Brexit

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Migration has become a central tenet of the Leave campaign’s appeal to the British public. The message that outside of the EU, the UK will be able to control its borders, has resonated strongly with older voters

Football

UEFA 2016: a truly international tournament

The UEFA Euro 2016 football championships kick off in June. Halfway through the tournament, the UK votes in a referendum to decide whether it will remain in another pan-European organisation: the EU. The 24 team rosters show just how integrated Europe’s football leagues already are. The English Premier League, one of world sport’s financial powerhouses, provides employment for more of the tournament’s players than any other — although precious few English, Welsh or Northern Irish players come from clubs overseas. After the tournament in France is over, a few of those UK-based players could well be looking for new jobs.

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The breadline

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Dispatches

The Month

May 2016: news highlights

From Venezuela's 60-day state of emergency to the Egyptair flight that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo, we chart May's news highlights

Environment

El Niño adds to Asia’s climate fears

South-East Asia’s agricultural base is under threat from the unnaturally strong El Niño weather event, which has caused droughts and threatened food supplies across the world

Flashpoint

Refugees caught up in Kenya’s security fears

The Kenyan government has said it will close the Dadaab refugee camp, which it claims harbours terrorists from the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab

Figurehead

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Filipinos have elected the tough-talking mayor of Davao, Rodrigo Duterte, as their president, who promises a violent assault on crime and militancy

Eu-us

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Big Deal

Greece squeezed as creditors mull debt relief

After seven years and billions of euros worth of bailouts, Greece’s European creditors and the IMF still cannot agree on debt relief

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