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Italian Ice

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Italy’s national elections have failed to produce a clear winner, roiling financial markets and delivering a strong rebuke to the country's political elite and EU-imposed austerity measures. With populists gaining ground, and Silvio Berlusconi back from the political dead, is the eurozone becoming ungovernable?

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    Boris’s Big Lie

    Guy Verhofstadt

    While Boris Johnson, the likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, takes his country down a path of diminished trade, the European Union is negotiating one of the largest free-trade agreements in the world. One really has to wonder what the "buccaneering" Brexiteers have to complain about.

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