Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Africa amid multiple crises on continent

Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Africa amid multiple crises on continent

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal this week in his first official visit to Africa. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports for “CBSN AM” from Johannesburg. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news…

WorldView: New COVID-19 variant accounts for 1 in 10 cases in England

WorldView: New COVID-19 variant accounts for 1 in 10 cases in England

A variant of the Delta virus that is more infectious, but is less likely to cause symptoms, now accounts for more than 1 in 10 COVID-19 cases in England, while the head of the Women’s Tennis Association casts doubt on…

WorldView: Former South African president F.W. de Klerk dies at 85, and more global headlines

WorldView: Former South African president F.W. de Klerk dies at 85, and more global headlines

F.W. de Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid president who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died at the age of 85. Paris Saint-Germain soccer player Aminata Diallo…

Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked climate, immigration and more on trip to Ecuador and Col…

Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked climate, immigration and more on trip to Ecuador and Col…

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is back in Washington after a trip to Ecuador and Colombia. Eric Farnsworth, the vice president of Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, joined CBSN’s Tanya Rivero to discuss how the trip will…

U.S. working to free kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

U.S. working to free kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

The State Department and FBI are working to free missionaries who were kidnapped in Haiti. Sixteen of them are American and one is Canadian. CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano from Port-au-Prince. CBSN is CBS News’…

LIVE: Antony Blinken honors Colin Powell’s life and career in remarks | CBSN

LIVE: Antony Blinken honors Colin Powell’s life and career in remarks | CBSN

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to speak about the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell at 11:15 a.m. ET on Monday. Powell died Monday due to complications from COVID-19 after contracting a breakthrough infection, his family…

Lawmakers urge Blinken to address increase in "Havana Syndrome" cases

Lawmakers urge Blinken to address increase in “Havana Syndrome” cases

A group of lawmakers is calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to do more to address an increasing number of Havana Syndrome cases among U.S. officials. In a letter obtained by CBS News, they call the situation a “significant,…

U.S. and Mexico announce new security framework

U.S. and Mexico announce new security framework

U.S. and Mexican officials have announced a new security arrangement between the two nations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was among the leaders negotiating the details. The plan is designed to fight crimes like weapons and human trafficking that impact…

Blinken tells Senate that U.S. did everything it could ahead of Afghanistan withdrawal

Blinken tells Senate that U.S. did everything it could ahead of Afghanistan withdrawal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified Tuesday before Senate lawmakers, facing bipartisan frustration over how the Biden administration conducted the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, CBS News’ Skyler Henry reports. Anthony Cordesman, emeritus chair in strategy at the Center for Strategic…

Secretary of State Blinken defends Afghanistan withdrawal on Capitol Hill

Secretary of State Blinken defends Afghanistan withdrawal on Capitol Hill

Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the actions of the Biden administration in front of a House committee on Monday, as some Republican members called for his resignation. Blinken is set to testify in front of a Senate committee Tuesday.…