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Muddy Glastonbury mourns Brexit but awaits British pride, Adele

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GLASTONBURY, England Mud-covered revellers at Britain's Glastonbury festival were in high spirits as the second day of music got under way on Saturday, with British star Adele's performance keenly awaited though many were still mourning Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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'No need to write, David,' impatient EU tells Cameron 1:40am BST

BRUSSELS Britain need not send a formal letter to the European Union to trigger a two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc, EU officials said, implying British Prime Minister David Cameron could start the process when he speaks at a summit on Tuesday.

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More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum 1:10am BST

LONDON Just days after voting to leave the European Union, more than 2.5 million Britons and UK residents had signed a petition calling for a second vote, forcing lawmakers to at least consider a debate on the issue.

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Boris Johnson wins backing from Gove for prime ministerial bid 1:09am BST

LONDON Boris Johnson, one of the leaders of the successful "Leave" campaign in Britain's European Union membership referendum, has won the backing of a key colleague to replace David Cameron as prime minister, a newspaper reported.

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ECB's Villeroy - Brexit talks must be quick, City of London at risk of losing 'EU passport' 1:08am BST

PARIS London's financial centre will lose its prized "EU passport" if Britain fails to secure continued access to the bloc's single market in its exit talks, ECB Governing Council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Saturday.

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Italy economy minister says Brexit likely to hit growth, public finances 1:08am BST

MILAN Italy's Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Saturday that Britain's vote to leave the European Union could lead to the Italian economy growing less than initially forecast, with a negative impact on public finances.

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Merkel sees no need to rush Britain into quick EU divorce 1:08am BST

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

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Five questions for Britain and Europe after Brexit vote 1:08am BST

BRUSSELS 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:

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Factbox - Five questions for Britain and Europe after Brexit vote 1:08am BST

BRUSSELS 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:

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EU names Belgian to coordinate Brexit negotiations 12:43am BST

BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk has appointed a Belgian diplomat to coordinate negotiations with Britain on its exit from the European Union, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Juncker says up to Britain's EU commissioner whether to stay in job - paper

BERLIN European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said it was up Jonathan Hill, Britain's EU commissioner, whether to stay in office following the UK vote to leave the European Union, Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Saturday.

France's Macron wants EU-wide referendum, far-left slams Hollande "nervousness"

PARIS France's economy minister said on Saturday that the European Union needs a new road map that should be devised in consultation with voters and then put to a referendum, as Paris sought for ways to handle the fallout at home from the Brexit vote.

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Boat migrant rescues surge as calm seas return to Mediterranean

ABOARD THE TOPAZ RESPONDER Ships manned by humanitarian organisations, the Italian navy and coast guard helped rescue about 4,500 boat migrants on Thursday as calm seas returned to the Mediterranean, prompting a surge in departures from North Africa.

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