Monday, June 25

ByKevin Sheekey

Michael Bloomberg once said Brexit was “the stupidest thing any country has ever done”, until the U.S. “Trumped it”… The curious thing about outspoken doubters is not that they exist but that they have been so rare. Behind closed doors, the uncertain nature of the U.K.’s departure from the EU has been a source of rising concern in many boardrooms since voters opted to leave in the June 2016 referendum.

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Sports section.

England’s performance in their 6-1 win over Panama has excited a nation. Harry Kane became only the third English player to score a World Cup hat-trick. England’s captain now has five goals in the World Cup, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku who both have four. Belgium is next on Thursday at 7pm (UK time).

Headlines from around the world.

The Guardian (UK): EU leaders’ migration summit offers lifeline to embattled Merkel

Bloomberg: China to Unleash $108 Billion in Reserves Cut for Most Banks

Japan Times: Japan considers crime prediction system using big data and AI

Korea Times: Korea to establish Korea Center in New York City

Financial Times: UK considers listing calories on restaurant menus

The Telegraph (UK): Back Heathrow plan to boost Brexit, Transport Secretary tells MPs

Best of late night.

From Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO:

On Melania Trump’s visit to a detention center on the U.S.-Mexico border:

“They had a camera in there and all you heard was ‘Please help. I want to go home’ and finally one of the kids said ‘Pull yourself together lady.’”

On President Trump and separating children from parents on the U.S.-Mexico border:

“This is the week that we found out that there is a place most Republicans will not follow this president: kidnapping children.”

“He is the guy that congratulates himself for saving the toddler in the pool that he pushed in.”

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