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British EU vote unnerves world leaders and markets


LONDON Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union last Thursday, leaving world officials and financial markets confused about how to handle the political and economic fallout.

EU vote triggers open conflict in Britain's main parties

LONDON Britain's two main parties were in open conflict on Sunday after a vote to leave the EU triggered an attempted "coup" in the main opposition Labour Party and a bitter leadership contest in the ruling Conservatives.

26 Jun 2016

CIA weapons for Syrian rebels sold to arms black market - NYT

Weapons shipped into Jordan for Syrian rebels by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported, citing American and Jordanian officials.

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UK will retain access to the EU single market, says Brexit leader Johnson

LONDON Britain will continue to have access to the European Union's single market despite voting to leave the bloc, leading Brexit campaigner and favourite to become the country's next prime minister Boris Johnson said in a newspaper article on Sunday.

26 Jun 2016

Singapore Airlines flight returns to Changi, catches fire, no casualties

SINGAPORE A Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) flight to Milan caught fire early on Monday after returning to Singapore's Changi airport following an engine oil warning message but all passengers were safe, the airline and airport officials said.

U.S. national security adviser sees few immediate Brexit concerns

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Sunday that there are "relatively few" immediate security concerns stemming from Britain's vote to leave the European Union, but the United States will work to ensure continued U.S.-UK cooperation on counter-terrorism and other security issues.

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Asian stocks, pound fall in Brexit aftershocks

TOKYO Asian stocks fell and the British pound tumbled more than 2 percent in early trade on Monday as markets struggled to shake off deep uncertainty sparked by Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

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Corbyn sacks foreign policy chief, deepens divisions

LONDON Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sacked his foreign policy chief on Sunday, a spokesman said, plunging the party into open conflict after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

26 Jun 2016

Post-Brexit global equity loss of over $2 trillion worst ever -S&P

NEW YORK The $2.08 trillion wiped off global equity markets on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union was the biggest daily loss ever, trumping the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy during the 2008 financial crisis and the Black Monday stock market crash of 1987, according to Standard & Poor's Dow Jones Indices.

26 Jun 2016

Clinton campaign hits Trump for seeing Brexit as boon to his business

WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign accused Donald Trump on Sunday of caring more about how Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union would benefit his financial bottom line than how it would impact the U.S. economy. | Video

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