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Brexit shadow hangs over Australian polls

Australia heads to the polls Saturday with a suave multi-millionaire former banker vowing only he can ensure stability in the wake of the Brexit vote for a nation used to a revolving door of prime ministers.


Sanders: Brexit's message could draw Trump support in US

The same popular frustration that saw a majority of Britons vote to abandon the EU could send droves of disgruntled Americans into the arms of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders warned on Wednesday.


EU meets without Britain for first time since Brexit vote

Europe's leaders meet Wednesday without Britain for the first time following its shock decision to leave the EU, trying to pick up the pieces and prevent further disintegration.


Scotland and Gibraltar discuss staying in EU

The leaders of Gibraltar and Scotland discussed remaining within the European Union on Tuesday after a British vote to leave the bloc, a statement said.


The English town that voted Brexit 'out of love'

"This whole seafront was packed with boats," said Vicky Thwaites, surveying the broad beach at Redcar, a once-prosperous town that voted overwhelmingly for Britain to leave the EU.


EU strong enough to survive Brexit: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the EU could survive a Brexit and warned Britain the union would not tolerate "cherry-picking' in upcoming negotiations on their future relations.


EU leaders push for divorce after Brexit vote

Spurned EU leaders will press Britain to waste no time triggering its divorce from the bloc at a tense summit on Tuesday, while trying to plot a future course through a crisis that has rocked global markets.


'I'm still alive' jokes Queen Elizabeth on N. Ireland visit

"I'm still alive," quipped the British monarch Queen Elizabeth on Monday when asked about her health, in her first round of public engagements since Britain voted to leave the European Union.


Osborne rules out leadership bid

British finance minister George Osborne ruled out making a bid to be leader of the ruling Conservative party on Tuesday, after Prime Minister David Cameron quit in the wake of a vote to leave the European Union.


Factor of irrationality in democracy

The fact that human beings tend to focus on near-term interests and overlook long-term risks has hampered our ability to make smart and wise decisions.


 

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