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Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: analysts

Paris - It was Britain's poorer and less-educated citizens -- angry at not having shared in the economic benefits of a new world order -- who pushed it out of the European Union, in a vote that threatens elites, analysts say.

Tunisia flaunts seaside security year after beach massacre

Hammamet - Policemen on horseback amble among the sunbathers and new metal detectors dot hotel entrances in Tunisia as the North African country seeks to bring back tourists a year after a seaside massacre.

Spain struggles to reduce unemployment, debt despite growth

Madrid - Spain, which goes to the polls on Sunday in a repeat general election, is the eurozone's fourth largest economy and one of the fastest-growing nations in Western Europe, although it suffers from high unemployment and debt.

Venezuela opposition say enough signatures for Maduro recall vote

Caracas - Opposition leaders in Venezuela said they have finished the process of authenticating signatures on a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro, and have enough to hold a referendum on removing him.

Frustrated Venezuelans finish fingerprinting for referendum

Caracas - Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro finished giving their fingerprints to electoral authorities Friday to wrap up a key stage in their drive for a referendum to remove him.

UK economy plunges into unknown on Brexit

London - Britain's economy was plunged into a dizzying unknown on Friday as the country lurched towards the EU exit, with the world economy bracing for a hit on growth and unemployment.

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

Washington - The International Monetary Fund warned the United States Wednesday over poverty and rising inequality in the country, saying both could hold back its economic potential.The IMF cut its outlook for US economic growth this year to 2.

Niger's Diffa suffers under Boko Haram violence

Diffa - Outside the Diffa grand mosque in Niger's southeast, two soldiers stand at the ready, rifles pointed at the wave of worshippers walking towards them.Unbidden, the men raise their "boubous", the traditional wide-sleeved robes worn across West Africa.

British PM says Brexit poses 'huge risk' to economy

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Tuesday that a vote to leave the EU in less than 48 hours would damage the economy, representing a "huge risk" for jobs and families.

Great Barrier Reef bleaching could cost a million tourists

Sydney - Severe coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could cost it more than a million visitors a year and huge sums in lost tourism revenue, a survey said Tuesday.

China's Xi weaves Poland into 'new silk road' plan

Varsovia - The presidents of China and Poland greeted a Chinese freight train as it rolled into the Polish capital on Monday, part of a drive to drum up business between the Asian giant and the European Union's largest eastern economy.

Venezuelans fingerprinted in bid to drive out president

Caracas - Venezuelans queued to get fingerprinted Monday in a crucial phase of efforts to force President Nicolas Maduro from power, after food shortages sparked deadly protests and looting.

Cornish pasties: the tastiest victims of a Brexit?

Illogan - A favourite of 19th century miners who took them down the pit and a popular lunch to this day, the Cornish pasty and other delicacies with EU protected status could be threatened if Britain leaves the bloc.

Britain and the EU in facts and figures

London - Money is at the heart of many a battle and Thursday's referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union or quit is no exception.

Demos greet Chinese president in Poland

Varsovia - Rival demonstrations greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrived in Warsaw on Sunday on a three-day visit focused on investment and trade with Poland, the EU's largest eastern economy.

Putin makes pitch for better Europe ties as economy suffers

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said he was willing to reach out to Europe to mend relations shattered by the Ukraine crisis but insisted the West was responsible for the bad blood.

Shops shut after deadly looting in Venezuela crisis

Caracas - Residents barricaded their shops Friday in a Venezuelan city hit by violence after the country's food crisis erupted into deadly looting.

Police arrest 400 in Venezuela looting outbreak

Caracas - Venezuelan police arrested 400 people after the country's food crisis erupted into looting this week, a pro-government official said Thursday, blaming the rioting on the political opposition.

Juncker warns Russia on sanctions, meets Putin

Sanktpeterburg - EU Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker warned Russia Thursday that the 28-nation bloc will only lift its sanctions if the Kremlin fully implements a Ukraine peace deal.

Putin to meet EU, UN leaders at key Russian economic forum

Sanktpeterburg - Russian President Vladimir Putin will look to refashion himself as a more reliable partner for the West as Moscow struggles to come in from the cold at its flagship economic forum in Saint Petersburg.

Tsipras critics seek to harness Greek bailout anger

Atenas - Thousands of Greeks angry over new cuts imposed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gathered in central Athens Wednesday to call on his leftist government to quit.

Orlando massacre raises fears for vital tourism industry

Orlando - The highway from Orlando International Airport into town hums with cars and buses full of families from around the world giddy over the prospect of having fun at Disney World and other theme parks.

Venezuela ends two-day workweek crisis measure

Caracas - Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro said he was scrapping an emergency measure that had public sector employees working only two days a week.

Greek TV stations face sign-off in licensing row

Atenas - Greece is in the grip of a row over television, with the government under attack for plans to slash the number of private channels in a sector that was hit hard by the financial crisis.

Thousands protest massive development in Serbian capital

Belgrade - Thousands protested in the Serbian capital on Saturday, accusing the authorities of theft and violence connected to plans to redevelop a popular area of Belgrade.

Football fever in short supply in jittery Paris

Paris - On a busy street in central Paris Friday, a blonde girl in the blue jersey and white shorts of the French football team blows a referee's whistle at passing football fans.

France hails smooth Euro start amid strikes, terror fears

Paris - French President Francois Hollande hailed a smooth start to Euro 2016 Friday, despite strikes and terror fears which saw football fans wade through heavy security to attend the opening match.

South China Sea casts shadow over opening of key US-China talks

Bejing - President Xi Jinping said China and the US needed to trust each other more as both sides sought to minimise tensions over the South China Sea at the opening Monday of key annual talks in Beijing.

South China Sea casts shadow over opening of key US-China talks

Bejing - President Xi Jinping said China and the US needed to trust each other more as both sides sought to minimise tensions over the South China Sea at the opening Monday of key annual talks in Beijing.

South China Sea casts shadow over opening of key US-China talks

Bejing - President Xi Jinping said China and the US needed to trust each other more as both sides sought to minimise tensions over the South China Sea at the opening Monday of key annual talks in Beijing.
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