Sunday 26 June 2016

Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron steps down

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.   Global financial markets plunged as results from Thursday's re


Ireland braces itself for 'definite' downside of Brexit

Ireland is bracing itself for damaging economic and political fallout from the decision by Britain, its nearest neighbour and largest trade partner, to vote to leave the European Union.   Ireland has the EU's fastest-growing economy but also more to lose tha


Britain's financial sector reels after Brexit bombshell

Britain's 2.2 million financial industry workers face years of uncertainty and the risk of thousands of job cuts after the country voted to quit the European Union, leaving question marks over London's status as Europe's premier financial centre. The 'Vote Leave&#


Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two. World financial markets dived


Oil prices dive as Britain votes to leave EU

Oil prices slumped by more than 6 per cent on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, raising fears of a broader economic slowdown that could reduce demand for oil. Financial markets have been worried for months about what Brexit, or a British exit from the Europe


Brexit declared victorious, global markets in chaos

Several major British media outlets, including the BBC, declared that the UK had voted to leave the European Union as sterling plummeted to its lowest level since 1985 and global markets were roiled. The British currency fell as much nine per cent to below $1.35, marking a sharpe


German police shoot dead gunman, rescue hostages

A gunman took hostages at a cinema in western Germany on Thursday before police shot him dead, a police spokesman told the N-TV television channel, adding that no other people were injured. German television showed pictures of heavily armed police, wearing helmets and body armour


World on tenterhooks as Britons vote on EU membership

Britons were voting on Thursday on whether to stay in the European Union (EU) in a referendum that could change the face of Europe and is being nervously watched by financial markets and politicians across the world. A British exit, or Brexit, would deprive the 28-member EU of it


Britain starts voting on EU membership after bitter campaign

Britons began voting on Thursday to decide the future of their country and Europe in a referendum on European Union membership that has divided the nation and is being nervously watched by financial markets and politicians across the world. Opinion polls taken before the vote ind


Democrats take over US House with "sit-in" over gun control

Chaos in the US House of Representatives stretched into Thursday after Republicans refused demands by Democrats, who staged a "sit-in", to bring up gun control legislation in the wake of the nation's worst mass shooting in modern history. Scores of Democrats flooded

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