable and maximum-capacity” weapon to contain US military threats, state media reported Saturday. The United States responded to the North’s weapons launch by flying supersonic bombers in a show of force. The North’s Korean … Read more

G20, APEC, ASEAN: World leaders conclude three summits in Asia — with Russia firmly on the sidelines

Bangkok, Thailand CNN — The three major summits of world leaders that took place across Asia in the past week have made one thing clear: Vladimir Putin is now sidelined on the world stage. Putin, whose attack on Ukraine over the past nine months has devastated the European country and roiled the global economy, declined … Read more