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UK’s Boris Johnson faces Parliament as ouster bid over lockdown-flouting parties gathers steam
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UK’s Boris Johnson faces Parliament as ouster bid over lockdown-flouting parties gathers steam

It’s a stunning reversal of fortune for a politician who just over two years ago led the Conservatives to their biggest election victory in almost 40 years

French right chooses Valerie Pecresse as Paris region chief to challenge Emmanuel Macron
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French right chooses Valerie Pecresse as Paris region chief to challenge Emmanuel Macron

Members of The Republicans (LR) in the primary run-off vote chose Valerie Pecresse, who will be its first-ever female presidential candidate and presents herself as a voice of moderation

Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools
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Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools

House Bill 25 will require students who compete in interscholastic competitions to play on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near their time of birth

For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost
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For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost

Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions

Author Jaithirth Rao on his new book about the history of Indian right-wing thought, and what makes him anxious as a conservative
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Author Jaithirth Rao on his new book about the history of Indian right-wing thought, and what makes him anxious as a conservative

Jaithirth Rao, the author of The Indian Conservative, holds that conservatives are opposed to revolutionary change, preferring the evolutionary variety.

Boris Johnson to make fresh attempt to force early election after EU agrees to postpone Brexit until 31 January
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Boris Johnson to make fresh attempt to force early election after EU agrees to postpone Brexit until 31 January

Boris Johnson had previously said he would rather be 'dead in a ditch' than extend the tortuous Brexit process started by the 2016 EU referendum

Democrats begin public hearing of Mueller report; Republicans poised to defend decision to not allow president’s impeachment
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Democrats begin public hearing of Mueller report; Republicans poised to defend decision to not allow president’s impeachment

House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the Mueller report as they intensify their focus on the Russia probe

Britain prepares for Brexit: Theresa May loses popularity in Maidenhead as dabble over deal shifts gear from economic to identity crisis
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Britain prepares for Brexit: Theresa May loses popularity in Maidenhead as dabble over deal shifts gear from economic to identity crisis

About 25 miles from London, in the safe Conservative seat Maidenhead in England, the anger against the chaos in Parliament caused the vote to split in the civic elections, setting alarm bells ringing in Westminster.

Pressure on Theresa May to abandon efforts to seek Brexit deal after Conservative, Labour parties face public anger in local elections
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Pressure on Theresa May to abandon efforts to seek Brexit deal after Conservative, Labour parties face public anger in local elections

Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from lawmakers in her Conservative Party to abandon efforts to seek a Brexit compromise deal with the opposition Labour Party

BJP's policies reflect its clear 'Hindutva' ideology, should not be confused with conservative right-wing politics
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BJP's policies reflect its clear 'Hindutva' ideology, should not be confused with conservative right-wing politics

The BJP does not fall into the 'Right' category, nor do its policies conform broadly with what the world defines as 'Right'.

Donald Trump's decision to pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza draws severe criticism
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Donald Trump's decision to pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza draws severe criticism

US President Donald Trump's decision to pardon Indian-American conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza is being strongly criticised in New York.

President Donald Trump attacks UK's National Health Service, angers British politicians across party lines
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President Donald Trump attacks UK's National Health Service, angers British politicians across party lines

President Donald Trump attacked the UK's state-funded National Health Service (NHS), angering British politicians across party lines. Trump took to Twitter in response to television coverage of an "NHS in Crisis" march over the weekend in London, claiming it showed how the universal healthcare system offered by NHS is not working.

Theresa May battles new Brexit infighting as Tories plan to demand a vote of no confidence
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Theresa May battles new Brexit infighting as Tories plan to demand a vote of no confidence

British prime minister Theresa May on Monday convened what is being branded a "war cabinet" meeting as a fresh round of infighting within the ruling Conservative party over Brexit threatened to escalate into a full-blown rebellion.

British foreign minister Boris Johnson under fire for 'dead bodies' Libya gaffe
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British foreign minister Boris Johnson under fire for 'dead bodies' Libya gaffe

British foreign minister Boris Johnson came under fire for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors: If it can "clear the dead bodies away" first.

As Brexit looms, Theresa May vows to fight on as prime minister despite diminished authority
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As Brexit looms, Theresa May vows to fight on as prime minister despite diminished authority

Britain's Theresa May will promise to fight on as prime minister and pursue bold domestic reform despite her diminished authority in a speech this week.

French Presidential Election 2017: Emmanuel Macron camp says real victory will be in five years
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French Presidential Election 2017: Emmanuel Macron camp says real victory will be in five years

President Emmanuel Macron's government promised to reshape France's political landscape as final results showed he had won the commanding parliamentary majority

Steve Scalise injured in Virginia shooting: All you need to know about this Conservative gun rights advocate
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Steve Scalise injured in Virginia shooting: All you need to know about this Conservative gun rights advocate

Steve Scalise, the senior Republican lawmaker seriously wounded in Wednesday's shooting at a baseball practice near Washington, is a hardline conservative who opposes abortion, immigration and gun control

Theresa May to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster to seek backing for minority government
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Theresa May to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster to seek backing for minority government

Theresa May will meet the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) seeking support to form a Conservative minority government

UK Election 2017: Donald Trump congratulates Theresa May for coalition, offers 'warm support'
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UK Election 2017: Donald Trump congratulates Theresa May for coalition, offers 'warm support'

US President Donald Trump has spoken over phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May and offered his "warm support" after her Conservative party failed to muster a simple majority in Britain's snap polls

UK Election 2017: Theresa May to form fragile govt after poll debacle, uncertainty over Brexit talks
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UK Election 2017: Theresa May to form fragile govt after poll debacle, uncertainty over Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election debacle days before talks on Britain's EU departure are due to begin.