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    Ex-Trump lawyer jailed for three years

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:29am on December 13, 2018

    Donald Trump's former lawyer apologised Wednesday for covering up the ‘dirty deeds’ of his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years for multiple crimes...

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    Theresa May wins Conservative Party vote of confidence

    Reuters . London | Updated at 03:12am on December 13, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May won a confidence vote from her party on Wednesday but 117 of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union...

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    Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . Katowice, Poland | Updated at 02:15am on December 13, 2018

    ‘Key political issues’ deadlocking UN climate talks ‘remain unresolved’, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday after an unscheduled stop at the troubled negotiations in Poland....

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    PM May pledges to quit before next UK election

    Reuters . London | Updated at 02:14am on December 13, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May promised on Wednesday to step down before the next parliamentary election due in 2022, hoping to win over wavering lawmakers before a no confidence vote triggered by Brexiteers in her Conservative Party....

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    Sri Lanka parliament passes confidence vote backing ousted PM

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 01:13am on December 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence in its ousted prime minister, as it sought his reinstatement by the president to defuse a political crisis and avoid a government shutdown....

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    Indian voters boot out cow, happiness ministers in state elections

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:51am on December 13, 2018

    India’s only dedicated ‘cow minister’ has been dumped in state elections, ending a controversial tenure that saw hundreds of the sacred animals starve to death and poisoned on his watch....

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    Small islands plead for action at UN climate talks

    Agence France-Presse . Katowice, Poland | Updated at 12:45am on December 13, 2018

    Ministers from nations imperilled by rising seas and temperatures on Tuesday called for drastic action at UN climate talks deadlocked over a refusal by big polluters to embrace landmark environmental data....

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    Time’s Person of Year goes to journalists, including Bangladeshi Shahidul

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 04:31pm on December 12, 2018

    Time on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and two Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar’s government, as ‘Person of...

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    May defiant in face of leadership challenge over Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May vowed to fight ‘with everything I’ve got’ an attempt on Wednesday by her own Conservative party to remove her from office over her unpopular Brexit deal...

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    Huawei executive gets bail in case rattling China ties

    Agence France-Presse . Vancouver | Updated at 02:34pm on December 12, 2018

    A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese telecom company executive wanted in the United States in a case that has rattled...