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Police arrest two in new anti-terror raids in Belgium

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 07:03
Belgian police detained two men for questioning after fresh anti-terror raids overnight, the federal prosecutor's office said Saturday amid reports of a planned attack on a Euro 2016 fanzone.

Spain prepares for second general election in six months

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 05:23
Spaniards vote on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe’s political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Venezuelan opposition says it has enough signatures for presidential recall vote

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 03:23
Opposition leaders in Venezuela said Friday they have finished the process of authenticating signatures on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro, and have enough to hold a referendum on removing him.

Pope denounces 1915 'genocide' during visit to Armenian memorial

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 02:19
A sombre Pope Francis, “with pain in my heart,” paid tribute on Saturday to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915, an event that he has labelled a genocide, risking Turkey’s ire.

EU leaders push for quicker UK exit

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 02:02
A day after the results of the historic Brexit vote, European leaders held a day of meetings to set a quick timetable for Britain’s exit from the EU.

Severe weather kills more than 20 people in West Virginia

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 00:27
Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 23 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, state officials said Friday.

EU's Juncker calls for immediate start to Brexit negotiations

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 23:25
Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted to begin negotiating Britain’s departure from the European Union, and there was no reason to wait until October, when British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will resign.

Ratings agency Moody’s assigns UK a negative credit outlook

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 23:01
Ratings agency Moody’s said Britain’s creditworthiness was now at greater risk after voting to leave the European Union, as the country would face substantial challenges to successfully negotiate its exit from the bloc.

Londoners in shock at Brexit ‘bereavement’

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:41
Many Londoners were in “shock” and “despair” on Friday after waking up to discover that their country had voted to leave the European Union. One voter even described the outcome of the referendum as “a bereavement”.

What now after Brexit?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:54
Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union. Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain's relations with the bloc.

Brexit could be an opportunity for Europe, if we know how to seize it

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:01
The huge victory for the Brexit camp might throw Europe off balance at first, but it will put an end to the ambiguities of the UK’s position in Europe, and force Europeans to reinvent themselves.

Sanders says he will vote for Clinton in US election

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 07:33
Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election in November, bowing to his former rival for the White House but stopping short of a full endorsement.

#Brexit sparks a storm on social media

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 06:09
The UK's decision to leave the EU has caused a storm on Twitter and Facebook, with the referendum looking set to have global repercussions. Many users are drawing comparisons between presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and MP Boris Johnson, who many believe could be Britain's next prime minister in the wake of David Cameron’s resignation. Finally, 10 Downing Street's feline is garnering a lot of attention in the wake of Brexit...

French, Dutch far-right call for EU membership referendums after Brexit

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 03:19
France's far right National Front party and Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders called for referendums in their own countries on European Union membership Friday in the wake of the UK vote to leave the bloc.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron to resign in three months in wake of Brexit vote

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 01:49
It's often said that David Cameron is a lucky politician who has seemed to coast through politics on instinct and charm during a career that has culminated in six years as British prime minister. On Thursday, his luck ran out.

EU's Juncker calls for immediate start to Brexit negotiations

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:16
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on the UK to immediately start negotiations on exiting the EU after it voted to leave the bloc Friday, adding there was no need to wait for Prime Minister David Cameron’s departure in October.

EU vote divides Britain

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 21:32
Britain's bitterly contested referendum on whether to quit the European Union was too close to call on Friday as partial results showed a deeply divided nation, while the pound was hammered on growing market fears of a "Brexit".

UK pound takes wild ride as UK referendum results come in

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:05
The British pound seesawed dramatically early Friday as the first results came in for Britain’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union, with increasingly mixed signals challenging earlier indications that “remain” had won a narrow victory.

Gun control bid fizzles out in Congress, Democrat sit-in ends

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 17:15
Another attempt at gun control fell short in the US Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as senators failed to back a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism.

Abbas repeats debunked claim that rabbis called to poison Palestinian water

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:25
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday accused Israeli rabbis of calling for the poisoning of Palestinian water, in what appeared to be an invocation of a widely debunked media report that recalled a medieval anti-Semitic libel.