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The road to Brexit

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UK Labour's finance chief McDonnell to step down after election defeat

LONDON Britain's opposition Labour party finance spokesman John McDonnell will not be in his party's next shadow cabinet after Labour's heavy election defeat to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, he said on Saturday.

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Explainer: Reality check for Johnson's Brexit: it's just the beginning

BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a sweeping election victory on a promise to "Get Brexit done", but a reality check awaits for voters hoping that the messy divorce is finally over. | Video

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Brexit relief for UK economy might not last long

LONDON Britain's economy will cast off some of the Brexit uncertainty that has held it back since 2016 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election triumph, but the risk remains of another "cliff-edge" showdown with Brussels in a year's time.

Take Five: What's the deal?

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese officials have agreed to a "phase one" trade deal that includes cutting U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.

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UK Labour's Corbyn says prepared to stay as leader until next year

LONDON Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he did not want to go quickly after Labour suffered its worst election result since 1935 and that he was prepared to remain leader until the party chooses a successor next year. | Video

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How Boris Johnson's election gamble paid off

It was a straight forward message: “Get Brexit done.”

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Investors slash bets on weaker pound after Johnson's thumping election win

LONDON Sterling was well supported on Friday as investors rushed to unwind bets on a weaker pound after a resounding election victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party.

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Pound soars as Johnson scores landslide British election win

LONDON The pound surged more than 2% on Thursday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a resounding election victory that markets believe makes an orderly British exit from the European Union all but certain. | Video

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EU leaves Poland out of 2050 climate deal after standoff

BRUSSELS The European Union left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement on Friday after hours of summit haggling with three poorer eastern member states that demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power. | Video

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Euro zone bonds take a hit as trade, Brexit uncertainties clear

LONDON Germany's 10-year bond yield briefly hit a six-month high on Friday on the prospect of a U.S.-China trade deal and as a thumping election win for the Conservative Party cleared hurdles in the way of Britain's exit from the European Union.

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Factbox - Final results of Britain's election: PM Johnson wins big majority

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31.

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EU says talks on future UK relationship will be complex and tough,

BRUSSELS EU leaders welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's election triumph on Friday as a chance to put three years of Brexit frustration behind them, but cautioned that talks on a new EU-UK relationship would be very difficult.

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Labour Party's Red Wall across England falls as voters clamour for Brexit

BURNLEY/WEST BROMWICH, England Burnley is no longer a brick in Labour's Red Wall. | Video

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Britain speeds towards Brexit as Johnson wins large majority in election

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31. | Video

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Victory for nationalism - Johnson's win puts UK's future in doubt

BELFAST/GLASGOW The election result was hailed as a victory for English, Scottish and Irish nationalism - and it could spell the end of the United Kingdom. | Video