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Bobby Smith, a political and fathers' rights activist and founder and leader of the 'Give Me Back Elmo' party watches as Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson speaks after the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency count declaration at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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December 13, 2019 - 5:57 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at Buckingham Palace to meet with Queen Elizabeth II. She will ask him to form a new government after the Conservative Party's emphatic election victory. Johnson traveled to Buckingham Palace on Friday for the constitutional ritual...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file stacked containers wait to be loaded on to trucks at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. China's government says trade negotiators are in “close communication” with Washington ahead of a weekend deadline for a U.S. tariff hike. But a Ministry of Commerce spokesman gave no indication of possible progress in trade talks or whether Washington might postpone the increase. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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December 12, 2019 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war. A "deal is close,'' said Myron Brilliant, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's head of international...
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December 12, 2019 - 6:43 pm
(LONDON) -- China and Turkey were the world’s most prolific jailers of journalists in 2019, according to a special report released by the press freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists this week. The report, described as “a snapshot of those incarcerated at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2019,”...
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December 12, 2019 - 6:25 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- In a historic vote, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to recognize as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman-era Turkey a century ago, overcoming weeks of active opposition from President Donald Trump's White House as it convinced three Republican senators to block...
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December 12, 2019 - 6:14 pm
(LONDON) -- New Zealand authorities said they've recovered the bodies of six tourists who were stranded on White Island, where a volcano erupted earlier this week. "Six bodies have been prepared for air lifting off Whakaari / #WhiteIsland and the process to transport them to HMNZS Wellington by...
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December 12, 2019 - 6:10 pm
(LONDON) -- If early exit polls are any indication, Conservatives have won a huge victory in U.K.'s closely watched general election. Britain went to the polls for the third time in five years Thursday to determine whom the public wants to resolve the stalemate over Brexit. In an exit poll released...
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December 12, 2019 - 6:57 am
(LONDON) -- Britain goes to the polls for the third time in four years Thursday to determine whom the public wants to resolve the stalemate over Brexit. Polling booths in the historic election opened at 7 a.m. local time and will close at 10 p.m. -- which is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard...
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December 12, 2019 - 6:43 am
(NEW YORK) -- The Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader of Myanmar defended her government from accusations of genocide against the Rohingya community at the United Nation's top court on Wednesday, calling the allegations "misleading." Addressing the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace in...
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December 12, 2019 - 6:42 am
(NEW YORK) -- A Belgian boy who was on track to become the youngest person to graduate from college has dropped out, leaving his parents and school administrators quarreling over who is to blame. Laurent Simons, 9, gained worldwide attention after finishing high school in just a year and enrolling...
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December 11, 2019 - 11:10 pm
(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- The death toll from Monday's volcanic eruption in New Zealand has climbed to eight, according to the country's national police force. The eight confirmed deaths were all people who had been evacuated from White Island shortly after the volcano erupted and have since...
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