Italy PM Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat

Italy PM Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat

talian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after it was confirmed he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform. “My experience of government finishes here,” Renzi told a press conference, acknowledging that the No campaign had won an “extraordinarily clear” victory in a vote on which he […]

Threat of Brexit contagion hangs over Italy’s referendum

Threat of Brexit contagion hangs over Italy’s referendum

A year ago, Italy’s Matteo Renzi confidently staked his political future on a constitutional referendum. But that was before Brexit and Donald Trump. With Italians now in similarly insurgent mood, the gamble threatens to backfire spectacularly. Politicians struggling to make sense of a tumultuous year for Western democracies can draw at least one lesson from […]

Venezuelan lawmakers seek trial of Maduro after referendum fails

Venezuelan lawmakers seek trial of Maduro after referendum fails

Venezuela’s opposition-majority legislature voted on Tuesday to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting efforts to remove him from power in a volatile political crisis. A majority of lawmakers in the National Assembly voted in favor of a motion to launch a “political and criminal trial” against Maduro after he blocked […]

Venezuela opposition accuse Maduro of ‘coup’ after referendum quashed

Venezuela opposition accuse Maduro of ‘coup’ after referendum quashed

Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup. The opposition is urging supporters to take to the streets, beginning with a march on a major highway Saturday led by the wives of jailed activists, while a leading government figure is […]

Londoners in shock at Brexit ‘bereavement’

Londoners in shock at Brexit ‘bereavement’

Many Londoners were in “shock” and “despair” on Friday after waking up to discover that their country had voted to leave the European Union. One voter even described the outcome of the referendum as “a bereavement”. Taking an extended (liquid) lunch break at the McGlynn pub in north London, Charity worker Matt Stevens and his […]

UK votes in knife-edge Brexit referendum today

UK votes in knife-edge Brexit referendum today

LONDON: The UK is going to the polls on Thursday (today) to decide whether the country should remain in the European Union. Opinion polls suggest the result is on a knife-edge and that either side could win. Supporters and opponents of the EU both acknowledge the importance of the referendum. Earlier this month, Nigel Farage, […]

Pro and anti-Brexit camps face off as referendum quickly approaches

Pro and anti-Brexit camps face off as referendum quickly approaches

Rival sides in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership clashed in a passionate debate to the roars of an audience of six thousand in a London concert arena. It was a final opportunity for the two camps to win over voters, with polls showing a razor-tight race less than 36 hours before a vote that […]

Venezuela’s Maduro says no recall referendum in 2016

Venezuela’s Maduro says no recall referendum in 2016

Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro vowed Saturday that no referendum on ending his term would be held until next year, amid mounting pressure as the country teeters on the brink of economic collapse. Maduro’s opponents are racing to call a referendum before January 10, as a successful recall vote before that deadline would trigger new […]

Undecided EU referendum voters hold Britain’s future in their hands – so what will make them choose?

Undecided EU referendum voters hold Britain’s future in their hands – so what will make them choose?

Undecided EU referendum voters hold Britain’s future in their hands – so what will make them choose? The Mirror’s ‘EU The Jury’ panel of 12 floating voters have their say on the campaign so far and the key issues which will ultimately inform their decision. With just over two weeks to go until the country […]

Brexit a ‘serious risk’ to global economic growth, G7 leaders say

Brexit a ‘serious risk’ to global economic growth, G7 leaders say

A British exit from the European Union would be a serious risk to global economic growth, world leaders said in a declaration at the opening of a two-day Group of Seven (G7) summit in Japan on Friday. The statement was welcomed by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who urged voters in the UK to “listen […]