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July 21, 2019 By Maria Tsvetkova and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainians voted in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday that is expected to strengthen President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hold on power, handing the novice politician a broader mandate for driving change in a nation at war. A TV comedian with no prior policymaking experience, [...]

July 21, 2019 By Linda Sieg and Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc was forecast to win a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday that could determine whether his dream of revising the post-war, U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution can be kept alive. Media surveys show Abe’s Liberal [...]

July 21, 2019 By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday as a UK official failed to rule out sanctions in response to Tehran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker. Britain has called Iran’s capture of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday a [...]

July 21, 2019 By Donny Kwok and Felix Tam HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands marched in sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Sunday as anti-government protests show no sign of let-up, with anger over an extradition bill morphing into a fresh front against what many see as an erosion of freedoms by Beijing. [...]

July 21, 2019 By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – Finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became Britain’s new prime minister because he could not support a leader happy to take the country out of the European Union without a deal. Hammond’s decision underlines the strength of feeling in [...]

July 21, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union would be willing to change parts of the political declaration, or agreement on a future relationship with Britain, when the new British prime minister is elected, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday. Repeating a warning to the new prime minister, likely to be former [...]

July 21, 2019 (Reuters) – U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea, two key allies of Washington that are embroiled in a trade dispute. A White House National Security Council spokesman said on Twitter that Bolton planned to “continue conversations with critical allies and friends”. [...]

July 21, 2019 DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Sunday, local officials said. The attack in Dera Ismail Khan early on Sunday was claimed by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, often known as [...]

July 21, 2019 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Sunday to discuss migration and trade, amid heightened bilateral tension ahead of a deadline on a deal that removed tariff threats on Mexican exports. Under the June agreement with the United States, Mexico [...]

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