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UKIP Leader Farage Says He Will Step Down After Brexit Victory

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, July 4 – The leader of Britain’s anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage said on Monday he would stand down after having realized his ambition of winning last month’s referendum in favour of Brexit. “I have never been, and I have never wanted to be, a career politician. My aim

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Thousands Gather in London to Protest Against Brexit Vote

By Alistair Smout LONDON, July 3 – Thousands of demonstrators gathered in central London on Saturday to march in protest against last week’s vote to leave the European Union, a result that has plunged Britain into political chaos and which most people in the capital rejected. Most protestors were young adults, and many were draped

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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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Brexit Casts Doubt Over New EU and NATO Defence Strategy

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, June 28 – Britain’s departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe’s new defence strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials say. The European Union and the United States plan to use two separate EU

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Sterling Slides to 31-year Low as Brexit Shock Deepens

LONDON, June 27 – Sterling fell to a 31-year low against the dollar on Monday as a sell-off stemming from Britain’s decision to quit the European Union gathered pace, with the euro also pressured as Brexit clouded the future of the rest of the bloc. Safe-haven currencies like the yen and the Swiss franc extended

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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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