December 13, 2019

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  • All Out

    UK Voters Give Johnson Landslide Win

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding victory in yesterday’s elections, ushering in a Brexit-keen Conservative majority of 364 seats, a gain of 47. Voters also rebuked the Labour Party, which lost 59 seats — its worst defeat since 1935 — for a total of 203, compelling its socialist leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to promise

  • Pregnant Pause

    House Judiciary Committee Delays Impeachment Votes

    Shortly before midnight Thursday, Committee Chairman and New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler abruptly called off votes on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying he wanted time for members to “search their consciences.” He rescheduled the votes — on whether the president abused his power by pressuring Ukraine for political favors or

  • Solemn Mission

    Troops Recover Bodies From Stirring NZ Volcano

    The death toll from Monday’s volcanic eruption in New Zealand is officially 15 after military specialists, braving warnings of new activity, recovered six more bodies from Whakaari/White Island. Wearing protective gear and breathing equipment, the troops helicoptered in for the retrieval from the moonscape-like terrain. Scientists have warned that the air on the island is

  • Red Letter

    Markets Cheer China Trade Deal, Brexit News

    Markets surged over the last 24 hours, with investors cheering a potential U.S.-China trade agreement and British election results that seemed to erase Brexit uncertainty. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 stock index closed at a record high yesterday, while the U.K.’s FTSE 100 climbed nearly 2 percent Friday morning as the pound surged against

  • In Short

    Also Important…

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has put off a trip to India after two people were killed in clashes over the country’s new citizenship law, which critics say discriminates against Muslim migrants. Over President Trump’s objections, the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution recognizing as genocide the 1915 deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in Turkey.

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