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    On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.

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    • 00:30

      Canada to maintain close ties with UK

      Canadian Minister of Finance Bill Morneau said Ottawa intends to maintain close economic relations with London.

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      Canada to Maintain Close Economic Ties With UK Following Brexit

      Canada will maintain its historical close economic relations with the United Kingdom despite the UK decision to leave the European Union, Canadian Minister of Finance Bill Morneau said in a statement on Friday.
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    • 00:00

      Despite Brexit vote, EU leaders reaffirm support for UK

      Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken with a number of EU leaders in the wake of the referendum as a show of good faith.

      A British flag which was washed away by heavy rains the day before lies on the street in London, Britain, June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum.

      EU Leaders Reaffirm Support for UK Despite Brexit Vote - British PM Office

      The European leaders expressed their continued support for the UK despite the outcome of the recent Brexit vote, the UK Prime Minister's Office said in a statement on Friday.
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    • 23:46

      Russian envoy to EU confident Brexit will not result in domino effect among other member states

      The UK referendum results are unlikely to entail "a parade of referendums" across EU nations, Russia's permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said Friday.

      "As paradoxical as it may seem, I do not rule out that the UK's exit will not ruin the European Union and will lead to its strengthening within the structure composed of the remaining countries," he told reporters.

    • 23:30

      Final numbers show US markets suffered sharp drops

      Half an hour after US markets closed, final numbers paint a grim picture in the wake of the UK's Brexit decision.

      The DOW dropped by 611 points, at around 17,399.

      The NASDAQ fell 202 points, at around 4,707.

      S&P dropped 76 points, settling at 2,037.

    • 23:15

      Brexit marks start of EU collapse, financial crisis - Trends Research Institute chief

      "The Brexit vote is the beginning of the end of the European Union," Gerald Celente told Sputnik. "By all quantitative measures, since the [financial] panic of 2008, the strategies and actions taken by Brussels to restore economic growth have failed...as has their inability to control the migrant and refugee crisis."

      He also predicts that the referendum could lead to the end of several major European financial institutions.

      "It is also signalling the beginning of the end of the European Central Bank system and subsequently will expose the fundamentally flawed and rigged nature of the global central banks," he said.

      "On the grander geopolitical scale, as nations seeks independence from central government control, economic and political chaos will accelerate between the status quo and the agents of change."

    • 23:01

      US markets plummet

      After a volatile day, the US markets have closed.

      DOW is down by over 600 points, at around 17,406.

      NASDAQ is down over 200 points, at around 4,707.

      S&P is down roughly 75 points, at around 2,037.

      Final numbers are likely to fluctuate and should be known in roughly half an hour.

    • 22:45

      15 minutes before US markets close

      With US markets closing shortly, the NASDAQ is down nearly 200 points, at around 4,716.

      The UK Brexit wreaked havoc on markets around the world.

    • 22:30

      30 minutes before US markets close

      With half an hour to go before US markets close for the day, the DOW is down over 600 points, at around 17,382.

      The UK Brexit wreaked havoc on markets around the world.

    • 22:20

      Brexit will not undermine UK's role in F-35 fighter program - Pentagon

      "We have every confidence that [the United Kingdom] will continue to be a key partner in the F-35 program, and we are not aware of any change in the relationship," US Defense Department spokesman Peter Cook told reporters.

    • 22:09

      Trump praises Brexit as good for his own business

      "When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly," Trump said, referring to his golf course in Scotland.

      Donald Trump pilots some Trump vehicles around Trump Turnberry.

      Donald Trump: Brexit Decision Great for Trump Businesses

      As the world reacts to the United Kingdom’s historic decision to leave the European Union, presumptive Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump highlighted, yet again, his own mind-numbing lack of understanding of world affairs.
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    • 21:49

      The Pentagon chief emphasized that the US and the UK will always enjoy a special relationship

      "Secretary [of Defense] Carter emphasized that the United States and the United Kingdom will always enjoy a special relationship," US Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook said during a briefing on Friday, commenting on Carter's talks with his British counterpart Michael Fallon.

    • 21:38

      Brexit "may signal a broader trend"

      "That’s the key issue here: Is this the beginning of a trend, where nations start looking inward and move back toward protectionism, or is this just an isolated incident where there were unique set of factors in the United Kingdom that led to this point," US Congressman Carlos Curbelo told Sputnik.

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      Brexit May Signal Trend of Withdrawal From Int'l Institutions - Congressman

      The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, or Brexit, could signal a broader trend of nations withdrawing from international partnerships, US Congressman Carlos Curbelo told Sputnik on Friday.
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    • 21:24

      Kerry calls on the UK foreign secretary to discuss Brexit

      US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to UK Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond on Brexit, US State Department spokesman John Kirby said Friday.

    • 21:18

      US State Department believes that cooperation with UK, including on anti-Russia sanctions, will continue

      Asked how Brexit will affect the US-EU cooperation on issues like anti-Russian sanctions, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said, “I can also tell you the Secretary [John Kerry] has no doubt that our cooperation with the EU on all these kinds of matters will remain strong.”

    • 21:12

      Brexit: a 'return to little England'

      "I woke up devastated. I can't believe this is the outcome and this is how British people feel. It feels like I've woken up in the 1970s and we've gone back to a 'Little England' type of mentality. I'm really worried about what's going to happen," Tabatha, who is running a shop in Brixton, told Sputnik.

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      It's a 'Return to Little England,' London Voters Tell Sputnik

      Britain awoke on 24 June 2016, to news that those who wished to leave the European Union had their dreams and desires granted after the Leave campaign won by 52 percent to 48 percent as 30 million people went to the polling stations to vote in the UK's referendum on EU membership.
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    • 21:02

      Obama said that he spoke with Cameron and Merkel about Brexit

      US President Barack Obama spoke with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

      "Based on our conversation, I’m confident that the UK is committed to an orderly transition out of the EU."

       

      President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, following a meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Florida and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL.

      President Obama Speaks on UK Brexit Vote

      In the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union, US President Barack Obama speaks from California.
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    • 20:54

      Residents of Edinburgh are holding a pro-EU rally

      A pro-EU rally is held in Edinburgh as Britons voted to leave the bloc.

       

    • 20:56

      First EU summit without the UK will be held on June 29

      European Council President Donald Tusk will convene on Wednesday, June 29, a summit of European leaders to discuss the "political and practical implications of Brexit" in a first such meeting excluding the participation of the United Kingdom since it had joined the bloc.

    • 20:47

      Brexit vote will impact the US and European stance against Russia

      The decision by the majority of voters in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, or Brexit, will impact the US and European stance against Russia, US Congressman Seth Moulton told reporters on Friday.

    • 20:32

      After Brexit: Scots should not be afraid to think "outside the UK prescribed box"

      According to Craig Murray, human rights activist, author and former British ambassador, the Scots should not be afraid "to think outside the UK prescribed box" as they have found themselves in an awkward situation: having voted for remaining in the European Union they now could be pulled out of it against their will.

      David Hayman and Yes Scotland Chief Executive Blair Jenkins join members of the Yes Scotland team, to mark the start of the regulated referendum period

      #Yes2EU: Has Scotland Found Its Way to Independence?

      It seems that Scotland's "Yes" campaign is about to catch its second wind: following the UK's "Brexit" vote, Scotland's First Minister said that a second independence referendum is on the table. The world has changed, Craig Murray writes, adding that the Scots should not be afraid "to think outside the UK prescribed box."
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    • 20:25

      Turkey's deputy PM predicts: EU fragmentation has started with Brexit

      The process of EU fragmentation has started with the United Kingdom being the first member state to leave the bloc, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said Friday, commenting on the results of the Brexit referendum.

      Two people hold an European Union and the castle of Hardelot, the cultural center of the Entente Cordiale (the colonial-era promise of cross-channel friendship between Britain and France)in Neufchatel-Hardelot, northern France.

      #Brexit May Trigger Similar Referendums in Other EU States

      The decision by UK citizens to leave the European Union may lead to similar votes being held in other members of the bloc, experts told RIA Novosti Friday.
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    • 20:15

      Brexit could force other EU states to renegotiate status within the bloc, a Spanish politician said

      "The result of this referendum opens the possibility that other countries may wish to renegotiate their status within the European Union, although I don't think that Spain is in that group," the coordinator of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Spain's Citizens party, Francisco Andres Perez, told Sputnik.

      The probability of renegotiation depends on each EU country's relationship with the United Kingdom and the degree of association possible within a new status, he added, noting that a second Scottish independence referendum may also have an impact on European regions seeking to hold similar referendums.

    • 20:05

      US studying the impact of Brexit on TTIP trade deal

      "We are evaluating the impact of the United Kingdom's decision on TTIP and look forward to continuing our engagement with the European Union and our relations with the United Kingdom," US Trade Representative Michael Froman said in a statement.

      Stop TTIP demo in Bristol, UK

      Britons Said No to EU in Its Current Form, Including TTIP Deal - French MP

      The results of the Brexit vote show that Europeans are discontent with the existing model of the European Union, a representative of the French Left Party said.
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    • 19:53

      Sputnik sheds a bit of light on the numbers behind the UK's Brexit vote

      Participants hold a British Union flag and an EU flag during a pro-EU referendum event at Parliament Square in London.

      Sputnik Crunches the Numbers Behind Britain's Historic Brexit Vote

      When it comes to polling figures and statistics, the whole thing can sometimes leave you a bit bamboozled. So we thought we'd try to shine a bit of light on the numbers behind the UK's Brexit vote.
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    • 19:39

      Victims of the Brexit vote

      The pound, the FTSE and the Prime Minister fall victim to the Britain referendum results.

      British Prime Minister David Cameron turns to leave after making a statement to the media outside 10 Downing Street in London on February 20 , 2016.

      Brexit Fallout: New PM May Not Be Enough

      The vote to leave the EU has claimed its first victims: the pound, the FTSE and the Prime Minister. But if the pound and FTSE are expected to rebound after the initial shock, the country will definitely get a new PM. However, this may not be enough to heal the rift created by Leave's narrow win.
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    • 19:15

      Moody's forecast for British financial, corporate sectors: everything is not ok

      "The UK's decision to leave the European Union will lead to a prolonged period of uncertainty that will weigh on the country's economic and financial performance and will be credit negative for the UK sovereign and other rated entities," Moody’s stated.

    • 19:03

      What steps Britain should take to leave the EU completely

      An arrangement of newspapers pictured in London on June 24, 2016, as an illustration, shows the front page of the London Evening Standard newpaper reporting the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron following the result of the UK's vote to leave the EU in the June 23 referendum.

      Five Steps UK Will Have to Go Through to Withdraw From EU

      On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union.
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    • 18:52

      Was Brexit referendum result predicted?

      "Well I think the first thing to say is that the polls, well most polls, were for a very long time in this referendum pointing to a very narrow outcome and throughout the campaign there were, on occasion, polls that said that Leave were going to win as indeed were a couple of the polls that were conducted in the final days of the campaign," polling expert Professor John Curtice told Sputnik.

      "So, while it’s fair to say that on balance the opinion polls pointed to a narrow Remain victory, it’s not true that all the polls were pointing towards a Remain victory and I think that anyone who was reading the polls sensible would have said that while maybe the Remain side were slightly the favourites – certainly nobody could rule out the possibility of the UK voting to leave which is of course exactly what happened," he added.

    • 18:50

      Hollande calls on UK to fast-track Brexit

      "The president said that all the procedures required to exit [the UK from the EU] should be made as soon as possible," Stephane Le Foll, the French government spokesman quoted President Francois Hollande, said following an emergency French Cabinet meeting addressing Thursday's referendum that saw 51.9 percent of Britons vote in favor of the so-called Brexit.

    • 18:34

      For those under a rock - Britain voted to leave the EU

      On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.

    • 18:25

      China’s Central Bank Head calls on global cooperation to deal with Brexit’s impact

      "Our economists and financial sectors pay attention to the Brexit. It needs a lot of study and also cooperation globally to deal with the potential impact," Zhou said in Washington, DC.

    • 18:13

      What's the real reason behind the Brexit vote

      "The problem with politics is that it has become so complicated that people cannot understand how political decisions are made. Especially at a European level where you have to combine the sensitivities of 27 different countries; in this group are workers, business owners; political decisions are very complicated and people don’t understand how these decisions are made.  So they start avoiding politics and start believing in simple solutions that the populists give to them that the EU is responsible for everything. So I wouldn’t narrow it to anti-EU sentiment but an anti-politics sentiment that is not only in Europe but in the United States also.  We see what success Donald Trump has had with the middle classes," Greek Journalist Paschos Mandravelis told Sputnik.

    • 18:11

      British decision to leave the EU won't affect Russia’s eonomic forecasts - Economic Minister

      he United Kingdom’s decision to part ways with the European Union will not impact Russia’s economic forecasts or privatization plans, Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukaev said Friday.

      "I do not see how it can affect [ministry forecasts]," Ulyukaev told reporters when asked to comment on the influence the Brexit referendum could have on the ministry’s macroeconomic forecasts, including on oil prices and capital outflows.

    • 18:02

      EU's door is not closed for UK staffers after Brexit vote

      European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday told the EU's British employees that their jobs were safe for now even after the historic decision by UK voters to exit the bloc, AFP reports.

      "I know that many of you are concerned about your future after this vote," Juncker said in a letter to Commission staff seen by AFP.

      "You left your national 'hats' at the door when you joined this institution and that door is not closing on you now," he added.

    • 17:52

      Domino effect after Brexit possible

      "It’s not just Britain, this is going to reverberate across the whole of Europe, other member states are going to demand referendums, demand freedom and democracy.  I think we are seeing the end, the death rows of the EU as we knew it and what I hope will emerge is essentially a European Free Trade area where you have independent, democratic, nation states operating and trading together," Roger Helmer from UK Independence Party told Sputnik.

      Two people hold an European Union and the castle of Hardelot, the cultural center of the Entente Cordiale (the colonial-era promise of cross-channel friendship between Britain and France)in Neufchatel-Hardelot, northern France.

      #Brexit May Trigger Similar Referendums in Other EU States

      The decision by UK citizens to leave the European Union may lead to similar votes being held in other members of the bloc, experts told RIA Novosti Friday.
      Read more
    • 17:49

      US Senator Ted Cruz calls on US to use Brexit as launchpad for free trade deal with UK

      "We should treat the ‘Brexit’ as an opportunity to forge a closer partnership with our historic friend and ally, including immediately starting negotiations for a targeted US-UK free trade agreement," Cruz stated.

      Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

      US Should Ensure Brexit Economic Uncertainty Not to Hurt Working Families

      According to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the US should make sure that the economic uncertainty created by the decision of the UK to exit the EU does not have an impact on the US.
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    • 17:30

      Decision to leave the EU has sent shock waves through Britain

      People hold Union Flags and the EU flag at a kiss chain event organised by pro-Europe 'remain' campaigners seeking to avoid a Brexit in the EU referendum in Parliament Square in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 19, 2016.

      Aftershocks of Brexit Referendum Results

      The decision by the majority of UK voters to support the country's exit from the European Union has sent shock waves through Britain itself and its relations with the international community.
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    • 17:27

      This is how people react to the Brexit vote

      Sherri is from Canada and has lived in London for five years:

      "I’m absolutely gutted. The sun may be shining but I’m not feeling this vitamin D. I’m on the verge of tears, emotions are high for everyone. At least my country has a good government. This is horrible – I’m gutted."

      Amanda Owens, is a leading sports psychologist:

      "It’s a bit of a shock – great for change – but I think there are long term and short term implications. I’m deeply shocked David Cameron has resigned. I think he’s been a great Prime Minister – very progressive, implementing lots of change. I think it’s a huge shame for this country that he’s stepped down and that we’ll have a new Prime Minister in October. I think change is good; however it’s unstable, economically and financially unstable globally. I think it is positive – but it’s been a shock."

    • 17:19

      Brexit decision to leave EU was not unexpected - British Labour Party politician

      Amswering the question was the British decision to leave the EU British Labour Party politician Nigel Griffiths told Sputnik:

      "I don’t think so because all the work I was doing in Labour constituencies showed that the groundswell of opinion was very much for Leave in England – not quite the same in Scotland – but still very strong Labour views that the future did not lie with our ties to Brussels."

      Speaking about David Cameron resignation by October Griffiths said:

      "I thought his position was untenable if he lost.  The truth is that he got 100% of what he negotiated with Brussels, which was nothing. That was very much seen through.  He put at the centre of his demands – immigration.  He was the one who raised the issue and fanned the flames of immigration by putting it at the centre of his demands."

    • 17:12

      Austrian FM Sebastian Kurz calls on EU to hold together amid Brexit 'shake-up'

      "I think, it has become clear that we need to hold together and work side by side for Europe to become stronger..... Britain has experienced a shake-up, which hit the whole Europe," Kurz told reporters.

      Postcards featuring the World War II British slogan Keep Calm and Carry On are seen outside a newsagents in London, on 24 June, 2016.

      EU Must Hold Together Amid Brexit 'Shake-Up' - Austrian FM Kurz

      The European Union must stick together more than ever and work side by side to become stronger amid the United Kingdom's decision to leave the bloc, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Friday.
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    • 17:10

      Mexico announces $1.69Bln budget cut amid Brexit

      Mexico’s government will cut budgetary spending by 31.7 billion pesos (some $1.69 billion) amid the shock experienced by the local and world economy by British voters' decision to leave the European Union, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Luis Videgaray Caso said Friday.

      "Mexico will react in the same manner as it did before by enhancing its macroeconomic basis, and carrying out responsible fiscal policy," he told reporters.

    • 16:59

      Hllary Clinton respects the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made

    • 16:55

      You're mistaken if you think that Brexit is all Britons are talking about today

      It seems Brexit is not major topic for all British citizens today. Social network users are actually celebrating National Cream Tea day.

    • 16:55

      Sarkozy calls on new EU treaty after Brexit vote

      Europe cannot function as before and has to rebuild after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday.

      "The European Union can no longer function as before. Its deep restructuring is urgent and had to be considered long ago. In this regard, I call on the EU heads of state and governments to decide to devise a new basic treaty, which will demonstrate our people that Europe is ready to take their destiny into their own hands," Sarkozy said in an address.

    • 16:39

      What will happen over the next 15, 20, 30 years is entirely dependent on the negotiations that Britain does with the EU

      "It’s a euphoric day, there’s no doubt about that, it’s a day that will be etched into history as defining the role that Britain takes with the rest of the world, not only over the next few years but also over the next decade and potentially the next century. It is definitely an historic day. What will happen over the next 15, 20, 30 years is entirely dependent on the negotiations that Britain does with the EU and how the trade agreements go. I think at the moment it is a sense of unease, it’s a sense of nervousness but at the same time there are a lot of people with a sense of joy as you can see, 50-odd per cent of people voted to leave the EU. The people have spoken and we do have a democracy in this country," Shehab Khan, a political journalist based in London, told Sputnik.

    • 16:32

      US respects British voters’ decision to leave EU - Obama

      "The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision," Obama stated.

    • 16:23

      Brexit gives Europeans their voice back - Deputy Head of Die Linke faction in the Bundestag

      “The vote shows the deep crisis of the EU. EU-politics during the last years have been reduced to turning the EU into a neoliberal, militarised and undemocratic venture – a policy for which Germany bears an essential responsibility,” Wolfgang Gehrcke, the deputy chairman of Die Linke faction in the Bundestag told Sputnik Friday.

      “On one hand the referendum in Great Britain is an answer to this policy. On the other hand it is a break which offers a historical chance: to give the people in Europe back their voice,” Gehrcke added.

    • 16:18

      US Fed Reserve prepared to provide dollar liquidity to ease global market pressure after Brexit vote

    • 16:14

      Brexit will have consequences for both Europe and Russia - Putin

      The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union will have consequences for both Europe and Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

      "[Brexit] will eventually have consequences for the United Kingdom, for Europe in general, and for us," Putin said in closing remarks at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan.

      Russian President Vladimir Putin

      Cameron's Claim That Russia is Interested in Brexit 'Groundless' - Putin

      Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the British prime minister's claim that Moscow is interested in Brexit is "groundless," adding that this statement was Cameron's attempt to influence the vote.
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    • 16:10

      Canada will continue building ties with UK - Trudeau

      "The UK and the EU are important strategic partners for Canada with whom we enjoy deep historical ties and common values," Trudeau stated. "We will continue to build relations with both parties as they forge a new relationship."

    • 16:03

      Fox News excludes UK from UN

      That awkward moment when Fox News works in hurry

    • 16:00

      G7 vows to continue cooperation on market moves after Brexit Vote

      G7 finance chiefs said in a statement they were monitoring market developments while recognising that excess volatility and disorderly moves in exchange rates can harm economic and financial stability.

      "We [...] respect the intention expressed today by the people of the United Kingdom to exit from the European Union," G7 finance leaders said after a conference call held hours after the British referendum.

    • 15:46

      IMF urges UK, EU to ensure smooth transition to new economic relationship

      The International Monetary Fund (IMF) urges the government of the United Kingdom and the European Union representatives to make sure the transition to new economic relations in the region is smooth, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a statement on Friday.

      A worker shelters from the rain as he passes the London Stock Exchange in the City of London at lunchtime

      Lagarde: UK, EU Should Ensure Smooth Transition to New Economic Reality

      The International Monetary Fund (IMF) urges the government of the United Kingdom and the European Union representatives to make sure the transition to new economic relations in the region is smooth, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a statement on Friday.
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    • 15:38

      Russia has never interferred, made any statements or attempted to affect Brexit issue - Putin

      Russian President Vladimir Putin

      Cameron's Claim That Russia is Interested in Brexit 'Groundless' - Putin

      Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the British prime minister's claim that Moscow is interested in Brexit is "groundless," adding that this statement was Cameron's attempt to influence the vote.
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    • 15:32

      Finally, the people of Britain had their voice heard - Belgian politician

      Commenting on the Berxit referendum results Tom Van Grieken, the NSV party's leader, told Sputnik:

      "It’s fantastic news ! Finally, the people of Britain had their voice heard […] they want they country back."

      "And other countries will follow […] yes there will be a domino effect I think, the first country we should keep an eye on is I think the Netherlands. There was a referendum a few months ago and the No vote won there. So I think if there is a following exit, I’ll put my money on NExit," he added.

    • 15:24

      Poland plans reform proposals in the EU after Brexit vote

      Poland plans reform proposals in the European Union after the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the 28-member bloc exposed divisions within the European project, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said Friday.

      "We need to build a strong community of sovereign nations. We cannot pretend that there are no crises in the EU, it led to Brexit, we cannot not reach conclusions out of this," Szydlo said as quoted by the Wirtualna Polska news outlet.

    • 15:12

      This is how social media users react to the Brexit referendum results

      British actor Rowan Atkinson, dressed as Mr Bean, sits on top of a Mini Cooper outside Buckingham Palace, London, to promote the 25th anniversary of Mr Bean, London, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

      Brexit Meme Mania Takes Over Social Media

      While Britain gets to grip with the reality that is "Brexit" and political shock waves reverberate around Westminster with speculation that Boris Johnson is waiting in the wings, Sputnik takes a look at social media's response to the UK leaving the European Union.
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    • 15:10

      US-UK relations remain unaffected, US House Speaker says

      The United States’ special relationship with its "indispensable ally" the United Kingdom remains unaffected after Britons voted in the majority to leave the European Union, US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday.

      "I respect the decision made by the people of the United Kingdom. The UK is an indispensable ally of the United States, and that special relationship is unaffected by this vote," Ryan said in a statement.

      A poster of the Union Flag hangs on the wall of a British-themed bar in New Delhi, India June 24, 2016.

      Special US-UK Relationship Unaffected by Brexit - House of Representatives

      The United States’ special relationship with its "indispensable ally" the United Kingdom remains unaffected after Britons voted in the majority to leave the European Union, US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday.
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    • 15:03

      Russian gov't will not revise 2016 average oil price forecast over Brexit - Deputy PM

      Russia will not revise its forecast of an average 2016 oil price of $40 after the Brexit referendum, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Friday.

    • 14:56

      Brexit is not a beginning of an end of the EU - European Commission Head Jean-Claude Juncker

      Answering that question from a reporter at a packed news conference in the EU executive's Brussels headquarters, Juncker replied simply, "No," Reuters reports. That drew applause from EU officials in the room as Juncker left after taking just two questions.

    • 14:53

      Russia is not celebrating Brexit, interested in strong Europe

      Russia is not celebrating the Untied Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union as Moscow is interested in a strong Europe, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department said Friday.

      An illuminated In or Out sign is pictured outside a house in Hangleton near Brighton in southern England, on June 23, 2016, as Britain holds a referendum on whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU)

      Russia Not Celebrating Brexit, Interested in Strong Europe - Ministry

      According to head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department, Russia is interested in a strong Europe and is not celebrating the UK's vote to leave the EU.
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    • 14:52

      Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel after Brexit

      Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel next week because of the cabinet official’s canceled trip to Moscow after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    • 14:44

      Russian PM says Moscow will analyze Brexit referendum results, make decisions in interests of Russian economy

      Moscow will analyze the results of the Brexit referendum and make decisions in the interests of the Russian economy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday.

      A screen shows the referendum result and market information at Thomson Reuters offices in London, Britain June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

      Russian PM Considers UK Referendum Results Important for Global Economy

      The results of the Brexit referendum are important not only for the United Kingdom, but also for the world economy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday.
      Read more
    • 14:31

      UN expects UK to keep its leadership in many areas

      The United Nations expects to continue closely cooperating with the European Union and the United Kingdom on a number of issues, including migration following the UK decision to leave the bloc, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement Friday.

    • 14:29

      This is how EU politicians react to Brexit referendum results

      Vote leave supporters wave Union flags, following the result of the EU referendum, outside Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.

      Top 15 Reactions of Politicians and Officials to Results of Brexit Vote

      On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union.
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    • 14:26

      Trump says EU breakup on its way

      US presidential nominee presumptive Donald Trump said Friday he believed that the European Union would break up amid the United Kingdom voting to leave the bloc.

      "Well, it looks like it’s on its way," Trump told a press conference in Scotland when asked whether he would support the European Union breaking up.

      Donald Trump has repeatedly talked tough on torture including waterboarding which simulates drowning.

      Trump Sees 'Big Parallel' Between UK Choosing to Leave EU, Situation in US

      US Presidential Hopeful Donald Trump said Friday that he sees a parallel between the United Kingdom's choice to leave the European Union and the situation in the United States.
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    • 14:10

      People's emotions

      Emma, 35- South Kensington:

      "I find it [the Leave’s triumph] suicidal. Our public services - NHS, transport - rely a lot on people coming from EU, who usually work much harder than Brits. We, London just can’t make it without those people...I’m so angry."

      ​​Roger, 45, East London:

      "Politicians have long been out of touch with people: we can't take more immigrants, we can't just accept the strain on our services, and we can't allow some guys [in Brussels] to decide how we run our country. For me, it was a no-brainer to vote out."

    • 13:57

      New vision is needed for a better Europe - Tsipras

      Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday Britain's decision to leave the European Union was symptomatic of a deeper malaise in Europe which needed to be urgently addressed.

      "The extreme choices of austerity that widened the inequality between countries of the north and south, fences and closed borders and the denial to share the burden of the debt and migrant crises had signaled an extended crisis in Europe," Tsipras said in televised comments to state TV.

    • 13:44

      Second Scottish Independence Referendum Highly Likely - Sturgeon

      "We said clearly we do not want to leave the EU. I will do all it takes to ensure these aspirations are realised... An independence referendum is highly likely," Sturgeon said, as quoted by the BBC.

      Nicola Sturgeon

      Second Scottish Independence Referendum Highly Likely - Sturgeon

      Another referendum on Scotland's independence is "highly likely," Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Friday after the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union.
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    • 13:41

      Germany deeply regrets results of UK referendum - Merkel

      Brexit is a blow to Europe and European unity process, Merkel told journalists.

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement in Berlin, Germany, June 24, 2016, after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum.

      Merkel Calls on Europe to Learn Lesson From Britain's Decision to Leave EU

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a speech after majority of Britons voted in a referendum in favor of leaving the EU. She called on Europe to learn a lesson from Brexit.
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    • 13:34

      Results of Brexit referendum show Scotland's aspirations to stay in EU

      Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Friday that the results of Brexit referendum in Scotland show the desire of the Scots to be part of the European Union.

      "While the overall result remains to be declared, the vote here makes clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union," Sturgeon said, as quoted by The Telegraph.

      A voter in Edinburgh, Scotland.

      Results of Brexit Referendum Show Scotland's Aspirations to Stay in EU

      Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Friday that the results of Brexit referendum in Scotland show the desire of the Scots to be part of the European Union.
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    • 13:24

      France regrets UK desicion to leave EU - Hollande

      "The British vote poses a grave test for Europe, which must show solidity and strength in its response to the economic and financial risks," Hollande said.

    • 13:18

      Britain must start exit process 'as soon as possible' - EU chiefs

      EU chiefs told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing British PM David Cameron said Friday he would leave the negotiations to his successor.

      "We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be," said a joint statement after Britons voted for a "Brexit".

      A British flag which was washed away by heavy rains the day before lies on the street in London, Britain, June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum.

      EU Leaders Say 'No Renegotiation' on UK Membership in EU After Brexit Vote

      The United Kingdom will not be able to renegotiate the terms of its membership in the European Union after a historic vote that saw its exit from the project, four EU leaders said in a joint statement Friday.
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    • 13:17

      Britain cannot turn out back on Europe - Boris Johnson

      "We cannot turn backs on Europe. We are part of Europe," Johnson said, adding that the United Kingdom would continue to be a great European power.

      "There is simply no need in the 21st century to be part of a federal system of government based in Brussels that is imitated nowhere else on Earth," Johnson added.

      "In voting to leave the EU it is vital to stress that there is now no need for haste and indeed as the Prime Minister has just said, nothing will change over the short term," he told reporters on Friday after Britons voted to leave the EU

      Vote Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson speaks at the group's headquarters in London, Britain June 24, 2016

      Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson's Statement After Britain Votes to Leave EU

      Former London Mayor Boris Johnson, one of the key supporters of the UK campaign to leave the European Union, said Friday after the Brexit vote that the Brits could not "turn backs" on Europe.
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    • 13:08

      France regrets UK Decision to leave EU

      France regrets the UK decision to leave the European Union and urges to preserve the European Union, while respecting the United Kingdom’s choice, French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault said Friday.

    • 13:04

      Spain wants Gibraltar under its control after Brexit vote

      Spain's acting Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said Friday Spain was closer to bringing Gibraltar under its control after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

      "Our formula... is British-Spanish co-sovereignty for a determined period of time, which after that time has elapsed, will head towards the restitution of Gibraltar to Spanish sovereignty," Spain's acting Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo told Spanish radio.

      "The Spanish flag is much closer to the Rock," he added.

      I vote Remain because I'm more in favor of love, peace and harmony than just splitting things up and not being very nice. Simple! - a voter in Edinburgh, Scotland.

      Brexit: Gibraltar Overwhelming Votes to Stay in EU

      As results of the Brexit referendum trickle in, Gibraltar is reporting 96% in favor of remaining within the EU, with only 4% in favor of leaving.
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    • 12:59

      EU leaders need to replace punitive policies with democratic dialogue after Brexit vote

      The outcome of the Brexit referendum showed that EU leaders need to abandon punitive policies in favor of democratic dialogue, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Friday.

      "The British referendum results confirmed our insistence on the need for a mandatory democratic discussion of the future of the European Union, with the aim of increasing its social functioning and democratizing its structures so that they work to serve the people of Europe and appear attractive for the union's member states," the minister said in a statement.

      "The European leaders' priority should be to abandon the punitive logic and the policy of ranger graves in order to cultivate a culture of democratic dialogue and consensus," the statement reads.

    • 12:54

      Euro area 'resilient' in Brexit aftermath

      "Following the outcome of the UK referendum, the European Central Bank (ECB) is closely monitoring financial markets and is in close contact with other central banks. The ECB has prepared for this contingency in close contact with the banks that it supervises and considers that the euro area banking system is resilient in terms of capital and liquidity," the ECB press release read.

    • 12:43

      Brexit vote is a "chance for a new beginning", German Vice Chancellor believes

      Germany's vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says the Brexit vote is a "chance for a new beginning" but that Europe must not return to business as usual.

      "The exit of the United Kingdom is a shrill wakeup call for European politics. Whoever doesn't listen or takes refuge in the usual rituals drives Europe into a wall," he told the Bild newspaper in an inetrview.

      "We don't need 'more Europe," but a 'different Europe,'" he added.

    • 12:38

      Former mayor of London Boris Johnson escaped from journalists after Brexit vote

      ​Former mayor of London Boris Johnson bypassed journalists outside his home in London, Friday, following the Electoral Commission's official announcement that the UK voted to leave the European Union

    • 12:36

      UK's Brexit decision means Sweden is losing key ally

      The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union means Sweden is about to lose one of its key partners in the bloc, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Friday.

      "The people of the UK had a great deal to gain by remaining in the EU. Sweden is losing an important partner in the EU," Lofven said in a statement published by the Swedish government.

    • 12:32

      Nigel Farage cannot guarantee National Health Service would receive promised additional funds

      UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage said Friday he could not guarantee the country's National Health Service would receive the additional funds previously promised by the Vote Leave campaigners despite their victory in the EU referendum in Britain.

      "I can't and I would never have made that claim — it was one of the mistakes that the Leave campaign made," Farage, who did not participate in the Vote Leave campaign, said in an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain.

      Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), makes a statement after Britain voted to leave on the European Union in London, Britain, June 24, 2016

      UK Vote Leave Camp's Vow to Divert EU-Assigned Funds to Health 'Mistake'

      UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage said Friday he could not guarantee the country's National Health Service would receive the additional funds previously promised by the Vote Leave campaigners despite their victory in the EU referendum in Britain.
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    • 12:17

      Donald Trump hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU

      "I think it's a great thing. I think it's a fantastic thing," he told reporters.

      A Vote Leave supporter holds up a Union flag outside Downing Street after Britain voted to leave on the European Union in London, Britain, June 24, 2016

      Trump: UK Nationals 'Took Control' of Country by Voting to Leave EU

      UK nationals took back their country by voting to leave the European Union, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Friday.
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    • 12:13

      Russian FM Lavrov said Brexit vote is UK's own business

      "This is an internal issue for the British people," Lavrov told reporters, asked to comment on the Brexit referendum.

    • 12:07

      Stoltenberg said Britain will remain NATO's 'strong ally' despite Brexit vote

      "The British people have decided to leave the European Union. As it defines the next chapter in its relationship with the EU, I know that the United Kingdom's position in NATO will remain unchanged," Stoltenberg said in a statement.

      "The UK will remain a strong and committed NATO ally and will continue to play its leading role in our alliance," he added.

      NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

      Stoltenberg: UK Position in NATO Unshaken by Brexit Referendum

      he United Kingdom remains a strong NATO ally and its position within the alliance will not be changed by its decision to leave the European Union, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday.
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    • 12:05

      Brexit will have no significant impact on Russia

      The decision of UK citizens to leave the European Union will not have a significant impact on Russia, Former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Friday.

      Vote leave supporters wear Union flags, following the result of the EU referendum, outside Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.

      Brexit to Have No Significant Impact on Russia - Ex-Finance Minister Kudrin

      Brexit is unlikely to have any significant impact on Russia, the country's former finance minister said.
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    • 12:04

      European Council President Tusk said block prepared for Britain's Secession

      European Council President Donald Tusk said the bloc is prepared for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom.

      European Council President Donald Tusk gestures as he briefs the media after Britain voted to leave the bloc, in Brussels, Belgium, June 24, 2016.

      Tusk: EU Ready for Britain's Secession

      European Council President Donald Tusk said the bloc is prepared for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom.
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    • 12:03

      Frexit next?

      Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front party, reiterated her demands Friday to hold a referendum on the country’s EU membership after UK nationals voted to leave the bloc.

      Marine Le Pen, France's far-right National Front political party leader, speaks during a news conference at the FN party headquarters in Nanterre near Paris after Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union, France, June 24, 2016.

      France's National Front Demands EU Referendum After UK's Brexit Vote

      Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front party, reiterated her demands Friday to hold a referendum on the country’s EU membership after UK nationals voted to leave the bloc.
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    • 12:00

      People reacts as Britain decided to leave EU

    • 11:58

      Britan will stay in NATO and will continue fight against Daesh

    • 11:57

      British PM Cameron announced resignation

      British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Friday that he would step down by October after the UK voted for the country's exit from the EU.

      Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016

      British PM Cameron Will Resign by October After Brexit Vote

      British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Friday that he would step down by October after the UK voted for the country's exit from the EU.
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    • 11:56

      Cameron’s statement after result announcement

    • 11:54

      Britons spurn EU membership

      The UK voted for the country's exit from the EU with 51.9 percent supporting the move, the Electoral Commission said Friday. According to Jenny Watson, the chief counting officer for the EU referendum, 17.4 million UK nationals voted for Brexit against 16.1 million in favor of staying in the European Union, while the turnout was 72.2 percent.

      A vote leave supporter holds a poster in Westminster, London, Britain June 24, 2016
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      A vote remain supporter walks past a vote leave supporter outside Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

      Britons Spurn EU as Leave Camp Gets Over 16,700,000 Votes in Referendum

      The UK voted for the country's exit from the EU with 51.9 percent supporting the move, the Electoral Commission said Friday. According to Jenny Watson, the chief counting officer for the EU referendum, 17.4 million UK nationals voted for Brexit against 16.1 million in favor of staying in the European Union, while the turnout was 72.2 percent.
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