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‘A definitive backslide.’ Inside fashion’s worrying runway trend | CNN

CNN  —  Now that the Fall-Winter 2023 catwalks have been disassembled, it’s clear one trend was more pervasive than any collective penchant for ruffles, pleated skirts or tailored coats. Across runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, there was a notable scarcity of plus-size models. This comes at a time when there are five … Read more

The $500 billion beauty industry’s ‘green’ ambitions are a patchwork at best. And they’re falling short | CNN

CNN  —  The escalating climate crisis is shifting many people’s purchasing patterns and this extends to the $500 billion dollar global beauty industry which is grappling with a range of sustainability challenges across product manufacturing, packaging and disposal. Strategy and consulting firm Simon Kucher’s Global Sustainability Study 2021 found 60% of consumers around the world … Read more

Syrian refugee elected mayor of German town, years after fleeing war | CNN

CNN  —  A Syrian who arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2015 has won a mayoral election in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg. Ryyan Alshebl, who left his hometown of As Suwayda in Syria eight years ago, ran as an independent in the municipality of Ostelsheim. He won 55.41% of the votes on … Read more

Britain’s pound is beating every other major currency this year | CNN Business

London CNN  —  The British pound crashed to a record low last fall as investors rebelled against budget plans by former Prime Minister Liz Truss. Now, it’s enjoying a comeback. Sterling hit its highest level against the US dollar in 10 months on Tuesday, topping $1.25 for the first time since June 2022. The pound, … Read more

Video shows moment of deadly explosion at cafe in Russia | CNN

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This boiled bag of offal is banned in the US. In Scotland it’s a fine-dining treat | CNN

CNN  —  Anthony Bourdain loved haggis. But even the late, great American chef, writer and television host recognized that Scotland’s national dish, with its “sinister sheep parts” wrapped in a shroud of mystery and half-invented history, could be a hard sell. “Don’t let them tell you otherwise, that’s really one of life’s great pleasures,” Bourdain … Read more

HSBC’s top execs face tense shareholders calling for a breakup | CNN Business

Hong Kong CNN  —  HSBC’s top brass defended their strategy Monday to frustrated shareholders in the lender’s largest market, as Europe’s biggest bank continued to face calls to be split up. At an informal shareholder meeting in Hong Kong, Chairman Mark Tucker and CEO Noel Quinn took questions from investors on issues ranging from how … Read more

‘Scary, cold, hungry and lonely’: Volunteer soldier shares experience on front line | CNN

‘Scary, cold, hungry and lonely’: Volunteer soldier shares experience on front line A young volunteer soldier, Akula, who signed up for the war at the beginning of the Russian invasion is now dealing with the trauma of war. He spoke to CNN’s David McKenzie about his time on the front lines and how it has … Read more

French minister under fire for Playboy magazine cover | CNN

CNN  —  French government minister Marlene Schiappa has come under fire from members of her own party after appearing on the front cover of Playboy magazine. Schiappa, who has been a government minister since 2017, appeared on the cover of the magazine to accompany a 12-page interview she did on women’s and LGBT rights. Schiappa, … Read more

Some fans whistle as Lionel Messi’s name is announced as Paris Saint-Germain’s season hits new low | CNN

CNN  —  Paris Saint-Germain’s miserable season went from bad to worse on Sunday as the team suffered a second straight home defeat with a 1-0 loss to Lyon. Even before the game kicked off, Lionel Messi bore the brunt of the frustrations of some PSG fans who whistled when his name appeared on the big … Read more

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin concedes election | CNN

CNN  —  Finland’s left-wing Prime Minister Sanna Marin conceded defeat on Sunday in the Nordic country’s parliamentary election as the opposition right-wing National Coalition Party (NCP) claimed victory in a tightly fought contest. The pro-business NCP was expected to win 48 of the 200 seats in parliament, narrowly ahead of the nationalist Finns Party with … Read more

Why did Finland’s PM lose? Reporter explains the key issue voters cared about | CNN

Finland’s left-wing Prime Minister Sanna Marin conceded defeat in the country’s parliamentary election as the opposition right-wing National Coalition Party claimed victory in a tightly fought contest. CNN’s Laila Harrak spoke with New York Times’ Chief Diplomatic Correspondent Steven Erlanger to discuss how the popular politician lost the election. Source link

Russia is bruised as winter approaches. Can Ukraine land another blow? | CNN

CNN  —  The relative calm in Ukrainian cities far from the country’s battlefields was shattered by two painfully familiar sounds this week: the ominous ring of the air raid sirens, and the eruptions of Russian attacks. A wave of missiles, rockets and drones has struck dozens of locations across Ukraine since Monday, according to officials, … Read more