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Embattled May dangles promise of new Brexit referendum

World / Politics May 22, 2019

Embattled May dangles promise of new Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Tuesday to give lawmakers a vote on holding a second Brexit referendum as part of her final effort to salvage her hated EU divorce deal. The embattled British leader dangled a package of sweeteners that she hopes can resolve ...

Business May 21, 2019

China's pig plague pushes up pork prices worldwide

Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shock-waves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the ...

Tens of thousands rally against nationalism before EU polls

World / Politics May 20, 2019

Tens of thousands rally against nationalism before EU polls

Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets Sunday in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the European Parliament. Marches in Germany were held under the banner of "One Europe for Everyone: Your Voice ...

Italy's Matteo Salvini stakes out post as Europe's populist leader

World / Politics May 20, 2019

Italy's Matteo Salvini stakes out post as Europe's populist leader

Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini led a rally of right-wing populist leaders Saturday seeking historic results in next week's European Parliament elections in their bid to transform European politics. Salvini, the head of Italy's right-wing League party, has positioned himself at the forefront of ...

In referendum, Swiss voters approve tighter gun control

World / Social Issues May 19, 2019

In referendum, Swiss voters approve tighter gun control

Swiss voters agreed Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed. The projections from the gfs.bern polling outfit saw the measure passing in the binding referendum by ...

Dutch lead populist charge in European Parliament elections

World / Politics May 19, 2019

Dutch lead populist charge in European Parliament elections

A flamboyant Dutch populist could open the floodgates for a tidal wave of euroskeptic and anti-immigration parties across the continent in this week's European Parliament elections. Classics-quoting climate skeptic Thierry Baudet founded the Forum for Democracy just two years ago, but his party is on ...