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Politics5 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks during a news conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, has won re-election to a second term, according to media reports, narrowly defeating a Republican opponent who had tightly aligned himself with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Election officials, assisted by Sri Lankan police officer, arrive with a ballot box to a counting center, after the voting ended during the presidential election day, in Colombo in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Indunil Usgoda Arachchi

Sri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa established a lead over his main rival in a presidential election months after deadly militant attacks in the island, early results showed on Sunday.

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Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.

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A protester throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 17, 2019.   REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Fresh violence erupted around a besieged Hong Kong university campus on Sunday morning, as protesters braced for a possible final police push to clear them after fiery clashes overnight.

World Newsan hour ago

Silhouettes of riot police officers are seen in Sacaba, outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia, November 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Danilo Balderrama

The United Nations warned on Saturday violence in Bolivia could "spin out of control" following recent skirmishes between security forces and coca farmers loyal to ousted President Evo Morales that have left nine dead.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator takes cover from a spray of water during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo

Chile's independent human rights watchdog said on Saturday it would file a formal complaint for murder against police officers who allegedly prevented paramedics from attending a heart attack victim amid a protest Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Guatemalan Interior Secretary Enrique Degenhart looks on in front of a portrait of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The U.S. government said on Saturday that it had no plans to send asylum seekers to remote regions in Guatemala after the Central American country floated the plan during negotiations for a bilateral migration agreement this week.

World News2 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Conservative party candidate for the Mansfield constituency Ben Bradley speaks with people as they campaign in Mansfield, Britain, November 16, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party have the highest level of support since 2017, according to opinion polls published on Saturday.

World News3 hours ago

Riot police officers are deployed during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations erupted into violence.

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FILE PHOTO: Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 20, 2019   Britain's Prince Andrew arrives by horse and carriage on ladies day   REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Britain's Prince Andrew said he could not have had sex with a teenage girl at a socialite's London home because he returned to his house after a children's party on the night in question and has no recollection of ever meeting her.

World News16 minutes ago

Two Australian lawmakers who were denied entry to China for a study tour because of their outspoken criticism of Beijing must "repent and redress their mistakes" if they want to visit the country, China's embassy in Canberra said.

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FILE PHOTO: Overview of wildfires in New South Wales, Australia November 14, 2019. Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

Rising temperatures, lightning strikes and gusty winds further raised fire danger on both coasts of Australia on Sunday as the country already battles more than 120 bushfires and firefighters work day and night trying to contain them.

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Protesters stand with gas masks amidst tear gas during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hong Kong riot police fired volleys of tear gas at protesters emerging from a university campus on Sunday, according to a Reuters witness, as overnight violence restarted.

World News2 hours ago

Parliamentary elections being held in Belarus on Sunday will be closely watched by the West to see how much leeway President Alexander Lukashenko will allow opposition candidates while keeping his grip on power.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photo during a general election campaign trail stop at Thornton-Cleveleys railway station in Manchester, Britain November 15, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that all Conservative Party candidates in the Dec. 12 election have pledged to back his Brexit deal, opening the door to getting the agreement passed through parliament if the party were to win a majority.

World News3 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is greeted during a general election campaign trail stop at Thornton-Cleveleys railway station in Manchester, Britain November 15, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 15-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by the Mail on Sunday ahead of next month's election.

World News3 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Conservative party candidate for the Mansfield constituency Ben Bradley campaigns in Mansfield, Britain, November 16, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by Opinium Research on Saturday, ahead of next month's election.

Brexit3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay speaks as he arrives at the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has accused the European Union 'elites' of preferring a British government led by current opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn after the upcoming UK elections.

World News4 hours ago

The Trump administration on Saturday imposed U.S. travel sanctions on a second high-level Cuban official as it increased pressure on its old Cold War foe and Havana's ongoing support of Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Former Lebanese finance minister Mohammad Safadi withdrew his candidacy to be the next prime minister on Saturday, saying that he saw that it would have been difficult to form a "harmonious" cabinet supported by all parties.

Politics5 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks during a news conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, has won re-election to a second term, according to media reports, narrowly defeating a Republican opponent who had tightly aligned himself with U.S. President Donald Trump.

World News38 minutes ago

Election officials, assisted by Sri Lankan police officer, arrive with a ballot box to a counting center, after the voting ended during the presidential election day, in Colombo in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Indunil Usgoda Arachchi

Sri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa established a lead over his main rival in a presidential election months after deadly militant attacks in the island, early results showed on Sunday.

World Newsan hour ago

Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.

World Newsan hour ago

A protester throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 17, 2019.   REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Fresh violence erupted around a besieged Hong Kong university campus on Sunday morning, as protesters braced for a possible final police push to clear them after fiery clashes overnight.

World Newsan hour ago

Silhouettes of riot police officers are seen in Sacaba, outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia, November 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Danilo Balderrama

The United Nations warned on Saturday violence in Bolivia could "spin out of control" following recent skirmishes between security forces and coca farmers loyal to ousted President Evo Morales that have left nine dead.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator takes cover from a spray of water during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo

Chile's independent human rights watchdog said on Saturday it would file a formal complaint for murder against police officers who allegedly prevented paramedics from attending a heart attack victim amid a protest Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Guatemalan Interior Secretary Enrique Degenhart looks on in front of a portrait of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The U.S. government said on Saturday that it had no plans to send asylum seekers to remote regions in Guatemala after the Central American country floated the plan during negotiations for a bilateral migration agreement this week.

World News2 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Conservative party candidate for the Mansfield constituency Ben Bradley speaks with people as they campaign in Mansfield, Britain, November 16, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party have the highest level of support since 2017, according to opinion polls published on Saturday.

World News3 hours ago

Riot police officers are deployed during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations erupted into violence.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 20, 2019   Britain's Prince Andrew arrives by horse and carriage on ladies day   REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Britain's Prince Andrew said he could not have had sex with a teenage girl at a socialite's London home because he returned to his house after a children's party on the night in question and has no recollection of ever meeting her.

World News16 minutes ago

Two Australian lawmakers who were denied entry to China for a study tour because of their outspoken criticism of Beijing must "repent and redress their mistakes" if they want to visit the country, China's embassy in Canberra said.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Overview of wildfires in New South Wales, Australia November 14, 2019. Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

Rising temperatures, lightning strikes and gusty winds further raised fire danger on both coasts of Australia on Sunday as the country already battles more than 120 bushfires and firefighters work day and night trying to contain them.

World Newsan hour ago

Protesters stand with gas masks amidst tear gas during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hong Kong riot police fired volleys of tear gas at protesters emerging from a university campus on Sunday, according to a Reuters witness, as overnight violence restarted.

World News2 hours ago

Parliamentary elections being held in Belarus on Sunday will be closely watched by the West to see how much leeway President Alexander Lukashenko will allow opposition candidates while keeping his grip on power.

World News2 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photo during a general election campaign trail stop at Thornton-Cleveleys railway station in Manchester, Britain November 15, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that all Conservative Party candidates in the Dec. 12 election have pledged to back his Brexit deal, opening the door to getting the agreement passed through parliament if the party were to win a majority.

World News3 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is greeted during a general election campaign trail stop at Thornton-Cleveleys railway station in Manchester, Britain November 15, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 15-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by the Mail on Sunday ahead of next month's election.

World News3 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Conservative party candidate for the Mansfield constituency Ben Bradley campaigns in Mansfield, Britain, November 16, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by Opinium Research on Saturday, ahead of next month's election.

Brexit3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay speaks as he arrives at the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has accused the European Union 'elites' of preferring a British government led by current opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn after the upcoming UK elections.

World News4 hours ago

The Trump administration on Saturday imposed U.S. travel sanctions on a second high-level Cuban official as it increased pressure on its old Cold War foe and Havana's ongoing support of Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Former Lebanese finance minister Mohammad Safadi withdrew his candidacy to be the next prime minister on Saturday, saying that he saw that it would have been difficult to form a "harmonious" cabinet supported by all parties.

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