Davos is back and the world has changed. Have the global elite noticed?

Davos, Switzerland CNN Business — The last time top politicians, CEOs and billionaires gathered in a Swiss mountain village to discuss society’s biggest problems and pitch their solutions, the coronavirus outbreak in China was little more than a remote threat. The economy was humming, and a major armed conflict in Europe was on nobody’s list … Read more

Exclusive: Russian officer reveals why he risked it all to quit Putin’s war in Ukraine

CNN — It took a few weeks of sleeping on crates of grenades for a bed and hiding his face from Ukrainians amid a growing sense of guilt, for the Russian junior officer to come to his conclusion: This wasn’t his battle to fight. “We were dirty and tired. People around us were dying. I … Read more

Ukraine-Russia live news: Concerns grow for Azovstal POWs | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia’s forces are intensifying efforts to capture Severodonetsk, the final Ukrainian strongpoint in the Luhansk region. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his country is prepared to exchange its troops who surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol for Russian prisoners. A Russia negotiator says Moscow will consider exchanging prisoners from Ukraine’s Azov battalion for … Read more

Israel, Switzerland report first monkeypox cases as virus spreads | News

The outbreak of monkeypox in countries where the virus is not endemic is highly unusual, according to scientists. Israel and Switzerland have confirmed their first cases of monkeypox, joining several European and North American countries in detecting a disease that is endemic to parts of Africa. In recent weeks, more than 100 confirmed or suspected … Read more

Kherson evacuation: Days-long roadblocks, missiles and ‘lots of blood.’ Civilians recall their terrifying journeys out of Ukraine’s cities

Ukrainian servicemen fire mortars towards Russian positions in the east Kharkiv region, Ukraine, on May 17. Tatyana, 68, walks at a cemetery in search of her husband’s grave in the settlement of Staryi Krym outside Mariupol, Ukraine, on May 15. Ukrainian service personnel check information inside a basement used as a command post in a … Read more

A tornado swept through Paderborn, Germany, and injured at least 30 people, authorities said

CNN — A tornado swept through the German city of Paderborn Friday, injuring at least 30 people, authorities said, and blew away roofs, toppled trees and felt debris flying for miles. The twister created a path of destruction from west to east of the city, Paderborn police said, adding it caused 30 to 40 injuries. … Read more

UK intelligence believes Russia has fired senior commanders who “performed poorly”

Destruction in Severodonetsk, Ukraine, on May 19. (Serhii Hayday/Telegram) Ukrainian military officials say 12 people were killed in the eastern Luhansk region and 60 properties destroyed by Russian bombardments on Thursday. But, they note, Russian forces do not appear to have made any headway on the main front lines in Luhansk and Donetsk in the … Read more

Bucha: Potential war crime involving Russian forces revealed by New York Times investigation

Based on eye-witness testimonies and three videos obtained and analyzed The Times, the investigation details by the alleged execution of eight Ukrainian men by Russian paratroopers occupying Bucha in early March. The timeline of the incident is established by two videos analyzed by the paper, which appear to capture Russian paratroopers leading a group of … Read more

Exclusive: Trevor Reed details surviving horrendous conditions in Russian psychiatric treatment facility

You can watch Jake Tapper’s exclusive interview with Trevor Reed in a CNN Special Report: “Finally Home: The Trevor Reed Interview,” on CNN and CNN International on Sunday, May 22, at 8 pm ET. CNN — Trevor Reed, an American citizen and former Marine recently freed after two years in a Russian prison, detailed his … Read more

Poop reveals what the builders of Stonehenge liked to eat

Several pieces of fossilized poop, which scientists call coprolites, were unearthed from a refuse heap at a settlement known as Durrington Walls, just 1.7 miles (2.8 kilometers) from Stonehenge. The village dates back to around 2500 BC, when much of the imposing monument in southwest England was constructed. Five pieces of poop — from one … Read more