June 25, 2016

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‘Brexit’ approval taking toll as prime minister Cameron announces resignation

LONDON — It’s often said that David Cameron is a lucky politician who has seemed to coast through politics on instinct and charm during a career that has culminated in six years as British prime minister. On Thursday, his luck ran out. In calling a referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union, Cameron made Read More…

NBA Draft: International players dominate first round

NEW YORK — Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA Draft, and a record number of international players followed. The Philadelphia 76ers took the Australian with the No. 1 pick Thursday night, making him the first of a record 14 international players chosen in the first round. Nearly half the Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, June 23

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Who staged a sit-in at Congress over guns Rebellious Democrats hold an extraordinary around-the-clock protest on the House floor in a failed attempt to demand votes on gun-control bills, shouting down Speaker Paul Ryan when he attempted Read More…

GOP unmoved as House Democrats stage sit-in on guns

WASHINGTON — A drained and dwindling group of Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in the wake of the Orlando shooting rampage with demands for gun-control votes in an extraordinary scene of protest broadcast live to the world. Unyielding Read More…

Markets, bookies see no ‘Brexit’ of European Union

LONDON — Financial markets and bookmakers put their money on Britain’s voting to remain a part of the European Union on Thursday in a historic referendum that threatens to undermine the experiment in continental unity launched in the aftermath of World War II. More than 46 million people were registered to vote in the referendum, Read More…

‘Have you carried out the plan for today?’ North Korea mobilizes on 200-day economic speed campaign

WONSAN, North Korea — The bright red slogans hang from buses, government buildings and even some restaurants and gas stations, urging North Koreans to work harder to make the country’s 200-day “speed campaign” a success. “Have you carried out the plan for today?” one poster asks. It’s the second such drive this year, and while Read More…

BREAKING: Supreme Court deadlocks, effectively blocking Obama immigration plan

WASHINGTON — A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency. A tie vote sets no national precedent but leaves in place the Read More…

Trump heads to Scotland to tend to business — and golf courses

NEW YORK — Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business — in Scotland. In his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump plans to check on a pair of his championship golf resorts. Some Republicans worry that the billionaire’s attention is divided Read More…

After three years of talks, Colombia near peace deal to end half-century of internal strife

HAVANA — Colombia will move closer than ever to ending a half-century of bloodshed when its president joins leftist rebels Thursday in celebrating a cease-fire and disarmament agreement at a dignitary-studded signing ceremony in Cuba. After more than three years of often prickly negotiations in the Cuban capital, President Juan Manuel Santos’ government and the Read More…

Two ailing South Pole workers safely arrived in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — A small plane with two sick U.S. workers arrived safely in Chile late Wednesday after leaving Antarctica in a daring rescue mission from a remote South Pole research station, officials said. After making a stop for a few hours at a British station on the edge of Antarctica, the two workers were Read More…