Disney to launch Wish cruise ship

Captain Minnie poses on board Disney’s newest cruise ship The Wish. Disney It’s been a decade since Disney has expanded its cruise fleet. Its newest addition, set to launch in a couple weeks, is a 1,119-foot floating theme park. The Disney Wish is one of more than 30 ships from a variety of leaders in … Read more

Gas lines and scuffles: Sri Lanka faces humanitarian crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Chamila Nilanthi is tired of all the waiting. The 47-year-old mother of two spent three days lining up to get kerosene in the Sri Lankan town of Gampaha, northeast of the capital Colombo. Two weeks earlier, she spent three days in a queue for cooking gas – but came home … Read more

Dictator’s son Marcos Jr. takes oath as Philippine president

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, was sworn in as Philippine president Thursday in one of the greatest political comebacks in recent history but which opponents say was pulled off by whitewashing his family’s image. His rise to power, 36 years after an army-backed “People Power” revolt … Read more

Lone surviving attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

PARIS (AP) – The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The special terrorism court also convicted 19 other men involved in the assault … Read more

The Most Valuable Business on Earth Could Be Hiding Inside Amazon

Text size Amazon has created what is arguably one of the world’s best growth businesses. Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images Amazon Web Services just might be the most valuable business on Earth. And the most undervalued. Clearly, the optimistic view of the long-term potential of AWS isn’t reflected in the current valuation for Amazon.com stock … Read more

Why Wall Street Expects Robinhood to Be Acquired

Robinhood Markets , which revolutionized the online brokerage industry, could be in play now that interest from cryptocurrency exchange FTX was made public. This is could spur other potential bidders for Robinhood in what could be one of the year’s most anticipated transactions. Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX, said Monday that he was … Read more

Russians fight to encircle Ukraine’s last eastern stronghold

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP)-Russian forces battled Wednesday to surround the Ukrainian military’s last stronghold in a long-contested eastern province, as shock reverberated from a Russian airstrike on a shopping mall that killed at least 18 in the center of the country two days earlier. Moscow’s battle to wrest the entire Donbas region from Ukraine saw Russian … Read more

Hong Kong in limbo 25 years after British handover to China

HONG KONG (AP)-When the British handed Hong Kong to Beijing in 1997, it was promised 50 years of self-government and freedoms of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed on the Communist-ruled Chinese mainland. As the city of 7.4 million people marks 25 years under Beijing’s rule on Friday, those promises are wearing thin. … Read more

Paris attacks: Lone surviving attacker gets life, no parole

PARIS (AP) – The only surviving attacker from the 2015 terrorist massacre at the Bataclan theater and other sites in Paris has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. That is the most severe sentence possible in France, and very rare. Salah Abdeslam was the chief suspect in … Read more

China throws media shield around Xi Jinping’s Hong Kong visit

Hong Kong CNN Business – Journalists from leading international media organizations, including Reuters and CNN, have been barred from covering official ceremonies during Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong later this week. Xi will be in Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China, and it … Read more