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Now That Britain Wants Out, EU Must Figure Out How to Do It

A person holds European country flags in an hand and a United Kingdom flag in another in Lille, northern France, on June 25, 2016. (Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)
A person holds European country flags in an hand and a United Kingdom flag in another in Lille, northern France, on June 25, 2016. (Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

BRUSSELS—Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the bloc’s first order of business is figuring out how to get rid of it...


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  • A Bangladeshi student holds a portrait of a University Professor A.F.M. Rezaul Karim Siddique during a protest against his killing in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 29, 2016. Authorities have rounded up about 1,600 criminal suspects, including a few dozen believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting a wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in Bangladesh, police said Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo)

    Bangladesh Detains 1,600 in Drive Against Islamist Radicals

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    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

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  • This photo taken on October 23, 2013 shows Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jets leaving their base in Shanghai. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Jet Intercepts US Air Force Plane, ‘Improper Airmanship’ to Blame

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  • A protestor displays a placard at a Lancome counter inside a department store at Hong Kong's Times Square, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. French cosmetics company Lancome has sparked a backlash in Hong Kong after it canceled a promotional concert featuring a singer known for pro-democracy views, with many accusing it of caving in to political pressure from Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) speaks to journalists in Davao City on June 2, 2016. (Manman Dejeto/AFP/Getty Images)

    Philippine President Urges Public to Kill Drug Dealers

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    Lion Pounces and Roars at 2-Year-Old Boy Before Slamming Face-First Into Glass

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    One-Month-Old Baby Left Abandoned Under a Bridge in China

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  • Takayuki Tanooka, father of Yamato Tanooka, a seven-year-old boy missing since being abandoned in a bear-inhabited forest in northern Japan, speaks to reporters in Hakodate on June 3, 2016. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Cycling: One of the Best Ways to Experience Rural Taiwan

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  • Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale answers a question in the House of Commons on June 10, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs a book of condolence at the U.S. embassy in Ottawa as Sophie Gregoire Trudeau looks, June 14, 2016. The Prime Minister visited the embassy to pay his respects as Americans grieve the killings of 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

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    Cattle Handling Has Improved and Consumers Need to Know: Temple Grandin

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  • Wayne Gretzky and his wife Janet watch as Gordie Howe’s casket is carried out of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the funeral service for the late hockey legend in Detroit on June 15, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

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  • Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz discusses the Financial System Review at a news conference in Ottawa on June 9. He delivered a speech in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 15, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

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    Fixing Canada’s Innovation Conundrum Demands Multi-Pronged Approach

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  • China's Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion participate in a press conference on June 1, 2016, in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

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    Vancouver Mayor Seeks ‘Definitive No’ on Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Expansion

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    Canadian Airports Will Face Longer Security Lines Without More Funding, Say Experts

    MONTREAL—Canadians risk flight delays and even longer airport security lines unless Ottawa boosts screening funding to address growing passenger levels, industry experts are warning. “It... Read more

  • A large portion of Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa caved in on June 8, 2016, causing a massive sinkhole that knocked out power to the majority of the downtown area. (Chris Roussakis/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Trucks unload shipping containers at the Port of Montreal on Jan. 4. The federal Liberals are considering a system that could see Ottawa and other levels of government sell infrastructure assets under their jurisdiction. (The Canadian Press/Michelle Siu)

    Private Investors Eyeing Public Assets Like Airports, Highways

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  • Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Bank of England governor Mark Carney speak to media after their meeting in Edmonton on June 6, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

    Canada in Brief, June 2-8

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  • A man takes a copy of the London Evening Standard with the front page reporting the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron and the vote to leave the EU in a referendum, showing a pictured of Cameron holding hands with his wife Samantha as they come out from 10 Downing Street, in London on June 24, 2016. 
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    Obama and NATO Respond to Britain’s Decision to Leave EU

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  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron turns away after speaking to the media in front of 10 Downing Street, London, Friday, June, 24, 2016, where he announced he will resign by the time of the Conservative Party conference in the autumn, following the result of the EU referendum, in which the Britain voted to leave the EU. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    David Cameron’s Resignation to Set Off Leadership Scramble

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  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London as his wife Samantha looks on Friday, June 24, 2016. Cameron says he will resign by the time of party conference in the fall after  Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, according to tallies of official results Friday. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

    Britain Votes to Leave EU: Cameron to Resign; Markets Rocked

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  • Police officers stand outside of a cinema in Viernheim near Mannheim, southern Germany, Thursday, June 23, 2016. A gunman was shot by police after he took hostages in the complex.  (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)

    Germany: Suspect in Cinema Incident Dead, No Others Injured

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    Gunman Opens Fire at German Cinema, Suspect Dead

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  • British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron arrive to vote in the EU Referendum at Central Methodist Hall, Wesminster on June 23, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom has gone to the polls to decide whether or not the country wishes to remain within the European Union. After a hard fought campaign from both REMAIN and LEAVE the vote is too close to call. A result on the referendum is expected on Friday morning.

    Voters Decide in Britain’s Historic EU Referendum

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  • Falun Gong practitioners protest during the visit of Chinese Communist leader Xi Jinping, in Warsaw on June 20, 2016. (Epoch Times)

    How Xi Jinping Was Welcomed in Poland

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  • British astronaut Tim Peake returned from the International Space Station on the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft on June 18th, 2016. (ROLF VENNENBERND/AFP/Getty Images)

    Returned Astronaut Tim Peake Relishes the Little Things

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  • People carry items in a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on May 3, 2016.
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    EU Agrees on New Border and Coast Guard Agency to Stop Influx of Migrants

    If approved, a new agency will regularly monitor external borders of the EU and provide supplementary border guards to aid individual nations when needed.  The... Read more

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On June 23, 2016 Great Britain will hold a referendum on whether or not the United Kingdom will remain within the European Union, often referred to as "Brexit". (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images)

    As Britain Votes on Brexit, Opinions Divided Across Continent

    The lead up to the EU referendum has shown just how risky holding such a vote is, with impacts on political, economic and investment decisions... Read more

  • London Mayor Boris Johnson delivers a speech at a "Vote Leave" rally at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, England, on April 16, 2016. (Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

    Campaigners in EU Vote Take on Final Day of Campaigning

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  • Belgian soldiers gather near a blocked off area in downtown Brussels Tuesday June 21, 2016 after Belgian authorities took a man into custody following a pre-dawn security alert at a major shopping center. The security operation followed an alert about a suspicious package. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Man Taken Into Custody in Brussels After Security Alert

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  • In this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry photo, made available on Sunday, June 19, 2016, Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations workers stand at the site of an incident, at a lake in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia, Russia. At least 13 children and their adult instructor have died in a storm while boating in a lake in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia near Finland. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)

    Boats With Children Overturn in Storm in Russia, Killing 14

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  • Hysen Haxhiaj talks to other former political prisoners as they gather at the notorious labor camp of Spac northern Albania on May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

    Albania’s Broken Men Fear Prison Horrors Will Be Forgotten

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  • An image and floral tributes for Jo Cox, the 41-year-old British Member of Parliament shot to death yesterday in northern England, lie placed on Parliament Square outside the House of Parliament in London, Friday, June 17, 2016. The mother of two young children was shot to death Thursday afternoon in her constituency near Leeds. A 52-year-old man has been arrested but has not been charged. He has been named locally as Tommy Mair. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    UK Mourns Jo Cox as Group Says Suspect Had Far-Right Ties

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  • Volunteers help refugees and migrants who are approaching the Greek island of Lesbos on a dinghy after crossing the Aegean sea from the Turkey's coast on Dec. 7, 2015. Greece is the main point of entry into the EU for people fleeing war and poverty at home, with the vast majority of the 700,000 people who have entered the country this year reaching Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    Aid Group Stops Seeking EU Funds Over Turkey Migrant Deal

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  • French President Francois Hollande (L) and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve arrive for an homage ceremony for the two police officials killed by an Islamic State extremist, at the French Interior Ministry in Paris, on June 15, 2016. The attack revived French concerns about the ISIS threat after the group targeted Paris last year. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

    French Police Alerted to Possible Arrival of Fighters

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  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (C-L) speaks during a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 14, 2016. NATO’s chief says the alliance will agree this week to send four multinational battalions to the Baltic states and Poland to boost their defenses against Russia. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    NATO Ministers Agree to Deploy 4 Battalions to Eastern Flank

    BRUSSELS—NATO on Tuesday reinforced its defenses against Russia from the Baltic to the Black Sea, delivering what NATO’s chief called a clear message to Moscow... Read more

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    France Stabbing Suspect: ‘I just killed a police officer and his wife’

    PARIS—A man who stabbed two police officials to death at their home in a Paris suburb posted a video online confessing to the killings and... Read more

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    Rock Band Filter Cancels Sweden Show Due to Death Threat

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  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

    NEW DELHI—India said Sunday that it was confident of winning China’s support for U.S.-backed efforts for its membership in a group of 48 nations controlling... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

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    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

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    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

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  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

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    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

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    72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

    A 72-year-old Indian woman has reportedly given birth to a healthy child. The Guardian reported that Daljinder Kaur, the woman, and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder... Read more

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    Indian Teen Dies After Shooting Himself While Taking Selfie

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    Indian Father Went to Extreme Measures to Punish Teen Who Allegedly Abused His Baby Daughter

    An Indian father cut off the hands of a teen who allegedly sexually abused his baby daughter. The 17-year-old was accused of assaulting a seven-month-old infant... Read more

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    Police Uncover ‘Baby Farm’ Where Unwanted Infants Were Sold and Swapped: Report

    Police in India have discovered a “baby farm” in India where unwanted babies are sold or traded. Authorities said that staff at the Palash Hospital... Read more

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    Video: Children Climb Down Dangerous Wells to Fetch Water After Drought Hits India

    India is facing a severe water crisis and village children are finding extreme ways to fetch water. A video shows children climbing down the steep... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, take a tour of Gandhi Smriti, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948, in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 11, 2016.(Saurabh Das/ Pool Photo via AP)

    Prince William, Wife Kate Pay Respect to Gandhi in India

    NEW DELHI—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects to Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi on Monday and met with young entrepreneurs in... Read more

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    93-Year-Old Indian ‘Uncle’ Gets to Meet Prince William and Kate Middleton Thanks to the Internet

    A 93-year-old Indian entrepreneur earned a meeting with Prince William and Kate Middleton after sweeping the Internet with his invitation to the royal couple. Boman... Read more

  • People gather near damaged buildings at the spot where a massive fire broke out during a fireworks display at the Puttingal temple complex in Paravoor village, Kollam district, southern Kerala state, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Dozens were killed and many more were injured when a spark from an unauthorized fireworks show ignited a separate batch of fireworks that were being stored at the temple complex, officials said.(AP Photo/ Jyothiraj. N.S)

    Fireworks Accident at Temple in India Kills More Than 100

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India—The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began — an unauthorized pyrotechnic... Read more

  • Bangladeshi students protest seeking arrest of three motorcycle-riding assailants who hacked student activist Nazimuddin Samad to death as he walked with a friend, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 7, 2016. ( AP Photo)

    Student Opponent of Radical Islam Slain on Bangladesh Street

    NEW DELHI—Three motorcycle-riding assailants hacked and shot to death a student opponent of radical Islam as he was walking with a friend along a street... Read more

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    Restaurant Owner Installs Fridge Outside to Feed the Homeless 24/7

    A restaurant owner in Kochi, India, put a fridge right outside of her restaurant for the homeless and the hungry, giving them access to uneaten... Read more

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    Child Survivors of Nepal Earthquake ‘Sold as Slaves’ to Rich British Families

    Child survivors of last year’s earthquake in Nepal are being sold to British families to work as domestic slaves, according to an investigation by The... Read more

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    After Obama Decision, First US Airstrikes Hit Afghan Taliban

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  • United Kingdom Independence Party leader, Nigel Farage, gestures as he arrives to cast his vote in Biggin Hill, south eastern England, Thursday, June 23, 2016, as voters head to the polls across the UK in a historic referendum. Voters in Britain are deciding Thursday whether the country should remain in the European Union — a referendum that has exposed deep divisions over issues of sovereignty and national identity. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

    After Britain’s Brexit Vote, Other Countries Might Follow

    BRUSSELS — The EU must reinvent itself to survive after Britain’s vote to leave. It may be too late. The damning verdict of British voters... Read more

  • The European Union and the United Kingdom flags fly outside City Hall in central London on the eve of the EU referendum on June 22, 2016. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

    UK Pound Takes Wild Ride as UK Referendum Results Come In

      LONDON — The British pound seesawed wildly Friday and betting markets dramatically shortened the odds on Britain leaving the European Union as increasingly mixed... Read more

  • The flags of the European Union and the United Kingdom on top of a sand castle on a beach in Southport, U.K., on May 9, 2016. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

    Vote Count Starts in EU Referendum; Pound Soars

      LONDON (AP) — The polls closed Thursday in Britain’s historic referendum with a leading supporter of the campaign to leave the European Union saying... Read more

  • People are helped to board an Italian Navy ship after a boat overturned off the Libyan coast, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The Italian navy says it has recovered 7 bodies from the overturned migrant ship off the coast of Libya. Another 500 migrants who on board were rescued safely. A statement from the Italian navy Wednesday says the Bettica patrol ship was responding to a migrant ship in distress when it flipped, sending migrants into the sea. (Marina Militare via AP Photo)

    The Latest: New Wave of Smuggler Boats Includes 31 Dinghies

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s response to the influx of migrants and asylum seekers (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The Italian navy says... Read more

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron  meets supporters. England Wednesday June 22, 2016.  (Geoff Caddick/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

    British Politicians Make Final Appeals in EU Vote Campaigns

    LONDON — Campaigners on both sides of the crucial vote over whether Britain should remain in the European Union crisscrossed the country Wednesday, their last day... Read more

  • Bolt of lightning illuminates the night sky in Jammu, India on May 17, 2015.  (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    Lightning Kills 74 People in India

    PATNA, India — Lightning has killed 74 people, mostly farm laborers working in fields, across eastern and northern India over the past 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. A... Read more

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    Small Plane Undertakes Dangerous Rescue Mission to South Pole for Sick Worker

    A small plane picked up a sick worker and left the south pole on Wednesday during a dramatic rescue mission from a remote science outpost, federal officials said... Read more

  • Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech at the Engine Room in the People's History Museum, Manchester, Tuesday June 21, 2016. Britain goes to the polls on June 23 in referendum on their EU membership.  (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVE

    The Latest: Firm Plans Money Exchange Limits During UK Vote

    LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s referendum on staying or leaving the European Union (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Money changing service TransferWise says it... Read more

  • Belgian police and Belgian Army soldier stand guard at the scene of a bomb alert on a major shopping street in Brussels on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Man With Fake Suicide Belt Sparks Alert at Belgian Mall

      BRUSSELS — A man wearing a fake explosive belt filled with salt and cookies sparked a major security alert and an emergency meeting of... Read more

  • Britain's Prince Harry addresses the audience during the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games, Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Prince Harry Writes Letter to Orlando: ‘Our Thoughts Are With the Victims’

    Following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Prince Harry wrote a letter to the city of Orlando, expressing his condolences. “I wanted to write... Read more

  • Afghan security personnel inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 20, 2016. About a dozen people were killed Monday when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted their minibus in the Afghan capital, a government official said. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

    Taliban Suicide Bombing Kills 14 Nepalese Guards in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan  — A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, the Interior... Read more

  • People wait for a train in the foreground as members of a police forensics team take part in an investigation next to a Thalys train on the platform at Arras train station, northern France on Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

    6 Detained in Belgium in Connection With Foiled Train Attack

    BRUSSELS  — Belgian authorities have detained six people in connection with last year’s foiled attack on a Thalys express train to France, they said Monday... Read more

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    Gunmen Storm Brazil Hospital; 1 Dead, 2 Wounded in Shootout

      RIO DE JANEIRO  — A group of heavily-armed men stormed a Rio de Janeiro hospital early Sunday to free a suspected drug trafficker, sparking... Read more

  • Left: Screenshot of TripArenaonline.com. (Internet Archive); Right: Laura Vandervoort on May 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Jovani)

    Beware of Fake Job, Travel Websites—Fraudsters Even Stole Identity of Supergirl Actress

    Fraudsters stole the identities of hundreds, including the Supergirl protagonist from the TV series “Smallville,” in a large-scale, multi-million dollar international scheme. So far, four people have... Read more

  • Iran's Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan (C), and his counterparts from Russia Sergei Shoigu (L), and Syria Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij attend a trilateral meeting in Tehran, Iran, on June 9, 2016. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

    Russia’s Defense Minister Visits Syria, Meets Assad

    MOSCOW—Russia’s defense minister visited Syria on Saturday to meet the country’s leader and inspect the Russian air base there, a high-profile trip intended to underline... Read more

  • HAVANA, CUBA - MAY 2: American passengers are being welcomed by Cubans upon arriving in Cuba aboard the cruise ship Adonia, the first US cruise ship in nearly forty years to arrive in Cuba, on May 2, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. The Adonia, belonging to the Carnival group, carried some 700 passengers on its sail from Miami to Havana, officially re-establishing the US cruise business in Cuba.(Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images)

    110 Daily Roundtrip Flights Between US–Cuba to Start in the Fall

    As the United States continues to cultivate closer relations with Cuba following a decades-long rift, scheduled commercial flights to Cuban cities (other than capital city Havana),... Read more

  • Russia's Olga Kaniskina crosses the finish line to win the Women's 20km Race Walk at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Aug. 31, 2011.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)

    Russian Track and Field Team Banned From Rio Olympics: IAAF

    No athletes from the Russian track and field team will be allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics this summer, the International Association of Athletics... Read more

  • Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov at his office in Midtown, Manhattan, on June 13, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov Fights the World’s Dictators

    Garry Kasparov, often considered the greatest chess player of all time, sees life as a battle between opposites: good and evil, or freedom and totalitarianism... Read more

  • A picture taken on June 5, 2016 shows Russia's hurdler Sergey Shubenkov taking part in a track meet in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Anti-Doping Leader Has No Sympathy for Unhelpful Russians

    If the Russian track team is barred from the Olympics, the man who leads the World Anti-Doping Agency’s day-to-day operation won’t have much sympathy for... Read more

  • FILE - This file image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows Nusra Front fighters moving forward to fight against Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen at the hilltop of Khalsa village, southern Aleppo, Syria. The Syrian government has suffered serious setbacks in its campaign to retake the Islamic State's de facto capital of Raqqa, even with Russia's support. Arabic, bottom right, reads, "Jihadis on their way to Khalsa village." (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP, File)

    Islamic State Militants Push Back in Syria, Iraq and Libya

    BEIRUT—Even as internationally backed forces chip away at Islamic State-held territory in Syria, Iraq and Libya, the militants have demonstrated a stubborn resilience this week... Read more

  • A Palestinian fisherman rides a boat on a foggy day in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza City on April 5, 2016. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

    Egypt Denies Plans to Establish Underwater Sea Border With Palestinians

    JERUSALEM—Egypt has denied reports that it is negotiating maritime borders with the Palestinian Authority. The denial comes on the heels of a very specific, public... Read more

  • Russian Su-34 bombers arrive from Syria at an airbase near the Russian city of Voronezh on March 15, 2016. (Olga Balashova/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

    Russian Jets Strike US-Backed Forces in Syria

    In what was possibly the most provocative moment since the start of Russia’s air campaign over Syria, Russian warplanes bombed Pentagon-backed rebels in Syria with airstrikes,... Read more

  • Afghan police soldiers inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 20, 2016. At least a dozen Nepalese security guards of a foreign logistic company were killed Monday when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted their minibus in the Afghan capital, interior ministry and an Afghan security official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Taliban Attack Buses in South Afghanistan, Abduct 60 People

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan—The Taliban on Tuesday ambushed a series of buses and cars in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, forcing people out of the vehicles and abducting... Read more

  • FILE - In this file picture taken Friday, April 8, 2016, provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, stands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Cairo. An Egyptian court has rejected as illegal a demarcation border agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia under which Cairo would surrender control over two Red Sea islands to Riyadh. (Mohamed Abd El Moatey, Egyptian Presidency via AP, File)

    Egyptian Court Rejects Border Demarcation Pact With Saudi

    CAIRO—An Egyptian court on Tuesday rejected as illegal a demarcation border agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia under which Cairo would surrender control over two... Read more

  • A mosque is surrounded by residential buildings in capital Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Iran Claims Disrupting Major ‘Terrorist Plot’ in the Country

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iranian intelligence officials have broken up one of the “biggest terrorist” plots ever planned to target Tehran and other provinces in the Islamic Republic,... Read more

  • File-In this Monday, May 30, 2016 file photo, an afghan boy shepherd walk their sheep near a temporary housing in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

    UN Says 65 Million People Displaced in 2015, a New Record

    GENEVA—The U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide... Read more

  • Iraqi forces vehicles drive past damaged buildings in Fallujah's southern Hayakel neighborhood during an operation to retake areas from the Islamic State on June 16, 2016. (Jean Marc Mojon/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN: More Than 80,000 Iraqi Civilians Flee Fallujah Amid Clashes

    BAGHDAD—Thousands of civilians are fleeing Fallujah after the city was declared liberated from the Islamic State (ISIS), the United Nations said, while an Iraqi commander... Read more

  • A Boeing 747 of Iran's national airline is seen at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran in June 2003. Boeing Co. is negotiating a deal to sell 100 airplanes to Iran, state-run media reported Sunday, June 19, 2016 a sale potentially worth billions that would mark the first major entry of an American company into the Islamic Republic after last year's nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

    Iran Aviation Official Says Boeing Sale Involves 100 Planes

    TEHRAN, Iran—Boeing Co. is negotiating a deal to sell 100 airplanes to Iran, state-run media reported Sunday, a sale potentially worth billions that would mark... Read more

  • Nusra Front fighters fire multiple launcher rockets as they battle against Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen, at the hilltop of Khalsa village, southern Aleppo, Syria. (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP)

    Syrian Militants Capture Government-Held Areas, Dozens Dead

    BEIRUT—Militants have captured two villages from Syrian government forces and their allies in the northern province of Aleppo after days of heavy fighting that left... Read more

  • Iraqi security forces advance their positions during the fight against Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq, on June 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

    Iraqi Troops Seize Fallujah Hospital, Clear Mines

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi forces gained control of the main hospital in Fallujah on Saturday and were clearing mines after driving the Islamic State (ISIS) from most of the... Read more

  • Iraqi security forces enter central Fallujah after fight against the Islamic State militants, Iraq, Friday, June 17, 2016. Iraqi special forces entered the center of Fallujah city early Friday, taking over a government complex and a neighborhood that served as a base for the Islamic State group militants after intense fighting. (AP Photo)

    Iraq Says Most of Fallujah Retaken From ISIS Militants

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi special forces swept into Fallujah on Friday, recapturing most of the city as the Islamic State group’s grip crumbled after weeks of fighting. Thousands... Read more

  • Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2016 Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, March 21, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Visit to Middle East Seems Imminent

    JERUSALEM—Despite postponing a visit to Israel in late December and a near-constant rumor mill on when it will be rescheduled, a visit to the Middle... Read more

  • A man gestures amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016. (Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Syria’s Aleppo, Divided Locals Share Fear of Total Siege

    BEIRUT—Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, used to be the country’s economic locomotive but four years of grinding battles have rendered it almost uninhabitable. Pummeled by bombs... Read more

  • Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan testifies before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 16, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    CIA: ISIS Intends to ‘Intensify Global Campaign’ With More Attacks Like Brussels and Paris

    ISIS is working to send its fighters to the West, warned CIA Director John Brennan on Capitol Hill, June 16. As pressure mounts on Islamic... Read more

  • Smoke rises from Islamic State group positions after an airstrike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes as Iraqi counterterrorism forces face off with Islamic State militants in the Nuaimiya neighborhood of Fallujah, Iraq, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The U.N. children's fund has issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants to spare the children amid a battle to retake the city of Fallujah city. UNICEF says it's concerned for the safety of an estimated of 20,000 children trapped inside this city west of Baghdad as very few families have managed to flee Fallujah since the offensive started more than a week ago. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Report: Pentagon Investigating Friendly Fire that Killed Anti-ISIS Fighters in Syria

    A U.S. warplane hit forces belonging to an allied Sunni Muslim militant group that Washington had trained to fight against ISIS in an apparent case... Read more

  • Smoke rises after airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition warplanes as Iraqi security forces advance their positions in the southern neighborhoods of Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants, Iraq, Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Osama Sami)

    Iraq Probes Human Rights Violations in Fallujah Offensive

    BAGHDAD— Iraq said Monday it had launched an investigation into possible human rights abuses against civilians fleeing the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah as an... Read more

  • Iraqi government forces take a position outside al-Shuhada neighborhood, south of Fallujah, during an operation to regain control of the area from the Islamic State on June 3, 2016. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

    Aid Group: 4,000 More Flee ISIS-Held City of Fallujah in Iraq

    BAGHDAD—More than 4,000 people have fled the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah in Iraq after government forces retook a key road to the ISIS stronghold over... Read more

  • A man loyal to the Libyan armed forces prepares himself for clashes with Islamic State group militants west of Benghazi, Libya, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky, File)

    ISIS Suicide Bombers Hit Libyan Forces in Sirte, Killing 1

    BENGHAZI, Libya—Islamic State suicide bombers using an ambulance and two other vehicles targeted Libyan forces in the coastal city of Sirte on Sunday, killing at... Read more

  • A Palestinian security officer closes the gate under Palestinian control at the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip, south of Rafah on June 7, 2015 after Israel closed, until further notice, the Erez crossing for people and the Kerem Shalom crossing for goods as Gaza militants resumed their rocket fire on southern Israel after warplanes blitzed the coastal enclave. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB        (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kerem Shalom: Crossing Into Hostile Territory

    KEREM SHALOM CROSSING, Israel—At first glance the labyrinth of somber, gray walls seems like a dystopian truck stop built of concrete. It is populated with... Read more


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