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Canada's Trudeau to remain in power but with minority government

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:54pm
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will remain in power but with a minority government that will require the support of a smaller left-leaning party, official results showed on Monday after a hard-fought battle in which he was dogged by scandals.

Justin Trudeau's Liberals projected to form Canada's next government - TV

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:54pm
Canada's Liberal Party is set to form a minority government after Monday's federal election, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected. That means Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have to rely on support from other parties to govern.

Canada's Trudeau clings to power, but loses some of his luster

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:54pm
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held on to his job in Monday's election, securing his spot as one of the world's few high-profile progressive leaders, but tarnished by scandal and with his power diminished.

Trump congratulates Canada's Trudeau on 'hard-fought' election win

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:53pm
U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau early on Tuesday after the federal election put Trudeau back in power, though with a minority in parliament.

Uniqlo ad sparks protest, parody as South Korea-Japan dispute flares

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:37pm
A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up, with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticized as mocking victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers.

Thai king strips 'disloyal' new royal consort of titles

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:52pm
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his newly named royal consort of her titles and military ranks for being "disloyal" and conducting a rivalry with Queen Suthida, the palace said late on Monday.

Bolivia's election sparks protest as rivals clash over results

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:40pm
Bolivia's electoral board released new data late on Monday that showed President Evo Morales had enough votes to win the hotly contested election, sparking allegations of fraud from the opposition and angry clashes in the streets.

Bolivia's electoral board updates rapid count after outcry, shows Morales further ahead

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:40pm
Bolivia's electoral board updated its preliminary election vote count on Monday evening after a nearly 24-hour pause sparked protests and calls from international observers and foreign governments for it to resume, to ensure transparency.

Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities tussle as fate of murder suspect in limbo

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:28pm
A murder case that led to mass street protests in Hong Kong should be handled independently by Taiwan, where the suspect allegedly committed the crime, authorities in the Chinese-ruled city said.

Asia hopes for best in trade talks, Brexit vote

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:46pm
Asian share markets made guarded gains on Tuesday amid cheery chatter about the chance of a Sino-U.S. trade deal, while investors were sanguine yet another vote on Brexit would still avert a hard exit for the UK.

Trump exhorts Republicans to 'get tougher' against impeachment inquiry

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:43pm
Donald Trump on Monday exhorted fellow Republicans to get tougher and fight for his presidency, saying the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives wants to impeach him "as quick as possible" over his request that Ukraine investigate a political rival.

Canada's Trudeau set to form government: CBC TV

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:22pm
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party is projected to form a government after Monday's federal election, CBC TV said on Monday, following a tight national election that campaign pollsters said was too close to call.

'Hopes dashed': Chicago teachers strike to enter fourth school day

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:03pm
School classes were called off for a fourth day in Chicago after the city and striking teachers in the third-largest U.S. school system failed to settle a contract dispute over issues such as class size and staffing.

Johnson faces perilous Brexit ratification after deal vote blocked

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 8:36pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a potentially perilous ratification of his Brexit divorce deal in the British parliament after the speaker refused to allow a vote on it on Monday.

Explainer: As PM Johnson pushes ahead with Brexit, what happens now in parliament?

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 8:36pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to drive the legislation needed to take Britain out of the European Union through parliament in the next 10 days, or else break his "do or die" pledge to leave on Oct. 31.

PG&E says more potential power cuts could hit about 209,000 customers

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 8:31pm
PG&E Corp said on Monday about 209,000 customers could be hit by potential power cutoffs this week, less than two weeks after its most recent unprecedented shut-offs hit more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California.

U.S. lawmakers urge Apple to restore HKMap app used in Hong Kong

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 8:00pm
A bipartisan group of seven U.S. lawmakers including Senators Ted Cruz, Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday urged Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook to restore the HKMap app used in Hong Kong.

Dallas orders curfew after tornado shreds homes; thousands without power

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 7:53pm
Police declared a curfew on Monday in parts of Dallas where a powerful tornado tore apart homes and flipped cars, leaving tens of thousands without power for a second night.

Global stocks climb on hopes for progress in trade; Canadian dollar gains

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 7:49pm
World stock indexes rose on Monday as signs of work to resolve the U.S.-China trade war bolstered investor hopes, while the Canadian dollar strengthened in the hours before results of the election for prime minister.

Democrats try to build support for Trump impeachment as more officials stonewall

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:50am
Congressional Democrats on Monday sought to build public support for their impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump over his request that Ukraine investigate a political rival even as his administration pressed its efforts to stonewall the probe.