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  • Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests

    Guatemala’s government says fires set by protesters at Congress are “terrorist acts” even as the Inter-American Human Rights Commission is condemning what it calls “excessive use of force” by police against demonstrators

  • G20 summit concludes with vow to provide COVID-19 vaccines for all G20 summit concludes with vow to provide COVID-19 vaccines for all

    The two-day summit of heads of state was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic and said it would “spare no effort to protect lives.”

  • Ethiopian PM issues 72-hour deadline for Tigrayan forces to surrender Ethiopian PM issues 72-hour deadline for Tigrayan forces to surrender

    • Town ‘covered with corpses:’ Refugees flee Ethiopia massacre to Sudan

  • McMaster blasts “abhorrent” Trump plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan McMaster blasts "abhorrent" Trump plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

    The former national security adviser said the Trump administration is handing the Taliban a victory.

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  • Spain’s foreign minister visits Senegal to discuss migration Spain's foreign minister visits Senegal to discuss migration

    Spain’s foreign minister has met with Senegal’s president in the West African country’s capital to discuss the sudden increase of Senegalese migrants attempting to reach the Canary Islands by boat

  • Palestinians may limit Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem Palestinians may limit Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has recommended strict limits on Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem this year due to the coronavirus outbreak

  • News24.com | Violence erupts in Brazil after Black man beaten to death at Carrefour store News24.com | Violence erupts in Brazil after Black man beaten to death at Carrefour store

    More than 1 000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre after security guards beat to death a Black man.

  • From 2000: The journey of Jan Morris From 2000: The journey of Jan Morris

    British journalist, travel writer and historian Jan Morris died Friday, November 20, 2020, at the age of 94. In this profile (originally broadcast February 13, 2000, on “CBS Sunday Morning”), Morris talked with correspondent Tom Fenton at her home in Wales, about her globe-trekking career (including following Edmund Hillary up Mount Everest) and the subjects of her books (including President Abraham Lincoln), as well as her inward journey, of transitioning from a man to a woman.

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  • Worldwide COVID-19 cases surge to 58 million as Europe suffers blow Worldwide COVID-19 cases surge to 58 million as Europe suffers blow

    CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports from London on the global toll of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • McMaster blasts “abhorrent” Trump plan to withdraw from Afghanistan McMaster blasts "abhorrent" Trump plan to withdraw from Afghanistan

    President Trump’s former national security adviser says the president is “playing into the hands of our adversaries” with his plan to draw down troops before leaving office.

  • Trump is in an unprecedented streak of silence Trump is in an unprecedented streak of silence

    President Donald Trump has not answered a single question from the press since Election Day.

  • Putin holding off on US presidential congratulations Putin holding off on US presidential congratulations

    Russia’s willing to work with whomever is declared the next president, he says.

  • Netanyahu rival launches probe, testing partnership Netanyahu rival launches probe, testing partnership

    Defense minister investigates controversial purchase of German subs years ago.

  • Burkina Faso votes amid ongoing extremist violence, threats Burkina Faso votes amid ongoing extremist violence, threats

    Fears of attacks by extremists prevented voting in many parts of Burkina Faso on Sunday, as the country went to the polls for presidential and legislative elections marred by ongoing violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State

  • Transcript: Larry Merlo on “Face the Nation” Transcript: Larry Merlo on "Face the Nation"

    The following is a transcript of an interview with CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo that aired Sunday, November 22, 2020, on “Face the Nation.”

  • News24.com | US judge calls Trump claim challenging Biden win in Pennsylvania ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’ News24.com | US judge calls Trump claim challenging Biden win in Pennsylvania 'Frankenstein's Monster'

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit critical to President Donald Trump’s long-shot bid to overturn his 3 November election loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

  • Transcript: Anthony Fauci on “Face the Nation” Transcript: Anthony Fauci on "Face the Nation"

    The following is a transcript of an interview with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci that aired Sunday, November 22, 2020, on “Face the Nation.”

  • Syria’s Assad names new FM to replace late diplomat Syria's Assad names new FM to replace late diplomat

    Syria’s President Bashar Assad has named a new foreign minister

  • Why has US sent B-52s back to Mideast? – analysis Why has US sent B-52s back to Mideast? - analysis

    American B-52s, the massive strategic bombers, arrived in the Middle East on Saturday. They are part of the Fifth Bomb Wing at Minot AFB in North Dakota.
    These veteran, giant aircraft were last deployed in the region in May 2019 and the US Central Command says they are here to “deter aggression and reassure US partners and allies.”

  • Iran warns Israel of ‘crushing’ reply to ‘hit and run’ strikes in Syria Iran warns Israel of ‘crushing’ reply to ‘hit and run’ strikes in Syria

    Iran said on Sunday that it would bring an end to what it called Israel’s practice of “hit and run” strikes in Syria as an unconfirmed report said that at least 14 pro-Iran fighters from Iraq and Afghanistan were killed in overnight airstrikes in eastern Syria.
    Tehran made the threat following a major Israeli assault last week in response to what Jerusalem said was a failed Iranian explosives attack on the Golan Heights.

  • Kate Hudson on being a World Food Programme ambassador Kate Hudson on being a World Food Programme ambassador

    Every minute of the day, the people at the World Food Programme are trying to keep millions around the world from starving to death. Their work (which earned the United Nations organization this year’s Nobel Peace Prize) inspired actress-entrepreneur Kate Hudson to become a World Food Programme ambassador, using her celebrity platform to raise awareness about people in need. Correspondent Tracy Smith reports on Hudson’s role of a lifetime.

  • Erdogan says Turkey’s place is in Europe before EU summit Erdogan says Turkey's place is in Europe before EU summit

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey sees itself as a part of Europe, but he has called on the European Union to keep its promises on issues such as Turkey’s membership bid and refugees

  • Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf ahead of Biden presidency Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf ahead of Biden presidency

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is defending his tour of Arab Gulf states and the Trump administration’s continued efforts to squeeze Iran, even as a new U.S. administration led by Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House in January

  • Nourishing on a grand scale: One chef’s effort to feed India Nourishing on a grand scale: One chef's effort to feed India

    As the pandemic forced chef Vikas Khanna to put much of his cooking empire on hold, the Michelin star-winning restaurateur, cookbook author and TV host has mobilized an army half a world away to battle hunger in his native India. His #FeedIndia initiative has provided 50 million meals so far, all coordinated from his New York City apartment. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.

  • Nigerian soldiers had live ammo during deadly protest Nigerian soldiers had live ammo during deadly protest

    The Nigerian Army has admitted for the first time that soldiers were given live bullets when they went to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where several peaceful protesters were killed in October

  • Tortellini: Comfort food in any language Tortellini: Comfort food in any language

    In Italy, tortellini in broth is a favorite during the holidays; in A.D. 2020, this comforting dish – so simple, yet complex – is welcome in any season

  • Pakistan says soldier, 4 militants killed in border shootout

    Pakistan’s military says a soldier and four militants were killed in a shootout during a raid near the border with Afghanistan

  • News24.com | Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints new leader after killing News24.com | Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints new leader after killing

    Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi has been on the US ‘international terrorist’ blacklist since September 2015.

  • Azerbaijanis who fled war look to return home, if it exists Azerbaijanis who fled war look to return home, if it exists

    Azerbaijan regains control of land it lost to Armenian forces.

  • Grounded Baltic Sea ferry pulled off seabed, resumes trip Grounded Baltic Sea ferry pulled off seabed, resumes trip

    A passenger ferry that ran aground in heavy winds in a Baltic Sea archipelago between Finland and Sweden was dragged off the shore and towed early Sunday to a port, where some of its over 300 passengers disembarked

  • Al-Qaida names new North Africa leader, reports kidnap death

    Al-Qaida’s North African branch said it has appointed a new leader after confirming the death of its former leader, who was killed in June by French forces

  • Amid travel break, pope cheers Lisbon youth jamboree plans Amid travel break, pope cheers Lisbon youth jamboree plans

    With no papal travels abroad this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis is cheering efforts for a youth jamboree in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2023

  • Man killed in shark attack in Western Australia state Man killed in shark attack in Western Australia state

    It was the eighth fatality in the county this year.

  • American citizen killed in Burkina Faso, US State Dept says

    An American citizen has been killed in the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso

  • News24.com | Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack News24.com | Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

    Israel has said its military struck Hamas targets in Gaza in response to a rocket attack launched from the Palestinian enclave.

  • In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

    Human rights lawyers say dozens of Lebanese protesters tried before military courts face proceedings that grossly violate due process and fail to investigate allegations of torture and abuse

  • Israel strikes Hamas sites in Gaza Strip after rocket attack

    Israel’s military says its aircraft have struck Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory earlier

  • China is launching a space mission to collect the first rocks from the moon in 40 years China is launching a space mission to collect the first rocks from the moon in 40 years

    China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks — the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth’s natural satellite since the 1970s.

  • News24.com | Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar News24.com | Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will Saturday meet negotiators from the Taliban and Afghan government amid signs of progress in their talks as the United States speeds up its withdrawal.

  • News24.com | After Pennsylvania court defeat, Donald Trump faces new pressure to concede election News24.com | After Pennsylvania court defeat, Donald Trump faces new pressure to concede election

    After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the US presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden.

  • Spy sentenced to life in U.S. prison can now return to Israel Spy sentenced to life in U.S. prison can now return to Israel

    Jonathan Pollard was the only American to ever receive a life sentence for spying for an ally.

  • 156 UN nations affirm West Bank settlements, east Jerusalem not part of Israel 156 UN nations affirm West Bank settlements, east Jerusalem not part of Israel

    The UN General Assembly’s Second Committee pushed back at the concept of de-facto Israeli annexation on Wednesday night, approving a draft resolution by 156-6 member states that called on nations to ensure that they do not treat the West Bank settlements and east Jerusalem as a part of sovereign Israel.
    The six countries that opposed the resolution were Canada, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and the United States.

  • British boy launches anti-bullying campaign with help of musical theater celebrities British boy launches anti-bullying campaign with help of musical theater celebrities

    Charlie Kristensen’s passion for musical theatre made him a target for bullies. But with the help of some of his musical idols, the 10-year-old was able to ignite a viral anti-bullying campaign to help other kids stand up for themselves. Ian Lee has more.

  • Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan prompts security concerns Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan prompts security concerns

    The Trump administration this week announced plans to withdraw 2,000 troops from Afghanistan by mid-January. Critics say the withdrawal could lead to more violence in the already war-torn country. Imtiaz Tyab reports.

  • Trump still falsely claims he won presidential election Trump still falsely claims he won presidential election

    As the virtual G20 summit kicked off Saturday, President Trump continued to falsely claim he won the presidential election. Mr. Trump also skipped a session focused on the coronavirus pandemic to play golf. Chip Reid has more.

  • Protesters burn part of Guatemala’s Congress building Protesters burn part of Guatemala's Congress building

    Protesters are angry about a budget that cut educational and health spending.

  • Pennsylvania lawmakers criticizing Dominion Voting Systems after it backs out of hearing Pennsylvania lawmakers criticizing Dominion Voting Systems after it backs out of hearing

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Representative Seth Grove did not mince words in Harrisburg Friday after a roundtable discussion with Dominion Voting Systems was canceled overnight. Dominion says it is under litigation and can not answer questions at this time.
    “Today I am saddened to report to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and the 1.3 million voters who used Dominion voting that Dominion has hung you out to dry and slapped you in your faces,” Grove said.

  • McMaster blasts “abhorrent” Trump plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

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