Stunning Election in UK Has Conservatives Reeling

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she will seek to form a government in coalition with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after the Conservatives failed to secure a parliamentary majority in yesterday’s snap general election. Conservatives won 318 seats, short of the 326 needed for a majority, leaving the UK with a hung Parliament. … Continued

Theresa May Stuns with Brexit-Related Election Announcement

Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom has made calls for a general election on June 8. This move is seen as a reversal since the Prime Minister formerly ruled out the concept of an early election. Through this referendum, May appears to seek a stronger hand in the negotiations of Brexit. Prime Minister … Continued

The UK Just Stuck It to Trump Hard

Just days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, British Prime Minister Theresa May invited him to make a state visit to Britain. But President Donald Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the United Kingdom, says John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons. Bercow said he was “strongly opposed” … Continued

Global Markets in Chaos, Dow Plummets over Brexit Vote

[DIGEST: The Guardian, The New York Times] Traders worldwide punished markets in reaction to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last night, amid fears the change would trigger an economic recession in Britain and have global spillover effects. The Dow Jones opened more than 400 points down, and the pound sterling plunged to a 31-year … Continued

The Fate of All Europe Hangs On What Britain Decides Today

[DIGEST: Reuters, New York Times] A defining referendum on Britain’s European Union (EU) membership is now underway. Voters will be asked a single question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” Those who favor leaving, or “Brexit,” claim Britain’s continued membership renders it toothless and at … Continued

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