"Sunday Morning" begins the New Year with a look ahead based on events of the year gone by, reported by CBS News correspondents from around the world, including correspondent Seth Doane: Protests that erupted around the world in recent weeks amplified the outrage that drove Palestinians to clash with Israeli security forces. It was all sparked by President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The status of this city is so controversial because it's home to some of the most sacred sites on Earth to Christians, Jews and Muslims -- all packed incredibly close together, from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, to the Western Wall, and just beyond it the golden dome of the Dome of the Rock. Palestinians warned Mr. Trump's policy shift would be detrimental to peace. So we asked veteran Israeli diplomat Alon Pinkas about the future U.S. role as mediator. "Palestinians say the U.S. has effectively disqualified itself as a negotiator," Doane said. "Who are they going to ask … [Read more...] about 2018: What’s next for the Middle East and Europe?
Nine features from among those submitted for consideration in the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category have advanced to the next round of voting, it was announced on Friday. Eighty-three films -- the most ever - were submitted for this year's Oscar. A committee of several hundred Los Angeles-based Academy members screened submissions over the past two months and voted, with their top six choices augmented by three additional selections voted on by the Academy's Executive Committee. Screening committees in New York, L.A., and London will carve the choices down to five, to be revealed when the Oscar nominations are announced on January 15, 2015. The shortlisted films, in alphabetical order, are presented below with their trailers: Paula van der Oest, who directed the 2003 Oscar nominee "Zus & zo," tells the true-life story of Lucia de Berk (Ariane Schlute), a nurse known as the "Queen of Death," who -- in what was later seen as a miscarriage of justice -- was … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Best Foreign Language Oscar shortlist announced
LONDON -- Academy Award-nominated British actress Charlotte Rampling has entered the debate over a lack of diversity at the Oscars, saying the calls for a boycott are "racist to white people." All this year's acting nominees are white. Rampling, 69, told France's Europe 1 radio Friday that, while it's impossible to know for sure, "maybe the black actors didn't deserve to be in the final stretch." Asked if there should be quotas -- not a suggestion made by most boycott supporters -- Rampling said we live "in countries nowadays where everyone is more or less accepted," but there would always be problems with people being judged "not handsome enough," ''too black" or "too white." Speaking in French, she asked if the goal was to classify everybody and have "thousands of little minorities everywhere." Rampling, who has starred in both English and French films, is nominated for a best-actress Academy Award for Andrew Haigh's portrait of a marriage, "45 Years." Veteran British actor Michael … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Charlotte Rampling calls Oscars 2016 boycott “racist”
With the public firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, the Trump White House appears to be doing some spring cleaning, and may remove other administration figures from their posts in the coming days. "[T]he president wants to make sure that he has the right people in the right places for the right time," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday. As CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports, in the Trump administration, nothing is certain until it happens, but there are rumblings that President Trump isn't yet finished with his staff shakeup. Here are the Cabinet members that are at risk of meeting Tillerson's fate: National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster could be the next top administration official to go, as CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett has reported. If McMaster is ousted, he is expected to be replaced by former Bush administration official … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Trump’s Cabinet: Who’s in hot water with the White House?
NEW YORK -- Facebook has suspended a data firm that worked with President Trump's campaign team over a violation of the site's privacy policies. The Guardian is reporting that Cambridge Analytica used personal information from Facebook profiles of millions of U.S. voters without permission. Mr. Trump's 2016 data guru Brad Parscale, who has been named campaign manager of the president's 2020 re-election bid, hired Cambridge Analytica during the campaign. Cambridge Analytica has said it was key to Mr. Trump's victory. David Carroll is an associate professor at Parsons School of Design who filed a lawsuit against Cambridge Analytica when he said he found out it collected data on him. Carroll said he followed the practices off all the presidential campaigns in 2016 and requested data from the London-based company last year. "It had information about my voter registration, information about results in my district and a political model about my beliefs and a prediction of my participation," … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook profiles a “wake-up call” for U.S., man suing firm says