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Merkel sees no need to rush Britain into quick EU divorce

LONDON/BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought on Saturday to temper pressure from Paris, Brussels and her own government to force Britain into negotiating a quick divorce from the EU, despite warnings that hesitation will let populism take hold. | Video

Britain's Vote Leave says no need to swiftly begin formal EU divorce negotiations

LONDON Britain should begin informal negotiations on a full settlement governing its post-Brexit relationship with the European Union before invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the chief executive of the Vote Leave campaign said on Saturday.

5:13pm BST

Brexit puts UK-China financial services linkages at risk

HONG KONG Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union could derail a raft of financial services projects agreed between China and the United Kingdom, which for years has marketed itself to Beijing as its best economic and financial friend in Europe.

6:33am BST

Scotland seeks to remain in EU, ready for new independence vote

EDINBURGH/BRUSSELS First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed on Saturday to protect Scotland's European Union membership and said a fresh independence referendum was possible after Britain voted to leave the bloc.

4:56pm BST

Merkel calls for sober EU divorce talks with 'partner' Britain

BERLIN/HERMANNSWERDER, Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for clear-headed negotiations with Britain on its departure from the European Union, stressing that talks with the "close partner" must take place in a good atmosphere.

UK, World 3:44pm BST