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Scotland Could Veto Brexit Laws to Protect Its Interests – Sturgeon

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Scotland’s parliament would consider blocking legislation on Britain’s exit from the European Union if that were necessary to protect Scottish interests, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday. Scotland, a nation of five million people, voted to stay in the EU by 62 to 38 percent in a referendum on

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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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From Trade to Migration: How Brexit May Hit the EU Economy

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, June 24 – The European Union’s chief concerns over Britain’s vote to leave the group are political but losing its second-largest economy will have a huge economic impact as well. Below are some of the main economic risks and benefits for the EU’s remaining 27 members. BUDGET/ECONOMY Other members will have

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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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What Would Brexit Mean for Middle East Investors?

EXCLUSIVE TO NEWSWEEK MIDDLE EAST By Christopher Dembik The vast majority of economists consider that Brexit will be an economic disaster for the United Kingdom, at least in the short and medium term. It is extremely difficult – almost impossible – to predict the exact impact on economic growth and on the sterling pound. If

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Outlook: Brexit Vote

The Brexit Vote is around the corner; Keep an eye on everything BY Noureldeen Al Hammoury In a few weeks, until Britons will vote on their country’s future relationship with the European Union (EU). The decision is set not only to affect the United Kingdom (U.K.) but also Europe and the world for years, if not

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Ties Unscathed by Queen Elizabeth’s “Rude” Comment, China Paper Says

BEIJING, May 12 – Ties between China and Britain will not be harmed by Queen Elizabeth being caught on camera saying Chinese officials were “very rude”, said an influential Chinese newspaper on Thursday which instead laid the blame on Western media “barbarians”. In footage broadcast by the BBC of a garden party at Buckingham Palace

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