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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

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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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Britain to vote on EU membership today

Britons will decide the future of their country and Europe on Thursday in a vote on European Union membership after a bitter campaign that appeared to divide the nation down the middle. Prime Minister David Cameron called the referendum under pressure from his ruling Conservative

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Chinese firms invest $15bn in new Silk Road

Chinese companies invested nearly $15 billion in countries participating in Beijing's new Silk Road initiative last year, up one-fifth from 2014, President Xi Jinping said in Uzbekistan, lauding a scheme that is one of his key foreign policies. Under the programme, announced

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India launches 20 satellites at one go

India successfully launched 20 satellites in a single mission on Wednesday, with most of them set to serve international customers as the South Asian country pursues a bigger share of the $300 billion global space industry. It was the most satellites India has put in space at one

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Britons' demand for foreign currency surges

Britain's Post Office on Wednesday a reported a surge in demand for euros and US dollars in its local branches and online this week, ahead of Thursday's referendum on European Union membership. The Post Office said overall currency sales were up 74 per cent year-on-year s

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Moscow explores Hyperloop commuter transport

Moscow on Tuesday signed an agreement with Los Angeles-based company Hyperloop One to explore building a futuristic, high-speed transportation system known as a Hyperloop in the Russian capital. A Hyperloop involves using magnets to levitate pods inside an airless tube, creating

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Oil prices above $50 after US stock data

Oil prices rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday, with US crude joining Brent above $50 a barrel after data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) showed a larger than expected draw on stocks. US crude futures' August contract, the new front month from Wednesday, had

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Brits don't quit, Cameron makes last-minute appeal

British Prime Minister David Cameron made a dramatic last-minute appeal to voters on Tuesday to back staying in the European Union two days before a referendum that will shape the future of the West, as polls indicated the outcome was too close to call. Britons vote on Thursday o

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Britain ‘would not be able to rejoin EU’

Britain could not rejoin the European Union after leaving because membership requirements would be too onerous, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday. He said Thursday's referendum on EU membership offered "no way back". Since becoming a mem

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