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Bruised UK leader returns to Brussels for Brexit help

Britain’s weakened Prime Minister Theresa May headed for Brussels on Thursday (December 13) to lobby European leaders for help after she survived a parliamentary mutiny that highlighted the deadlock o


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Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high: report

A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a rep


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Human rights protection hangs in balance at UN climate talks

Top officials and advocates are pushing at UN talks in Poland to ensure governments and businesses respect human rights when working to build a green future under the Paris climate pact.


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PM May survives party confidence vote but Brexit deal still teetering

Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday (December 12), but a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers indicated parliament was heading towards


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OPEC offsets Iran oil loss, sees lower 2019 demand

OPEC said on Wednesday (December 12) it had offset a drop in sanctions-hit Iranian oil exports and lowered the 2019 forecast of demand for its crude, underlining the challenge the producer group faces


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UK PM May's lawmakers trigger confidence vote in her leadership

Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a confidence vote in her leadership after Britain’s planned divorce from the European Union was plunged into


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Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees

A gunman on a security watchlist killed three people and wounded a dozen others near the picturesque Christmas market in the historic French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening (December 11) before


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Canada frees CFO of China's Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene

A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday (December 11), 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of US authoriti


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Trump, top Democrats clash on border wall in rare Oval Office fight

US President Donald Trump openly sparred about government funding with the top two Democratic lawmakers during an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday (December 11), throwing into question whether a deal wa


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‘Guardians and War on Truth’ Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Time magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday (December 11) as its 2018 Person of the Year for standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence.


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Attack on Afghan intelligence service team kills four

An attack targeting members of Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency just outside the capital Kabul on Tuesday (December 11) killed at least four people and wounded six others, a senior security offi


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Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday (December 10) announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across


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May pulls vote on her divorce deal, thrusting Brexit into the unknown

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday (December 10) abruptly pulled a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, throwing Britain’s plan to leave the European Union into chaos after admitting that


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Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege receive 2018 Nobel Peace Prize at ceremony in Oslo

Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad called on the world to protect victims of wartime sexual violence in their Peace Prize acceptance speeches on Monday, slamming indifference to the plight


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Huawei CFO bail hearing to resume in Canada as Beijing piles pressure

The CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is set to be back in a Canadian courtroom on Monday (December 10), fighting for her freedom with the help of pressure from Beijing, while pr


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Australia grabs world's biggest LNG exporter crown from Qatar in November

Australia overtook Qatar as the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time in November, data from Refinitiv Eikon showed on Monday (December 10).


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More than 150 governments to adopt UN migration pact in Morocco

More than 150 countries will join a United Nations conference to adopt a global pact to better handle migrant flows, a senior UN official said on Sunday (December 9), less than the number that initial


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Acting Armenian PM's bloc easily wins parliamentary vote: commission

Armenia’s acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, bolstered his authority as his political bloc won early parliamentary elections in the former Soviet country on Sunday (December 9), the Central Elect


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Taliban kill 8 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked an army checkpoint in the western Farah province, killing at least eight Afghan soldiers.


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France's Macron to give speech in coming week amid further violent protests

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to make a major announcement in the coming week after further violence from “yellow vest” protesters, the government said on Sunday (December 9).


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