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Britain Stuns World by Voting to Leave the European Union

HeadlineJun 24, 2016

Britain has stunned the world by voting to leave the European Union, becoming the first major country to leave the bloc in EU history. British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation after leading the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union. He’ll step down in October. The Guardian calls the decision a “turning point in British history to rank alongside the two world wars of the 20th century.” Financial markets plunged after the news, with the value of the British pound dropping to the lowest level against the dollar since 1985. We’ll have more on this historic vote after headlines.

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