Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told … Read more

How the deadly Club Q shooting unfolded

CNN — Michael Anderson was mixing drinks at Club Q Saturday night when he heard popping sounds amid the loud, thumping music. He wasn’t worried at first. The pops sounded like some sound effects popular at LGBTQ clubs, the bartender told CNN’s Don Lemon. Then he looked up and a figure came into his line … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 22: Colorado shooting, Rail strike, Twitter, Voting, Iran

CNN — Disney is saying goodbye to Bob and hello to, well… a different Bob. The company ousted CEO Bob Chapek, and is bringing former CEO Bob Iger back to the helm. It’s quite the media shakeup. Here’s what else you need to know Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

US seeks expansion of military presence in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The United States is seeking an expansion of its military presence in the Philippines under a 2014 defense pact, US and Philippine officials said, one of the initiatives Vice President Kamala Harris launched Monday during her visit to America’s oldest treaty ally in Asia. Harries also reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to defend the … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 21: Colorado shooting, World Cup, Twitter, Congress, Climate

CNN — It’s almost time for the unhappiest part of the holidays: Getting there. Holiday travel is going to be more expensive than ever, and in some places, snowier too. We hope all your season’s obligatory journeys are safe and reasonably priced. Now, let’s Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

North Korea: Kim Jong Un took his daughter to a missile launch and no one is quite sure why

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Father and daughter walking hand in hand near a towering weapon of mass destruction. That was the scene North Korea showed the world on Saturday as state media released the first pictures of Kim Jong Un with a child believed to be his daughter, Ju Ae, inspecting what experts say … Read more

Kamala Harris’ visit to the Philippines sends China a message of US intent

CNN — A Philippine archipelago known for tropical vacations will become the focus of political attention this week when Vice President Kamala Harris becomes the highest ranking US official to visit its main island. Palawan is home to dive resorts as well as a Philippine military base that Harris will visit on Tuesday, according to … Read more

China’s Xi attempts 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 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. Bali, Indonesia CNN — Xi Jinping may have rejected US President Joe Biden’s description of the 21st century as … Read more

COP27: Negotiators reach tentative deal on ‘loss and damage’ at UN climate summit

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN — Despite one major breakthrough on Saturday, international climate negotiations at the UN’s COP27 climate summit are dragging on into early Sunday morning. The closing plenary of this year’s COP is scheduled to start at 3 am Egypt time, according to a notice from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate … Read more

G20, APEC, ASEAN: World leaders conclude three summits in Asia — with Russia firmly on the sidelines

Bangkok, Thailand CNN — The three major summits of world leaders that took place across Asia in the past week have made one thing clear: Vladimir Putin is now sidelined on the world stage. Putin, whose attack on Ukraine over the past nine months has devastated the European country and roiled the global economy, declined … Read more