Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

When Italian missionary Matteo Ricci arrived in China in 1583, he carried a mission with him: to forge a bridge for cultural exchanges between the West and the East that could change the course of history. Ricci achieved success, his arrival marking the beginning of the spread of Western books and art in the late … Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu sworn in as leader of Israel’s likely most right-wing government ever

Benjamin Netanyahu sworn in as leader of Israel’s likely most right-wing government ever

CNN  —  Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday completed a dramatic return as Israel’s prime minister, after being sworn in as the leader of what is likely to be the country’s most right-wing government in history. Netanyahu and his government were sworn in on Thursday for his sixth term as prime minister, 18 months after he was ousted … Read more

Jordan king warns of ‘red lines’ in Jerusalem as Netanyahu returns to office

Jordan king warns of ‘red lines’ in Jerusalem as Netanyahu returns to office

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appears in today’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, CNN’s three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Amman, Jordan CNN  —  Jordan’s king says he is prepared for conflict should the status of Jerusalem’s holy sites change as Israel prepares to swear in what is … Read more

2 miles of border fencing installed in El Paso area as migrants surge around Texas even before Title 42 decision

2 miles of border fencing installed in El Paso area as migrants surge around Texas even before Title 42 decision

El Paso, Texas CNN  —  Since the first length of fencing went up last week along the Mexican border near El Paso, the Texas National Guard has installed more than two miles of the barricade and is expected to build more, an agency spokesperson told CNN on Monday. Still, just across the boundary, dozens of … Read more

What Is 'Jeopardy!'? – WSJ – The Wall Street Journal

What Is 'Jeopardy!'? – WSJ – The Wall Street Journal

What Is ‘Jeopardy!’? – WSJ  The Wall Street Journal

Ukraine’s Zelensky seeks Indian Prime Minister Modi’s help with peace plan

Ukraine’s Zelensky seeks Indian Prime Minister Modi’s help with peace plan

CNN  —  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday he was relying on India’s help to implement a “peace formula” during a phone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The call comes as New Delhi seeks to boost trade ties with Moscow after becoming one of the largest purchasers of Russian oil – defying Western sanctions … Read more

China Sends Wave of Warplanes Near Taiwan in Response to U.S. ‘Provocations’

China Sends Wave of Warplanes Near Taiwan in Response to U.S. ‘Provocations’

TAIPEI—China’s People’s Liberation Army dispatched a swarm of jet fighters and other military aircraft on sorties near Taiwan on Sunday in a move that Beijing said was a response to provocation by Washington and Taipei.  A total of 71 Chinese warplanes were detected flying in the region surrounding Taiwan, with a few dozen crossing the … Read more

Four foreign aid groups suspend work in Afghanistan after Taliban bars female employees

Four foreign aid groups suspend work in Afghanistan after Taliban bars female employees

CNN  —  Four foreign aid groups said Sunday that they were moving to temporarily suspend their operations in Afghanistan after the Taliban barred female employees of non-governmental organizations from coming to work. “We cannot effectively reach children, women and men in desperate need in Afghanistan without our female staff,” aid organizations Save the Children, Norwegian … Read more

Brexit has cracked Britain’s economic foundations

Brexit has cracked Britain’s economic foundations

London CNN  —  It’s been two years since former Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed his Brexit trade deal and triumphantly declared that Britain would be “prosperous, dynamic and contented” after completing its exit from the European Union. The Brexit deal would enable UK companies to “do even more business” with the European Union, according to … Read more

Jan. 6 Committee Releases Final Investigative Report on Capitol Attack

Jan. 6 Committee Releases Final Investigative Report on Capitol Attack

WASHINGTON—The House’s Jan. 6 select committee released its final investigative report Thursday, a sprawling capstone of more than 800 pages to the panel’s 18-month probe into the violent attack on the Capitol by a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump. Earlier this week, the committee—made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans critical … Read more