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Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the Chinese-ruled city’s leader on Monday to listen to calls for democracy. Supporters of local candidate Kelvin Lam celebrate, after it was announced he won the…

Some possible candidates to succeed Elizabeth May as federal Green leader

OTTAWA—A look at possible contenders to replace Elizabeth May as leader of the federal Green party: Peter Bevan-Baker — In this year’s Prince Edward Island election, provincial Green leader Bevan-Baker, 57, scored a significant breakthrough in making the party the official Opposition. He and his wife have four children and run a dental clinic, cafe…

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi killed in US raid in Syria, Trump confirms

US President Donald Trump has announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a US military raid in northwest Syria, confirming an avalanche of rumors on the terrorist’s death. “Al-Baghdadi has been killed… in a daring nighttime raid,” Trump said in a live address from the White House. The US troops involved…