US says 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Rusesabagina 'wrongly detained'

The United States has determined that Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film "Hotel Rwanda" sheltering hundreds of people during the African nation's 1994 genocide, has been "wrongfully detained," the State Department said on Thursday. Rusesabagina, 67, w...

China needs Russian coal. Moscow needs new customers

Hong Kong (CNN Business) China is buying record amounts of cheap Russian coal, even as Western nations slam Moscow with sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. China's coal imports from Russia nearly doubled between March and April, reaching 4.42 million me...

Soaring house prices create a new crisis in Australia

Gold Coast, Australia (CNN) Faye sits on a couch, her long hair twisted into a gray braid that comes down to her waist. At 72, the great-grandmother never thought she'd be here -- in a bare-walled flat in emergency accommodation on the Gold Coast of Austral...

John Aylward, known for roles in 'ER' and 'West Wing,' dead at 75

(CNN) John Aylward, a veteran film and television actor for more than three decades, has died, according to his longtime agent and friend, Mitchell K. Stubbs. Aylward died Monday of natural causes, Stubbs told CNN. Alyward, a Seattle native, was best known...

A glimmer of hope for food prices? Indonesia lifts palm oil export ban

London (CNN Business) Indonesia will lift a ban on exports of palm oil starting next week, a move that could ease a tight global market and relieve some of the pressure on food prices. President Joko Widodo said in a statement on Thursday that he had made t...

Opinion: Why North Korea's Covid-19 outbreak could shock the world

He has worked alongside North Korean doctors during more than 20 visits to North Korea and is a member of the National Committee on North Korea, which facilitates principled engagement between the US and North Korea. But now I fear for the safety of the doc...

Half a million Indians flee floods in northeast brought by rain

Guwahati, India More than half a million people have fled their homes in India's northeastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned seven, authorities said on Wednesday, as they warned the situation could worsen....

Indian court frees killer of ex-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

New Delhi (CNN) India's top court on Wednesday granted the release of a man convicted of killing former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, 31 years after his imprisonment. The Supreme Court invoked extraordinary powers to release A. G. Perarivalan, his att...

South Korea and Japan just don't get along. That's a problem for Biden

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) In uniting Western democracies against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, United States President Joe Biden managed something his critics thought was impossible. The problem for Biden? They have a historically bitter and fractious relati...

Amazing experiences on the smallest continent

(CNN) — Travelers have been waiting more than two years to get Down Under and now, at last, Australia is open to the world again. To help plan your journey, we've compiled a list of some of the country's most incredible experiences. World Expeditions/Great...