Tuesday 28 June 2016

Swiss say Brexit vote complicates its EU immigration talks

Switzerland's talks with Brussels on curbing immigration from the European Union have been complicated by Britain's vote to leave the bloc as EU officials focus on unravelling that relationship, President Johann Schneider-Ammann said on Friday. Neutral Switzerland has unt


Trump applauds Britons, says they took back their country

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump thrust himself into the heart of Britain's internal struggle on Friday, saying Britons had retaken control of their country by voting to leave the European Union. In Scotland to reopen a golf resort, the wealthy New York busin


Brexit shock more bad news for Japan PM's stumbling 'Abenomics'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's limping "Abenomics" revival programme suffered a fresh blow on Friday when Britain's vote to leave the European Union sent the yen soaring and threatened to make companies and consumers even more cautious. The 'Vote Leave


UK markets shudder after Brexit vote, sterling hits 31-year low

Sterling plunged to its lowest in three decades and the value of London's big banks sank by the most since the 2008 financial crisis on Friday as Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union sparked turmoil on global financial markets. The Bank of England's promis


EU must work hard to maintain unity: Estonia PM

The European Union should work hard to maintain unity after Britain voted to leave the EU, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said on Friday. "We must draw our conclusions for the whole of Europe from the British referendum and work hard so that we do not lose the unity of


Brexit will have enormous consequences, says Blair

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Britain's vote to leave the EU could create pressure for a second referendum on Scottish independence.   "It's a decision that will have enormous consequences," he told Sky News on Friday.


Scotland's future is in EU, says minister

Scotland sees its future in the European Union despite Britain's vote to leave, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, raising the spectre of a new Scottish independence vote and the possible dissolution of the United Kingdom.   Scotland voted by a m


Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron steps down

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 re


Ireland braces itself for 'definite' downside of Brexit

Ireland is bracing itself for damaging economic and political fallout from the decision by Britain, its nearest neighbour and largest trade partner, to vote to leave the European Union.   Ireland has the EU's fastest-growing economy but also more to lose tha


Britain's financial sector reels after Brexit bombshell

Britain's 2.2 million financial industry workers face years of uncertainty and the risk of thousands of job cuts after the country voted to quit the European Union, leaving question marks over London's status as Europe's premier financial centre. The 'Vote Leave&#

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