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UK's Boris Johnson claims victory, seeks to 'get Brexit done'

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's victory in Thursday's election means that Brexit could now happen within weeks.
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DealBook: What the U.K. Election Means for Global Business

DealBook: What the U.K. Election Means for Global Business

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government now had “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done,” a stance that goes against decades of greater economic integration.
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British Election, Advancing Brexit, Heralds End of a Global Trade Era

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The decisive Conservative victory leaves no doubt that around the world, the postwar push for economic integration is at an end.
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Boris Wins Big

Boris Wins Big

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Britain's Conservatives won a commanding majority and a mandate to push through the prime minister's Brexit deal-but other problems lie ahead for Johnson, starting with Scotland.
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Europe Reacts To Historic U.K. Election: ‘Hurricane Boris, Brexit Triumphs'

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Across Europe, the press remarked on the size of the victory of the Conservative Party led by Boris Johnson, and its implications for Brexit.
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‘Get Brexit Done.' The 3 Words That Helped Boris Johnson Win Britain's 2019 Election

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“Get Brexit Done.” That was the slogan repeated on every billboard, pamphlet and doorstep during the Conservative Party's campaign for the U.K. election, held on Thursday .
And when the results came through overnight, it was clear those three words had helped win Boris Johnson's party an overwhelming majority, with at least 364 seats in parliament up from 318 two years ago, the party's biggest victory since the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher.
The “Get Brexit Done” slogan “obviously played a part” in Johnson's victory, says Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London...
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An Early Christmas for U.S. Farmers

An Early Christmas for U.S. Farmers

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Good morning.
Christmas came early to U.S. farmers, with President Trump reportedly signing off on a trade deal that would have China buying $50 billion in agricultural products in return for tariff relief. Under the reported deal, the U.S. would reduce existing tariffs on $360 billion in Chinese goods, and hold off another round of tariffs due to take place next week.
None of this addresses the big issues of equal treatment and intellectual property that led business to support Trump's aggressive China trade policy. Instead, it's a short-term economic and political fix, designed to ease...
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'Uncertainty ahead': Where does the vote really leave Brexit?

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Following Boris Johnson's Conservative victory, analysts forecast further turbulence as Brexit moves towards next phase.
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News Brief: Conservatives Win Big In U.K. Election, Impeachment Vote, China Trade

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The British people have handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party a big victory, all but ensuring Brexit. Also, planned votes on two articles of impeachment were delayed.
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Boris Johnson's Overwhelming Election Victory Upends Britain

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Boris Johnson won an emphatic election victory that redraws the political map of Britain and gives the prime minister the mandate he needs to pull the U.K. out of the European Union next month .
The result spectacularly vindicated Johnson's gamble on a snap election to break the deadlock in Parliament over Brexit, as his Conservatives were set for their biggest majority since 1987 under Margaret Thatcher. The pound rose by the most in almost three years as the scale of the Tory victory became clear.
The outcome was a stark repudiation of the main opposition Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn...
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Shares and sterling soar as trade and Brexit fog lifts

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Stocks rose and the pound gained on Friday as the prospect of a China-U.S. trade deal and an election victory for Britain's Brexit-backing Conservative Party cleared two of the darkest clouds on the global investment horizon.
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E.U. Leaders to Meet on Brexit Divorce as U.K. Election Indicates a Way Out

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European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a parliamentary majority that will allow him to push the Brexit divorce deal he negotiated through parliament.
With or without an agreement, Britain is scheduled to leave on Jan. 31. It's the first time that a country will have left the world's biggest trading bloc. Though many EU leaders will be relieved that the Brexit saga is finally coming to an end, just as many are saddened at the departure of such a heavyweight member state.
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Trump Hails Boris Johnson's U.K. Election Victory as Chance for 'Massive New Trade Deal' After Brexit

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The president said any deal between the countries would be "bigger and more lucrative" than one the U.K. could strike with the European Union.
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