Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is once again being forced to explain another bizarre video posted on the internet. Past videos have shown him smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine and delivering incoherent rants filled with death threats. In the new video, he appears intoxicated. Paula Newton has the latest on Ford's explanation.
They are known as “black widows”—a type of terrorist that’s emerged in Russia’s clashes with Chechen separatists. Women whose husbands were killed in the fighting, who are bent on avenging their deaths.
There are reports that at least one "black widow" may now be in Sochi. Police have handed out fliers at area hotels warning workers to be on the lookout for her. The development is fueling concerns over safety at the Winter Games. Phil Black has the latest.
Paula Newtown has more on the "black widows."
Just when you thought Toronto's crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford had maxed out the shock factor, he managed to take it to a new level - this time with a lewd remark. His latest outburst came just a day after Toronto's city councilvoted to ask him to take a leave of absence. Not only is Ford refusing to leave, he's digging in and taking no prisoners. Paula Newton has the latest.
Brussels, Belgium (CNN) - As NATO prepares to take over the Libya mission, alliance officials said Friday they are considering a broader role that goes beyond enforcement of a no-fly zone.
After days of acrimonious discussion, NATO officials hailed their decision to take command as swift and historic and vowed a "seamless" transition of leadership from the United States to NATO, which could happen as early as Sunday.
"In the course of a single week NATO allies have launched both the arms embargo and the no-fly zone operations," said NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu. "This is a clear demonstration of the allies commitment to fulfill their obligations under the U.N. mandate and to show their resolve to do what it takes to protect the people of Libya."
But whether NATO will assume the role of protecting civilians on the ground - as mandated by a U.N. Security Council resolution - remains at issue. The operational heart of the mission could hinge on if and when to intervene with airstrikes when civilians appear to be at risk.
A decision on what NATO officials are calling "no-fly plus" could come as early as Sunday after a meeting of NATO ambassadors.
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