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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves after addressing the media outside 10 Downing Street in London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Johnson's Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
December 13, 2019 - 12:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Friday to heal Britain's divisions over Brexit after his gamble on early elections rewarded him with a commanding majority in Parliament and a new mandate to take his country out of the European Union at the end of January. Johnson's promise to “...
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French President Emmanuel Macron listens to European Council President Charles Michel prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The two men discussed Europe's plans for Brexit, European efforts against climate change and this week's European Union summit in Brussels. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 13, 2019 - 11:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The community of St. Ives in southwest England has formally brought an end to the British general election and it was another victory for the Conservative Party. The victory for Conservative Derek Thomas over Liberal...
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In this photo provided by the U.N. in Papua New Guinea, members of the Bougainville Women's Federation cheer after results were announced in an independence referendum, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Buka, Papua New Guinea. The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world's newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea. (Serahphina Aupong/U.N. in PNG via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 7:22 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The South Pacific region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea, results showed Wednesday. Bougainville Referendum Commission Chairman Bertie Ahern was cheered when he announced that more than...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks during a question and answer session, part of a General Election campaign visit to Ferguson's Transport in Washington, England, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 10:55 am
LONDON (AP) — A 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor took center stage Monday in Britain's election campaign, as the opposition painted his plight as a symptom of the country's ailing health system and branded Prime Minister Boris Johnson heartless for avoiding looking at...
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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon holds a baby in Dalkeith, whilst on the General Election campaign trail in Midlothian, Scotland, Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. The independence of Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom is not on the ballot, but it's uppermost on the minds of many voters here as they make their final choices ahead of the national election next week. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 2:22 am
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re likely to transition seamlessly from talking about which candidate they want to send to Parliament to discussing whether or not they want another...
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Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, speaks during a BBC Question Time live debate, in Sheffield, England, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. ( Jeff Overs/BBC via AP)
November 23, 2019 - 12:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is defending his decision to remain neutral in a possible future referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. Corbyn said Saturday that he plans to be an “honest broker” in a Brexit referendum rather than urge voters to remain in the EU...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, district council candidate Cathy Yau walks during her campaign at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. Yau. a former police officer, grew exasperated as police used more force to quell the unrest. She quit the force in July after 11 years and is running in Sunday's district polls that are widely expected to deliver a decisive victory for the six-month-old movement seeking democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
November 22, 2019 - 6:56 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature. The former officer, exasperated at the increasing use of...
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Britain' Prime Minister Boris Johnson raises a pint of beer, as he meets with military veterans at the Lych Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 as part of the General Election campaign trail. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
November 13, 2019 - 5:08 am
LONDON (AP) — A former Conservative Party Cabinet minister said Wednesday that giving the party a majority in next month's election would be "disastrous" for the U.K., in the latest example of how the Brexit debate has shattered traditional party alliances in this deeply divided country. David...
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Brexit party leader Nigel Farage speaks to journalists during an event as part of the General Election campaign trail, in Hartlepool, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 11, 2019 - 12:19 pm
HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage changed course Monday, announcing that his party would not challenge Conservative candidates in nearly half of the U.K.'s districts, a tactical move that may make it easier for pro-Brexit forces to prevail in the Dec. 12 election. Farage...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gestures as he delivers a speech to supporters, during an event at the Washington Central Hotel, in Workington, England, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 6:03 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — In a victory for Brexit activist Nigel Farage, the EU's top court on Thursday annulled a decision from the European Parliament that demanded a political group linked to the British party UKIP reimburse tens of thousands in EU funds. The Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe had...
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