France abandons billion-dollar ship deal with Russia

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:54pm
In 2011 France agreed to make two Mistral navy ships for Russia, but with increased military tension and Russia's involvement with the Ukraine crisis, France is backing out of the deal.

Putin's long and crazy annual press conference summed up in one minute

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:53pm
Each year, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference to address the concerns of the Russian people. This year's event ran four hours and Putin covered topics ranging from the "growing" Russian economy, to his love life.

What am I seeing? Year in Sports Edition

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:59pm
Some pictures need more explaining that others. Here are some from some of the year's sports photographs

Cubans eager for future but remain cautious

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:57pm
Scott Pelley reports from Havana where decades of an embargo has many Cubans expressing a cautious optimism

Canadian gets prison after stopping car for ducks, causing 2 deaths

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:49pm
The wife and mother of the victims said the family was hoping for a significant sentence and got it

Controversial films

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:20pm
As Sony pulls "The Interview" a look at other controversial films over the years

Flash Points: Will falling oil prices tank Russia's economy?

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:36pm
CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about how the drop in oil prices is affecting Russia's economy, and whether a downturn could prompt political changes in that country.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnaps scores of women, again

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:27pm
Details are still emerging, but the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is suspected of kidnapping more than 100 women and children in an attack on a remote Nigerian village. And as CBS News correspondent Debora Patta reports, questions still loom as to the whereabouts of more than 200 girls taken earlier this year.

U.S. airstrikes kill several senior ISIS leaders

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:07pm
Recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have killed several senior ISIS military leaders, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin confirms. Martin joins CBSN from Washington D.C.

Watch: Iraqi officers try to defuse suicide belt on boy

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:06pm
Video said to show tense moments when authorities confronted with bomb

3 senior ISIS leaders killed in U.S. airstrikes

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:28pm
ISIS military commander in Iraq and key aide to ISIS leader among those killed, CBS News confirms

Heartbreaking case revives Ireland abortion furor

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:50pm
Judge must rule on whether to keep brain-dead pregnant woman on life support

U.S.: Drug lord's mother-in-law helps him skirt sanctions

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:27pm
Treasury Department takes action against Mexican Sinaloa cartel leader's family member

Poison cigars and seashell bombs: The U.S. schemes to kill Castro

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:13pm
For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were always creative, if not successful

CIA insider: Spy swaps "very, very important" for U.S.

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:03pm
Agency's former deputy director says U.S. should "absolutely" be making kind of deal that freed intelligence asset held for years in Cuba

Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz react to move to normalize relations with Cuba

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:57pm
What the potential 2016 presidential field had to say about President Obama's announcement on the normalization of relations with Cuba

Nigeria sentences 54 soldiers to death by firing squad

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:19pm
Lawyer says ill-equipped soldiers were justified in not going on what would have been a suicidal mission to fight Boko Haram

The Castro brothers

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:58pm
Fidel Castro led a revolution and ruled Cuba for almost 50 years before ceding power to his brother, Raul. On Wednesday, the U.S. and Cuba announced plans to normalize relations between the two countriues

Suspected Islamic extremists kill dozens, kidnap almost 200 in Nigeria

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:35pm
Teenager says he was lucky to escape after suspected Boko Haram members were "shooting at people and torching houses"

North Korea no stranger to cyber attacks

CBS World News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:06pm
If North Korea is indeed behind the Sony hack, it wouldn't be the first time Pyongyang has engaged in cyber warfare. Seth Doane visited North Korea last year, and joins "CBSN" with more.

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