Britain one step closer to quitting Europe after vote on Jean-Claude Juncker


Battleground: British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the media after the vote. Photo: AP Britain moved a step closer to leaving the European Union on Friday after David Cameron declared “war” on Brussels over the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker. Keeping Britain in the EU “has got harder”, Mr Cameron said, after he was outvoted by 26 to two in his bid to prevent Mr Juncker becoming the European Commission president. The result emboldened Eurosceptic MPs and Ukip supporters who want to leave the EU. However, Mr Cameron said he would now wage a “long, tough fight” to reform Brussels before campaigning for Britain to remain in the EU in an in-out…

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US armed drones flying over Baghdad

The US has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect US troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq’s deteriorating security, the Pentagon said. For more than a week the military has been flying manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq, averaging a few dozen sorties daily for reconnaissance. The decision to […]