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Johnson election victory propels Britain toward swift Brexit

25 min 31 sec ago
Britain was speeding toward Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a crushing election victory, ending three years of uncertainty since the country decided to leave the bloc.
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EU-Britain trade talks challenging, time short: Commission head

25 min 31 sec ago
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said time was "extremely short" to seal a deal on the EU's new relationship with Britain before the end of 2020.
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UK Labour's Corbyn says prepared to stay as leader until next year

25 min 31 sec ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he did not want to go quickly after Labour suffered its worst election result since 1935 and that he was prepared to remain leader until the party chooses a successor next year.
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Shares and sterling leap on trade and Brexit boosts

34 min 1 sec ago
Stock markets and sterling gained on Friday as U.S.-China trade hopes and an election win for Britain's Brexit-backing Conservative Party cleared two of the clouds on the global investment horizon.
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Clashes erupt in Delhi over citizenship law; Japan PM cancels visit

36 min 51 sec ago
Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and hundreds of university students on Friday over the enactment of a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India's secular foundations.
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Explainer: Genocide case against Myanmar at the top U.N. court

47 min 14 sec ago
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was due to leave the Netherlands on Friday after defending her country against accusations of genocide during three days of hearings at the International Court of Justice.
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Algeria's new president Tebboune faces tough challenge

55 min 38 sec ago
Algeria's new president faces the country's biggest political crisis in decades, a hostile economic climate and attacks on his legitimacy after winning an election with low turnout opposed by a massive protest movement.
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Britain speeds towards Brexit as Johnson wins large majority in election

1 hour 29 sec ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31.
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UK Labour Red Wall falls in Burnley as voters clamor for Brexit

1 hour 1 min ago
Burnley is no longer a brick in Labour's Red Wall.
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Futures up on trade deal hopes; tariff deadline closes in

1 hour 7 min ago
U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday on hopes that the United States and China could reach an initial deal to end their trade war after Washington set its terms for an agreement, just days before fresh levies on Chinese goods kick in.
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Now is the time for Scotland to decide, SNP's Sturgeon says

1 hour 7 min ago
Scotland's nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday it was now time for the country to decide its future and that her administration would make the case next week for full legal powers to call an independence referendum.
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Revolution 101: For hardened teens of Hong Kong protests, violence is one way forward

1 hour 9 min ago
Fiona's rebellion against the People's Republic of China began slowly in the summer months, spreading across her 16-year-old life like a fever dream. The marches and protests, the standoffs with police, the lies to her parents. They'd all built on top of her old existence until she found herself, now, dressed in black, her face wrapped with a homemade balaclava that left only her eyes and a pale strip of skin visible. Her small hands were stained red.
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World leaders react to Boris Johnson's British election victory

1 hour 26 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in a landslide election victory, results showed on Friday. [nL8N28M6XR]
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EU agrees to start British trade talks after Brexit deal approved: sources

1 hour 27 min ago
The European Union's 27 national leaders agreed at a summit on Friday to move to trade talks with Britain after the "ratification and effective implementation" of the Brexit deal, diplomatic sources said.
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U.S. Supreme Court justices set to tackle Trump financial records dispute

1 hour 35 min ago
President Donald Trump's fight to keep his personal financial records private reaches a new stage on Friday when U.S. Supreme Court justices meet to consider up to three hotly-contested cases pitting Trump against congressional Democrats and a New York prosecutor.
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Brexit relief for UK economy might not last long

2 hours 33 min ago
Britain's economy will cast off some of the Brexit uncertainty that has held it back since 2016 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election triumph, but the risk remains of another "cliff-edge" showdown with Brussels in a year's time.
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Clashes erupt in New Delhi between students, police over citizenship law

2 hours 41 min ago
Clashes erupted between students and Indian police in the capital city of New Delhi on Friday over a contentious new citizenship law, according to a Reuters photographer at the scene.
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UK's Johnson heads to Buckingham Palace to ask to form government

2 hours 47 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left his Downing Street residence to ask Queen Elizabeth for formal permission to create a new government, after his Conservative Party won an unexpectedly large majority in Thursday's national election.
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In an Indian village, a woman's killing and alleged rape opens caste divides

3 hours 9 min ago
When the young woman limped toward shopkeeper Ravindra Prakash, pleading for help on a dark and foggy morning in the northern Indian village, her body was so charred that he thought she was a witch. He grabbed a wooden stick and tried to shoo her away.
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UK Labour Leader Corbyn to step down as crushing defeat looms

3 hours 17 min ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he would stand down as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he did not set a date for his departure and added he would remain in charge during a period of reflection.
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