ASEAN, G20 summits: As US and China meet, rest of world is under pressure to choose sides

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in the CNN newsletter Meanwhile in China, a three-week update that explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it affects the world. Register here. Hong-Kong CNN — World leaders will gather in Phnom Penh this weekend for the first in a series … Read more

Georgia second round election highlights GOP concerns about Trump — and excitement around DeSantis

CNN — Herschel Walker’s success in his upcoming runoff against Democratic incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock could hinge on GOP stars flocking to Georgia between now and Dec. 6, several Republicans say. Many are torn over whether that should include former President Donald Trump, whose status as the party’s anchor is once again under scrutiny amid … Read more

Alex Jones Must Pay Nearly Half a Billion Dollars to Sandy Hook Families in Additional Compensation

New York CNN Business — A Connecticut judge on Thursday ordered right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay an additional $473 million in damages for the lies he told about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Barbara Bellis awarded the families more than $323 million in common law damages for … Read more

CMA Awards 2022: See the full list of winners

CNN — Country music threw a party on Wednesday evening at the presentation of the CMA Awards. First-time nominee Lainey Wilson topped the list of nominees entering the show, ending the night with big wins, including New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. The emotional Wilson stated in an acceptance speech: … Read more

How election officials prevented chaos at polling stations on Tuesday

CNN — In many ways, the 2022 election was an example of a safe plane landing. The fallout from former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election — and the conspiracy theories about fraud, hostility to election officials, and belligerent poll promises that spawned those lies — didn’t translate into widespread chaos on the … Read more

Premarket stocks: what midterm elections could mean for the US economy

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’s Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking on the same link. New York CNN Business — Tuesday’s midterm elections come at a time of economic vulnerability for the … Read more

A former NBA champion is changing ‘how the world builds’ to fight the climate crisis

London CNN Business — Three years ago, a hurricane devastated the Bahamas and claimed dozens of lives. Today, the country is building what it claims to be the world’s first carbon-negative residential community to reduce the likelihood of future climate catastrophes and mitigate the storm-induced housing shortage. Rick Fox, a former Los Angeles Lakers player, … Read more

US officials urge Ukraine to indicate still open to diplomatic talks with Russia

Washington CNN — Senior US officials in recent weeks have urged Ukraine to indicate it remains open to diplomatic talks with Russia, amid concerns that public support for the country’s war effort could wane with no end to the conflict in sight. and neither side is willing to initiate peace talks, sources familiar with the … Read more

COP27 climate summit: this is what to watch

CNN — As world leaders gather in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the annual UN climate summit, researchers, advocates and the United Nations itself warn that the world is still off track on its goal of halting global warming and the worst effects of the climate crisis. Over the next two weeks, negotiators from nearly 200 … Read more

With competing rallies in Florida on Sunday, Trump and DeSantis give a taste of a potential GOP presidential primary showdown

CNN — In a preview of a potential Republican presidential showdown, Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis will hold dueling rallies in Florida on Sunday as the two men compete for the supremacy of the Sunshine State and the heart of the GOP. The former president will welcome supporters to Miami, the third stop in a … Read more