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Brexit vote sparks surge in Irish passport applications

Brexit vote sparks surge in Irish passport applications Mon, 27 Jun, 2016

Britain's vote to leave the European Union has triggered a surge in applications for Irish passports, which would allow their holders to remain EU citizens, officials said Monday.
1.5 million sign UK petition for second EU vote

1.5 million sign UK petition for second EU vote Sat, 25 Jun, 2016

More than 1.5 million people have signed a petition calling for a second referendum, after a shock vote to pull Britain out of the EU, an official website showed Saturday.
Britain's EU commissioner, finance chief Hill, resigns

Britain's EU commissioner, finance chief Hill, resigns Sat, 25 Jun, 2016

Britain's representative on the EU executive in Brussels, Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill, resigned on Saturday after having campaigned against a British exit from the European Union.
Shocked EU tells Britain to leave quickly

Shocked EU tells Britain to leave quickly Fri, 24 Jun, 2016

A stunned EU on Friday urged Britain to leave as "soon as possible" amid fears the devastating blow to European unity could spark a chain reaction of further referendums.
EU's Tusk says 27 EU leaders determined to keep unity after Brexit

EU's Tusk says 27 EU leaders determined to keep unity after Brexit Fri, 24 Jun, 2016

European Union leaders are determined to keep the unity of the EU after Britain voted to leave the 28-nation bloc, the chairman of the leaders Donald Tusk said on Friday, noting the EU had been prepared for such an outcome.
Britain votes to leave EU, unleashing global turmoil

Britain votes to leave EU, unleashing global turmoil Fri, 24 Jun, 2016

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, a stunning repudiation of the nation's elites that deals the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.
UK economy plunges into unknown on Brexit

UK economy plunges into unknown on Brexit Fri, 24 Jun, 2016

Britain's economy was plunged into a dizzying unknown on Friday as the country lurched towards the EU exit, with the world economy bracing for a hit on growth and unemployment.
Thousands march in tense Paris labour protest

Thousands march in tense Paris labour protest Thu, 23 Jun, 2016

Thousands of people opposed to France's hotly contested labour reforms were back in the streets of Paris Thursday in the first violence-free protest in weeks.
Violence erupts as thousands rally against labor law in Paris

Violence erupts as thousands rally against labor law in Paris Tue, 14 Jun, 2016

Gangs of masked youths smashed windows and hurled stones at riot police as thousands of people marched through Paris on Tuesday in protest at a planned change of labor laws that would make hiring and firing easier.
Nearly 60% of Qatar population live in 'labour camps'

Nearly 60% of Qatar population live in 'labour camps' Sun, 05 Jun, 2016

Almost 60 percent of Qatar's 2.4 million population live in what the government calls "labour camps", figures from an April 2015 census showed Sunday, highlighting the issue of the emirate's huge migrant workforce.

Swiss voters reject 'money for nothing' income plan

Swiss voters reject 'money for nothing' income plan Sun, 05 Jun, 2016

Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy country after an uneasy debate about the future of work at a time of increasing automation.
Barcelona star Messi appears in court at tax fraud trial

Barcelona star Messi appears in court at tax fraud trial Thu, 02 Jun, 2016

Argentina football star Lionel Messi said Thursday he trusted his father with his finances and "knew nothing" about how his wealth was managed as he took the stand at his tax fraud trial.

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland Wed, 01 Jun, 2016

The world's longest tunnel officially opened on Wednesday, with the trailblazing rail passage under the Swiss Alps aiming to ease transit through the heart of Europe.
UN ends sanctions on Liberia

UN ends sanctions on Liberia Thu, 26 May, 2016

The last remaining United Nations sanctions on Liberia were lifted on Wednesday in a decision the United States called a tangible sign of progress in the West African country.
World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus

World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus Thu, 26 May, 2016

World leaders kicked off two days of G7 talks in Japan on Thursday, with the creaky global economy taking centre stage and disquiet over China's growing influence looming over proceedings.

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

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UK parliament terror attack

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The Illusion of the French Elections

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