Some car insurers refuse to cover certain Hyundai and Kia models

Some car insurers refuse to cover certain Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of the largest U.S. auto insurers, are refusing to underwrite policies in certain cities for certain older Hyundai and Kia models that have been deemed too easy to steal, the companies say. Several reports indicate that companies have stopped offering insurance on these vehicles in cities such as … Read more

American tourist fined for driving rental car over medieval Italian bridge

American tourist fined for driving rental car over medieval Italian bridge

Editor’s note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about opening destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. Rome CNN — The Ponte Vecchio, a magnificent centuries-old bridge spanning the Arno River in the Italian city of … Read more

FTX’s creditors include Goldman Sachs, The New York Times and Netflix

FTX’s creditors include Goldman Sachs, The New York Times and Netflix

New York CNN — Recently unsealed bankruptcy documents have revealed thousands of creditors who FTX owes after the once-mighty crypto exchange collapsed in November. Wall Street heavyweights including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan were named to the list of creditors, which includes businesses, charities, individuals and other entities in a 116-page document filed late Wednesday. FTX … Read more

Gautam Adani’s firm loses $50 billion in market value after report on short sellers

Gautam Adani’s firm loses  billion in market value after report on short sellers

New Delhi CNN — The value of Gautam Adani’s business empire has plummeted by more than $50 billion this week since Hindenburg Research, a US firm that makes money from short selling, released a scathing report l accusing of fraud. India’s Adani Group has denounced Hindenburg’s allegations as “baseless” and “malicious”, and is considering legal … Read more

Vinícius Jr.: The effigy of a black football star hangs from a bridge in Madrid

Vinícius Jr.: The effigy of a black football star hangs from a bridge in Madrid

CNN — Vinícius Jr. scored against Atlético Madrid in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Copa del Rey quarter-final win on Thursday after an effigy of the star was hung from a bridge in Madrid ahead of the game. Alvaro Morato gave Atlético the lead but Rodrygo’s equalizer sent the quarter-final into extra time. Atlético were down to … Read more

Elon Musk meets Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and Hakeem Jeffries

Elon Musk meets Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and Hakeem Jeffries

CNN — Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday evening. McCarthy, leaving the meeting with Musk in his office, declined to comment other than to say, “He came for my birthday.” The California Republican turned 58 on … Read more

BuzzFeed says it will use AI to help create content, stock jumps 150%

BuzzFeed says it will use AI to help create content, stock jumps 150%

New York CNN — BuzzFeed said Thursday it will work with ChatGPT creator OpenAI to use artificial intelligence to help create content for its audience, marking a milestone in how media companies implement the new technology. in their activities. Jonah Peretti, the company’s co-founder and chief executive, told employees in a memo that they can … Read more

Southwest posts quarterly loss, warns more losses to come after service slumps

Southwest posts quarterly loss, warns more losses to come after service slumps

New York CNN — Southwest Airlines reported a fourth-quarter loss due to the company’s service slump during the holiday travel season, and it warned the costs of those issues would result in another first-quarter loss. . The airline was forced to cancel more than 16,700 flights between Dec. 21 and Dec. 29, about half of … Read more

Turkey says Sweden complicit in Quran burning amid tension over NATO bid

Turkey says Sweden complicit in Quran burning amid tension over NATO bid

CNN — The Swedish government was complicit in burning the Koran during a protest in Stockholm last weekend, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reportedly said on Thursday. The increase in tensions between the two countries comes at a time when Sweden is relying on Turkey to back its bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty … Read more

Wagner Group: the United States introduces new sanctions against a group of Russian mercenaries

Wagner Group: the United States introduces new sanctions against a group of Russian mercenaries

CNN — The US Treasury Department on Thursday designated the Wagner Group, a private Russian mercenary organization heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, as a major transnational criminal organization, and imposed a series of sanctions on a transnational network that supports it. The US State Department simultaneously announced a number of sanctions intended to … Read more