Archive for June 24th, 2016

Germany warns against EU 'revenge' following UK Brexit vote

Friday, June 24th, 2016:

Manfred Weber, who represents German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party in the European parliament, said it was imperative to start negotiations with Britain soon about its departure, to ensure stability and avoid uncertainties. “We want to negotiate a new relationship, not a nasty divorce,” Weber told the Muencher Merkur newspaper. “My goal would be to wrap up the exit negotiations within about a year.” German officials are worried France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could also seek to leave the EU after Britain’s vote, German newspaper Die Welt said on Friday, citing a finance ministry strategy paper. Read the […] Read More →

‘Brexit’ Talk on Social Media Heavily Favored the ‘Leave’ Side

Friday, June 24th, 2016:

Anyone trying to explain Britain’s decision to exit the European Union must consider the country’s economy, its citizens’ attitudes toward immigration, its generational divides and the coverage of the debate in the news media. But there is another force to consider, too: the role of the world’s most influential social media platforms — Facebook, in particular. More than 33 million people in Britain use Facebook each month, according to estimates by eMarketer, a research company. A few data points about the vast online conversation before the vote suggest that the people behind the “leave” campaign were far more engaged on […] Read More →

The Latest: Workplace lawsuit against Duckworth settled

Friday, June 24th, 2016:

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement of a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois(all times local): 6:00 p.m. The campaigns of U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk are reacting to a $26,000 settlement of a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against Duckworth. The campaign for the Democrat Duckworth’s campaign says the case was settled at “nuisance value” and pointed out that there was no finding of any violation of law. But the campaign for the Republican senator says Duckworth would not have settled the case if she were not […] Read More →

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