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Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson holds his dog Dilyn after voting in the general election at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London, Thursday Dec. 12, 2019. Dogs wait outside while their owners go into polling stations to cast their ballot in a general election Thursday Dec. 12, 2019. U.K. voters are deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election widely seen as one of the most decisive in modern times. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
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December 12, 2019 - 6:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson campaigned on one theme alone — “Get Brexit done” — and if the results of an exit poll projection are correct, that just may happen. The U.K. exit poll predicts that Johnson's Conservatives won a substantial victory Thursday night in the country's...
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December 12, 2019 - 5:43 pm
(LONDON) -- China and Turkey were the world’s most prolific jailers of journalists in 2019, according to a special report released by the press freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists this week. The report, described as “a snapshot of those incarcerated at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2019,”...
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December 12, 2019 - 5:25 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- In a historic vote, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to recognize as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman-era Turkey a century ago, overcoming weeks of active opposition from President Donald Trump's White House as it convinced three Republican senators to block...
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December 12, 2019 - 5:10 pm
(LONDON) -- If early exit polls are any indication, Conservatives have won a huge victory in U.K.'s closely watched general election. Britain went to the polls for the third time in five years Thursday to determine whom the public wants to resolve the stalemate over Brexit. In an exit poll released...
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December 12, 2019 - 6:00 am
(LONDON) -- At first light on Friday, New Zealand authorities plan to begin the dangerous task of retrieving the bodies of tourists left stranded on White Island where a volcano erupted earlier this week. The major operation will include helicopters, boats and several ground searchers who will...
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December 12, 2019 - 5:57 am
(LONDON) -- Britain goes to the polls for the third time in four years Thursday to determine whom the public wants to resolve the stalemate over Brexit. Polling booths in the historic election opened at 7 a.m. local time and will close at 10 p.m. -- which is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard...
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December 12, 2019 - 5:43 am
(NEW YORK) -- The Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader of Myanmar defended her government from accusations of genocide against the Rohingya community at the United Nation's top court on Wednesday, calling the allegations "misleading." Addressing the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace in...
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December 12, 2019 - 5:42 am
(NEW YORK) -- A Belgian boy who was on track to become the youngest person to graduate from college has dropped out, leaving his parents and school administrators quarreling over who is to blame. Laurent Simons, 9, gained worldwide attention after finishing high school in just a year and enrolling...
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December 11, 2019 - 6:07 pm
(NEW YORK) -- About 400 million people could be at risk for flooding by the end of the century should the Greenland ice shelf continue to melt at its current pace, according to a new study. The ice shelf, one of Earth's largest, is widely considered to be the largest annual contributor of water...
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December 11, 2019 - 3:58 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday pushed back on claims by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that President Donald Trump did not warn Russia against interfering in U.S. politics and elections, widening a spat over what was said in Lavrov's second White House meeting...
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