First on CNN: Biden to nominate new ambassador to Russia




Today's News

In today's news, we have interviews with notable figures, updates on court cases and strikes, information on reopenings and closings, and more.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. CNN has learned that President Biden will nominate a new ambassador to Russia. The announcement is expected to come later today.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Prince William and Prince Harry have issued a joint statement paying