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World absorbs shock after Britons vote to quit EU in historic referendum

Britain has jumped. Now it is wildly searching for the parachute. The U.K.’s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shock waves through the country and around the world Friday, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties that bind the United Kingdom. Britons ...

Could Brexit vote be a preview of U.S. presidential race?

Jun 25, 2016

Could Brexit vote be a preview of U.S. presidential race?

Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union, buoyed by a frenzy of nationalism and populist anger, was a crushing rejection of the political elite. Republican Donald Trump hopes it is also a preview of November’s U.S. presidential election. The referendum result reverberated immediately ...

What's next for the EU, as Britain turns its back

Jun 24, 2016

What's next for the EU, as Britain turns its back

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: What does it mean? The EU is in shock and entering uncharted territory. No member ...

With Brexit, both EU and Britain risk further fragmentation

Jun 24, 2016

With Brexit, both EU and Britain risk further fragmentation

Britain’s vote to become the first country to leave the EU is a shattering blow that threatens the survival of the postwar European project, officials and analysts said. The loss of one of its biggest members will at the very least force major changes ...

Jun 24, 2016

Pope heads to Armenia, world's first Christian country

Pope Francis embarks on a three-day visit to Armenia Friday, just over a year after he enraged Turkey by using the term genocide to describe the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its ...