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The Real Meaning of Brexit

The United Kingdom is set to exit the European Union. Nigel Farage of the United Kingdom Independence Party had declared: "Win or lose this battle, we will win this war. We will get our country back." Average voters won both the battle...Show More Summary

Michael Gove To Stand Against Boris Johnson In Race For U.K. Prime Minister

Justice Secretary Michael Gove is to stand for Conservative Party leadership and U.K. Prime Minister, the BBC has reported. He will stand against former Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Gove, a prominent figure in the Brexit campaign,Show More Summary

Kerry: Brexit might not happen, U.K. could reverse the decision

After meeting with outgoing U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.K. might not ever leave the E.U., despite the outcome of last week’s referendum. “This is a very complicated divorce,” Kerry said at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado on Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse, […]

EU leaders to meet without Cameron after Brexit vote

European Union leaders are to begin the second day of their summit in Brussels – but without the UK after it last week voted to leave the bloc. On Tuesday British PM David Cameron told the other 27 leaders that trade and security co-operation would be vital whatever the future links. Germany’s Angela Merkel urged […]

Brexit Heightens Uncertainty for Chinese Economy

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China has been suffering from an economic recession since the second half of last year. In this situation, Britain's decision to leave the European Union should be inevitably bad news for China. Show More Summary

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 65 years as priest

An unprecedented ceremony was held Tuesday inside the Vatican to celebrate Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's 65th anniversary as a priest. Pope Francis greeted Benedict with a kiss on both cheeks and praised Benedict's "entire life spent in priestly service."

5 Myths About Brexit, Debunked

Emma M. Ashford Politics, Europe Britain's departure from the EU is not a major foreign-policy or defense problem for the United States. The most surprising event of the year was the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union last week. Show More Summary

Brussels briefing: Brexit treachery

Where to begin? First order treachery, the double Brutus, a “cuckoo nest plot” – this is a political assassination that will go into Conservative party lore alongside the defenestration of Margaret Thatcher. On a cold summer morning,...Show More Summary

Taiwan Just Fired a Missile Toward China By Accident

Taiwan has elected a new president skeptical of Beijing, raising tensions across the strait

Mastermind of Earlier Suicide Attack Killed, Says Turkish Official

The February attack on military personnel in Ankara was claimed by the PKK.

Time for Eastern Europe to shine at the United Nations

A new secretary general from Eastern Europe would bring a global view much-needed in the UN.

Survival and resurrection after Congo's civil war

Daniel Kanyarahuru was imprisoned for 15 months in torturous conditions but was rescued and now lives happily in the US.

The Former Soviet Union's Embrace of Encryption-Busting Laws

Image: Computer code. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com U.S. privacy-policy whistleblower Edward Snowden made headlines recently for blasting an encryption-skirting provision in a new Russian Internet and cellphone regulation law. The legislation...Show More Summary

Supersonic missile misfired in China's direction

Taiwanese media say Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile likely sent flying from patrol boat due to human error

Saudi Arabia outraged by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch’s criticism

Saudi Arabia on Thursday said it was “alarmed and outraged” by a call from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for the kingdom to be suspended from the U.N. Human Rights Council until a Saudi-led military coalition stops killing civilians in Yemen. The two human rights advocacy groups said the Saudis have had “an appalling […]

Turkey could be soon getting its gas from Israel, report

While the Lebanese politicians have not been able to sort out the mess of the oil and gas issue, Israel which has been for years actively exploring its gas and oil fields could be soon shipping its gas to Turkey. Lebanon ofcourse will be watching the gas tankers pass by its shores as its politicians […]

Syrian refugee hailed as hero by German police for finding and returning $55000 in cash

Eight months after he entered Germany as a refugee from Homs, Syria, Muhannad is being praised as a hero by local police for his honesty. The $55,000 he found in a wardrobe that was donated to him to furnish his apartment could have helped him get his two younger brothers out of Syria and into […]

Lebanon judge indicts 3 over Australian kids’ abduction

Lebanon’s state-run news agency says a judge has indicted three people in the case of a botched attempt to kidnap two Australian-Lebanese children caught up in a custody battle earlier this year. Judge Rami Amin charged Sally Faulkner, the children’s Australian mother, and two British men with forceful kidnapping, a charge punishably by up to […]

Hezbollah scraps annual event over security worries

The Iranian backed Lebanese militant Hezbollah group cancelled an annual event on Thursday in Beirut’s southern suburbs amid security concerns gripping the country in the wake of deadly suicide bombings earlier this week in a Christian village along the Syrian border. In a statement, the Shiite group said it was scrapping the commemorations of the […]

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