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Merkel Sees No Need to Rush Britain Into Quick EU Divorce

By Michael Holden and Paul Carrel LONDON/BERLIN, June 26 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought on Saturday to temper pressure from Paris, Brussels and her own government to force Britain into negotiating a quick divorce from the EU, despite warnings that hesitation will let populism take hold. Eurosceptics in other member states applauded Britons’ decision

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Britain Votes to Leave EU, Cameron Quits

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON, June 24  – Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. Global financial markets plunged as results from Thursday’s referendum showed a near 52-48

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Britain Votes to Leave EU in Historic Divorce

By Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout LONDON, June 24 – Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday’s landmark referendum showed, an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two. World financial markets dived as

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YouGov Poll Puts “In” Camp in Lead After Britons Vote on EU: Sky

LONDON, June 23 – The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union appears to be ahead in Thursday’s EU membership referendum, according to polling firm YouGov which surveyed people about how they voted, Sky News reported. A YouGov online poll of nearly 4,800 people found 52 percent of respondents said they voted to remain

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In Turkey’s Tussle With the EU, Erdogan Thinks He Holds the Cards

By Nick Tattersall and Paul Taylor ISTANBUL/BRUSSELS, June 23 – Britain’s Brexit campaign and the rise of Europe’s populist right have further dented Turkish hopes of ever joining the EU, leaving President Tayyip Erdogan largely indifferent to its criticism and weakening an anchor of Turkish reform. While neither side has any interest in ending Turkey’s decade-long

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Britain Votes on EU Membership After Tight and Bitter Campaign

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON, June 23 – Britons were voting on Thursday to decide the future of their country and Europe in a referendum on European Union membership that has divided the nation and is being nervously watched by financial markets and politicians across the world. Opinion polls taken before the vote indicated the outcome

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Sadiq Khan Exclusive: Britain is Stronger in the EU

BY Sadiq Khan On June 23, Britain will make the most important political decision the country has made in a generation. The European Union referendum will have far-reaching consequences, and the stakes could not be higher. The Leave campaign has tried to dismiss the economic arguments. But when you strip away the rhetoric and the myths,

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Israel: EU’S Growing Concern

A two-state solution may be out of reach By Ben White On June 3, a few days before the 49th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, diplomats gathered in Paris for a conference framed as a preliminary step towards reviving official Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – though without the presence of either’s respective

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UK Opinion Polls Show Shift Towards “In” for EU Vote

LONDON, June 21 – Opinion polls published in the days ahead of Thursday’s referendum have mostly shown a shift towards keeping Britain in the European Union, but the race still looks too close to call. Prior to the most recent polls, in the period between June 10 and June 16, “Out” led in seven of

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In the Shadow of a Murder, Britain to Vote on EU Membership

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, June 20 – Britons will shape the future of the United Kingdom and Europe on Thursday when they decide whether to stay in the European Union following a campaign that has shown the potency of anti-establishment feeling in the West. The vote comes a week after the murder of a lawmaker

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