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Britain's vote a global jolt, takes leader

Stunned Cameron to resign

Subscriber onlyThe people of the United Kingdom woke up to a different country after its unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shock waves through the country and around the world Friday. Continue reading...

Dow drops 610 as stocks sink globally on exit vote

Subscriber onlyStocks plunged in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The referendum result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what's next for Britain, Europe and the global economy. Continue reading...

N. Korea: U.S. acts force nuclear tests

Must continue if no letup, official says

Subscriber onlyThe top North Korean official for U.S. relations said Friday that his country is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with. Continue reading...

Colombia, rebels sign cease-fire

Subscriber onlyColombians cried and hugged as the leaders of their government and the country's biggest rebel group signed a cease-fire and disarmament deal, moving their country to the verge of a final peace accord that would end decades of fighting. Continue reading...

Group says 19 dead in truck Ethiopians

Subscriber only An international migration watcher said 19 Ethiopian migrants suffocated earlier this month along Zambia’s border with Congo inside a container truck, where survivors inside banged on the sides until border officials opened it. Continue reading...

ISIS said to round up 900 Kurds

Civilians taken in Syria forced to fight, work, activists report

Subscriber only Islamic State militants abducted about 900 Kurdish civilians in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo over the past three weeks in retaliation for a Kurdish-led assault on a nearby extremist stronghold in the province, activists said Friday. Continue reading...

U.S. goes at Taliban from air

Strikes first since Obama widened options in Afghanistan

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. military has launched its first airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama's decision earlier this month to expand the United States' involvement, two U.S. officials said Friday. Continue reading...

Arkansans in D.C., leaders in state react to U.K. results

Subscriber onlyThe decision to leave the European Union by the United Kingdom won't affect its relationship with the United States, members of the Arkansas congressional delegation said Friday. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyPope denounces Armenian genocide YEREVAN, Armenia — Pope Francis, on a visit to Armenia, denounced what he called the planned “genocide” of Armenians by Ottoman-era Turks a century ago. Continue reading...

Filipino: Extremists cheered beheadings

Subscriber onlyAbu Sayyaf extremists rejoiced as they watched two Canadians being beheaded in the jungles of the southern Philippines, said a Filipino hostage who was freed Friday. Continue reading...

Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; markets rocked

LONDON — Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. Continue reading...

At polls, U.K. goes for 'Leave' on EU question

Pound plummets to 31-year low; global markets tumble

Subscriber onlyLONDON -- Britain voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, an unprecedented divorce that stands to take decades to complete and sent global markets plunging today. Continue reading...

VW deal's cost put at $10.2B

Subscriber onlyDETROIT -- Volkswagen has agreed to take a series of steps costing about $10.2 billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions-cheating scandal in the U.S., two people briefed on the matter said Thursday. Continue reading...

Gunman shot dead in German theater

BERLIN — A masked man was shot dead Thursday after entering a movie theater in southwestern Germany with a firearm and taking several captives, authorities said. No one else was hurt. Continue reading...

Utah militia leader jailed in bomb plot

Subscriber onlySALT LAKE CITY — A Utah militia group leader with ties to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested and charged in an attempt to blow up a rural, federally owned cabin in Arizona, federal authorities said Thursday. Continue reading...

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