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  1. Brexit versus public services: Rival British leaders make final campaign push

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to the heartlands of Brexit Britain in a final campaign blitz ahead of Thursday's election, as he seeks to secure the parliamentary majority he needs to take the country out of the European Union.
  2. UK Labour would deliver first budget on February 5: McDonnell

    The man who would be Britain's finance minister if the opposition Labour Party takes power after Thursday's election said on Monday he would deliver his first tax-and-spending budget statement on Feb. 5.
  3. Brexit in January or second referendum: the UK election choice

    The Dec. 12 election will decide whether the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in January or moves toward another EU referendum.
  4. Labour's McDonnell: No run on sterling if we win election

    Britain's opposition Labour Party is not expecting a run on the pound if the party wins Thursday's election, Labour's would-be finance minister John McDonnell said on Monday, adding that he had seen evidence the currency would rise instead.
  5. Cambodia to start opposition leader trial in January

    The trial of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha on treason charges will begin on Jan. 15, a court said on Monday.
  6. Factory owner, manager arrested after Indian capital's deadliest fire in 20 years

    Police in New Delhi have arrested the owner and manager of a factory where 43 people died in the Indian capital's deadliest fire in 20 years, a spokesman said on Monday.
  7. Rights groups launch Myanmar boycott ahead of Hague genocide hearings

    Human rights campaigners supporting Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority on Monday called for a global boycott of the country, a day before genocide hearings begin at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
  8. 'Sudden' volcano eruption in New Zealand kills five, several missing

    At least five people were killed, up to 20 injured and several reported missing after a volcano that is a tourist attraction suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand's North Island on Monday.
  9. New Zealand police say no more survivors expected from volcano eruption

    New Zealand police said early on Tuesday they did not expect to find any more survivors from a volcanic eruption on White Island that killed at least five people and injured up to 20.
  10. Staff on two Paris metro lines extend strike to Friday

    Drivers and maintenance staff on two Paris metro lines voted on Monday to extend their strike against the government's planned pension reforms until Friday, a Reuters witness said.

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