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China's Xi gives Hong Kong leader 'unwavering support'

China's Xi gives Hong Kong leader 'unwavering support'

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing's "unwavering support" after another huge pro-democracy rally earlier this month and her government's thrashing at recent local elections.The city has

China's Xi gives Hong Kong leader 'unwavering support'

China's Xi gives Hong Kong leader 'unwavering support'

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing's "unwavering support" despite another huge pro-democracy rally earlier this month and her government's thrashing at recent local elections.The city ha

N. Ireland parties revive power-sharing talks after UK vote

N. Ireland parties revive power-sharing talks after UK vote

Northern Ireland's squabbling parties met Monday in the hope of reviving their power-sharing regional government after three years, with the UK election having cleared the path to Brexit.The politically and socially volatile province has been without an admin

Britain's Johnson sets off on post-election Brexit mission

Britain's Johnson sets off on post-election Brexit mission

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will unveil a new government Monday that wields a sweeping mandate to take Britain out of the European Union after years of acrimonious debate.Johnson's simple promise to "get Brexit done" resonated in a snap election Thursday t

UK opposition chief Corbyn 'sorry' for election wipeout

UK opposition chief Corbyn 'sorry' for election wipeout

Britain's main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn apologised Sunday for waging a disastrous campaign that handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson a mandate to take the UK out of the EU next month.But the veteran socialist defended his radical platform and blamed the

Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Britons to put years of bitter divisions over the country's EU membership behind them as he vowed to use his resounding election victory to finally deliver Brexit next month.Johnson's ruling Conservatives won their best