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  • A bar in Dublin, Ireland has made a special "Brexit" beer called Big Mistake after the results of the British referendum to leave the EU. Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
    June 27, 2016   BY  

    A divided UK voted to leave the European Union last week, and Brits are coming to the realization of what it all means. We spoke to Daniela Schwarzer at the German Marshall Fund of the United States about what comes next. Continue reading

  • File photo of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters
    June 27, 2016   BY  

    In a 9-minute speech to the British parliament, UK Prime Minister David Cameron sought to calm jitters over Thursday’s vote to exit the European Union, known as “Brexit.” Continue reading

  • An employee of a foreign exchange trading company works between a British flag and an EU flag in Tokyo, Japan, June 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Issei Kato     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2HXRM
    June 24, 2016  

    What does Great Britain’s impending exit from the European Union mean for the United States and other countries across the globe? Judy Woodruff poses the question to former U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder, former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass and chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner. Continue reading

  • Electronic boards display the days loss to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  - RTX2I2UF
    June 24, 2016  

    Thursday’s successful Brexit vote holds great consequences for economies worldwide, with some analysts warning that departure from the EU could plunge Britain back into a recession that might in turn spread to other countries. For more on the financial implications of Brexit, Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution and Diane Swonk of DS Economics. Continue reading

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, as his wife Samantha watches outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  - RTX2HXJ7
    June 24, 2016  

    Great Britain voted 52 to 48 percent Thursday to become the first nation to leave the European Union. The vote prompted Prime Minister David Cameron — a leading voice in the “Remain” camp — to announce his resignation, though he will stay on until October to ensure a smooth transition. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant takes a look at how Britain is readying itself for a post-EU paradigm. Continue reading

  • A workers counts ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016.        REUTERS/Neil Hall  - RTX2HVOB
    June 24, 2016  

    Thursday’s Brexit vote was largely a victory for right-wing British politics. But both “Leave” and “Remain” supporters had a plethora of political and emotional motivations. For a closer look at what drove the British majority to decide to exit the European Union, Judy Woodruff talks to former EU official Sir Michael Leigh and Tim Montgomerie of The Times of London. Continue reading

  • Traders from BGC, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre react as European stock markets open early June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum.       Photo by Russell Boyce/Reuters
    June 24, 2016   BY  

    First, of course, are the political implications. Second, these are millions upon millions of people who were voting against their pocketbooks. The third shock is more personal: my apparent over-reliance on the prediction markets, and on economists like Justin Wolfers who do as well. Continue reading

  • Anti-government demonstrators hold placards reading "No Brexit" during a protest outside the parliament in Athens, Greece June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX2GFHW
    June 17, 2016  

    With a British referendum looming over whether to leave the European Union, many in favor of staying cite cultural and altruistic reasons. But according to some, including Prime Minister David Cameron, Brexit would also have severe economic consequences, including massive trade revenue losses and brain drain driven by shifting job markets. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

  • A man passes in front of the UK Independence Party's pro-Brexit campaign bus in London on May 28. Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters
    June 17, 2016   BY  

    The UK is holding a referendum on June 23 on whether Britain should exit the European Union. We collected some handy guides and interesting reads on what to expect either way. Continue reading

  • Part of a flotilla of fishing vessels campaigning to leave the European Union sails under Westminster Bridge towards Parliament on the river Thames in London, Britain June 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth    - RTX2GCLW
    June 16, 2016  

    Amid the refugee and eurozone crises plaguing continental Europe, Britain is deciding whether or not to remain in the European Union. But migrants and economics are only part of why many are pushing for Brexit. The crux of the issue, supporters say, is sovereignty — namely, whether other European nations should have the right to dictate British law. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

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