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E.U. Leaders Divided Over How to Respond to ‘Brexit’ Vote

He said there would be no “secret negotiations” with British officials, urged Britain to clarify its intentions, and cautioned anti-European parties throughout the Continent against celebration. Continue reading the main story Mr. Juncker vowed that “the European dream will continue” and insisted that “this is not the time to turn inward.” The European Parliament adopted a nonbinding resolution that asks ...

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What Leaders Said Before ‘Brexit,’ and What They Say Now

Photo Boris Johnson campaigned last month in front of a bus emblazoned with a slogan that said money sent to the European Union each week could be used to fund the National Health Service. Credit Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Political leaders on both sides of the debate in Britain over whether to leave the European Union are now saying distinctly different ...

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The Interpreter: A Lesson From ‘Brexit’: On Immigration, Feelings Trump Facts

Many citizens, particularly those who have suffered under the economic pressures of globalization, express their anxiety over these changes by focusing on another form of change: foreigners in their midst. Halting immigration, even if the actual effect is to worsen their own economic situation, seems like a way of staving off those larger changes. Democratic governments have shown over and ...

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Britain Rattles Postwar Order and Its Place as Pillar of Stability

Photo A protest against the so-called Brexit in Parliament Square in London on Saturday. Credit Adam Ferguson The New York Times LONDON — Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union is already threatening to unravel a democratic bloc of nations that has coexisted peacefully together for decades. But it is also generating uncertainty about an even bigger issue: Is ...

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Britain Votes to Leave E.U.; Cameron Plans to Step Down

Economists had predicted that a vote to leave the bloc could do substantial damage to the British economy. Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England, sought to address those concerns on Friday, saying the bank had made extensive contingency plans and had taken “all the necessary steps” to prepare. Mr. Cameron had vowed before the vote to move ...

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A Tour of Falluja Reveals Grim Remnants of Life Under ISIS

Commanders said that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, built up its defenses on the city’s perimeter, and that once Iraqi forces punched through, they were able to move easily on the city center as many Islamic State fighters fled. “This is the Nazal area, the most difficult area for the Americans in the first war,” said ...

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