NEWBrew beer in Singapore is made from recycled sewage water

NEWBrew beer in Singapore is made from recycled sewage water

A new blond ale being sold in Singapore will allow beer-drinkers to literally “get pissed.” The alcoholic beverage, called NEWBrew, uses recycled sewage water to create the drink. It first went on sale in stores in the Asian city-state in April. The beverage is made from NEWater — specially treated sewage water first introduced in … Read more

UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

LONDON– British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is dealing with another boozy scandal after the deputy chief whip resigned from his post and then was suspended by the Conservative Party over a drunken incident in which he reportedly groped two men at an event. Chris Pincher, whose role was to maintain discipline among Tory members … Read more

John Lee: Hong Kong leader vows to shore up global business role

John Lee: Hong Kong leader vows to shore up global business role

hong kong CNN Business — Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee on Friday vowed to strengthen the city’s standing as a global business hub, but he gave no hint of diverging from Beijing’s insistence on strict zero-Covid rules. The former British colony’s reputation as an international financial center has been battered during the last two … Read more

Lone survivor attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

Lone survivor attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

PARIS (AP) — The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The special terrorism court also convicted 19 other men involved in the assault … Read more

Hong Kong in limbo 25 years after British handover to China

Hong Kong in limbo 25 years after British handover to China

HONG KONG (AP) — When the British handed Hong Kong to Beijing in 1997, it was promised 50 years of self-government and freedoms of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed on the Communist-ruled Chinese mainland. As the city of 7.4 million people marks 25 years under Beijing’s rule on Friday, those promised are … Read more

Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh Tuesday that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland’s independence on Oct. 19, 2023 — even though UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains it wasn’t the right time for such a vote. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the question to be asked will be … Read more

In China’s ‘zero-Covid’ lockdowns, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve

In China's 'zero-Covid' lockdowns, a daughter's struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve

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. CNN — What was meant to be a simple errand, a daughter driving her aging father to the hospital … Read more

Norway: Suspect in Pride Month attack won’t talk to police

Norway: Suspect in Pride Month attack won't talk to police

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks, police and his defense lawyer said Sunday. The man, whom authorities described as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, … Read more

New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Petro has promised to limit agribusiness expansion into the forest, and create reserves where Indigenous communities and others are allowed to harvest rubber, acai … Read more

Pope hails families, blasts ‘culture of waste’ after Roe

Pope hails families, blasts 'culture of waste' after Roe

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated families Saturday and urged them to shun “selfish” decisions that are indifferent to life as he closed out a big Vatican rally a day after the US Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion. Francis didn’t refer to the ruling or explicitly mention abortion in his home. But he … Read more