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Meet Boris Johnson: The controversial figure who could become the UK's next prime minister
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images (LONDON) -- There is a peculiarly British phrase for all those things that split opinions to the extent that no one, no matter how indifferent, has to pick a side. Named after a particularly divisive condiment to spread on your breakfast toast, the saying goes: “It’s like Marmite – you either love it or you hate it.” Boris Johnson, the Conservative lawmaker who is the overwhelming favorite to replace Theresa May as United Kingdom's prime minister, is without a doubt the “Marmite” candidate in the current leadership race. Johnson has only one more candidate to beat, the...
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Dominican Republic official pushes back as US State Department hikes number of American tourist deaths to 10
iStock (SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) -- Dominican Republic Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia pushed back on reports of a pattern of suspicious deaths of American citizens Friday, as the U.S. State Department hiked the official number of Americans who have died there in the last year to 10.The tourism minister said the number of Americans who have died in the Dominican Republic has actually decreased this year, and that over the last three years there was a 56% reduction in the number of U.S. tourist deaths in the DR.On Friday, the U.S. State Department confirmed the death of Mark Hurlbut...
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Hong Kong protesters swarm police headquarters, tensions over extradition bill escalate
Geovien So/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (HONG KONG) -- Thousands of protesters besieged police headquarters in Hong Kong Friday to demand the release of fellow protesters still in custody after last week's violent skirmish.Protesters, many of them students from local universities, decided to escalate the protests after saying the government ignored their deadline on Thursday to respond to their demands.The day began with a peaceful student sit-in at the Hong Kong government complex but soon escalated as thousands of masked protesters swelled the ranks.They initially occupied roads then shifted their tactics by disrupting government offices in two districts before converging...
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