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By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - Modestly shaking his head to deny he was any good at speaking French, Britain's new foreign secretary Boris Johnson sought to charm a media audience in Paris during a joint appearance with his French counterpart, who recently called him a liar. At a news conference after private talks, Johnson and Jean-Marc Ayrault exchanged assurances of friendship but left without taking questions from a roomful of journalists eager to probe the awkwardness behind the niceties. Johnson was the leading figure in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union ahead of a June 23 referendum that resulted in a vote for Brexit and plunged the 28-member bloc into crisis and soul-searching.
By Alana Wise and Jeff Mason PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton makes her case for the White House on Thursday night, armed with a ringing endorsement from President Barack Obama and the crucial backing of the opponent she beat to become the Democratic Party candidate for November's election. Capping a Democratic Party convention that has sought to heal divisions from a protracted primary battle, former Secretary of State Clinton, 68, will accept the nomination to run against Republican Donald Trump. In doing so, she will become the first woman presidential candidate of a major U.S. party.