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    Brexit: Sad day for Europe, Britain: Frank-Walter Steinmeier

    Frankfurt: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said today he regretted Britain’s decision to leave the EU, calling it a “sad day for Europe”. “The early morning news from #GreatBritain are truly sobering. It looks like a sad day for #Europe the #UnitedKingdom,” Steinmeier wrote on Twitter. EU Parliament President Martin Schulz said he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel “on how we can avoid a chain reaction” of other EU

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    ‘Brexit’ camp claims M15 pencil conspiracy

    London: A pencil conspiracy theory widely dominated the social media today as voters favouring UK’s exit from the European Union appealed to Brexit supporters to carry their own pens to the polling booths to avert a plot by the spy agency MI5 to rig the votes in favour of the Remain camp.

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    Brexit: ‘Remain in EU’ vote takes lead, show opinion polls

    London: The pro-European Union (EU) ‘Remain’ vote has taken the lead in a historic referendum on Thursday on whether Britain should stay in or exit the EU. According to MarketWatch, an Ipsos Mori poll conducted for the Evening Standard showed 52 per cent of the respondents in the ‘Remain’ camp compared with 48 per cent supporting the ‘Leave’ camp.

  • India well prepared for ‘Brexit’: Finance Ministry

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is closely watching the developments surrounding the referendum in Britain on the country’s continuity in the European Union and India was well prepared to handle any eventuality, a top official said early on Thursday.

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    ‘Australia’s British expats vital for Brexit vote’

    Canberra: Australia’s British expats could play a vital role in whether or not Britain remains in the European Union (EU), as around 1.2 million British citizens living here are eligible to vote in the landmark referendum on Thursday.

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    Uncertainty, tension ahead of Britain’s vote on EU membership

    London: Uncertainty, division and tension continued in Britain two days ahead of a referendum on its European Union membership as campaign rallies resumed on Tuesday. Campaigning renewed after a three-day suspension following the murder of Pro-EU Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox on Thursday. Both Remain and Leave camps were making last-ditch efforts to gain support, as polls on Monday showed an uncertain outcome of the upcoming vote, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Britain’s EU enigma: In or Out?

    Three years ago, when David Cameron promised to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union and hold referendum on whether to stay in the EU or not, he confounded his ardent critics and delighted his passionate supporters. The scene is now set for an intriguing resolution to this vexed question. In a matter of days, British voters will be invited to cast their votes on a subject that shall impact not just

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    Britain leaving EU would be a “big mistake”: Cameron

    London: Ahead of the June 23 referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron today warned that if Britain chooses to leave the European Union it would be a “big mistake” and would lead to “debilitating uncertainty” that can last up to a decade. In an article for the ‘Sunday Telegraph’, Cameron described the referendum as an “existential choice” for Britain.

  • Stunned Britain puts EU vote drive on hold

    Birstall (UK): Campaigning for Britain’s EU referendum next week was suspended today for a second day as the nation reeled from the murder of a popular pro-Europe MP at the height of a bitterly divisive debate.

  • Better for UKto stay in EU: IMF chief

    Vienna: Britain will benefit most by staying in the European Union (EU), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief said on Friday.

  • Europe refugee crisis: Charity rejects EU funds over policy

    London: One of the largest charities helping migrants across Europe said it will no longer accept funds from the European Union and its member states in protest against the “shameful response” to the refugee crisis. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has long called for the creation of safe routes into the continent and joined countless other humanitarian organisations condemning the deal made with Turkey to detain and deport asylum seekers in Greece, the

  • EU lifts ban on fish imports from Sri Lanka

    Colombo: The European Union has lifted its ban on  fish imports from Sri Lanka, an official said on Friday. Director of Government Information Ranga Kalanssoriya said the ban was lifted after a recent high-level discussion with the EU, Xinhua news agency reported. The EU imposed the ban in October 2014 for Sri Lanka’s failure to prevent local fishermen from violating international fisheries laws and the island country’s human rights issues.

  • British MP shot dead by Brit EU exit activist

    London : A 41-year-old Labour Party MP was on Thursday shot thrice – once in the head — and stabbed multiple times in her constituency in northern England, a week before the crucial referendum on UK’s EU membership. The attacker shouted ‘Britain First,’ wrestled her to the groundand then kicked her while she lay bleeding from the face on the pavement. It is learnt that the MPwas holding a meeting

  • Referendum on EU splits British society

    With barely a week to go for the referendum on whether to quit the European Union (EU), the Britons appear to be completely in a state of confusion. During last week the Brexit has gained nearly four points more than Remain, enforcing the belief that the people are in favour of quitting EU but skepticism has also started running high about the future of United Kingdom.

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  • EU court adviser: Employers can ban Muslim headscarf

    Luxembourg: A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice says a European Union business may legitimately prohibit an employee from wearing a Muslim headscarf on the job, provided the ban is based on a general company rule prohibiting visible political or religious symbols in the workplace, and not on prejudice against a particular religion.