Haiti Fast Facts | CNN

Haiti Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s a look at Haiti. Haiti makes up he western one-third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. The eastern two-thirds of the island is the Dominican Republic. (from the CIA World Factbook)Area: 27,750 sq km (slightly smaller than Maryland) Population: 11,334,637 (2022 est.) Median age: 24.1 years Capital: Port-au-Prince Ethnic Groups: … Read more

Haiti: UN chief urges nations to consider deploying forces

Haiti: UN chief urges nations to consider deploying forces

CNN  —  United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the international community to consider deploying forces to Haiti to address growing humanitarian and security crises in the country. Guterres’ comments come just days after the Haitian government itself asked for international military assistance as the country deals with rampant gang violence, a deadly cholera outbreak … Read more

Lafarge pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State, will pay US $778 million

Lafarge pleads guilty to supporting Islamic State, will pay US $778 million

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) – French cement maker Lafarge pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a U.S. charge that it made payments to groups designated as terrorists by the United States, including Islamic State. The admission in federal court in Brooklyn marked the first time a company in the United States has pleaded guilty to … Read more

US migrant policy ‘bucket of cold water’ to some Venezuelans

US migrant policy ‘bucket of cold water’ to some Venezuelans

NECOCLI, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan Gilbert Fernández still plans to cross the dangerous Darien jungle into Panama and head toward the United States over land, despite a U.S. announcement that it will grant conditional humanitarian permits only to 24,000 Venezuelan migrants arriving by air. “The news hit us like a bucket of cold water,” Fernández … Read more

Exclusive: Russia is ready to leave the Black Sea grain agreement, writes to the UN with demands

Exclusive: Russia is ready to leave the Black Sea grain agreement, writes to the UN with demands

GENEVA, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Moscow has raised concerns with the United Nations about an agreement on Black Sea grain exports and is prepared to reject renewal of the agreement next month unless its demands are met, Russia’s Geneva ambassador to the United Nations told Reuters on Thursday. The deal, brokered by the United Nations … Read more

Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Ian begins lashing Cuba, threatening devastating damage ahead of its arrival in Florida

Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Ian begins lashing Cuba, threatening devastating damage ahead of its arrival in Florida

CNN  —  Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ian became a Category 3 storm as it neared landfall in western Cuba early Tuesday morning while on its trek toward Florida, where residents in some coastal areas are already evacuating. The hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, is “expected to make landfall over western Cuba soon,” the … Read more

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas on slow road to recovery

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas on slow road to recovery

CNN  —  With Category 4 Hurricane Fiona poised to sideswipe Bermuda later this week, people in the storm’s deadly wake still faced days without basic utilities Wednesday – including much of Puerto Rico, where most were left without power and running water. Only about 380,000 of Puerto Rico’s 1.5 million utility customers had power by … Read more

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas to begin slow road to recovery

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas to begin slow road to recovery

CNN  —  Hurricane Fiona has escalated into a Category 4 storm as it continues its catastrophic path northward on Wednesday, leaving behind disaster-stricken communities in Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic who must now begin working toward recovery. Fiona’s sustained winds are raging as high as 130 miles per hour with gusts … Read more

Crowds cheer King Charles ahead of speech to nation’s grieving queen

Crowds cheer King Charles ahead of speech to nation’s grieving queen

The Queen, 96, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland The new King Charles III greets the crowds in London ‘She’s all we ever knew’, mourners say Tributes are pouring in from all over the world She was the ‘queen’ for us, says France’s Macron LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – King Charles was greeted by cheering … Read more

Behind the Masquerade: The Return of Notting Hill Carnival

Behind the Masquerade: The Return of Notting Hill Carnival

For the first time since 2019, the biggest Carnival event outside Rio returned to the streets of Notting Hill in London, emerging from darkness in a flurry of color and revelry. For three days, spectators from around the world wine alongside a bustling parade with elaborate floats and vibrantly costumed performers and masqueraders, celebrating the … Read more