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British PM May could meet Russia’s Putin at G20: The Times

Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at this month’s G20 summit in Japan in an effort to begin a thaw in relations before a new British leader comes to power, The Times newspaper reported.

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Freed Hong Kong democracy activist joins mass calls for leader to quit

Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong’s push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city’s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, steps down.

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Fed likely to resist pressure to cut U.S. rates this week

The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing fresh demands by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates, is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at a policy meeting this week but possibly lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year.

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Guatemala election headed for runoff, former first lady Torres leads

Guatemala’s presidential election appeared to be headed for a runoff as partial results on Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres an early lead but far short of the majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival.

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Asian shares wobble amid trade, geopolitical tensions; focus on Fed meeting

Asian shares wobbled near one-week lows on Monday as investors turned cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting, while political tensions in the Middle East and Hong Kong kept risk appetite in check.

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In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy

While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat.

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Factbox: List of U.S. Open winners at Pebble Beach

List of players who have won the U.S. Open when it has been held at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California:

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Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala election

Center-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a major test from a conservative challenger in a run-off.

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Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader as democracy activist vows to join protests

Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong’s push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city’s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, steps down.

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Rose proud to contend with ‘no game’ at U.S. Open

Justin Rose said he was proud to contend for more than three days at the U.S. Open with “no game”, even if ultimately he did not have a complete enough package to challenge for victory over the closing holes at Pebble Beach.

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Guatemala’s center-left candidate Torres takes early lead in election

Early results from Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday showed center-left candidate Sandra Torres leading the race from her nearest conservative rival Alejandro Giammattei by more than seven percentage points.

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Runner-up Koepka says not winning U.S. Open ‘doesn’t sting’

Brooks Koepka came close to winning a third consecutive U.S. Open on Sunday but while he had to settle for second place behind Gary Woodland the world number one was far from down on himself.

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Asian shares edge up, trade, geopolitical tensions cap gains; focus on Fed meeting

Asian stocks inched higher on Monday, with a rebound in the Hong Kong market helping the mood, as investors remained cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting.

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Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail, vows to join mass protests

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city’s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, to step down.

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Oosthuizen, Scott both undone by double-bogeys

Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott put themselves in contention at the U.S. Open on Sunday but their runs came to a screeching halt with double-bogeys and they eventually finished tied for seventh behind champion Gary Woodland.

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Woodland fends off Koepka to claim U.S. Open

Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a three-shot victory at the U.S. Open on Sunday, bringing Brooks Koepka’s two-year reign to an end.

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Woods closes on upbeat note, no happy birthday for Mickelson

Tiger Woods made another awful start before turning on the afterburners to shoot two-under 69 in the final round at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday.

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Woodland holds nerve to claim U.S. Open

Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a three-shot victory at the U.S. Open on Sunday, bringing Brooks Koepka’s two-year reign to an end.

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Asian shares wobble on trade, political tensions; focus turns to Fed meet

Asian shares got off to a shaky start on Monday as investors were cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting, while political tensions in the Middle East and Hong Kong kept risk-appetite in check.

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Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader with democracy activist set to leave jail

Hong Kong’s political crisis enters its second week on Monday as uncertainty grows over the fate of government leader Carrie Lam and the extradition bill she postponed at the weekend.

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Woodland wins U.S. Open by three strokes

American Gary Woodland won the U.S. Open by three strokes on Sunday when he held his nerve to fend off a challenge from Brooks Koepka at Pebble Beach.

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Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations’ top human rights body to investigate Beijing’s deadly crackdown 30 years ago.

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Guatemala votes for new president, runoff likely to decide outcome

Guatemalans on Sunday voted for a new president, who will face the daunting challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has ravaged the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, stoking tensions with President Donald Trump.

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Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader Lam after mass protest

Hong Kong’s political crisis enters its second week on Monday as uncertainty mounts over the fate of government leader Carrie Lam and an extradition bill she postponed at the weekend.

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China state media criticize foreign ‘hypocrisy’ over Hong Kong after climbdown

Foreign “meddling” in the affairs of Hong Kong is hypocritical and “ill-intentioned”, and Beijing will continue to back embattled chief executive Carrie Lam despite calls for her to resign, the official China Daily said on Monday.