In today's news, we have interviews with notable figures, updates on court cases and strikes, information on reopenings and closings, and more.
First on CNN: Biden to nominate new ambassador to Russia
- Clarissa Ward interviews Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on a range of topics, including the upcoming royal wedding, the role of the Church of England in modern society, and the challenges faced by the Anglican Communion. 2.due to a potential freight rail strike, Amtrak is advising passengers to make alternative travel plans. The strike could happen as soon as next week, and would impact service on the East and West Coasts.
- Oath Keepers lawyer Stewart Rhodes and judge Amanda Marshall got into a heated argument in court over the Capitol riot case. Rhodes is representing several defendants charged in the case, and Marshall is the presiding judge.
- CNN has learned that President Biden will nominate a new ambassador to Russia. The announcement is expected to come later today.
- The National Air and Space Museum will partially reopen next week with eight revamped exhibitions. The museum has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic.
- The court battle between Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk could end in a number of ways, including a settlement, an injunction, or a dismissal of the case.
- World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the end of the Covid-19 pandemic is in sight. He made the remarks during a briefing today in Geneva.
- Typhoon Muifa is bearing down on eastern China, and ports in the region are at a standstill. The storm is expected to make landfall later today.
- With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, tourists to the UK are wondering what will happen to their plans. The country is in a period of mourning, and some attractions are closed or have altered their hours.
- The European Commission has proposed a windfall tax on energy companies, to the tune of $140 billion. The tax would be used to fund the transition to a green economy.
- New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit two home runs yesterday, bringing his total to 57 for the season. He is now just three behind Babe Ruth's record and six behind Roger Maris's mark.
- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging that the company has engaged in anticompetitive pricing contracts. Amazon has not yet comment on the suit.
- Talks are continuing in an effort to avert a freight rail strike that could cripple the US economy. The strike could happen as soon as next week if an agreement is not reached.
- A plane carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II set a new flight tracking record as it flew from London to Scotland. The RAF plane reached a speed of 825 miles per hour.
- Photographer Reuben Wu captures a side of Dubai that most people are not familiar with. His images show the city's industrial and residential areas, which are often overshadowed by its glitzy skyline.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin needs the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping more than ever after a series of setbacks in Ukraine. Putin is set to meet with Xi later this week.
- A man has been arrested after climbing into the baggage carousel at an airport in India. The man, who is in his 20s, was trying to catch a flight to Dubai.
- Disney's new film "The Green Prince" is causing controversy among Arabs. The film tells the true story of an Israeli who spied on his country for the Palestinians.
- A new study has found a potential link between taking a daily multivitamin and improved cognition in older adults. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado.
- William Klein, a photographer who influenced the fashion world, has died at the age of 96. Klein is best known for his work in the streets of New York City.
- The Golden Goose Awards recognize "obscure" scientific discoveries that have had a significant impact on society. This year's winners include a team of researchers who developed a new way to recycle plastic.
- Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the stars of the TV show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," got colonoscopies on camera to raise awareness about the procedure. The two men are also executive producers of the show.
- Xi Jinping has arrived in Central Asia for a two-day visit. This is his first trip outside of China since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- A South Korean court has issued an arrest warrant for the developer of the failed cryptocurrency Luna. The developers are accused of fraud and embezzlement.
- Ukrainian journalist Dmitrii Tolmachev recalls life under occupation by Russian forces. Tolmachev, who is from Donetsk, describes the conditions in the city and the psychological toll of the conflict.
- Prince William and Prince Harry have issued a joint statement paying
Oath Keepers lawyer and judge in screaming match in court over Capitol riot case
A conversation between a federal judge and a lawyer for one of the Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy ended in a screaming match on Wednesday, when the lawyer suggested she would argue at trial that her client deleted evidence after the riot becau…
What the Queen's death means for tourists to the UK right now
The UK is currently in a period of national mourning, which will last until the end of Monday, the day of the state funeral. Well-wishers from around the world have been flocking to London in order to witness these historic events up close.
Aaron Judge adds home runs No. 56 & 57 in his pursuit of Babe Ruth and Roger Maris in Yankees lore
Fenway Park is one of the US' most historic ballparks, and it witnessed even more history on Tuesday as Aaron Judge hit his 56th and 57th homers of the 2022 season, guiding the New York Yankees to a 7-6 win against their bitter rivals, the Boston Red Sox.
Disney's new Israeli superhero film hits a raw nerve with Arabs
The classic 1981 Marvel comic page shows the giant green Hulk, tears streaming down his face as he yells at Sabra, an Israeli superhero and agent of the country's Mossad spy agency. The corpse of a young Palestinian boy, killed in an explosion by apparently A…
William Klein, photographer who brought high fashion into the streets, has died aged 96
The photographer, filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist William Klein has died aged 96, according to the International Center of Photography, where a retrospective of his work is currently on show. In a statement, the ICP said he passed away on Saturday in …
2022 Golden Goose Awards: 3 obscure scientific discoveries with outsize impact on society
Discoveries involving a lab accident, venomous snails and a scientific instrument made from paper are some of the obscure, quirky or convoluted advances honored Wednesday with awards that celebrate research that ultimately had a big, if unexpected, impact on …
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney get colonoscopies on camera to raise awareness
It was a first for actor Ryan Reynolds, who allowed a video crew to capture his colonoscopy screening on camera to raise awareness of the increase in colon cancer diagnoses among people under 50. Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer…
Xi Jinping arrives in Central Asia in first trip outside China since pandemic
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has arrived in Central Asia in his first overseas trip in almost 1,000 days, returning to the world stage in an attempt to reassert Beijing's global influence during a time of increased friction with the West.
'Virtual prisoners': Ukrainian recalls life under occupation
More than 300 Ukrainian villages and towns have been liberated in four days of Ukraine's counteroffensive, according to Ukrainian officials. CNN's Melissa Bell speaks to residents about their experiences under Russia's six-month occupation.
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