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Second EU vote likely 'if migration deal struck'

Britain could hold a second referendum on European Union membership if it can broker a deal with the EU to allow full control of its borders, health secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a letter published by the Daily Telegraph on Monday.

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UK markets shudder after Brexit vote, sterling hits 31-year low

Sterling plunged to its lowest in three decades and the value of London's big banks sank by the most since the 2008 financial crisis on Friday as Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union sparked turmoil on global financial market

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World on tenterhooks as Britons vote on EU membership

Britons were voting on Thursday on whether to stay in the European Union (EU) in a referendum that could change the face of Europe and is being nervously watched by financial markets and politicians across the world. A British exi

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Oil prices slip after rally as market turns cautious

Oil prices fell on Tuesday after a strong two-day rally abated amid volatility fed in part by a vote later this week in Britain that will determine whether the country will leave the European Union.   A one-month

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German firms scale back UK investment ahead of Brexit vote

German companies are scaling back their investment in Britain ahead of its June 23 referendum on membership of the European Union, and German industry is becoming increasingly vocal in warning that a Brexit would hit both countries' economie

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Firebrand Duterte takes lead in Philippines vote count

Firebrand Philippine city mayor Rodrigo Duterte took a commanding lead as unofficial presidential election results poured in on Monday, suggesting the political outsider's pledges to crush crime and corruption had carried the day.

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Tough-talking Duterte favoured as Philippines votes for new president

Voting for a new Philippine president began on Monday with a brash challenger to the political establishment the favourite to win after campaigning on pledges to crush crime and corruption. Many voters in Manila had to line up in

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Sharjah citizens cast vote in first council elections

The first-ever historic elections to the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) started today (January 28) with citizens turning up in droves with great enthusiasm to cast their votes at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club polling centre in the em

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Sheikh Salman positions as safest option in Fifa vote

In a Fifa presidential election where all candidates are presenting themselves as reformers, Asian soccer boss Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is making his pitch as the safest option to officials beleaguered by the organisation's crisi

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Saudi Arabian women vote in landmark polls

Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates, a step hailed by some activists in the Islamic patriarchy as a historic change, but by others as merely symbolic. &q

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