Prince William takes on a crucial new role in Wales

A version of this story appeared in the September 30 edition of CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain’s royal family. Sign up here. London CNN — A sense of normality slowly returned to the monarchy this week, as the royals’ extended period of mourning following the death of … Read more

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

The UK is gripped by an economic crisis of its own making

London CNN Business — A week ago, the Bank of England took a stab in the dark. It raised interest rates by a relatively modest half a percentage point to tackle inflation. It could not know the scale of the storm that was about to break. Less than 24 hours later, the government of new … Read more

Drink these types of coffee to live longer, study says

CNN — Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death, a new study found. “The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study author Peter Kistler, … Read more

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

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

Nord Stream: Mystery leaks hit Russian gas pipelines to Europe

European countries on Tuesday raced to investigate unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea near Sweden and Denmark, infrastructure at the heart of an energy crisis since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Several European officials said sabotage appeared to be the likely cause, while Russia — which built the network — … Read more

Markets are now treating UK bonds like Greek and Italian debt

London CNN Business — The pound may have paused its headlong crash towards parity with the US dollar, but the damage to the UK economy sparked by Prime Minister Liz Truss’ huge tax-cutting gamble is still rippling through financial markets. Sterling stabilized early Tuesday to trade near $1.08, bouncing off Monday’s record low of around … Read more

Premarket stocks: Ronald Reagan’s tax lesson for Britain

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN Business — The British pound hit a record low against the dollar on Monday … Read more

Russian military escalation and ‘bogus threats’ show Putin has been ‘outsmarted’ by the Ukrainians, says UK PM

CNN — Vladimir Putin’s announcement of increased military conscription to bolster Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine shows that the Russian President “has been outsmarted” by Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss told CNN in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview. The new British leader, who takes power at a time of historic upheaval, told CNN’s Jake Tapper … Read more

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