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Cameron resigns as Brexit vote shocks EU, pummels markets

London - British voters dealt a seismic blow to the European Union by voting to leave the bloc, triggering the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and sending world financial markets into freefall.

British press divided over 'earthquake' EU vote

London - Reflecting the divided nature of the country, Britain's newspapers were Saturday polarised over the "Brexit earthquake", some calling it the "birth of a new Britain," others asking "what the hell happens now?""Take a bow, Britain!

Brexit blow to Obama and US 'special relationship'

Washington - Britain's vote to leave the European Union was a severe blow to one of the United States' key alliances and a setback for its influence across the old continent.

Europeans in London shocked at Brexit, say it is UK's loss

London - At the Sintra cafe in south London, a group of colleagues sit having lunch in the sunbathed garden. They are British, Portuguese, Indian and French -- and are all horrified by Britain's vote to leave the EU.

France's British expats grapple with Brexit 'shock'

Eymet - British expatriates living in a sunny corner of France they have dubbed "Dordogneshire" grappled Friday with Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union."It was a huge shock," said estate agent Terrie Simpson.

Irish leaders dismiss call for unity vote after Brexit

Dublin - The leaders of Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland dismissed a call Friday for a vote on unification after Britain's shock decision to leave the European Union.

Key dates in Britain's relationship with the EU

London - Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union is the culmination of an often troubled relationship over recent decades.

Brexit vote a victory for populist politics

Paris - British voters' decision to leave the European Union highlighted working class dissatisfaction with the UK and Europe's ruling elite and the mass appeal of populist politics.

Cheap beer but an uncertain future: Brexit as seen from Eurostar

London - Aboard the Eurostar high speed train that links the European mainland to Britain, the reality of Britain's vote to leave the EU divided passengers bound for London Friday.

Thousands of Londoners demand independence after Brexit

London - Tens of thousands of Londoners signed a petition for their metropolis to stay in the European Union on Friday, as Mayor Sadiq Khan said the city must have a say in Britain's exit negotiations.More than 40,000 people signed a petition on the change.

'Good riddance', bitter French tweeters tell Les Anglais

Paris - Twitter was the go-to soapbox on Friday for the French to vent their anger -- as well as predictable digs at "Les Anglais" -- over the Brexit vote.

Brexit bursts into Spain election campaign

Madrid - Brexit burst into Spain's election campaign Friday, with the outgoing conservatives pledging stability in the face of the rising far-left, anti-austerity coalition Unidos Podemos.

Grim wake-up call as Brexit hits heart of Europe

Brussels - Brussels awoke to a grim dawn after Britain voted to leave the EU, with people in the heart of Europe left stunned and sometimes emotional by a decision which will affect many personally.

Merkel warns EU against kneejerk reaction to Brexit

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned EU member states against drawing hasty conclusions about Britain's decision to quit the bloc, as that risked further splitting Europe."We take note of the British people's decision with regret.

France's Marine Le Pen hails Brexit, urges 'Frexit' vote

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Friday hailed Britain's decision to leave the European Union and called for a similar referendum in France."Victory for Freedom!

For now, Brits in Spain will have same rights, Madrid says

Madrid - Spain's premier on Friday sought to reassure Britons living in Spain after the Brexit vote, saying that for now, they would keep the same rights to live and work there.

After Brexit, Britons in Spain fear time in sun is over

Orihuela - For years, thousands of Britons made a home of the warm beaches of Orihuela on Spain's Costa Blanca. But after Brexit, many feared Friday their golden time in the sun could be over.

'No need for haste' on pulling Britain out of EU: Johnson

London - Boris Johnson, who spearheaded the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, said Friday there was no need to rush the process of pulling out of the bloc.

Brexit vote a 'grave test for Europe': Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Friday that Britain's vote to leave the EU was a "grave test for Europe" in view of the economic and financial consequences.

Brexit reactions, in quotes

London - Britain's historic vote to leave the EU has sparked a torrent of reactions from around the world, from anguish in Brussels to delight from eurosceptics elsewhere in Europe.

Second Scottish independence vote 'on the table': Scotland leader

Edinburgh - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Friday that a second independence vote was "on the table" after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

UK politics in uncharted waters after Brexit vote

London - British politics was upended Friday by a shock vote to leave the EU which forced Prime Minister David Cameron to resign, triggered a leadership race and raised doubts the country could survive in its current form.

Shocked EU tells Britain to leave quickly

Brussels - A stunned EU on Friday urged Britain to leave as "soon as possible" amid fears the devastating blow to European unity could spark a chain reaction of further referendums.

Eurosceptics cry victory, say Nexit, Frexit are next

Den Haag - Eurosceptics were triumphant Friday after Britain voted to leave the EU and swiftly demanded referendums in their own countries in what could sound the death knell for the European project."Yes, I think this is the end of EU.

City workers in London break down in shock at Brexit vote

London - Bank employee Francesca Crimp broke down in tears on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, triggering an earthquake in the City of London financial hub."I'm scared, I voted for my son's future and I feel so uncertain now.

Trump hails Brexit vote on visit to Scotland

Turnberry - Donald Trump hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU as "fantastic" shortly after arriving in Scotland on Friday for his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee."I think it's a great thing.

Trump breezes in as Britain learns of Brexit result

Turnberry - Donald Trump hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU as "fantastic" shortly after arriving in Scotland on Friday for his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee."I think it's a great thing.

Anatomy of Brexit: A divided kingdom

London - Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union has divided the country geographically, as well as between generations, between cities and rural areas and between Britons with and without a university education, analysts said.

Britain votes to leave EU, PM Cameron resigns

London - Britain has voted to break away from the European Union, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing a thunderous blow to the 60-year-old bloc which sent world markets plummeting on Friday.

Brexit: Spain proposes 'shared sovereignty' over Gibraltar

Madrid - Spain proposed on Friday sharing sovereignty over Gibraltar after Britain voted to leave the European Union, saying this could be a prelude to bringing the overseas territory back under its control.
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