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  • Britain pressured for quick EU split as Brexit impact begins

    Saturday, 12:58 AM

    Ministers walk through the Park of the German Foreign Ministery guest house before a foreign minister meeting of the EU founding members in BerlinBy William James and Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was under pressure on Saturday to set out a quick timetable for a divorce from the European Union after the country's historic vote to leave the bloc sent shockwaves around the world. Ratings agency Moody's downgraded its outlook for Britain, saying its creditworthiness was now at greater risk as the country would face substantial challenges to successfully negotiating its exit from the bloc. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted to begin negotiating Britain's departure immediately.


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  • Nexit, Frexit or Italeave? British vote fires up EU's 'Outers'

    Friday, 1:53 PM

    Dutch far-right Party for Freedom leader Wilders answers questions during a Reuters interview in BudapestBy Dominic Evans and Marton Dunai LONDON/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union fired up populist eurosceptic parties across the continent on Friday, giving fresh voice to their calls to leave the bloc or its euro currency. Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and France demanded referendums on membership of the union, while Italy's 5-Star movement said it would pursue its own proposal for a vote on the euro. Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch anti-immigrant PVV party, said he would make a Dutch referendum on EU membership a central theme of his campaign to become prime minister in next year's parliamentary election.


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  • New Scotland independence referendum 'highly likely': Sturgeon

    Friday, 7:04 AM

    A still image from video show Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking following the result of the EU referendum, in Edinburgh, ScotlandBy Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A second Scottish independence referendum is "highly likely", First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, raising the prospect that the United Kingdom could tear itself apart after voting to leave the European Union. Scotland, a nation of five million people, voted decisively to stay in the EU by 62 to 38 percent in a referendum on Thursday, putting it at odds with the United Kingdom as a whole, which voted 52-48 in favor of an exit from the EU, or Brexit. "As things stand, Scotland faces the prospect of being taken out of the EU against her will.


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  • US-backed Syria alliance pushes into IS border hub

    Saturday, 12:57 AM

    US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advance into the Islamic State (IS) jihadist's group bastion of Manbij, in northern SyriaUS-backed Syrian fighters pushed further into the Islamic State group stronghold of Manbij on Saturday, seizing a key road junction and grain silos overlooking the city, a monitoring group said. The city lies close to the border with Turkey and is a key staging post on the jihadists' supply line to areas under its control in eastern Syria and neighbouring Iraq. The US-backed Kurdish and Arab forces, which have thrust into Manbij after driving across the Euphrates River from the east, have encircled the city and are now closing in with the support of US-led coalition air strikes.


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  • European leaders discuss EU future after Brexit shock

    Saturday, 12:51 AM

    A small group of anti-Brexit demonstrators protest opposite Downing Street in central London following the UK's decision to leave the EUFounding EU members held a crisis meeting Saturday on the future of the bloc after Britain's seismic vote to leave the union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron. Paris and Berlin will present their partners with "concrete solutions" to make the EU "more effective", Ayrault told AFP.


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  • Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: analysts

    Saturday, 12:14 AM

    Britain's newspapers reflected the divide in the nation over the "Brexit earthquake"It was Britain's poorer and less-educated citizens -- angry at not having shared in the economic benefits of a new world order -- who pushed it out of the European Union, in a vote that threatens elites, analysts say. "I see the same pattern everywhere I look," said William Galston, a senior fellow at the US-based Brookings Institution. Galston said this was the same demographic backing controversial Republican candidate Trump in the US, as well as eurosceptic and far-right parties enjoying a rise in support across Europe.


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  • Two killed, 100 homes destroyed by fast-moving California wildfire

    Friday, 9:44 PM

    Flames from the Erskine Fire engulf a home near WeldonBy Noah Berger LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (Reuters) - A massive California wildfire that has already killed two people and destroyed 100 structures was burning out of control on Friday evening as officials said it was possible more victims could be found in the rubble. The so-called Erskine Fire, which broke out on Thursday afternoon in the foothills of Kern County about 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Bakersfield, had mushroomed on Friday to char more than 30,000 acres (12,140 hectares), making it one of the worst in an already intense California fire season. The blaze has also sent three firefighters to the hospital for smoke inhalation and forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes ahead of the flames.


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  • Three killed, two injured in Maryland shooting

    Friday, 8:55 PM

    (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Maryland home on Friday night, police said.... read more

  • Rahm, Hurley share Quicken Loans lead

    Friday, 8:03 PM

    PGA: Quicken Loans National - Second Round(Reuters) - Spain's Jon Rahm kept up his impressive professional debut by posting a four-under-par 67 to share a three-shot, second-round lead with local favorite Billy Hurley III at the Quicken Loans National on Friday. Overnight leader Rahm, the former Arizona State golfer who was the low amateur at last week's U.S. Open at Oakmont, held sole possession of the lead before missing a four-foot par putt at the last in Bethesda, Maryland. Hurley, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who calls nearby Annapolis his home, fired a six-under 65 to join playing partner Rahm on 11-under-par 131 at Congressional.


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  • Pope says 'never again' to tragedies like Armenian genocide

    Saturday, 12:17 AM

    Pope Francis signs a visitors' book during commemoration ceremony for Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks, at Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in YerevanBy Margarita Antidze and Philip Pullella YEREVAN (Reuters) - A somber Pope Francis, "with pain in my heart," paid tribute on Saturday to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915, an event which he has labeled a genocide, risking Turkey's ire. Francis, on the second day of his trip to Armenia, made an early morning stop at the Tzitzernakaberd, the "Genocide Memorial and Museum," a towering granite needle flanked by an eternal flame on a hillside overlooking the Armenian capital. There, visibly moved, he took part in a prayer service along with President Serzh Sarksyan and leaders of the Armenian Apostolic Church.


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  • China tightens controls on paid-for internet search ads

    Friday, 10:12 PM

    A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in SingaporeChina's internet regulator said on Saturday that search engines should tighten management of paid-for ads in search results, making clear which results are paid-for and limiting their numbers. Chinese regulators last month imposed limits on the number of lucrative healthcare adverts carried by Baidu Inc following the death of a student who underwent an experimental cancer treatment which he found using China's biggest internet search engine. Wei Zexi, 21, died in April of a rare form of cancer, and the case sparked widespread public anger.


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  • Arizona says it has run out of drugs for executions

    Friday, 6:52 PM

    Screen grab of the execution chamber at the Arizona State Prison Complex in FlorenceThe Arizona Department of Corrections' supply of midazolam, a sedative, expired on May 31 and it has not been able to replace it, state lawyers said in the filing in Phoenix's U.S. District Court. "What is more, the Department's source of midazolam has vanished under pressure from death penalty opponents," the court document said. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of seven death-row inmates who allege that Arizona's use of midazolam and two other drugs violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.


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