Laura Smith-Spark, CNN

Laura Smith-Spark

CNN

United Kingdom

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  • CNN
  • ABC7 News
  • ABC7 Eyewitness News
Past:
  • wbaltv.com
  • WCVB-TV Boston
  • WMUR TV
  • KOCO-5 Oklahoma City
  • MyNBC5 (WPTZ)
  • WISN 12 News
  • azfamily.com
  • wdsu
  • WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
  • Eyewitness News
  • and more…

Recent articles by Laura:

CNN

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Socialite and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein goes on trial

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has gained global notoriety as the former girlfriend and social companion of the convicted pedophile and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. → Read More

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Omicron, a new Covid-19 variant with high number of mutations, sparks travel bans and worries scientists

The discovery of a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant by South African health authorities has sparked a forceful reaction across the world, with a number of countries banning travelers from several southern African countries. → Read More

1 dead, 1 injured in car explosion outside UK hospital; police investigate as possible terror attack

"We understand that the car involved was a taxi which pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred," police said. → Read More

1 dead, 1 injured in car explosion outside UK hospital; police investigate as possible terror attack

"We understand that the car involved was a taxi which pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred," police said. → Read More

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British Sikh Army officer aims to be first woman of color to ski solo to South Pole

Preet Chandi is about to embark on a long voyage to Antarctica, where she'll ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole. → Read More

What does 'net zero' mean? This climate change glossary explains the terms you should know

Here are the terms that'll help you keep up with the upcoming global climate summit and understand what's at stake. → Read More

What does 'net zero' mean? This climate change glossary explains the terms you should know

Here are the terms that'll help you keep up with the upcoming global climate summit and understand what's at stake. → Read More

What does 'net zero' mean? This climate change glossary explains the terms you should know

Here are the terms that'll help you keep up with the upcoming global climate summit and understand what's at stake. → Read More

What does 'net zero' mean? This climate change glossary explains the terms you should know

Here are the terms that'll help you keep up with the upcoming global climate summit and understand what's at stake. → Read More

What does 'net zero' mean? This climate change glossary explains the terms you should know

Here are the terms that'll help you keep up with the upcoming global climate summit and understand what's at stake. → Read More

What does 'net zero' mean? This climate change glossary explains the terms you should know

Here are the terms that'll help you keep up with the upcoming global climate summit and understand what's at stake. → Read More

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Suspect in Norway attack named as police say they're treating it as terrorism

The suspect in the Norway bow-and-arrow attack was a convert to Islam and police had been in contact with him before the killings on Wednesday over concerns about radicalization, police chief Ole Bredrup Sæverud said Thursday. → Read More

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SPD wins most seats in Germany's landmark election, preliminary official results show

Germany's left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD) has won the most seats in Germany's federal election, preliminary results show. → Read More

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Pockets of low vaccine uptake remain in Europe. Here's how 4 countries are dealing with them

Most European countries have Covid-19 vaccination rates that would be the envy of much of the world. But even here, hesitancy in certain areas is causing governments to take action -- or risk stalling their efforts to control the spread of the virus. → Read More

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Here are 5 countries that are opening up and living with Covid

More than 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, a number of countries have decided it's time to open up and adopt a "living with Covid" model. → Read More

Taliban fighters use whips against Afghan women protesting the all-male interim government

Taliban fighters used whips and sticks against a group of women protesting in Kabul on Wednesday following the announcement of a hardline, male-only interim government, in the group's latest crackdown → Read More

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Men are marched out of prison camps. Then corpses float down the river

Witnesses say bodies found on the banks of a river in Sudan tell a dark story of a new phase of ethnic cleansing across the border in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region. → Read More

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Brutal heatwave scorches southern Europe as continent's summer of extreme weather rages on

Extreme heat and wildfires continued to plague parts of southern Europe on Wednesday, a day after the top temperature in Greece reached 47.1 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) -- just shy of the highest ever recorded in Europe. → Read More

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Britain's worst serial killers haunt a city, decades after their grisly crimes

Police excavations at a cafe in the quiet English city of Gloucester revived a half-century-old puzzle: What happened to Mary Bastholm, a carefree 15-year-old girl who went missing in January 1968? → Read More

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Pope Francis backs vaccine patents waiver to enable 'universal access to vaccines'

Pope Francis has backed growing calls for a patents waiver for Covid-19 vaccines in a video message for a "Vax Live" benefit concert airing Saturday. → Read More