Large migrant caravan dissolves in Guatemala

A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week has dissipated in the face of Guatemalan security forces

Yellen backs more 'big' stimulus; Netflix soars

Stocks rallied across the board on Tuesday after Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen threw her weight behind another 'big' economic stimulus package. Shares of Netflix soared after it trounced new customer addition forecasts. Conway G. Gittens sums up the trading day.

Miners Trapped for 9 Days Request Pickles…

A dozen miners who have been trapped 1,700 feet beneath the surface since Jan. 10 are ready to eat more than nutritional liquids while they wait to be rescued. Using a telephone line that has been newly delivered to the No. 6 chamber of the gold mine, where all...

Polling booths go to voters in Portugal's…

Local councils in Portugal are sending out teams to gather votes from people in home quarantine and from residents of elderly care homes ahead of a presidential election being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Trump's legacy: A more divided America

Closing out his presidency, President Donald Trump leaves behind an even more polarized America, where thousands are dying daily from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy is badly damaged and political violence has surged. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

This Woman Can't Convince the Government She's…

It may sound like the punchline to a Monty Python skit , but the problem is all too real for a woman in France. Jeanne Pouchain has been struggling to convince the government that she's not dead for three years now, reports the Guardian . The mistake arose during a convoluted legal...

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Trump in final parting shot hits Venezuela with…

The Trump administration is issuing a final parting shot to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with a fresh round of sanctions

'The best is yet to come' -Trump in farewell…

President Donald Trump on Tuesday released a farewell address video to the nation where he listed his accomplishments and wished the new administration "luck."

Art Installation Up for Just Minutes Wins Design…

The best design of 2020 was in place for less than 20 minutes, reports CNN , which shows just how impactful it was. "Teeter-Totter Wall," erected on the border fence separating El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, has been named the best design of the year by London's Design Museum....

Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to…

On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has lashed out anew at China by declaring that its policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in western Xinjiang region constitute a "genocide."

Dozen troops removed amid inauguration vetting

A dozen members of the U.S. National Guard have been removed from duty helping secure the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden after vetting, which included screening for potential ties to right-wing extremism, Pentagon officials said on Tuesday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Players in Strict Quarantine Before Aussie Open…

A "growing controversy" is brewing Down Under as the tennis world gears up for the Australian Open. The BBC reports three people have tested positive for COVID—two players and a "nonplaying participant," per Victoria state health officials—and quarantine protocols are frustrating players, while locals are spooked by having...

Survey: Major European allies optimistic about…

A new survey suggests that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will assume office amid a surge in optimism among major European allies, and at home, about the future of trans-Atlantic relations and American foreign policy in general

Big pullback won't come soon: trader

Vespula Capital's Jeff Tomasulo tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why he doesn't see a correction around the corner despite the equity markets' big run up in the last quarter.

Student Fails University Exam for Not Wearing…

A student who failed to wear their mask properly failed their university entrance exam in Japan. Authorities say the student, one of more than 535,000 who took the standardized exam at 681 locations across Japan Saturday, was disqualified because they didn't wear their mask over their nose and repeatedly...

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AP Explainer: Why are youth protests sweeping…

A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top

'American leadership still matters': Blinken

Appearing before a Senate panel on Tuesday, Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's pick for chief U.S. diplomat said, "American leadership still matters" and without it "some other country tries to take our place" or "maybe just as bad, no one does, and then you have chaos."

Pilot Who Braved Chernobyl Dies After Contracting…

Nikolai Antoshkin survived the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, but it appears he has fallen victim to COVID more than three decades later. The New York Times reports that the 78-year-old, who led helicopter missions to put out the fire at the nuclear plant, has died after contracting the virus last month...

EU commission urges member states to speed up…

The European Union is urging member states to speed up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that at least 80% of the people most vulnerable to the virus, those over age 80, are vaccinated by March this year

'When I die, Delaware will be written on my heart…

Before departing for Wednesday's presidential inauguration in Washington D.C., President-elect Joe Biden became emotional as he addressed a hometown Delaware crowd.

Miners Trapped for 7 Days Manage to Get Note to…

A blast in a gold mine in eastern China trapped 22 men below ground on Jan. 10. One week later, 12 of those men managed to get word to the top that they were still alive. The BBC reports that after rescuers determined ropes they had lowered into a narrow...

UK: 'Genocide' clause to China trade deals…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has narrowly avoided a defeat in Parliament after lawmakers voted against a controversial proposal seeking to bar trade deals with any country deemed by the U.K. High Court to be committing genocide

Mob was 'provoked' by Trump 'lies': McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, of provoking the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

'Baby Trump' Balloon Ready to Roll a Final Time

The "Baby Trump" blimp is being retired as the US president on which it was modeled prepares to leave office. The nearly 20-foot-tall helium balloon has been acquired by the Museum of London, the BBC reports. The blimp was crowdfunded in the UK and used to protest President Trump's first...

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Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts…

The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies

Explainer: Who is Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny?

Alexei Navalny has become the most vocal and effective critic of Russia’s government and President Vladimir Putin. Rosanna Philpott explores what we know about him.

Navalny Detained as He Arrives Back in Russia

Alexei Navalny, a leading Kremlin political opponent, was taken into custody Sunday just after returning to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning . Navalny had just told journalists in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport: "This is the best day in the past five months. Everyone is asking me if...