Observations of an Expat: And the Winner is…

trump-putin

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Tom Arms

It’s official. The winner of the US presidential elections is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

I hear you. Putin’s name was nowhere near the ballot papers. It was Clinton versus Trump and a few also rans.

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Italy’s Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat

Tony Gentile

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Crispian Balmer and Gavin Jones

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed to resign after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political turmoil.

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Much more than constitutional reform at stake in Italian ballot

Tony Gentile

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Crispian Balmer

Italy’s constitutional reform referendum on Sunday could lead to the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, trigger renewed turmoil in the country’s battered banking sector, and push the euro zone back towards the edge of crisis.

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EU globalisation fears most acute in Austria and France

Jacky Naegelen

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Noah Barkin

Fear of globalisation is the most important factor in pushing European citizens towards populist right-wing parties and those fears are most acute in Austria and France, a survey by Germany’s Bertelsmann Foundation showed on Wednesday.

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Observations of an Expat: The Refuge of the Failed Politician

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Tom Arms

It’s as if Brexit was a loose thread in the complex political tapestry of the European Union. The Eurosceptics worked Britain loose and are now pulling with all their might on the rest of the fabric.

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Abused and exploited, child migrants in Italy dream of a better life

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Magdalena Mis

Isaac, a 17 year-old from Ghana, holds back tears and looks down as he tries to describe the six months he spent in a Libyan jail where he says not a night would pass without someone dying.

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To Gre-main or not to Gre-main: Avoiding the Grexit

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Anant Mishra

Introduction

Greece is caught up in a major financial crisis leaving the financial experts bewildered on the Gre-exit. Now, in its sixth year of crisis economists are focussing on Greece. More importantly, since the beginning Greece failed to maintain a stable deficit as it continued to repay the financial debt, deepening their financial crisis. Today Greece continues to face exponentially high unemployment rates, while the Greek banks run out of money.

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