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Conservative Party chairman says Brexit must be binding


LONDON Britain's vote to leave the European Union must be binding, the chairman of Britain's ruling Conservative Party said on Sunday, and the exit process will be started before the next general election.


More Chinese buyers enquire about UK property after Brexit vote 12:13am BST

Interest among Chinese buyers in buying UK property has surged since Britain voted to leave the European Union last month, as the pound's slide has created opportunities to buy at a discount, real estate website juwai.com said on Monday.


UK seeks to assuage global worries over path to Brexit 24 Jul 2016

CHENGDU, China Britain's new finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure from his peers from around the world, said on Sunday there could be more clarity later this year on how the country will exit the European Union.


G20 will use 'all policy tools' to lift growth as Brexit weighs 24 Jul 2016

CHENGDU, China The world's biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said on Sunday after a meeting dominated by the impact of Britain's exit from Europe and fears of rising protectionism. | Video

France finance minister - G20 agree Brexit talks should start as soon as possible 24 Jul 2016

CHENGDU, China Policymakers from the Group of 20 economies agreed conversations on Britain's exit from the European Union should start as soon as possible to get a clearer long-term perspective and lessen uncertainty, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said.


Corporate raiders seek Brexit bargains in Britain 24 Jul 2016

LONDON Overseas buyers lured by a plunge in the pound are looking to snare British companies on the cheap, ensuring a steady flow of deals since Britain voted to leave the European Union and defying expectations of an M&A drought.


U.S. Treasury's Lew - underscored U.S. economy as source of strength at G20 24 Jul 2016

CHENGDU, China U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said he told a meeting of policymakers from the Group of 20 economies that the United States's economy was strong and its job market was healthy.

No signs yet Brexit having economic impact on Europe - Weidmann 24 Jul 2016

CHENGDU, China There are no signs yet that economic development in Europe has been affected by Britain's decision to leave the European Union, but risks from Brexit could impact German growth down the line, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said on Sunday.


U.S. Treasury's Lew says Europe banks need to continue clean-up 24 Jul 2016

CHENGDU, China Europe's banking system is stronger as a whole due to reforms put in place in recent years but banks should continue to clean up balance sheets and address legacy quality issues, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Sunday.


UK comes under pressure to spell out Brexit plans at G20 24 Jul 2016

CHENGDU, China Britain faced calls on Saturday from some European and Asian countries to move more quickly towards leaving the European Union, but the United States said the process was too sensitive to be rushed.


Bomb-carrying Syrian dies outside German music festival; 12 wounded

BERLIN/ANSBACH, Germany A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week, a senior Bavarian state official said. | Video

French minister rejects charges of changing report on Nice attack

PARIS France's interior minister rejected on Sunday an assertion by a senior Nice security official that his staff tried to change a report into policing on the night of the Bastille Day attack that claimed 84 lives.


Amazon set to increase bet on Italy's digital turnaround plan - sources

MILAN Online retailer Amazon.com is set to announce on Friday the first in a series of investments in Italy worth at least 500 million euros ($550 million), a bet on the government's plan to go from laggard to leader in digital commerce, sources said.

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