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Brexit divorce must be 'quick': EU founding states
"It is not a good day for Britain and the European Union but we must go on," Juncker said. Photo: AFP

UPDATED: The EU's founding states said Saturday they want Britain to begin leaving the union "as soon as possible" as France urged a new British prime minister to take office quickly.

Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: analysts
It was Britain’s poorer and less-educated citizens who pushed it out of the European Union. Photo: AFP

The less-educated and poor felt threatened and unrepresented. Comparisons to Trump's rise in America.

French unions 'win right to march' after ban outrage
Photo: AFP

Unions claim they have been given the right to march on Thursday, after police had earlier announced a ban that sparked outrage from French politicians.

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Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?
George Cunningham warns that many Brits abroad will have missed the chance to vote.

Thousands of British voters abroad might find their vote in this week's crucial referendum is wasted, after many councils left sending out ballots until the last minute.

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VIDEO: Brits in Europe say why UK should stay
Photo: Jessica Jones/The Local

Why should Britain stay in the EU? Eight Brits living across Europe say why they think leaving would be a very bad idea.

'France's next president' calls for Brexit in Vienna
HC Strache, Marine Le Pen, Harald Vilimsky and guests from the European Parliament. Photo: FPÖ

The beer flowed and the oompah music boomed in Vienna on Friday as France's Marine Le Pen, boosted by the prospect of a "Brexit", fired up a rally of European far-right "patriots" in Austria.

France has more reason to leave EU than Britain: Le Pen
Photo: AFP

France has even more reason than Britain to leave the EU, far-right National Front head Marine Le Pen said Friday six days ahead of Britain's referendum, calling for a Europe "a la carte".

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Brexit: French minister says Britain has taken EU hostage
Photo: AFP

Britain's referendum on whether to leave the European Union marks the end of an era for a bloc that has lost its political direction, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said Friday.

Two French views on Brexit: Should the Brits stay or go?

It's not just Britain that's divided over whether it should leave the EU.

French president describes homosexuality as 'a choice'
Photo: Ian Langsdon/Pool/AFP

Hollande has been widely criticized for appearing to say sexual orientation was a "choice", in his reaction to the massacre in a Florida gay club. The president then corrected his gaffe.

Euro 2016
French leader unlikely to gain from successful Euro 2016
President Francois Hollande at the opening match of Euro 2016 on Friday night. Photo: AFP

President Francois Hollande must have been relieved by France's win at the opening match of Euro 2016 but even if the tournament goes smoothly, it is unlikely to change his dire ratings, analysts said.

VIDEO: France's economy minister pelted with eggs
Photo: AFP

Not the warmest of welcomes for France's Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron.

Will France's plain cigarette packs make smokers quit?
Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

The first plain cigarette packages will hit the shelves on Friday.

Hollande 'won't back down' on labour market reform
Photo: AFP

French President Francois has ruled out withdrawing the labour market reforms which have sparked street protests for weeks and led to a vote of no-confidence in the government.

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Brits: don't let bumbling councils steal your vote
A pro-EU campaigner hands out leaflets in London. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

If you're a Brit anxious to have your say in the EU referendum, don't let bumbling bureaucrats deprive you of your rights, says Laura Shields.

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