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UK votes to leave the European Union

LONDON -- Britain has voted to quit the European Union in a stunning repudiation of the nation's elites that deals a massive blow to the European project.

The UK voted by 52% to 48% to leave the EU. The Brexit vote to leave the EU has sparked demands from far-right parties for referendums in France and the Netherlands.


Trump's art of the deal – don’t pay your bills

NEW YORK -- Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits with suppliers, and has filed for bankruptcy four times.

British pound plummets on Brexit vote

LONDON -- The pound plunged more than 10% against the US$, its biggest one-day fall in history, on fears that the Brexit vote could hit the world's fifth-largest economy.


Britain’s rocky relations with Europe

LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the EU. The Brexit vote became one of the most divisive issues in UK politics.

World agenda for July available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive screen version.


Britain’s Brexit migrant row

LONDON -- There are two measures of migration to Britain – the International Passenger Survey and National Insurance number registrations.

Christo’s “walk on water” project

LAKE ISEO -- Thousands of people have tried out the Floating Piers by conceptual artist Christo – a three-km walkway on water on Italy’s Lake Iseo.


Solar plane completes Atlantic crossing

SEVILLE -- Solar Impulse, the plane designed to fly day and night on zero fuel, has completed the first ever crossing of the Atlantic by a solar-powered aeroplane.

EU costs Brits less than most

LONDON -- The EU budget accounts for around 1% of the combined gross domestic product of the 28 EU Member States. However, the UK pays significantly less.


Virtual reality sensory mismatch

NEW YORK -- Virtual reality-induced nausea can be reduced by the addition of a simple graphical effect, Columbia University researchers say.

NASA probe will give best ever views of Jupiter

SPACE -- NASA’s Juno spacecraft is bound for a Fourth of July encounter with Jupiter to study how the largest planet in the solar system formed and evolved.


Glider soaring to world altitude record

EL CALAFATE, Argentina -- Airbus Group’s Perlan II glider will attempt to break the record for wingborne flight by surfing “mountain waves” of wind over Argentina, aiming to reach 90,000ft.

Spain’s radical left surge ahead of election

MADRID -- A leftist coalition led by anti-austerity force Podemos is making big gains ahead of Spain’s general election re-run on June 26, opinion polls shows.


Jun 27- Jul 10: Wimbledon Championships

LONDON -- The third Grand Slam tournament of the season and the only one on grass takes place with top seed Novak Djokovic aiming to win his third consecutive title.

Jun 25-27: UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16

PARIS -- Reigning champions Spain clash with Italy in the standout tie of the first knockout round, with the eight winning teams progressing to the quarter-finals.


Jul 28-31: 98th PGA Championship

NEW JERSEY -- The Baltusrol Golf Club should prove a big challenge, with its Lower Course stretched to 7,462 yards – an increase of 70 yards since it last hosted the event in 2005.

Jun 30-Jul 3: WRC Rally Poland

MIKOLAJI, Poland -- Tall grass lines the fast open roads of the Masurian lake district, limiting visibility and hiding rocks so that drivers will find cutting corners poses a severe risk.


Jul 2-24: Tour de France hits the road

MONT-SAINT-MICHEL -- The world’s greatest cycling race and second Grand Tour of the year starts on the Normandy coast and ends in Paris three weeks later.

Jul 1-3: F1 Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring

SPIELBERG -- Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg arrives in Austria with a 24 point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship after his fifth win of the season in Baku.


Aug 5-21: New events debut at Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rugby and golf return to the Olympic Games after more than 100 years, to feature amongst the 28 sports and 38 disciplines at Rio 2016.

Aug 13: Start of the English Premier League

LONDON -- The pick of the opening fixtures sees Arsenal facing Liverpool, while on Sept 10 Mourinho’s United host Guardiola’s City in their first Manchester derby.


Jun 10-Jul 10: Euro 2016 live coverage

PARIS -- Hosts France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain have guaranteed qualification to the knockout stages, with Groups B to F still to determine their fate.

Jul 14-17: British Open at Royal Troon

TROON -- Golf’s oldest major will return to the Ayrshire coast for the ninth time when the 145th Open Championship is played at the classic links course.


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