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Obama: EU and Britain both 'indispensable partners' SAN FRANCISCO: President Barack Obama, who had warned against Britain quitting the European Union, said Friday that Washington would respect the British voters' decision to do just that.The US leader said Britain and the European Union would both remain "indispensable partners" of the United States and that the "special relationship" with London would endure."The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision," Obama said, in a statement from his White House office echoed by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.But, in a nod to Washington's frustration that its ally has been unwilling to back a European project seen as a cornerstone of Western power, Obama also paid tribute to the EU."The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring, and the United Kingdom's membership in NATO remains a vital cornerstone of US foreign, security, and economic policy," he said."So too is our ...

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UN's Ban expects EU to remain solid partner despite Brexit UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he expects the European Union to remain a solid partner for the United Nations after Britain's decision to leave the bloc."The Secretary-General expects the European Union to continue to be a solid partner for the United Nations on development and humanitarian issues, as well as peace and security, including migration," Ban said in a statement.Ban also expressed hope that Britain will keep exercising what he called ...

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Obama briefed after Britain votes to leave EU SAN FRANCISCO: US 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 a.m. PDT (1:45 p.m. ET/1745 GMT), was dining out at an upscale restaurant with a small group of top venture capitalists ...

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Donald Trump says Britons 'took back control of their country' TURNBERRY: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump thrust himself into the heart of Britain's internal struggle on Friday, saying Britons had retaken control of their country by voting to leave the European Union.In Scotland to reopen a golf resort, the wealthy New York businessman stopped to take questions from reporters after arriving in his signature helicopter at Turnberry near his clubhouse resort, a Scottish flag blowing in the wind. Asked about Thursday's down-to-the-wire British vote, ...

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Obama expected to speak to Cameron after Brexit vote WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama is expected to speak to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the White House said."The President has been briefed on the incoming returns in the UK referendum, and he will continue to be updated by his team as the situation warrants," the White House said in a statement."We expect the President will have an opportunity to speak to Prime Minister Cameron ...

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Trump will not use donations to repay $50mn in campaign loans WASHINGTON: Republican Donald Trump has forgiven nearly $50 million in loans he made to fund his presidential bid, he said on Thursday, signaling to donors that future contributions will be used to fight Democrat Hillary Clinton and not to repay himself.The announcement that Trump will not seek repayment of the loans via contributions came amid concerns from his backers that he does not have enough money to fund his campaign for the Nov. 8 general ...

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Supreme Court immigration ruling 'heartbreaking' for millions: Obama WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned the Supreme Court's ruling blocking his bid to change immigration policy as "heartbreaking" and urged Americans not to fear the millions of people who want to make their lives in the United States."The fact that the Supreme Court wasn't able to issue a decision today doesn't just set the system back further -- it takes us further from the country that we aspire to be," Obama told reporters. ...