New PM 'should come from Leave camp'

The new prime minister should only come from the Leave camp, former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has said. He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show that it would be “very difficult” for a public who voted to leave the … Continue reading


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Brexit voters' remorse as result sinks in

London (AFP) – As the markets crashed, sterling hit a 31-year low and Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, it dawned on some of those who voted for Britain to leave the EU that they may have got it wrong. “It’s … Continue reading


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Javid plans 'no panic' business meeting

Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he will hold a meeting this week with business leaders following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Mr Javid told the BBC his message to businesses was “there’s no need to be panicking”. … Continue reading


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Euro 2016 Catch-Up: Wales, Portugal & Poland progress

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European Parliament urges Britain to begin EU exit Tuesday

Berlin (AFP) – The European Parliament’s chief called Sunday for British Prime Minister David Cameron to begin formal proceedings to leave the EU at a summit this week. Martin Schulz told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag that a period of … Continue reading


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Spain votes to break political deadlock, far left set to rise

Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe’s political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The last election, … Continue reading


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Iraq's Fallujah 'fully cleared of IS'

Fallujah (Iraq) (AFP) – Elite Iraqi forces on Sunday retook the Islamic State group’s last bastion in Fallujah, securing full control of the city after a month-long operation, a spokesman said. “Today the commander of Fallujah operations Lieutenant General Abdelwahab … Continue reading


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UN's Ban to push peace talks with Yemen warring sides

Kuwait City (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was to meet Sunday with Yemen’s warring sides in a bid to push forward peace talks that have made no headway after two months. Ban, who arrived in Kuwait City late … Continue reading


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Iraq takes 'last IS bastion in Falluja'

The Iraqi army says it has seized the last strongholds of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Falluja. The head of the counterterrorism forces in the operation, Lt Gen Abdul-Wahad al-Saadi, said his troops had entered … Continue reading


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Sajid Javid MP: Javid denies campaign 'dishonesty'

Business Secretary Sajid Javid MP has told Andrew Marr it is wrong to accuse EU referendum campaigners of “dishonesty”, after the UK voted to leave. Mr Javid, who campaigned for Remain, previously told the BBC that Brexit could trigger half … Continue reading


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Pope genocide comments show 'crusader mentality' – Turkey

Turkey says Pope Francis’ description of the WW1 mass killing of Armenians as genocide shows “the mentality of the Crusades”. The pontiff’s remarks have “no relation to reality”, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said. Armenia and many historians say … Continue reading


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Student killed in attack at Papua New Guinea university

Sydney (AFP) – One man was killed and several buildings torched in violence at a university in Papua New Guinea, its vice-chancellor said Sunday, some two weeks after police opened fire on students in the capital. The students have been … Continue reading


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