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"Brexit closure": Johnson wins commanding victory in UK election

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for "closure" over the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom, saying his election victory provided an overwhelming mandate to take Britain out of the European Union on Jan. 31. Learn More


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New Zealand resumes mission to retrieve remaining bodies following volcanic eruption

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand police said on Saturday they would search in the waters near the volcanic White Island in their attempts to retrieve two remaining bodies, following a fatal eruption earlier this week. More »


I need a break, says globetrotting Greta

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Tireless teenage activist Greta Thunberg has been crisscrossing the globe by car, train and boat - but not plane - to demand action on climate change. But now even she needs a rest. More »


'We are nothing' without U.N. agency's help, says Palestinian refugee

BETHLEHEM/GAZA (Reuters) - George Salameh's family has lived in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem for 70 years. Still, he prefers his family be called "al-Yafawi", meaning "of Jaffa", an ode to the Mediterranean coastal town his family left in 1948 and still considers home. More »


Trudeau says Canadian farmers hit by trade disputes should be helped faster

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's Agriculture Ministry should move more quickly to help farmers harmed by protectionist measures imposed by other nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday. More »


How Boris Johnson’s election gamble paid off

(Reuters) - It was a straight forward message: “Get Brexit done.” More »


Turkish drones escorting drill ships to fly from Turkish Cypriot airport: report

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The breakaway Turkish Cypriot cabinet has designated an airport on the disputed island as a base for Turkish drones escorting ships seeking hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean, a news agency said, a move likely to increase tension with the European Union. More »


Fate of global climate action 'in the balance' as U.N. talks go down to wire

MADRID (Reuters) - Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations to show serious commitment to fighting climate change as negotiators battled into the early hours of Saturday to salvage a result from a fraught U.N. summit in Madrid. More »


'I don't feel like a role model': Finland's new 34-year-old leader

BRUSSELS/HELSINKI (Reuters) - She may be the world's youngest-serving head of government, but Finland's newly appointed prime minister does not feel like a role model, 34-year-old Sanna Marin told Reuters on Friday. More »


How Mexico's leftist president quietly made peace with big business

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Barely a day goes by without Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador berating business and political elites, whom he blames for fueling the country's poverty and corruption. More »


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