American tourist fined for driving rental car over medieval Italian bridge

American tourist fined for driving rental car over medieval Italian bridge

Editor’s note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about opening destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. Rome CNN — The Ponte Vecchio, a magnificent centuries-old bridge spanning the Arno River in the Italian city of … Read more

Russia Strikes Ukrainian Cities Hours After Western Countries Promised Kyiv Tanks

CNN — Ukraine has urged the West to get military hardware into the hands of its troops as quickly as possible, as Russia fired missiles at Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities just hours after Germany and the United States announced its intention to supply modern tanks to the country. Russia launched 55 missiles at Ukraine … Read more

FDA found no stroke risk for older people who received a Pfizer omicron booster

A nurse fills syringes for patients as they receive their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccination at a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic in Southfield, Michigan on September 29, 2021. Emilie Elconin | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration did not find an increased risk of stroke for elderly people who received Pfizer’s recall of omicron, a federal … Read more

Omicron Covid boosters offer some protection against the XBB variant

Pfizer‘sand ModernOmicron’s omicron boosters reduced the risk of mild illness from the XBB subvariant family compared to people who did not receive the injection, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Wednesday. The CDC study provides the first estimate of the true effectiveness of omicron injections against the XBB family of … Read more

Justin Bieber sells the rights to “Baby”, the rest of the musical catalog

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber’s record-breaking pop hits, from “Baby” to “Sorry,” are no longer his own after the superstar sold the rights to all of his early career music. The Canadian-American pop star’s six albums, including his most recent album “Justice”, are part of the massive catalog sales deal with Hipgnosis, a UK-based … Read more

From China to Japan, a deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the ‘new normal’

hong kong CNN — A deadly cold spell gripping East Asia has killed at least four people in Japan after sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall wreaked havoc on travel during the New Year’s holiday. Lunar year, with climate experts warning that such extreme weather events have become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said the four … Read more

An iceberg the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke away from the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered major cracks in the sea ice a decade ago, but in the past two years there have been two major ruptures. BAS Halley Research Station is … Read more