King Charles III’s coin portrait unveiled by UK Royal Mint

King Charles III’s coin portrait unveiled by UK Royal Mint

London CNN Business  —  The portrait of King Charles III that will feature on British coins has been unveiled by the Royal Mint, the official maker of UK coins. The image, which will first appear on commemorative £5 and 50 pence coins to honor the life of the late Queen Elizabeth II, was designed by … Read more

UK economy: What next as crisis after crisis hits?

UK economy: What next as crisis after crisis hits?

London CNN Business  —  There was good news and bad in Friday’s revised data about the UK economy. It grew — marginally — in the second quarter of the year, rather than shrinking as previously estimated. But the latest update from the Office for National Statistics also showed that the United Kingdom is the only … Read more

Key sponsor urges peace talks with LIV Golf Series, Greg Norman, TV deal, video, Cameron Smith

Key sponsor urges peace talks with LIV Golf Series, Greg Norman, TV deal, video, Cameron Smith

A key golf financial backer has implored the PGA and DP World Tours to break bread with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series. It comes as Greg Norman’s run LIV Golf Series move closer to securing a broadcaster, with the UK Telegraph reporting that a TV deal is “imminent” after the opening events have been broadcast … Read more

Liz Truss’s premiership has got off to the worst start possible

Liz Truss’s premiership has got off to the worst start possible

Liverpool, England CNN  —  Liz Truss’s first few weeks as British prime minister have been defined by crisis. She’d barely been in the job 48 hours when news broke that Queen Elizabeth II had died, placing the country in a state of official mourning and delaying the official launch of the Truss plan for Britain. … Read more

Bank of England intervenes to buy UK bonds, warns of risk to financial stability

Bank of England intervenes to buy UK bonds, warns of risk to financial stability

London CNN Business  —  The Bank of England said Wednesday it would buy UK government debt “on whatever scale is necessary” in an emergency intervention to halt a bond market crash that it warned could threaten financial stability. Investors have been dumping the pound and UK bonds since the government of new Prime Minister Liz … Read more

British pound plummets to record low against the dollar

British pound plummets to record low against the dollar

CNN Business  —  The British pound fell to a new record low against the US dollar of $1.035 on Monday, plummeting more than 4%. The slide came as trading opened in Asia and Australia on Monday, extending a 2.6% dive from Friday — and spurring predictions the pound could plunge to parity with the US … Read more

Traffic jams and desperation at the border as Russians flee Putin’s ‘partial mobilization’

Traffic jams and desperation at the border as Russians flee Putin’s ‘partial mobilization’

CNN  —  Vladimir Putin’s “partial mobilization” of citizens for his war in Ukraine has already set in motion sweeping changes for many Russians, as drafted men bid their families emotional goodbyes, while others attempt to flee, scrambling to make it across land border crossings or buy air tickets out. For many of those leaving, the … Read more

Hong Kong police arrest man who played harmonica at Queen’s vigil on suspicion of sedition

Hong Kong police arrest man who played harmonica at Queen’s vigil on suspicion of sedition

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here Hong Kong CNN  —  A man was arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of sedition after playing the harmonica … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Britain bids farewell to monarch with an outpouring of emotion

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Britain bids farewell to monarch with an outpouring of emotion

London CNN  —  Britain bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a majestic funeral steeped in tradition and a send-off reflective of the broad popularity she managed to retain over her remarkable seven-decade reign. Royal family members and dignitaries gathered at Westminster Abbey for a somber service. Presidents, prime ministers, princes and princesses, … Read more

Biden and world leaders attend state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

Biden and world leaders attend state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

CNN  —  US President Joe Biden on Monday joined a long slate of world leaders for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral inside London’s Westminster Abbey, where royal pageantry was on full display to pay tribute to a monarch whose rule spanned seven decades. World leaders, dignitaries, politicians, public figures and European royals were among the … Read more