Mexican president threatens to skip Americas summit unless US invites all countries

Mexico City CNN — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador threatened to boycott next month’s Summit of the Americas, saying on Tuesday that its participation would only be confirmed if the host country, the United States, invited Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. “Participation in the Los Angeles summit has not yet been resolved because we propose … Read more

Omicron sub-variants: new fitter Covid-19 viruses start generating their own waves

CNN — The numbers are undeniable: even with patchy reports, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the United States. Cases are trending up in most states and are up more than 50% from the previous week in Washington, Mississippi, Georgia, Maine, Hawaii, South Dakota, Nevada and Montana. In New York, more than a … Read more

Stock week ahead: The US pandemic recovery has slowed to a blistering pace

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN Business — Investors are gearing up for a week of important economic data, including a first look at economic growth between January and March and more inflation numbers. U.S. economic … Read more

Pterosaurs were covered in colorful feathers, study finds

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Pterosaurs ruled the skies in the age of the dinosaurs, but scientists have long wondered if they actually had feathers. Now we know. Not only did these flying reptiles have feathers, but they … Read more

Russia formally protests US arms shipments to Ukraine

CNN — Russia formally protested this week against the United States ongoing arms shipment to Ukraineby sending a diplomatic note to the State Department warning of “unforeseeable consequences” if the support continued, according to two US officials and another source familiar with the document. The memo, known as the demarche, was sent earlier this week … Read more

Is Covid still endemic? Experts aren’t so sure

This is the weekly edition of CNN’s coronavirus newsletter. Watch your roundup every Wednesday. If you are not yet a subscriber, register here. CNN — Coronavirus restrictions are disappearing week by week in much of the world, as more Western countries reduce their remaining restrictions and move towards a policy of living with Covid-19. The … Read more

Amazon and Starbucks union votes are small — but important — victories for American workers

New York CNN Business — Unions have not been so successful in decades. After years of failed organizational efforts and a long and steady decline in the number of private sector workers represented by unions, two grassroots groups recently scored victories at two of the nation’s largest employers: Amazon and Starbucks. These two efforts represent … Read more

Biden administration prepares to roll out new program for Ukrainian refugees

CNN — The Biden administration is preparing to roll out a program for Ukrainian refugees that would speed up the process for those trying to come to the United States, according to two administration officials. Program follows President Joe Biden’s pledge accept up to 100,000 people fleeing war-torn Ukraine through a range of legal avenues … Read more

Biden calls Ukraine atrocities ‘genocide’ for first time

CNN — President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the atrocities uncovered in Ukraine qualified as genocide, a designation he previously avoided but now believes is justified as scenes of devastation emerge from towns once overrun by Russian troops. “I called it genocide because it has become increasingly clear that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is simply … Read more

SpaceX Launch: Tourists have just been launched to the ISS. Here’s everything you need to know

New York CNN Business — A SpaceX rocket carrying three paying customers and a former NASA astronaut blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday morning, kicking off a never-before-seen mission that will take the group on a 10-day mission to space international. Station. SpaceX/Space Axiom The spacecraft, which separated from the rocket … Read more