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Britain and the EU should prepare for other Brexit referendums: Blair

Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair attends an event in Thomson Reuters in London, UK, October 11, 2018. REUTERS / Simon Dawson / Filfoto LONDON (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will say on Friday that Britain and the European Union should prepare for a second Brexit referendum, as Parliament will probably fail to agree on divorce and the …

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BBC – Capital – Why you should not lie to your children about Santa

This article originally appeared on The Conversation Australia, and is published under a Creative Commons license. Oh yes, December. Christmas trees and decorations appear in shop windows, the weather is heated and the school holidays are weighed. It can be exciting or disturbing, depending on your relationship with your family. Not everyone celebrates Christmas. But for those who do, you …

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Japan begins recycling at a disputed US military base

(TOKYO) – The Japanese government started the main recycling work on Friday at a controversial military base-based relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa, despite hard local opposition. Construction workers dumped a load of sediment and bulldozed it in the ocean at Henoko on Okinawa's east coast to build a path for a naval corps base that will be …

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Bolton beats China, Russia over "predators" in Africa

Bolton emphasized that the US vision for the region is "an independence, self-confidence and growth-not dependency, dominance and debt." However, the plan is likely to lead to further cuts to aid and peacekeeping programs. "This strategy is the result of an intensive interagency process and reflects the principle of President Trump's foreign policy doctrine. It is important that the strategy …

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Politics in an Empire to Kill Sri Lankan's President

COLOMBO (Reuters) – A plot for killing the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police and a missing sniper: The editions of news coming from Sri Lanka in recent weeks seem to be picked from the pages of paperback fiction. Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena is calling for a special convention in Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 4, 2018. REUTERS …

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Sri Lanka: Top Court Says President Violated Constitution

(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) – Sri Lanka Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis. A seven-judge bench of the highest court said Thursday the president lacked the power to dissolve Parliament at will before 4½ years from …

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Japan begins recycling a controversial US base despite protest

TOKYO – Japan's government started the main recycling work Friday at a disputed US military base on the southern island of Okinawa despite hard local opposition. Construction workers began dumping a truck of sediment in the ocean at Henoko on the east coast of Okinawa to build a runway for a Marine Corps Base, which will be moved from densely …

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Green Beetle charged with killing Afghan man

Breaking News Emails Get deleted news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. Carol E. Lee and Courtney Cube The US Army has charged a decorated Green Bear with premeditated murder to kill an Afghan man in Afghanistan for almost a decade Then, according to military legal documents obtained by NBC News. …

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Who is in the middle of a split between the US and China? Canada

TORONTO – The United States and China are involved in an early trade dispute that seemed to lead to escalation after the United States appealed to a top Chinese Chief of Technology for Fraud. Who has China thrown out on? Canada. Furious at the arrest in Vancouver by Meng Wanzhou, a top performer at Huawei, Chinese technology giant, China has …

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