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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Asked to Stay On After Budget Defeat

A new government to form in the wake of Prime Minister Renzi’s resignation What Happens After Italy’s Matteo Renzi Quits? from Wall Street Journal Embattled Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was asked to remain in office until a budget is passed by parliament. Prime Minister Renzi submitted his resignation after the defeat of a much-publicized pleibiscite […]

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United Kingdom Brexit Referendum Succeeds: Britain to Leave European Union

Brexit Vote – Shares and the Australian Dollar Plunge In a historic vote yesterday on June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom voted 52%-48% in favor of the referendum for the nation to leave the European Union, abandoning the common borders, market, and foreign policy that the multistate organization provides its members in Europe. Tory leader […]

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Scotland Rejects Independence, the Act of Union Survives

Scottish voters have rejected independence by a margin of 55% to 45% according to the BBC. The Act of Union binding England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, forming the United Kingdom, remains unchanged. A day of celebration for unionists, and a day of defeat and reflection for the independence movement. The Queen is expected to […]

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Scottish Athlete Chris Hoy Faces Online Backlash for Perceived Anti-Scottish Nationalism Comments

Scottish cyclist and olympian Sir Chris Hoy faced a firestorm of controversy online in his homeland of Scotland after making comments that described some disadvantages Scotland could face in terms of athletic competition internationally if the state decides to leave the United Kingdom and become an independent, sovereign state. The nation’s most accomplished olympian, Sir […]

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53% of British Electorate would Vote to Leave the European Union According to a Times/Populus Poll

A recently released poll by Times/Populus revealed that 53% of eligible British voters would choose to leave the European Union (EU) if a referendum were held today.   Current British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Tories¬†came in at 57%, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats at 37% and 35% respectively, showing a waning of European sentiment […]

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Catalonian Parliament Declares Independence from Spain

The parliament of the¬†Spanish state of Catalonia voted to declare its independence from Spain in a largely symbolic gesture that initiates the process of bringing a referendum on the matter of Catalonian independence in the near future.   The measure passed the Catalonian parliament overwhelmingly, 85-41 with two abstentions. Spain will use its sovereign powers […]

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