Venus and Jupiter conjunction: how to see it

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Jupiter and Venus will appear very close to each other in the night sky on Wednesday, with the two planets expected to pass each other in what is called a conjunction. Jupiter will … Read more

UK house prices show biggest drop since 2012

London CNN — UK property prices suffered their biggest annual fall since November 2012 last month, the latest indication of the lasting pain that former Prime Minister Liz Truss’ ill-fated ‘mini’ budget has inflicted on the property market British. The average house price fell 1.1% to £257,406 ($310,000) in February from a year earlier, bringing … Read more

EU bans TikTok from official devices in all three institutions

Paris/London CNN — The European Parliament on Tuesday banned TikTok from staff devices on cybersecurity grounds, meaning the Chinese video-sharing app is now banned in all three major EU institutions. “In view of cybersecurity concerns, in particular with regard to data protection and data collection by third parties, the European Parliament has decided, in alignment … Read more

Mexico electoral reform bill: AMLO accuses protesters of narco links

CNN — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday dismissed concerns over his plan to cut the country’s electoral watchdog, accusing protesters of links to drug traffickers. Footage from a mass protest in Mexico City on Sunday showed tens of thousands of people dressed in pink – the color of the National Electoral Institute … Read more

How ’15 Minute Cities’ turned into an international conspiracy theory

CNN — Duncan Enright never imagined he would receive death threats over a plan to reduce crushing city traffic. But that’s exactly what happened to the local politician in the UK, who found himself inundated with abusive messages on social media and by email about his involvement in a proposed trial of traffic filtering. in … Read more

Mexico rethinks asylum initiative after US announcement

CNN — Mexico is rethinking its approach to asylum seekers after the Biden administration unveiled a controversial new proposal to limit eligibility for asylum in the United States. Mexico’s refugee aid agency, known as COMAR, launched a pilot program in southern Mexico on Monday to explore accelerating asylum denials to those it deems likely to … Read more

One of Europe’s largest banks sued for financing fossil fuels

Three advocacy groups are set to sue one of Europe’s biggest banks on Thursday, claiming its loans to oil and gas majors violate a legally binding obligation to ensure its operations do not harm the environment. Oxfam, Friends of the Earth and Notre Affaire à Tous said in a statement that the lawsuit against BNP … Read more

Earliest evidence of use of bows and arrows outside of Africa found in France

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Archaeologists digging in a cave in southern France claim to have unearthed the earliest evidence of the use of bows and arrows outside of Africa. The Grotte Mandrin, near Malataverne in the Rhone … Read more

Shamima Begum, who joined ISIS aged 15, loses appeal for British citizenship

London CNN — Shamima Begum, who left the UK to join ISIS aged 15, lost her appeal against the decision to strip her of British citizenship. Judge Robert Jay issued his decision on Wednesday after a five-day hearing in November. The decision does not determine whether Begum can return to the UK, but whether the … Read more

Standard Chartered predicts Hong Kong hiring spree as it sees post-Covid ‘recovery’

hong kong CNN — Standard Chartered is embarking on a hiring spree in Hong Kong this year, in a sign of renewed confidence in its biggest market as the city reopens its border with mainland China. The British bank said it would add 300 to 500 staff to its ranks from around 5,500 to 5,800. … Read more