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López Obrador ofrece 4.000 empleos en México a la nueva caravana migrante

VOA News El presidente mexicano, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, ofreció este viernes empleos a los migrantes centroamericanos que viajan en caravana desde Honduras y buscan entrar a México en su camino hacia Estados Unidos. "Vienen en caravana de Honduras, El Salvador, alrededor de (...). Unos que quieren entrar por Tapachula (sur), otros por Tenosique (sur), tenemos más de empleos en la frontera sur, desde luego albergues, pero hay trabajo en nuestro país", dijo el mandatario en su habitual conferencia matutina. La caravana, todavía en Guatemala donde se ha dispersado, salió la noche del martes de San Pedro Sula, 180 km…
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Guaidó en Colombia se reúne con Duque el domingo, con Pompeo el lunes

VOA News El líder de la oposición venezolana, Juan Guaidó, se encuentra en Bogotá, Colombia, en lo que medios internacionales indican que podría ser el inicio de una gira internacional. El presidente colombiano, Ivan Duque, dijo en Twitter que se reuniría con Guaidó el domingo por la tarde y que Guaidó asistiría el lunes a la Cumbre Hemisférica de Lucha contra el terrorismo, en la que se espera participe el secretario de Estado estadounidense Mike Pompeo. Según Reuters, dos personas cercanas a Guaidó confirmaron que el secretario Pompeo y el presidente encargado de Venezuela se reunirán el lunes en la…
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Hondureños esperan reunirse en la frontera para cruzar juntos

VOA News Migrantes hondureños de una caravana que partió hacia Estados Unidos a mediados de enero desde San Pedro Sula llegó el sábado a la frontera con México en distintos grupos, solo para encontrar que las autoridades mexicanas habían cerrado un paso fronterizo en el sur del país que les impedía continuar su camino. Elementos de la Guardia Nacional mexicana cerraron una valla de metal para impedir el ingreso de los migrantes que trataban de cruzar un puente sobre el río Suchiate, en la zona limítrofe con Guatemala, donde está un cruce fronterizo, informa The Associated Press. Los migrantes hondureños ondearon la bandera…
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Germany Hosts Libya Summit in Bid to Curb Military Meddling

VOA News By Associated Press BERLIN - Germany is bringing together the key players in Libya's long-running civil war in a bid to curb foreign military meddling, solidify a cease-fire and help relaunch a political process to determine the North African nation's future.  Chancellor Angela Merkel invited leaders from 12 countries as well as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and the Arab League to Sunday's summit at the chancellery in Berlin. Germany's months-long diplomatic drive seeks to bolster efforts to stop the fighting in Libya by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his envoy for Libya, Ghassan ;   Among…
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Harry, Meghan to Quit Royal Jobs, Give Up ‘Highness’ Titles

VOA News By Associated Press LONDON - Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. Releasing details of the dramatic split triggered by the couple's unhappiness with life under media scrutiny, the palace said Harry and Meghan will cease to be working members of the royal family when the new arrangements take effect in the “spring of 2020.” The radical break…
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Passengers on Wuhan Flights Shrug at ‘Temperature and a Form’ Screenings

VOA News By Michelle Quinn SAN FRANCISCO - health officials began screening at three airports — here, Los Angeles and New York — of passengers traveling from Wuhan, a city in central China, where a viral pneumonia has spread. As of Saturday, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said four more people were diagnosed with the virus. The total number of cases stands at 62, with five people in serious condition, 19 people who have been discharged and the rest in stable condition. Two people have died, officials said. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would send 100 people…
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La conferencia de Berlín busca una complicada paz en Libia

Las grandes potencias buscan un acuerdo que impida que la guerra civil se enquiste en el país como ha ocurrido en Siria. La canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, reúne este domingo () en Berlín a las partes implicadas en el conflicto libio, en una conferencia bajo el paraguas de la ONU enmarcada en un clima de "moderado optimismo" y cuyo objetivo es impulsar un proceso de paz. Acuden a la cita el presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, el turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan; y el francés, Emmanuel Macron, así como el secretario de Estado estadounidense, Mike Pompeo, y el secretario general de la…
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Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Role in Slovak Journalist Murder

By Reuters PRAGUE - A Slovak court handed a 15-year prison sentence to a man charged with facilitating the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak in 2018 in a plea deal on Monday, a spokeswoman said. The killing of Kuciak and his fiancee, both 27, at their home outside Bratislava in February 2018 sparked mass protests against corruption in the central European nation, shaking the government. The case will play a role in a parliamentary election due in February. FILE - Suspects in the 2018 slaying of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova are escorted by armed police…
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World Welcomes 2020

By VOA News People across the world are gathering for traditional celebrations to welcome the year 2020. Revelers in New Zealand and other Pacific islands were among the first to celebrate the new year with fireworks displays. Events elsewhere in the world are being overshadowed by other concerns, including in Australia where the fireworks show in Sydney is going forward as other communities in the country cancel theirs due to fears of making a wildfire crisis worse. In Hong Kong, the usual fireworks show was canceled due to what officials said were security concerns in the city that has seen…
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Iraqi Protesters Attack US Embassy Compound in Baghdad

By VOA News Hundreds of Iraqi protesters stormed the perimeter of the embassy compound in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, setting fire to one of its gates with some reportedly entering the building. Most of those involved in the attack appear to belong to pro-Iranian Shi'ite parties, which are upset about a airstrike on a pro-Iranian Kataeb Hezbollah militia base in the Iraqi border town of al-Qaim, which killed at least 25 ;The mob of angry attackers used crowbars and street signs to smash the steel doors of the Embassy, after breaching the perimeter of the compound and setting fire to…
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