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As Britain Stumbles Over Brexit, Support Grows for 2nd Vote

Advertisement FFORESTFACH, Wales — In a 2016 referendum, Stephanie Holtom voted to leave the European Union, worried about immigration and convinced that other countries were telling the British government what to do. But outside a supermarket recently in a large, ...

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US government shutdown after Congress fails to vote

The US government has shut down after Congress failed to pass a key budgetary measure on time. Lawmakers had hoped to approve a new spending bill before federal funding expired at midnight (05:00 GMT). But Republican Senator Rand Paul ended ...

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Women's vote: Pardoning suffragettes 'complicated'

Giving pardons to women who were jailed while fighting for the right to vote would be “complicated”, the home secretary has said. Amber Rudd said she would “take a look” but giving legal pardons for offences such as arson wasn’t ...

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Hong Kong bans ivory trade in 'historic' vote

Hong Kong’s lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners termed “a lifeline for elephants”. A similar ban was brought in across mainland China earlier this year. Ivory sales will be phased out gradually ...

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Egypt coalition calls for boycott of March vote

Related Articles CAIRO: A coalition of eight Egyptian opposition parties and some 150 pro-democracy public figures on Tuesday called for a boycott of the March presidential election, calling it an “absurdity” and comparing the government’s handling of the vote to ...

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