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WHO: Europe has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths

A top official from the World Health Organization says Europe has surpassed 1 million deaths from COVID-19

Our Planet Faces Twin Climate and Nature Crises. Here’s How We Can Tackle Both

Nature and climate are inextricably linked. Nature loss drives climate change and vice versa. Right now, both are in crisis. Repairing our natural climate—reversing deforestation, for example, or conserving ecosystems to sequester and store carbon—addresses both these crises. So-called natural climate solutions are one of the most important and cost-effective ways to stay on track…

Our Digital World Can Deliver a Greener Industrial Future

The globalization of manufacturing has transformed some of the world’s poorest nations to unprecedented levels of economic prosperity. But the resulting increase in poorly controlled emissions and eco-degradation has caused unsustainable levels of local air and water pollution, destabilizing the climate and threatening biodiversity. Just as the vast development of technology hastened this cycle of…

What the Protests in Northern Ireland Could Mean for the Future of Its Peace

In recent weeks, Molotov cocktails, bricks and bottles have met barricades and water cannons as towns and cities in Northern Ireland faced some of their worst rioting in years. Mobs made up mainly of teenagers from both loyalist and republican neighborhoods have clashed with police, who struggled to keep both sides apart at a “peace…

The Story Behind TIME’s ‘Climate Is Everything’ Cover

To illustrate the dramatic effects of climate change on our interconnected world for the April 26 issue of TIME, we turned the cover canvas over to “an artist who paints without a paintbrush.” Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi spent two weeks creating an image that is part sculpture, part performance art. She and her six-person…

The Pandemic Remade Every Corner of Society. Now It’s the Climate’s Turn

On her third day as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge phoned the White House. She had taken over an agency with a role to play addressing a range of crises as the lack of affordable housing in U.S. cities has left hundreds of thousands homeless and millions more in financial straits.…

Lisa P. Jackson: The Fight Against Climate Change Is a Fight for People

When I was 8 years old, I wrote a letter asking President Nixon to do what he could to protect our planet. I didn’t know I’d one day go on to lead the agency he founded, the Environmental Protection Agency, or build on that work at Apple. But I saw the impact pollution was having…

Bulgaria: President to consult parties on forming new govt

Bulgaria’s new parliament has convened for its first session since the country’s April 4 general election

Facebook urged to scrap Instagram for children plans

A campaign group claims the "image-obsessed" platform is dangerous for children's health and privacy.

US warships heading to Ukraine TURN BACK after Russia warns them to stop ‘for their own good’

US warships steaming towards the Black Sea have reportedly turned back after Russia warned Joe Biden’s military to steer clear of the region. Turkish diplomatic sources said the passage of the first American ship through the Bosphorus – due to happen on Wednesday – did not take place. The Anadolu state news agency said both

Authorities investigate death of NSW woman who developed blood clots after Covid vaccination

Australia’s medicines regulator is examining whether the 48-year-old’s death on Wednesday could be linked to a coronavirus vaccineAustralia’s medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, is investigating the death of a 48-year-old diabetic woman in NSW who developed blood clots after receiving a coronavirus vaccine.The woman received the vaccine last Friday and developed blood clots the next day before being placed on dialysis. The woman, from Lake Macquarie on the NSW Central Coast, died on Wednesday.

Census staff forced to take unpaid leave after death of Prince Philip

Office for National Statistics tells temporary workers in England and Wales to ‘make up their hours’Census staff in England and Wales were forced to take unpaid leave when Prince Philip died, after being told their work would halt out of respect for the Duke of Edinburgh but they would have to “make up their hours”.Thousands of temporary workers at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), many earning just over £10 an hour, were told in an email they should stop working immediately and go home.

Photographer on taking iconic images of Brussels attacks

Journalist Ketevan Kardava was at the check-in area inside the Brussels Airport when the bombs went off Tuesday. She was just feet from an attacker. In less than two minutes, she took photographs that became symbols of the terror attacks in Belgium. Kardava describes witnessing the chaotic scene.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Biden’s troop withdrawal decision

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Biden’s troop withdrawal decision

London police charge man seen with ax near Buckingham Palace

British police say they have charged a London man who was spotted carrying an ax near Buckingham Palace

World Health Organization: Europe’s 53-country region has surpassed 1 million deaths linked to COVID-19

World Health Organization: Europe’s 53-country region has surpassed 1 million deaths linked to COVID-19

Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American troops from the country

Brazil battles coronavirus with a Chinese vaccine even the Chinese concede could be better

The admission by a top Chinese health official was the latest pitfall complicating Brazil’s arduous journey to mass vaccination.

Biden’s top diplomat makes unannounced stop in Afghanistan after president calls for troop withdrawal

Blinken’s trip follows a Wednesday speech by President Biden promising to end a conflict that has bedeviled his predecessors for the last two decades.

Special Report: Brussels attacks suspect reportedly arrested

Belgian media outlets reported that Najim Laachraoui, a suspect in the Brussels terror attacks, was arrested Wednesday morning in the city of Anderlecht. Laachraoui is also suspected of involvement in the November attacks in Paris. Anne Marie Green anchors this CBS News Special Report, with Holly Williams reporting from Brussels.

Candidates slam Obama for staying in Cuba after Brussels attacks

President Obama is in Argentina Wednesday for a state visit. The two-day trip follows the president's historic trip to Cuba, where he took in a baseball game. An image Tuesday showed the president seated next to Cuban President Raul Castro hours after the Brussels attacks. This quickly came under fire back home from Republican candidates. Dean Reynolds reports on how the presidential hopefuls plan to confront the terror threat.

Ted Cruz defends proposal to patrol Muslim communities

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz picked up an important endorsement from his former rival, Jeb Bush. He is also celebrating a win in Utah's caucuses. But Cruz is facing a backlash over his proposal to target Muslim Americans after the Brussels attacks. On Tuesday after the bombings, he said, "We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." Cruz joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss why he is proposing the policy.

EU states believe MEPs have handed UK leverage in Brexit talks over Northern Ireland

Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal

London police charge man seen with ax near Buckingham Palace

British police say they have charged a London man who was spotted carrying an ax near Buckingham Palace

Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American troops from the country

Officer who shot Daunte Wright charged with manslaughter | First Thing

Police said Kimberly Potter meant to fire her stun gun, not her handgun. Plus, Biden expected to expel 10 Russian diplomats over cyber attacksGood morning.The police officer who shot a 20-year-old black man dead during a traffic stop was charged with manslaughter yesterday, officials said, after days of unrest. Police said that Kimberly Potter, 48, meant to fire her stun gun at Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center, but accidentally shot her handgun. Potter, who is white, has since resigned, as has her police chief.

How Harvard degrees paved the way to world’s biggest SPAC deal

Special purpose acquisition company merger that is taking Singapore's Grab public underscores importance of connections.

Senior royals to skip uniforms at Prince Philip's funeral
Senior royals to skip uniforms at Prince Philip's funeral

LONDON (AP) - Senior royals must wear civilian clothes to Prince Philip’s funeral, defusing potential tensions over who would be allowed to don military uniforms. Queen Elizabeth II's decision means P...

French lawmakers to vote on highly criticized security bill

France’s parliament is set to pass a security bill to extend police powers that has prompted criticism from civil rights activists who fear it would threaten efforts to denounce police abuse

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Biden's troop withdrawal decision

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan to sell Biden's troop withdrawal decision

Watch: French President Macron visits Notre-Dame on second anniversary of devastating blaze

Millions across France and around the world watched live as flames engulfed the beloved 850-year-old Cathedral on April 15, 2019.

Obama juggles Cuban visit with response to Brussels attack

President Obama learned of Tuesday's terror attack while in the middle of his historic trip to Cuba. The president offered his support and condolences to Belgium, but kept his attention on his trip. Margaret Brennan has more.

How safe are airports from terrorist attacks?

The bombs that were detonated in the Brussels airport went off in the departure area, just before the security checkpoint. That space is vunerable to attacks, raising questions about what else can be done to make airports more secure. Kris Van Cleave has more.

Presidential candidates react to Brussels attacks

The five remaining presidential candidates gave a range of different responses to the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Tuesday also marks primary day in three states: Arizona, Utah, and Idaho. Nancy Cordes reports.

Molenbeek: Brussels' terrorism hotbed

A section of Brussels called Molenbeek has become a breeding ground for ISIS. Several of the Paris attackers were from there, including the suspect arrested just last week. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers recently traveled to the area to learn more.

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dies

Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor who admitted to smoking crack while in office, died Tuesday at 46 after a battle with cancer. Scott Pelley has more.

Summarizing Tuesday's terror attacks

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley summarizes what is known in the terror attacks at Brussels airport and subway station.

Beijing tells Japanese politicians to drink Fukushima’s wastewater to prove it’s safe before they dump it into the ocean
Beijing tells Japanese politicians to drink Fukushima’s wastewater to prove it’s safe before they dump it into the ocean

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has called on politicians in Tokyo to use Fukushima’s wastewater for drinking, cooking, washing clothes, or irrigation in order to prove it is safe enough to be discharged...

‘I made my peace’: fans divided over Taylor Swift’s rerecording project

By minting new versions of her albums amid an industry dispute, Swift has moved on from the originals. Can fans with profound connections to them do the same?In early April, Rebs Fisher-Jackson, a 23-year-old, self-identifying Swiftie – the collective name for fans of the singer-songwriter Taylor Swift – listened to her album Fearless for the final time. “I made my peace with it,” she says with the air of a mourner.Rebs was one of millions of fans saying goodbye to a once-beloved album, Swift’s second, originally released in 2008. On message boards, they posted infographics about how to hide F...

US to announce new sanctions on Russia over cyber attack and election interference

Washington says Russia was behind the so-called Solar Winds hack, which breached the networks of nine US agencies.

Putin WON’T meet Biden in near future, Kremlin says, rejecting US call for urgent crisis talks as White House mulls new sanctions
Putin WON’T meet Biden in near future, Kremlin says, rejecting US call for urgent crisis talks as White House mulls new sanctions

A proposed summit offered to Russian President Vladimir Putin by his American counterpart, Joe Biden, won’t go ahead in the “near future,” Moscow has said. It comes amid speculation that new US sancti...

Jack Ma showed up at a video conference with Putin in his first public appearance since China cracked down on him and fined his company

Explainer: What are the Iran nuclear talks all about?

N Koreans mark founder's birthday amid economic difficulties

Security stepped up in U.S. in response to Brussels terror attack

In the U.S., security has been stepped up at airports, train stations, and national monuments. Tourist attractions in New York, Washington D.C. and Miami were also on law enforcement's heightened security list. Michelle Miller reports.

What can the public do to help prevent attacks in U.S.?

John Miller, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counter terrorism for the NYPD, shares what can be learned from the response to the Brussels attacks -- and what the public can do do stay safe.

Are Brussels bombings connected to Paris attacks?

A number of the suspects in last year's Paris terrorist attacks that killed 130 people came from the same neighborhood in Brussels. Holly Williams reports on how the two attacks may be linked.

How could ISIS pull off Brussels attack?

Michael Morell, former deputy director for the CIA, discusses how the Brussels attacks could have happened -- and what can be done to prevent similar attacks in America.

FBI ramps up surveillance on terror suspects in U.S.

The federal government said Tuesday there is no credible threat of a Brussels-style plot against the United States. But law enforcement agencies are concerned about terrorists who may be operating under the radar. Jeff Pegues has more.