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WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency

?World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday that the novel coronavirus outbreak has become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

Britain set to leave EU amid concerns over uncertainty
Britain is set to leave the European Union (EU) on Friday after its Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal was given final seal of approval in the European Parliament Wednesday.
China deserves 'gratitude and respect' for fighting virus
The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that China deserves the international community's gratitude and respect for having taken very serious measures to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak and prevent exporting cases overseas.

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  • Geopolitics and the future of Europe in 2020

    With Brexit a clearer possibility for the U.K. after the Conservative Party's decisive victory, many challenges still exist on how the U.K. will renegotiate its relationship with the EU and how the EU itself will transition without Britain.

  • Britain's 'Brexit' election

    British PM Johnson's decisive electoral victory bolsters his efforts to get Britain out of the EU, but this could have a significant impact on Britain's economy and its electorate.

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US energy secretary Perry says to resign

U.S. energy secretary Rick Perry, who has drawn scrutiny for his role in President Donald Trump's controversial efforts to push Ukraine to probe Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, on Thursday told Trump that he would resign from the cabinet.

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