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NEW BLOW TO EU: Italy PM quits after crushing referendum loss

Italy prime minister resigns after losing constitutional reform vote. ROME –  Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a stinging defeat on his reforms referendum, triggering his resignation announcement and galvanizing the populist, opposition 5-Star Movement’s determination to gain national power soon. “I lost, and the post that gets eliminated is mine,” Renzi said early Monday

After Brexit, Another European Referendum Looms

As Europe reels from the effects of the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote, there’s fresh anxiety about another referendum coming up in a major EU country. It won’t be a vote on whether to remain or leave the European Union, but on Italy’s constitutional reform package. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the reforms — which