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General election 2019: Voters head to polls across the UK

The UK is going to the polls for the country’s third general election in less than five years, reports BBC. The contest, the first to be held in December in nearly 100 years, follows those in 2015 and 2017. Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland opened at 07:00 GMT.After the polls close at 22:00 ...

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The main parties and policies in the British election

The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers in Thursday’s elections for Parliament’s lower House of Commons. Here is a look at the main parties and their policies: The Conservative Party: “Get Brexit Done” is the key message pushed – over and over — throughout the campaign by flamboyant Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservatives to ...

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Final push in Britain’s Brexit election

Britain’s political leaders were to criss-cross the country on Wednesday’s final day of general election campaigning as a key poll showed the outcome could be hanging in the balance, reports AFP. Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were set for whistlestop tours of key battleground seats in a frantic last push for votes.Thursday’s snap ...

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General election 2019: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clash over Brexit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed over Brexit in the final head-to-head debate before the 12 December election, reports BBC. During the live debate, Mr Corbyn said Labour would bring Brexit “to an end” by negotiating a new deal and putting it back to the public in a referendum, alongside a Remain option. Mr ...

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Europe’s 1st Eco Friendly Mosque opens in Cambridge

  December 5th marks the official grand opening of the new Cambridge Central Mosque. The building is billed as Europe’s first ‘eco-friendly mosque’ as it is heavily reliant on green energy, aiming for a zero-carbon footprint. With climate change becoming an ever-increasing concern, the new Cambridge Central Mosque was built to demonstrate that there is still hope for a greener future: we can ...

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London children sing holiday tune to Melania Trump

London, December 05 : London fifth graders sang “All I Want for Christmas is You” after Melania Trump added to their merriment Wednesday by joining them to make wreaths and ornaments at a Salvation Army center. At the center in the Clapton neighborhood of east London, Mrs. Trump helped attach pine cones to a wreath covered in yellow tinsel. She ...

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Former England cricket captain Bob Willis dies at 70

Bob Willis, a former England cricket captain and fast bowler, has died. He was 70. Willis died after a long illness, his family said in a statement, calling him “an incredible husband, father, brother and grandfather.” “Cricket has lost a dear friend,” the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement on Wednesday.Willis played 90 test matches from 1971-84 ...

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Climate activists target Liberal Democrats in UK election

Environmental pressure group Extinction Rebellion protesters are dressed as bees and glue themselves to the front of Liberal Democrats Party bus carrying party leader Jo Swinson, during a visit to a youth centre in London, while on the General Election campaign trail, Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019. Photo: AP Extinction Rebellion says six of its activists have targeted the U.K. election ...

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NATO leaders gather as infighting roils military alliance

London, December 04 :  U.S. President Donald Trump and his NATO counterparts are gathering as infighting between some of its biggest member countries threatens to undermine the credibility of the military alliance. The leaders of the 29-member trans-Atlantic organization are meeting Wednesday at a luxury hotel and golf resort in outer London for a half-day session. They are due to ...

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