CBS News poll on trade and tariffs: Americans want China to change policies; they’re wary of short-term tariff impact

In views on trade and tariffs with China, most Americans applaud the goals but express some wariness about the tactics — at least in the short term. More than six in ten Americans (62%) favor trying to get China to change its trade policies toward the U.S. This view includes large majorities of Republicans (84%) […]

Danny Baker royal baby tweet: BBC fired long-time radio broadcaster for tweeting image of chimpanzee and “royal baby” caption after birth of Archie Harrison

BBC broadcaster Danny Baker has been fired over what he called a “stupid unthinking gag pic,” BBC News reported Thursday. Baker tweeted an image of a chimpanzee with a caption reading, “Royal Baby leaves hospital.” Many Twitter users criticized Baker and the black and white image, which shows a woman holding the chimp’s hand. It […]

Cyclone Fani: India braces as Cyclone Fani churns through Bay of Bengal, prompting evacuation of almost 1 million, storm path, forecast, latest updates today

Nearly 800,000 people in eastern India have been evacuated from the expected path of a major cyclone packing winds up to 125 miles per hour and torrential rains, officials said Thursday. The Indian weather service said Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani was expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon in Odisha state and barrel northeast […]

Who is Viktor Orban? Hungary authoritarian prime minister to meet with Trump at White House today

President Donald Trump is meeting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the White House Monday. The meeting is sure to generate controversy due to the way Orban has drastically altered democratic institutions and norms in Hungary since winning back the prime minister’s job in 2010. He first served from 1998 to 2002. A self-described populist […]

Gavin Williamson, United Kingdom Defense Secretary, sacked over alleged Huawei leaks

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson arrives for a Cabinet meeting chaired by British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in a June 5, 2018 file photo in London, England. Getty London — British lawmakers called for a criminal investigation on Thursday after British Prime Minister Theresa May sacked her defense chief for alleged leaking […]

How CBS News covered Nelson Mandela’s 1994 presidential victory

Nelson Mandela won a landslide victory in South African’s first election open to all citizens 25 years ago, marking the official end of brutal racist system of apartheid. CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker, who covered Mandela’s historic victory, described the day as “jubilant South Africans poured into the streets of Johannesburg, danced in the streets […]