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UK’s Johnson to Suspend Parliament as His Brexit Plan Stalls

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Monday a new Brexit deal can be reached to ensure Britain leaves the European Union by the Oct. 31 deadline, as he acknowledged that withdrawing without one would be a "failure" for which he'd be partially to blam...
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Pope Wants Bishops to Punish Sex Abusers, Not Cover up Cases

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is insisting that bishops attending his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit will learn the laws to use against predators, how to care for victims and will make sure that no cleric abuse cases are covered up again. The Vatican...
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Trump Team Gets Tough on Russia, Delays Putin Summit II.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's top national security aides sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia by declaring Wednesday that the U.S. will never recognize the annexation of Crimea and by postponing a second proposed summit b...
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Putin, Trump Will Hold Summit in Helsinki on July 16

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit in Helsinki on July 16, a long-expected encounter that comes amid spiraling tensions between Moscow and Washington. A terse synchronized statement issued by the Kre...