Britain scrambles

Britain’s finance minister on Monday sought to calm markets after the country’s shock vote to leave the EU, and insisted it would be not rushed into a break-up despite pressure from EU leaders. George Osborne said Britain’s economy was “as strong as could be” to deal with the fallout of Thursday’s momentous Brexit vote, which has already claimed the scalp … Continua a leggere

Malaysia’s Najib appoints new

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak reshuffled his cabinet on Monday, placing party loyalists in top posts in a bid to strengthen the ruling coalition amid speculation that he could call an early election next year. Landslide victories in recent electoral outings have put the scandal-hit Najib and his ruling alliance, Barisan Nasional, in a position of strength, and the new … Continua a leggere

China envoy visits Vietnam ahead

A top Chinese diplomat is visiting Vietnam ahead of a ruling by an international court on Beijing’s extensive territorial claims in the South China Sea. The visit by State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who outranks the foreign minister, comes as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is expected to issue a ruling in a case filed by the Philippines … Continua a leggere

AP PHOTOS: Iraqi special

Sgt. Ahmed Abdelaziz, with Iraq’s special forces, has been almost continually deployed fighting the Islamic State group ever since the militants overran nearly a third of Iraq in the summer of 2014. Now he’s on the front lines of Fallujah, a city that was declared “fully liberated” on Sunday by the commander leading the fight against IS. Abdelaziz has with … Continua a leggere

From Grexit to Brexit

It started with “Grexit” — the long trumpeted but never realised axing of Greece from the eurozone. It was then reborn as “Brexit” as Britain started down the — this time voluntary — path of leaving the European Union entirely. The “-exit” formulation was coined by two economists from US financial giant Citigroup in February 2012 to describe the possible … Continua a leggere

Spain conservatives win

Spain’s ruling conservative Popular Party has won the country’s unprecedented repeat elections but it remains to be seen if acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy can muster enough support to form a new government. The Popular Party won 137 seats in Sunday’s vote, 14 more than in December but still short of the absolute majority in the 350-seat Parliament that it … Continua a leggere

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