Boris Johnson wins backing from Gove for prime ministerial bid
Boris Johnson, one of the leaders of the successful "Leave" campaign in Britain's European Union membership referendum, has won the backing of a key colleague to replace David Cameron as prime minister, a newspaper reported. Justice minister Michael Gove called Johnson by telephone on Saturday to say he would back him for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, the Sunday Times said. Cameron announced on Friday that he would step down as prime minister by October after voters in the referendum took the historic decision to back the "Leave" campaign which was led by Johnson and Gove.
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'No need to write, David,' impatient EU tells Cameron
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain need not send a formal letter to the European Union to trigger a two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc, EU officials said, implying British Prime Minister David Cameron could start the process when he speaks at a summit on Tuesday. "'Triggering' ... could either be a letter to the president of the European Council or an official statement at a meeting of the European Council duly noted in the official records of the meeting," a spokesman for the council of EU leaders said.
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Germany's Merkel signals sober separation from EU 'partner' Britain
By John Irish and Andreas Rinke BERLIN/HERMANNSWERDER, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for clear-headed negotiations with "close partner" Britain over its departure from the European Union. Foreign ministers of the EU's six founding members had earlier said Britain should leave the bloc as soon as possible after Britons voted on Thursday to quit the 28-member bloc. "Britain will remain a close partner, with which we are linked economically," she said, adding that there was no hurry for Britain to invoke Article 50 of the EU treaty - the first step it must take to set in motion the exit process.
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Poll shows surge in support for independence in Scotland: paper
Nearly 60 percent of Scots now support Scottish independence after Britain voted to leave the European Union this week, according to an opinion poll reported by a newspaper on Saturday. The Sunday Post said 59 percent of respondents in the poll backed independence from the United Kingdom. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said earlier on Saturday that a fresh independence referendum was possible.
Iconic clubs feted in celebrity-filled Paris menswear shows
PARIS (AP) ? Actor Robert Pattinson took center stage at Dior Homme's menswear show in Paris that celebrated the styles of Britain's iconic retro club, The Hašienda ? against a theatrical fairground backdrop that had celebrity attendees gawping. Kenzo, too, paid homage to legendary retro clubs in a show dedicated to the flamboyant styles once worn at New York music venues.