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Justin Trudeau’s future on the line as Canadians vote

Polls opened at 1100 GMT in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland, the first of the country's six time zones. About 27.4 million Canadians are eligible to elect 338 members of parliament.

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UK PM Boris Johnson adamant on Brexit deadline, despite delay request

A defiant British government has doubled down, insisting it will leave the European Union in 11 days despite parliament's forcing a reluctant prime minister to request another delay.

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Tear gas and water cannon as crowds defy Hong Kong rally ban

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas on Sunday as crowds held an illegal march, with hardcore protesters throwing petrol bombs and trashing busineses, capping a week of anger after the recent stabbing and beating

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European Union mulls British PM Boris Johnson’s reluctant Brexit delay request

EU leaders were on Sunday considering a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Britain's departure from the bloc, which he was forced to make after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal.

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After corruption allegations, Donald Trump drops plan to host next G7 summit at his Florida resort

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had announced the venue for the summit on Thursday, causing a firestorm among Trump's Democratic opponents in Congress, who called the move "among the most brazen examples yet o

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Building ‘peer pressure’ to follow trade rules: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva

The IMF projects the US-China trade dispute could shave USD 700 billion off the global economy by next year, mostly by undercutting confidence and freezing business investment.

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Brexit: Britain asks European Union for extension after MPs vote for delay

European Council Donald Tusk said that he has received extension request just now and he will now start consulting EU leaders on how to react.

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Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold historic vote on PM Boris Johnson’s deal

The deal covers Britain's financial settlement, protects the rights of EU citizens and sets out a post-Brexit transition period potentially until 2022 to allow both sides to agree new trade terms.

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Democratic presidential election hopeful Tulsi Gabbard blasts Hillary Clinton over Russia remarks

Tulsi Gabbard, 38, accused 71-year-old Hillary Clinton, long a doyenne of the Washington establishment, of leading a "concerted campaign" to destroy her reputation.

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Turkish President Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation if deal not respected

After US Vice President Mike Pence came to Ankara for talks with Erdogan on Thursday, the NATO allies agreed Turkey would suspend its offensive for five days in northern Syria while Kurdish fighters withdraw from the area.

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Samsung admits Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor is flawed, issues user advisory

The conglomerate is by far the biggest of the family-controlled empires that dominate business in the world's 11th-largest economy.

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चीन को महंगा पड़ा अमेरिका से ट्रेड वार! GDP ग्रोथ 27 साल में सबसे कम, संकट में अर्थव्यवस्था

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US imposes tariffs on EU goods, targeting Airbus, wine and whisky

The WTO-endorsed onslaught from US President Donald Trump also comes as Washington is mired in a trade war with China and could risk destabilising the global economy further.

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Europe endorses Brexit deal and urges UK MPs to back it

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned such a rejection would create an "extremely complicated situation", while Tusk said that if it happened he would consult member states on how to respond.

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China’s GDP growth slows to 6 per cent in Q3, slowest since 1992

The slowdown comes despite government efforts to support the economy, including measures such as tax cuts.

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Hong Kong lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has faced an outpouring of anger from her opponents since the legislature opened its doors for a new session on Wednesday, three months after the building was trashed by masked protesters.

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Brexit: Emmanuel Macron ‘reasonably confident’ UK MPs will pass deal

Following Thursday's announcement of a deal, all eyes will be on London to see whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has vowed to take Britain out of the EU by the end of the month, has enough support to push through the

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Saudi bus accident near holy city of Medina kills 35 foreigners

The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" near the western Saudi Arabian city, a spokesman for Medina police said, according to the official Saudi Press

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Turkey defiant on Syria operation as US demands ceasefire

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday that the camps were not "currently" under threat from the operation, but Europe has taken an increasingly tough line with Turkey.

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Hong Kong protest leader left bloodied in street attack

Hong Kong's four months of huge and increasingly violent protests were initially sparked by the now-scrapped bill.

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Parents, beware! Instant noodle diet harms kids, UNICEF report says

In those three nations, an average of 40 percent of children aged five and below are malnourished, higher than the global average of one-in-three, according to a report out Tuesday from UNICEF, the UN children's agency.

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Shane Watson claims Instagram, Twitter accounts hacked; apologises for ‘illicit’ posts

The 38-year-old, who has more than two million followers across the two platforms, apologised to his followers for the posts.

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US House passes Hong Kong ‘Democracy Act’

The law would end the Hong Kong-US special trading status unless the State Department certifies annually that city authorities are respecting human rights and the rule of law.

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Vladimir Putin in Abu Dhabi seeking $1.3 billion in investments

The streets of Abu Dhabi were lined with Emirati and Russian flags, while road signs typically displaying warnings for motorists greeted Putin in Arabic and Russian.

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China sees ‘no difference’ with US on trade deal

But few specifics are available on the deal announced by Trump, which would not roll back the tariffs already imposed on hundreds of billions of dollars in trade between the world's two dominant economic powers.

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France’s Emmanuel Macron warns Doanld Trump of need to prevent IS resurgence

The French leader also held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraqi counterpart President Barham Saleh, the presidency said.

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Brexit on October 31 a ‘priority’ for British government: Queen

The Conservative leader has repeatedly said Brexit must happen this month, more than three years after Britons voted narrowly in a 2016 referendum to leave the bloc after nearly five decades of membership.

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