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Italy Ambassador Killed in DR Congo Attack Blamed on Rwandan Rebels

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was among three people killed on Monday when a U.N. convoy was ambushed in the country's troubled east, an attack the government blamed on a Rwandan Hutu rebel group.

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EU Set to Agree Sanctions over Russia, Myanmar Crackdowns

EU foreign ministers are expected Monday to back sanctions against those behind Russia's crackdown on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his supporters, as well as targeting Myanmar's military for its coup.

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Markets Struggle as Inflation Worries Offset Recovery Hopes

Markets mostly fell Monday as falling infection rates and more good news on the vaccine front were overshadowed by growing worries about high valuations and inflation.

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UN Chief Demands Immediate Halt to Myanmar 'Repression'

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday spoke out against the "brutal force" used by those behind Myanmar's coup and urged the military to immediately halt the repression and release prisoners.

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Iran Says IAEA Chief Visit Led to 'Significant Achievement'

Iran's foreign ministry said Monday a visit by the UN nuclear watchdog chief resulted in a "significant achievement," a day before a law limiting inspections comes into force.

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U.S. Nears 500,000 Covid Deaths

The United States stood on the brink Sunday of recording 500,000 Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, while nations globally pressed on with vaccination rollouts, including with Australia giving its first shots.

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UK's PM Eyes End to Lockdown as Vaccines Reach One-third of Adults

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set Monday to start unwinding England's third and -- he hopes -- final coronavirus lockdown, as a quickening UK-wide inoculation drive relieves pressure on hard-hit hospitals.

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Huge Anti-coup Rallies in Myanmar after Junta Threat

Tens of thousands of anti-coup protesters rallied across Myanmar again on Monday despite a clear threat from the junta that it was prepared to use lethal force to crush what it branded "anarchy".

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Saudi Arms Producer in Defense Venture with Lockheed Martin

Saudi Arabia's state arms producer signed an agreement Sunday with U.S. contractor Lockheed Martin to form a joint venture, a statement said, as Washington reviews weapons sales to the kingdom.

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Top Virologist Warns Italy Virus Cases Rising Again

Coronavirus cases in Italy are on the rise again, in large part due to the more infectious British variant, a top virologist warned in a newspaper interview published Sunday.

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