• Boris Johnson is set to win major victory in UK elections
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    Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the general election campaign in Uttoxeter, England, on December 10, 2019. | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Boris Johnson needed a Conservative majority to “get Brexit done.” It looks like he succeeded, based on (usually accurate) exit polls. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will finally be able…
  • Boris Johnson, the UK’s prime minister, explained in under 650 words
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    New UK Conservative Party leader and incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters in central London on July 23, 2019. | Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images Johnson and the Conservatives are expected to win big in Thursday’s election, according to the (usually accurate) exit polls. Boris Johnson is…
  • The UK has the best voting tradition: dogs at polling stations
    Vox - World - 7 hours ago
    Two very good dogs outside a polling station in England on December 12, 2019. | Anthony Devlin/Getty Images Forget politics, focus on the puppies! The United Kingdom is voting in one of the most consequential elections in years, with the outcome determining the future of Brexit and potentially reshaping the…
  • India just redefined its citizenship criteria to exclude Muslims
    Vox - World - 11 hours ago
    A man holds a placard during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi, India. | Getty Images With a new law — and massive new detention camps — the country is undermining its status as a democracy. India is home to 200 million Muslims. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they…
  • Supertrees: Meet the Amazonian giant that helps the rainforest make its own rain
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    Researcher Delano Campos scales an 80-meter tower at the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory to collect air samples and maintain instruments. | Victor Moriyama for Vox The Brazil nut tree plays a critical role in the global climate and weather across South America. Deforestation is putting it all at risk. UATUMÃ…
  • Europe now has its own Green Deal
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    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented the European Green Deal on Wednesday, which aims to make the EU climate neutral by 2050. | European Commission The European Union plans to eliminate its contributions to climate change by 2050. But its plan is light on how to do so.…
  • Pentagon halts operational training for Saudi military students after Pensacola shooting
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    Signage located above the Bayou Grande Bridge leading to the Pensacola Naval Air Station following a shooting on December 06, 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. | Josh Brasted/Getty Images This could cause problems for Trump. A deadly shooting last week at a naval base in Florida led the Pentagon to halt…
  • “We are desperate for any sign of hope,” Greta Thunberg tells UN climate negotiators
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    Ugandan climate activist Hilda Flavia Nakabuye speaking Monday at the United Nations climate meeting in Madrid, Spain. | Juan Carlos Lucas/NurPhoto/Getty Images Youth activists are growing frustrated with world leaders at the COP25 climate conference in Madrid. MADRID — Climate activists grew impatient Wednesday with the slow grind of negotiations…
  • Democrats — and Trump — declare victory on USMCA
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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal announce agreement on USMCA on December 10, 2019. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images House Democrats and the Trump administration agreed to tweaks on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, paving the way for its implementation. It’s official: There…
  • Trump gave Russia’s top envoy a White House meeting. He still hasn’t done that for Ukraine.
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    President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as they meet for talks in the Oval Office at the White House on May 10, 2017. | Alexander Shcherbak\TASS via Getty Images Trump and Lavrov still have some important matters to discuss. House Democrats are moving to impeach…