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

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

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

Israeli forces kill nine in clash in Jenin with Palestinian gunmen, marking the deadliest day in the West Bank in over a year

Israeli forces kill nine in clash in Jenin with Palestinian gunmen, marking the deadliest day in the West Bank in over a year

CNN — Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, and injured several others in a raid on Thursday in the restive West Bank city and refugee camp of Jenin, the Palestinian health ministry said. The death toll makes Thursday the deadliest day for Palestinians in the West Bank in more than a year, … Read more

Burkina Faso: France recalls its ambassador and will withdraw its military forces

Burkina Faso: France recalls its ambassador and will withdraw its military forces

CNN — France will withdraw its military forces from Burkina Faso within a month, the French foreign ministry told CNN on Wednesday. Following a formal request from the government of Burkina Faso to this effect, the French military mission will end one month after receipt of this written request, the ministry said. Since 2018, the … Read more

From China to Japan, a deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the ‘new normal’

From China to Japan, a deadly cold grips East Asia.  Experts say it’s the ‘new normal’

hong kong CNN — A deadly cold spell gripping East Asia has killed at least four people in Japan after sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall wreaked havoc on travel during the New Year’s holiday. Lunar year, with climate experts warning that such extreme weather events have become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said the four … Read more

An iceberg the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

An iceberg the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke away from the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered major cracks in the sea ice a decade ago, but in the past two years there have been two major ruptures. BAS Halley Research Station is … Read more

Lance Kerwin, ‘Salem’s Lot’ actor, dies at 62

Lance Kerwin, ‘Salem’s Lot’ actor, dies at 62

CNN — Lance Kerwin, an actor best known for his role in the television miniseries “Salem’s Lot” and other notable series throughout the 1970s, has died, his agent John Boitano told CNN. He was 62 years old. No information on his cause of death has been provided. Kerwin began her career appearing in a variety … Read more