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Guatemala Police Break Up U.S.-Bound Migrant Caravan

Guatemalan security forces on Monday broke up a caravan of some 4,000 Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers through Central America, AFP reporters witnessed.

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Trouble at Home May Change Biden's Hand in Iran Nuclear Talks

A lot of the characters are the same for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden but the scene is far starker as he reassembles a team of veteran negotiators to get back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

President Donald Trump worked to blow up the multinational deal to contain Iran's nuclear program during his four years in office, gutting the diplomatic achievement of predecessor Barack Obama in favor of what Trump called a maximum pressure campaign against Iran.

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'Cardinal's Lady' to Face Vatican Embezzlement Trial

An Italian woman who worked as a consultant for disgraced Cardinal Angelo Becciu, a former top Vatican official, is facing an "imminent" trial for embezzlement, prosecutors said Monday. 

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Seven U.N. Members Lose Right to Vote over Unpaid Dues

Seven countries including Iran have lost their right to vote in the U.N. General Assembly because of unpaid dues, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Monday.

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Biden Pushes Unity Two Days before Taking Over Crisis-Laden White House

Just 48 hours before becoming president, Joe Biden pressed Monday for unity, while President Donald Trump remained secluded in the White House at the center of a capital inundated with troops and security barriers.

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Thousands of U.S.-Bound Honduran Migrants Held Up in Guatemala

Thousands of Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers through Central America on foot remained stuck in Guatemala on Monday, their advance stymied by security forces.

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Canada Clears Boeing 737 MAX to Fly Again

Canada's transport ministry said Monday it has approved the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in this country starting on Wednesday, ending a nearly two-year grounding following two deadly crashes.

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Biden Inauguration Rehearsal Evacuated over Nearby Fire

Participants in a rehearsal for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration were evacuated from the West Front of the Capitol on Monday on orders of security officials after a fire in a homeless encampment, officials said.

Those who had gathered for a walk-through, including a military band, were directed to head indoors and moved in the directed of a secure location inside the Capitol complex.

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World Facing 'Catastrophic' Moral Failure on Vaccines, Says WHO Chief

The world is on the "brink of a catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog Covid-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer, the head of the WHO said Monday.

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Italy PM to Launch Bid to Save Government in Parliament

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was due to address parliament's lower house on Monday at the start of a make-or-break week in a crisis that could bring down his government.

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