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In North Korea a packet of coffee costs $100, and that’s a problem for Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has bigger problems than the United States right now. He needs to feed his people, and his options are not good.

Hear from Iranian voters as they head to polls in presidential election

Iranians are heading to the polls to elect a successor to President Hassan Rouhani as the country continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic and crippling sanctions. Many observers believe that hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi will likely win the race. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

The US must vaccinate most of the country against Covid-19 by winter to avoid more variants, expert says

With the odds stacked against the US reaching the target of 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4 -- a goal set by President Joe Biden -- a vaccine expert said time is running out to get ahead of the potential spread of Covid-19 variants.

Hundreds of vaccinated Indonesian health workers get Covid-19, dozens in hospital

More than 350 doctors and medical workers have caught Covid-19 in Indonesia despite being vaccinated with Sinovac, officials said, as concerns grow about the efficacy of some vaccines against more infectious variants.

U.S. stock futures little changed as the Dow heads for a losing week

VIDEO4:3204:32Wells Fargo Investment Institute's Scott Wren on growth stocksClosing BellU.S. stock futures were little changed in early Friday morning trade, following a two-day sell-off for the Dow in the wake of the Federal Reserve's policy update. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained just 12 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures both traded in mildly positive territory. During the regular session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 210 points, or 0.62%, to 33,823.45. The S&P 500 fell 0.04% to 4,221.86. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.87% to 14,161.35. The blue-chip Dow has lost 1.9% week to date and the S&P 500 has fallen 0.6%. The Nasdaq has gained 0.65% on the week. Morgan Stanley picks the global stocks set to ride Europe's expected boom Fed takes first steps toward tightening policy without setting off a major market panic Credit Suisse says trillions will be spent on making food more sustainable — and picks some winners Commodities prices d..

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ reunion: What we learned from Part I

Let's start by saying Andy Cohen is a master when it comes to interviewing.

Two college students pulled from car by police during last summer’s protests in Atlanta file lawsuit

Two college students who were forcibly removed from their car and tased by police during a civil rights protest in Atlanta last summer filed a federal lawsuit against the city Thursday, according to their attorneys.

China’s about to administer its billionth coronavirus shot. Yes, you read that right

Editor's note: CNN is launching the Meanwhile in China newsletter on June 21, 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.

Iranians vote in an all but decided presidential election

Iranians have begun voting in a controversial presidential election that will likely deliver a hardline president who lost the 2017 election and has headed the country's judiciary for the last two years.

Chinese property demand is ‘fairly robust’ — Deutsche Bank explains why

Chinese property demand is 'fairly robust' — Deutsche Bank explains why

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Developing tropical storm takes aim at Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Claudette is likely to form today and impact much of the South this weekend while the Southwest continues to deal with very hot temperatures. CNN Meteorologist Tyler Mauldin has the details.

Thriller ‘SWEAT’ shows the perils of influencer fame

If you are fascinated by the landscape of internet celebrity and what lurks beneath, the Polish thriller "SWEAT" -- releasing this month -- should leave you reeling.

‘Microchip manicure’ turns your nails into business cards

A beauty salon in Dubai is giving new meaning to the phrase "chipped nails." Lanour Beauty Lounge in is offering a tiny microchip for customers' fingernails that can be used as a digital business card.

Singapore slows the pace of reopening as Covid cases haven’t declined significantly

Singapore slows the pace of reopening as Covid cases haven't declined significantly

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