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Brexit day of reckoning: Johnson battles further delay

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to lawmakers to back his last-minute Brexit deal in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday after his plans were plunged into chaos by his opponents' moves to derail the legislation.

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UK government focused on defeating Letwin amendment - Johnson's spokesman

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The British government is focused on making sure lawmakers do not back a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal until formal ratification legislation has passed, Johnson's spokesman said on Saturday.

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People should have final say on Brexit - Corbyn

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Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the people should have the final say on Brexit, adding that his lawmakers would not back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's European Union withdrawal deal.

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Fate of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

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When Japan's youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage.

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Factbox: Hundreds of dignitaries to attend as Japan's emperor declares enthronement

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito is set to proclaim his enthronement next week in a centuries-old ceremony attended by some 2,000 people, including heads of state and other dignitaries from more than 170 countries.

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Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows over economic corruption

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Security forces fired tear gas and chased down protesters in Beirut on Friday after tens of thousands of people across Lebanon marched to demand the demise of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of collapse.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah says does not want government to resign

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Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday that the group was not demanding the government's resignation amid widespread national protests.

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Johnson says hopes this is the moment to get Brexit resolution

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped lawmakers would go ahead with a vote on Saturday on the divorce deal he struck this week with the European Union and this would be the moment Britain would get resolution over Brexit.

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Johnson says there's little appetite in the EU for further delay

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he was confident he had secured the best possible deal to leave the European Union, warning parliament there was little appetite in the bloc for any further delay.

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Parliament speaker selects Letwin amendment for vote

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The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Saturday he had selected for a vote a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal until formal ratification legislation has passed.

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Explainer: Britain's 'Super Saturday' Brexit showdown in parliament

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union, but a wrecking amendment could derail his plans.

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Government will not participate in Brexit deal vote if Letwin amendment passes - BBC

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The British government will not take part in a vote on its Brexit deal on Saturday if lawmakers back a proposal which seeks to withhold support for a deal until formal ratification legislation has passed, the BBC's political editor said.

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Brexiteer Baker tells Conservative faction to vote for Johnson's deal

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Steve Baker, the head of a hardline Brexit faction in the Conservative Party, has told his European Research Group allies that they should vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.

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DUP will consider backing amendment to Johnson's Brexit deal

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Boris Johnson's Northern Irish allies will consider backing an amendment which would delay any immediate decision on the British prime minister's Brexit deal when it comes before parliament on Saturday.

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UK has no intention of asking for longer Brexit transition - Barclay

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Britain has no intention of extending the transition period that follows Brexit past the current December 2020 end date, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Saturday.

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Conservative lawmaker Duncan Smith says time to get Brexit done

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Conservative lawmaker Iain Duncan Smith said he would be voting in favour of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's European Union divorce deal on Saturday saying it was time to get Brexit done.

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'Failure:' Mexico admits bungled arrest of kingpin's son after mayhem

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Mexican officials on Friday admitted they had bungled the arrest of kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son, who they let go during shootouts with drug gangs in the streets of a major city, but the president insisted his security strategy was working.

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Shocked by cartel firefight, Mexico's Culiacan seeks return to normality

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Stunned residents of the Mexican city of Culiacan gingerly ventured back into the streets on Friday as police cleared away shell casings and scorched cars from an eruption of gangland violence on the home turf of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel.

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Explainer: Mexico's week of bloodshed. What is going on?

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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December, promising not to repeat the "failed policies" of past administrations that have done little to stem a tide of drug-related violence that cost some 29,000 lives last year.

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White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

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President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim - debunked as a conspiracy theory - about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.

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