Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won in a landslide Friday.

Analysis: U.K. election has some lessons for the U.S. in 2020

The populist contagion that defined the 2016 elections has not dissolved in either country, but the dynamics are different.

How US-China trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot

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U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan,
The limited trade deal that the Trump administration and Beijing announced Friday means Americans will avoid a holiday tax increase on imported toys, clothing and smartphones. U.S. farmers can sell more soybeans and pork to China. And American companies should face less pressure to hand over trade secrets to Beijing.

U.S. troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago at the Battle of the Bulge

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On Monday, dignitaries and veterans will mark the Battle of the Bulge.
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Gang of gunmen on motorcycles kill head of Honduran prison

A gang of gunmen on motorcycles on Friday killed Pedro Ildefonso Armas, the director of Honduras'maximum security prison.
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New Zealand divers attempt to recover last 2 volcano victims

Police divers returned to the waters around New Zealand's volcanic White Island at dawn Saturday to search for the remaining two victims of an eruption that left at least 16 dead and dozens severely burned.
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There's a worrying rise in journalists being arrested for 'fake news' around the world

Analysis: The increase marks a troubling trend.
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Brazil's women join in anthem denouncing sexual violence

A song protesting sexual violence that has become an anthem for women across Latin America was the focus of a demonstration Friday in the capital of Brazil, where women are increasingly willing to denounce aggressors.
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US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate region

China's activities in territory it claims in the South China Sea are meant to intimidate other nations in the region, the commander of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet said Friday.
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People with the Fridays for Future movement protested outside of the international climate summit in Madrid on Friday.

Europe pledges carbon neutrality by 2050, but Poland holds out

Poland wouldn't commit to continent's 2050 goal.
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Last month, Bougainvilleans, many wearing traditional grass skirts, voted for independence in a nonbinding referendum.

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Bougainville's journey has been marked by bloodshed that was often ignored by the outside world.
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Iraq's top Shiite cleric condemns gruesome hanging of teen

Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Friday denounced the killing of a teenager whose body was strung up by his feet from a traffic pole in a Baghdad square, as conflicting versions emerged about what led to the 16-year-old's death.
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US officials downgrade Venezuelan aviation safety rating

U.S. authorities downgraded Venezuela's aviation rating Friday, saying the crisis-torn nation isn't able to meet basic international standards for airline safety.
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Belgian carnival removed from UNESCO list over racism row

A famous Belgian carnival was removed from the U.N.'s cultural heritage list on Friday following complaints that its most recent edition contained blatant displays of anti-Semitism.
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Adam Sandler on plunging into the Safdies' 'Uncut Gems'

Adam Sandler was waiting to be thrown into a midtown fountain on Sixth Avenue for a scene in Josh and Benny Safdie's "Uncut Gems" when he noticed a familiar face on the sidewalk.
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El Salvador court gives hefty sentences in mass gang trial

A court in El Salvador has sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants, authorities said Friday.
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UN official: Chilean police abused protester's human rights

A U.N. human rights report released Friday accused Chilean security forces of serious human rights violations against protesters over the past two months, including deaths, torture, sexual abuse and the use of excessive force.
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UN can't confirm weapons used in Saudi attacks were Iranian

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations has not been able to independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and drones used in attacks earlier this year on an airport and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia "are of Iranian origin."
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson after speaking outside 10 Downing Street in London on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Boris Johnson's gamble on early el

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Friday to heal Britain's divisions over Brexit after his gamble on early elections rewarded him with a commanding majority in Parliament and a new mandate to take his country out of the European Union at the end of January.
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Ex-PM elected Algeria's new president, to protesters' dismay

Algeria newly-elected president Abdelmadjid Tebboune vowed after his victory was announced Friday to reach out to pro-democracy protesters, who massively took to the streets to challenge his election at the head of the oil-rich nation crippled by rampant corruption.
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Afghan presidential candidate to allow ballot recount

Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced Friday he has agreed to allow a ballot recount in provinces where his supporters had stopped the process for almost a month.
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Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to vote on Mayan Train project

Residents of 84 municipalities in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are scheduled to vote this weekend on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's ambitious Mayan Train project.
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3 of 4 men kidnapped from oil tanker off Africa released

Three of four crew members who were kidnapped by pirates from a Greek-flagged oil tanker off the coast of Togo last month have been released, while the fourth has died, the vessel's managing company said Friday.
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Lebanon's Hezbollah insists on a coalition government

The head of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said Friday the best emergency government to deal with the country's worsening economic crisis is one that includes all political groups.