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Factbox: Who is hoping to be Britain's next prime minister?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:25
Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will step down before the next phase of Brexit negotiations and, although she has not put a date on her departure, senior members of her Conservative Party are jostling to replace her.
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UAE, keen to maintain safe-haven image, tempers tanker attack response

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:16
The United Arab Emirates, though a prominent foe of Iran in the Middle East's power struggles, has tempered its reaction to attacks on oil tankers off its coast in an effort to protect its reputation as a safe and stable business hub.
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'Zero chance' of a Brexit deal with PM May's government: Labour source says

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:57
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit talks with the opposition Labour Party will not succeed because her government is on the verge of collapsing and so there could be a new leader within weeks, a Labour source said.
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Spreading the net: Somali Islamists now target Kenyan recruits

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:46
A youth recruited while watching football. A Catholic school graduate. Girls desperate for cash and jobs.
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Pompeo meets Hong Kong pro-democracy leader

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:45
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a proposed extradition law pushed by Beijing.
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U.S. urging talks while 'holding gun' at Iran: Iranian military official

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:42
A senior Iranian military official has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of dishonesty, saying Washington is calling for talks while "holding a gun" at Tehran, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Friday.
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Orban says he discussed missiles and natural gas with Trump

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:24
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said he had discussed the purchase of mid-range air defense missiles at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday.
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In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:20
Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality.
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Practical steps needed to save Iran nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Zarif

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:14
The remaining signatories of Iran's nuclear deal should act to save the accord as "supportive statements" are not enough, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Iranian state media before leaving Japan on his way to China.
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Japan fashion magnate raises over $8 million at Sotheby's auction

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:05
Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa sold art for more than $8 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York on Thursday night, providing funds to the entrepreneur who previously said he has no money.
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Japan's Suga: possible for PM Abe to dissolve lower house

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:03
Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday it is possible that the prime minister could dissolve the lower house of parliament if the opposition submits a motion of no confidence against his cabinet.
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Ukraine ruling coalition breaks up, may lead to snap election

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:01
Ukraine's ruling coalition broke up on Friday after the People's Front party quit outgoing President Petro Poroshenko's faction, potentially paving the way for incoming President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to call a snap election.
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India's Modi chooses woman facing terrorism charges as election candidate

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:01
For nearly a decade, Pragya Thakur was known mostly as the saffron-clad Hindu ascetic shuttling in and out of Indian courts, flanked by police, facing charges under an anti-terrorism law for plotting a bomb attack on Muslims.
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Brexit disarray returns: talks about to fail as May's premiership fades

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 03:21
Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday as last-ditch cross-party talks teetered on the brink of failure in the twilight of Prime Minister Theresa May's premiership.
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Italy's Di Maio not worried over possible European sanctions

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 03:19
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday he was not worried over possible EU sanctions in case of violation of fiscal rules, as he was confident European leadership would change after May 26 European elections.
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'Lives are cheap': Grief, anger as landslide rocks Myanmar's jade hills

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 03:07
When Brang Aung left home in early April, his wife pleaded for him to stay for their newborn son's naming ceremony, just a few weeks later.
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'Bring it on' - Philippines' drug war commander invites probes into killings

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 03:01
The top enforcer of a brutal war on drugs in the Philippines on Friday dared prosecutors to go after him for the deaths of thousands of people, after activists warned that his election to the Senate could insulate him from legal action.
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Brexit talks between Britain's two main parties about to end with no agreement: BBC

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:47
Brexit talks between Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party are about to close without an agreement, the BBC said on Friday.
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Brexit referendum more likely if talks collapse, Labour's Benn says

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:47
Another referendum on European Union membership is more likely if talks between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party collapse, an influential Labour lawmaker said on Friday.
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In first for Asia, Taiwan parliament endorses same-sex marriage

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:34
Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality.
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