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  • LONDON, June 29- Britain should not give formal notice that it intends to leave the European Union until it has decided its negotiating position, a British lawmaker who heads an influential parliament committee said on Wednesday. "The UK's negotiating position has yet to be established. Article 50 should not be triggered until it has been, "Treasury Committee...

  • BERLIN, June 29- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Wednesday there was a danger that Britain's decision to leave the European Union could cause a domino effect in the bloc.

  • PARIS, June 29- Britain's vote last week to leave the European Union is an opportunity to ease off on the bloc's "suicidal" antitrust stance against industrial mergers, the head of French telecoms operator Numericable-SFR, Michel Combes, said on Wednesday. To date, those French merger attempts have been overseen by French authorities, but at a European level, since...

  • FRANKFURT, June 29- The European Central Bank is in no rush to ease its monetary policy in response Britain's vote to leave the European Union, taking comfort in a calmer-than-feared market reaction, several sources have told Reuters. Emergency swap lines designed to provide euros to UK banks in case of stress had not been activated and, contrary to what had...

  • FRANKFURT, June 29- The European Central Bank is in no rush to ease its monetary policy in response Britain's vote to leave the European Union, taking comfort in a calmer-than-feared market reaction, several sources have told Reuters. Emergency swap lines designed to provide euros to UK banks in case of stress had not been activated and, contrary to what had...

  • BUDAPEST, June 29- European Union leaders agreed that Britain must honor all four basic freedoms of the EU if it wants to retain access to the single market after its presumed exit from the bloc, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday. The four freedoms are the free movement of goods, people, capital and services. EU leaders met in Brussels.

  • LONDON, June 29- Britain has appointed Oliver Robbins, a senior official at the interior ministry, to head the unit that will help negotiate an exit from the European Union. Robbins, Second Permanent Secretary at the Home Office, will move to his new role as head of the EU unit on July 4, the Cabinet Office said. "He will offer the very best advice and support to the...

  • *Scotland's Sturgeon in Brussels as EU meets without Cameron. BRUSSELS, June 29- The European Commission rolled out the red carpet for Scotland's first minister on Wednesday, hours after outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron told an EU summit his country would be leaving the European Union following last week's referendum. A spokeswoman for the EU...

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *UK Labour lawmakers declare no confidence in leader. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on...

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *UK Labour lawmakers declare no confidence in leader. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry held out the possibility on Tuesday of negotiating separate trade deals with Britain and the European Union at the same time, but a spokesman later said he did not mean to suggest such a plan. Speaking in Colorado, Kerry was asked about President Barack Obama's April comment that Britain would go to the "back of the queue" if it voted to...

  • MONESSEN, Pennsylvania/ WASHINGTON, June 28- R epublican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to force Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the NAFTA trade agreement with the United States if elected, as part of an effort to protect and restore American jobs. Trump criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement as a U.S. job killer, saying he...

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *UK Labour lawmakers declare no confidence in leader. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on...

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- It had been billed as David Cameron's most awkward summit, a time when he would be forced to rake over the mistakes which led to Britain voting to leave the European Union. "Don't blame other people for your own failures," one senior EU official said of Cameron's complaints over migration policy, noting that Britain had long wanted cheap east...

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- It had been billed as David Cameron's most awkward summit, a time when he would be forced to rake over the mistakes which led to Britain voting to leave the European Union. "Don't blame other people for your own failures," one senior EU official said of Cameron's complaints over migration policy, noting that Britain had long wanted cheap east...

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- It had been billed as David Cameron's most awkward summit, a time when he would be forced to rake over the mistakes which led to Britain voting to leave the European Union. "Don't blame other people for your own failures," one senior EU official said of Cameron's complaints over migration policy, noting that Britain had long wanted cheap east...

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- It had been billed as David Cameron's most awkward summit, a time when he would be forced to rake over the mistakes which led to Britain voting to leave the European Union. "Don't blame other people for your own failures," one senior EU official said of Cameron's complaints over migration policy, noting that Britain had long wanted cheap east...

  • MONESSEN, Pennsylvania/ WASHINGTON, June 28- R epublican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to force Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the NAFTA trade agreement with the United States- or scrap it- if elected, as part of an effort to protect and restore American jobs. Trump criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement as a U.S. job killer and...

  • President Barack Obama may try to negotiate a bilateral trade deal with Britain and a multilateral trade pact with the European Union at the same time following the "Brexit" vote, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday. He knows how to multitask, "Kerry said at a conference in Aspen, Colorado, when asked about Obama's April comment that the United States...

  • BERLIN, June 28- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told EU leaders on Tuesday that Britain's decision to leave the EU could reduce euro zone growth by a cumulative 0.3 to 0.5 percent compared to previous estimates over the next three years, an EU official said. Earlier this month, before Britain's June 23 EU referendum, the ECB estimated that the euro...