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Britain votes to leave the EU, here’s what happens next

|By Gavin Barrett, The Conversation| Britain has voted to leave the European Union. This is having an immediate effect on markets. It is also having immediate political ramifications. David Cameron has announced he will not continue in his role as British prime minister. Legally speaking, though, the process of actually leaving will take some time. Britain will now enter a kind of ...

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India’s Jewel in the Crown

|By Shashi Tharoor| NEW DELHI – India’s Solicitor-General, Ranjit Kumar, recently declared that India would not seek the return of the Kohinoor diamond – one of the world’s oldest and most valuable – from the British, to whom India had “gifted” it. The statement shocked India and unleashed passionate debate – so passionate, in fact, that the government scrambled to ...

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Vandalised "No Thanks" sign from Scottish independence referendum 2014. (Photo: K. R. / Flickr Creative Commons)

The Price of Scottish Independence

By Jeffrey D. Sachs NEW YORK – Though the world’s eyes now are on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, Scotland is not alone in seeking to redraw national boundaries. There are independence movements in many other parts of the world; indeed, 39 new states have joined the United Nations since 1980. The Scottish pro-independence campaign is based ...

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