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  • Europe to push for quickie British divorce as Kerry flies in

    European leaders embark this week on a frantic drive to push Britain into a quick divorce, with top US diplomat John Kerry rushing to join discussions as the "Brexit" crisis goes global. Germany's powerful Chancellor Angela Merkel will host the leaders of France, Italy and the European Union in…

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  • Top Asian News 2:59 p.m. GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister used his official campaign launch on Sunday to warn against a change of government during the economic fallout from Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Polls project Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's conservative coalition is widely…

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  • Italy hails mafia killer's arrest as historic

    A convicted killer who was one of Italy's most wanted mafia bosses was arrested Sunday in an operation hailed by prosecutors as a historic breakthrough in the fight against organised crime. Ernesto Fazzalari, 46, a fugitive for 20 years, was captured in the early hours of the morning in an…

    AFP41 mins ago
  • IS video shows killing of 5 captured Syrian media activists

    BEIRUT (AP) — A graphic video emerged Sunday showing the killing of five Syrian media activists captured by the Islamic State group last year.

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  • France and Germany should take lead after Brexit, says Hollande

    Dun-les-Places (France) (AFP) - France and Germany should "take the initiative" after British voters decided their country should quit the EU, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday. "A friendly country, an allied country with whom we have so many ties has just decided to leave our union,…

  • Italian police capture fugitive mob boss sought for 20 years

    ROME (AP) — Italy's second most sought-after fugitive, a convicted 'ndrangheta crime syndicate boss feared as a "merciless killer," was captured Sunday as he slept in his bed in a hideout in the rugged Calabrian mountains, police and prosecutors said.

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  • French PM: Europe must stop being finicky and intrusive

    The European Union must stop being nit-picky and intrusive, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday as the bloc scrambled to handle the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave. The Brexit vote to leave the EU has deepened fears among mainstream politicians across Europe about the rise of…

  • Will the Dutch follow Britain out the door?

    Britain's vote to leave the EU has sent shockwaves across the Netherlands, a founding father of the European community, but despite a push by eurosceptics analysts say a "Nexit" referendum is unlikely soon, if ever. "Now it is our turn," trumpeted Geert Wilders, the leader of the anti-Islam…

  • US voices Brexit regret as Kerry heads to London

    US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed regret Sunday that Britain has chosen to leave the European Union and vowed Washington will maintain close ties with the bloc. Kerry, who flies to Brussels and London on Monday for crisis talks with EU and British leaders, said the ideal of unity must…

  • British EU exit turmoil alarms Asia, deepens party conflicts

    By Elizabeth Piper and Ben Blanchard LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Turmoil unleashed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightened anxiety in Asia on Sunday, with China, Japan and South Korea fretting over the risk to global financial stability a few hours before markets reopen. In…

  • Spain votes to break political deadlock, far left set to rise

    By Julien Toyer and Emma Pinedo MADRID (Reuters) - Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe's political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union. …

  • Britain to become 'new Norway' after Brexit: Finland's Stubb

    By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain will get a Norway-type deal to keep close economic ties with the European Union but will have no say on decision-making in the bloc after "Brexit" materializes, Finland's former prime minister Alexander Stubb said on Sunday. Stubb, who served as…

  • Despite Brexit, Kerry says, EU and U.S. must work closely together

    Citing the need to address the threat from Islamic State and conflicts from Libya to Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the United States, European Union and Britain must cooperate closely despite Britain's decision to leave the EU. "There is a continuing criticality to…

  • African migrants force their way into Spain's Melilla enclave

    About 30 people forced their way into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla on Sunday, a local government official said, one of few successful attempts to storm the border so far this year following increased patrols and security. Spain has two enclaves in Morocco, Ceuta and Melilla, and…

  • For Trump and Brexit voters, echoes of the same frustrations

    MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) — At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he…

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  • German, French ministers plan for 'strong Europe in uncertain world'

    The foreign ministers of Germany and France have drawn up a nine-page document entitled "A strong Europe in a world of uncertainties" in which they propose common European security and migration policies and strengthened economic convergence. Acknowledging that the European Union is "being…

  • The Latest: Labour member pens personal rebuke to Corbyn

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

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  • Brexit clouds horizon for Britain's airlines

    Britain's vote to leave the EU could open a period of turbulence for the country's airline industry, which has soared under the EU's Single European Sky system over the last two decades. Among the mass of agreements that Britain will have to renegotiate with Brussels are those governing flights…

  • Factbox: Five questions for Britain and Europe after Brexit vote

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain's relations with the European Union following its referendum vote to leave: 1. Although it provides a sketchy legal framework for a two-year period of withdrawal (see below),…

  • Britain's EU commissioner, finance chief Hill, resigns

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The British member of the EU executive, Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill, resigned on Saturday after having campaigned against Britain leaving the European Union. Following the referendum vote for Brexit on Thursday, few expected a Briton to…