Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist killed in the West Bank, was ‘the voice of Palestinian suffering’

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN – Veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a household name in the Arab world. For two and a half decades, she chronicled … Read more

Putin’s current dilemma was JFK’s worst fear

CNN – Reflecting on the Cuban missile crisis, President John Kennedy once warned that nuclear powers “must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war.” The showdown with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine does not yet mirror the one-minute-to-midnight brinkmanship that brought the … Read more

‘Very, very unlikely’ the Fed can tame inflation without sparking a recession, former NY Fed chief says

New York CNN Business – The Federal Reserve helped rescue the economy from the worst pandemic in a century. That task may prove easy compared to the Fed’s next mission: crush inflation, without causing a recession. Achieving a so-called “soft landing” will be challenging because the jobs market is on fire. It’s so hot that … Read more

Biden will visit South Korea and Japan next month as he works to keep focus on Asia

CNN – President Joe Biden will make his first trip to Asia as president next month, visiting South Korea and Japan from May 20 to May 24, White House officials told CNN, underscoring his commitment to the region even as international attention is directed toward the crisis in Ukraine . Biden, officials said, will hold … Read more

John Kerry is trying to convince the world to commit to climate action. Rally war made it that much harder

CNN – John Kerry has a mission: To convince the rest of the world to embrace renewable energy and slash their planet-warming emissions. But the US Climate Envoy’s job isn’t getting any easier in year two. With global temperatures and fossil fuel emissions climbing to new highs, Russia’s war in Ukraine is roiling energy markets … Read more