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Politics

Brexit: Cameron to face EU leaders after vote to leave
David Cameron is to meet European Union leaders for the first time since the UK voted to leave. The UK prime minister will discuss the implications of the Brexit vote and the way ahead at an EU summit in Brussels. German, French and Italian leaders said on Monday there could be no "formal or informal" talks on a British exit at this stage. Meanwhile, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for a second referendum over the terms of the UK's departure. He said the withdrawal process should be ...
Brexit: EU spells out procedure for UK to leave
The European Union has clarified the way the UK can kickstart formal negotiations to exit the bloc following Thursday's referendum. It says Britain can trigger Article 50, which sets a two-year deadline for a deal, by making a formal declaration either in a letter or a speech. UK PM David Cameron has said he will step down by October to allow his successor to conduct the talks. But EU foreign ministers have urged Britain to start the process soon. Since Thursday's vote there has been intense...
Brexit: 'Half' of Labour top team set to resign
Up to half of the shadow cabinet is set to resign in a bid to oust Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, it is understood. It comes after shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn was sacked overnight after telling Mr Corbyn he had "lost confidence" in his leadership. Hours later, shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander said she would resign. Mr Corbyn faces a vote of no confidence over claims he was "lacklustre" during the EU referendum - but sources close to Mr Corbyn said he would stand again. The sour...
Brexit referendum: EU must not fall into 'depression'
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says the EU must not fall into "depression and paralysis" after the UK voted to leave the bloc. He made the comments arriving for an urgent meeting of the six EU founder members to discuss the decision. They will consider the process and speed of Britain's exit, and are also likely to discuss how to dissuade others from doing the same. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will step down by October. The six countries attending the ...
EU referendum: Scotland backs Remain as UK votes Leave
Scotland has voted in favour of the UK staying in the EU by 62% to 38% - with all 32 council areas backing Remain. But the UK as a whole has voted to Leave - raising the prospect of Scotland being taken out of the EU against its will. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland had delivered a "strong, unequivocal vote" to remain in the EU. The result prompted David Cameron to announce he would step down as prime minister by October. Speaking in Downing Street, he s...
EU referendum: Brexit sparks calls for other EU votes
The UK's vote to leave the EU has sparked demands from far-right parties for referendums in other member states. France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen said the French must now also have the right to choose. Dutch anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders said the Netherlands deserved a "Nexit" vote while Italy's Northern League said: "Now it's our turn". The UK voted by 52% to 48% to leave the EU after 43 years. David Cameron has announced he will step down as PM. Global stock markets...
EU referendum: UK vote on EU 'very significant' for Republic of Ireland
The Irish government has said the UK vote to leave the European Union will have "very significant implications for Ireland". The Taoiseach, ( Irish prime minister ) Enda Kenny is expected to make a statement later on Friday. It is not the outcome the Republic of Ireland wanted. The government, which stayed neutral in the Scottish independence campaign, actively encouraged Irish citizens in the UK to vote to remain in the EU. Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU Refe...
Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU
Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. In a statement outside Downing Street, he said he would attempt to "steady the ship" over the coming weeks and months but that "fresh leadership" was needed. The PM had urged the country to vote Remain but but was defeated by 52% to 48% despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backing staying in. UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "independence day". The pound fell to its ...
EU referendum: The result in maps
How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest? The Leave campaign triumphed right across England and Wales, winning in large northern towns including Sheffield, the Welsh valleys, across the Midlands including Birmingham, and the south and east of England. Overall the Leave campaign came top in nine of the UK's nations and regions, with the Remain campaign coming top in just three. The West Midlands had the...
Russian Foreign Ministry rejects talks about new program for NK conflict settlement
The meeting of the Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani presidents in St. Petersburg rejected the information that Russia has worked out a new program for conflict settlement dropping out the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs from it. It was stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova at a regular briefing. “The meeting of the presidents showed that these are groundless talks or the result of non-professional analysis,” she said. The official represe...
Gun-control protest sparks chaotic scenes in US Congress
There have been chaotic scenes in the lower house of the US Congress as Democrats staged a sit-in to demand a vote on gun control legislation. The protest comes in the wake of the recent shootings in Orlando, the deadliest in modern US history. Republican Speaker Paul Ryan tried to regain control but was met with chants of "no bill, no break!" The Republicans switched off the House TV cameras but Democrats continued to feed live pictures via their phones. The transmissions, broadcast by...
EU referendum: UK goes to the polls
Polls have opened in a historic referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave. An estimated 46,499,537 people are entitled to take part in the vote - a record number for a UK poll. Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00 BST. It is only the third nationwide referendum in UK history and comes after a four-month battle for votes between the Leave and Remain campaigns. In common with other broadcasters, the BBC is limited in what it can ...
EU referendum: Leave and Remain clash in BBC Great Debate
Leading names from both sides of the EU referendum have traded blows in a live TV debate at Wembley Arena on the eve of the final day of campaigning. The BBC's Great Debate featured almost two hours of questions on immigration, the economy and sovereignty. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson repeatedly clashed with Boris Johnson in front of an audience of thousands and accused his Leave side of "lying". Mr Johnson said Remain "keep talking down our country". Voters go to the polls from 07:00 ...
US election: Arrested Briton 'wanted to shoot Donald Trump'
A Briton who tried to grab a police officer's gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas said he wanted to shoot the US candidate, court papers say. Michael Steven Sandford, 20, did not enter a plea when he appeared before a judge in Nevada and was remanded in custody until a hearing on 5 July. He is charged with an act of violence "on restricted grounds". He had reportedly tried to seize the gun after saying he was seeking Mr Trump's autograph at Saturday's rally. He said he had been planning...
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