Britain, Europe scramble to contain Brexit crisis

Britons cast aside warnings of isolation and economic disaster to vote 52 percent to 48 percent in favour of quitting the EU last weekBritish Prime Minister David Cameron will gather his cabinet Monday at the start of a crunch week for Europe’s leaders after the country’s shock vote to leave the EU, seeking to head off further turmoil. Finance minister George Osborne will also break his silence and try to reassure financial markets following the momentous Brexit vote, which has fuelled fears of a break-up of the United Kingdom with Scotland vying for independence. US Secretary of State John Kerry is due in London later in the day after a stop-off in Brussels, while the leaders of Germany, France and Italy will meet in Berlin.

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