Global Times warns that the AUKUS deal threatens China-Australia relations

China has warned Australia that their continued commitment to the AUKUS partnership is “clearly a threat” to regional peace and security, undermining any improvement in the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Beijing issued the warning through an editorial for the state-run newspaper the Global Times, which wrote that AUKUS was a Washington tool designed … Read more

Jill Biden and Naomi Biden were featured in Vogue magazine

CNN — First lady Jill Biden and her granddaughter, Naomi Biden, are on the cover of the new digital version of Vogue magazine, due for release Tuesday, a person familiar with the details told CNN. The photos and story will also appear in the print edition of the upcoming February issue, the person said. The … Read more

Kevin Rudd’s ‘catastrophic’ China warning

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has warned that Australians are “living in perilous times” and there is a real risk that China will stay on track to take military action against Taiwan. Speaking at the Australian National University tonight, Mr Rudd argued that the next five years are critical and will shape and arguably determine … Read more

China’s Xi seeks to claim diplomatic victory in battle for global influence after summit whirlwind

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a thrice-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it’s affecting the world. Register here. Bali, Indonesia CNN — Xi Jinping may have dismissed US President Joe Biden’s description of the 21st century as a … Read more

Donald Trump’s presidential bid could come from a prison cell

Presidential candidate Donald Trump faces more criminal investigations than any other US president in history. But will running for a second term protect him from prosecution? Or could he eventually rule from behind bars? Trump has a long history of gaming justice. For five decades he evaded lawsuits and tax evasion. And the Republican Party … Read more

Donald Trump: Five reasons why his third presidential run is doomed

In the opening scenes of Gladiator the legate of General Maximus says of the Germanic barbarians: “People must know when they are conquered.” To this Maximus simply replies: “Would you Quintus? Would I?” Two millennia later, another Germanic rebel has declared war on the modern Rome that is Washington DC. Like his ancestors, he does … Read more

Biden’s 80th, Pelosi’s exit and Trump’s return put the spotlight on the leaders of the future

CNN — On Sunday, America will experience a unique moment in its history: when a sitting president turns 80. Administrative assistants would certainly prefer the other big family celebration at the White House this weekend — the wedding of President Joe Biden’s granddaughter Naomi — to make the most headlines. The political sensibilities of having … Read more

Nancy Pelosi: Biden ally, first female Speaker of the House of Representatives to reign

Nancy Pelosi, the landmark first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Thursday she will step down as party leader when Republicans take control of the chamber in January. Pelosi, the leader of the Democratic Party and a close ally of US President Joe Biden, is following last week’s midterm elections. While the … Read more

Poland, NATO says ‘no indication’ missile in Poland was deliberate attack

Bali, Indonesia CNN — Poland and NATO leaders said the missile that killed two people on Polish territory on Tuesday was likely fired by Ukrainian troops defending their country from a barrage of Russian attacks, and that the incident appeared to be an accident. The blast took place Tuesday afternoon outside the rural eastern Polish … Read more

Joe Biden tripped on the stairs. This happened next

Joe Biden applauded Indonesia’s G20 presidency. New Delhi: US President Joe Biden, who is in Bali for the G20 summit, almost fell down a flight of stairs but was restrained by his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo. The two leaders were visiting the Taman Hutan Raya mangrove forest in Bali when Biden tripped on a staircase. … Read more