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Cameron Says UK Must Stay Close to the EU After Brexit

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 11  – Prime Minister David Cameron said it was in Britain’s fundamental interest to remain very close to the European Union when it renegotiates a new relationship with the bloc it voted to leave in a referendum last month. Speaking to global aerospace executives at the Farnborough airshow, Cameron said Britain must

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Diplomatic Ties help Israel Defang International Criticism

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, July 5 – Ahead of the release last week of a report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the Quartet of Middle East mediators, the word from diplomats was that it would be hard-hitting, especially on Israel and its settlement building. The United States, the European Union and the United Nations were

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Turkey Defies EU Over Anti-Terrorism Laws After Istanbul Attack

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, June 30 – Turkey defied pressure from the European Union on Thursday to amend its anti-terrorism laws, saying that a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week that killed 42 people provided further vindication of its tough stance. But Turkish officials, in Brussels for further talks on their country’s decades-long

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Hollande Says No to EU Referendum in France

PARIS, June 30 – President Francois Hollande on Thursday ruled out organizing a referendum on the European Union in France, saying next year’s presidential election will be the opportunity for voters to decide on which European policy they want. There have been growing calls in France for a referendum on the European Union since Britons

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2027: England and Wales Submit Application for EU Membership

Exclusive to Newsweek Middle East: BY Sultan Al Qassemi February 26 2027 England and Wales submit application for EU Membership Almost nine years after withdrawing from the European Union, Sadiq Khan, the Prime Minister of the Union of England and Wales yesterday submitted an official request to Brussels to join the European Union. Last November

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Expressing Regret, Cameron Says Britain Will Not Turn Back On EU

BRUSSELS, June 28 – Expressing regret and sadness over Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday the country would not turn its back on Europe and would instead build the strongest ties it could. At what he said would be his last EU summit, Cameron told a news

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Brexit: The Aftermath

Britain polarized, markets slide, EU holds its breath.  — Xenophobia on the rise; Cameron out By Ben White In the early hours of Friday morning, Britain woke up to a political and economic earthquake. Asked whether or not the country should remain a member of the European Union (EU), a majority – 52 percent –

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British EU Vote Unnerves World Leaders and Markets

By Estelle Shirbon and Ben Blanchard LONDON, June 27 – Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union last Thursday, leaving world officials and financial markets confused about how to handle the political and economic fallout. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to stay on in

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Spain Votes to Break Political Deadlock, Far Left Set to Rise

By Julien Toyer and Emma Pinedo MADRID, June 26 – Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe’s political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The last election, in December, broke the mould

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“No Need to Write, David,” Impatient EU Tells Cameron

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, June 26 – Britain need not send a formal letter to the European Union to trigger a two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc, EU officials said, implying British Prime Minister David Cameron could start the process when he speaks at a summit on Tuesday. “‘Triggering’ … could either be

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