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WHEN the people of Great Britain voted in a referendum in June, 2016, to leave the European Union (EU), it was a decision that surprised the country’s officials led by Prime Minister David Cameron. He had confidently scheduled the referendum, expecting a big vote for staying with the EU. But the referendum resulted in a 52 percent vote for “Brexit” – a British exit from EU. It was a close vote but a decisive one.

Germany on Saturday hunted for possible accomplices of Anis Amri, the suspected Berlin truck attacker who was gunned down by Italian police, as Tunisia announced it had arrested his nephew.

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Among all the countries of Europe, it is Germany that has accepted the most refugees from the war-torn countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Millions fled from Syria, where a civil war has raged for five years now. Many others came from northern Iraq where, to this day, fighting rages around the city of Mosul between jihadist forces of the Islamic State and Iraqis with their Kurdish allies.

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HILLARY Clinton, former first lady and former secretary of state of the United States, reached a milestone in American history last Wednesday when she clinched the nomination for presidential candidate of the Democratic Party.

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