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Experts cut outlook for German growth amid 3rd pandemic wave

Leading German economic institutes have slashed their growth forecast for 2021 as a slow vaccination rollout and a more contagious variant of the coronavirus have meant continuing restrictions on business activity

Airbnb opens more doors as Obama visits Cuba

American and Cuban business leaders meet Monday in Havana, as part of the Obama administration's push to build economic ties during the president's historic visit. Travel and tourism are major areas of opportunity. In an interview you’ll see first on “CBS This Morning,” Margaret Brennan spoke with Brian Chesky, founder of Airbnb, one of the first U.S. companies to do business in Cuba.

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

EXPLAINER: What are the Iran nuclear talks all about?

Why Australia is in hysterics over a 'navy twerking' dance

Dancers in hotpants at a military event have sparked a heated debate about women, sex and power.

Queenslanders will be hardest hit if Australia fails to act on climate change, Labor warns

Chris Bowen says Coalition’s failure to cut emissions could cost 500,000 jobs in Queensland but ‘there is a different path’The opposition climate change minister, Chris Bowen, has warned almost one million Australians will lose their jobs if runaway climate change decimates the environment and the economy – with Queensland bearing the brunt of any failure to act.Bowen used a speech in Brisbane on Thursday night to warn Queenslanders they would pay the price for the federal Coalition’s failure to act in accordance with climate science, with half a million jobs lost in the state and a forecast e...

World at risk of ‘great polarisation’, Scott Morrison tells Indian forum

Democracy and liberal norms are ‘under assault’, the Australian prime minister tells the Raisina Dialogue in New DelhiThe world is at risk of “a great polarisation” between autocracies and democracies, Scott Morrison has declared, while also appearing to take aim at China for using “economic coercion” as “a tool of statecraft”.The Australian prime minister told an audience in India on Thursday that liberal rules and norms were “under assault”, tensions over territorial claims in the Indo-Pacific region were growing, and militaries were being modernised “at an unprecedented rate”.

Pope Francis debuts on Instagram

#Blessed. Pope Francis has created an Instagram account just in time for Palm Sunday. Francis has used Twitter in the past to spread his message. Allen Pizzey reports.

How much do trade deals help or hurt American workers?

CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger gives some insight into how much deals like NAFTA help and hurt American workers.

Sustainable investing is not new to China — but complying to a formal framework is, says CEO

Environmental, social and governance frameworks are "relatively new" in China, said Li Yimei of China Asset Management.

German high court overturns Berlin rent price cap

Germany’s highest court has ruled that a cap on rent prices implemented last year by Berlin’s left-wing state government is unconstitutional and void

EXPLAINER: What are the Iran nuclear talks all about?

Negotiations aimed at bringing the United States back into the landmark nuclear deal with Iran are resuming

Rocket attack on base in northern Iraq kills Turkish soldier

President Obama begins historic trip in Cuba

Barack Obama on Sunday became the first sitting American president to step foot in Cuba in 88 years. Obama is making the trip with family members and a delegation of corporate leaders. Margaret Brennan is in Havana with more.

French officials working to extradite top Paris attack suspect

France is working to bring a suspect in last year's Paris shooting attacks back across the border from Belgium. Salah Abdeslam was arrested Friday in Brussels and investigators say he played a crucial role in the murder of 130 people last October. Charlie D'Agata has more.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Offers Made in Vienna Are ‘Not Worth Looking At’

Attempting to pressure world powers, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save a tattered nuclear deal

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

A senior U.S. official has warned that Lebanese politicians who continue to block reforms in the crisis-hit country could face punitive actions by Washington and its allies

Iraq’s Erbil airport targeted by explosives-laden drone

Attack targeted military section of the airport where US-led international coalition forces are deployed.

Rocket attack on base in northern Iraq kills Turkish soldier

Turkey’s Defense Ministry says rockets targeting a Turkish military base in northern Iraq have killed one soldier and wounded a child in a nearby village

Olympics could be canceled due to virus, Japan ruling party figure admits

The country is battling an outbreak, including the spread of more-infectious variants, and has a low vaccination rate.

Twerking dance troupe hits out at 'deceptive' TV coverage over show at Australian navy event
Twerking dance troupe hits out at 'deceptive' TV coverage over show at Australian navy event

A twerking dance troupe's performance at the launch of the Australian navy's newest ship has created a multi-layered furore after complaints it was too risque were followed up with criticism of the na...

India records 200,000 COVID cases in a single day as Mumbai locks down
India records 200,000 COVID cases in a single day as Mumbai locks down

India has recorded more than 200,000 new coronavirus infections in a single day as hospitals report severe shortages of beds and oxygen and extra space is found in hotels.

Groundswell review – the fight against fracking in Ireland

Johnny Gogan’s documentary highlights the misconceived plans of corporations that hoped to avoid protestersIn 2010, the American film-maker Josh Fox released something that in retrospect looks like one of the most influential and original documentaries of recent times: GasLand. It was about something new to many at the time: fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, under the earth to release natural gas from shale rock, at the risk of polluting the water table and turning areas of natural beauty into sludge dumps – and that is aside from the existing larger implications of gas consumption.The film a...

Rocket attack on base in northern Iraq kills Turkish soldier

Turkey's Defense Ministry says rockets targeting a Turkish military base in northern Iraq have killed one soldier and wounded a child in a nearby village

Amnesty: Eritrean troops still killing in Ethiopia's Tigray

Houthis say they attacked Aramco, Patriot targets in Saudi Arabia

Yemeni group claims it attacked Aramco oil facility and Patriot anti-missile system, but no confirmation from Riyadh.

Russian envoy says ‘there is no famine’ in North Korea

Ambassador's comments come days after Kim Jong Un said North Korea was facing its 'worst-ever situation'.

Casualties reported as Myanmar forces fire at Mandalay protesters

Medical workers at the forefront of the campaign against the coup lead protests on the third day of country's New Year.

Macron visiting Notre Dame two years after devastating blaze

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the building site that Notre Dame has become in the two years since a fire tore through Paris’ most famous cathedral

Amnesty: Eritrean troops still killing in Ethiopia's Tigray

Amnesty International says Eritrean soldiers remain in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and are killing civilians weeks after Ethiopia said the soldiers would leave

Iran’s supreme leader: Vienna offers ‘not worth looking at’

Iran’s supreme leader says the offers being made at the Vienna talks over his country’s tattered nuclear deal “are not worth looking at.”

China could be one step closer to scrapping its controversial childbirth limits

Researchers from China's central bank released a working paper that marks the latest signal Beijing could soon cancel its restrictions as a way to "encourage childbirth."

Macron visiting Notre Dame two years after devastating blaze

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the building site that Notre Dame has become in the two years since a fire tore through Paris' most famous cathedral

Report: Dubai ‘jetman’ didn’t deploy chute in fatal crash

An investigative report says one of Dubai’s famed “jetman” killed in a crash in November failed to deploy the emergency parachute attached to the carbon-fiber-winged engines strapped to his back

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

Iran’s supreme leader says the offers being made at the Vienna talks over his country’s tattered nuclear deal “are not worth looking at.”

What's behind the conflict in eastern Ukraine?

Tensions are rising over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with growing violations of a ceasefire and a massive Russian military buildup near its border with the region.

The soldiers who photographed the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War has been called the first televised war. Combat scenes broadcast every night and photos printed in America’s newspapers every morning helped shape the country’s perception of the conflict. Many of those images were captured by soldiers who received little credit for the risks they took -- until now. Dean Reynolds reports.

Report: Dubai 'jetman' didn't deploy chute in fatal crash

An investigative report says one of Dubai’s famed “jetman” killed in a crash in November failed to deploy the emergency parachute attached to the carbon-fiber-winged engines strapped to his back

Notre-Dame Cathedral fire: Two years on, how is restoration work going at the Paris landmark?

The rector of Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral told Euronews that he felt "hopeful" that the reconstruction was still on track despite delays due to COVID and lead contamination.

U.S. troop pullout will leave behind an uncertain Afghanistan

The Biden administration's surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 appears to strip the Taliban and the Afghan government of considerable leverage and could ramp up pressure on them to reach a peace deal.

FlyDubai jet crash in Russia kills 62 on board

A passenger plane crashed in southern Russia killing all 62 people on board. Surveillance video shows the fiery crash of the Boeing 737-800 as it attempted to land at the airport in the city of Rostov-on-Don, 600 miles south of Moscow. The plane belonged to FlyDubai, a low-cost carrier. Kris Van Cleave reports.

Paris terror attack suspect facing interrogation in Belgium

France may request extradition as early as this weekend for the top suspect in last year’s deadly Paris terror attacks. Salah Abdeslam, a French national, is in custody in Belgium. Police picked up his trail in the Forest neighborhood of Brussels on Tuesday. He was arrested on Friday in the nearby neighborhood of Molenbeek where he grew up. At least four suspects were arrested during the raid after helping hide him. Charlie D’Agata reports from Brussels.

Algeria protesters at crossroads as Islamists take spotlight

Algeria’s pro-democracy movement is at a crossroads two years after it ousted the country’s long-serving leader

Royals to forgo military gear at Philip’s funeral ‘to avoid embarrassing Harry’

Duke of Sussex faced being the only senior male royal not in uniform, despite serving in AfghanistanSenior members of the royal family will not wear military uniform at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in a break with tradition designed to avoid embarrassing Prince Harry, according to reports.The Duke of Sussex, who lost his military titles after stepping down as a senior working royal, faced being the only senior male royal not in uniform, despite having served two tours in Afghanistan.

Online bank N26 jumps into insurance, taking on giants like Allianz

German online bank N26 is launching insurance policies in partnership with local start-up Simplesurance.

India's second wave of Covid shows no signs of slowing as country reports over 200,000 new cases

Since the beginning of April, India has reported more than 1.9 million new cases and over 10,600 deaths, per CNBC's calculations of health ministry data.

Is France legalising Islamophobia?

New “anti-separatism” legislation further restricts how Muslims practice their faith.

The Chinese gymnastics school training children for Olympic glory

China has attracted legions of critics but has also made it one of the most successful Olympic nations.

Paris attacker captured in Belgium

A raid in Belgium led to the capture of Salah Abdeslam, the last remaining Paris attacker and the most wanted fugitive in Europe. The raid also netted two other suspects. Charlie D’Agata reports.

As Europe’s airlines get billions in COVID bailouts, is rail being left behind?

While the European Commission has given the green light to billions in state aid to Air France, the rail sector says companies such as Eurostar are not seeing the same level of government support.