Iran accused of plotting to kill two journalists in Britain

Iran accused of plotting to kill two journalists in Britain

CNN — Two British-Iranian journalists working in the United Kingdom have been warned by police of a “credible” plan by Iran to kill them, according to their employer, London-based news channel Iran International. In a statement on Monday, the Farsi-language broadcaster said it was “shocked and deeply concerned” by the alleged deadly threats, while accusing … Read more

Alaa Abd El-Fattah: Family of jailed British-Egyptian fear for his life during COP27 summit

Alaa Abd El-Fattah: Family of jailed British-Egyptian fear for his life during COP27 summit

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN — The sister of imprisoned British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah is concerned for his life, telling a press conference on the sidelines of COP27 that the family does not “know if he is alive.” Despite Egypt’s police state making it difficult for government critics to speak out freely, Sanaa Seif, … Read more

A decade of rising house prices is over. The UK economy will feel the pain

A decade of rising house prices is over.  The UK economy will feel the pain

London CNN Business — For years, home ownership in the UK has been a one-way venture. Prices have risen steadily since the global financial crisis, increasing in even greater increments after the pandemic began. Fueled by a post-lockdown buying frenzy, the average UK house price hit a record £275,000 ($315,474) in December, up £27,000 on … Read more

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia: Naples’ Georgian sensation was called ‘Kvaradona’

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia: Naples’ Georgian sensation was called ‘Kvaradona’

CNN — “When they see Kvara, they see Maradona.” Napoli have always had a love affair with talismanic attacking players. In recent years there have been Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne. A few years earlier it was Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi. But no one has been more famous – or loved by Napoli fans … Read more

BP’s profits more than double as calls for windfall taxes grow

BP’s profits more than double as calls for windfall taxes grow

London CNN Business — BP’s profits more than doubled in the third quarter of the year, extending a colossal earnings run for the world’s biggest oil and gas companies, which will contribute to growing demands in Britain and the United States for higher taxes on windfall profits. The British energy company had an underlying profit … Read more

Manston’s migrant processing center in England is operating in harsh conditions, charities warn

Manston’s migrant processing center in England is operating in harsh conditions, charities warn

London CNN — British charities and officials are warning of increasingly dire conditions at a migrant processing center in England and calling on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to act. The situation at Manston’s asylum treatment center amounted to a “breach of humane conditions,” British Conservative lawmaker Roger Gale said on Monday, as dozens of charities … 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

Will Prince Harry’s book spare the royal family embarrassment?

Will Prince Harry’s book spare the royal family embarrassment?

A version of this story appeared in the October 28 edition of CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain’s royal family. Sign up here. London CNN — There has been no official statement from either of the palaces about Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir and we don’t expect one, but … Read more

Convicted London serial killer sought victims on gay dating sites

Convicted London serial killer sought victims on gay dating sites

History highlights Stephen Port, 41, found his victims on dating apps, then poisoned and raped them A jury ultimately convicted Port of a total of 22 charges against 11 men London CNN — Even by the grim standards of serial killing, the details of the crimes are chilling. A chef met a number of younger … Read more