Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Apple has a huge problem at Foxconn’s iPhone factory in China

Apple has a huge problem at Foxconn's iPhone factory in China

hong kong CNN Business — A violent workers’ revolt at the world’s largest iPhone factory this week in central China is further scrambling Apple’s strained supply and highlighting how the country’s stringent zero-Covid policy is hurting global technology firms. The troubles started last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, the capital of … Read more

Trump hosted Holocaust denier to Mar-a-Lago club alongside Ye, a week after announcing 2024 run

Trump hosted Holocaust denier to Mar-a-Lago club alongside Ye, a week after announcing 2024 run

CNN — Former President Donald Trump hosted White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Mar-a-Lago estate this week, demonstrating his continued willingness to associate with figures who have well-publicized antisemitic views as he embarks on another White House run . West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, … Read more

China’s Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

China's Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

Beijing CNN — China on Thursday reported a record number of daily Covid infections, as a nationwide surge in cases heaps pressure on the country’s increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus. The National Health Commission (NHC) recorded 31,444 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday – surpassing the previous peak of 29,317 recorded April 13 during … Read more

Zhengzhou, China: Protesters at Foxconn factory clash with police, videos show

Zhengzhou, China: Protesters at Foxconn factory clash with police, videos show

Beijing/Hong Kong CNN Business — Workers at China’s largest iPhone assembly factory were seen confronting police, some in riot gear, on Wednesday, according to videos shared over social media. The videos show hundreds of workers facing off with law enforcement officers, many in white hazmat suits, on the Foxconn campus in the central Chinese city … Read more

Chesapeake Walmart shooting: Manager who killed 6 people ‘just started spraying’ bullets in the break room, employee says

Chesapeake Walmart shooting: Manager who killed 6 people 'just started spraying' bullets in the break room, employee says

CNN — The manager of a Virginia Walmart who killed six people and himself and injured several others in a Tuesday night massacre has been identified as 31-year-old Andre Bingthe city of Chesapeake said on Twitter. “He was armed with one handgun and had multiple magazines on his person,” the city said. Bing was an … Read more

Elon Musk restores Donald Trump’s Twitter account

Elon Musk restores Donald Trump's Twitter account

CNN — Former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been reinstated on the platform. The account, which Twitter banned following the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, was restored after Twitter CEO and new owner Elon Musk posted a poll on Twitter on Friday night asking the platform’s users if Trump should be … Read more

Guangzhou lockdown: Chinese are criticalizing zero-Covid — in language censors don’t seem to understand

Guangzhou lockdown: Chinese are criticalizing zero-Covid — in language censors don't seem to understand

hong kong CNN — In many countries, cursing online about the government is so commonplace nobody beats an eye. But it’s not such an easy task on China’s heavily censored internet. That doesn’t appear to have stopped residents of Guangzhou from venting their frustration after their city – a global manufacturing powerhouse home to 19 … Read more

FTX founder issues public apology as company yards on collapse

FTX founder issues public apology as company yards on collapse

New York CNN Business — In less than a week, a 30-year-old entrepreneur once hailed as a modern-day JP Morgan watched his digital empire, including billions of his own fortune, evaporate in a death spiral that’s shaken the foundations of the trillion-dollar crypto industry . On Thursday, Sam Bankman-Fried issued a mea culpa: “I f**ked … Read more

Twitter briefly rolled out gray ‘official’ check marks. Then Elon Musk changed his mind

Twitter briefly rolled out gray 'official' check marks.  Then Elon Musk changed his mind

CNN Business — A new verification mark intended to better identify prominent Twitter accounts has instead become the latest source of chaos at the company under new owner Elon Musk. Just hours after the feature’s debut, Musk abruptly said Wednesday he had “killed” a new, gray verification badge designed to label government accounts, major brands … Read more