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British lawmakers disrupt prime minister’s Brexit plan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a humiliating defeat Saturday as Parliament rebuffed his campaign to take Britain out of the European Union by the end of the month and forced him to seek an extension that he had vowed never to pursue.

Hong Kong says murder suspect wants to surrender to Taiwan

Hong Kong’s leader said Saturday the murder suspect whose case inadvertently helped ignite the city’s protest movement wants to surrender to authorities in Taiwan.

Venezuela’s water system is collapsing

A crumbling economy and the collapse of even basic state infrastructure means water comes irregularly — and drinking it is an increasingly risky gamble.

Justin Trudeau’s party moves ahead in poll days before Canadian election

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has a two-point lead over its Conservative rival, within the margin of error, according to the latest poll conducted days before Monday’s election.

UK lawmakers vote to delay final Brexit decision again, but Boris Johnson vows to press on

In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Parliament voted Saturday to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month.

European Union’s message to UK: Just leave already

The Europeans got the better of the accord, most analysts agree, and remain eager to avoid a no-deal Brexit that would damage both parties.

Syria cease-fire off to rocky start amid reports of fighting

The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town.

Turkish president slams Trump’s letter for ‘lack of respect’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey accused President Trump on Friday of having broken with “diplomatic and political courtesy.”