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  • President Trump Said His Plan Will Balance the Budget. That's Not True, the CBO Says

    July 13, 2017 3:58 PM 75

    (WASHINGTON) — A new government analysis of President Donald Trump's budget plan says it wouldn't come close to balancing the federal ledger like the White House has promised. Thursday's Congressional Budget Office report says that Trump's budget, if followed to the letter, would result in a $720 billion deficit at the end of 10 years instead of the slight

  • Mo Farah announces last track appearance after World Championships

    July 13, 2017 10:26 AM 58

    Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says his last race on the track in Britain will be at the Grand Prix in Birmingham in August. Farah, 34, said last year that he will focus on marathons after this year's World Championships in London, which run from 4-13 August. But he will now compete in the Diamond League at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on the track

  • Mainland official urges academics to contribute to cross-Strait peace, stability

    July 1, 2017 9:20 AM 66

    SHANGHAI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland Taiwan affairs chief Zhang Zhijun Saturday called on mainland academics to continue to support the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and the peaceful reunification of the motherland. Zhang, head of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office and the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China

  • Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russia out

    June 24, 2017 6:03 PM 80

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty as Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to seal their semi-final place at the Confederations Cup. Mexico also progressed to the semi-finals as they knocked hosts Russia out of the tournament with a 2-1 victory. Portugal ensured top spot in Group A as New Zealand finished bottom after a third straight defeat. However, defender

  • WATCH: El Al says shalom to Britney Spears with 'Toxic' remake

    June 20, 2017 2:18 PM 128

    Ahead of Britney Spears's flight to Israel, El Al flight attendants perform Israeli airline version of hit song "Toxic." El Al, Israel's official airline, uploaded a video of flight attendants lip synching to Britney Spears's hit song "Toxic," on Facebook on Tuesday. Britney Spears will be performing at Park HaYarkon, one of Israel's largest music venues

  • India's Jet Airways gifts free lifetime flights to baby born mid-air

    June 19, 2017 5:34 AM 94

    Private Indian airline Jet Airways has gifted free lifetime air tickets to a baby born aboard one of its flights from Saudi Arabia to India. The crew and a passenger, who was a trained nurse, helped deliver the baby at 35,000 feet (10,688 metres) after a woman went into premature labour. The mother and the baby were taken to a hospital after the Boeing

  • CBS News' Norah O'Donnell to interview South Korean President Moon Jae-in

    June 18, 2017 3:27 PM 75

    "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Norah O'Donnell will sit down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in this week, in his first broadcast television interview since his election in May. It's a "new day" in South Korea in part because there's a new president who's promising a change in strategy, O'Donnell said on "Face the Nation." O'Donnell said that Moon is talking

  • Cops: Man who stabbed nurse was unhappy with hospital care

    June 15, 2017 8:09 PM 103

    WORCESTER, Mass. — A young man apparently unhappy with the care he'd received at a hospital is accused of stabbing a nurse in the face and shoulder on Wednesday, reports CBS Boston. In court on Thursday, a clinical psychiatrist said that suspect Conor O'Regan, 24, is schizophrenic and says he is getting messages from radio and television. According to the police

  • Madrid cracks down on 'manspreading' on public transport

    June 10, 2017 2:01 PM 139

    Transport chiefs in the Spanish capital, Madrid, have launched a campaign discouraging "manspreading" - men encroaching on other seats by sitting with their legs wide apart. Bus operator EMT is putting up new signs showing a seated male figure, legs akimbo, next to a big red cross. The move follows an online petition by a women's campaign group, which

  • London will not be cowed by militants, police chief says

    June 10, 2017 1:25 PM 124

    London will not be cowed by militants who have killed 35 people in three separate attacks on the United Kingdom but police will ask for more resources to tackle the threat from marauding assailants, London police chief Cressida Dick told Reuters. Three French, two Australians, one Canadian, a Spanish and a Briton were killed in the attack. Armed police