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Poll: Half of Britons Want Chance to Vote on Brexit Again

(VOA): Two-thirds of Britons now think the government will end up with a bad deal when Britain leaves the European Union early next year, and half want the chance to vote on what happens next, Sky News reported on Monday, citing its own poll. With less than eight months until Britain is due to..

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Trump, New Italian Prime Minister Meet at White House

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House Monday. "He's a man who is doing a fantastic job," Trump said about Conte before the two met for talks.   The White House has said the talks were aimed at deepening "cooperation in..

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Death Toll in Greek Fires Rises to 91, 25 Missing

(VOA): Greece began over the weekend to begin burying the victims of the deadly wildfire that raged through crowded resort areas east of Athens last week.  Fire officials raised the death toll to 91 and said 25 people remained missing on Sunday, after last Monday's fire raced through the..

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Could Turkey Turn to Russia in Response to US Threats?

(VOA): Deepening rifts between Turkey and the United States are fueling speculation Turkey is being given further impetus to strengthen ties with nearby Russia. Senior Turkish officials met with their Russian and Iranian counterparts Monday in Russia's Sochi sea resort as part of ongoing..

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Macedonia Sets Referendum Date on Renaming Country

(VOA): Macedonia's parliament has set September 30 as the date for a referendum on changing the country's name to North Macedonia. Macedonian lawmakers approved the measure with 68 votes in the 120-seat parliament. Opposition members boycotted the vote by leaving the room. Greece has..

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Impact of Trade Tariffs on European Companies

(VOA): Some European companies are rethinking their strategies to cushion the impact of trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies, the United States and China. The focus will switch back to China after a truce on tariffs emerged from U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting..

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Taxi Strike Targeting Uber Brings Chaos to Spanish Cities

(VOA): Spanish taxi drivers blocked major city streets including Barcelona’s Gran Via and Madrid’s Castellana on Monday in a protest to pressure the government to curb licenses to online ride-hailing services such as Uber. Union representatives were due to meet officials of Prime Minister..

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Spain to Invest $35M in Initial Costs of Migrant Influx

(VOA): Spain aims to invest 30 million euros ($35.1 million) in an emergency plan to manage its new status as the main destination for seaborne migration from Africa, the government said. During two months in office, Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has asserted his liberal credentials by..

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Bolton May Meet Russian Security Official By End of Summer Sunday, July 29th, 2018

(VOA): U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton may meet the secretary of Russia's Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, by the end of summer, Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday. Ryabkov said a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian..

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Turning Screws: China’s Australian Coal Ban Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Overly reliant economies are dangerously fragile things. As it takes two parties, often more, to play the game, the absence of interest, or its withdrawal by one, can..