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Worldview: Asia-Pacific trading bloc, Peru unrest, and more global headlines

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15 Asia-Pacific countries have joined the world's largest trade bloc, excluding the U.S. Peru's interim president steps down, leaving the office vacant. The leaders of Mexico, Russia and Brazil have not yet acknowledged Joe Biden's election victory. CBS News foreign correspondent Ian Lee joins CBSN from London with a selection of international headlines.
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News video: Asia forms world's biggest trade bloc, without US

Asia forms world's biggest trade bloc, without US 01:41

A China-backed free trade bloc, spanning 30% of the world's economy, was formed at a virtual summit on Sunday in a move that likely gives Beijing greater influence and leaves Washington on the outside. David Doyle reports.

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Asia-Pacific countries including China sign world's biggest trade pact [Video]

Asia-Pacific countries including China sign world's biggest trade pact

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) signed by 15 countries encompasses around a third of world trading activity.View on euronews

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Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease travel bans [Video]

Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease travel bans

Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow. Ciara Lee reports

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Peru Peru Country in South America

Peru police accused of rights violations during protests [Video]

Peru police accused of rights violations during protests

Peru's police face allegations of excessive violence during last week's protests.

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Peru political crisis: Congress chooses third president in a week amid protests [Video]

Peru political crisis: Congress chooses third president in a week amid protests

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Peru names Francisco Sagasti as third president in a week [Video]

Peru names Francisco Sagasti as third president in a week

Peru’s political crisis appears on verge of resolution as Congress choses centrist legislator as interim president.

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Third Peruvian President named in a week [Video]

Third Peruvian President named in a week

Peru's Congress on Monday (November 16) chose legislator Francisco Sagasti as the Andean country's caretaker president, in an attempt to defuse a sharp political crisis after angry protests and the departure of two presidents in the past week. Bryan Wood reports.

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Peru’s interim president Merino resigns after protesters killed [Video]

Peru’s interim president Merino resigns after protesters killed

Manuel Merino announces resignation after a night of protests demanding his removal in which two died, dozens wounded.

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Ian James Lee American journalist

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London London Capital of the United Kingdom

London's National Gallery reopens its doors to the public as England's lockdown is lifted [Video]

London's National Gallery reopens its doors to the public as England's lockdown is lifted

As England's second lockdown comes to an end, cultural venues such as the National Gallery have reopened their doors to the public.

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Sadiq Khan: Covid vaccine is ‘fantastic news’ [Video]

Sadiq Khan: Covid vaccine is ‘fantastic news’

The Mayor of London says he “did a leap in the air” when he heard that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine had been approved for use in the UK. Despite the “fantastic news” Sadiq Khan urged Londoners to remain cautious under England’s new tiered lockdown restrictions saying: “We’ve got to follow the rules”. Mr Khan added that he wants to “sensibly and reasonably” discuss with Londoners “who aren’t persuaded” the benefits of vaccines. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Michel Barnier arrives for talks with deadline looming [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives for talks with deadline looming

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives for trade talks with the UK in London, as negotiators race to reach a deal before the looming deadline. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Shoppers queue at dawn as lockdown lifts [Video]

Shoppers queue at dawn as lockdown lifts

Shoppers on London’s Oxford Street began queuing before 7am on Wednesday, just hours after England’s second national lockdown lifted. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Joe Biden Joe Biden President-elect of the United States; 47th Vice President of the United States

China influence 'on steroids' targets Biden team - US official

A US intelligence official says Beijing is also targeting people close to the incoming president.
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Pressure intensifies as Biden weighs final Cabinet picks

The president-elect is facing significant pressure from competing elements of the Democratic Party to fill remaining Cabinet positions and other senior..
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Biden transition: Trump's grievances feed menacing undertow after US election

The last throes of Donald Trump's presidency have turned ugly — even dangerous.Death threats are on the rise. Local and state election officials are being..
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Joe Biden administration to support Australia while China warns of 'lasting punishment'

Joe Biden's incoming administration will "rally" its allies behind Australia as Beijing warns Australia "will pay a price" for siding with the United..
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Trump rehashes unsubstantiated voter fraud charges

In a video released Wednesday, President Donald Trump delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, unspooling..
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Brazil Brazil Largest country in South America

Brazil's Santas are out of work [Video]

Brazil's Santas are out of work

Christmas will be a little less jolly this year in Brazil as many of the people who play Santa Claus find themselves out of work. Rosanna Philpott reports.

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Italy to start coronavirus vaccinations in January; gunmen take over Brazilian city in bank heist

Italy plans to roll out Pfizer's COVID vaccine for widespread use in the country starting in January. Also, dozens of gunmen in Brazil effectively took an entire..
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Brazil bank heist: Armed men take hostages in attack on Cametá

The attack in Cametá appears to be a repeat of one carried out in Criciúma city 24 hours earlier.
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Covid cases down 32% in November, but India still No. 2 globally

India reported nearly 12.8 lakh cases in November, second only to the US, where the pandemic surged to unprecedented levels with the country logging 44.8 lakh..
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Residents held hostage: Robbers close off Brazilian city during bank heist

Dozens of gunmen armed with assault rifles invaded a city in southern Brazil today and took control of the streets as they assaulted a local bank.Video broadcast..
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