US charges British IS members over American deaths
Two Islamic State militants from Britain appeared before a U.S. federal court on Wednesday to face charges in a gruesome campaign of torture and other acts of violence against four Americans and others captured and held hostage in Syria. (Oct. 7)
The Justice Department unsealed charges against two Islamic State militants from Britain, accusing them of carrying out a gruesome campaign of torture, beheadings and other acts of violence against Western hostages, including four Americans.(Oct. 7) US President Donald Trump appeared not to heed the UN secretary-general's warning, bashing China over the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country wasn't planning on entering a second Cold War.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the world to prevent a Cold War and halt conflicts so it can focus on the coronavirus pandemic. He made the comments as he opened the almost entirely virtual UN General Assembly general debate, marking the organization's 75th anniversary.
Tensions have been soaring between the world's two largest economies, with the nations clashing over technology, trade and the pandemic, which Trump blames China for. Trump opened his speech with a fierce verbal criticism of China. Calling the coronavirus the "China virus," he said the country had "unleashed this plague" onto the world. The US president also attacked Beijing over its environmental record, accusing it of overfishing, dumping plastic into oceans, and emitting more toxic mercury than any country. He said the US was pursuing a policy of "peace through strength," and praised his country's weapons as "advanced." Pete Williams explains how Amy Coney Barrett is being overcautious during questioning at the Supreme Court after she was asked if a president has the right to delay an election, and responds that if the question come before her she would "have to study it." The Justice Department announced charges Wednesday against two British nationals who joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), for their role in the torture and brutal killings of Western hostages, including American citizens. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joined CBSN to discuss the charges against El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey.