IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

London CNN — The global economy will weaken this year as rising interest rates and the Russian war in Ukraine continue to weigh on activity. But economists are more optimistic than they were a few months ago. The International Monetary Fund said Monday it now expects global growth to slow from 3.4% in 2022 to … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more

With a finch and a fish, this scientist has changed our understanding of the tree of life

With a finch and a fish, this scientist has changed our understanding of the tree of life

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — In the Galapagos Islands, a ground finch that usually chewed on small, soft seeds was forced to eat harder, larger seeds during a drought. Within a few generations, the bird developed a larger … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits $70 billion

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits  billion

New Delhi CNN — The Adani Group has accused a US investment firm of launching “a calculated attack” on India by publishing a report alleging widespread fraud at the Ports-to-Power conglomerate. Hindenburg Research last week released its report on billionaire Gautam Adani’s affairs, accusing the group of “brutal stock manipulation and accounting fraud over decades.” … Read more

Kansas City Chiefs meet Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII

Kansas City Chiefs meet Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII

CNN — The Kansas City Chiefs advance to Super Bowl LVII after beating the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Sunday’s AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. After suffering a high ankle sprain last week in the Chiefs’ Divisional Round victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Patrick Mahomes led the team to a back-and-forth … Read more

Iran drone strike: Military plant hit, Tehran says

Iran drone strike: Military plant hit, Tehran says

CNN — Drones attacked a military factory in Iran’s central city of Isfahan, Tehran said on Sunday. “An explosion has occurred in one of the military centers linked to the defense ministry,” Isfahan Governorate’s deputy chief of security, Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari, told the semi-official Fars News Agency. Jan-Nesari said the explosion caused some damage, “but … Read more

Radioactive capsule missing in Western Australia, search underway

Radioactive capsule missing in Western Australia, search underway

CNN — Officials have warned the public about the risks involved in touching a small capsule containing a radioactive substance that was lost in transit in Western Australia. The silver, round capsule, measuring about an inch in diameter and about an inch high, contains a small amount of radioactive caesium-137, a substance used in gauges … Read more

Five Russian men on the run from military service have been living in a South Korean airport for months

Five Russian men on the run from military service have been living in a South Korean airport for months

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Five Russian men who fled the country following Moscow’s military mobilization order last September have been stranded for months at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport after authorities refused to take them in. Three of the men had arrived in October, the other two in November, their lawyer Lee Jong-chan said. … Read more

Flybe flights canceled after UK airline ceases trading

Flybe flights canceled after UK airline ceases trading

London CNN — British airline Flybe has “suspended trading” and canceled all scheduled flights, the company and the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Saturday. “Flybe, which operated scheduled services from Belfast City, Birmingham and Heathrow to airports in the UK and to Amsterdam and Geneva, has ceased trading,” the CAA said in a … Read more