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UK Economy Shrinks for First Time Since 2012 as Brexit Bites

LONDON — The British economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties heaped pressure on firms, official figures showed Friday. The decline is set to raise alarm that the economy could experience its fi...
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Boris Johnson Becomes Prime Minister, Aims to Win Over Doubters

LONDON — Boris Johnson became Britain's new prime minister Wednesday, vowing to lead the U.K. out of the European Union "after three years of unfounded self-doubt." Standing outside the shiny black door of 10 Downing St., Johnson derided "the doubters, the ...
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Netanyahu Poised to Become Israeli PM for 5th Time

JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and othe...