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David Cameron to resign as UK PM

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced. He said he would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and months. He had urged the country to vote Remain, warning ...

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UK votes to leave EU in referendum

The referendum turnout was 71.8% – with more than 30 million people voting – the highest turnout at a UK election since 1992. Wales and the majority of England outside London voted in large numbers for Brexit. Labour’s Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Bank of England may have to intervene to shore up the pound, which lost 3% within ...

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Democrats hold Congress ‘sit-in’ protest to force gun control vote

Democratic Party members are staging a sit-in on the floor of the lower house of the US Congress to demand tighter gun controls after the shootings at a gay nightclub in Florida. One congressman, John Lewis, urged his colleagues to never give up. The Republican speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, dismissed the protest as a publicity stunt. Senators are ...

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Kim says North Korean missiles can reach US in Pacific

Kim Jong-un has overseen several tests, such as this one thought to be earlier this year North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country’s latest missile tests show it has “the sure capability to attack US interests”. Mr Kim was speaking after twin tests on Wednesday, believed to be of the mid-range Musudan missile. The US and South Korea ...

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Cameron urges voters to ‘think of children’ before EU choice

David Cameron has urged people to think of the “hopes and dreams” of future generations in a direct appeal to them to vote to stay in the European Union . Speaking outside No 10, the prime minister said he would not recommend a Remain vote if he didn’t feel it would make the UK safer and more prosperous. He said: ...

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Obama doesn’t back terrorists – Trump

Donald Trump said Monday he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama is sympathetic to Muslim terrorists, despite seeming to hint at the prospect last week. “I don’t believe it,” Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly when asked if he thought Obama “may be sympathetic to Muslim terrorists” during an interview aired Monday night. “I do say, though, when I see a ...

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US Senate rejects gun control bills

The US Senate has thrown out four gun control bills in the aftermath of the Orlando night club massacre, in a move that was expected. The votes came after one Democrat took the House floor last week for nearly 15 hours to demand action on gun control. Though partisan differences plague debate in the Republican-dominated chamber, the bills reflect a ...

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US election: Arrested Briton ‘wanted to shoot Donald Trump’

A Briton who tried to grab a police officer’s gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas said he wanted to shoot the US candidate, court papers say. Michael Steven Sandford, 20, did not enter a plea when he appeared before a judge in Nevada and was remanded in custody until a hearing on 5 July. He is charged ...

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Italy elections: Big wins for Five Star protest party

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement has made big gains in Italy, winning mayoral races in Rome and Turin, early results show. Virginia Raggi will become Rome’s first female leader, in a victory seen as a blow to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his centre-left Democratic Party (PD). PD has secured Italy’s financial capital, Milan, and Bologna. The results could give ...

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U.S. and Russian jets clash over Syria

U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led coalition work at cross-purposes, each ...

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