Politics Francois Hollande

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *Merkel says Britain cannot cherry-pick on EU ties. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth.

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *Merkel says Britain cannot cherry-pick on EU ties. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth.

  • David Cameron arrives for the European Council meeting in Brussels.

    Outgoing U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is attending a European summit in Brussels on Tuesday where pressure is expected to be applied on the U.K.

  • ROME, June 27- Italy is preparing to protect its banks from a destabilising share sell-off following last week's Brexit vote, sources told Reuters on Monday. Shares in Italy's two biggest banks, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, fell by 8 percent and more than 10 percent respectively on Monday, in the wake of more than 20 percent falls on Friday after Britain voted to...

  • ROME, June 27- Italy is preparing to protect its banks from a destabilising share sell-off following last week's Brexit vote, sources told Reuters on Monday. Shares in Italy's two biggest banks, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, fell by 8 percent and more than 10 percent respectively on Monday, in the wake of more than 20 percent falls on Friday after Britain voted to...

  • *Rome could take bank stakes, costing 40 bln euros- report. ROME, June 27- Italy is looking at options to protect its banks from a destabilizing sell-off of their shares, a government source said on Monday, as last week's Brexit vote took another heavy toll on lenders on the Milan stock exchange. Italy's two biggest banks, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, both fell more...

  • MILAN, June 27- Italy is readying a plan to steady its banking sector, a vulnerable target for sellers after Britain's vote to leave the European Union raised fears of a market rout in the euro zone's weaker economies, local newspapers said on Monday. The paper said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government was already in talks with the European Commission about...

  • *UK finance minister to speak early on Monday. *EU preparing to move European Banking Authority from London. LONDON, June 27- 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.

  • *Leave campaigner Johnson: UK will have EU single market access. *Scotland could block Brexit legislation- First Minister. LONDON/ BEIJING, June 26- Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union last Thursday, leaving EU and world officials confused about what to do next.

  • *Scotland could block Brexit legislation- First Minister. LONDON/ BEIJING, June 26- Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union, spreading further confusion and uncertainty to the continent, where officials were unable to agree about what to do next. The turmoil also caused alarm around the world; China's...

  • *Scotland could block Brexit legislation- First Minister. LONDON/ BEIJING, June 26- Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union, spreading further confusion and uncertainty to the continent, where officials were unable to agree about what to do next. In Britain, open political conflict spread from the ruling...

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, June 26- Germany and France agree on one thing: that Europe must change following the shock of last week's Brexit referendum. But after years of economic and political crisis in Europe that have left deep scars in Berlin and Paris, there appears to be little agreement between the bloc's top two powers about what kind of change is needed and how fast it...

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, June 26- Germany and France agree on one thing: that Europe must change following the shock of last week's Brexit referendum. But after years of economic and political crisis in Europe that have left deep scars in Berlin and Paris, there appears to be little agreement between the bloc's top two powers about what kind of change is needed and how fast it...

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, June 26- Germany and France agree on one thing: that Europe must change following the shock of last week's Brexit referendum. But after years of economic and political crisis in Europe that have left deep scars in Berlin and Paris, there appears to be little agreement between the bloc's top two powers about what kind of change is needed and how fast it...

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, June 26- Germany and France agree on one thing: that Europe must change following the shock of last week's Brexit referendum. But after years of economic and political crisis in Europe that have left deep scars in Berlin and Paris, there appears to be little agreement between the bloc's top two powers about what kind of change is needed and how fast it...

  • *Asia worried about Brexit effect on financial markets. *Scotland could block Brexit legislation- First Minister. LONDON/ BEIJING, June 26- Turmoil unleashed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightened anxiety in Asia on Sunday, with China, Japan and South Korea all fretting over the risk to world financial stability a few hours before markets reopen.

  • LONDON/ BERLIN, June 26- 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. With the referendum decision finally made on Thursday and Prime Minister David Cameron having...

  • BERLIN/ HERMANNSWERDER, Germany, June 25- German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for clear-headed negotiations with "close partner" Britain over its departure from the European Union. Foreign ministers of the EU's six founding members had earlier said Britain should leave the bloc as soon as possible after Britons voted on Thursday to quit the 28-...

  • LONDON/ BERLIN, June 25- 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. With the referendum decision finally made on Thursday and Prime Minister David Cameron having...

  • BERLIN/ HERMANNSWERDER, Germany, June 25- German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for clear-headed negotiations with "close partner" Britain over its departure from the European Union. Foreign ministers of the EU's six founding members had earlier said Britain should leave the bloc as soon as possible after Britons voted on Thursday to quit the 28-...