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At G7, Cameron keeps lid on press pack's 'Brexit' probing

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ISE-SHIMA, Japan In Japan, ostensibly to cover Prime Minister David Cameron's talks with other G7 leaders, travelling reporters had other things on their minds -- mainly next month's vote on whether Britain should ditch its membership of the European Union.

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Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson could be next PM - Cameron 27 May 2016

ISE-SHIMA, Japan Former London mayor Boris Johnson could be Britain's next prime minister despite heading the campaign to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said.

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Brexit would be serious risk to global economic growth - G7 leaders 27 May 2016

ISE-SHIMA, Japan A British exit from the European Union would be a serious risk to global economic growth, Group of Seven leaders said in a summit declaration on Friday, as Prime Minister David Cameron urged voters to "listen to our friends" on the impact of Brexit. | Video

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EU Referendum Scorecard - Trump and Boris, a seesaw and immigration 27 May 2016

LONDON The abiding image of the week was a mural of Donald Trump locked in a Soviet-style kiss with "Out" campaigner Boris Johnson in what pro-EU campaigners intended as a warning of things to come if Britain were to leave the 28-member bloc.

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Osborne warns leaving EU would hurt pensions 26 May 2016

LONDON British pensioners would be hundreds of pounds a year worse off if the country left the European Union, Chancellor George Osborne said late on Thursday in the government's latest warning on the costs of voting to leave the bloc.

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'Skinhead' Brexit vote poster criticised for playing on race 26 May 2016

LONDON A poster designed to encourage ethnic minorities to vote in next month's European Union membership referendum sparked fierce criticism on Thursday as figures on both sides of the EU debate objected to the depiction of an aggressive white man berating a elderly Asian woman.

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Far more donations to 'Out' than 'In' ahead of UK's EU referendum 26 May 2016

LONDON Groups campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union have pulled ahead of those urging Britons to remain in the bloc in the race to raise funds, the Electoral Commission said on Thursday.

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Cameron says EU referendum turnout is greatest concern for 'In' 25 May 2016

ISE-SHIMA, Japan Those fighting for Britain to remain in the European Union are making good progress but getting young people to register and turn out to vote is the 'In' camp's greatest concern, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.

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Cameron says Tata Steel UK gets 'encouraging' offers 25 May 2016

NAGOYA, Japan/LONDON Tata Steel has received a number of serious offers for its businesses in Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday as steel workers marched past Downing Street to put pressure on the government to get a deal.

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Britain's top election expert 'none the wiser' over divergent Brexit polls 25 May 2016

LONDON Britain's leading expert on elections said he was "none the wiser" on which polls, phone or online, were reaching more representative samples of the electorate ahead of a June 23 referendum on whether to remain in the European Union.



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UK’s strong GDP has a soft centre

The headline - 0.8 percent second-quarter growth - sounds good. But construction shrank and industrial production was weak. Only services were strong. It sounds like a warning of future problems. Expectations of a UK interest rate rise may be delayed, leading the pound down.