How the far right is surging in Europe

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Voters in Europe have veered to the far right. In Italy, Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy political party is described in CNN’s report as “the most far-right government since the fascist … Read more

What you need to know about Iran’s raging protests

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, UAE CNN — Protests continued across Iran on Sunday despite government crackdown and state media reports claiming that demonstrators have put an end to their … Read more

Opinion: Liz Cheney puts patriotism before party

Editor’s Note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show” and a columnist for The Daily Beast. follow him @DeanObeidallah. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN — Liz Cheney did not hold back when slamming both former … Read more

Blinken calls his father his role model in interview conducted just after his death

CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken called his father – a former US ambassador to Hungary – his role model, during an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that took place just after he died. “My dad was 96-years-old. He was in so many ways my role model,” Blinken said in the interview, which aired … Read more

Opinion: Dead for showing a few locks of her hair

Editor’s Note: Marina Nemat is the author of two memoirs, “Prisoner of Tehran” and “After Tehran.” She is the recipient of awards for her writing and human-rights related work. Nemat is a fellow of the Renew Democracy Initiative’s Frontlines of Freedom project. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on … Read more

Tyler Perry discusses ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’ and Madea with CNN’s Chris Wallace

CNN — You may know him best as the creator of the no-nonsense matriarch Madea, the director and writer of several films and TV series that bear his name and a billionaire film studio founder. But now, Tyler Perry wants to reintroduce himself to audiences with a historical drama he’s waited nearly 30 years to … Read more

Schiff says any criminal referral for Trump by the January 6 committee should be decided unanimously

CNN — US Rep. Adam Schiff, who serves on the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, says that if the panel makes a criminal referral for former President Donald Trump related to the riot at the US Capitol, it should be made unanimously. “We operate with a high degree of consensus and unanimity,” … Read more

Rosh Hashanah: The meaning of the Jewish New Year

CNN — Sunday is the start of Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, which marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days. The millennia-old holiday is an occasion for reflection and is often marked by prayer, symbolic foods, and the blowing of a traditional horn called a shofar. Here’s what you … Read more

Fiona batters Atlantic Canada: Officials assess full extent of damage

CNN — When Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, it pulled buildings into the ocean, collapsed homes, toppled trees and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona – which wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more

Cubans to decide on same-sex marriage in national referendum

Matanzas, Cuba CNN — The cake with figurines of two brides on top melted in the Caribbean heat and the wedding guests fretted aloud that one of Cuba’s frequent blackouts could strike at any moment but for Annery Rivera Velasco and Yennys Hernandez Molina, the day was one of the happiest of their lives. The … Read more