Comedian wins Ukrainian presidential race

Comedian wins Ukrainian presidential race

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies, had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war. Colette Luke has more.
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Metro Bank dodges shareholder showdown

Metro Bank dodges shareholder showdown

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Tesla to $10 a share? Negativity piles up.

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Huawei launches new Honor phones as U.S. ban looms

Huawei launches new Honor phones as U.S. ban looms

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Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain goes under

Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain goes under

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Sales drop at Kohl's, J.C. Penney

Sales drop at Kohl's, J.C. Penney

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Zimbabwe outages plunge businesses into darkness

Zimbabwe outages plunge businesses into darkness

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a ''brighter tomorrow'' when he was sworn in, vowing to revive the country's economy after Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. But this week Zimbabwe is firmly in the dark, as it endures the worst power cuts in three years.
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Negative ads hit Poland's LGBT community

Negative ads hit Poland's LGBT community

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Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings

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Activists demand end of Shell, fossil fuel at shareholder meeting

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Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain goes under

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Jailed Catalan leaders sit in Spanish parliament

Jailed Catalan leaders sit in Spanish parliament

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Motor racing great Niki Lauda dies

Motor racing great Niki Lauda dies

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French doctors must resume care for vegetative patient

French doctors must resume care for vegetative patient

A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic in a vegetative state, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man’s life support against his parents’ will.
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U.S. garlic farmers cheer trade war escalation

U.S. garlic farmers cheer trade war escalation

Most U.S. farmers are criticizing the escalation of President Donald Trump's trade war with China, but not California garlic farmers, who battled cheaper Chinese garlic imports for decades and say they have benefited from the duties.
Robotics comes into ‘maturity’ at annual ICRA conference

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