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  • BEIJING, June 24- China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it respects the choice of the British people after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

  • LONDON, June 24- Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's referendum showed, a stunning repudiation of the nation's elites that deals the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. Global financial markets plunged as complete results showed a near 52-48 percent split for leaving, on fears that the...

  • LONDON, June 24- Following are reactions from world leaders and politicians on Friday to Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union:. It looks like a sad day for Europe and Britain. "Europe will continue but it must react and rediscover the confidence of its peoples.

  • LONDON, June 24- Shocked chief executives from Mumbai to Denver woke up on Friday to face tough decisions over how to respond to Britain's vote to leave the European Union. In Britain itself, businesses as diverse as engineering group Rolls-Royce, drugs giant AstraZeneca, housebuilders and makers of Scotch whisky were braced for disruption in the short and long...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, June 24- Oil prices slumped by more than 6 percent on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a landmark referendum, causing huge market uncertainty and fracturing European efforts to forge greater unity. Financial markets have been racked for months by worries about what Brexit, or a British exit from the European Union, would...

  • LONDON, June 24- Britain now needs a "Brexit government" and for negotiations on the terms of an exit from the EU to begin as soon as possible, Nigel Farage, leader of the ardently anti- European Union party UKIP, said on Friday after Britain voted to quit the bloc. "The EU is failing, the EU is dying," Farage told reporters. I hope this is the first step towards a Europe of...

  • LONDON, June 24- Britain now needs a "Brexit government" and for negotiations on the terms of an exit from the EU to begin as soon as possible, Nigel Farage, leader of the ardently anti- European Union party UKIP, said on Friday after Britain voted to quit the bloc. "The EU is failing, the EU is dying," Farage told reporters. I hope this is the first step towards a Europe of...

  • President Barack Obama was briefed by his advisers late on Thursday on Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a result that he had argued passionately against during an April visit to London. Obama, who was scheduled to deliver remarks to global entrepreneurs at a conference at Stanford University at 10:45 am PDT, was dining out at an upscale restaurant...

  • PRAGUE, June 24- The European Union must change quickly not just because Britain has voted to leave the bloc but to strengthen support for its citizens, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Friday. "The European Union must change quickly," he said on his Facebook page. "Not because Britain has left, but because the European project needs much stronger...

  • *Leave camp wins by 52-48 percent split. *Sterling hits lowest level for three decades. LONDON, June 24- Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's referendum showed, a stunning repudiation of the nation's elites that deals the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.

  • MANILA/ TOKYO, June 24- Gold rallied the most since the 2008 global financial crisis and oil and copper tumbled on Friday, as Britain's vote to leave the European Union rattled commodities markets, forcing a selloff in risky assets and a rush to safe havens. "It's certainly going to retard the kind of recovery momentum we've seen shaping up in Europe and for the UK it...

  • TOKYO, June 24- Japanese government bonds rallied on Friday, sending the 10- and 30- year yields to record lows as investors worried about the fallout of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Japan's Nikkei stock index plunged 7.9 percent. "Market participants in the JGB market are now bracing for European and U.S. market developments later today," said Naomi...

  • *UK and U.S. stock futures skid, Asian shares follow. LONDON/ SYDNEY, June 24- A British vote to leave the European Union sent sterling plunging on Friday and hammered equities across the world as turmoil swept through global markets. Billions were wiped from share values as FTSE futures fell 7 percent, EMINI S&P 500 futures 5 percent and Japan's Nikkei 7.6 percent.

  • LONDON, June 24- Britain's 2.2 million financial industry workers face years of uncertainty and the risk of thousands of job cuts after the country voted to quit the European Union, leaving question marks over London's status as Europe's premier financial centre. Bankers' early confidence that Britain would remain within the European Union quickly...

  • *Scotland votes 62-38 to remain in EU. EDINBURGH, June 24- Scotland sees its future firmly in the European Union, its leader said on Friday as most of the rest of Britain voted to leave, raising the spectre of a new independence vote and the possible dissolution of the United Kingdom. Scotland voted by a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent to remain in the European in a...

  • See the table below for the final result of Britain's referendum on European Union membership. For live updating totals from each of the counts, click here: https://emea1.apps.cp.extranet.thomsonreuters.biz/cms/? The data is taken from the UK Press Association.

  • June 23- S&P 500 and Nasdaq E-mini futures plummeted as much as 5 percent early on Friday, triggering overnight circuit breakers as global markets reeled from Britain's vote to quit the European Union. The drastic drops in U.S. stock index futures prices suggest Wall Street will open with steep losses later in the day as the historic referendum sent investors...

  • LONDON, June 24- Britain's 2.2 million financial industry workers face years of uncertainty and the risk of thousands of job cuts after the country voted to quit the European Union, leaving question marks over London's status as Europe's premier financial centre. Bankers' early confidence that Britain would remain within the European Union quickly...

  • PARIS, June 24- Aston Martin Chief Executive Andy Palmer warned on Friday that Britain's exit from the European Union was likely to require additional "productivity and efficiency" gains at the British sportscar maker,. Palmer urged the UK government to secure tariff-free access to EU markets. "We acknowledge the decision and the rule of democracy," Palmer said in...

  • *UKIP's Farage hails UK " independence day". LONDON, June 24- Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, a stunning repudiation of the nation's elites that deals the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two. The vote will initiate at least two years of messy divorce proceedings...