Top News: The U.S., Iran, and five other world powers signed an agreement early Sunday morning in Geneva that would temporarily halt progress on Iran's nuclear program and lead to an easing of economic sanctions. Under the accord, Iran will not install any new centrifuges, start any that aren't already operating, or build new enrichment facilities for six months, though it can continue enriching uranium to 3.5 percent. In exchange, the U.S. will provide up to $7 billion in sanction relief. Negotiations for a more permanent agreement will follow.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the agreement a "historic mistake," continuing a campaign of sharp criticism of the talks. Saudi Arabia was also unhappy about the deal. President Obama, speaking from the White House, maintained that it was a crucial step forward for the region. "Today, that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure," he said, "a future in which we can verify that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon."
Iran: Now, the hard part. The Obama administration must convince U.S. lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions and convince Israel that the deal sufficiently contains Iran's nuclear program.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he would not sign the recently negotiated U.S. security agreement, but would continue to negotiate, demanding an immediate halt to U.S. raids on Afghan houses.
China announced a new air defense zone in the East China Sea, raising tensions with Japan over the disputed territory.
In Thailand, tens of thousands of anti-government protestors swarmed the onto streets in Bangkok.
Syrian peace talks will convene January 22 in Geneva, according to a spokesman for UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon, after six months of negotiating over the date.
Egypt expelled Turkey's ambassador, citing "provocative" criticism from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Egypt also downgraded diplomatic relations with Turkey.
Oil prices fell after a deal to ease U.S. sanctions against Iran was announced, though Iran will not be able to increase oil exports for six months.
Police clashed with protesters in the Ukrainian capital after the government backed out of a major trade deal with the EU.
Swiss voters rejected a proposal to cap executive pay.
The former leader of a banned neo-Nazi party in Slovakia was elected as a regional governor.
With only half of the votes counted in Sunday's presidential election in Honduras, both candidates have claimed victory. The full count is expected to be completed on Monday.
A magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck the South Atlantic early Monday morning, 195 miles southeast of the Falkland Islands.
Thirty-three corpses have been recovered from makeshift graves in western Mexico, where rival cartels are competing, Mexican authorities announced Friday.
A senior opposition member was arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo on an International Criminal Court warrant, which accused him of attempting to influence the war crimes trial of former presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba.
Amid protests, Angolan security forces shot and killed an member of the opposition, and detained 292 protesters.
-- By Thomas Stackpole
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