Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN  —  On the easternmost outskirts of Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a giant belt of lakes and parks deep in the desert. Creators … Read more

Fact check: Biden’s midterms message includes false and misleading claims

Fact check: Biden’s midterms message includes false and misleading claims

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden has been back on the campaign trail, traveling in October and early November to deliver his pitch for electing Democrats in the midterm elections on Tuesday. Biden’s pitch has included claims that are false, misleading or lacking important context. (As always, we take no position on the accuracy of … Read more

Netanyahu is back. Here’s what that means for Israel

Netanyahu is back. Here’s what that means for Israel

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 CNN  —  Benjamin Netanyahu is set to resurrect his political career and make an astonishing comeback as prime minister of Israel. Partial election results on … Read more

The electric Pininfarina Battista costs a whopping $2 million. Here’s what that gets you

The electric Pininfarina Battista costs a whopping $2 million. Here’s what that gets you

Greenwich, Connecticut CNN  —  The Pininfarina Battista is an astonishing car. Its base price, $2.2 million, is shocking, but so are its capabilities. With a maximum output of 1,900 horsepower from four electric motors, Automobili Pininfarina claims it can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under two seconds. It probably took you … Read more

A space rock that slammed into Mars revealed a surprise

A space rock that slammed into Mars revealed a surprise

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  You never forget your first Mars mission. When NASA’s InSight spacecraft arrived at the red planet on November 26, 2018, it was the first time I covered the landing of … Read more

Russia says it has repelled drone attack on Crimea

Russia says it has repelled drone attack on Crimea

CNN  —  Russian Black Sea warships have repelled a drone attack in Sevastopol Bay, a Russian official in Crimea said on Saturday. In a social media post, Russian statesman and mayor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhayev said “no facilities in the city were hit.” “The situation is calm and under control. All operational teams are on … Read more

Harry Styles as a mer-creature in his new music video is something you’ll never see

Harry Styles as a mer-creature in his new music video is something you’ll never see

CNN — Harry Styles has always been one to color outside the lines as an artist, and his latest music video is only the latest example. In the video for “Music For a Sushi Restaurant,” which premiered on Thursday, the former One Direction star appears as a mer-creature – half man, half squid (or is … Read more

Disney’s ‘Reflect’ stars a young plus-size ballet dancer, exciting fans

Disney’s ‘Reflect’ stars a young plus-size ballet dancer, exciting fans

CNN  —  Disney finally has its first young plus-size heroine, and fans across the internet are elated. “Reflect” is a short film now on Disney+ about a young ballet dancer named Bianca who struggles with her body image. Though the film was first released on the platform in September as a part of the studio’s … Read more

Opinion: The Supreme Court’s big decision on Roe set chaos in motion

Opinion: The Supreme Court’s big decision on Roe set chaos in motion

Editor’s Note: This roundup is part of the CNN Opinion series “America’s Future Starts Now,” in which people share how they have been affected by the biggest issues facing the nation and experts offer their proposed solutions. The views expressed in these commentaries are the authors’ own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN  —  More … Read more

Best mesh Wi-Fi routers of 2022

Best mesh Wi-Fi routers of 2022

With more and more devices in our homes — phones, tablets, TVs, computers, game consoles, smart appliances and more — demanding Wi-Fi bandwidth, a reliable, speedy network is more important than ever. And if your home has a challenging layout, or you live in an older building with impenetrable walls, a single router might not … Read more