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In an unexpected outcome, people of the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union in June 23rd referendum. For so many months, we have kept our readers updated on the referendum through our "Briferendum Series". Now with the referendum in place, we can hardly call it an end, instead, it's a new beginning of an era of greater uncertainties. With this non-binding referendum, there are so many possible scenarios that may play out including a second referendum. In this series, we once again vow to keep our readers up to the minute as the path ahead unfolds.

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Briferendum Aftermath Series: EU likely to delay Brexit beyond two years

Apr 26, 2017 08:29 am UTC| Commentary

The biggest priority of the European Union leaders is to make sure that no other country follows the United Kingdom to move out of the European Union and to make it happen it is likely that the EU leaders would try and...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Briferendum Aftermath Series: Is election a second referendum on EU?

Apr 25, 2017 09:40 am UTC| Commentary

Earlier this month, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May surprised both financial and political world by announcing a snap general election on 8th June. She is expecting that the outcome of the election would give her...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Briferendum Aftermath Series: Tussles with EU on EMA and EBA

Apr 19, 2017 11:11 am UTC| Commentary

Those of you, who are thinking that after the election win for Theresa May, the negotiations on Brexit, will be as easy as cutting butter with a hot knife should read about the ongoing tussles between the UK government and...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

EU agencies: a Brexit loss nobody's talking about

Apr 14, 2017 02:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Brexit doesnt only mean the UK leaving the European Union, the single European market, the European Economic Area, the customs union, the European Investment Bank and the European Atomic Energy Community. There are also...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Five lessons Brexit negotiators should take from the League of Nations

Apr 11, 2017 13:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Brexit has few precedents in international history. Parallels have been drawn to Greenlands 1985 European Community withdrawal, and Burundi and Gambia abandoning International Criminal Court membership. Yet, the UKs...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Briferendum Aftermath Series: MEPs set stage to poach Scotland from UK or use as bargaining chip

Apr 11, 2017 07:19 am UTC| Commentary

Several members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are preparing the stage to take Scotland with the European Union or to at least bring it to the negotiating table as a bargaining chip for the European Union. Almost 50...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Briferendum aftermath Series: Actions suggest ‘no punishment for UK’ is a joke or lie

Apr 04, 2017 13:58 pm UTC| Commentary

Right after the Brexit letter was presented to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk gave out a speech suggesting that the EU is not looking to punish the UK for leaving; however, subsequent actions and war of...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Mexican Peso whipsaws on Trump comments

The Mexican peso reached its weakest point since mid-March after President Trumps commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said that the United States is imposing duties ranging from 3-24 percent on five Canadian companies that...

Central Bank of Russia likely to continue cautious monetary easing, hitting 8.50 pct by end-2017: Dankse Bank

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is expected to cut the key rate by 25 basis points to 9.50 percent, as does consensus, at its monetary policy meeting scheduled to be held on April 28. CBR governor Elvira Nabiullina...

US under Trump Series: US will not terminate NAFTA but renegotiate

President Donald Trump and his team decided against pulling the plug on North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after the President held two separate phone calls with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the...

US under Trump Series: Trump administration unveils tax proposals

The US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin finally unveiled portions of the much anticipated Trump tax proposals on Wednesday. Mr. Mnuchin said that the proposal would reduce corporate tax rates from the current 35 percent...

South Korea GDP growth likely to hold up at 2.9 pct in 2017, supported by normalisation in domestic politics: Commerzbank

The South Korean economy is expected to hold up at 2.9 percent growth this year, supported by normalisation in domestic politics, continual strong exports performance and proactive policies. At the start of the year,...

Politics

The Kremlin has its watchful eyes set on the French elections

The Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. As early as 2014, the West...

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesias capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent...

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high profile people,...

The evolution of France's left and right politics, from the 1789 French Revolution to this year's election

France is heading to the polls on April 23 for the first round of its presidential election. This election holds particular importance for the European nation, which finds itself at a crossroads, with its whole political...

Turkey's constitutional referendum: experts express fear for a divided country

Unofficial results from Turkeys April 16 constitutional referendum show that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the right to expand presidential power. The yes campaign has won 51.37% of the votes while no has...

Science

Earth Day Protest Highlights Desperate Situation Of Science And Existing Hope

A few days ago, the world celebrated Earth Day. It was meant to be a time when humanity recognized the importance of Mother Nature, highlighting its plight in some form of solidarity. However, what ended up happening is...

Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications

At the end of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that close to two-thirds of all Australians had completed a degree or apprenticeship. The growth in the number of people attending a university or...

Death metal: how nickel played a role in the world's worst mass extinction

Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great Dying. Some 90% of the species in the oceans and 70% of vertebrate...

Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it's time for a new mission

Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturns moon Enceladus could provide enough energy in the water to feed microbial life, scientists have been searching for proof that...

"Pathogen hunters": citizen scientists track plant diseases to save species

Plant diseases threaten food security and sustainability. They affect ecosystems and change natural environments. They cost money, too. An enormous amount is spent globally each year to control these diseases; the damage...

Technology

Scientists Create Artificial Womb, Opens Doors To Miracles And Abominations

Science has given way to both some of the most useful and atrocious advancements in human history. The artificial womb that scientists just successfully created has the potential for breeding both. Not only does it offer...

Instagram Set To Hit 1 Billion Users Soon, Facebook Profits On The Rise

Facebook already has three platforms that surpassed the 1 billion user mark; its main platform, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Soon, its about to count Instagram on that exclusive list and unlike its two messaging platforms,...

Call Of Duty: WWII Revealed, Here Are The Noteworthy Details

Leaks about the upcoming Activision game Call of Duty: WWII has been flowing over the last few months, which provided the media and gamers a rough picture of what the game is going to be. With the official reveal of the...

New Amazon Echo Camera Offer Is A Huge, Creepy Security Risk

When the worlds biggest online retailer introduced the always-on feature of its Echo devices, it sparked a firestorm of debates with regards to security. As such, Amazon would have had to expect the same to happen when it...

Google Employs New Method To Combat Fake News And Offensive Content

With the tech giant still under a lot of pressure to do something about fake news and offensive content, Google is employing a new method to reduce the presence and visibility of either problem. The new solution largely...
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