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6th Aug 2020

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May to hand Downing Street over to Johnson

Theresa May will leave office as UK prime minister with a farewell speech Wednesday, following Boris Johnson's victory in the Conservative Party leadership campaign. Johnson will have an audience with the Queen, who will invite him to form a government. Johnson is expected to give a speech at around 5PM Brussels time, and announce his cabinet members. Johnson has promised to "deliver Brexit" by 31 October.

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The United States recovery focused on a number of important issues, including unemployment benefits and funding for health care providers, but lacked any programs directed towards addressing pollution, renewable energy industries, and clean technology improvements.

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The EU demands Hong Kong reverse decision to postpone Legislative Council elections by one year, as western powers suspend extradition treaties with the global financial hub given China's controversial national security laws.

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