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Election gift for PM Johnson: Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seats

11 hours 30 min ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the most significant boost of the British election campaign to date when Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he would not contest 317 seats where the Conservative Party won in 2017.
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Labour's Corbyn says Trump got his wish of Johnson-Farage deal

11 hours 31 min ago
The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump had got his wish for Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to make a pact with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Russia accuses Bolivian opposition of unleashing violence

11 hours 49 min ago
Russia accused Bolivia's opposition of unleashing violence in the South American nation and said it looked like the government's hopes for dialogue had been swept aside by an orchestrated coup.
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U.S. urges civilian leadership maintain control in Bolivia -official

11 hours 56 min ago
The United States is monitoring the political situation in Bolivia and calling on civilian leadership to maintain control after President Evo Morales resigned after protests against his disputed re-election last month, a State Department official said on Monday.
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With Indian court ruling, Modi's Hindu agenda barrels forward

11 hours 57 min ago
Just six months after sweeping to re-election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered on two major promises of his party's Hindu agenda, electrifying his base but sowing unease among liberals and the nation's large Muslim minority.
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Factbox: What does India's ruling Hindu nationalist party want to achieve?

11 hours 57 min ago
Six months after he was re-elected, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on course to have delivered on two big promises of his agenda: Stripping Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy and moving towards building a temple on a disputed site.
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Morales' exit in Bolivia leaves violence and political vacuum

12 hours 8 min ago
Buildings were set alight in Bolivia's capital La Paz overnight in apparent retaliatory attacks after Evo Morales, president since 2006, resigned under pressure from anger over his disputed re-election last month.
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Mexico's president calls events in Bolivia 'regrettable'

12 hours 9 min ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday described the weekend's events in Bolivia as "regrettable" and said his foreign minister would give the government's position on the situation in the South American country shortly.
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'Various failures' in Bolivian election: incoming EU diplomacy chief

12 hours 19 min ago
The European Union's incoming foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said on Monday that Bolivia's Oct. 20 election results could not be validated, citing a report that pointed to various failures amounting to more than just "simple irregularities."
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Factbox: U.S. diplomats take starring role in Trump impeachment hearings

12 hours 22 min ago
The U.S. officials who will testify this week at public hearings in the House of Representatives' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump include the current top diplomat in Ukraine, the previous ambassador there and a diplomat who has spent much of his career fighting corruption in Ukraine and elsewhere.
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Sistani backs UN ideas to ease Iraq crisis, concerned elites not serious: UN official

12 hours 37 min ago
Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric is concerned the political elite is not serious about enacting promised reforms to defuse mass unrest and believes protesters will not go home without concrete steps to realize their demands, a senior U.N. official said.
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Brexit Party's Farage says will not challenge PM Johnson's Conservatives in 317 seats

12 hours 50 min ago
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Monday that his party would not contest 317 Conservative Party seats in the Dec. 12 election but would contest nearly all other seats, a significant boost for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Spain's Socialists rule out grand coalition with conservative rivals

12 hours 58 min ago
Spain's Socialists said on Monday they would not form a grand coalition with the main opposition People's Party, after Sunday's repeat election yielded a deeply fragmented parliament, complicating efforts to form a stable government in the country.
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Global stocks drop as Hong Kong violence rattles investors

13 hours 4 min ago
Shares around the globe fell on Monday, buffeted by escalating violence in Hong Kong that pushed Asian stocks to their worst day since August and stoked demand for the safe-haven yen and gold.
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Dutch court: Netherlands must accept return of children of Islamic State mothers

13 hours 9 min ago
The Netherlands must actively help repatriate the children of women who joined Islamic State in Syria, a court in The Hague ruled on Monday.
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Hong Kong violence prompts reminder that China troops close at hand

13 hours 25 min ago
Hong Kong police shot and critically wounded a protester and a man was set on fire on Monday in violence that prompted leader Carrie Lam to denounce "enemies of the people" and which drew a chilling warning from a senior Chinese newspaper editor.
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Airbnb, Chobani among companies to oppose U.S. asylum work permit slowdown

13 hours 27 min ago
Airbnb, Chobani, Western Union and a dozen other companies are urging the withdrawal of a Trump administration proposal to slow down the work permit approval process for asylum seekers.
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Ukraine expects U.S. military aid to keep flowing despite Trump impeachment battle

14 hours 52 sec ago
Ukraine expects the United States to maintain or even increase military aid to Kiev next year despite the issue being part of a political battle in Washington over the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Defence Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk told Reuters.
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Spain's Rivera steps down as lawmaker and Ciudadanos party leader

14 hours 5 min ago
The leader of Spain's Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera, on Monday said he had resigned as party president and lawmaker after the centre-right party saw its support plunge in Sunday's election.
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Morales exit in Bolivia sparks night of violence, political vacuum

14 hours 9 min ago
Bolivia's capital La Paz was rocked by violent clashes overnight with buildings set on fire in apparent retaliatory attacks after Evo Morales, the country's president since 2006, resigned under pressure over a disputed election last month
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