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Bank of England mulls rate cut to cushion Brexit blow

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is already taking its toll on the British economy, raising speculation that the Bank of England will on Thursday decide to reduce its main interest rate to a record low.

Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson avoids leadership bid

The race to become Britain’s next prime minister took a dramatic, unexpected turn Thursday as former London Mayor Boris Johnson – popular with the public and widely considered to be a front-runner – ruled himself out of contention after the defection of a key ally.

U.K. takes historic vote to leave EU

Britain entered uncharted waters Friday after the country voted to leave the European Union, according to a projection by all main U.K. broadcasters.

High court nixes European suit against R.J. Reynolds

The Supreme Court says the European Union can’t pursue a lawsuit accusing tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds of taking part in a global money-laundering scheme that sponsored cigarette-smuggling in Europe.

Trudy Rubin: Democracy threatened as populism rises

What Trumpism ignores is Ilves’ larger point: The West must recognize the value of a free and secure Europe, something that NATO countries took for granted during the past two decades

EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger

The European Union’s regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle for the combination of the world’s two biggest beer makers.

Austria narrowly rejects far-right candidate in presidential election

It was like Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump in the heart of Europe, and the Bern won by a nose. Left-wing economics professor Alexander Van der Bellen was elected Austria’s largely ceremonial president, holding off an anti-immigration nationalist who campaigned on a Trump-style “Austria First” platform.

Polish forest’s fate uncertain

It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam beneath towering oak trees up to 600 years old.

Putin warns Russia will respond to NATO missile shield

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday described the development of NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense program as a threat to global security and vowed that his nation will take the necessary steps to maintain a strategic parity.

European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging

The European Union’s top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market.

Weak U.S. hiring report sends stocks lower

U.S. and global stock indexes moved lower a second day Wednesday following a dismal report on job creation that gave investors concern over the state of the economy. The data followed a round of economic news out of China and Europe a day earlier that also suggested sluggish growth.

Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky

It’s been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis. The 19-country currency union, which as a bloc is the world’s second-largest economy, enjoyed an unexpected acceleration in the first three months of the year, when it expanded by a quarterly rate of 0.6 percent, official figures showed Friday.

Team Challenge Cup adds skaters after online voting

Following online voting, several skaters have been added to the rosters of the three continent-based teams that will compete in the upcoming Team Challenge Cup, which kicks off later this month.