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Boris Johnson pledges transformative Brexit as nerves are rattled by UK polls

Boris Johnson called the snap election after more than three years of political crisis over the United Kingdom’s most significant geopolitical move since World War Two.

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North Korea carries out ‘very important’ test at once-dismantled launch site

North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said Pyongyang had promised to close.

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Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Donald Trump

Representative Jamie Raskin told reporters on Saturday evening the committee had spent the day digesting information they received from the House Intelligence Committee and constitutional law scholars who testified before Con

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Four dead in shooting near Mexico’s presidential residence

Preliminary reports indicated that an armed man entered a building on a small street near the palace looking to relieve himself, Mexico City police said.

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Knife-edge? UK’s Boris Johnson ahead but polls suggest majority might be tough

At the lowest end of that range, Johnson cannot count on winning the majority in parliament he needs to take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, especially if voters choose to put aside their usual allegiances to vo

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Saudi suspect in US Navy base attack linked to anti-US Twitter screed

Federal investigators have not disclosed any motive behind the attack, which unfolded at dawn on Friday when the Saudi national is said to have began firing a handgun inside a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola.

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US says drone shot down by Russian air defenses near Libyan capital

Military officials linked to the GNA and Western diplomats have confirmed the presence of Russian contractors in Libya.

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Leak of classified papers ahead of UK election tied to Russian operation -Reddit

Britain's opposition Labour Party seized on the leaked documents on Nov. 27, saying they showed the ruling Conservatives were plotting to offer the state-run National Health Service (NHS) for sale in trade talks with Washingt

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White House vows response to Democratic deadline in Donald Trump impeachment drive

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday asked the Judiciary Committee to draw up articles of impeachment - formal charges - against the Republican president.

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UK will have time to strike trade deals after Brexit, says Boris Johnson

"We have ample to get on and build a new free trade partnership, not just with the EU but with countries around the world," Johnson said in a television debate with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ahead of a Dec. 12 el

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US House passes resolution breaking with Donald Trump on Israel policy

The Democratic-led House voted 226 to 188, largely along party lines, for a non-binding resolution saying that only a two-state solution can both ensure Israel's survival as a Jewish state and fulfill the Palestinians' "legit

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Donald Trump will make final call on China tariffs, likes direction of talks, says Larry Kudlow

With about a week to go before the deadline amid "intense" negotiations, Kudlow said Trump would make the final decision on the import tariffs, which would hit Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers, toys and clothing.

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No apology to Elon Musk from British diver at ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial

Unsworth's lawsuit focuses on three Musk tweets on July 15, 2018, five days after the diver helped complete the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from the cave.

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Google accused of illegally firing workers to stifle unionism

The CWA union, which represents 700,000 North Americans working at AT&T Inc, Walt Disney Co and companies in several other industries, has been trying to organize workers at Google, said Laurie Burgess, an attorney at Messing

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World Bank adopts $1 billion-plus annual China lending plan over US objections

Mnuchin told a House Financial Services Committee hearing that the Treasury's representative on the board had objected on to the plan on Wednesday, adding he wants the World Bank to "graduate" China from its concessional loan

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Oil rises, US crude trading near two-month high after OPEC cut

A panel of ministers representing OPEC and non-OPEC producers led by Russia recommended the cuts be made, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Thursday.

Details need to be hammered out at an OPEC+ meeting that starts later on Friday in Vienna. News

Asian shares firm, oil near 2-month high after deeper output cut

Investors were hoping that the two sides will reach a compromise to at least avoid their worst fears - that the United States will go ahead with its final batch of tariffs on about $156 billion of Chinese exports.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude dipped 2 cents to $58.41 per barrel, but was not far off Thursday's 2-1/2-month high of $59.12 per barrel. News

Wall Street inches higher as December 15 tariff deadline looms

Tech stocks led all three major U.S. stock averages marginally into the black following upbeat statements from President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that the U.S.-China trade negotiations are "on track"

Sage Therapeutics Inc tumbled 59.7% after its depression drug failed in a late-stage study. News

US Navy sailor shoots three at Pearl Harbor base, takes own life

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said on Twitter that the three injured victims were all civilians working for the U.S. Department of Defense, but gave no information on their condition.

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Explained: Why India’s diesel demand is shrinking, and what it means

The combination of these changes has led analysts, academics and company officials to speculate that diesel demand growth in the world's third-largest crude oil consumer may have peaked, with significant repercussions for the

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South Korea court upholds $873 million antitrust penalty for Qualcomm

The ruling is a setback for Qualcomm as it battles customers over royalties and antitrust violations around the world, including an ongoing case brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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Tesla chief Elon Musk testifies his ‘pedo guy’ tweet not meant to be taken literally

Musk, 48, the billionaire chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Inc and founder of the rocket company SpaceX, also apologized to the plaintiff from the witness stand in the packed Los Angeles courtroom.

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Relief for animal lovers! Tigers brought to Spanish animal shelter after ‘horrific’ truck ordeal

After having travelled some 2,000 kilometres en route from Rome to a Russian circus, the tigers were stranded on the horse truck for days "in horrific circumstances" after being denied entry to Belarus, AAP said. They were su

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Disturbing! These Chinese regions near key waterways seriously lagging quality standards

Some 75.4% of China's water was judged to be in the top three grades in the first 10 months of this year, up 2.3 percentage points from a year earlier, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said late on Wednesday.

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Nokia names veteran Sari Baldauf as group boss to take on 5G challenge

Baldauf is the last remaining executive from former chairman and CEO Jorma Ollila's team which in the late 1990s built a Finnish company with a tiny tech unit into the world's biggest cellphone maker.

Taking on the top job at Nokia will make Baldauf, 64, one of the most high-profile female executives in the telecoms industry globally. News

Senior Chinese diplomat set for first visit to South Korea in 5 years amid missile defence row

The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, is set to arrive on Wednesday for a two-day stay, during which he will meet his counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, and President Moon Jae-in, Seoul officials said.

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China may ban all US diplomatic passport-holders from Xinjiang, say media reports

Hu said in a tweet that China is also considering visa restrictions against U.S. officials and lawmakers with "odious performance" on the Xinjiang issue, in retaliation to legislation being prepared by the U.S. Congress. He d

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