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Brexit ballot: UK lawmakers back 12 Dec. election

Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons on Tuesday backed an early national vote that could break the country's political impasse over Brexit — or turn out to be merely a temporary distraction.

UK’s Johnson seeks 12 Dec. election to break Brexit impasse

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that the only way to break Britain's Brexit impasse is a general election, and he will ask Parliament to approve a national poll for 12 Dec.

Boris Johnson wins race to become UK’s next prime minister

Brexit hard-liner Boris Johnson, one of Britain’s most famous and divisive politicians, won the race to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will become the next prime minister on Wednesday.

Thousands attend funeral of former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga

Thousands of Jamaicans turned out Sunday for the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who was the last survivor of the generation of politicians who led the country to independence from Britain in 1962.

Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga dies at 89

Edward Seaga, a former Jamaican prime minister who shaped the island’s post-independence politics and cultural life, died Tuesday at 89.

May Day: UK Parliament rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal

Britain’s Parliament delivered a crushing defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos just 17 days before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc.

UK lawmakers vote for Brexit changes

The European Union says that the current agreement with the U.K. remains the “best and only way” to ensure an orderly Brexit, after British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to try to overhaul the deal.

May barely survives no-confidence vote in parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office – but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal.

UK Parliament overwhelmingly rejects May’s Brexit deal

British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos.

Philippines’ Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

The Philippines’ Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition held in Bangkok on Monday, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation.

May survives vote of no confidence

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a brush with political mortality Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country.

EU seals Brexit deal; May faces hard sell at home

After months of hesitation, stop-and-start negotiations and resignations, Britain and the European Union on Sunday finally sealed an agreement governing the U.K.’s departure from the bloc next year.

Britain, EU decide to take additional time to get Brexit right

Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous deadlines Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal ahead of their separation.

Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

Tropical Storm Florence turned into a hurricane Sunday morning and swirled toward the U.S. for what forecasters said could be a direct hit on the Southeast toward the end of the week.

France wins 2nd World Cup

Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title.

It’s not coming home: Croatia beats England 2-1

Jubilation at an early goal for England in the World Cup semifinal against Croatia turned to disappointment for supporters Wednesday when Croatia equalized and then scored a second goal in the 109th minute.

Boris Johnson quits UK gov’t amid mounting Brexit crisis

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a charismatic and divisive cheerleader for Britain’s exit from the European Union, resigned Monday, adding to a crisis over Brexit that threatens to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.

Ferrari’s Vettel wins British Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel took advantage of a bad start and disastrous first lap for Lewis Hamilton to win the British Grand Prix and extend his lead in the championship standings on Sunday.

England reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — England reached the semifinals of the World Cup after Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England's youthful team a match against either Croatia or host nation Russia for a place in the final on July 15.

President Trump, Kim Jong Un commit to denuclearization

Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.
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