Dubai to start robotaxi trials next month in major autonomous push

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appears in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Dubai is rolling out its first round of robotaxis next month, as a part of a plan to …

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Las Vegas and Its Big, Big Ambitions

It’s just past dusk on the Las Vegas Strip and traffic has come to a standstill. That’s usual for a weekend night, but this is Monday. Round-the-clock construction makes every excursion a dice roll with traffic, and these days everyone seems a loser. I turn right on Sands Avenue, just …

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Everyone’s Breaking Up, but Nobody’s Bitter: What’s Going On?

In one divorce announcement after another, high-profile couples are abiding by the golden rule of the schoolyard: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. “Our journey now is shifting.” “We are still the best of friends.” “The decision was an amicable and mutual one.” “Moving forward …

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Can One Designer Serve Two Masters?

After his so-so Helmut Lang debut in New York, Peter Do unveiled his own line in Paris. And it was great. For years in fashion, it was trendy for one designer to helm two brands: their own, usually a relatively small one, and a big heritage house at which they …

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The latest on the 2024 campaign and GOP debate

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen at a campaign rally in Eagle Pass, Texas, on June 26. Brandon Bell/Getty Images/FILE A furious scramble for second place is underway in the crowded Republican primary contest, with candidates vying for an opportunity to directly take on front-runner Donald Trump. The position, once held …

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Biden administration announces visa-free travel for Israelis

CNN  —  Israel will be joining the US Visa Waiver Program, allowing Israeli citizens to soon enter the United States without a visa and vice versa, the Biden administration has announced. Israeli citizens will be expected to be able to enter the US visa-free by November 30, an official said. …

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