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Protests In US Cities As Dallas Shooting Rocks Race Relations

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Thousands of protesters took to the streets in US cities Friday after a black extremist shot dead five cops in Texas during a peaceful march against police brutality. President Barack Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by a black army veteran bent on killing white police triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race ... Read More »

Markets struggle with Brexit hangover, pound sinks

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Asian stocks fell and the British pound tumbled more than 2 percent on Monday as markets struggled to shake off deep uncertainty sparked by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Sentiment remained weak even though the worst of the turmoil seen on Friday, when global stock markets suffered their biggest decline in nearly five years, had eased. “Things are so uncertain that investors still ... Read More »

Israel And Turkey Reach Deal To Restore Relations

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Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement to normalise ties, according to Israeli and Turkish media. The highly anticipated agreement was reported on Sunday, six years after an Israeli raid that killed 10 Turkish activists as an aid flotilla sought to break the blockade on the Gaza Strip. Both sides have been pushing to complete the deal in recent months, with Israel in search of ... Read More »

ISIL Claims Responsibility For Jordan Border Attack

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group has claimed responsibility for a car bomb suicide attack last week on the Jordanian border with Syria. The attack, which took place in a buffer zone opposite the Syrian refugee camp of al-Rukban, killed seven Jordanian troops and wounded 13. ISIL’s news agency released a statement on Monday claiming to have carried ... Read More »

UK Opposition In Disarray After Brexit Vote

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Britain’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing a crisis within his Labour Party following the EU referendum, having sacked one shadow cabinet minister for attempting a coup, and as another member resigned, citing ineffective leadership. In the early hours of Sunday, Corbyn sacked shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn as deep divisions emerged in the Labour Party following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Corbyn, ... Read More »

Spain Votes Again To End Months Of Political Deadlock

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Polls have opened in Spain for the second time in six months, in a closely watched election just days after Britain’s shock decision to exit the European Union. The election is pitting voters asking for change in a country with high unemployment against those who fear this would worsen the situation for Spain, which was on the brink of economic collapse just a few years ... Read More »

Germany’s Merkel Urges Caution In UK’s Exit From EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for clear-headed negotiations with “close partner” Britain over its departure from the European Union, urging caution in the process. Merkel issued the statement on Saturday, just hours after foreign ministers from the six founding members of the EU called for a quick exit from the 28-member bloc. “The negotiations must take place in a businesslike, good climate,” Merkel said ... Read More »

Brexit: EU Push For UK To Leave ‘As Soon As Possible’

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European Union officials have called for the UK to start the exit process as quickly as possible after Britons voted to leave the 28-member bloc, prompting the resignation of David Cameron, the prime minister, and dealing the biggest blow to European efforts at greater unity since the second world war. The outcome of Thursday’s EU referendum – a 52-to-48 split in favour of Britain’s exit – ... Read More »

Scotland And Northern Ireland React To Brexit Vote

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The political ramifications of Britain’s historic decision to leave the European Union began early. Not long after polls confirmed that the British people had endorsed a Brexit vote by 52 to 48 percent, United Kingdom Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron, who led the Remain campaign, announced his resignation outside his official residence at10 Downing Street. He declared his intention to stand down by October. ... Read More »

Venezuela: Petition For Maduro Recall Vote ‘Validated’

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Venezuela’s opposition says it has collected enough valid signatures to move forward with its bid to remove President Nicolas Maduro in a referendum. Thousands of people finished giving their fingerprints to electoral authorities on Friday, wrapping up a key stage in their drive for a recall vote against the embattled president. “The total national validation, in spite of all the obstacles, is 409,313 signatures. The ... Read More »

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